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.


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.

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.

Lehigh University and the Bethlehem Area Public Library will co-host numerous events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein."  

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.  

 

Researchers discover that Scarlet protein in fruit flies has protective effect on neurons lost in Parkinson’s sufferers.

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. 

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.

Xu is one of ten nationwide to be named a Young Investigator in 2018 by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

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.

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.

Research about algorithms developed in human language could support natural-language processing in artificial intelligence. 

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.

 

Professor Steven McIntosh receives NSF grant to find sustainable method of producing ammonia.

Researchers design a compound that triggers an immunological response to Gram-negative bacteria.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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