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Driverless vehicles may be the wave of the future, but what if?  What if a system somehow built into our roadway infrastructure could tell those vehicles whether to speed up or slow down as they merge onto Interstate 95, or where to turn off Kirkwood Highway to avoid a traffic jam a half-mile ahead?

An experiment now under way in the University of Delaware’s Mechanical Engineering department is trying to figure out whether such a system might work and, if so, how it might be put together.


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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has come out against the work of University of Delaware professor Dr. Tania Roth, who studies the biological effects of childhood mistreatment using rats.


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Last fall’s University of Delaware Center for Political Communication’s National Agenda series was called "As We Stand, Divided," focusing on the various divisions the country faces these days – be they gender, geographic, religious, cultural, or political.  But in addition to hearing from various speakers about these divides and their impact, the Center for Political Communication also wanted to hear from students.


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The University of Delaware Journalism Program's recently launched speaker series – The Front Page Café – resumed this week.

The series brings journalists to UD to highlight their work, and tell their stories. 

The latest guest to visit the Deer Park Tavern in Newark was Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston to discuss his latest book, It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America.


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No Delawareans are competing in the Winter Olympics starting this week, but the First State still has a connection to the 2018 games. Some of the U.S. figure skaters battling for gold in South Korea have sharpened their skills at University of Delaware during their careers.

 


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New research released this month says bright lights can lure migrating birds to cities at night, derailing them from their normal southbound path each fall.

The researchers, including University of Delaware professor of Wildlife Ecology Jeff Buler,  used weather radar to measure birds migrating through brightly lit urban night skies over a 7-year period.


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Legendary University of Delaware football coach Tubby Raymond was remembered at memorial service Friday.

About a thousand people showed up at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center to reflect on his life and legacy with the Raymond family.

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The University of Delaware’s Journalism Program recently launched a new speaker series – The Front Page Café – bringing journalists and other writers to UD to highlight their work, and tell their stories. 

The series, inspired by UD's successful Science Café, held its inaugural event last month, welcoming Kathryn Miles to the Deer Park Tavern to discuss her latest book, Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake


The University of Delaware men’s hoop team hosts a top 10 opponent – and a familiar face this weekend.

The Blue Hens welcome 9th ranked Notre Dame and former UD coach Mike Brey to the Carpenter Center Saturday.

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Results from a new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication poll show people on both sides of the aisle distrust those who voted differently than them in the 2016 presidential election. The poll found 70% of people who identify as Republican don’t trust people who voted for Hillary Clinton, and 72% of Democrats don’t trust people who voted for Donald Trump.

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