UD in the News

Preschoolers in daycare need more outdoor time

Reuters, Nov. 27, 2015

While preschoolers need more outdoor time, expanding access to physical activity isn't one size fits all, said Laura Lessard, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition.

Saturday Night Live and the politics of humor

Los Angeles Post Examiner, Nov. 27, 2015

"Humor provides us with a shared sense of meaning surrounding large events," said Dannagal G. Young, associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware.

How must we condemn acts of brutality

News Journal, Nov. 17, 2015

S. Ismat Shah, professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, writes in a Delaware Voice piece that people must speak in condemnation of violence and in support of peace.

Seven projects developed at UD's student hackathon

Technical.ly, Nov. 16, 2015

A wearable mouse emulator, a restaurant heat map, a digital classroom and more were all created at the second annual DelHack student hackathon hosted by the University of Delaware.

As stock buybacks reach historic levels, signs that corporate America is undermining itself

Reuters, Nov. 16, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in a report on the long-term effects of corporate stock buybacks.

Where our fear of Friday the 13th came from

National Geographic, Nov. 13, 2015

Thomas Fernsler of the University of Delaware said the number 13 suffers because it follows 12, considered a complete number. He also is featured on UD's YouTube channel.

Two firms win federal leases for possible wind farms off South Jersey

Press of Atlantic City, Nov. 10, 2015

Jeremy Firestone, professor and director of the University of Delaware's Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, is quoted in an article about federal auctions that could lead to the development of wind power off South Jersey.

Cuts start under new DuPont CEO

News Journal, Nov. 10, 2015

The University of Delaware's Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in an article about actions being taken by new DuPont CEO Edward D. Breen.

High-tech boot could speed healing

Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 8, 2015

University of Delaware research on the SmartBoot, designed to facilitate healing, is featured.

Helping wounded veterans succeed with their new normal

News Journal, Nov. 8, 2015

Steven J. Stanhope, director of the BADER Consortium and professor at the University of Delaware, writes about the ways in which BADER impacts and improves the lives of veterans.

Presidential candidates look to talk shows as campaigning tool

Marketplace, Nov. 7, 2015

People who are older and more conservative tend to be less fond of “non-traditional” appearances by presidential candidates, said Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication at the University of Delaware.

After-school project teaches kids engineering, helps others get moving

Washington Post, Nov. 2, 2015

Cole Galloway, a professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Physical Therapy, provided instructional materials and posted YouTube videos to help teachers and students make cars as part of the GoBabyGo program.

University of Delaware combats cyber attacks

Delaware Today, October 2015

The University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative, with added programs and important partnerships, is featured.

UD program: Building bridges over water projects

News Journal, Oct. 31, 2015

Water projects by the University of Delaware chapter of Engineers Without Borders are featured, with the group working to assist communities in the Philippines and Malawi.

Is a $20 auction find a Winslow Homer or a forgery?

Washington Post, Oct. 28, 2015

Richard Wolbers, associate professor of art conservation at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article about efforts to verify the authenticity of what may be a Winslow Homer painting.

Halloween activities address adult fears, too

Baltimore Sun, Oct. 30, 2015

Joel Best, University of Delaware professor of sociology, is quoted in an article about Halloween scares, real and imagined. "Is Halloween dangerous? Yes, but because kids are out in the dark," he said.

Researchers testing shoe that could help those with Parkinson's Disease

BBC World News, Oct. 24, 2015

Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, professor at the University of Delaware's School of Nursing, runs trials during which Parkinson's patients wear vibrating shoes that provide a sensation that appears to help.

Even without primary run, Biden place in history secure

News Journal, Oct. 21, 2015

With University of Delaware alumnus Vice President Joe Biden deciding not to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, several UD professors including Carol Hoffecker and Joe Pika were quoted in an article about his legacy.

Richard Heck, chemist who revolutionized drug development, dies at 84

The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2015

Douglass F. Taber, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, said almost every pharmaceutical made today is made using research pioneered by the late Richard F. Heck, who was a Nobel laureate and retired UD professor.

Flat and sinking, Delaware's coast battered by rising seas

Al Jazeera America, Oct. 15, 2015

Wetlands are first line of defense against coastal storms and provide a buffer against waves, said Chris Sommerfield, associate professor of oceanography at the University of Delaware.

Conversation is important for adults, but it is even more critical for kids

Brookings Institution blog, Oct. 19, 2015

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the University of Delaware's School of Education, writes about the impact that technology is having on kids' ability to communicate.

UD's Cybersecurity Initiative

Delaware Public Media, Oct. 16, 2015

Starnes Walker is interviewed about the University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative, of which he is founding director.

How Smokey Bear is also a psychologist

TakePart magazine, Sept. 29, 2015

A study co-conducted by Kent Messer, associate professor of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware, shows powerful effect of animal mascots, especially when they act sad.

Ex-AOL boss Steve Case bets on Philly entrepreneurs

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 30, 2015

UD's Nate Matherson pitched LendEdu, which would create a marketplace for reducing student debt, during an event in Philadelphia.

Save the pollinators? It's not as simple as 'plant native plants'

Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Patriot-News, Oct. 9, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, a professor of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, says that even the smallest pollinator-friendly planting can add up to a big difference.

UD researches biology of inflammatory breast cancer

The News Journal, Oct. 12, 2015

Kenneth van Golen, assistant professor of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware, is part of a team studying the potential use of a drug treat a rare breast cancer, which is already used to treat gastrointestinal cancer.

Changing American families

News Journal, Sept. 26, 2015

Bahira Sherif Trask, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, discusses families and the rapid transformations that have been seen in recent years.

UD coastal scientist receives $1 million federal grant to study undetonated explosives on beaches

WDDE-FM, Sept. 28, 2015

Jack Puleo, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a grant from the Department of Defense to study undetonated munitions on beaches.

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