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news Dan Leathers has been elected president of the American Association of State Climatologists. (read more here)

arrow April Veness, Associate Professor of Geography, and students in her Global at Home course completed a community-based research project in Georgetown, Delaware with a report about the We are One Georgetown project.  Entitled "Creating a Well Informed and Engaged Citizenry in Georgetown, Delaware: Report on the We are One Georgetown Survey," the report describes this unique upstate-downstate collaboration, provides details about findings from a community-wide bilingual survey, and offers some ideas about how Georgetown might go forward in its efforts to improve communications and facilitate immigrant integration.

In addition to the UD Global at Home team, the Town of Georgetown, Habitat for Humanity-Sussex County, Hoy en Delaware, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Del-Tech Community College, and the Blueprint Communities Revitalization Planning team were involved. Student volunteers from Del-Tech Community College, Sussex Tech High School and Sussex Central High School helped administer the survey. (Click here for report)

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