UD in the News

DuPont spent $15 million to keep Peltz off board

The News Journal, May 19, 2015

UD corporate governance expert Charles Elson was quoted in an article about the money spent by DuPont in a proxy fight with investor Nelson Peltz. "It is $15 million that would have gone to the bottom line," Elson said. "The shareholders pay for the dispute."

Tracking sharks

The News Journal, May 20, 2015

Work by scientists at UD and Delaware State University is highlighted in the newspaper's "Did You Know" feature about sharks along the Delaware coast.

Train derailment

WHYY Radio Times, May 13, 2015

Allan Zarembski, director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, was featured in a segment on the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. He also appeared on CNN.

The extra-special expertise of a college senior thesis

WBUR, NPR Boston, May 6, 2015

University of Delaware senior Kerry Snyder was interviewed on the "On Point" program on WBUR-FM, National Public Radio in Boston, about senior theses. Her senior thesis is titled "Which Trees Best Support Neo-tropical Migrant Brids on Shade-Grown Coffee Farms?"

History Matters: The Colored Conventions Project

Delaware Public Media, May 1, 2015

Gabrielle P. Foreman, Ned Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware, is featured in a broadcast concerning the Colored Conventions Project.

Kinder's El Paso ordered to pay $171 million over deal

Bloomberg, April 20, 2015

Charles Elson, director of UD's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in an article about a Delaware Chancery Court case involving a pipeline deal.

UD engineering professor has doubts SpaceX booster rockets will succeed

Delaware Public Media, April 20, 2015

Leonard Schwartz, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses SpaceX and its plans for reusable rockets.

Top four ways to get your garden to work harder this year

Associated Press, April 21, 2015

Doug Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article on how to make gardens work harder for the environment. "Today, gardens need to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water," he said.

Earth Day turns 45

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, April 22, 2015

UD's Adam Rome, environmental historian and author of the book "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Revolution," is quoted in an article about the origins of Earth Day.

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