UD in the News

Liquid Armor: University of Delaware's innovation

News Journal, March 4, 2015

Research on shear-thickening fluid by Norman Wagner of UD's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers protection for members of the military and health care providers.

Markell unveils plan to combat climate change

News Journal, March 3, 2015

Nancy Targett, dean of UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, spoke about the high stakes for the state as it adopts a Climate Change Framework.

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.

Experiments on worms may keep astronauts healthier in space

Voice of America, Feb. 12, 2015

Research by Chandran Sabanayagam of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute at UD looks at the effects of zero gravity on worms.

Free food safety course offered for ag entrepreneurs

News Journal, Feb. 12, 2015

University of Delaware professor Sue Snider will instruct agricultural entrepreneurs on how to safely produce and sell homemade foods at a Food Safety for Entrepreneurs program workshop later this month.

Officials say Career Pathways experience informed how to improve program

WDDE, Feb. 13, 2015

Since its inception in 2011, officials have discovered ways to improve the Career Pathways program. In an effort to optimize the program, the state is partnering with business organizations and higher education institutions, including the University of Delaware.

Asking more of the landscape

The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, was featured in an article about the need for "living landscapes" that promote biodiversity.

Fed's Bullard calls for breaking up nation's biggest banks

Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2015

James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president, said during the 2015 Economic Forecast at UD that he would support a break-up of the nation's largest banks.

Universities must adapt to meet student needs

Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 5, 2015

An op-ed by University of Delaware President Patrick Harker considers the need for America's universities to change rapidly and dramatically.

Don't get used to sub-$2 gas

The News Journal, Feb. 5, 2015

James Butkiewicz, professor and chair of the Department of Economics, was quoted in an article about gas prices, which have been low but are on the upswing. The economy as a whole benefits from the lower prices, he said.

Legal arguments over same-sex marriage are tangled

News Journal, Jan. 24, 2015

Sheldon Pollack, professor of law and legal studies, wrote a Delaware Voice opinion piece concerning complex legal arguments around same-sex marriage.

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