UD in the News

U.S. wind power on course to grow big

Here and Now, July 27, 2015

Jeremy Firestone of UD's School of Marine Science and Policy spoke about why wind power is on course to become one of the country's largest sources of energy, and where the U.S. stands compared with other countries.

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

A fire, a grieving family, and the kind strangers who saved photos -- and memories

Reader's Digest, July 2015

Work by University of Delaware art conservators in saving photographs following a deadly and devastating house fire is highlighed.

Divers turn to robots for help scouring Pacific for long-lost WWII soldiers

Smithsonian.com, July 17, 2015

UD's Mark Moline, director of the School of Marine Science and Policy, is featured in an article about work to find lost World War II soldiers in the Pacific.

Taking census of the Delaware Bay's smallest residents

WHYY, July 17, 2015

Jonathan Cohen, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, is leading a team of UD researchers monitoring the health of the Delaware Bay by studying zooplankton.

Antipollution program created 953 Delaware jobs

News Journal, July 16, 2015

John Byrne, director of UD's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, is quoted in an article about the economic benefits of state investment in energy-efficient technologies. "When you create the technology jobs, the workers put the investment back into the local economy," he said.

Electric vehicles drive to back up the grid

Scientific American/Climatewire, July 14, 2015

Willett Kempton, professor and research director in the University of Delaware's Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, is quoted in an article about the use of electric vehicles to provide power to the grid. "To make it economically attractive, most states need to add two words, 'electric vehicles,' to their net-metering laws," Kempton said.

New social media trends shape White House campaigns

International Business Times, July 14, 2015

An article looking at the power of social media in the 2016 presidential race quotes Lindsay Hoffman, associate professor of communication. She noted that Barack Obama was "really successful using social media to microtarget voters and that is going to be a big story this election."

Amtrak battling to recover from deadly Northeast Corridor accident

Toronto Telegraph, Monday, July 13, 2015

UD railroad engineering expert Allan Zarembski is quoted in an article about Amtrak and safety efforts in the wake of deadly derailments.

Stinging men-of-war found on Delaware beaches

News Journal, July 6, 2015

Three Portugese men-of-war washed up on Delaware beaches in recent days and UD's Charles Epifanio said typically that is not a number with which to be concerned. It is possible that wind-driven events pushed them toward shore.

Bree Newsome's Confederate flag pole climb was an artistic statement

Time magazine, July 3, 2015

The climb of the pole in front of the South Carolina State House to remove the Confederate flag was an act of public art, according to the University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter, associate professor of art.

Matisse, Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

The Telegraph (UK), July 2, 2015

UD's Jennifer Mass has been studying the chemical reaction that causes the bright yellow hues of paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh to fade to beige.

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.

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