AAD Hammerschlag Design Series Lecture: Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 6:00pm

The Art, Architecture and Design department of Lehigh University proudly present the fourth lecture in the Hammerschlag Design Series Lectures.   The Hammerschlag lectures are open to Lehigh university students, faculty, staff and the public.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:00 p.m. Chandler-Ullmann Hall-Room 230
Jenny Sabin: Between Architecture & Science: Elasticity and Networks


Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is Assistant Professor in the area of Design and Emerging Technologies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. She is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio based in Philadelphia and Director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization and digital fabrication. Sabin’s clients and funders include companies and foundations such as Nike Inc., the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Exploratorium and the Frac Centre. She is co-founder of LabStudio, a hybrid research and design network, together with Peter Lloyd Jones. Sabin holds degrees in ceramics and interdisciplinary visual art from the University of Washington and a master of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where was awarded the AIA Henry Adams first prize medal and the Arthur Spayd Brooke gold medal for distinguished work in architectural design, 2005. Sabin was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts 2010 and was named a USA Knight Fellow in Architecture, 1 of 50 artists and designers awarded nationally by US Artists. She was recently awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by the Architectural League of New York.

Future Lectures and Workshops in the Hammerschlag Design Series include:
11/13/14 – Richard Kroeker of Richard Kroeker Design: “Time and Material”
12/04/14 – Alex Hammerschlag of Paratus: “Concrete: Discovery through Process”

For further information please contact Terri Ball-Nicholas (tlb311) or Professor Anthony Viscardi (av03).

November 4th Notations Speaker, L. Lamar Wilson cancelled.

Zoellner Arts Center’s Notations Series Cancellation;
Poet L. Lamar Wilson Withdraws From November 4, 2014 Lecture

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University’s speaker series—Notations had to cancel the event on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm with poet L. Lamar Wilson due to an unforeseen conflict with his schedule on. This event will not be rescheduled.

There are two speakers left on the Notations series; Leland Gantt’s Rhapsody in Black on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 pm. Gantt’s appearance is free, open to the public. The last speaker of the 2014-2015 season is US Poet Laureate Billy Collins on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm. Collins’ appearance is $10 for the general public and free to all students.

These lectures are presented in collaboration with the Ann Neitzel Endowment Fund for Poetry and Creative Writing with additional support from the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries, Visiting Lecturers Committee and the Lehigh University Creative Writing Program. This partnership is another way that Zoellner Arts Center, with the support of its sponsors, is able to offer free educational opportunities to the community.

CAS Undergraduate Research Grants – Applications due Nov 21st


Research will be conducted in accordance with procedures and safeguards normally associated with work in the discipline. Faculty supervisors, as part of the normal pedagogical relationship, will provide guidance on university and professional standards, regulations, and policies.
Undergraduate Research involving International Travel:
Should your proposal involve international travel, please include the ~$50 registration fee administered by the Office of International Affairs/Study Abroad (OIA) as part of your budget. This registration enrolls you in the Lehigh University Student International Services and Insurance Program.
No grant that includes international travel will be approved unless the proposal, and further required documentation, has been reviewed by the Director of OIA, who may seek guidance from the International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC). Neither the Director of OIA nor ITAC is equipped with the resources to evaluate third party organizations and partners, the quality and safety of at site logistics and arrangements, or the general viability/workability of programs and conditions at site. Once you are notified of your award, you must contact Jodeen Gemmel (jmg208@Lehigh.edu) in OIA.  Fall awardees need to contact OIA by November 15th and Spring awardees by March 20th to arrange a review of your proposed plan for final grant approval.
Students who plan to use laboratory animals or human subjects in their research must also include a description of appropriate safeguards. Faculty advisors will assist with guidelines that can be found on the web page of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Proposal Deadlines for Winter and Spring 2015 Projects: November 21, 2014.

Question? E-mail: incasugd@lehigh.edu
Link here for more details and direct contact information.


Libraries Student Research Grant

Libraries Student Research PrizeThe Libraries Student Research Prize recognizes undergraduate student research papers or projects that show excellence in library research, mastery of subject, and strong written communication skills. In addition to recognition at Lehigh, the Prize includes a monetary award of up to $1,000. It is awarded annually. Submissions are accepted between November and January, and the award recipient(s) are announced in March.

Why Should You Apply?

You’ve worked hard to produce an exceptional paper — be recognized for your efforts! Winners of the Libraries Student Research Prize will enjoy the following benefits:

  • University-wide recognition, including a feature in the university news and a reception for library prize winners.
  • Because winning the Library Prize demonstrates that you possess exceptional writing and research skills, it will strengthen your resume or graduate school application.
  • The Prize includes a generous monetary award — up to $1,000. The amount of the monetary award is determined by the selection committee and is based on the number of prize winners and the quality of the project or paper.

To be eligible:
-Must be/have been a full-time undergraduate student at the time the project is completed.
-The paper/project must be completed in 2014 as part of a Lehigh course assignment.
-Group or collaborative projects are not eligible.
-Student must agree to contribute the paper/project to the library archive.
-Student must be available to attend a reception in the spring of 2015 (exception: December grads and study abroad students).
-Presidential scholars, fifth year seniors, and senior theses are not eligible for the award.
-The project must include works cited/reference list (e.g., not just footnotes).
-Research papers/projects should be 10-30 pages not including the bibliography.

Find out more at this link.

Scenes from Lehigh’s Open House

Lehigh’s Senior Open House was today, allowing prospective students and their families the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and current students from all areas of the university.

The day started with a light breakfast and Campus Life Fair where students and families learned more about support services, clubs and other campus services. Breakout sessions for each individual college provided visitors with information on the first year experience, curriculum across four years, and placement after graduation. The Directors of Admissions and Financial Aid, Bruce Bunnick and Jennifer Mertz, offered tips on the admissions and financial aid process. Panelists and tour guides shared the Lehigh experience from the student’s point of view. Lastly, students and their families had the opportunity to speak with faculty members from Lehigh’s various special academic programs.

Here’s a quick gallery of images from the day:


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“CRAFTED MODERN: 15 Years OF Making” – Hammerschlag Design Series continues

(posted from Art Architecture and Design (AAD) Department)

64244_650717491711205_5980157497115919412_nHammerschlag Design Series – Lecture
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 p.m. Chandler-Ullmann Hall-Room 230
Lehigh Alumni – Andrew Kotchen ’94 & Matthew Berman ’94 present:
“CRAFTED MODERN: 15 Years OF Making”

In 2014, workshop/apd celebrates 15 years as a thriving design practice. Since founding the firm, partners Andrew Kotchen & Matthew Berman have built an enviable roster of work that runs the gamut from sleek urban lofts to luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments to attention-grabbing restaurants, and inventive affordable housing for Hurricane Katrina victims to reinvigorated urban landmarks like the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Through these wildly varied projects, we have earned recognition for our ability to solve a variety of present-day design challenges with a timeless aesthetic.

For us, “crafted modern” is the idea that materials – any material – have a worked quality to them, whether the work is done by hand (layers of encaustic or Venetian plaster), or machine (computer milled Corian or water-jet-cut steel), or even by time and weather (the patina of aged wood). We like things that have been transformed and that continue to change over time and we celebrate the subtle variations that result. We believe that things are beautiful because of their imperfections, adding to the character and decorative quality – the knots of a floorboard, the slump of a silk curtain, or the oil marks on a sheet of hot-rolled steel. We like things that invite investigation – materials, textures, processes that say, “do touch.” (And we believe you can “touch” things with your eyes as well as with your hands.) This is the essence of “craft.” For us, “modern” implies a new or unexpected way of designing with these elements. Whether a building façade, a doorway, a handrail, or a light fixture, we strive to create memorable moments in every project.

Wherever possible, we seek out seasoned artisans, craftsmen, and tradespeople to collaborate with us. We celebrate their skills and technical abilities and recognize that their contributions make a tangible difference in every project. Whenever we can, we source local or indigenous materials and repurpose discarded elements, transforming overlooked objects into something unexpected and meaningful. We hope that our ability to merge processes and techniques from the past with 21st-century ingenuity will result in a lasting legacy.

Lehigh University Jazz Repertory Concert – Saturday, 10/18th 8pm

10690344_10153200326793765_7699280811509477479_nLehigh University Music Department presents its annual jazz performance dedicated to Big Band music with the Lehigh University Jazz Repertory Orchestra on Saturday, October 18 at 8 pm at Baker Hall. Tickets are $15. Admission is free to Lehigh University students with ID. WDIY is the 2014-2015 Lehigh University Music Department media sponsor.

In Tribute to the Swing Era, the Lehigh University Jazz Repertory Orchestra salutes greats like Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Claude Thornhill, Charlie Barnet and Benny Goodman. The orchestra is dedicated to the recreation of classics, as well as the creation of new jazz, funk and Latin music. The band is composed of Lehigh University jazz faculty and studio musicians performing under the guidance of director Warfield.

Bill Warfield has a site on Reverb Nation where you can hear some great tracks from this group. Check them out here.

A Lehigh University jazz student group will be playing in the lobby before the concert at 7:00 pm.

Director Bill Warfield is a full-time faculty member of the Lehigh University Music Department. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he won the Maynard Ferguson Scholarship, the William H. Borden Award for outstanding accomplishment in Jazz/Commercial Music, and the Carmine Caruso Award for Outstanding Trumpet Performance. Warfield has distinguished himself as a successful musician, performing with such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Mel Torme, David Sanborn, Lew Soloff, Mel Lewis, David Liebman and Sonny Stitt. Warfield is a successful bandleader and composer and his own band (the Bill Warfield Big Band) has performed at Birdland, The Blue Note, and The Cutting Room in New York City. Warfield was recently included in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz compiled by Ira Gitler and Leonard Feather.

For tickets, call 610-758-2787 (7LU-ARTS), visit Zoellner Ticket Services Tues.12-6pm, Wed.- Fri. 12-5pm, or Sat. 11am-1pm, and 90 minutes before curtain ticketed events or order online at www.zoellnerartscenter.org.  Senior, student, group and LVAIC discounts are available.