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.

Excerpts from Gloria Naylor’s Unfinished Manuscript 'Sapphira Wade' Published for the First Time

The largely unknown manuscript is a draft of the opening chapter of a prequel to Naylor’s critically acclaimed novel Mama Day.

Mapping the Energy Transport Mechanism of Chalcogenide Perovskite for Solar Energy Use

Lehigh engineers  have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its 'tunability'―important for its potential use in solar energy generation.

Study: More Women, Minorities in STEM? Address Social Oppression in the Classroom

Community college program proves effective in strengthening entrepreneurial and STEM skills of students―largely women, minorities and immigrants.

Muzhe Yang: How Airplane Noise Affects Fetal Health

Yang examines the unintended consequences of an air traffic modernization project on babies’ birth weight.

Bioethics: Not in Gotham Anymore

Lehigh neuroscientist Ann E. Fink uses comic-book form to explore the bioethics of treating a torturer’s PTSD. 

A Superglue Inspired by Snail Mucus

Anand Jagota and fellow scientists have created a reversible superglue-like material.

Neural Network Technique Identifies Mechanisms of Ferroelectric Switching

Joshua Agar’s AI technique has allowed him and his team to identify and visualize geometrically driven differences in ferroelectric domain switching, an important advancement for next-generation computing.

Lehigh and Lehigh Valley Public Media Announce Radio Partnership

Collaboration will enhance student educational experience while continuing WLVR’s student-driven music programming.

New Biofabrication Method Creates One Scaffold to Guide Regeneration of Multiple Tissues

Lesley Chow and her team present a new 3D printing platform to fabricate multi-component scaffolds that “steal from nature” to engineer tissues organized like native tissues.

Team Discovers Polymorph Selection During Crystal Growth Can Be Thermodynamically Driven

Studying colloidal crystallization, Lehigh scientists show that kinetic effects may be unable to fully explain the appearance of structural transformations and that surface thermodynamics can be critical for driving transformations between crystal structures.

Not in Gotham Anymore: Bioethics of Treating a Torturer’s PTSD Explored in Comic-Book Form

In her comic-book paper, Lehigh neuroscientist and artist Ann E. Fink explores the true tale of a psychiatrist and his traumatized patient, and argues that healing trauma entails obligations to society.

Songbirds of the Same Smell Tend to Gel

Do birds have a sense of smell? According to new research from Amber Rice, chickadees do, and odor might play a role in mate selection among naturally hybridizing songbirds.

Promising New Solar-Powered Path to Hydrogen Fuel Production

A team at Lehigh is the first to use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and abundantly.

Rise of the Robots: Coming to a First-Year Intro to Journalism Class Near You

At the World Journalism Education Conference in Paris, Lehigh faculty will present on incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into an unlikely venue: the introductory, first-year mass communications class.

Scientists Reveal Reversible Superglue Inspired by Snail Mucus

A team of scientists, inspired by snail biology, has created a reversible superglue-like material.

U.S. Abortion Politics: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Headed?

In a recent article, sociologist Ziad Munson explores the complex ways religion and the pro-life movement have intersected, an idea he also examines in his book, Abortion Politics, about how abortion in the U.S. has been “constructed as a controversial issue.”  

Perpetuating Privilege on Mexico City's Golf Courses

Sociologist Hugo Cerón-Anaya's new book examines three upscale golf clubs in Mexico City and how inequalities are perpetuated in these spaces where the elite and the marginalized collide.

Behold the Mayo: Researchers Reveal 'Instability Threshold' of Elastic-Plastic Material Using Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise

Professor Arindam Banerjee’s Rayleigh-Taylor-instability experiments confirm that the instability of elastic-plastic material is a function of initial conditions, such as amplitude and wavelength.

New Technique Could Pave the Way for Simple Color Tuning of LED Bulbs

Volkmar Dierolf and an international team demonstrate the possibility of tuning the color of a GaN LED by changing the time sequence at which the operation current is provided to the device. 

Lehigh Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Infuse Humanities Across Academic Culture

Three-year grant will support the integration of humanities teaching and scholarship across all disciplines through research, curriculum development and undergraduate student experiences.