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For your health
University of Delaware faculty and staff can start the fall semester on a healthy note by taking advantage of activities offered by the HealthyU Employee Wellness Program.
First Friday Roundtable
The First Friday Roundtable on Teaching, a collaborative UD program aimed at highlighting varied approaches of teaching, learning and assessment practices, will hold its first event on Friday, Sept. 5.
Improve English skills
UD's English Language Institute is now enrolling students in its nine-week, semi-intensive evening class program, to be held Sept. 3 to Nov. 3.
DELCAT Discovery
The University of Delaware has announced a new cloud-based discovery system called DELCAT Discovery.
App for safety
UD now has a smartphone safety app that helps prevent crime and enables police better respond to incidents, making students even safer while at school.
Megabus NYC route
Megabus.com has announced that it will reinstate daily service between the University of Delaware campus in Newark and New York City on Sept. 10, and city-to-city express bus tickets can now be purchased.
Air quality
As the fall semester gets underway, UD's Department of Environmental Health and Safety offers some important tips to maintain a healthy living environment in residence halls, apartments and off-campus housing.
Photoshop workshops
The University of Delaware Library will present two workshops on the functions of Adobe Photoshop in September.
RefWorks sessions
The University of Delaware Library will present multiple workshops on RefWorks during the fall semester.
Facilities notifications
Members of the University of Delaware campus community are reminded to subscribe to the Facilities Notification System.
Rape Aggression Defense
University of Delaware Police are offering Rape Aggression Defense self-defense classes for University-affiliated women this semester.
New CATV channels
Because UD switched cable television providers on Aug. 23, on-campus televisions need to re-scan for channels.
Gas card policy
University of Delaware Transportation Services has announced a new policy for the Motor Pool, which will no longer issue gas fuel cards for use in refueling vehicles that are being rented from the Motor Pool.
Monitoring and planning
UD is monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and the University's Student Health Services has developed plans to deal with any issues that may arise on the campus.
SMDC orientation
The University of Delaware Library will offer Student Multimedia Design Center Orientation sessions Aug. 26-29.
Library holiday hours
The University of Delaware Library has announced Labor Day holiday weekend hours for the Morris Library.
Walktober
UD faculty and staff are invited to register now for Walktober, an eight-week walking program that will be held from Sept. 29-Nov. 23.
Oct. 27 deadline
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.
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