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Grant Forward
The University of Delaware Library has announced the availability of a new database, Grant Forward.
Wednesday webinars
UD's Office of Human Resources is offering a series of live webinars on the new performance appraisal system and process on four upcoming Wednesdays.
SMDC orientations
The University of Delaware Library will offer Student Multimedia Design Center orientations during the spring semester.
ONEcard
University of Delaware ID Card Office staff members are busy planning for the "ONEcard re-card" initiative, which is slated to get underway in mid-February.
High performance computing
Prof. Cristina Archer and researchers from the Atmosphere and Energy Research Group will discuss how they use the HPC cluster to apply computational fluid dynamics to wind energy at a Jan. 28 symposium.
Weather-related closings
When severe weather strikes the area, UD employees and students have several options to find out if there are late openings, early closings or cancellations on the Newark campus.
Academy Street construction
Academy Street from just south of Lovett Avenue to north of the Perkins Parking Garage entrance will be closed from Wednesday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Jan. 30, due to utility construction.
License plate recognition
In preparation for a license plate recognition pilot program, University of Delaware Parking Services is asking all permit holders to register their vehicles.
Custom T-shirts and more
University Printing (UP) now has a direct-to-garment printer that enables the department to create custom T-shirts and sweat shirts here on campus.
Scam alert
The FBI has issued warnings this week about a pair of email scams targeting campus communities, one a fictitious "work from home" ruse aimed at students and the other a payroll ploy directed at university employees.
Diversity awards
The nomination deadline for the Mae Carter Scholarship and the Bessie B. Collins Award is Feb. 13, Carol Henderson, vice provost for diversity at UD, has announced.
HR liaison honored
Marcia Hartline, administrative assistant in the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, has been named the University's HR Liaison of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2014.
Get your flu shot now
Flu season is here, and students, faculty and staff are advised to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible so everyone will be better protected when the spring semester begins.
'Experiencing Engaging Education'
Members of the campus community can register now for the 2015 UD Winter Faculty Institute and ITUE Workshop, "Experiencing Engaging Education," to be held Feb. 4-6.
Nominations sought
The University of Delaware Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the board of directors, Alumni Wall of Fame award, and the Warner and Taylor Awards for seniors.
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Reliving Newtown in a college classroom

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 11, 2014

In an op-ed, University of Delaware senior Emily Floros of Newtown, Connecticut, writes about her reaction to coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school and classroom discussions about ethics in journalism.

UD students protest grand jury decisions in march down Main Street

Newark Post, Dec. 8, 2014

Chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "Black lives matter," protesters marched along Main Street on Saturday afternoon, expressing dissatisfaction with injustice nationally and locally. That was the third event that has taken place in Newark over the past two weeks, including a rally in front of UD's Memorial Hall and a "die-in" in the Trabant University Center.

UD's Harker: Dollars, value, globally warmed chickens

Cape Gazette, Dec. 5, 2014

At the global level, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker told members of the press in Lewes that UD, through engineering and environmental technologies, is helping to “bend the curve” to help ease the pressure on natural resources.

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