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Senate meets
The University of Delaware Faculty Senate held its first meeting of the spring semester on Monday, Feb. 8, in Gore Hall.
March 2: Book club discussion
The Faculty Commons Book Club will meet March 2 to discuss "The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal Transforming the Academy through Collegial Conversations" by Parker J. Palmer and Arthur Zajonc with Megan Scribner.
All about the microbes
More than 100 students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members gathered for the University of Delaware's third Microbial Systems Symposium.
Diversity discussions
The Center for the Study of Diversity's Brown Bag Series, beginning Feb. 18, seeks to present research and encourage discussion.
Feb. 22: StartUp Nation fair
The StartUp Nation Technology Fair is coming to the University of Delaware, one of just 15 college campus stops this year, on Monday, Feb. 22.
Feb. 17: Student Multimedia Showcase
The University of Delaware Library will hold the Student Multimedia Showcase from 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library.
Rising Star award
The University of Delaware's Lisa Jaremka, who conducts research on negative social experiences, was named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science.
Future of agriculture
University of Delaware alumna Susan Mitchell, an agriculture education teacher at Millsboro Middle School, has received the 2015 Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship.
IGERT cohort
The Delaware Biotechnology Institute recently hosted a reception for the newest cohort of six trainees participating in the National Science Foundation-supported Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.
Student resources
University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing has introduced the Kent Engagement Center, a new initiative for the spring semester.
Global perspective
The University of Delaware Jewish Studies Program has announced a lecture series for the 2016 spring semester.
Feb. 18: Grand opening
The newly established English department Advising and Career Center will hold a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Feb. 18.
Mandela Washington Fellows
The University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies has been selected for a third year as a partner with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
Employee fitness
Employee Wellbeing is offering classes aimed specifically at University of Delaware employees.
EPSCoR Summer Scholars
Applications for the 2016 EPSCoR Summer Scholars undergraduate research internship program are due on March 3.
Feb. 22: Lecture on faculty diversity
Judith D. Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University, will present the lecture "Lessons Learned in Fostering Faculty Development and Diversity" on Monday, Feb. 22.
Spring move-in
New and returning students were welcomed into the Blue Hen community as residence halls reopened for the spring semester.
Ph.D. perseverance
University of Delaware doctoral recipient Antonette Todd was co-advised by professors from both UD and Delaware State University.
First Friday Roundtable
The First Friday Roundtable session on Feb. 12 will review UD's teaching and learning grants.
Appellate board
UD's Office of Student Conduct is now recruiting undergraduate students to join the appellate board for the 2016-17 academic year.
Innovations that inspire
The Lerner College's JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center at the University of Delaware was honored as one of AACSB International's Innovations that Inspire.
CGAS grant proposals
The University of Delaware Center for Global and Area Studies is accepting proposals until March 11 from full-time faculty for research grants.
'Special Collections Revealed'
The University of Delaware Library will present the workshop "Special Collections Revealed: Using Rare Books and Manuscripts" on April 13.
Meatless Monday
As part of its commitment to provide students, faculty and staff with healthy, sustainable fare, University of Delaware Dining Services has joined the Meatless Monday movement.
Grad student honored
The University of Delaware's Rebecca Louise Vitelli of Monroe, New York, has been awarded a fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Feb. 25: 'Beyond King's Dream'
Author and commentator Julianne Malveaux, president emeritus of Bennett College for Women, will deliver the University of Delaware Black History Month Extravaganza lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25.
Feb. 15: Dress for success
University of Delaware students are invited to a career-oriented workshop featuring tips on "dressing for success and interviewing like stars" on Monday, Feb. 15.
Wellness speakers
The PoW! peer education group at the University of Delaware is hosting a Wellness Speaker Series on the topic of empowerment during the spring semester.
For Delaware students
The University of Delaware Faculty Senate today approved implementation of a four-year pilot program in which Delaware students will be able to choose whether or not to submit their SAT or ACT test scores for first-year admission to the University.
Feb. 23-April 7: Diabetes education workshop
A free, six-session diabetes self-management workshop will be held beginning Feb. 25, at the Health Sciences Complex on UD's STAR Campus, 540 South College Ave., Newark.
Introducing STAR Health
Among other offerings, STAR Health at the University of Delaware provides physical therapy, primary care, speech pathology services, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, fitness counseling and health coaching, all under one roof.
Farmers bid for conservation dollars
In 2014, 400 farmers had the chance to set their own prices for conservation work through the University of Delaware's Agricultural Values, Innovation, and Stewardship Enhancement project.
Library turnstiles
A new security measure aimed at providing better protection for UD students, faculty and staff and members of the larger community who use the Morris Library is now active.
Race and ethnicity
The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program will continue its film and culture series with a guest lecture Feb. 15.
March 3: IFSA annual conference
The 2016 IFSA annual conference will bring experts to UD to discuss the latest disruptive innovations in financial services.
Lumos Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Delaware has announced Illumine, a new vocation initiative on campus.
Community engagement
A new UD initiative will affirm and expand the institution's commitment to community engagement, Provost Domenico Grasso has announced.
Proposal deadline
A call for papers has been extended for the sixth Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference to be held March 18 at the University of Delaware, and the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, Feb. 12.
In Memoriam
Rhonda Kay Martell, UD extension agent with the Delaware Military 4-H program, died on Jan. 24, after a courageous three-and-a-half year battle with cancer. She was 54.
Commencement 2016
All current UD undergraduate students are invited to apply for the Commencement Committee that will work on planning the University's most important ceremony. The deadline to apply has been extended to Feb. 17.
VentureOn applications
All students are invited to apply for the VentureOn program, which provides them with valuable resources needed to launch start-up businesses.
UPCEA honor
The University of Delaware's Social Media Marketing Strategy Certificate recently won an Outstanding Program Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic region.
Feb. 16: Dante and liberty
Anthony Esolen, professor of English at Providence College, will present a free public lecture on "Dante and the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 206 Kirkbride Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
For the Record, Feb. 5, 2016
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Shop right
A study by researchers in the Delaware Center for Transportation provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas emissions.
Feb. 29: Humans of New York
SCPAB will present Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of Humans of New York, at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, in the Trabant University Center, with tickets available to UD students beginning Feb. 15.
Feb. 19-May 14: SCPAB spring films
The University of Delaware Student Centers Programming Advisory Board will present a film series during the spring semester.
INBRE scholars
Delaware INBRE is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Scholars program, which provides undergraduate biomedical research opportunities across the state.
Groundwater resources
The Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware has signed an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to become a data provider for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.
SCPAB meets weekly
The Student Centers Programming Advisory Board is looking for new general members.
For your information
With the U.S. Department of State issuing travel advisories regarding the Zika virus, UD administrators are monitoring the situation and how it might affect members of the UD community.
Through Feb. 24: 'Galileo: 400 Years'
University of Delaware Library Special Collections will host a one-case exhibition titled "Galileo: 400 Years" through Feb. 24.
Agri-environmental problems
CBEAR is awarding more than $300,000 to 12 behavioral science projects that will examine the performance of various public policy approaches to agricultural-environmental problems.
Photoshop basics
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on the functions of Adobe Photoshop on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Service awards
UD's Office of Human Resources will host the 2016 Service Awards luncheon and dinner events to recognize employees with five to 45 years of service as well as recent retirees.
Master Gardener workshops
Delaware Cooperative Extension has announced Master Gardener workshops for the winter and spring in New Castle and Sussex counties.
Safeguarding sturgeon
New clues are proving valuable to University of Delaware researchers as they develop an online map to help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon.
Library leadership
Five finalists for the position of vice provost for libraries and museums at UD will visit the campus this month.
Feb. 10-May 15: 'Artists and Friends'
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Artists and Friends," on view from Feb. 10-May 15 in the Old College Gallery.
Feb. 16: Serafin concert
The Serafin String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware, will perform a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on the Newark campus.
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Study: Online shopping increases environmental demands

UPI, Feb. 6, 2016

The total number of vehicle miles traveled hasn't decreased with growth of online shopping, said Arde Faghri, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Delaware Center for Transportation at the University of Delaware.

Experts say Chancery Court race too close to call

News Journal, Feb. 5, 2016

The corporate community needs to feel that the Chancery Court nominee has the right experience, said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

UD research shows where fish travel

Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times, Feb. 5, 2016

Matthew Breece, research assistant in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is leading the way on work to help fishermen avoid sturgeon, an endangered fish.


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