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Festive dedication
UD's new Caesar Rodney Complex on Academy Street, part of a larger plan to bring first-year students together on the east side of campus, was dedicated Oct. 2.
Oct. 30: DENIN Dialogue
The Delaware Environmental Institute will host Fabio Feldmann, activist, legislator and statesman from Brazil, as part of its series of conversations with global environmental thought leaders.
Education opportunities for UD employees
All benefits-eligible UD employees can learn more about education opportunities available to them at UD by attending an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Multipurpose Room A of the Trabant University Center.
UD security contest
UD IT Security is hosting a contest for faculty and staff now through Nov. 15.
Makers in the making
Two teams of University of Delaware students were among the crowd at the recent Maker Faire in New York, and the Assistive Medical Technologies Club came away with two awards.
Oct. 19: Emerging viruses
Jason Kindrachuk, a staff scientist with National Institutes of Health Critical Care Medicine Department , will discuss the events that facilitated the rapid spread of Ebola virus disease throughout West Africa on Oct. 19 in Townsend Hall Commons at UD.
Oct. 16: Lighting the future
An Oct. 16 symposium will explore design and technology in modern lighting projects and take a look into the future.
CHS lecture series
The College of Health Sciences 2015-16 Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series begins Oct. 8 with a discussion of the effects of aging on neuromuscular adaptions.
Communication honor
John Courtright has received the 2015 Distinguished Research Fellow Award from the Eastern Communication Association.
Through Nov. 20: Sezen exhibition
The University of Delaware Library will host an exhibition featuring Beldan Sezen's "To Separate the Body from the Machine" through Nov. 20.
For your safety
Out of an abundance of caution, UD Police are increasing patrols on Oct. 5 in light on unspecified threat of violence against an unnamed Philadephia-area college or university.
New appointment
Jason Pires, formerly commander of the Special Enforcement Unit with the Dover Police Department, has joined the UD Police Department as captain, effective Oct. 1.
Hurricane watch
UD administrators continue to monitor the weather situation in light of Hurricane Joaquin.
Oct. 5: China Town Hall
The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will be among organizations nationwide hosting the ninth annual China Town Hall on Monday evening, Oct. 5.
RAD self-defense classes
University of Delaware Police are offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) basic self-defense classes for University-affiliated women this semester, with classes set to begin in November.
Water symposium
University of Delaware students and faculty, as well as professionals from industry, government and non-profit organizations, gathered in the Townsend Hall Commons on Friday, Sept. 25, as part of the second annual Water Science and Policy Symposium.
Home invasion robbery
Newark Police are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred around 1:21 a.m., Oct. 2, in the unit block of East Cleveland Avenue in Newark.
Training international coaches
The United States Olympic Committee, the University of Delaware and the International Olympic Committee are partners for the eighth edition of the International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program
Video games and body image
A University of Delaware researcher has surveyed video game players about their views of characters with unrealistic bodies.
Oct. 7: 'Mississippi Burning'
A screening of "Mississippi Burning" will be presented as part of the University of Delaware's National Agenda speaker and film series on "Race in America" on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Hen recognized
University of Delaware football running back Thomas Jefferson won regional and national honors after rushing for 163 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the loss to North Carolina.
Oct. 28: Campus Sustainability Day
The University of Delaware's Campus Sustainability Day Working Group of the Sustainability Task Force has announced the schedule of events for Campus Sustainability Day 2015 on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Business meals
A complete and updated list of participants in the University of Delaware's Restaurant Affiliates Program, through which UD faculty and staff members can find dining alternatives for business meals at Newark restaurants, is available online.
For the Record, Oct. 2, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Learning through play
The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware is working to answer questions about how children acquire language, learn through play and develop spatial skills, and invites members of the community to participate.
'Be the Light'
Warriors for Christ campus ministries at the University of Delaware has announced its October Bible studies on the theme "Be the Light."
Internal search
A search committee has been appointed to find UD's next senior vice provost for graduate and professional education.
Diversity commitment
UD's College of Arts and Sciences is commiting $1 million on a recurring basis to develop new programs to expand diversity.
Taste of Newark
This year's Taste of Newark food and wine festival included dozens of Newark restaurants and a celebrity chef demonstration featuring local Delaware ingredients.
Oct. 19: 'Lunch is on us'
The University of Delaware Office of the Dean of Students is interested in hearing the thoughts of undergraduates about the student experience at UD and is inviting students to an informal luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in 130 Hullihen Hall.
National Agenda: Telling the story
Grassroots participation and social media have been key in building the Black Lives Matter movement, two activists told a UD National Agenda audience on Wednesday night.
Meet the finalist
Members of the UD community are invited to a presentation Oct. 6 by the finalist for the position of vice president and general counsel.
Fashion education
A presentation at an international conference on fashion education held in Milan highlighted UD programs in which students work with industry.
Annual report
Each year, UD complies with the federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, more commonly known as the Clery Act, by reporting on the nature, date, time and location of crimes occurring on campus. The 2015 report is now available.
From genes to drugs
Cathy Wu has received major funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue her bioinformatics research.
Oct. 22: Mather Lecture
International expert James (Jai) Syvitski will address the cumulative impact of humans on the landscape at the John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture on Oct. 22.
'Thanksgiving for All'
University of Delaware Parking Services is hosting drop-off locations for the Food Bank of Delaware's "Thanksgiving for All" food drive.
Student support
Resources are available for UD students who are concerned or struggling with recent events on campus.
For your safety
A safety campaign called 'Walk Safe Bike Safe' encourages positive behavior by recognizing individuals who are doing the right thing.
Oct. 20: Town hall
All members of the campus community are invited to meet with Provost Domenico Grasso in a town hall on Oct. 20.
Ramble on Broad Creek
The Fall Ramble on Broad Creek showcases "what could be" in the Sussex County municipality of Laurel.
Through Dec. 18: 'Special Collections'
The University of Delaware Library has announced a small exhibition in the Special Collections Reading Room featuring the collages of John Digby that will be on display through Dec. 18.
Biochar to the rescue
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has received funding from two agencies to investigate the use of biochar for management of stormwater runoff and pollutants.
Engineering honors
Suresh Advani, the George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the 2015 American Society for Composites Outstanding Research Award.
China trip
The University of Delaware has announced the 10th annual special trip voluntarily planned and led by UD faculty members for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University and its Master Players Concert Series to visit China, the Middle Kingdom, in June 2016.
Oct. 26: Alison Lecture
Cecil Dybowksi, recipient of the UD's 2015 Francis Alison Faculty Award, will present the Francis Alison Inaugural Lecture on Oct. 26 at the Roselle Center for the Arts.
'Every academic discipline is important'
UD Acting President Nancy M. Targett held a State of the University program on Sept. 28, covering a wide range of topics from diversity to fund raising to enrollment and affordability.
Strengthening education
The Delaware Teachers Institute, part of a national initiative to strengthen teaching and learning, has expanded to southern Delaware.
Blue Hens No. 13
The University of Delaware is ranked No. 13 in this week's National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I poll.
Stay in school
UD alumnus Jeffrey Menzer implemented his doctoral research in educational leadership to reduce the dropout rate of high school seniors.
K-9 creativity
Participants in UD's Social Media Marketing Strategy Certificate recently paired with Friends of Newark K-9 Officers to work on strategies to increase the group's online visibility and social media presence.
Oct. 9: Glow Night
Perkins Live will host a Glow Night event on Friday, Oct. 9.
Nov. 16: IGERT information
An information session on the NSF IGERT doctoral program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Harker Lab.
Rowing honors
University of Delaware alumni Colin Ethridge and Will Purman made notable waves this summer in competitive international rowing at the World Rowing Championships.
Oct. 13: Photoshop workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on the functions of Adobe Photoshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
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.
Oct. 8: DENIN symposium
The entire UD community is invited to attend the first DENIN Graduate Student Research Symposium, which includes oral presentations, a poster session and a reception.
Offshore wind power
Professors from the University of Delaware report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that the U.S. has fallen behind on offshore wind power.
LSAT prep begins Oct. 22
The University of Delaware's Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering an LSAT exam prep class on campus this fall.
White House visit
Two University of Delaware faculty members attended the ceremony and reception hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday, Sept. 25, to welcome visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Pentagon salute
UD's Mark Moline, who works with the BentProp Project to find lost World War II planes and service members, participated in the Prisoner of War, Missing in Action National Recognition Day at the Pentagon.
Transitional justice
A new book by UD's Pascha Bueno-Hansen examines feminist and human rights struggles in post-civil war Peru.
IT Tech Fair
UD Information Technologies invites faculty and staff to attend the annual IT Tech Fair to be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Trabant University Center.
Name UD's 3-D printing center
The University's new 3-D printing center in Smith Hall needs a name and the person who submits the winning entry is eligible for a prize.
Insect diversity
A UD study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes.
First Step
The First Step Grand Challenges Program is looking for interdisciplinary undergraduate teams to offer solutions for pressing societal challenges with $25,000 on the line.
Deadline Oct. 16
The University of Delaware Office of New Student Orientation has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2016 Orientation Leader program.
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UD coastal scientist receives $1 million federal grant to study undetonated explosives on beaches

WDDE-FM, Sept. 28, 2015

Jack Puleo, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a grant from the Department of Defense to study undetonated munitions on beaches.

Changing American families

News Journal, Sept. 26, 2015

Bahira Sherif Trask, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, discusses families and the rapid transformations that have been seen in recent years.

Here's the reason you're such a klutz

Her Magazine, Sept. 21, 2015

Charles (Buz) Swanik, associate professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article discussing a study he is leading about why some people are more accident-prone than others.


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