Lori Friedman

Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3224
lof214@lehigh.edu

Lori Friedman is Director of Media Relations in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. In addition to leading media outreach at Lehigh, she often writes feature stories for the university's online news sites and print publications.

With more than ten years of experience in nonprofit and advocacy communications, Friedman is proud of the work she has done to advance causes related to healthcare, education, science, environmental preservation and social justice. Her media relations and digital communications efforts have been recognized with awards from leading PR industry groups Bulldog Reporter and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

She holds a Masters of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.

130,000 Years of Data Show Peatlands Store Carbon Long-Term

First study of the extent of global peatland and carbon storage over the last 130,000 years fills in key knowledge gap, affirms peatlands’ effectiveness as a long-term carbon storage mechanism over a long timescale

Electrically-Heated Silicate Glass Appears to Defy Joule’s First Law

Experiments show electric field can modify silicate glass, causing parts to melt while remaining solid elsewhere; discovery suggests heat in glass could be produced on a very fine scale, could point to performance challenges for devices where glass is used, or could be employed for superior molding and shaping with much less energy

Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric, could power next-generation communication systems

For the first time, a team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems.

Study finds women and men are equally effective at wage-labor negotiations

First study to look at gender differences in trustworthiness and perceptions of benevolence in the context of hierarchical negotiations, such as wage-labor agreements, finds that women and men reach very similar negotiations outcomes in a neutral setting.

Filmmaker Mira Nair Finds Freedom in Exile

'The Films of Mira Nair: Diaspora Vérité,' a new book by Professor Amardeep Singh, is the first to offer an overview of the Indian-American film director’s body of work.  

Lehigh Pioneering Student-Centered, 'Use-Inspired' Approach to Graduate Education

With recent NSF support, Lehigh science, engineering and education faculty will develop a new approach to graduate education centered around a stronger collaboration between academia and industry than the traditional method.

A Step Closer to 'Design on Demand' Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

Professor Kelly Schultz presents new research on cross-linked polymer interactions’ impact on gel structure, which could improve tailoring of implantable scaffolds to regrow tissue.

Nature Reveals a New Shape: the Scutoid

Javier Buceta and a team of international researchers reveal a new geometric shape used by nature to pack cells efficiently.

Frankenreads Breathes New Life into "Frankenstein" this Halloween

Lehigh University and the Bethlehem Area Public Library will co-host numerous events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein."  

Nuclear Fusion: Wrestling with Burning Questions on the Control of 'Burning Plasmas'

Professor Eugenio Schuster has recently been named ITER Scientist Fellow in the area of Plasma Control. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) promises to be the first nuclear-fusion reactor to produce net energy.  

 

Fruit Fly Protein has Protective Effect on Neurons Lost in Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers discover that Scarlet protein in fruit flies has protective effect on neurons lost in Parkinson’s sufferers.

What's Your Data Privacy Style?

Professor Eric P. S. Baumer’s new NSF-funded study will examine data privacy styles with an eye toward understanding how to design human-centered technology to support various user approaches to data privacy. 

Peat Expansion in the Arctic Tundra Could Play a Role in Cooling a Warming Planet

The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor Zicheng Yu a grant to study the rapidly changing Arctic and track the dynamics of peatlands as part of one of its ten “Big Ideas” for scientists to tackle.

Xiaoji Xu Named Recipient of Prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award

Xu is one of ten nationwide to be named a Young Investigator in 2018 by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Penetrating a Cell’s Nucleus for More Accurate Cancer Screening

Lehigh engineers awarded NSF grant to explore use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device.

Study Reveals the Scutoid, a New Geometric Shape Used by Nature to Pack Cells Efficiently

The study, the result of a United States-European Union collaboration including the team of Lehigh professor Javier Buceta, could lead to advancements in tissue engineering.

How Do Word Senses Evolve?

Research about algorithms developed in human language could support natural-language processing in artificial intelligence. 

Study Reveals Socioeconomic Inequities in Facebook Use

Professor Eric Baumer’s study shows Facebook users are more likely to be older, female, higher-income earners, married and ideologically liberal; study also reveals socioeconomic inequalities in Facebook use and non-use.

 

Electrochemically-produced Ammonia Could Revolutionize Food Production, Researchers Say

Professor Steven McIntosh receives NSF grant to find sustainable method of producing ammonia.

Immunotherapy for Deadly Bacteria Shows Early Promise

Researchers design a compound that triggers an immunological response to Gram-negative bacteria.