FYI Stories

Man charged
Newark Police have arrested a 39-year-old Newark man in connection with an offensive touching incident May 19 in Rittenhouse Park in Newark.
Alumni Weekend volunteers
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking the assistance of UD employees during Alumni Weekend, which will take place June 5-7.
Housing application changes
In order to manage the occupancy of University of Delaware housing so that all second-year students who wish to live on campus for 2016-17 have the greatest opportunity to do so, the housing application process for returning and upper-division students will change significantly beginning in September 2015.
Connecting parents with students
Parents in the UD community who are seeking students to provide full- or part-time childcare have a new resource to assist them.
Faculty and Staff Campaign
The University is launching its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign this week, with fundraising goals of $1 million and 50 percent employee participation for 2015-16.
Convocation parking alert
University of Delaware Parking Services has announced parking lot restrictions that will be in place during convocations scheduled Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30.
Dissertation boot camp
Applications are due June 8 for an intensive workshop to assist UD doctoral students who are writing their dissertations.
Summer parking
University of Delaware Parking Services reminds those who park on campus that all parking rules are in effect during the summer, including at parking meters that require activation at all times.
Keep UD safe
Members of the UD community are reminded that the use of all tobacco products and tobacco-related products is prohibited on campus.
IT Activity Report
University of Delaware Information Technologies has published its May 2015 Activity Report.
Commencement library hours
The Morris Library at the University of Delaware will be open during Commencement, Saturday, May 30, from noon-5 p.m.
Shuttle changes
University of Delaware Transportation Services has announced shuttle bus service changes for the end of the spring semester, May 19-29.
Research resource
The University of Delaware Library has announced the availability of SpringerMaterials, a research platform dedicated to information on materials, their properties and uses.
LGBT Allies training
The University of Delaware Office of Equity and Inclusion will host its last LGBT Allies training of the academic year from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 11.
Internet safety: Phishing
Because 2,000 members of the UD community received a May 15 phishing scam, UD IT reminds everyone of their shared role in Internet safety.
SFI 2015
The 2015 Summer Faculty Institute will explore five themes central to the University's role in advancing education.
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The birds, the bees and gardening

WHYY Radio Times, May 29, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology and co-author of the book "The Living Landscape," offers suggestions for creating gardens and habitat that support biodiversity and native species.

Tracking sharks

The News Journal, May 20, 2015

Work by scientists at UD and Delaware State University is highlighted in the newspaper's "Did You Know" feature about sharks along the Delaware coast.

DuPont spent $15 million to keep Peltz off board

The News Journal, May 19, 2015

UD corporate governance expert Charles Elson was quoted in an article about the money spent by DuPont in a proxy fight with investor Nelson Peltz. "It is $15 million that would have gone to the bottom line," Elson said. "The shareholders pay for the dispute."

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