University of Delaware Online Research Magazine

ISSN 2150-5128

UD Research Magazine Vol 6 No 1

The University of Delaware Research magazine, a free publication issued three times a year, showcases the discoveries, inventions and excellence of the University’s faculty, staff and students. UD is classified nationally as a “research university with very high activity.” We’re proud to show you why!

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FEATURES

A trusted partner when the world turns upside down

Decisions made in times of disaster can be the difference between life and death, restoration and ruin. UD’s Disaster Research Center offers field-tested methods to strengthen recovery efforts.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

With significant change all around us, Delaware’s leaders—including the University of Delaware—are working to turn adversity into new opportunity.

Fueling the quest for green energy

Turning cornstalks and wood chips into renewable energy and valuable chemicals isn’t easy, but it is a promising focus of research at the Center for Catalysis and Energy Innovation.

New train station project on track for STAR Campus

An upgraded transportation hub in Newark will serve as an anchor for UD’s 272-acre Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.

What science writing can teach us

Journalist, author and UD’s Distinguished Writer in Residence Mark Bowden shares lessons he learned as a science writer and recent samples of his students’ work.

Where American attitudes toward Islam began

In her award-winning book, historian Christine Heyrman explores how the first U.S. missionaries in the Middle East influenced a nation’s attitudes toward Islam.

Keeping a killer flu in check

Who do you call when bird flu comes knocking? UD’s Avian Biosciences Center is working to contain the threat of bird flu—locally and globally.

News briefs

A humanoid robot joins the pediatric rehab team, a new UD study suggests online shopping may not be as “green” as we thought, a professor aims to improve student experiences in global health, and summer research all-stars take the field.

Honors

The UD community celebrates its first Gates Cambridge Scholar, two fellows in the National Academy of Inventors, and the first woman to receive the Soil Science Society of America’s Soil Physics Award.

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS & MORE

Energy IQ Quiz

MORE STORIES

Message from the Deputy Provost

With significant change all around, Delaware’s leaders are working to turn adversity into new opportunity…

Mother's milk is best for babies even in disaster-affected areas

What’s a young mother to do? The baby is hungry, and the town is in ruins….

Scanlon Papers now part of disaster rescource collection

T. Joseph Scanlon, a respected journalism professor in Canada, had a long-time relationship with the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, which is now the repository of his over 70,000-piece collection.

Test Your Knowledge

Are you an energy guru? A fossil fool? Take our interactive quiz to see where you stand.

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#UDel recently welcomed some big thinkers from Independence School to our state-of-the-art Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging. Thanks for visiting! @IndySchool78 #neuroscience
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#UDel's Yasmin Mann has worked with some of the top medical researchers in the region and is on her way to becoming a research leader herself as a #Goldwater Scholar. Congratulations, Yasmin! https://t.co/aPMlqMbDo7 https://t.co/s6GlYx3BEC UDResearch photo
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Glad to welcome Gary Henry, an expert in education policy and research, as #UDel's new dean of @UDCEHD. https://t.co/3rc7kq8Q1i

CONTRIBUTORS

Charlie Riordan
Charlie Riordan

UD Deputy Provost for Research and Scholarship

Tracey Bryant
Tracey Bryant

Editor: Communications and Public Affairs

Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden

College of Arts and Sciences

Season Cooper
Season Cooper

Student Science Writer

Diane Kukich
Diane Kukich

College of Engineering

Ann Manser
Ann Manser

College of Arts and Sciences

Beth Miller
Beth Miller

Communications and Public Affairs

Connor Milligan
Connor Milligan

Student Science Writer

Andrea Boyle Tippett
Andrea Boyle Tippett

Communications and Public Affairs

Amanda Vaile
Amanda Vaile

Student Science Writer

CONTACT

Tracey Bryant

Director for Research Communications

Phone: 302.831.8185
Email: Tracey Bryant

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