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Protect data
In University of Delaware IT's last National Cyber Security Awareness Month article for 2014, the focus is on the individual as a consumer.
Two-factor authentication
Since two-factor authentication provides more security than a simple password, UD IT recommends that it be used whenever it's offered.
Main Street robbery
Newark Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on East Main Street on Tuesday evening, Oct. 28.
Underage drinking
An Underage Drinking Enforcement Operation resulted in the arrest of 145 persons for underage drinking at a loud party Oct. 25 in Newark.
Faculty climate survey
The NSF ADVANCE grant team at UD has shared the results of a faculty climate survey on topics including promotion and tenure, evaluation, merit, workload, family-friendly policies, mentoring, and career satisfaction.
Nov. 4: Election Day library hours
The University of Delaware Library announces that the Morris Library will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Wake Up Delaware
Daylight saving time ending this Sunday, Nov. 2, which is a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association is also providing residents with smoke detectors and replacement batteries.
Nov. 5: Newark community meeting
As part of UD's "Delaware Will Shine" strategic planning effort, a community meeting will be held Nov. 5 at St. Thomas More Oratory in Newark.
Security is everyone's responsibility
The security of all of UD's information resources depends on each member of the campus community.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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