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Long-term care
UD's Office of Human Resources has announced a special open enrollment period for the Long-Term Care Insurance Program from Oct. 20 through Nov. 21.
IT Tech Fair
UD faculty and staff members are invited to attend the 2014 UD Tech Fair on Oct. 28 in the Trabant University Center to explore new technology, while enjoying a light lunch and entering a raffle for an iPad and other door prizes.
Research funding
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on research funding on Thursday, Nov. 20.
2014 campaign
UD's United Way employee fundraising campaign kicks off Oct. 20 and will run through Dec. 5.
Learn about Ebola
The Ebola virus will be the subject of a presentation on Oct. 28 at UD's Trabant University Center.
Genealogy workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on genealogy, with a focus on wills and court records, on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Tuition exchange
Tuition Exchange Program applications for new scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year are now being accepted from UD faculty and staff through the Educational Benefits web form. The deadline for these applications is Monday, Oct. 27.
Improve English language skills
UD's English Language Institute is now enrolling students in its nine-week, semi-intensive evening program, to be held Nov. 12 to Feb. 2, 2015.
Learning about police procedures
Registrations are now being accepted for UD Police's second Community Police Academy, scheduled for spring 2015.
'Thinking, Searching, Finding'
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop for undergraduate students titled "Thinking, Searching, Finding and Evaluating: Research Basics for Busy Students" on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28.
Winter wellness
UD employees and their families are invited to the 2015 Wellness Retreat to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
HR honors
Lisa Sorantino, administrative assistant in the Office of Residence Life and Housing, has been named UD's Human Resources Liaison of the Quarter.
Building changeover
University of Delaware Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services is in the process of preparing the campus buildings for the changing seasons, in this case from cooling to heating.
SLAP group
New UD professionals who work with students on campus and are interested in continuing their growth both professionally and personally are invited to join the Student Life Advancing Professionals group.
General Faculty, Faculty Senate meetings
President Patrick Harker discussed the need for new ideas to help UD meet the challenges presented by the changing landscape of higher education during the semiannual General Faculty Meeting held Oct. 6, and followed by the monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate.
Oct. 22: Sustainability Day learning luncheon
Members of the University of Delaware community are invited to a no-waste learning luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Stay safe
Pedestrians and drivers are reminded to observe traffic laws for the safety of everyone.
Renewing effort to Secure UD
A total of 700 University of Delaware employees have completed Secure UD training, and the program is being relaunched during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
iMovie workshops
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop titled "iMovie: The Essentials" on Thursday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Regarding sexual harassment, assault
UD students, faculty and staff are invited to information sessions outlining the University's initiatives, policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault.
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State kicks off second Sea Level Rise Awareness Week

Delaware Newszap, Sept. 15, 2014

Jen Volk of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is working with UD researchers to develop salt tolerant crops to help farmers who have fields near the Delaware coast.

Delaware gets positive time on national TV

The News Journal, Sept. 14, 2014

The University of Delaware's UDairy Creamery and Moo Crew student workers won the Best Sundae on Sunday competition and had their ice cream featured on the Food Network's series "Eating America."

UD research an important engine for 21st-century economy

The News Journal, Sept. 12, 2014

Charles Riordan, vice provost for research, wrote a Delaware Voices opinion piece highlighting the University of Delaware's many research successes and detailing how its entrepreneurial spirit will power it as an even stronger engine for the 21st-century economy.

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