Research Stories

Chemical engineering lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its spring centennial seminar series.
Maize genomics
Male reproductive organ development in maize involves a complex array of ribonucleic acid molecules with potentially diverse activities in gene regulation, demonstrated by new research from UD and Stanford University.
Materials science lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering has announced its spring lecture series, featuring speakers from across the country.
Lending risk and language
UD's Institute for Financial Services Analytics recently held its third annual conference, featuring research and discussions on risk management
Summer scholars
Students interested in environmental research internships for the summer are encouraged to apply for the EPSCoR Summer Scholars program, and the deadline is March 6.
Delaware Estuary Summit
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment faculty and students participated in the 10th annual Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit, continuing collaborative partnerships on conservation and community education.
Wilde times in Philadelphia
Two Oscar Wilde authorities at the University of Delaware have curated an exhibition in Philadelphia featuring some previously unstudied works.
Breathing easy in space
A UD engineer is working on a project to develop a system to provide oxygen for long-duration space flights.
Remineralization
Researchers have identified for the first time organic matter remineralization as the predominant pathway for the phosphorous cycling that occurs in the Chesapeake Bay.
Learning through play
The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware is working to answer questions about how children acquire language, learn through play and develop spatial skills, and invites members of the community to participate.
Chronologic information
The Delaware Geological Survey has published an online report that presents a compilation of chronologic information for coastal sedimentary deposits of the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Crocodilian genes
UD doctoral student Colin Kern has been annotating the genome of the American alligator, the salt water crocodile and the Indian gharial to help researchers determine the ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs.
Spin In Showcase
From brainstorming to beta testing, young innovators at the University of Delaware are teaming up to conquer real-life technical difficulties and business challenges.
Tidal mudflats
Coastal engineer Jack Puleo reports a new method to remotely survey tidal mudflats using infrared imagery technology in "Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing."
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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.

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