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  • GPU computing

    Article by Diane Kukich | September 27, 2016

    University of Delaware named an NVIDIA GPU Education Center

  • Casting a vote for comedy

    Article by Ann Manser | September 23, 2016

    ‘Full Frontal’ writer discusses humor, satire, politics in National Agenda talk

  • New named professor

    Article by Diane Kukich | September 22, 2016

    Lori Pollock appointed Alumni Distinguished Professor

  • College rankings

    Article by UDaily staff | September 13, 2016

    UD ranked No. 30 among nation’s public universities by US News

  • New appointment

    Article by UDaily staff | September 21, 2016

    Alan Brangman named executive vice president and University treasurer

  • Associate in Arts Program grows

    Article by Ann Manser | September 15, 2016

    Students choose AAP two-year path to begin their UD experience

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Faculty Spotlight

Dannagal Young

Associate Professor Communication

To understand and research political humor, experience is a must.

Dannagal Young has both bases covered, but not in the most conventional manner: At UD, she studies political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor.

But she also has hands-on experience in the world of comedy, as she performs with a Philadelphia-based improv troupe. 

Young has been quoted in several major media outlets — including the Washington Post and Variety Magazine — and recently had an op-ed published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the departure of “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.

 

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