UD in the News

Five myths about Halloween

Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2014

Joel Best, professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, refutes many common myths about Halloween as the holiday approaches.

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water

The News Journal, Oct. 25, 2014

Fleda Brown, University of Delaware professor emerita, discussed her time in the state as both an English professor and as the Delaware poet laureate.

UD's Lerner College offers doctorate in big data analysis

Delaware Business Daily, Oct. 24, 2014

The University of Delaware's new doctoral program in financial services analytics, under the direction of Bintong Chen, professor of business administration, will teach students to perform detailed research and analysis on “big data” in the business world.

Debunking Christie's minimum wage mythology

Yahoo News! Oct. 24, 2014

A study conducted by University of Delaware economists Saul D. Hoffman and Wai-Kit (Ricky) Shum is cited in a column as evidence to refute the claim that raising the minimum wage will have a negative impact on job growth.

How Delaware's racial mix is changing

The News Journal, Oct. 22, 2014

When speaking on the rapidly progressing diversification of Delaware's population, Edward C. Ratledge, director of the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, said, "You can see the direction that things are heading. It's the same thing throughout the country. It's a more diverse population than ever."

$10 million grant to reduce underage substance abuse

The News Journal, Oct. 20, 2014

An annual survey conducted by the University of Delaware was cited by the Delaware health department as evidence of the need for a recently secured federal grant. The grant, which is for five years and $10 million, is aimed at reducing underage drinking and prescription drug use in the state.

Best US colleges for a major in criminology

USA Today, Oct. 19, 2014

A recent study ranked the University of Delaware as having the sixth best criminology program in the country.

First class graduates from UD, Christiana Care health and hospitality academy

Delaware Business Daily, Oct. 18, 2014

A new program, the Patient Experience Academy, developed by the University of Delaware and Christiana Care Health System, recently graduated its inaugural class. The 10-week program is aimed at improving the patient service skills of Christiana Care employees.

Pieces of history unearthed by UD prof

WDEL, Oct. 18, 2014

Steven Sidebotham, professor of history at the University of Delaware, made a shocking discovery by uncovering an Egyptian ship that sailed the Red Sea nearly 2,000 years ago.

Authors propose turning suburban gardens into living landscapes

Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 18, 2014

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, and Rick Darke discuss their vision for a new kind of home garden in their book, "The Living Landscape."

The amazing invention that's helping special needs children

Woman's Day magazine, Oct. 17, 2014

Go Baby Go, a project founded by Cole Galloway, professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware, converts battery-powered cars into rehabilitative devices for young children who have special needs.

Waived college application fees for Delaware students

WMDT-TV, Oct. 17, 2014

The University of Delaware, along with five other colleges in Delaware, recently announced that they would waive college application fees for the state's high school seniors.

Delaware poll: Legalize marijuana

The News Journal, Oct. 17, 2014

A poll supervised by Paul Brewer, professor of communication at the University of Delaware, shows solid support for the legalization of marijuana amongst the public in Delaware. "The results also reflect what's going on in public opinion at the national level, where the trends show a growing majority favoring legalization," Brewer said..

State kicks off second Sea Level Rise Awareness Week

Delaware Newszap, Sept. 15, 2014

Jen Volk of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is working with UD researchers to develop salt tolerant crops to help farmers who have fields near the Delaware coast.

Delaware gets positive time on national TV

The News Journal, Sept. 14, 2014

The University of Delaware's UDairy Creamery and Moo Crew student workers won the Best Sundae on Sunday competition and had their ice cream featured on the Food Network's series "Eating America."

UD research an important engine for 21st-century economy

The News Journal, Sept. 12, 2014

Charles Riordan, vice provost for research, wrote a Delaware Voices opinion piece highlighting the University of Delaware's many research successes and detailing how its entrepreneurial spirit will power it as an even stronger engine for the 21st-century economy.

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