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University of Delaware officials say they don't believe items found hanging from a tree on campus are part of a possible hate crime.

A student found what appeared to be three makeshift nooses hanging from a tree outside Mitchell Hall Tuesday night.  University police this morning say that based on their investigation overnight the items were in fact remnants of paper lanterns from an event previously held on The Green.

Enlighten Me: In mating, mice sing as a duet

Sep 18, 2015
Maggie Bartlett, NHGRI

Serenading sounds like an old-fashioned way to attract a mate, but for mice, singing plays a key role in courtship. Many studies have shown that male mice sing to females they’re interested in. But until now, there hasn’t been evidence that shows that females sing back. Recently, University of Delaware scientists have published a new study that shows that these romantic solos are actually duets.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen explains this new finding and its possible significance.

The First State college football season kicked-off Friday night with the University of Delaware falling in its 2015 opener.

The Blue Hens lost to Jacksonville 20-14 at Delaware Stadium.

This week – the second of our interviews with the candidates in the upcoming 18th House District special election. We talk with Democrat David Bentz about the race and issues after speaking with Republican Eileen O'Shaughnessy-Coleman last week.

Results from Delaware's first year using the Smarter Balanced student assessment are in. Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne took an in-depth look at the numbers and talked to state officials about them - and found rating how First State students fared is open to interpretation.

Enlighten Me: UD's wind turbine 5 years later

Sep 4, 2015
Delaware Public Media

The wind turbine on University of Delaware’s Lewes campus has now reached its fifth anniversary.


Standing at 256 feet, the wind turbine in Lewes is the only commercial-sized wind turbine in Delaware. Since 2010, it’s generated 23.57 million kilowatt hours of electricity, powering the facilities at University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment campus.

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The University of Delaware opens its 2016 football season in a fairly unusual position.

For the first time since 1989, the Blue Hens open the year with no quarterback on their roster with some college experience.

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University of Delaware has won a contract from the Department of Homeland Security to build technology to defend data centers.

The $1.9 million dollar project will be used to develop technology to prevent Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. This type of cyber attack uses multiple computers and Internet connections to flood a server and shut down access to an organization’s website. They’re commonly used against banks, news organizations and other high profile websites.

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The University of Delaware turns to younger players this season as it seeks its first NCAA playoff berth since 2010.

When the Blue Hens kick-off their 2016 campaign Friday night at home against Jacksonville, they’ll do so with team dominated by first or second year players.

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Fall is on the horizon in Delaware, and that means it's a big time of year for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry -- not just for cars and passengers, but for weather and climate monitoring equipment aboard the vessels.

Researchers collect data about water quality and seasonal changes year-round on the ferries as they make their 17-mile crossing of southern Delaware Bay.

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Oil trains en route to Delaware City Refinery could be made safer with the adoption of more than two dozen measures recommended this week by a University of Delaware expert.

Prof. Allan Zarembski, Director of the UD’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, called on railroads and government officials to implement the measures in a report commissioned by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in response to growing public concern about the risks of a catastrophic event like that which a runaway oil train exploded and killed 47 people in Lac Megantic, Quebec, in 2013.