People Stories

Road to recovery
Heather Abbott, Boston Marathon survivor and amputee, spoke recently at an Appreciation Luncheon held on campus in honor of UD Women's College Centennial Celebration.
Robot block party
An interdisciplinary team of two students from the University of Delaware took their "Brobot" to Rhode Island last month for Brown University's Robot Block Party.
For the Record, May 1, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
'Solar Army'
Caltech's Harry Gray welcomes beginners and experts alike to the quest for sustainable energy and solar solutions.
Redefining customer service
Marketing expert A. Parasuraman presented his research on improving customer service quality in a discussion that was part of the University of Delaware's W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science.
'Curvy Brides' appearances
Two University of Delaware alumnae have been on the set filming for appearances on TLC's reality television show "Curvy Brides."
'Media earthquake'
UD's Ralph Begleiter, Distinguished Journalist in Residence, discussed drastic changes in journalism as a result of technology and social media revolutions.
Engineering role models
Chemical engineering alumnus Richard Haines and his wife Janet have endowed a fund for women in engineering at the University of Delaware, which is enabling a variety of programs including a recent career panel of female engineers.
New troupe
Unified Theater, a new registered student organization at the University of Delaware, brings together students with and without disabilities.
DIY ice cream
UD students are encouraging interest in the STEM fields by reaching out to young people through fun exercises, with recent programs held in cooperation with The College School and local Girl Scouts.
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The extra-special expertise of a college senior thesis

WBUR, NPR Boston, May 6, 2015

University of Delaware senior Kerry Snyder was interviewed on the "On Point" program on WBUR-FM, National Public Radio in Boston, about senior theses. Her senior thesis is titled "Which Trees Best Support Neo-tropical Migrant Brids on Shade-Grown Coffee Farms?"

History Matters: The Colored Conventions Project

Delaware Public Media, May 1, 2015

Gabrielle P. Foreman, Ned Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware, is featured in a broadcast concerning the Colored Conventions Project.

Earth Day turns 45

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, April 22, 2015

UD's Adam Rome, environmental historian and author of the book "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Revolution," is quoted in an article about the origins of Earth Day.

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