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.

Individual Risk-Factor Data Could Help Predict the Next Ebola Outbreak, New Study Shows

Researchers confirm a relationship between social, economic and demographic factors and the propensity for individuals to engage in behaviors that expose them to Ebola spillover. 

Lehigh Physicists to Probe Gravity’s Secrets at the Smallest Scales

Physicists Sera Cremonini and Timm Wrase receive support from the National Science Foundation and firmly establish a string theory and high-energy physics group at Lehigh.

Off-Axis High-Temperature Hydrothermal Field Discovered at East Pacific Rise

Spearheaded by the McDermott lab at Lehigh, the research demonstrates there are more hydrothermal vents in the deep-sea than previously thought and underscores a need for bathymetric mapping to locate them.

Study: Lead in Water Causes Adverse Fetal Health Outcomes

Researchers from Lehigh and Bentley universities publish the first study that confirms a link between lead in water and adverse fetal health outcomes such as low birth weights and preterm births.

Fascism in America: It’s Happening Here, According to Professor's 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.