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A fantastic campus--A citation in the Princeton Review once referred to the UD campus as “absolutely the most gorgeous anywhere,” and a 2007 Washington Post story noted, “with its elegant, elongated Green, [UD] is a stunning landscape of Georgian Colonial red-brick, white-columned architecture to rival anything conceived by Thomas Jefferson.”
Solar energy research--UD is a leader in solar energy research, and recent work to improve solar cells by Allen Barnett, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Christiana Honsberg, associate professor, was featured in Forbes magazine. They have achieved record-setting solar cell efficiency and are working in cooperation with DuPont on a $100 million project funded in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Treasures of art--UD benefactor Paul R. Jones and the Paul R. Jones Collection, one of the oldest, largest and most complete holdings of works by 20th century African American artists, have been featured in newspapers such as The New York Times, magazines including American Legacy and on television and radio, including National Public Broadcasting. Art & Antiques magazine named Jones one of the top 100 collectors in the nation. The collection is housed in Mechanical Hall, which underwent a $4.6 million renovation. More than just a gift of art, the collection is woven into the general curriculum and serves as the foundation for the Paul R. Jones Education Initiative.
Poultry initiativeThe Avian Biosciences Center at the University of Delaware brings together resources from an array of disciplines to conduct research and communicate information in areas vital to the region's billion-dollar poultry industry. The center, which brings together the programs led by many researchers and scientists at several UD facilities, will focus on four general areas: avian health, avian genomics, environmental compatibility and food safety and quality.
Devoted to the study of disastersThe first social science research center in the world devoted to the study of disasters is located at the University of Delaware. UD’s Disaster Research Center conducts field and survey research on group, organizational and community preparation for, response to and recovery from natural and technological disasters and other community-wide crises. DRC researchers have carried out systematic studies on a broad range of disaster types, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous chemical incidents, and plane crashes.