University of Delaware alumni are invited to hear Natasha Trethewey, the U.S. poet laureate, at a symposium on emancipation to be held Saturday, April 6.

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University alumni invited to attend symposium on emancipation

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10:34 a.m., March 22, 2013--University of Delaware alumni are invited to attend a symposium on “Emancipation and its Legacies” to be held Saturday, April 6, at the Delaware Historical Society’s Delaware History Center in Wilmington.

The symposium is part of semester-long programming on emancipation hosted by UD’s Department of History.

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The event will feature presentations by distinguished historians and legal scholars and a reading by Natasha Trethewey, the U.S. poet laureate.

For details or to register, click here.

Other alumni activities include:

Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.: Reading happy hour. The Reading Alumni Club will host a happy hour at the Railroad House in Sinking Spring, Pa.

Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m.: School of Public Policy and Administration Scholarship Fundraiser. An auction style social intended to raise tuition scholarships for future students.

Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m.: Hawaii Blue Hens Concert in Honolulu.  UD alumni in Honolulu will gather for a free concert by Delaware's award-winning Celtic fusion band Mythica, a quartet of Blue Hen musicians.

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.: Art investigator. Art investigator Robert Wittman will recount a fascinating 20-year career of fighting art crime, during which time he recovered stolen art and cultural patrimony worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Friday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.: South Florida wine tasting. Blue Hens in south Florida will gather for a wine tasting event at the Boynton Beach Wine Cellar, 1500 Gateway Blvd.

Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.: Engineers Without Borders benefit. Alumni are invited to the annual dinner and silent auction to benefit the University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a student organization that works closely with the international community and professional engineers to develop and implement sustainable solution to engineering problems around the globe. The event will be held at the Newark Country Club.

Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.: Friends of UD Lacrosse golf outing. The Friends of UD Lacrosse will host a golf outing at the Deerfield in Newark, and alumni, friends and family are invited to participate. The event benefits the Blue Hens men’s lacrosse program.

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.: Big Fish Grill cooking class. Back by popular demand, alumni are invited to attend a private cooking class at the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach.

Saturday, April 20, 5 p.m.: Baltimore Urban Pirate cruise. The Baltimore Alumni Club will host an Urban Pirate cruise during the Fell’s Point Privateer Festival.

The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of several of these events.

Photo by Joel Benjamin

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