UD in the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Center for Study of Diversity extends research grant submission deadline to Jan. 15
- UD's Robinson discusses resource allocation for national Olympic committees
- Osher Lifelong Learning programs offer classes statewide for those 50-plus
- Tree removal will require daytime closure of East Delaware Avenue Dec. 29, 30
- For the Record, Dec. 19, 2014