Research Stories

Confidence and risk
UD accounting professor Jennifer Joe's research is the first ever to document the ways that confidence in managers can influence audit quality.
Oct. 8-9: McNair conference
The University of Delaware will host the 13th annual National TRIO/McNair Scholars Research Conference and complementary graduate school fair on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9.
Seaford geology
The Delaware Geological Survey has published a new geologic map of the Seaford area titled "Geologic Map of the Seaford West and Seaford East Quadrangles, Delaware."
Health policy
A recent study by Judith Herrman, professor of nursing at the University of Delaware, shows that while public opinion generally favors offering reproductive health services in schools, not everybody is on board.
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.
Sussex groundwater
The Delaware Geological Survey has issued a new report on groundwater flow and contaminant transport in eastern Sussex County, Delaware.
Scholarly Editions award
UD's Meredith Ray is co-recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support a new book.
Phosphorous fertilizer
Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered unique behaviors of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles that show promise as a phosphorus nanofertilizer and could be used to help slow the release of phosphorous in soils.
Power attacks
Haining Wang, professor in UD's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a $2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to investigate energy and power safety in data centers.
ECE series
The University of Delaware's ECE Distinguished Lecture Series for 2015-16 will include talks on synthetic biology, the tactile Internet, engineering education, and electronics for the human body.
Concrete evidence
Julia Maresca, an assistant professor in UD's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is conducting research aimed at identifying bacteria that can serve as an early damage-detection system in concrete.
Wind turbine turns 5
The University of Delaware wind turbine, located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, has generated 23.47 million kilowatt hours of carbon-free electricity over the past five years.
Branching out
Jason Gleghorn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware, is part of a team that recently reported new findings about the physical mechanisms underlying development of the lung's branched architecture.
Stink bugs
Researchers are taking a closer look at how brown marmorated stink bugs are causing damage to developing ears of sweet corn, and their findings could lead to better pest management strategies.
Sept. 23: HPC Symposium
David Racca will illuminate how parallel computing on the UD Community Cluster can help Delaware transportation during a symposium scheduled Sept. 23.
Unconscious bias
UD's Paul Quinn has published new findings about children's unconscious racial biases and a way to undo them.
Diabetes and bone health
A research team at the University of Delaware has published the results of a study showing that bone's responses to mechanical loading are impaired in Type 1 diabetes.
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Large investor vote varied in DuPont proxy war

News Journal, Sept. 3, 2015

UD's Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in an article about stances taken by large investors in the DuPont proxy fight.

Breaking the ice: Obama seeks to cement climate change legacy

NBC News, Aug. 31, 2015

John Byrne, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware, was quoted in a report on President Barack Obama and policies on climate change.

Scientists find a way to combat racial bias among little kids

Huffington Post, Aug. 29, 2015

Research on racial stereotypes in infants by Paul Quinn, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware, is highlighted.


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