Wellness programs scheduled
throughout the summer
A lunchtime lecture titled "Weekend Warrior Survival" will be presented from 12:05-12:55 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, in 103 Gore Hall. The cost is $10 Wellness Dollars.
Kirk Swigart and Wayne Woodzell, both graduate residents in physical therapy, will provide information about preventing injury during summer weekend activities. Weekend warriors pay the price for overdoing sports and work activities that sometimes result in injuries and muscle soreness because of the lack of adequate conditioning.
Attendees will learn simple exercise tips to reduce injury. All those who attend also will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to McGlynn's Pub and Restaurant. Employees may register online at [www.udel.edu/ wellness] or call 831-8388.
"Managing Menopause" is the topic of a lunchtime lecture, scheduled from 12:05-12:55 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in 127 Memorial Hall. Cost is $10 Wellness Dollars. Employees should register online at [www.udel.edu/wellness].
The Wellness Center also will conduct two health screenings this summer. A hearing screening, requiring a five-minute appointment will be available for employees from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, in 317 Gore Hall. The cost is $5 Wellness Dollars.
A cholesterol screening, requiring a 10-minute appointment, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, in 126 Memorial Hall. The cost is $10 Wellness Dollars plus a $5 co-pay.
Results for both screenings will be available immediately. Employees should call 831-8388 to schedule an appointment.
Lincoln Collection documents,
photos in Morris Library exhibit
A selection of rare pamphlets and other materials from the Lincoln Collection, which contains more than 2,000 items, including books, pamphlets, photographs, artwork, sculpture, artifacts, historic documents and miscellaneous material pertaining to the life and career of Abraham Lincoln, is on view through December in a specially-designed display case in Special Collections at the Morris Library.
Founded in Wilmington in 1929, the Lincoln Club of Delaware has maintained offices at UD's Goodstay Center since 1972, when the club donated its extensive Lincoln Collection to the University. Since 1998, much of the collection has been transferred to the Special Collections Department in the Morris Library, where it is housed in a secure, controlled environment specifically created for the storage of rare books and manuscripts.
The current exhibition presents highlights of the collection's extensive pamphlet holdings. The Civil War period was a prolific one for authors of political pamphlets representing all conceivable points of view. After Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865, there was a tremendous outpouring of speeches, poetry, music, sermons, editorials and other writings.
The Lincoln Collection houses over 500 of these publications, which range from official government documents to hastily produced pamphlets from all regions of the United States and scarce foreign publications.
Many of these pamphlets are quite fragile and were glued into highly acidic binders, which caused significant damage. With support from UD's Office of the President, nearly 250 of the pamphlets were sent to the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia for treatment. The pamphlets have been restored to their original condition and a selection is on display through December in the Lincoln Collection Exhibition case, adjacent to the Special Collections main gallery in the Morris Library, during the library's regular hours.
Additional information about the Lincoln Collection is available at: [http://www.lib.udel. edu/ud/spec/exhibits/lincoln/ index.htm]
For a complete list of library hours, call 831-223 or check the Library web site at [http://www.lib.udel.edu].
Special program to bring
federal funders to campus
Entrepreneurs, educators, scientists and business managers will have an opportunity to meet with program managers from a host of federal agencies at a special program on moving technology into the marketplace, scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Gore Hall on the Newark Campus.
The agencies, ranging from the Air Force to the Environmental Protection Agency, will award $1 billion this year through the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs. These programs, which have benefited thousands of small companies since their inception in 1983, are designed to encourage the owners of small businesses and start-up companies to conduct high risk, innovative research and development and commercialize the resulting technologies.
Participating in the Aug. 21 event will be representatives from the Air Force, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
A workshop fee of $75 includes presentations by the program managers, a contract management workshop, luncheon and one-on-one discussions with program managers.
The event is sponsored by the Delaware Small Business Development Center Network, the University of Delaware, the Delaware Economic Development Office and Fraunhofer USA: A Delaware Advanced Technology Center.
To register by phone, call the Division of Continuing Education at 831-1171, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Prof to talk in Lewes about
ocean's abundant invisible life
If you collect a sample of water from the Delaware Bay and look at it with the naked eye, you probably won't see anything too exciting. But view the same sample under a microscope and a whole, new world of bustling, bug-like organisms suddenly appears.
UD microbiologist David Kirchman, Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Studies, is studying the microbes that inhabit the ocean. These tiny, one-celled organisms represent the most abundant life form on Earth and are critical to the ocean'sand our ownwelfare.
At 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26, in 104 Cannon Laboratory of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Kirchman will present "The Unseen World Around Us: Microbes in Nature." The free, public hourlong presentation, followed by refreshments, is part of the Ocean Currents Lecture Series, held monthly at the Lewes campus through September.
"While marine microbes may be tiny, their size is by no means a measure of their importance," Kirchman said. "These organisms form the base of the food chainall other life forms in the ocean depend on them. Marine bacteria also are involved in all kinds of environmental processes, from decomposing dead plants to detoxifying certain pollutants. Moreover, they impact critical geological, biological, and chemical cycles," he noted. "That means, among other things, that these tiny organisms control the amount of oxygen in the water and they affect the amount of carbon dioxide in the air."
During his presentation, Kirchman will share what he and other scientists have learned about the role that marine bacteria play in storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that affects global climate. He'll also reveal some of the unique challenges involved in studying the ocean's "invisible life."
Kirchman received his doctoral and master's degrees in environmental engineering from Harvard University and his bachelor's degree in biology from Lawrence University. Earlier this month, he was appointed acting associate dean of the college. (Please see story on page 18.)
Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (302) 645-4279.
Crab Cake Cook-Off hopefuls'
applications due by Aug. 10
The challenging, cr eative Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off is coming soon, and cooksyoung and old, professional and amateurshould submit their special, innovative crab cake recipes by Friday, Aug. 10.
For a copy of the rules and an entry form, call (302) 645-4346, send e-mail to [email@example.com] or write to Crab Cake Cook-Off, University of Delaware, Sea Grant Advisory Service, 700 Pilottown Rd., Lewis, DE 19958.
From the recipe submissions, eight finalists will be selected and given two pounds of blue-crab meat for the cook-off on Coast Day, Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This annual, educational festival, which showcases Delaware's rich marine resources, attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year.
The crab cakes are judged on originality, the predominance of crabmeat, taste and texture. The first-place prizewinner receives $150 and is invited to be a judge during the following year's contest. The second-place winner receives $100, and the third-place winner receives $75.
"The crab cake cook-off highlights one of Delmarva's most valuable seafood resourcesthe blue crab," Doris Hicks, marine studies, said. Last year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the cook-off, Hicks collected all the award-winning recipes and published the Coast Day Crab Cake Cookbook. Copies are available for $3 from the Marine Communications Office in Newark by calling 831-8083 or from the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service in Lewes by calling (302) 645-4346.
Last year "Black-and-Blue Crab Cakes" by Gail G. Koller of York, Pa., won the title of "Delaware's Best Crab Cakes."