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The University of Delaware, founded in 1743, is the eighth-oldest university in the country. UD’s

storied tradition of academic excellence continues today in both the classroom and the laboratory, with consistent ranking among the top 40 public universities. Beyond its Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Delaware, UD has locations across the state—in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes.

UD is a state-assisted, privately governed institution and one of a select group of institutions in the United States to hold the triple land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as both a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3% of U.S. colleges and universities—and as a community engaged university for its long tradition of applying knowledge and creativity to critical challenges facing communities in Delaware and around the world.

UD offers a broad range of degree programs: four associate’s programs, 140 bachelor’s programs, 145 master’s programs (with 16 dual degrees offered within) and 60 doctoral programs through its nine colleges. Our physical therapy program is the top-ranked graduate program in the nation. The University’s student body encompasses more than 18,000 undergraduates, more than 4,000 graduate students and more than 700 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. UD’s distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, Guggenheim, Fulbright and National Academy of Inventors fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and American Association for the Advancement of Science. The University is fortunate to have an alumni base of more than 195,000 in 152 countries, representing a unique global ambassador community eager to support the University’s mission and pursuits.


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Em um grupo pequeno, com vida de subsistência, faz sentido que todos façam muitos trabalhos. gorodenkoff/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Esqueça o “homem caçador”. Evidências arqueológicas e fisiológicas comprovam que mulheres pré-históricas também iam à luta em busca de proteína

Os corpos femininos têm uma vantagem na capacidade de resistência, o que significa que as mulheres do Paleolítico provavelmente caçavam animais e não só colhiam plantas.
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Forget ‘Man the Hunter’ – physiological and archaeological evidence rewrites assumptions about a gendered division of labor in prehistoric times

Female bodies have an advantage in endurance ability that means Paleolithic women likely hunted game, not just gathered plants. The story is written in living and ancient human bodies.
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What is seawater intrusion? A hydrogeologist explains the shifting balance between fresh and salt water at the coast

Saltwater intrusion is bad for human health, ecosystems, crops and infrastructure. Here’s how seawater can move inland, and why climate change is making this phenomenon more frequent and severe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown in Moscow in March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine. Mikhaul Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Putin may not outrun the warrant for his arrest – history shows that several leaders on the run eventually face charges in court

The International Criminal Court announced an arrest warrant for Putin and his children’s rights commissioner in March 2023, alleging the illegal abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.
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Rainbow fentanyl – the newest Halloween scare

Like clockwork, September crime news is often cast as an ominous sign of what could happen on Halloween.
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New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York

The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
Teachers with traditional certifications are more likely to continue teaching than those with alternative certifications. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

How teachers enter the profession affects how long they stay on the job

Teachers who take alternative routes to being certified tend to leave their positions sooner than educators who go through colleges of education, new research shows.


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