In Memoriam: Jerzy A. Owczarek, MechE professor emeritus

Accomplished teacher, researcher authored textbooks on fluid mechanics and gas dynamics; discovered important phenomenon of reflecting pressure pulses between turbomachinery blades

Jerzy A. Owczarek, 94, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and mechanics, passed away January 11, 2021, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He had recently celebrated 61 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Elisa Mercedes (Basoli) Owczarek, who survives him.

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Lehigh announces partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Lehigh has established a new partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) that will facilitate academic and student exchanges, as Lehigh continues its efforts to expand international opportunities for faculty and students. 

Lehigh Provost Nathan Urban, senior vice president for academic affairs, and Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, director of IIT Bombay, signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Student and Scholars Exchange Program Agreement on Thursday, Dec. 17, in a virtual gathering of leaders from the two institutions. 

Apply now: Creative Inquiry's Sustainable Happiness Institute

Students will practice design thinking and systems thinking—while exploring purpose and happiness—through a series of interdisciplinary team-based projects in new, three-week program in January

Creative Inquiry at Lehigh is launching a new program open to all students called the Sustainable Happiness Institute (SHI). The SHI is a three-week “hands-on, hearts-on” adventure that challenges students to imagine, conceptualize, and pursue practical actions toward alternative happy futures.

In memoriam: Peter Y. Bryan

Peter Y. Bryan, 56, manager of computer and information technology at Lehigh’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, passed away November 10. 
Peter was a civil engineering alum (Class of 1988) and had a fruitful 32-year career at the university, working closely with ATLSS director Richard Sause and many other faculty members and staff. Peter was also beloved by students, past and present.