John Corrales, B.A. 2011

John Corrales, B.A. English, 2011

John Corrales

John Corrales, class of 2011, is a news assistant for the Politics desk at The New York Times.

He has written breaking news stories, features, and blog posts for The Times.  In January of 2016, he was sent to Des Moines, Iowa, and Manchester, N.H. to help cover the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.  In the Fall of 2015, he helped write a story about Donald J. Trump that was printed on the front page.

"As a UD English major, I learned to interpret literature sincerely.  Becoming a confident reader who could prise meaning from texts accurately and quickly has directly influenced my work in journalism. Reporters read life, so to speak.  They interpret and write about events, actions, and issues that haven't yet been recorded.  Reporting, like studying literature, requires analyzing events responsibly and contextualizing them prudently."

News

A Faculty Summer: Dr. Toby's Fight Against COVID-19

Assistant Professor of Biology Inimary Toby, Ph.D., has spent her summer fighting for the end of COVID-19 by volunteering with the National Scientist Volunteer Database (NSVD) as the Texas State Coordinator and by conducting lab research of the virus with her UD students.

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Prestigious Physics Fellowship Supports Alumna's Research

In a mountain range in Italy, Sophia Andaloro, BS '19, investigates dark matter. One of the 2019 Cardinal Spellman recipients at UD, Andaloro received both the 2020 NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) this past year, her first year in graduate school at Rice University. She is one of five graduate students who will join the NNSA program this fall.

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How Do You Build the Perfect Sandcastle?

According to a team of University of Dallas juniors, there's an optimal water-to-sand ratio, roughly 6%, along with a borrowed methodology that's endured the test of time dating back to the relics of the Old Kingdom. The students' research, titled "The Best Sandcastles Are Egyptian: Pyramids Reign Supreme," was awarded a Meritorious designation in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) -- a first in university history.

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