In the News: Chemical & Engineering News (PDF)
President Gast discusses her role as a U.S. Science Envoy
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to deliver commencement address
The well-known TV host and comedian is known for an innate ability to make science accessible.
President Gast appears on WDIY - Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio
Sally Handlon, host of WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse, interviews Alice P. Gast about the university and its path to the future.
President Gast discusses innovation with Corning's CEO
President Alice P. Gast joined University trustee and Corning, Inc. CEO Wendell Weeks ’81 at a public forum in mid-April, where Weeks shared personal insights and career advice.
In the News: The Singapore Straits Times (PDF)
President Alice P. Gast discusses the value foreign students bring to a university.
Lehigh reflects on King’s legacy
Faculty, staff and students gathered to discuss what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work mean today.
Gast joins public, private leaders in bold plan to spur manufacturing
Lehigh's president advocated K-16 STEM education and international experiences as keys to competitive workforce.
Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi will deliver 2012 address
The 1962 Lehigh University alumnus was a driving force behind Saudi Arabia’s first co-educational graduate research university.
Lehigh alum Lee Iacocca creates international internship program
Supporters are challenged to match $5 million gift.
Gast travels to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
In her role as a U.S. science envoy, Lehigh President Alice P. Gast will seek to strengthen science and education ties.
Gast urges student scholars to "see the world from all angles"
Juniors and seniors were honored for outstanding academic achievement at Lehigh's 32nd Honors Convocation.
Master plans and grand challenges discussed at Town Hall
Students, faculty and staff receive an update on research, sustainability, campus climate and facilities.
In the News: Gast on science and law enforcement
Lehigh President Alice P. Gast is quoted in an NPR report on the difficulty of using science in the courtroom.
Gast travels to Azerbaijan as U.S. science envoy
She will identify areas for cooperation on energy, information technology, public-private partnerships and education.
Gast speaks on recent anthrax panel and on the uncertainty of science
In this podcast for EarthSky, President Gast discusses the results of the recent anthrax investigation and explains why science is not absolute.
Anthrax panel led by President Gast releases report
Scientific evidence is consistent with the FBI's conclusions, but not as definitive as stated, the panel found.
Lehigh Board of Trustees reappoints President Alice P. Gast
A distinguished scholar and researcher, Lehigh's 13th president has been reappointed to a second five-year term through 2016.
President Gast named to prestigious U.S. State Department post
Lehigh’s president is one of three new U.S. science envoys in a one-year-old program aimed at enhancing global collaboration.
President Gast Speaks at CASE on Leadership
President Gast honored by the University of Western Ontario
Lehigh President Alice P. Gast was among 10 individuals who received an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario at this year’s 295th convocation. Gast also spoke to the graduates at the ceremony.
Read Western Ontario's coverage of the speech
Alan Snyder named new vice president and associate provost for research and graduate studies
President Gast joins with Lehigh faculty, staff and students in discussing the importance of Earth Day
Changing Students' Lives (PDF)
In an interview in Leaders Magazine, President Alice P. Gast offered views on the university's leadership initiative, its culture of service, the expansion of the international student body and unique learning opportunities at Lehigh.
Gast shares educational expertise at prestigious international forums
President Alice P. Gast most recently participated in a panel discussion on the global economic crisis and higher education at the Lord Dearing Memorial Conference in England.
Elie Wiesel to deliver commencement address for Class of 2010
Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel, the prolific author described as a “messenger to mankind” by the Nobel Peace Prize committee, will deliver the address at Lehigh's 142nd commencement ceremony on Monday, May 24th.
Nominations open for university awards
Nominations for staff and faculty awards will be accepted Dec. 14 to Feb. 17. Winners will be recognized May 5 at annual appreciation dinner.
Committee begins search for top research officer
The committee is seeking nominations for the university’s vice president and associate provost for research and graduate studies.
Patrick Farrell named provost and vice president for academic affairs
The former provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will join Lehigh on July 24.
Council for Equity and Community launches new Web site
Among the many features on the site are specifics about CEC activities and news about diversity-related initiatives across campus.
President Gast signs pledge to protect and improve the environment
The signing of the Lehigh University Climate Commitment was part of a full slate of Earth Week activities on campus.
President Gast addresses campus community
The April 7 town hall meeting focused on the current economic climate and the university’s new Strategic Plan.
Lehigh Environmental Advisory Group (LEAG) announces first electronic newsletter
Founder’s Day celebrates Lehigh’s past, present, future
The Oct. 16 ceremony honored today's Lehigh leaders who continue founder Asa Packer's commitment to quality education.
Lehigh STEPS up to global challenges
President Alice P. Gast said STEPS will address issues such as making solar energy economical and providing access to clean water to everyone.
A Letter to the Brown and White from Alice P. Gast on the Amethyst Initiative
The following letter to the campus community by Lehigh President Alice P. Gast appeared in the September 29, 2008 issue of the Brown and White.
Provost search committee announced
The committee is seeking nominations for the university’s chief academic officer.
Groundbreaking for STEPS facility slated for early August
With an estimated total cost of $62.1 million, the STEPS facility is the largest undertaking of its kind in the school’s 143-year history.
Lehigh's Health Care Initiative core group formed, ready to begin setting goals and priorities
The Health Care Initiative core group comprises a dozen faculty members from across Lehigh's four colleges.
Lehigh Board of Trustees forms subcommittee on diversity
Ralph Albert Thomas '76 will chair the subcommittee charged with recommending specific actions to achieve a more diverse Lehigh.
New campus group will lead Lehigh's campus environmental actions
President Alice P. Gast appoints a group of faculty, staff and students to set priorities for environmentally responsible changes for the university.
Council for Equity and Community will begin work of making Lehigh University a true reflection of social diversity
CEC comprises 14 members of the campus community who have demonstrated commitment to diversity through research, teaching, work or service.
New members of Lehigh's Ombuds' Office appointed
The services offered by the Office of the Ombudpersons are available free to all Lehigh faculty, staff and students.
National Research Council calls for open exchange of research
Lehigh President Alice P. Gast co-chaired the committee that examined issues surrounding science and national security.
Gast tells Class of 2011: "Now is your chance to explore"
At the Aug. 26 convocation, this year’s first-year class officially became members of the Lehigh family.
Inauguration initiatives move forward
The first in a series of updates on the new initiatives President Gast announced at her inauguration.
President Gast's inauguration set for April
Three days of events will include an academic research symposium, the formal inaugural ceremony, and a community-based Family Day of Service.
Call for nominations goes out for commencement
Nominations for the 2007 commencement speaker will be accepted through Dec. 18. In future years, the process will be expanded to 18 months.
A perfect fit
Each step in Alice P. Gast's distinguished academic career has prepared her for the new role she assumed in August: Lehigh's 13th president.
Gast advises Class of 2010: "Find out what you love to do and do it"
At weekend events, new Lehigh President Alice P. Gast led students in some of the university’s most cherished traditions.
Convocation Address by Lehigh President Alice P. Gast
Share the heavy lifting
Hundreds of Lehigh volunteers—including president Alice P. Gast—lent a helping hand as arriving students moved in Aug. 24.
Gast praises "devotion and dedication" of Lehigh family
Alice P. Gast, Lehigh's 13th president, took time in her busy first week to meet faculty and staff at the annual picnic.
MIT's Alice Gast named Lehigh president
Alice Gast: "I greatly admire Lehigh's dedication to the whole student"
Here is the text of remarks delivered by Alice P. Gast on May 9, 2006 regarding her appointment as Lehigh’s 13th president.
What others are saying
The following is a sampling of the reaction to the announcement that MIT’s Alice P. Gast will be Lehigh University’s next president.