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Building leadership skills
The Blue Hen Leadership Program, the three-tiered student leadership certification program sponsored by the University Student Centers, completed its second annual alternate spring break trip March 31-April 5.
April 30: Diamond Challenge final round
Students from around the world participated in this year's Diamond Challenge, a high school entrepreneurship program hosted by the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware.
Social media: Going international
The latest installment of the UD social media blog discusses the long journey leading to the implementation of a Weibo account.
May 8: Hutchinson Lecture
William L. Wascher, Federal Reserve Bank expert, will speak on "Did the Financial Crisis Permanently Damage the U.S. Economy?: Implications for Policymakers" on Thursday evening, May 8.
May 2: Vinson Lecture
MIT professor Lorna J. Gibson will deliver the Jack R. Vinson Distinguished Lecture at the University of Delaware on Friday, May 2.
For the Record, April 18, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Alumni activities
University of Delaware alumni are invited to the inaugural "Art and Science: Connections and Intersections" symposium April 25 on the relationships among arts, science and technology.
April 22: Science, religion topic
Lawrence Principe, a UD alumnus and professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "The Stubborn Myth of the 'Warfare' Between Science and Religion" during a presentation at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22
CAA tennis honors
Five UD tennis players -- Troy Beneck, Adam Lawton, Mike Furr, Dorothy Safron and Carmen Lai -- have received Colonial Athletic Association honors.
Master Gardener awards
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension New Castle County Master Gardeners celebrated their awards ceremony in early April, which also happens to be National Volunteer Recognition Month.
CAA women's golf
The UD women's golf team will compete this weekend in the Colonial Athletic Association championship at St. James Plantation Golf Club in Southport, N.C.
April 23: Global Agenda
Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, will discuss "China's Challenges" at a Global Agenda presentation at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in Mitchell Hall.
April 26: Drug Take-Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the University of Delaware Police building on Academy Street.
Hens in Paris
The inaugural spring break trip to Paris sponsored by UD's Institute for Global Studies brought together alumni, faculty, staff and friends for an unforgettable adventure.
Seasonal change
As occurs every spring and fall, University of Delaware Facilities is in the process of preparing for the changing seasons, in this case from heating to cooling.
Bacteria fighting fabric
The Gates Foundation has funded research on a novel wastewater treatment fabric being developed by a UD team led by Steven Dentel.
National champs
The UD Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team has won its fourth national championship.
'Lamb watch'
Several UD Department of Animal and Food Sciences students spent the beginning of the spring semester on "lamb watch."
'Magical' event
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the University of Delaware, which is scheduled April 26-27 at Newark High School, holds special meaning for UD faculty member Andrea Everard.
May 7: Tyler Lecture
Business journalist Ron Insana will deliver a Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Series lecture on Wednesday, May 7.
April 21: Lakota Sioux to speak
A delegation of Lakota Sioux will discuss opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline during a presentation at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21, in 100 Kirkbride Hall.
Summer Faculty Institute
The University of Delaware 2014 Summer Faculty Institute will be held from June 2-6.
Franklin Laureate Symposium
Daniel Kleppner, the 2014 Franklin Laureate and MIT professor who has made some of the most intriguing discoveries in atomic physics in the last 50 years, will be celebrated in public-accessible talks at UD.
April 22: J. Cole to perform
Hip-hop recording artist J. Cole will perform at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center.
Earth Week 2014
The University of Delaware's Earth Week Working Group of the Sustainability Task Force has announced the schedule of events for Earth Week 2014.
'Sustainability chats'
Three UD residence halls will open their doors to the campus community on Tuesday, April 22, for "sustainability chats" with faculty and staff.
Student savers
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons visited students at Shortlidge Elementary Academy last week as part of Teach Children to Save Day, in which UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship is a partner.
April 25: Sustainable landscape
Susan Barton will discuss sustainable landscape practices during a Green Liaison lecture on Friday, April 25.
One-stop learning
UD's new Professional Development Center for Educators will provide school districts a consolidated package of professional development programs in core subjects and instructional practices.
Lab Week activities
The University of Delaware will celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 20-26.
Future health leaders
Students from 14 health-related clubs and fraternities at UD gathered for a Network and Leadership Dinner during National Public Health Week.
War relics
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment geologists are examining historic War of 1812 earthen forts for clues about erosion.
April 26: HENStock yard sale
HENStock, a sustainable yard sale sponsored by University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing in which area residents can purchase items donated for credit, will be held from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 26, on the North Green.
April 23: PRSSA 'Perfect Pitch' concert
The UD chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will host a fundraising concert titled "The Perfect Pitch" on Wednesday evening, April 23, in the Bacchus Theatre of the Perkins Student Center.
April 23: Faculty Reading, Lecture Series
Julian Yates will be featured in the University of Delaware Department of English Faculty Reading and Lecture Series presentation at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in 318 Gore Hall.
April 22: Fulbright opportunities in Brazil
UD's Institute for Global Studies will host a webinar on Fulbright opportunities in Brazil on Tuesday afternoon, April 22.
Dissertation boot camp
The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences and the University Writing Center are joining forces to offer an intensive workshop for Ph.D. students.
Pantale honored
UD senior Alana Pantale has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women's field athlete of the week.
CAA women's tennis
The Colonial Athletic Association has named UD's Dorothy Safron and Carmen Lai its women's tennis doubles team of the week.
Personal Finance Quiz Bowl
High school students from across the state competed in the Delaware Personal Finance Challenge last week to test their knowledge of investing, credit, money management and more.
April 22: Food drive
The Fashion Merchandising Club at the University of Delaware has announced that it will hold a food drive on Tuesday, April 22.
Triangle Award
The University of Delaware LGBT Faculty/Staff Caucus has chosen both the Center for Counseling and Student Development and Paul Hengesteg from the Office of Equity and Inclusion as the first recipients of its new Triangle Award.
Student writing contest
The University of Delaware Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a student writing contest, which is open to all UD undergraduates.
PT photo contest
UD physical therapy students are in a contest with other programs across the country to see which can get the most "likes" on Facebook for a picture that was submitted to the American Physical Therapy Association Reach 100 Photo Contest.
Brazilian Spring
Adding to the colorful seasonal mix at UD is Brazilian Spring, a series of events co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies.
April 21: BAMS lecture series
UD doctoral candidate Abdul-Malik Muhammad will speak on the topic "We Can Save Our Boys of Color: Promising Practices from the Field" from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Monday, April 21.
Math modeling success
A team of University of Delaware undergraduates won a highly competitive "finalist" designation in an international math contest.
April 24: Ron Wenger Memorial Lecture
The Lori's Hands registered student organization will host the Ron Wenger Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Health Sciences Complex on the University of Delaware's STAR Campus.
'Fast Girl'
UD alumna Ingrid Steffensen delivered a lecture, "This Is Your Brain at 135 Miles per Hour: Lessons in Learning from the Racetrack," as part of the President's Leadership Series on April 9.
For your protection
UD Police remind members of the campus community to secure their property and not to leaving belongings unattended.
Support for offshore wind
New Delaware Sea Grant research shows that 77 percent of Atlantic City residents favor a proposed 5-turbine wind energy project off the coast.
Women's lacrosse
UD junior Caitlin McCartney has been named women's lacrosse co-defensive player of the week by the Colonial Athletic Association.
Summer Scholars to present research
Approximately 120 of last summer's Science, Engineering, and Life Science Scholars will give poster presentations of their research on April 24 at Trabant University Center.
ASCE Fellow
The American Society of Civil Engineers has named University of Delaware professor Ardeshir Faghri to its 2014 Class of Fellows.
'Poison Spring'
McKay Jenkins has co-authored a book giving an insider's account of pollution and the failures of federal regulators.
Internet dial-up discontinued
Information Technologies will decommission the hardware that supports dial-up access to the University's network on May 31.
New 'UD Messenger'
The new University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni, parents and friends, can be viewed online.
UDaB trips return
UD Alternative Breaks participants have returned from service projects around the country. They will share their experiences during a Return Event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Perkins Student Center.
In memoriam
A celebration of the life of Andrew Kirkpatrick, former chairman of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees, will be held May 17 in Wilmington.
Food Smart Families
UD Cooperative Extension will set out to provide 2,500 children ages 8-12 with 10 hours of nutrition, physical activity and shopping savvy education by Oct. 31 thanks to funds awarded by ConAgra Foods to the National 4-H Council.
Nano shake-up
A group of researchers led by Thomas H. Epps, III, and Millicent Sullivan in UD's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has shown that routine processing and storage conditions can have a significant influence on the size and shape of drug nanocarriers produced from self-assembled polymers.
May 14: UDLA Faculty Lecture
The University of Delaware Library Associates has announced the 2014 Annual Faculty Lecture, titled "A Quarter Century of Thinking About Women: Personal and Intellectual Reflections," to be given by Margaret Andersen on May 14.
April 29: Inaugural lecture
Ajay Prasad, who has been named College of Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 29.
Bowers 5K
More than 200 runners and walkers participated in the seventh annual Matthew Bowers 5K held April 12.
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Did You Know: Shakespeare turns 450, still hip

The News Journal, April 9, 2014

Kristen Poole, professor of English, discusses Shakespeare.

How should colleges address conflicts between academics, athletics and money?

PBS NewsHour, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UD President Patrick Harker discussed the importance of education in a segment on conflicts between academics, athletics and money in Division I.

Extreme rain events on rise

The News Journal, April 7, 2014

Gerald J. Kauffman, director of the Water Resources Agency, discusses extreme weather.


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