UD in the News

Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened

Associated Press, March 26, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article about threats to the diversity of plant life in New England. "We have come to see plants simply as decorations and we just want to have pretty landscapes, but in doing that we have forgotten all the ecological roles that they play," he said.

Old-school spring cleaning rooted in history

News Journal, March 19, 2015

Susan Strasser, Richards Professor Emerita of American History, is quoted in an article concerning the tradition of spring cleaning.

Political ads overwhelm news on local TV

USA Today, March 19, 2015

Danilo Yanich, associate professor of public policy and administration, is quoted in a column about overwhelming political advertising. "There's no way for a citizen to make his way through the bombardment and onslaught and make an informed decision," Yanich said.

Safety on our freight and commuter railroad tracks

WHYY 'Radio Times,' March 18, 2015

Allan Zarembski, research professor and director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, is featured in a segment on safety on the nation's freight and commuter railroad tracks.

Four museums plan their centennials

The New York Times, March 16, 2015

Katherine Grier, professor of history and director of the museum studies program, is quoted in an article about centennial celebrations being planned at four American museums.

Two straight months with a Friday the 13th? It's not just bad luck

Boston Globe, March 12, 2015

UD's Thomas Fernsler, well known as "Dr. 13," is featured in an article on triskaidekaphobia. "This whole year is kind of weird for some people, but it's cool to me," he said.

College newspapers face tough financial situations

USA Today, March 10, 2015

Many students at the University of Delaware joined The Review, the school newspaper, because they enjoy writing and hope to pursue a career in journalism. What they did not expect was to inherit a significant deficit. Like many other print editorials, UD's student newspaper is suffering from decreased advertising revenue.

REP's 'Juno' is 'magnificent production' of Irish classic

News Journal, March 10, 2015

A review credits the University of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players for a "magnificent production" of Sean O'Casey's Irish classic, “Juno and the Paycock.”

New Castle lawmaker wants tougher solitary confinement limits

News Journal, March 9, 2015

State prison officials and state legislators have expressed concern about legislation that would reduce the use of solitary confinement. Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, UD associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, is in favor of the proposal, citing studies that detail the numerous adverse effects of solitary confinement and its frequent misuse on those with undiagnosed mental illnesses.

UD student with one leg makes mark on fitness

News Journal, March 9, 2015

Travis Pollen, a University of Delaware graduate student who was born missing a leg, has a personal training certification and is pursuing a master's degree in biomechanics.

UD, Christiana Care researchers find more reason to ease up on salt

WDDE, March 10, 2015

William Farquhar, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, was one of several authors of a review that was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In the review, Farquhar says that high levels of sodium intake, “can have adverse effects on various target organs, like the heart, the blood vessels, the kidney.”

Race: Unconscious bias hurts minority students

News Journal, March 7, 2015

In an op-ed, UD's Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy, explores how unconscious discrimination is hurting minority students at all age levels.

Liquid Armor: University of Delaware's innovation

News Journal, March 4, 2015

Research on shear-thickening fluid by Norman Wagner of UD's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers protection for members of the military and health care providers.

Markell unveils plan to combat climate change

News Journal, March 3, 2015

Nancy Targett, dean of UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, spoke about the high stakes for the state as it adopts a Climate Change Framework.

Preschoolers learn about community by building Main Street model

WDEL, Feb. 18, 2015

The University of Delaware's Laboratory Preschool provided young students an opportunity to learn about the value of community through construction of a model of Main Street in Newark.

George Washington, slave catcher

The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2015

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor and author of "A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City," wrote an op-ed about George Washington as slaveholder.

Building a better life for black Delawareans

News Journal, Feb. 16, 2015

Justin Coger, a doctoral graduate student in the field of economic education at the University of Delaware, writes about how economic development is key for improving the social mobility and wellbeing of African-Americans in Delaware.

Experiments on worms may keep astronauts healthier in space

Voice of America, Feb. 12, 2015

Research by Chandran Sabanayagam of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute at UD looks at the effects of zero gravity on worms.

Free food safety course offered for ag entrepreneurs

News Journal, Feb. 12, 2015

University of Delaware professor Sue Snider will instruct agricultural entrepreneurs on how to safely produce and sell homemade foods at a Food Safety for Entrepreneurs program workshop later this month.

Officials say Career Pathways experience informed how to improve program

WDDE, Feb. 13, 2015

Since its inception in 2011, officials have discovered ways to improve the Career Pathways program. In an effort to optimize the program, the state is partnering with business organizations and higher education institutions, including the University of Delaware.

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