UD in the News
Technical.ly Delaware, May 19, 2016
William Matthaeus and Michael Shay, both of the University of Delaware Department of Astronomy and Physics, are involved in a NASA project that gives a whole new meaning to "big data."
Men's Journal, May 17, 2016
The article focuses on a study by Freda Patterson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, that says the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits. “Someone who goes to bed later may have extended evening time that tends to be spent watching TV and eating unhealthy foods,” Patterson says.
Chicago Magazine, May 16, 2016
A profile of former UD basketball star Elena Delle Donne, now with the WNBA's Chicago Sky, says "she ranks, arguably, as the greatest female basketball player in the world."
Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2016
Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, said the poison pill approach effectively prevents Gannett from going directly to Tribune Publishing shareholders with a tender offer for their shares, forcing negotiations to run through the board. "Poison pills ultimately, they just encourage further negotiation and sometimes maybe a higher price," he said. "They generally do not stop the transaction itself."
The New York Times, May 10, 2016
Facebook has scrambled to respond to calls of favoritism, but Paul Brewer, professor and interim chair of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware, said the social media behemoth's only change is that it has expanded. "It's not that Facebook has changed fundamentally over the past four, eight years," Brewer said. "It's the sheer volume of communication that's taking place, and it's that politicians know that they need to be using Facebook now more than ever before to communicate."
Detroit Free Press, May 8, 2016
Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, tells columnist Susan Tompor that socially-based resolutions can generate change if there's evidence that a change can positively impact the business. "It's a political issue — and political issues inevitably work their way into the corporate world," Elson said.
New York Magazine, May 4, 2016
“The way that you present information on Facebook or other social media sites can have subtle but meaningful effects on people's moods, their attitudes,” says Paul Brewer, director, professor and interim chair of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware.
U.S. News and World Report, May 5, 2016
Katalin Takacs-Haynes, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, shared her observations and experiences on the way to beating Wall Street expectations. Her advice: Stand your ground. When one banker raised his voice and questioned her credentials, "I told him to back off and that I knew what I was doing."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?'"
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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