UD in the News

Reliving Newtown in a college classroom

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 11, 2014

In an op-ed, University of Delaware senior Emily Floros of Newtown, Connecticut, writes about her reaction to coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school and classroom discussions about ethics in journalism.

UD students protest grand jury decisions in march down Main Street

Newark Post, Dec. 8, 2014

Chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "Black lives matter," protesters marched along Main Street on Saturday afternoon, expressing dissatisfaction with injustice nationally and locally. That was the third event that has taken place in Newark over the past two weeks, including a rally in front of UD's Memorial Hall and a "die-in" in the Trabant University Center.

UD's Harker: Dollars, value, globally warmed chickens

Cape Gazette, Dec. 5, 2014

At the global level, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker told members of the press in Lewes that UD, through engineering and environmental technologies, is helping to “bend the curve” to help ease the pressure on natural resources.

Political ads in Philadelphia cost $15 million in just two months

Knoxville (Tennessee) Times, Dec. 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware worked together to capture, record and analyze data on political advertising in Philadelphia over the final two months of the 2014 election cycle.

Echoes of slavery era in reaction to Ferguson

Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 4, 2014

An op-ed by UD associate professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar draws parallels between the losses of young, black lives today and the similar losses experienced by those in bondage centuries ago.

Study: Firefly added $68 million to regional economy

The News Journal, Dec. 3, 2014

A study conducted by the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics found that Dover's Firefly Music Festival added more than $68 million to the regional economy.

GoBabyGo: OSU program helps toddlers with mobility issues

KMTR, Eugene, Oregon, Dec. 3, 2014

The GoBabyGo program, which is designed to help disabled toddlers and was started at the University of Delaware, has been adding hubs across the nation, including at Oregon State University.

Child homelessness

WHYY, Dec. 2, 2014

Staci Perlman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, discussed an eye-opening report released by the National Center on Family Homelessness that revealed one out of every 30 children in the U.S. was homeless at some point last year.

UD Horn Program receives gift to boost youth entrepreneurship

Technical.ly Delaware, Dec. 2, 2014

Paul McConnell, a 1974 University of Delaware graduate, said he feels strongly about cultivating the entrepreneurial community. That's why he and his wife, Linda, recently announced a gift to the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship to expand youth programming. The gift will be used to establish the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.

UD professor helps develop potentially groundbreaking technique to measure groundwater age

WDDE, Dec. 2, 2014

Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware, along with others, have developed a new technique for determining the age of groundwater. The hope is that this will better inform us about the availability of water resources in the most arid regions of the Earth.

UD sets sights on growth industries

Cape Gazette, Dec. 2, 2014

College students today must have skills that cross several disciplines and plenty of hands-on experience in order to be successful in today's workforce, says University of Delaware President Patrick Harker. To meet this end, Harker said, UD is striving to offer majors in growth industries while partnering with companies that seek trained employees.

Weight could influence rheumatoid arthritis relief

Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 26, 2014

People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research. "Obesity is a major barrier that stops people from responding to treatment," said Daniel White, assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware.

How to get kids through the holidays graciously

The News Journal, Nov. 25, 2014

Bahira Trask, professor of human developmental and family studies, offers tips to help people survive family gatherings during the holidays.

New UD research center, where ag policy meets economics

WDDE-FM, Nov. 24, 2014

A new research center, the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics, has opened at the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This center will serve as the USDA's headquarters for a research consortium called the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research.

Residents: Beach replenishment brings danger

Cape Gazette, Nov. 21, 2014

A Delaware Surf Zone Injury study has been compiled by experts from the University of Delaware, Beebe Healthcare and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

How babies acquire language

WHYY Radio Times, Nov. 19, 2014

Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, discussed research on how babies acquire language skills and how that knowledge can be used to help children from low-income families.

Cutting-edge technology, idea exchange blossom into new UD faculty lounge

WDEL, Nov. 18, 2014

A faculty lounge in the University of Delaware's Pearson Hall has been designed as a place for professors to go and experience the new technology available to them at UD and exchange ideas and techniques with their peers.

Schools move to drop 'Lady' from women's team names, drawing mixed reactions

Huffington Post, Nov. 17, 2014

The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, has recently announced that it will no longer use the term “Lady Hens” when writing about the school's women's sports teams. This decision comes right after fans and players of the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols teams are fighting to keep the term "Lady" as part of their name. Fox News and ABC 6 Philadelphia ran segments discussing the underlying issues in this debate.

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