Key players to tackle topic of ‘value’ in healthcare

The concept of “value” is pretty straightforward if you’re talking about, say, a used car.

But in a healthcare context, it’s a buzzword that means a lot of things to a lot of different people.

Patients might define value in terms of out-of-pocket costs. Doctors may view it in terms of reimbursement rates and treatment success. Insurers often take metrics like member satisfaction and long-term outcomes into account. And employers want to see workers present and productive as a result of their investment in benefits.

ISE celebrates a year of accomplishments

Lehigh’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department celebrated an academic year full of accomplishments at its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

ISE Department Chair Luis Nunes Vicente presented Stacey Cunningham ‘96, current president of the New York Stock Exchange, with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Industry. Ms. Cunningham also presented the Spencer C. Schantz Distinguished Lecture earlier that day.

Other awards presented included:

Rossin Awards honor excellence across Lehigh's engineering college

On April 25, members of the Lehigh Engineering community gathered at Building C for the second annual Rossin College Awards Ceremony. 

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“This is a great chance to recognize what our faculty, staff, and students do for the college and for the university,” said Steve DeWeerth, professor and dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. “It’s wonderful to be doing this for a second year.”

$5 million gift transforming residential life and learning

With a $5 million gift to elevate the student experience, Julie ’20P ’21P and Jordan Hitch ’88 ’20P ’21P are providing for future generations of Lehigh scholars by being the first to support the New Residential Houses project—a dynamic new cluster of six residences being built west of the Clayton University Center at Packer Hall. Hitch House and two other houses will be available to students starting Fall 2020.

2019 Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Competition announced

Through a generous gift from the Van Hoesen family, we are pleased to announce the fifth annual Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Competition. The competition is open to all Lehigh ISE department students. The 2019 Selection Committee is comprised of Professors Ralphs (Committee Chair), Takáč, and Scheinberg. 


1. The contest is limited to students enrolled in the ISE department this semester (Spring 2019).

Remembering a visionary in computer science, AI

Donald Hillman, an emeritus professor of computer science at Lehigh and a pioneer in artificial intelligence, died in October 2018. He was 86.

Born in London, England, in 1931, he had survived the Blitz on London, enduring five months of nightly air raids by the Nazis. He spoke four languages, shook Winston Churchill’s hand, painted, drew and cooked like a pro. He played the guitar and was a master at the piano. He fought in the Korean War and was commissioned as a Captain upon his discharge.