Research Stories

Money then and now
UD professor Farley Grubb's analysis of the Continental dollar offers an alternate hypothesis on why the United States' first currency system crashed.
Organic zeolites
UD researcher Yushan Yan has reported a significant advance in the creation of organic zeolites in the journal Nature Communications.
Digital citizenship
UD researchers in communication and computer engineering collaborated to see how people access political information on mobile devices.
Crohn's disease research
University of Delaware researchers have identified a molecular "bodyguard" that can protect and stabilize a key protein, which when unstable is involved in Crohn's disease. The finding points to a possible pathway for therapies.
Lyme disease study
UD doctoral student Solny Adalsteinsson is conducting research that seeks to identify important ecological factors that contribute to the large number of Lyme disease infections in the state.
Corals and climate
The future health of the world's coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat, and to be flexible about the type of algae with which it cooperates.
Highly cited
UD's Pamela Green, Blake Meyers and Cathy Wu are among the world's top scientists, according to the recently launched Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list.
Native plant partnership
UD and Mt. Cuba Center have entered into a new research collaboration to assess the ecological value of native plants.
Nominations open for Boer Medal of Merit
UD is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, named in honor of UD's distinguished professor emeritus of physics and solar energy.
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Play to learn

Metro Kids, May 1, 2014

Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, discussed the importance of play in learning.

UD president: Unionizing could end sports programs

NPR Here and Now, May 1, 2014

UD President Patrick Harker discussed the potential impacts of student-athlete unionization.

Museums struggle to protect art from public defacement

The News Journal, May 1, 2014

Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums, briefly discussed the value of keeping security procedures private.

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