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May 2: Fandemonium, football
UD will host Fandemonium and the annual Blue-White spring football game on Saturday, May 2, at Delaware Stadium.
Faculty Roundtable
The May 1 First Friday Faculty Roundtable session will be an "unconference" style meeting where participants can set the agenda.
May 4: Mary K. Carl Memorial Lecture
Mary G. Carey of the University of Rochester will deliver the Mary K. Carl Memorial Lecture, "Surveying and Assessing Cardiovascular Health Among Professional Firefighters," from 4-6 p.m., Monday, May 4.
The art of healing
UD has launched its first international visiting artist-in-residence program, with South Africa's Garth Erasmus engaging the community through a University partnership with Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.
LiveSafe winner
Jessica Gibbons, a sophomore majoring in health sciences, has won an iPad Mini in a University of Delaware Campus and Public Safety drawing to promote use of the LiveSafe app.
May 2: Creek Fest
The UD campus community is invited to attend the annual White Clay Creek Fest, scheduled Saturday, May 2, at White Clay Creek State Park.
NCAA leaders
UD men's basketball player Barnett Harris and assistant athletics business manager Kristy Nix represented the University at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.
Imaging capability
A new UD facility will house research-quality imaging instruments, including the state's first functional MRI.
Castles, vampires, Mona Lisa
In spring 2016, the University of Delaware will launch a full-semester interdisciplinary study abroad program in Tuscany, Italy.
Shakespeare 2016
Shakespeare's First Folio will be on display at the University Museums of the University of Delaware from Aug. 30 through Sept. 25, 2016.
Contemporary Issues in Undergrad Learning
Students from Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, The Lincoln University and Arcadia University gathered recently for the fifth Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference.
April 27: 'The Middle East in Crisis'
Middle East experts Juan Cole and Bassam Haddad will speak on "The Middle East in Crisis: Causes and Prospects" during the third and final lecture in the inaugural University of Delaware Fulbright Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27, in Mitchell Hall.
In Memoriam
UD colleagues, friends and students of the late Dr. Norbert Mulders, professor of physics and astronomy, remember him as a dedicated and inspiring teacher, a brilliant experimental physicist and an open and witty companion.
UD athletics apparel
UD fans will have the opportunity to purchase new and used athletics apparel at discount prices during a two-day sale, April 30 and May 2, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Innovation barometer
Delaware ranks second nationally in the rate of research publication production in a new report by the Council of State Governments and Elsevier, measuring research output as a barometer for innovation.
CAA men's golf
The UD men's golf team will compete in the Colonial Athletic Association championships this weekend in North Carolina.
California gold
The University of Delaware Collegiate Figure Skating Team has won its third straight national championship.
Take-Away Catering
UD Dining has introduced a convenient solution for ordering catering packages from on-campus retail dining locations, such as Quizno's, Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin Donuts.
Calling student environmentalists
The Delaware Environmental Institute invites students interested in joining its DENIN Ambassador program in 2015-16 to submit applications.
Open access
The University of Delaware Library has announced passage of an open access resolution by the Faculty Senate.
LGBTQ Campus Climate
A two-part conference held Wednesday, April 15, at the University of Delaware focused on LGBTQ Campus Climate issues and attracted an audience from all facets of the campus community.
RHC conversations
For a number of University of Delaware residence hall coordinators, the path that led to work in student affairs was not always a clear one but ultimately one that has proved to be challenging and rewarding.
May 7-8: Wearable technology
A presentation and interactive workshop will explore the design of functional clothing and wearable technology.
April 29: Crime and punishment
Trends in the American criminal justice system will be the topic of discussion in a "Law and Conversations" presentation from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in 321 Smith Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
Saving in schools
Hundreds of volunteers visited elementary school classrooms throughout Delaware for Teach Children to Save Day, hosted in part by UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
Unsung Hero
The One Love Foundation has announced that UD junior women's lacrosse player Elyse Andrews is a finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award.
Summer exam prep
The University of Delaware is offering two new intensive summer programs for high school students preparing for the SAT or ACT. A limited number of scholarships are available to first generation college students.
April 27: Free speech/hate speech
Space is still available in the special half-day symposium at UD that will explore the complexities of free speech, the hurtful impact of hate speech and ways to balance privilege with the rights of others. Advance registration is required.
April 30: Distance learning with UNISA
UD faculty members are invited to register for an April 30 workshop on developing online learning opportunities with the University of South Africa.
April 28: Fashion panel
University of Delaware students may attend an April 28 panel discussion by fashion industry experts on their companies' strategies and employment needs.
Geological research
The second Delaware Geologic Research Symposium at the University of Delaware brought together partners on geological and resource management research.
April 23-May 10: 'The 39 Steps'
The University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players will present "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" from April 23 through May 10 at the Roselle Center for the Arts.
May 12: 'Path to Industry Success'
UD will host a May 12 panel discussion on "The Path to Industry Success" featuring leading professionals from Bloomberg L.P.
Senior Fling prizes
University of Delaware seniors are encouraged to register for a chance to win a variety of prizes at Senior Fling 2015.
'Exceptional' plants
A University of Delaware graduate student is creating a resource that catalogs all of those plants found in the United States and Canada that cannot be seed banked for future needs.
MEPI alumni gather
Alumni and representatives of the U.S.-Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative came together in Morocco for a conference slightly different than any that had taken place in the organization's 13-year history.
Big Sean ticket exchange
Tickets purchased April 15-17 for the University of Delaware Cultural Programming Advisory Board spring concert with Big Sean featuring PartyNextDoor must be exchanged.
Lerner grad hub opens
UD's Lerner College celebrated the grand opening of its new graduate hub, designed with high-tech classrooms and comfortable study spaces.
HR honors
Linda Stacy, administrative assistant and human resources liaison for Student Health Services at the University of Delaware, has been named HR Liaison of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015.
May 2: Matthew Bowers 5K
The University of Delaware Air Force ROTC has announced that it will hold the eighth annual Matthew Bowers Home of the Brave 5K on Saturday, May 2.
Wine Education Seminar Series
UD community members 21 and older are invited to taste and learn about a variety of international wines at the Wine Education Seminar Series.
Tax fraud
All taxpayers, not just those at UD, must be diligent about detecting and reporting instances of tax fraud for investigation.
April 25: Tomato workshop
The Community Garden at ELI will host a workshop on how to grow delicious summer tomatoes at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25.
Truman Scholar
University of Delaware junior Erin Dugan, a public policy major in the Honors Program, with minors in economics and public health, has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar.
May 1: Ricky B Memorial Golf Outing
The 14th annual Ricky B Memorial golf tournament on Friday, May 1, will celebrate a fundraising goal.
Common Reader
"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," a book by Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, has been selected for the University of Delaware's 2015 First Year Common Reader program.
Money, news, politics
UD researchers who examined political advertising and news coverage in Philadelphia in 2014 hope to expand to other cities.
Stitch in time
Donna Bailey of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has created an Ag Day quilt from the T-shirt designs of years gone by.
Designs for Healthy Living
The recent Designs for Healthy Living Exhibition at the University of Delaware showcased research addressing a broad range of health issues, from human and animal health to physical and emotional health to the health of society and the planet.
April 28-30: 'Let's Talk: Publishing'
Julia Oestreich, senior editor at the University of Delaware Press, will be available to respond to questions about the publication process during a presentation at UD's Faculty Commons during open hours April 28-30.
April 25: Physics meeting
The University of Delaware chapter of the Society of Physics Students will host a meeting of regional chapters on Saturday, April 25.
April 25: H.E.N.Stock
Residence Life and Housing's nationally recognized H.E.N.Stock sustainability program will be held from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 25, on the North Green.
Twilight speakers
Returning undergraduate students are invited to participate in a program for the opportunity to be a speaker at the fourth annual Twilight Induction Ceremony on Aug. 31.
April 25: Steel bands
Fifteen steel bands from throughout the East Coast will perform at the University of Delaware's annual Steel Band Festival, beginning at noon on Saturday, April 25.
April 25: Drag Spectacular
Haven has announced that its Blue and Gold Drag Spectacular will be held from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in Clayton Hall.
Slane takes title
UD junior Andi Slane captured the Colonial Athletic Association women's golf championship, and the Blue Hens came in third in the team standings.
Summit of Americas
UD Provost Domenico Grasso participated in the seventh Summit of Americas, which was held in Panama City, Panama, and included a special meeting of university leaders.
Mechanical engineering gala
Hundreds gathered on April 10 for the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Career Celebration and Senior Appreciation event.
New 'UD Messenger'
The newest issue of the University of Delaware Messenger magazine is now available online, and the print edition is in the mail.
Inside a superstorm
Fellow-level and above Delaware Diamonds Society members were invited to meet UD alumna Kathryn Miles, author of "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," at a special event April 9.
S.B. Woo's journey
S.B. Woo, professor emeritus and former lieutenant governor, discussed his intellectual journey in a University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty presentation.
Biotech understanding
Delaware BioGENEius Challenge winners were recognized during an event April 14 at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
For the Record, April 17, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Alumni activities
University of Delaware alumni will be able to participate in several Blue Hens-only events that will take them behind the scenes at University of Washington Special Collections, the New York Botanical Garden and the National Zoo Elephants Trail in Washington, D.C.
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Earth Day turns 45

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, April 22, 2015

UD's Adam Rome, environmental historian and author of the book "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Revolution," is quoted in an article about the origins of Earth Day.

Top four ways to get your garden to work harder this year

Associated Press, April 21, 2015

Doug Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article on how to make gardens work harder for the environment. "Today, gardens need to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water," he said.

UD engineering professor has doubts SpaceX booster rockets will succeed

Delaware Public Media, April 20, 2015

Leonard Schwartz, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses SpaceX and its plans for reusable rockets.


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