UD in the News

The risks (and unexpected benefits) of sending health students abroad

NPG Goats and Soda, Feb. 11, 2016

Melissa Melby, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware, discusses guidelines for students undertaking short-term experiences in global health programs.

Toy car steers physical, social mobility

Ottawa (Canada) Herald, Feb. 9, 2016

Go Baby Go, the brainchild of Cole Galloway, professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Physical Therapy, arrives in Ottawa.

Fishing forecast maps could help Atlantic sturgeon, other marine life

WDDE-FM, Feb. 9, 2016

Matthew Breece, research assistant in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is aiming to launch a pilot version of the product for fishermen to use by next year.

Study: Online shopping increases environmental demands

UPI, Feb. 6, 2016

The total number of vehicle miles traveled hasn't decreased with growth of online shopping, said Arde Faghri, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Delaware Center for Transportation at the University of Delaware.

UD research shows where fish travel

Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times, Feb. 5, 2016

Matthew Breece, research assistant in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is leading the way on work to help fishermen avoid sturgeon, an endangered fish.

Experts say Chancery Court race too close to call

News Journal, Feb. 5, 2016

The corporate community needs to feel that the Chancery Court nominee has the right experience, said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

Environmentalists request change to Delaware's beach replenishment practices

WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 3, 2016

Art Trembanis, associate professor in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, said beach replenishment isn't a real solution to erosion: "It's just putting a Band-Aid on the bleed."

Still saving flooded photos

Wimberley (Texas) View, Feb. 3, 2016

Debra Hess Norris, Unidel Henry Francis du Pont Chair in Fine Arts and chair of the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation, led an effort to restore photos damaged by floods in Texas and Oklahoma.

UD police release hilarious and informative 'Copline Bling'

USA Today College, Feb. 1, 2016

The University of Delaware Police Department video, "Copline Bling," continues to draw viewers as it promotes campus safety.

Modified toy cars give kids with disabilities new lease on life

Parenting, Jan. 27, 2016

Cole Galloway, professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware, is on a mission to provide mobility to children with disabilities through the Go Baby Go project.

The one CEO perk that's not fading away

Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2016

The corporate executive physical examination, one perk that has not been pared back, is "just not very much money" and also is "totally relevant," said Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.

Omnivores: Facts about flexible eaters

Live Sciences, Jan. 26, 2016

Like herbivores and carnivores, omnivores are a very important part of the food chain or web, said Kyle McCarthy, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware.

Grid for renewables could slash emissions

Scientific American, Jan. 25, 2016

Jeremy Firestone, director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration at the University of Delaware, said the country can easily achieve the carbon emissions cuts called for in the Clean Power Plan.

Nearly half of Delaware residents over 35 are caregivers

News Journal, Jan. 20, 2016

Bethany Hall-Long, professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware and chair of the Senate Health Committee, plans to sponsor legislation recognizing "the value of caregivers."

Low-wage earners could get tax refunds under new bill

News Journal, Jan. 20, 2016

Saul Hoffman, professor of economics at the University of Delaware, says the state's earned income tax credit is non-refundable, which prevents it from helping the folks who need it most.

Gardening trends for 2016 focus on eco-sensitive ways to save water and pets

Seattle Times, Jan. 13, 2016

Doug Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, advocates creating nurturing habitat by layering landscapes with trees, shrubs and perennials.

25 degree difference at beach

News Journal, Jan. 13, 2016

"The most striking microclimate is along beaches," said Kevin Brinson, director of UD's Delaware Environmental Observing System and associate state climatologist. Cooperative Extension's Carrie Murphy noted that microclimates "can be an issue or an opportunity."

Jargon is so handy, if you know what it means

Toronto Globe and Mail, Jan. 11, 2016

A columnist praises Danielle Dixson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, who wants to share her work with everyone and so uses language that everyone can understand.

Could legislation help boost women on boards?

Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2016

Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, said that, more than anything, pressure from investors is what brings about change.

Medical mission trips may not help patients in host countries

Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 7, 2016

Melissa K. Melby, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Anthropology, said there is room for improvement when it comes to helping local patients and caregivers during medical missions.

Kids grasp words as symbols before learning to read

Science News, Jan. 6, 2016

Preschoolers who are regularly read to have an advantage in learning that written words have specific meanings, said Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education at the University of Delaware.

Wilmington's warmest December on record

News Journal, Jan. 5, 2016

"It smashed the old record," said Daniel Leathers, professor of geography at the University of Delaware. "I hate to use superlatives, but it's just been extraordinary."

GM's Mary Barra joins one very elite club

Washington Post, Jan. 5, 2016

GM CEO Mary Barra has joined an exclusive group, but Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, wonders why the company would want to combine roles of CEO and chairman.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra adds chairman to her title

Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2016

Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, sees the consolidation as ''a real step backward" for GM.

UD business dean says flexibility, adaptability key to success

Delaware Business Times, Jan. 4, 2016

Entrepreneurship is the new rival to the traditional management and corporate studies in the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, according to Dean Bruce Weber.

DuPont cuts renew calls for long-term Delaware budget fix

News Journal, Jan. 1, 2016

"These are long-term issues, but we can solve them," said Ed Ratledge, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research.

Huge support for most transgender rights, poll says

WDDE-FM, Dec. 30, 2015

Paul Brewer, professor and director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware, says there's a stark age gap, with the largest support from those aged 18-34.

Your Christmas tree at risk? Evergreens may be killed by 2100 in Southwest

Science World Report, Dec. 22, 2015

Sara Rauscher, assistant professor of geography at the University of Delaware, was part of a team that studied how climate change could affect evergreens in the American Southwest.

Children and poverty in Delaware

News Journal, Dec. 22, 2015

Stacie Beck and Eleanor Craig of the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics write in an op-ed that the state should be focused on creating better economic opportunities for young parents.

A researcher's effort in making low-cost algae-based biofuels

WDDE-FM, Dec. 20, 2015

Jennifer Stewart, scientist in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, says it's costly at the moment but new policies could help put alternative fuels on the market.

Souki to stay on Cheniere's board as LNG production to begin

Bloomberg News, Dec. 16, 2015

"Usually, the CEO will leave the board as part of the departure agreement," said the University of Delaware's Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

Black Lives Matter group is pressured to expand the scope of its outrage

Washington Post, Dec. 11, 2015

James Jones, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article about pressures being brought on Black Lives Matter to expand the scope of its outrage. "Exposing our flaws and fallibility in a public way in an environment that that has always vilified us is something that we are reluctant to do," he said.

Scion of du Pont family calls merger with Dow 'catastrophic'

Philly Voice, Dec. 14, 2015

"I think at this point it's a little premature to rule DuPont out of Delaware," said the University of Delaware's Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

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