Lori Friedman

Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3224

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.

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.

American Literature and the Metaphor of Human Waste

Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors use representations of human excrement to critique how people treat each other and the natural world.

Thomas Chen Examines the Impact of State Censorship in China

Chen explores how 30 years of censorship of Chinese literature and film related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre have shaped public discourse.

Ganesh Balasubramanian Studies the Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials Using Computational Modeling

Balasubramanian focuses on understanding the mechanical properties of multi-principal element alloys through computational and experimental methods and predictive engineering.

Researchers: Air Pollutant is Likely Contributor to Most Severe Asthma Species

For the first time, an analysis identifies non-atopic childhood asthma as more than a set of symptoms, but a distinct disease, driven by early exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene from fossil fuel combustion.

Scientists Identify Virus-Cell Interaction That May Explain COVID-19’s High Infection Rate

Lehigh researchers quantify the interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—with the ACE2 receptors in human cells.

Lehigh Recognized by NAFSA with 2021 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

The award distinguishes overall excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses.

International Women’s Day: Fathima Wakeel Presents at Women in Data Science GM Multiregional Conference

Wakeel discusses how to frame population health disparities during the pandemic using maternal and child health epidemiological approaches.

Forecast: the Impacts of Vaccines and Variants on the U.S. COVID Trajectory

Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist in Lehigh's College of Health, and colleagues incorporate data from experts and forecasters.

Embracing Our Excremental Selves

In her latest book, Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors produce scatological works to critique how humans treat each other and the natural world.

Evolution’s Game of Rock-Paper-Scissors

Groundbreaking yeast experiment identifies a nontransitive evolutionary sequence where an organism is more fit than its immediate predecessor but less fit than a distant ancestor.

Experts’ Top COVID-19 Strategy: National Stay-at-Home Order With Financial Compensation

Newly released report is part of an ongoing meta forecasting project.

Forecast: 125,000 fewer U.S. COVID Deaths if Half the Population Initiates Vaccination by March 1

Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist in Lehigh's College of Health, and colleagues incorporate data from experts and forecasters.

Muzhe Yang: Light Pollution Linked to Preterm Birth Increase

In first study of its kind, researchers find that light pollution, based on a measure of skyglow, could increase the likelihood of preterm birth by 12.9%.

Lehigh's College of Health Establishes Institute for Indigenous Studies

Christine Makosky Daley and Sean Daley will lead the Institute. They have partnered with Native communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bolivia in holistic approaches to improving health.

Experts Reduce Search Times for Novel High-Entropy Alloys 13,000-Fold Using Cuckoo Search

A process developed by scientists at Iowa State University and Lehigh using a hybrid Cuckoo Search accelerates computational modeling of complex alloys.

Study Sheds Light on How Brain Distinguishes Speech from Noise

Researchers provide the first physiological evidence that a foundational center of the brain influences how sound is processed, identify a previously unknown neural circuit.

Stephanie Powell Watts’ “The Unfound Door” included in The Best American Essays 2020

Watts’ piece was among twenty-four essays chosen for inclusion in the highly-regarded annual anthology series.

Muzhe Yang: Strenuous Work During Pregnancy Increases Likelihood of High Birth Weight

New research attributes an adverse fetal outcome to the strenuousness of an expectant mother’s job. 

Solar Partnership Named Finalist for AASHE Sustainability Award

A solar partnership between Lehigh, Lafayette, Muhlenberg and Dickinson is a finalist for AASHE's 2020 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award.

Scientists Uncover Prophage Defense Mechanisms Against Phage Attacks in Mycobacteria

An experimental approach reveals a Butters prophage uses a two-component system to block entry of some phages, but not others, from attacking a strain of mycobacteria related to infection-causing strains.

An Innovative Modelling Approach to More Accurately Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

Lehigh biostatistician Thomas McAndrew’s novel framework earns MIDAS Coordination Center funding.

Where Will the Seabirds Go?

Seabird poop transformed an entire ecosystem, according to an examination of a 14,000-year peat record in the Falkland Islands. The discovery raises questions about the birds’ survival and the potential impact of climate change on sensitive terrestrial-marine ecosystems.

LGBTQ+ Campus Centers “More Important Than Ever” Argue Scholars

Scholars from Lehigh and Ohio State University assert that LGBTQ+ campus centers play an essential role in fostering the health, well-being and academic achievement of LGBTQ+ students.

Women Hold Prominent Roles, Publish More in “Open Science” vs. “Reproducibility” Model

Analyses reveal that two common practices to improve science―“open science” and “reproducibility/replicability”―operate independently and that collaborative, prosocial “open science” could point the way toward more diversity in science.

Lehigh Team to Study COVID-19 Health Toll

A multidisciplinary research project led by College of Health faculty member Fathima Wakeel seeks to determine the physical and mental health impacts of the pandemic.

LUAG Receives Federal Grant to Digitize 1,700 Photographs

This is the second peer-reviewed federal grant that LUAG has been awarded in two years, an accomplishment that is rare in the field.  

Molecular Additives Enhance Mechanical Properties of Organic Solar Cell Material

Computational experiments on semiconducting polymers show under harsh loading conditions—stretching and compression—the addition of small molecules enhances performance and stability and points to a promising new direction for solar cell research.

Discovery Transforms Understanding of Hydrogen Depletion at the Seafloor

Scientists analyzing hydrothermal fluid collected at the Piccard vents at Mid-Cayman Rise have found non-biological processes deplete hydrogen that was thought to be readily available to subseafloor microbial communities.

Can Archaeologists 'Pass the Spade' to Locals to Manage Cultural Heritage?

Allison Mickel is studying two startup nonprofits aiming to build local capacity to document, conserve, protect and make decisions about the future of Jordan’s archaeological sites.

Simpler, High-Accuracy Method Detects Rare Circulating Tumor Cells

The recent study demonstrates the effectiveness of a new, innovative machine learning technique to analyze the presence of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood.

Scientists Identify New Material with Potential for Brain-like Computing

The work demonstrates the effectiveness of a design strategy that functionalizes a 2D material with an organic molecule.

The Monster is Us: Jordan Peele’s 'Get Out' Exposes Society’s Horrors

New essay collection edited by Dawn Keetley explores how the film ‘Get Out’ revolutionizes the horror tradition while unmasking the politics of race in the early 21st century United States.

New Microscopy Technique to Better Measure Electrical Potential in Nanomaterials

A new method from Lehigh's Xiaoji Xu significantly improves ability to characterize the electrical property of surface potential of nanomaterials.

A Breakthrough in Developing Multi-Watt Terahertz Lasers

Researchers at Lehigh's Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are using a new phase-locking technique to achieve record-high output power for terahertz lasers and reported the highest radiative efficiency for any single-wavelength semiconductor quantum cascade laser (QCL).

COVID-19: The Impact of Race on Health Outcomes

A question and answer with Sirry Alang, an associate professor of sociology and health, medicine and society.

Scientists Produce First Open Source All-Atom Models of COVID-19 'Spike' Protein

Wonpil Im creates the program where the models can be accessed.

COVID-19: The Impact of Air Pollution

A Q&A with epidemiologist and College of Health faculty member Hyunok Choi.

COVID-19 Offers Lessons in How to Build a More Resilient Electricity Infrastructure

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is raising questions about the resiliency of the nation’s electricity infrastructure.

COVID-19: The Impact on U.S.-China Relations

A Q&A with Yinan He, associate professor of international relations and an expert on East Asian foreign policy.

Joshua Agar: Neural Network Technique Identifies Mechanisms of Ferroelectric Switching

Agar and his team have identified—and visualized for the first time—geometrically driven differences in ferroelectric domain switching.

Advancing Robotic Grasping, Dexterous Manipulation & Soft Robotics

Jeff Trinkle and his colleagues work to advance intrinsically safe soft robots, the future of human-machine collaboration.

A New Approach to Tissue Engineering: Lesley Chow Creates Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

Chow and her team have demonstrated a new method to create continuous, highly organized scaffolds for tissue regeneration.

Do Democracies Behave Differently From Non-Democracies When it Comes to Foreign Policy?

In a new paper, Lehigh University’s Arman Grigoryan contributes to the debate between two intellectual traditions―liberalism and realism―over whether supporting and spreading democracy is an important priority for democratic states.

COVID-19: Impact on the Environment

A Q&A with experts from Lehigh’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Environmental Studies Program

Coping, With Comics, in the Time of Coronavirus

Students and professors are creating comics as they deal with the current pandemic.

COVID-19 Q&A with Beth Dolan on 'literature of contagion'

The professor in the Department of English and a core faculty member in the Health, Medicine & Society Program explains why two novels in particular have been on her mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A lifesaving reason to have more women on boards: ensuring consumer safety

A new study of the medical products industry―the first to examine the impact of female board representation on product recalls―finds that firms with female directors on their boards announce high-severity recalls 28 days faster than all-male boards.

Can sea anemones show us how to regrow brain tissue?

Biologist Michael Layden earned an NSF Career Award for his work to identify the mechanism of neurogenesis during development and regeneration in a species of sea anemone capable of regenerating its nerve cells.

COVID-19: Q&A with Whitney P. Witt, Dean of the Lehigh University College of Health

The inaugural dean of Lehigh's College of Health explains how a population health response, focused on data, is key to saving lives.

Lehigh Physics Professor Demonstrates: Why Is an Empty Shampoo Bottle So Easy to Knock Over?

This easily observed and annoying phenomenon yields insights into center of mass and impacts. Jerome Licini and a first-year physics student demonstrate the effects of impact.

Xiaoji Xu Named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow

Professor Xu is one of only 23 early-career chemistry scholars in the U.S. and Canada to receive this prestigious award.

Dan Lopresti to Present AAAS Panel on Roadmap to "a Radical Transformation of the AI Research Enterprise"

Lopresti will join the Computing Community Consortium for the presentation of a 20-year roadmap for artificial intelligence (AI) research in the U.S., offering a vision for a strategic path to unleashing the full potential of AI for the greatest societal benefit.

Lehigh Researcher Finds Experiencing Police Brutality Increases Mistrust in Medical Institutions

When people have a negative encounter with the police, they are less likely to think medical institutions have their best interests, says Professor Sirry Alang. 

Another Reason to Reduce Man-made Ozone: To Cool a Warming Planet

Benjamin S. Felzer highlights the importance of new research showing that cleaning up ozone precursors within energy, industrial and transportation sectors could mitigate climate change.

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.

A New Approach for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion

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.

Mapping How Big-Bang-Produced Quark-Gluon Plasma Became All Matter

Physicist Rosi Reed works with an international group of scientists and engineers to map quark-gluon plasma’s phase diagram.

Can the Scutoid Shape the Future of Regenerative Medicine?

The discovery of a new three-dimensional shape could advance understanding of cell topology and the field of regenerative medicine.

Eugenio Schuster and Arindam Banerjee Explore Two Paths to Creating Sustainable Energy

Lehigh researchers study two approaches to achieving and maintaining nuclear fusion: magnetic confinement and inertial confinement.

Pregnant Women with Long Commutes to Work at Increased Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes

Lehigh researcher Muzhe Yang co-authored the first study of the infant health impacts of maternal stress caused by long-distance commuting.

Researchers Unlock the Biomechanics of How the Ebola Virus Attaches to Its Host Cell

Lehigh engineers have developed a simple model for virus-host cell interaction driven by Ebola’s adhesion to cell surface receptors.

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.

Smoking Associated with Delayed Shinbone Healing

Interdisciplinary study finds increased risk of arrested healing among women aged 30-49 and significant delay in bone healing among smokers.

Lehigh Engineers Among Group Awarded $2.5 Million Federal Transportation Grant

Funding supports team of seven Mid-Atlantic universities, led by Penn State, to pursue activities that improve durability and extend the life of U.S. transportation infrastructure.

Research in Action: Texas Supreme Court Decision Cites Hospital Billing Rates Research

The research of George Nation III, professor of finance, was cited several times in the Texas Supreme Court's majority decision.

New Technique Reveals 3-D Shape of Nanostructure's Polariton Interaction

New method improves upon common spectroscopic imaging technique: scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) makes it possible to obtain polaritonic, mechanical and electrical information simultaneously with one measurement.

Research in Action: Disenfranchisement Study Impacts New Voting Rights Laws

Professor Holona Ochs' research on voter disenfranchisement cited in court case. 

Powering the Future: Wenxin Liu Awarded Grant from Office of Naval Research

Grant supports development of “LEGO-like” power electronics systems with high-performance modular power converters.

Crossbred Chickadees Deficient in Memory and Problem-solving, a Possible Selective Disadvantage

First study to identify deficiencies in learning and memory in a hybrid of any species could provide new clues to hybrids’ selective disadvantage.

Lehigh Hosts Democratic Congressional Candidates' Debate

The six Democratic primary candidates seeking to represent District 7 in the U.S. House of Representatives shared their views on immigration, labor rights, the environment and gun control. 

Engineering a Better Cancer Blood Test to Detect Tumors Early

Innovative microfluidic device could help detect metastasis earlier, guide therapeutic decisions and predict overall survival.

Following Bats to Predict Ebola

Javier Buceta and Paolo Bocchini create a modeling framework to track the ecological drivers of bat migration patterns to predict the next Ebola outbreak in humans.

Freedom & Firearms in a Nation in Flux

Chad Kautzer uses a theory of social justice to examine cultural shifts behind expansion of gun rights in the United States.

Q&A: How Recent Wage Laws Could Impact Tipped Workers

Professor Holona Ochs shares her perspective about the potential impacts of recent wage law proposals on tipped workers. 

Yeast Adaptation Study Finds Diploids Evolve More Slowly than Haploids

Through experimental evolution and whole genome sequencing, Lehigh biologists demonstrate key, under-studied aspects of diploid adaptation.

Improving Human-data Interaction to Speed Nanomaterials Innovation

A new application of data analysis and visualization techniques achieves better representation of multidimensional materials data.

The Evolution of Word Sense

Researchers examine 1,000 years of English development and identify algorithms that human minds have used to create word senses with implications for artificial intelligence.

Q&A: Henri Barkey on Turkey's 'Fake News' Campaign Against Him

Professor Barkey was among those falsely accused of plotting a coup in Turkey in July 2016.

Arctic Deep Sea Expedition 'Like Taking a Trip to the Moon'

Hydrothermal vents at the sea floor offer clues to the origins of life on earth, and beyond.

Q&A: Chad Kautzer on Gun Culture

Philosophy faculty member discusses guns on campus and his current book project Good Guys with Guns: Whiteness, Masculinity, and the New Politics of Sovereignty.

A Cell Wall Line of Attack on Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Lehigh biochemist Marcos Pires receives NIH Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for his work in combating the growing threat of drug resistant bacteria.

Lehigh Engineers Win International Honor for Inmate Assignment Model

The new technology, which received INFORMS’ Wagner Prize, has already saved Pennsylvania millions of dollars.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Deepwater Corals to Restore the Gulf of Mexico

Lehigh University researcher Santiago Herrera studies connectivity patterns in habitat-forming corals in the Gulf of Mexico, key to restoring marine ecosystems damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A Deepwater Expedition to Study 'Jewels of the Gulf'

Santiago Herrera joins researchers in investigating the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the deep sea ecosystem.

Study Finds Commuter Marriage Couples Emphasize Interdependence

Communication technologies, says a Lehigh sociologist, help enable “apart togetherness.”

Robot Radiology: AI for Improved Cervical Cancer Screens

Xiaolei Huang’s image-based cervical cancer screening technique could outperform PAP and HPV tests.

War and Democratic Transition in a Post-Soviet Nation

Ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan, says Arman Grigoryan, has left Armenia with a “democratic deficit.”

Lehigh Researcher Develops Revolutionary Orthopedic Device

Hannah Dailey's novel orthopedic device may revolutionize bone fracture recovery, improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.

From Schools of Fish to Underwater Vehicles

Keith Moored's work to unlock the fluid mechanics of schools of fish may lead to efficient, autonomous underwater vehicles with the unprecedented ability to perform tasks as a team.

Mapping Cellular Gap Junctions to Understand Disease

Matthias Falk is mapping the life cycle of cellular gap junctions to unlock the mystery of mutations that cause disease.

A Journey to the Unexplored Depths of the Pacific Ocean

Lehigh’s Santiago Herrera is lead biologist aboard the 2017 American Samoa Expedition.

Exhausted? After-Hours Emails May Be to Blame

Study suggests workplace technologies may hurt the very employees they were designed to help.

All in the Timing: Mapping Auditory Brain Cells for Hearing Precision
Team identifies optimal synaptic and post-synaptic characteristics that allow cells of the cochlear nucleus to compute with temporal precision.
Engineering Cells to Speed Tissue Repair

Kelly Schultz seeks to inhibit the pause that slows response to wound sites.

Lee Kern named director of Center for Promoting Research to Practice

The center's mission is to generate knowledge that impacts the lives of those with, or at risk for, disabilities.

Exhausted? After-Hours Emails May Be To Blame

Study suggests workplace technologies may hurt the very employees they were designed to help.

A New Tool to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Engineer seeks to disrupt the delivery of virulence factors to healthy cells.

Non-required reading: faculty members’ summer picks
A diverse group of faculty members from all four of Lehigh’s colleges share their picks for summer reading.
Next steps in ADVANCE-ing gender equity

Lehigh receives $2.6 million NSF institutional transformation grant. 

Researcher pioneers unique approach to fighting bacteria

Promising method to develop alternative to antibiotics earns Lehigh faculty member National Science Foundation CAREER award.

New Technique Wipes Out Unwanted Data

“Machine unlearning” boosts security, privacy by erasing data’s lineage.

A Singular Research Success

Materials scientist wins coveted Keck Foundation grant of $1 million for ‘groundbreaking research’

Following Doctors' Orders

Study explores doctors’ bargaining power in a hospital setting

'If you build it, scientists will come'

Researchers are working to bring a synchrotron light source to Africa.

Chickadee study forecasts effects of climate change on biodiversity

Lehigh study predicts drastic shift for southern species.

Scholars join first UK ‘Black Lives Matter’ conference

Lehigh's Monica Miller and James Peterson were among academics analyzing the movement.

Changing the welfare conversation

An associate professor of political science lays the groundwork for discovering solutions in her new book, Privatizing the Polity.

Cybersecurity researchers enlist to protect power grid

Energy Department grants $12.2 million to Lehigh, four other schools. 

Professors' summer reading list

Thirteen faculty members offer their recommendations for summer reading. 

Betrayed by the Geico Gecko
Consumers more sensitive to price changes for ‘human-like’ brands.
The value of emotional ambivalence

New study led by Naomi B. Rothman shows the value of emotional ambivalence in negotiations.