FYI Stories

In memoriam
UD professors and students remember Alexis DeFrancesco as a diligent student who liked to sit in the front row and as an outgoing and caring friend.
Trustees to meet
UD's Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Trabant University Center.
In memoriam
UD senior Alexis DeFrancesco was killed in a car accident in the early morning of Nov. 23.
First class
UD Police marked the completion of its inaugural Community Police Academy with a special ceremony for the graduates.
Toy donations
UD's Department of Public Safety is coordinating the Toys for Tots Program again this year on campus.
New name, new approach
UD's Office of Communications and Marketing has changed its name to Communications and Public Affairs to better reflect its mission and new goals to enhance the University's external outreach.
Parking Services hours
University of Delaware Parking Services has announced that the office will be closing at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Annual report available
University of Delaware Parking and Transportation Services has issued its third annual report.
Food items for fines
University of Delaware Parking Services is getting into the holiday spirit and helping those in need at the same time, announcing a three-week food drive program as a way to pay parking citations.
Upper division housing
University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing is hosting a series of open houses in upper division areas.
Parking e-business site
In preparation for a license plate recognition pilot program, University of Delaware Parking Services has updated its e-business site to allow vehicle records to be added, edited or removed by customers.
BusBuzz is here
University of Delaware Transportation Services has announced the implementation of BusBuzz on all UD shuttle buses, medical transport vehicles and Unicity buses.
Finals study sites
Late-night campus study locations available for use by University of Delaware students before and during fall semester final exams have been announced.
Honoring excellence
Nominations are now being sought for UD's Excellence-in-Teaching Award for faculty and graduate students and its Excellence-in-Undergraduate-Advising-and-Mentoring Award.
Library holiday hours
The University of Delaware Library has announced its hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.
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Five myths about Halloween

Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2014

Joel Best, professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, refutes many common myths about Halloween as the holiday approaches.

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water

The News Journal, Oct. 25, 2014

Fleda Brown, University of Delaware professor emerita, discussed her time in the state as both an English professor and as the Delaware poet laureate.

UD's Lerner College offers doctorate in big data analysis

Delaware Business Daily, Oct. 24, 2014

The University of Delaware's new doctoral program in financial services analytics, under the direction of Bintong Chen, professor of business administration, will teach students to perform detailed research and analysis on “big data” in the business world.

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