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Newark Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying four individuals who may be connected to a home invasion robbery that occurred March 17 on Victoria Court in Newark. (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/mar/home-invasion-robbery-031811.html)

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Before heading out on spring break, students studying finance and business at the University of Delaware got a taste of working life in one of the world's most famous financial districts during a trip to New York City earlier in March.

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Last fall, Stephanie Sturmfels battled stink bugs at her Pike Creek home and yard. "Stink bugs were on my deck, they were on my front porch, some were even in my house," recalls the mother of two small children. "My four-year-old daughter, Madison, would go around and collect stink bugs in pieces of tissue."

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If the United States is to overcome its growing national debt and achieve fiscal responsibility, budget action must be bipartisan and new rules must be enforceable, says Alice Rivlin, senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution.

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WVUD's annual Radiothon fundraiser will begin on Friday at 6 a.m. and continue until Sunday, April 10. This year's goal is $35,000 and comes on the heels of the station's most successful Radiothon ever in 2010.

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The Delaware Department of Transportation says its Adopt-A-Highway program is "about people caring enough to make a difference." Volunteers from the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus demonstrated their commitment to the environment Tuesday, March 22, when they held their first Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of Pilottown Road in Lewes.

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University of Delaware faculty violinist Xiang Gao and his crossover duet 6ixwire Project will be featured May 7 as the Washington National Opera, housed in the Kennedy Center, holds its most significant annual fundraiser, the Opera Ball.

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The University of Delaware Department of English has announced the W.D. Snodgrass Symposium, an event that will be held in memory of the late University faculty member who was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1960.

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Cancer patients can be hit with a nasty array of symptoms and side effects, from anemia and anxiety to hair loss and hot flashes. Some of these problems can be so overwhelming that they cause patients to abandon life-saving treatments.

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Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., and expert on public opinion, spoke about global views of U.S. leaders and politics on Wednesday, March 23, as part of the University of Delaware's Global Agenda series, sponsored by the Center for Political Communication.

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The University of Delaware Center for Political Communication is sponsoring a three-day conference on the topic of "Politics and Entertainment" April 8-10 that will be attended by political entertainment scholars from around the country.

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University of Delaware President Patrick Harker presented the results of a recent UD study noting the impact of agriculture to Delaware's economy to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday, March 23.

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The Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences has announced the winners of its 2011 Outstanding Alumni Awards -- Margaret L. Andersen, interim deputy provost and Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware, and William Pate.

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After weeks of preparation, a demanding morning of preliminary round presentations and afternoon presentations involving final analysis by top industry leaders, Brett Weber, Jialu Liu, Adrian Farrar and Navid Khabazian of Team NBAC emerged victorious as this year's winners of the Carol A. Ammon MBA Case Competition.

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Sharon Rozovsky, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research on proteins that contain selenium.

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The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Committee of the University of Delaware has announced the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and programs for April.

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Newark City Manager Kyle Sonnenberg visited the University of Delaware Department of Military Science recently and addressed members of the Army ROTC senior class about managing a city and how it parallels the responsibilities the students might have as Army officers, both stateside and abroad.

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A headline in the March 2011 issue of The Nation's Health, published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), reads "Public Health Council Shifts National Focus to Prevention."

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A pilot project initiated by a University of Delaware graduate is evaluating the effectiveness of a community-based, family-oriented wellness program to address a serious problem in Delaware and the nation: childhood obesity.

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The University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented its 29th annual Elizabeth Dyer Excellence-in-Teaching Awards to graduate teaching assistants Huy Anh (Mike) Dao and Michael Scheuermann.

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The positive genetic contributions of viruses to life on Earth will be explored by researchers at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative.

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The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.

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Since 1985, the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) College Bowl Competition (CBC) has been quizzing student teams across the nation in the areas of food science and technology.

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Corporate social responsibility is a hot topic these days with stakeholders and non-shareholders alike questioning the role corporations should play in the public and environmental arenas. To address these issues, a panel of faculty in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics convened last Friday to share their thoughts and insights.

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The University of Delaware's College of Engineering has welcomed Wilfred Chen as the new Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering.

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University of Delaware alumnus Steven Quiring has been named a recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The highly competitive award is bestowed on those scientists deemed most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

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New research opportunities promise to emerge as part of the recent strategic partnership between the University of Delaware and JPMorganChase (JPMC), with a faculty research expo scheduled for April 11 at the company's Morgan Christiana Center in Newark, Del.

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A group of University of Delaware faculty, administrators and students packed their prototypes, their posters, their interactive displays and their UDairy ice cream and brought them all on a quick trip down Interstate 95.

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Next month, Delaware farmers will begin planting cucumbers and watermelon in long, straight rows, just like they've done every spring. But several weeks later, when it's time to pollinate these crops, a number of farmers won't be using honeybees.

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In light of the tragic events in Japan, UD President Patrick T. Harker has issued the following message to the University community:

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University of Delaware graduate programs in engineering, education and business are recognized in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.

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Even in the microscopic world of phytoplankton, Aureococcus anophagefferens is small. But this algal species is mighty. It causes brown tides, blooms of algae that have decimated fisheries and destroyed seagrass beds.

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A team of researchers led by the University of Delaware has been awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to establish evidence-based orthopaedic rehabilitation care that optimizes the ability of soldiers with musculoskeletal injuries to function in everyday life.

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Melissa St. Amand, a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected as a 2011 National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) fellow.

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Cardiovascular disease and stroke will cost the United States an estimated $503.2 billion in 2010, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). That figure includes both health care costs and lost productivity due to death and disease.

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The World Bank, which loans money and assists development in the poorest nations, works with those countries and their citizens as partners in a variety of projects to improve their lives, the bank's president said Wednesday at the University of Delaware.

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Agriculture is an $8 billion industry in Delaware, according to a recent study published by the Department of Food and Resource Economics in the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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A research symposium, "Establishing a Sustainable Research Program: How You Can Make it Happen," will be held at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children on Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 8 a.m. in the lecture hall on the third floor.

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Times Higher Education has named Tsu-Wei Chou, Pierre S. du Pont Chair of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, among the top 100 materials scientists of the past decade.

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In a unique partnership between the departments of Fashion and Apparel Studies and Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, faculty and students are designing and developing apparel and footwear using renewable sources and waste, with hopes that their end products will be fashionable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable.

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The Sustainable Coastal Communities Program (http://www.scc.udel.edu/ ) at UD is accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in an opportunity to work on coastal land use issues in Sussex County this summer.

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On Thursday, May 26, the University of Delaware will host the scholarly symposium "Frontiers in Catalysis" in honor of Richard F. Heck, Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Register online at [http://www.udel.edu/nobelsymposium/].

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University of Delaware graduate, journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hoffman returned to his alma mater on Feb. 17 to bring his unique global perspective to a packed lecture room at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD's Wilmington campus.

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The University of Delaware's popular Land and Sea Lecture Series will present four stimulating morning discussions on topics ranging from political communication to the technology and economics of offshore wind, beginning in March on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

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Seeing the United States through the eyes of people abroad is the theme of the University of Delaware's 2011 edition of Global Agenda, a premiere speaker series open to all students and the community.

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The University of Delaware School of Public Policy and Administration annually launches a contemporary issues lecture series that couples current hot topics in the nation with knowledgeable, esteemed experts to facilitate a platform for understanding the world in which we live. In past years, notable persons such as U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have lectured for the series.

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Jonathan Sharp, professor of oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary at its Fourth Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Cape May, N.J.

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In commemoration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12, 1809, the University of Delaware Library each year mounts a new exhibition of items from the Lincoln Collection of the Lincoln Club of Delaware in the Lincoln Exhibit Case, adjacent to the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery.

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Patrick Gaffney, professor of marine biosciences at the University of Delaware, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) during February and March.

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Brooklynn Hitchens' trip to Egypt was "amazing and fun" with visits to the Sphinx, the Pyramids, the Cairo Museum. But then "things took a dark turn," says the 19-year-old University of Delaware sophomore from Wilmington, Del.

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