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Finals shuttle schedule
UD Transportation Services has announced that the shuttle bus schedule during final exams will consist of all day routes operating on a regular schedule Monday through Friday.
General Education core courses
UD students enrolling for the fall 2016 semester may now choose from seven new core courses examining topics ranging from violence to climate change to scientific literacy to the Underground Railroad in Delaware.
First Friday Roundtable
The May First Friday Roundtable will discuss strategies for maximizing student success and engagement while reducing stress and cheating.
Writing Fellows
Faculty members who would like classroom assistance from a writing fellow next semester can apply now.
Exam study sites
Late-night campus study locations available for use by University of Delaware students before and during spring semester final exams have been announced.
Giving today to shape tomorrow
The University of Delaware will launch its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign on May 2, seeking participation from more than 1,200 employees to have a lasting impact on the UD community.
National Bike Month
The University of Delaware will host two local National Bike Month events, with activities planned on campus May 12 and May 20.
Save the date
The annual University of Delaware Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center.
Construction project
Work is now underway to prepare for an underground utility project that will begin May 31 on Academy Street, in front of the Perkins Student Center and 401 Academy St., on the University of Delaware Newark campus.
SMA applications
The University of Delaware Social Media Ambassador program is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the program for the fall 2016 semester.
Health care
The University of Delaware Office of Human Resources is offering two opportunities for faculty and staff members to learn more about being wise health care consumers.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.

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