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With support from the Delaware Environmental Institute, Kelly Cobb, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies (left), shown with research assistant Diadem Abayode, led the development of a successful grant proposal aimed at reducing textile waste. It was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, which merges innovative ideas and technologies from diverse sectors and areas of expertise to solve societal challenges.
In laboratory studies, UD doctoral student Charanpreet Kaur showed that UD1022, a UD-developed beneficial microbe, acts as an antifungal against dollar spot disease in turfgrasses, providing fresh hope for biological solutions to complement existing turf-management processes already in use.
A group of researchers from CEOE and COE are working on a project looking at how installing living shorelines--specifically, oyster reef habitat--in the Delaware Bay can protect shoreline against sea level rise and more intense storm surge events. The project is called Developing Engineering practices using Ecosystem Design Solutions for Future Army (Military DEEDS Project): Building Coastal Community Resilience with Nature-based Shoreline Solutions. It is funded through an appropriation and is a collaboration among the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), UD and Louisiana State University. The project is led at UD by Jack Puleo and looks to inform the Army on land-use management designs to enhance the resilience of military missions and operations in present and future terrains by using ecosystem services to address threats posed by climate and coastal hazards. The project is being managed by Ed Hale and graduate students Brendan Campbell, a postdoctoral researcher in Hale’s lab, and Rileigh Huddock, a master’s level student in CEOE. They have installed a living shoreline test site in the Delaware Bay near the Hugh R. Sharp campus. [UDaily]

The University of Delaware’s reputation as a research powerhouse just got another big boost. In the latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey released by the National Science Foundation, UD ranks 47th out of 626 academic institutions across the United States when comparing non-medical school R&D expenditures. 

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UD Among Best in the Nation


The quality of a University of Delaware education continues to win national recognition with UD advancing thirteen slots to the rank of #76 among the nation’s best overall universities, according to U.S. News & World Report

From Delaware to the World

Celebrating 100 years of study abroad

On July 7, 1923, eight eager Blue Hens embarked on a year-long adventure to France that would fundamentally change the course of international education and set the global standard for study abroad. As the University of Delaware celebrates the 100-year anniversary of its trailblazing program, read on to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world—the UD way. 


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