University of Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Newark Panel Okays Zoning for Data Center's Cogeneration Plant http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/newark-panel-okays-zoning-data-centers-cogeneration-plant <p>After a three hour hearing drawing an audience of 700 people Newark’s Board of Adjustments effectively gave the okay for the zoning decision by the city council to allow the gas-fired power plant as part of the data center planned at the old Chrysler site to go forward.</p><p>On a 3-to-1 vote the panel found that the on-site generation would not impair the neighborhood.</p><p>And they split evenly on whether it was customary for a data-center to have on-site power generation and whether the plant would primarily serve the data center.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:41:20 +0000 Don Rush 51143 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Newark Panel Okays Zoning for Data Center's Cogeneration Plant Data Center Plan Takes Center Stage on Eve of Newark Mayoral Election http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/data-center-plan-takes-center-stage-eve-newark-mayoral-election <p>On the eve of today’s Mayoral election in Newark around 350 union members rallied outside the old Chrysler plant on the University of Delaware Campus in support of construction of The Data Centers LLC data facility.</p><p>The company says the $1-billion project would bring 290 permanent full-time jobs.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:06:53 +0000 Don Rush 45301 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Data Center Plan Takes Center Stage on Eve of Newark Mayoral Election Ten Story UD Office Building Planned for Newark http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ten-story-ud-office-building-planned-newark <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Newark's skyline may soon be changing with a developer's plans to build a 10-story office tower for the University of Delaware's research campus.</p><p>The News Journal reports the new Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus will be a skyscraper by Newark standards. It would be visible to motorists on the interstate more than a mile away.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:35:50 +0000 Don Rush 44461 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Ten Story UD Office Building Planned for Newark Federal Grant Beefs Up Diversity in Solar Research at UD http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/federal-grant-beefs-diversity-solar-research-ud <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State University is getting a $326,000 grant to provide solar energy research and education opportunities for minority students.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Energy announced the grant on Tuesday. It is part of a $60 million Energy Department initiative to lower the cost of solar electricity and support a growing solar workforce.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:03:09 +0000 Don Rush 43419 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Federal Grant Beefs Up Diversity in Solar Research at UD Judge Okays Road Near UD Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/judge-okays-road-near-ud-wind-turbine-lewes-campus <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has rejected a Lewes resident's effort to halt construction of a road near a wind turbine at the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.</p><p>Gerald Lechliter filed a lawsuit last year challenging erection of the wind turbine on what he say was supposed to be open space land.</p><p>Lechliter argued this week that a road being built in the area lies within a "fall zone" surrounding the turbine, posing a potential safety risk if the 410-foot-high tower should topple.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:21:44 +0000 Don Rush 43401 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Judge Okays Road Near UD Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus Newark UD Campus Gets New Lab http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/newark-ud-campus-gets-new-lab <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials are celebrating the school's first new laboratory in nearly 20 years.</p><p>President Patrick Harker helped cut the ribbon Thursday to open the 194,000-square-foot, $132 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory building. The school hopes housing many disciplines, including the humanities, under one roof will encourage innovation.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:54:30 +0000 Don Rush 43147 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Newark UD Campus Gets New Lab UD to Sell Energy Credits from Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ud-sell-energy-credits-wind-turbine-lewes-campus <p>LEWES, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware will start selling energy credits from a wind turbine on its Lewes campus to Delaware Municipal Electric Coop.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1e3DKeD">WMDT-TV</a> reports that the three-year-old turbine typically creates enough energy to power 5,000 homes for an entire year. It&#39;s currently being used to power the Lewes campus.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:19:30 +0000 Don Rush 42473 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net UD to Sell Energy Credits from Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus A Less Popular Major Bids Goodbye the University of Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/less-popular-major-bids-goodbye-university-delaware <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is saying goodbye to one of its less popular majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/18AT93S">WBEL-AM</a> reports that the school is eliminating it agricultural education major.</p><p>College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Mark Rieger says the major enrolls 11 students or about 1.5 percent of the student body. All students currently enrolled in the major will be able to get their degrees.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Don Rush 42341 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net A Less Popular Major Bids Goodbye the University of Delaware More Details on I'm Shmacked Mob http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/more-details-im-shmacked-mob <p>University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden says his officers were unaware of the social media website, “I’m Shmacked”, which led some 3-thousand students to show up in the streets of Newark earlier this month.</p><p>A total of 75 officers from law enforcement agencies including the university broke up a large party at round 11:30 p.m. on September 9<sup>th</sup> that included a DJ.</p><p>Many of the students had begun climbing on top of cars and blocking traffic.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:53:21 +0000 Don Rush 41782 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net More Details on I'm Shmacked Mob NASA Radar to Track Migrating Birds Over Delmarva http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/nasa-radar-track-migrating-birds-over-delmarva <p>NEWARK, Md. (AP) – A team of scientists is using a high-tech NASA radar to monitor the fall migration of birds over the Delmarva Peninsula.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports scientists will be looking at where birds are stopping, eating and lingering as they examine the best habitats that remain for the region’s migratory son birds.</p><p>University of Delaware research Jeff Buler says the majority of birds are migrating at night. He says residents can hear their flight calls if you listen carefully.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:25:30 +0000 Don Rush 41219 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net NASA Radar to Track Migrating Birds Over Delmarva UD Officials Issue Warning After Near Riot in Newark http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ud-officials-issue-warning-after-near-riot-newark <p>There was a near riot in Newark on Monday night as more than a thousand University of Delaware students flooded onto Main Street lured by the possibility to being videotaped for <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGYwaV3CVqE">“I’m Shmacked”</a>.</p><p>It’s a website and social media channel that films college students in their environments and then puts the video on the Internet.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that the crowd showed up at around 11:30 p.m where a DJ was set up in the backyard of a home.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:51:38 +0000 Don Rush 40928 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net UD Officials Issue Warning After Near Riot in Newark More Names Exposed in UD Hacking Incident http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/more-names-exposed-ud-hacking-incident <p>The University of Delaware says another 2-thousand individuals were exposed to a hacking operation that broke into the school’s website last month.</p><p>That means a total of 74-thousand people who have now been exposed.</p><p>University officials say that their review of the incident is now complete.</p><p>In mid-July thousands of names, Social Security numbers and university identification numbers were accessed.</p><p>The FBI has been contacted to investigate.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:58:16 +0000 Don Rush 39717 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net More Names Exposed in UD Hacking Incident UD Tuition Hike, Lowest in Decade http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ud-tuition-hike-lowest-decade <p>There will be another increase in tuition this fall for students at the University of Delaware.</p><p>But for in-state undergraduate students…the hike of 3.7 percent or around $430 will be the lowest in a decade.</p><p>Last year the increase amounted for 4.4 percent.</p><p>Out-of-state students will see an increase of $1,150.</p><p>UD President Patrick Harker said the university was trying to keep higher education affordable for in-state students.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:15:22 +0000 Don Rush 37362 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net UD Tuition Hike, Lowest in Decade Settlement in Student University of Delaware Logo Suit http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/settlement-student-university-delaware-logo-suit <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two University of Delaware students who got into hot water after creating T-shirts and other products bearing a lewd slogan incorporating the school's initials have settled a federal lawsuit.</p><p>Adam Bloom and Benjamin Goodman sued the university last year after being told they were infringing on UD's trademarks and would face disciplinary proceedings if they sold their T-shirts, sunglasses and can cozies.</p><p>Attorneys filed a stipulation of dismissal in the case Monday. No details were provided.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:30:02 +0000 Don Rush 37353 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Settlement in Student University of Delaware Logo Suit Hazmat Incident at University of Delaware Campus http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/hazmat-incident-university-delaware-campus <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials say one person was taken to a hospital after a hazardous materials incident in a campus lab.</p><p>Emergency crews were called to the Sharp Laboratory on Tuesday morning and the building was evacuated. Officials say one person was transported to an area hospital and another was treated on the scene as a precaution.</p><p>Drew Bowerson, deputy chief of the Aetna Hose, Hook &amp; Ladder Company, says crews found no hazardous issues and turned the scene over to the university's hazardous materials team.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:26:03 +0000 Don Rush 35391 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Hazmat Incident at University of Delaware Campus Reclycling Student Furniture in Newark http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/reclycling-student-furniture-newark <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware and the City of Newark are joining together to recycle furniture from students moving out of the school.</p><p>Students can start dropping off unwanted furnishings and home goods on Monday at the former Curtis Paper Mill site at 225 Paper Mill Road. Donations can include furniture, appliances, lamps, fans, clothing, televisions, bed frames and unopened toiletries.</p><p>The goods will be given free to local charities. Any items that remain after charities take their pick will be sold to the general public.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:13:47 +0000 Don Rush 34469 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Reclycling Student Furniture in Newark UD President's Salary Drops in Nationwide Ranking http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ud-presidents-salary-drops-nationwide-ranking <p>The president of the University of Delaware has dropped to 14<sup>th</sup> in the nation when it comes to compensation.</p><p>That’s the ranking he received by a 2011-2012 survey by <a href="http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5">The Chronicle of Higher Education</a></p><p>UD President Patrick Harker earns just over o$735-thousand a year.</p><p>Last year, his compensation package was nearly $700-thousand a year.</p><p>In 2010 it was at $810-thousand.</p><p>The UD board of trustees sets his salary.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:46:12 +0000 Don Rush 34049 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net UD President's Salary Drops in Nationwide Ranking Newark Signs Longterm Power Deal With UD http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/newark-signs-longterm-power-deal-ud <p></p><p>The city of Newark has been able to lock in long-term electric rates for its largest long term consumer of electricity.</p><p>The town council has approved a 15-year contract with the University of Delaware.</p><p>WDEL reports that the city expects to get at least $300-thousand a year in sub-inventory funding from the school which will go into the town’s general fund.</p><p>That money will be credited to UD’s delivery charges which are expected to be a minimum of $2.6 million a year under the agreement.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:04:55 +0000 Don Rush 28292 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Newark Signs Longterm Power Deal With UD Federal Funding of Brain Research in Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/federal-funding-brain-research-delaware <P>Delaware State University is getting a $10.5 million grants for a Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research on its Dover campus.</P> <P>The funds will come in over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health.</P> <P>And the research center will be housed at DSU and operated in collaboration with the University of Delaware to study brain development.&nbsp;</P> <P>DSU will get $7.3 million while UD will receive $3.2 million.</P> <P>The Wilmington News Journal reports that the funds will support the on-going research of five faculty members and provide seed money for new p Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:20:03 +0000 Don Rush 25150 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Federal Funding of Brain Research in Delaware New Offshore Wind Power Project Proposed for Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/new-offshore-wind-power-project-proposed-delaware <P>There could be another offshore wind power project in Delaware.</P> <P>Researchers at the University of Delaware in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado has a proposal for a test project in the Atlantic Ocean.</P> <P>Delaware’s congressional delegation announced their application with the US Department of Energy yesterday along with a letter of support by Secretary Steven Chu.</P> <P>The Energy Department has offered $180 million for demonstration projects.</P> <P>In addition, Governor Jack Markell says that Delmarva Power has promised to buy electricity from Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:45:53 +0000 Don Rush 19610 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net New Offshore Wind Power Project Proposed for Delaware DuPont Provides Biggest Corp. Donation To UD Lab http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/dupont-provides-biggest-corp-donation-ud-lab <P>The DuPont Company is donating $5 million to the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.</P> <P>It is the largest corporate contribution the lab has seen.</P> <P>In exchange the facility will be called the DuPont Science Learning Center.</P> <P>In addition, Monica Taylor, vice president for development and alumni relations, said another $10 million contribution will come from a UD graduate.</P> <P>That would be the largest from an individual who wished not to be identified.&nbsp;</P> <P>Taylor says the DuPont gift brings the total f Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:30:38 +0000 Don Rush 19454 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Special Olympics Gets Underway in Newark http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/special-olympics-gets-underway-newark <p>&nbsp;NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Hundreds of people are gathering in Newark&nbsp;this weekend for this year&#39;s edition of Special Olympics Delaware&#39;s Summer Games.</p><p>The annual two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday at the University of Delaware.</p><p>The Games offer athletes with intellectual disabilities the chance to compete in six different sports: aquatics, bocce,&nbsp;power&nbsp;lifting, softball, tennis and track &amp; field.</p><p>The grand opening ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bob Carpenter Center. It is free and open to the public.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:31:06 +0000 Don Rush 14501 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware University Students Plan Protest of Sallie Mae http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-university-students-plan-protest-sallie-mae <p>&nbsp;</p><p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A group of college students and recent&nbsp;graduates is planning to protest at the annual shareholders meeting of student loan company Sallie Mae.</p><p>The students say they should not be forced to pay back loans&nbsp;they took out for their education, and that Sallie Mae should&nbsp;forgive their student debt.</p><p>They plan to protest&nbsp;at Sallie Mae&#39;s annual meeting Thursday at the&nbsp;company&#39;s Newark headquarters.</p><p>About three dozen people were arrested in March at similar protest at Sallie Mae&#39;s Washington, D.C. offices.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 13:07:42 +0000 Don Rush 13575 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net