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.

Fascism in America: It’s Happening Here, According to New Book

Political scientist Anthony DiMaggio, in new book, says fighting fascism must become a regular topic of conversation in homes, schools and elsewhere.

Lehigh Student Awarded Prestigious DOE Grant to Conduct Research at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Evan John Musterman's research is at the forefront of laser-fabricated single crystal architectures in glass. He is one of 80 students to receive the highly competitive award through the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program.

A More Efficient Path to Green Production of Bio-Derived Chemicals and Fuels

Researchers discover an enhanced reaction rate when gold and palladium nanoparticles are placed on a conductive support.

Predatory Private Equity is Wreaking Havoc on U.S. Healthcare, Reports Laura Katz Olson in New Book

In “Ethically Challenged: Private Equity Storms US Health Care,” Olson examines the negative consequences for healthcare businesses, taxpayers, patients and society; and proposes solutions.

Unequal Communication Between Two Neurons More Effective Than Previously Thought

New research reveals that unequal communication, or asymmetry, between two neurons impacts some basic functions of neurons, such as spike timing and rhythmic synchrony, and likely occurs throughout the brain.

Lehigh Partners in Solar Array Project to Power Goodman Campus

The proposed project, which will be installed on a swath of university-owned land on Goodman Campus, is in line with the goals of Lehigh’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030.

Human Behavior, Climate Risk and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Y.C. Ethan Yang works with a team of researchers incorporating data on human behavior into a climate-risk modeling framework to improve resilience of critical water, food and energy systems.

Tracing the Roots of U.S. Deportation Practices

Historian Emily Pope-Obeda explores U.S. deportation practices and their impacts, focusing on the 1920s when deportation “came of age.”

Building a ‘Smart,’ Resilient Campus

The stormwater mitigation project is designed to help the campus achieve one of the goals outlined in Lehigh’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030.

Lehigh Partners in New Atlantic Marine Energy Center Funded by $9.7 Million DOE Award

University-led consortium will support research, development, testing and public engagement to advance marine renewable energy (MRE) technologies towards commercialization and the development of “powering the blue economy” (PBE) solutions.

A Novel Neural Network to Understand Symmetry, Speed Materials Research

Using a large, unstructured dataset gleaned from 25,000 images, scientists demonstrate a novel machine learning technique to identify structural similarities and trends in materials for the first time.

AI to Pave the Way to Increased Waste-to-Energy Production

A team, led by Lehigh University, will develop technology based on AI combined with state-of-the-art spectroscopy, to analyze municipal solid waste in-situ and in real-time, a cost- and time-effective approach that could pave the way to increased waste-to-bioenergy production.

How Do Cells Acquire Their Shapes? A New Mechanism Identified

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at Lehigh University and the University of Lausanne discover and characterize a new mechanism by which the fission yeast cell acquires its tubular shape.

Angela Brown Leverages Understanding of Bacteria to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Brown’s research seeks to hijack bacteria’s machinery to develop targeted drug delivery and combat antibiotic resistance.

NSF-funded Study to Examine College Tenure, Promotion Process

Lehigh researchers are part of a study that seeks to shed new light on the role of research productivity and extraneous factors in determining who receives coveted tenure positions.

The Path to More Human-like Robot Object Manipulation Skills

In a Science Robotics article, Ph.D. candidate Jinda Cui and Jeff Trinkle examine current research in learned robot manipulation, offer nine promising areas for future exploration.

Valerie Taylor: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Interracial Interactions and Diversity in STEM

Valerie Jones Taylor has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to demonstrate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a training tool to improve interracial interactions and aid in diversifying the STEM pipeline.

Lehigh Chemist Xiaoji Xu Selected as Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Xu is one of only 16 teacher-scholars selected this year for this highly competitive grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

Puerto Rican Youth Literature: Marginalized, but Not Marginal

Marilisa Jiménez Garcia's new book is the first extensive study of Puerto Rican youth literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Scientists’ Discovery of Blood Clotting Mechanism Could Lead to New Antithrombotic Drugs

For the first time, researchers have identified the specific mechanism of von Willebrand Factor (vWF)―an essential blood clotting protein―that enables it to bind to platelets and initiate clotting.