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The latest issue of the University of Delaware Research magazine
is chockful of interactive features, from how to develop a healthy
information diet during these challenging times, to one student’s
spectacular adventure at Mount Kīlauea.
Among the highlights:
“The Life Cycle of a Fact”
provides insight into the rigorous process that lies at the heart of
science, and how knowledge comes to be, with assistance from Catherine
Grimes, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
“Getting the Message Right”
in public communication is more important than ever, and Tricia
Wachtendorf, director of the Disaster Research Center, Jennifer Horney,
founding director of the epidemiology program, and Amy Bleakley,
professor of communication, share some of their top tips for
“Adding Peril to a Pandemic”
recognizes the other epidemic that emerged with COVID-19 — the
infodemic — and considers how society can navigate issues of free speech
and accountability, with Jennifer Lambe, associate professor of
communication, and Tom Powers, director of the Center for Science,
Ethics and Public Policy.
In “What Happens When Communication Is Blocked?,”
Isaí Jess Muñoz, associate professor in UD’s School of Music, reveals
the background behind his widely acclaimed recording of the music of
Catalonia, a once-repressed region of Spain.
Kīlauea volcano offered up an incredible spectacle while Abigail
Nalesnik, doctoral student in geology, was there doing fieldwork. Check
it out in “True Adventures.”
What do you really know about plastic pollution, and how can you help stem this growing problem? Take the quiz and find out.
UD Research showcases the excellence, discoveries and
inventions of UD’s faculty, staff and students. The digital magazine is
produced through a collaboration of the Research Office and the Office
of Communications and Marketing.
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Article by Tracey Bryant,
photo illustration by David Barczak
Originally published August 31, 2022