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December 16, 2013
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Post-Sandy Survey Shows a Polluted but Generally Intact Barrier System off Long Island

AUSTIN, Texas — As coastal communities continue to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists at last week’s annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union offer some encouraging news: The storm did not seriously damage the offshore barrier system … Continue reading

November 8, 2013
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UA Sociologist Studies Resiliency in Communities Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Sociology professor Brian Mayer’s research is part of an $8 million Health and Human Services project focused on long-term recovery. The disastrous flooding Hurricane Sandy brought to Maryland’s coastal communities left a long road to recovery. An expert in how … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
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12 Milestone Microsoft Moments of 2012

As 2012 winds down, here’s a video and slideshow highlighting how Microsoft has built its devices and services foundation for the year ahead. REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 13, 2012 — If our online searches reveal anything about us, then Bing’s … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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After the Storm, Haiti’s Food Situation Looks Bleak

ANN ARBOR — The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through southern Haiti in October, will extend beyond destruction and injury. The current and future food security looks bleak barring significant intervention during the next year, according to a University … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
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Sandy’s Underwater Sandscapes

UD researchers studying ‘fingerprint’ left on seafloor by Hurricane Sandy Beneath the 20-foot waves that crested off Delaware’s coast during Hurricane Sandy, thrashing waters reshaped the floor of the ocean, churning up fine sand and digging deep ripples into the … Continue reading

November 17, 2012
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Q&A: Assoc. Prof. Christopher Berry discusses rise of women in Congress

One of the most notable outcomes of the Nov. 6 election was the record number of women voted into Congress, including 20 women who will occupy seats in the U.S. Senate. Christopher Berry, associate professor at the University of Chicago … Continue reading

November 10, 2012
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Saving Storm-Damaged Photos

UD conservators triage to provide advice, resources In a news clip on MSNBC, Phyllis, a 62-year-old grandmother from Staten Island, clutches a black-and-white photograph of her mother in her wedding gown. She found the family treasure strewn among the muck … Continue reading

November 2, 2012
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Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C. Billions

College Park, MD – A University of Maryland study projects that Washington, D.C. city and federal property could suffer billions of dollars in damage if sea level rise from global warming increases over the next century. Potential for significant damage … Continue reading