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May 5: Cervantes on stage
A May 5 lecture at the University of Delaware will explore various adaptations of "Don Quixote" for the English stage.
May 8: Alpha Zeta 5K
Alpha Zeta, a registered student organization at the University of Delaware, is holding a 5K run on Sunday, May 8, to raise money to help send children with cancer to summer camp.
May 6: Dark Arts concert
Founded in 1996, the Dark Arts Performing Dance Company at the University of Delaware is marking its anniversary with a concert titled "Memories and New Beginnings: 20 Years of Artistry in Motion" at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, in Mitchell Hall.
May 7: Music of Malta
The University of Delaware Department of Music's New Music Delaware concert series will highlight the music of the leading composer of Malta, Joseph Vella, in a special program on Saturday, May 7.
May 6-7: Digital Pedagogy Lab
A Digital Pedagogy Lab at UD on May 6-7 will feature experts in using technology to teach, learn and collaborate.
May 8: Mother's Day brunch
The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware campus hotel will offer a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sunday, May 8, and reservations are being accepted.
Through May 8: 'Things We Do for Love'
UD's Resident Ensemble Players will present Alan Ayckbourn's comedy "Things We Do for Love" through May 8 at the Roselle Center for the Arts.
May 9: Arthritis awareness
A free public symposium on arthritis awareness will be held May 9 in the Star Atrium on the University of Delaware's STAR Health Sciences Campus, 540 South College Ave., Newark.
May 10: Museums and business
The May 10 History Workshop session features a lecture by the director of the National Museum of American History.
May 10: Remembering the dead
A May 10 ceremony at UD will commemorate the lives and sacrifice of those who died in World War I.
May 10: Stress relief
The Puppy Raisers of the University of Delaware (PRoUD) student organization has announced that it will hold a stress relief event for students from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, in the Perkins Student Center concourse.
May 11: I Heart UD Day
Blue Hens are invited to participate in the second annual I Heart UD Day on Wednesday, May 11.
May 11: First Amendment
The University of Delaware's Wayne Batchis, author of a new book on the First Amendment, will speak about the subject.
May 11: UDress spring launch
UDress Magazine at the University of Delaware has announced that it will hold its fourth annual spring launch event on Wednesday evening, May 11, in the Perkins Student Center's West Lounge.
May 13: Colburn Memorial Lecture
Michelle O'Malley of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who received a doctorate from the University of Delaware in 2010, will present the Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13.
May 12-13: Rising and revival
The History Alumni Lecture and the department's colloquium will focus on the 1916 Easter Rising and the Irish Revival.
May 13: Senior Fling
SCPAB and the University Student Centers will present the annual Senior Fling event, featuring the indie pop band MisterWives, from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 13, on the North Green.
May 7-13: Fashion Week
Students are offering a full slate of activities to celebrate the University of Delaware's inaugural Fashion Week.
May 14: Modifying ride-on cars
The Assistive Medical Technologies Club at the University of Delaware will host a workshop to modify ride-on cars for children with disabilities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the STAR Campus.
Through May 15: African American art
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Blue and Black: African Rainbow," on view through May 15 in the Mechanical Hall Gallery.
May 15: Wilmington Campus open house
The University of Delaware community and the public are invited to visit UD's Wilmington Campus on Sunday, May 15, for an open house.
Through May 15: 'Artists and Friends'
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Artists and Friends," on view through May 15 in the Old College Gallery.
Through May 15: Loper collection
The University Museums at the University of Delaware will present "The Edward L. Loper Sr. Collection: A Centennial Exhibition," on view from April 6 through May 15 at the Old College West Gallery.
Through May 15: Mineralogical acquisitions
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will display recent acquisitions and ongoing exhibitions through May 15 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall.
May 18: Senior cap decorating
Seniors are invited to join fellow classmates at the Trabant University Center on Wednesday, May 18, to decorate their graduation caps just in time for Commencement.
May 27: Adelante, Kente Stole ceremonies
The University of Delaware will hold the Adelante graduation ceremony for Latino/Hispanic students and the Kente Stole graduation ceremony for black students, both on Friday, May 27.
May 18, 20: Irish films
In conjunction with the University of Delaware Library exhibition the 1916 Easter Rising, two Irish films will be screened this month.
Nov. 17: Chris Young concert
Country music star Chris Young will headline the "I'm Comin' Over Tour" with a concert planned Nov. 17 at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center.
June 6-9: Food and culture series
The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.

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