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Newswise: Exploring Mysteries of the Universe

Exploring Mysteries of the Universe

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Swati Singh is using quantum systems to understand astrophysical phenomena and has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to advance her work.

Channels: Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy,

Released:
8-Oct-2019 10:40 AM EDT
Newswise: No Justice Beyond the Jail Walls

No Justice Beyond the Jail Walls

University of Delaware

University of Delaware Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve's new story, "The Waiting Room," looks at mistreatment at Cook County Jail in Chicago, the largest in the nation. She found that injustices continued beyond the prison walls. The story is part of a Marshall Project series released this week.

Channels: Government/Law, Local - Delaware, Crime and Forensic Science, History, Local - Chicago Metro, Local - Delaware,

Released:
1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

How the pumpkin became a fall favorite

University of Delaware

Professor Cindy Ott can delve into the history and importance of the orange gourd as makes its return for autumn and dominates everything from food and scents to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. She is an expert on American food and culture.

Channels: Fall, Food Science, History, Local - Delaware,

Released:
29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Pop Culture

Newswise: Disaster Researchers Offer Safety Guidelines as Hurricane Season Arrives

Disaster Researchers Offer Safety Guidelines as Hurricane Season Arrives

University of Delaware

Tricia Wachtendorf and Jim Kendra, co-directors of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, offer preparedness guidelines for hurricane season based on their experience and studies of major events. They are experts on evacuation decision-making and response during disasters.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Hurricanes, Natural Disasters, Local - Delaware,

Released:
30-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Middle East Expert Can Discuss U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Clashes in Israel

University of Delaware

Dr. Muqtedar Khan, who specializes in the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy in the Arab world, can talk about the current impact and potential ramifications of the official move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Politics, Middle East News, Israel News, Local - Delaware,

Released:
14-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sea Level Rise Experts Discuss Projected Increases in Delaware

University of Delaware

A geologist for the state of Delaware and a climate scientist unpack the results of a recent report on sea level rise and talk about how projected increases may affect the First State and other areas on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Floods, National Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, Local - Delaware,

Released:
30-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Concussion Expert Can Discuss News That CTE Found in Most Deceased NFL Players' Brains

Concussion Expert Can Discuss News That CTE Found in Most Deceased NFL Players' Brains

University of Delaware

University of Delaware researcher Tom Buckley can discuss findings that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players' brains.

Channels: Neuro, Sports Medicine, Local - Delaware,

Released:
25-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Professor and Olympic Expert Says NHL's Decision to Skip Winter Games Is "All About Business"

University of Delaware

Matthew J. Robinson, professor and director of the Sport Management Program in the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, can comment on stories about the NHL's decision to skip to 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

Channels: Sports, Local - Delaware,

Released:
4-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Super Bowl Ad Expert: Don't Look for Super Commercials This Year, but There Will Be Highlights

University of Delaware

University of Delaware marketing professor John Antil dug into the numbers and the advertisements planned for Super Bowl LI and says viewers who prefer the commercials to the game might be let down this year. Still, some spots will break new ground and make it into the highlight reel.

Channels: Marketing, Sports, Local - Delaware,

Released:
1-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Expert in Evacuation Decision Making and Response Available for Stories on Hurricane Matthew

University of Delaware

Tricia Wachtendorf, Director of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, is an expert on evacuation decision making and response during disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. She has conducted field research during Hurricane Katrina and other events.

Channels: Meteorology, Hurricanes, Local - Delaware,

Released:
5-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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