UD in the News

Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

Rebuilding Wilmington's downtrodden neighborhoods

News Journal, April 19, 2016

Yasser Payne, associate professor in the Department of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, says he believes CityLab, which brings academics into undervalued neighborhoods, will provide an infrastructure that helps organize people in the community and gives them energy to connect to organizations and businesses that can help build ongoing redevelopment. "It's necessary. It's timely. It's almost incumbent upon the city and state to find a way to make this happen," he says.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

US lawsuit against ValueAct puts mutual funds on alert

Reuters, April 12, 2016

Any resulting limits on fund managers could clash with a separate effort led by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the early 1990s. "The idea was that you want to free up those conversations, since more conversations allow more accountability," said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. "Anything that pushes things in a different direction is problematic."

John Kasich has played Mr. Nice Guy. But can you ever be kind and finish first?

Washington Post, April 12, 2016

Many believe that Kasich would be slinging mud as well if he was nipping at Donald Trump's heels. "This doesn't happen in a vacuum," said Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication at the University of Delaware. "When someone attacks you unfairly, at some point, there is a fine line between defending oneself and attacking another. If someone threw something your way, it's a natural inclination to say, 'P.S. look in the mirror. What about you?'"

Delaware, un refugio fiscal a 170 kilómetros de Washington

El Pais, April 8, 2016

Sheldon Pollack, professor of law and legal studies at the University of Delaware, says that Delaware is a “domestic tax haven” but not an “international tax haven.”

Disney's not alone in succession woes

Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2016

"Any time a natural successor is no longer in the running, it creates questions," said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. "For the company, it throws some uncertainty into the mix."

GoBabyGo!: Mobility for kids with disabilities

NSF Science 360, March 31, 2016

The University of Delaware's GoBabyGo! program, aimed at providing mobility for children with disabilities to enhance educational exploration experiences, is featured.

Delaware creeps toward 1 million people

News Journal, March 24, 2016

Population growth in northern Delaware, where a majority of Delawareans live, is fueled by jobs, said Edward Ratledge, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research.

The presidential primary blues

Delaware Today, April 2016 issue

"Delaware has done the best it can to associate with others who might help magnify the impact of its votes. But the reality is that they will be the least of the East in both parties," says Joe Pika, a presidential primary expert who is the James R. Soles Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Relations.

Offshore wind may finally take off

Boston Globe Magazine, March 23, 2016

A new study by the University of Delaware determined that a 2,000-megawatt commitment by Massachusetts, together with advances in technology, could lower costs over the next decade and a half by as much as 55 percent.

Delaware Cubans see promise in Obama trip

News Journal, March 22, 2016

President Barack Obama's three-day visit is part of a larger signal to Latin America, whose political leaders see the trip as a potential turning point for U.S. foreign policy in the region, according to Julio Carrión, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.

With board member who won't leave, Valeant is at mercy of bylaws

Bloomberg News, March 22, 2016

There have been cases when an ousted corporate manager has refused to leave a board as well, but it doesn't happen very often, said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

Terror in Brussels: A Muslim response

Huffington Post, March 22, 2016

Muqtedar Khan, associate professor political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, writes that as hate mongers move to capture the moment to gain politically, people who care for a pluralist and harmonious world must unite and repel these advances.

How Disney is exacerbating income inequality

The Street, March 22, 2016

The majority of children's movies are set in an idealized world where struggles are easy to overcome, said Kati Takacs Haynes, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware.

The ups and downs of the Bradford pear

The New York Times, March 18, 2016

Findings by the University of Delaware's Douglas Tallamy are highlighted in an op-ed piece about the Bradford pear tree, once heralded but now widely despised.

New hotels spark job growth, but are jobs sustainable?

News Journal, March 17, 2016

Srikanth Beldona and William Sullivan of the University of Delaware are quoted in an article about booming hotel construction in the state.

UD's new facility helps scientists develop small devices to solve big problems

WDDE-FM, March 16, 2016

Co-director Matthew Doty calls UD's $30 million dollar nanofabrication lab the "machine shop of the 21st century," one that will enable much-needed advances in medical technologies.

US offshore wind cost may drop 55 percent as builders gain experience

Bloomberg News, March 15, 2016

The cost of building wind farms off the U.S. coast may decline as much as 55 percent within 13 years, letting developers offer clean power at rates competitive with market prices, according to a study released by the University of Delaware.

Delaware's rebuilt dunes did the job, but now are gone

American Public Media Marketplace, March 14, 2016

Art Trembanis, associate professor in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, said the way officials address the public after extreme weather has become like a broken record. "There's often a quick response to say, 'hey we did it' ... But it's a bit like celebrating surviving the first round of a title fight with Mike Tyson."

Professor's book reveals hidden risks in household items

Baltimore Sun, March 10, 2016

McKay Jenkins, professor of English at the University of Delaware, began researching his book "ContamiNation" after discovering a tumor that he believed to be linked to toxic chemical exposure.

New TV, stage and film projects are looking at slavery with a bold new emphasis on empowerment

Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2016

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, professor in the University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences, said, "People are interested in seeing black slavery through a different lens and a different voice. The current interest around racial and social justice are fueling these works."

Voters like pols who can laugh at themselves

Washington Post, March 4, 2016

In an article about humor in the 2016 campaign, Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication, said, "If your goal is to appear human, authentic and relatable, it makes sense to deploy self-deprecation as a tactic."

Dow, DuPont CEOs could earn $80 million after merger

News Journal, March 3, 2016

Golden parachute payments to Dow and DuPont CEOs are discussed by Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

UD startup guys are hard at work at California's prestigious Y Combinator

Technical.ly, Feb. 25, 2016

University of Delaware seniors Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard are developing a student loan refinancing website called LendEDU. They praised UD for its support.

Five breakthroughs that would transform clean energy

Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 27, 2016

Work by Yushan Yan and University of Delaware researchers, who are working to replace expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells with less expensive materials, is highlighted.

The Oscars: Only three-and-a-half hours long

The Conversation, Feb. 29, 2016

Thomas Leitch, professor of English at the University of Delaware, weighs in on the Academy Awards program, noting its successful attempt to speed things up.

Public schools are teaching more economics in aftermath of financial crisis

Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2016

Sixth-grade teacher April Higgins, a graduate of the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship's master of arts in economics and entrepreneurship for educators program, is featured in an article about economic education programs in the schools.

Fish Tales

Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 21, 2016

Danielle L. Dixson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, has written nine children's stories, nearly all of them based on scientific articles she has written. Scroll to the subhead Fish Tales.

Chemours' fourth quarter loss nearly triples at $86 million

News Journal, Feb. 23, 2016

"The negative trend is really the important thing here, and it is a very bad trend they are on," said James Butkiewicz, professor and chairperson of the Department of Economics at the University of Delaware.

Tiger sharks along East Coast are more social than once thought

Newsweek, Feb. 23, 2016

Danielle Haulsee, research assistant in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware, led a study that found tiger sharks to be rare among fish in how they associate with other sharks.

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