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.

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, have 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.