UD in the News

Scientists discover a way to reverse racial bias in young children

Daily Mail, UK, Aug. 24, 2015

Research by the University of Delaware's Paul Quinn on young children and social biases is highlighted.

Samsung's duel with Elliott: The activist challenge isn't over

Forbes, Aug. 24, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article about the battle between Samsung and Elliott Associates.

Chemours Edge Moor plant closing is 'ominous' sign

News Journal, Aug. 21, 2015

James Butkiewicz, professor and chair of the University of Delaware's Department of Economics, is quoted in an article about the decision by Chemours to close its Edge Moor plant and what that means as the DuPont spin-off seeks a new headquarters site. "All of the signs are very ominous for Delaware," he said.

Chris Christie makes a Supreme Court promise

CBS News, Aug. 20, 2015

Chris Christie, a University of Delaware alumnus, governor of New Jersey and Republican presidential candidate, promised a Supreme Court appointment in which real life experiences would carry more weight than Ivy League credentials. He praised UD, saying, "I got a great education there. And I don't think it's held me back from doing anything. In fact, I'm running for president of the United States."

Are thunderstorms on the rise in the Mid-Atlantic?

WDDE, Aug. 20, 2015

Dan Leathers, professor of geography at the University of Delaware and state climatologist, was quoted in an article about the prevalence of thunderstorms. He said "thunderstorms are very much now the way they have been," with the difference being the ability to share information.

Bit by bit, restoring the Revolution for a new museum

Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 20, 2015

University of Delaware art conservators are working to restore paintings for the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

UD researchers examine link between marital stress, poor eating choices

WDDE, Aug. 17, 2015

Lisa Jaremka of the University of Delaware was featured in a story about her research on links between marital stress and poor eating choices.

Expert assesses risk of oil train accident in Pennsylvania

Associated Press, Aug. 17, 2015

The University of Delaware's Allan Zarembski, a railroad engineering and safety expert, was cited for his work on behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to identify areas of risk and develop safety recommendations for the state.

UD pushes maximum physical therapy for stroke survivors

News Journal, Aug. 16, 2015

University of Delaware physical therapy researchers are conducting intensive studies to assist people who are recovering from strokes.

When funny got serious

Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 9, 2015

An opinion piece by UD's Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication and fellow at the Center for Political Communication, considers the end of Jon Stewart's run on "The Daily Show."

AstraZeneca bolsters cancer pipeline with partnerships

News Journal, Aug. 10, 2015

Helen Bowers, chair of the Department of Finance, was quoted in an article about AstraZeneca partnership agreements around oncology medicines. "There is still a lot of need for less toxic, more effective cancer treatments," she said.

Why investors should care about gaudy CEO pay ratios

The Street, Aug. 11, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in an article about a new SEC rule to require firms to disclose pay of CEOs in relation to average workers.

Jon Stewart showed how journalists can challenge bland assertions and spin

The New York Times, Aug. 6, 2015

An opinion piece by UD's Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication and fellow at the Center for Political Communication, looks at how Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" have challenged America's politicians.

Jon Stewart steps away from comedy gold as US election heats up

Reuters, Aug. 4, 2015

UD's Dannagal Young said some presidential candidates may be happy to see Jon Stewart leaving "The Daily Show" because "the kind of things he discusses ... do shape the public perception.

Loss of manufacturing jobs hurts Delaware's GDP

News Journal, Aug. 3, 2015

James Butkiewicz, chair of UD's Department of Economics, is quoted in an article about Delaware's lagging gross domestic product. "Certain jobs will have a higher added value than others. If you add a chain restaurant to Delaware we will have more jobs but no change in productivity," he said.

Does Delaware have what it takes to build a thriving tech ecosystem?

Technical.ly Delaware, Aug. 3, 2015

J. Michael Bowman, associate director of the University of Delaware's Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, and Troy Mix, policy scientist with the Institute for Public Administration, are quoted in an article about whether Delaware has the necessary elements and infrastructure to support tech start-ups.

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

A fire, a grieving family, and the kind strangers who saved photos -- and memories

Reader's Digest, July 2015

Work by University of Delaware art conservators in saving photographs following a deadly and devastating house fire is highlighed.

Divers turn to robots for help scouring Pacific for long-lost WWII soldiers

Smithsonian.com, July 17, 2015

UD's Mark Moline, director of the School of Marine Science and Policy, is featured in an article about work to find lost World War II soldiers in the Pacific.

Taking census of the Delaware Bay's smallest residents

WHYY, July 17, 2015

Jonathan Cohen, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, is leading a team of UD researchers monitoring the health of the Delaware Bay by studying zooplankton.

Antipollution program created 953 Delaware jobs

News Journal, July 16, 2015

John Byrne, director of UD's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, is quoted in an article about the economic benefits of state investment in energy-efficient technologies. "When you create the technology jobs, the workers put the investment back into the local economy," he said.

Electric vehicles drive to back up the grid

Scientific American/Climatewire, July 14, 2015

Willett Kempton, professor and research director in the University of Delaware's Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, is quoted in an article about the use of electric vehicles to provide power to the grid. "To make it economically attractive, most states need to add two words, 'electric vehicles,' to their net-metering laws," Kempton said.

New social media trends shape White House campaigns

International Business Times, July 14, 2015

An article looking at the power of social media in the 2016 presidential race quotes Lindsay Hoffman, associate professor of communication. She noted that Barack Obama was "really successful using social media to microtarget voters and that is going to be a big story this election."

Amtrak battling to recover from deadly Northeast Corridor accident

Toronto Telegraph, Monday, July 13, 2015

UD railroad engineering expert Allan Zarembski is quoted in an article about Amtrak and safety efforts in the wake of deadly derailments.

Stinging men-of-war found on Delaware beaches

News Journal, July 6, 2015

Three Portugese men-of-war washed up on Delaware beaches in recent days and UD's Charles Epifanio said typically that is not a number with which to be concerned. It is possible that wind-driven events pushed them toward shore.

Bree Newsome's Confederate flag pole climb was an artistic statement

Time magazine, July 3, 2015

The climb of the pole in front of the South Carolina State House to remove the Confederate flag was an act of public art, according to the University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter, associate professor of art.

Matisse, Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

The Telegraph (UK), July 2, 2015

UD's Jennifer Mass has been studying the chemical reaction that causes the bright yellow hues of paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh to fade to beige.

UD team hopes to combine solar, wind and fuel cells

The News Journal, June 29, 2015

A feasibility study on combining renewable energy sources to provide power is being led by UD's Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, and Ajay Prasad, director of the Center for Fuel Cell Research.

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