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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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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.
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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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‘Managed retreat’ done right can reinvent cities so they’re better for everyone – and avoid harm from flooding, heat and fires

Managed retreat doesn’t always mean leaving. It’s about preserving the essential while redesigning communities to be better for everyone. Here’s what that can look like.
White Americans who hold racist attitudes are likely to prefer military action over diplomacy in foreign countries like Iran and, in particular, China. Frank Rossoto Stocktrek via Getty

Racial bias makes white Americans more likely to support wars in nonwhite foreign countries – new study

Analysis of US survey data finds that white people who hold racist views are more likely than others to favor military action over diplomacy in China and Iran, and to endorse the global war on terror.
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Bringing joy back to the classroom and supporting stressed kids – what summer school looks like in 2021

This year summer schools will have to figure out how to tend to the emotional and academic needs of students coming out of remote learning.
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CBD, marijuana and hemp: What is the difference among these cannabis products, and which are legal?

Hemp, CBD and marijuana are all forms of cannabis – but they are different in significant ways, from form and legality to their potential uses as treatment for various health conditions.
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Biden faces the world: 5 foreign policy experts explain US priorities – and problems – after Trump

Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
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After a record 22 ‘billion dollar disasters’ in 2020, it’s time to overhaul US disaster policy – here’s how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.


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