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Social media
UD Social Media is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the Social Media Ambassador program for the spring semester.
Trustees to meet
UD's Board of Trustees will hold its regular semiannual meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Trabant University Center.
Open forums
Candidates for the position of senior vice provost for graduate and professional education at UD will participate in open forums with the campus community the first week in December.
Syrian refugees
UD's Graduate Student Government and Rumi Forum, a graduate student organization, are holding a coat and blanket drive to support Syrian refugees living in tent cities in Turkey.
Food items for fines
University of Delaware Parking Services is getting into the holiday spirit and helping those in need again this year, announcing a three-week food drive program as a way to pay parking citations.
Successful campaign
The University of Delaware's 2015 United Way employee campaign has raised pledges totaling $121,966.38.
Flu shots available
As the flu season approaches, flu shots are available for faculty, staff and the public at the Nurse Managed Health Center and for UD students at Student Health Services.
Toy donations
UD's Police Department is coordinating the Toys for Tots Program again this year on campus.
Enhanced library security
The University of Delaware Police Department and the University of Delaware Library have announced an upcoming new security measure aimed at providing better protection for UD students, faculty and staff and the members of the larger community who use the Morris Library.
Dec. 2: Book club discussion
The Faculty Commons Book Club will meet Dec. 2 to discuss "How College Works" by Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher Takacs.
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Preschoolers in daycare need more outdoor time

Reuters, Nov. 27, 2015

While preschoolers need more outdoor time, expanding access to physical activity isn't one size fits all, said Laura Lessard, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition.

Saturday Night Live and the politics of humor

Los Angeles Post Examiner, Nov. 27, 2015

"Humor provides us with a shared sense of meaning surrounding large events," said Dannagal G. Young, associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware.

As stock buybacks reach historic levels, signs that corporate America is undermining itself

Reuters, Nov. 16, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in a report on the long-term effects of corporate stock buybacks.


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