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.

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.

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.