UD in the News

UD team hopes to combine solar, wind and fuel cells

The News Journal, June 29, 2015

A feasibility study on combining renewable energy sources to provide power is being led by UD's Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, and Ajay Prasad, director of the Center for Fuel Cell Research.

Your lawn could improve (or pollute) our water

WHYY, June 19, 2015

Sue Barton, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, is quoted in a story about how a golf course-like lawn might not be the best choice for your property. "It just doesn't need to be the default vegetation in a landscape," she said.

The evolution of Birthzilla: Why women want a crowd in the delivery room

Philadelphia Magazine, June 17, 2015

Karen Rosenberg, professor of anthopology, is featured in an article about the evolution of human birth and birthing rituals. "The ability to have and transmit culture — kinship, ritual, language — is part of our adaptation," she said.

Why Under Armour CEO's power play looks like bad governance

Bloomberg, June 16, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the University's Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in an article about actions by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. "Even great CEOs falter, and here you don't have any accountability structure that makes sense," Elson said.

UD researchers test intervention program for infants with poor motor skills

Delaware Public Media, June 14, 2015

Michele Lobo, co-director of the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio, is featured in an article about UD research on an intervention program design to assist infants with motor delays.

Enlighten Me: Researching soccer concussions

Delaware Public Media, June 12, 2015

University of Delaware research on concussions in soccer is featured in an Enlighten Me segment. Tom Kaminski notes that use of the head in soccer provides a unique opportunity to study brain injuries. "The big unknown is what happens over time," he said.

Nelson Peltz vote closer than originally reported

News Journal, June 4, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in an article concerning the recent attempt by investor Nelson Peltz to win a seat on the DuPont board.

Marshall Islands, the flag for many ships, seeks to rein in emissions

The New York Times, June 3, 2015

James Corbett, professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, is quoted in an article about a proposal by the Marshall Islands, a shipping "flag nation," to limit greenhouse gas emisisons.

Chemours layoffs spark relocation fears

News Journal, June 2, 2015

James Butkiewicz, professor and chair of the Department of Economics, is quoted in an article about the DuPont Chemours spinoff and concerns about layoffs and relocation.

First Person: Dannagal Young

WHYY, May 29, 2015

Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication, discusses the dramatic changes in the late night comedy landscape.

The birds, the bees and gardening

WHYY Radio Times, May 29, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology and co-author of the book "The Living Landscape," offers suggestions for creating gardens and habitat that support biodiversity and native species.

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?"

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