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'Icy Embellishments' Focus of Oct. 30 University of Delaware IPY Webcast by Noted Cultural Historian

10/27/2008 On Oct. 30, from 5-6:30 p.m., Robert McCracken Peck, curator of art and artifacts and senior fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, discusses how Arctic enthusiasm was manifested in everyday items of 19th century material culture. More

Annual Arctic Report Card Shows Stronger Effects of Warming

10/16/2008 Temperature increases, a near-record loss of summer sea ice, and a melting of surface ice in Greenland are among some of the evidence of continued warming in the Arctic, according to a report issued by NOAA and its partners. More

U. of Delaware Podcast: Early Arctic Explorers Triggered Americans' Interest in Polar Discovery

10/3/2008 When explorer Elisha Kent Kane died in 1857, his was the largest funeral, at that time, in American history. Author Michael Robinson discussed the imprint of early Arctic explorers on the American psyche as part of the university's IPY events series. More