UD in the News

Preschoolers learn about community by building Main Street model

WDEL, Feb. 18, 2015

The University of Delaware's Laboratory Preschool provided young students an opportunity to learn about the value of community through construction of a model of Main Street in Newark.

George Washington, slave catcher

The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2015

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor and author of "A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City," wrote an op-ed about George Washington as slaveholder.

Building a better life for black Delawareans

News Journal, Feb. 16, 2015

Justin Coger, a doctoral graduate student in the field of economic education at the University of Delaware, writes about how economic development is key for improving the social mobility and wellbeing of African-Americans in Delaware.

Experiments on worms may keep astronauts healthier in space

Voice of America, Feb. 12, 2015

Research by Chandran Sabanayagam of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute at UD looks at the effects of zero gravity on worms.

Free food safety course offered for ag entrepreneurs

News Journal, Feb. 12, 2015

University of Delaware professor Sue Snider will instruct agricultural entrepreneurs on how to safely produce and sell homemade foods at a Food Safety for Entrepreneurs program workshop later this month.

Officials say Career Pathways experience informed how to improve program

WDDE, Feb. 13, 2015

Since its inception in 2011, officials have discovered ways to improve the Career Pathways program. In an effort to optimize the program, the state is partnering with business organizations and higher education institutions, including the University of Delaware.

Asking more of the landscape

The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, was featured in an article about the need for "living landscapes" that promote biodiversity.

Fed's Bullard calls for breaking up nation's biggest banks

Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2015

James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president, said during the 2015 Economic Forecast at UD that he would support a break-up of the nation's largest banks.

Universities must adapt to meet student needs

Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 5, 2015

An op-ed by University of Delaware President Patrick Harker considers the need for America's universities to change rapidly and dramatically.

Don't get used to sub-$2 gas

The News Journal, Feb. 5, 2015

James Butkiewicz, professor and chair of the Department of Economics, was quoted in an article about gas prices, which have been low but are on the upswing. The economy as a whole benefits from the lower prices, he said.

Author Ben Yagoda on the Great American Songbook

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Ben Yagoda, UD professor of English and author of the book "The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Songbook," discusses the musical genre.

Chinese language education grows in Delaware

China Daily USA, Jan. 29, 2015

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware and a study by the College of Education and Human Development were cited in an article about Chinese language education in the state.

Americans want media self-censorship of Islamic State beheading images

WDEL, Jan. 29, 2015

Paul Brewer, associate director of UD's Center for Political Communication, was quoted in a story about a center study showing that Americans want media self-censorship of images of Islamic State beheadings.

No business like snow business

Delaware State News, Jan. 28, 2015

Sheryl Kline, chair of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, was quoted in an article about weather affects business.

Delaware eyes digital driver's licenses

News Journal, Jan. 28, 2015

Chase Cotton, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was quoted in an article about digital driver's licenses in Delaware.

Movement to take down thousands of dams goes mainstream

National Geographic, Jan. 28, 2015

Gerald Kauffman, director of the Water Resources Agency, a program of the Institute for Public Administration, was quoted in an article about a growing movement to remove dams and restore waterways.

Legal arguments over same-sex marriage are tangled

News Journal, Jan. 24, 2015

Sheldon Pollack, professor of law and legal studies, wrote a Delaware Voice opinion piece concerning complex legal arguments around same-sex marriage.

When pop broke up with jazz

National Public Radio All Things Considered, Jan. 23, 2015

Ben Yagoda, professor of English, discussed a shift in American popular culture in the early 1950s.

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