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Oct 4: Coast Day 2015
Coast Day 2015 will feature the Robotic Discovery Laboratory, TEACH FLEET, food festivals and interactive learning to promote marine stewardship and environmental awareness.
For the Record, July 2, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Garden spots
University of Delaware alumni are invited to special garden tours this month in Georgetown, Delaware, and in Framingham, Massachusetts.
July UNIX Basics Series
Researchers are invited to register for a free series covering introductory topics in Unix beginning in July.
Campus message
University of Delaware Acting President Nancy M. Targett sent a message to members of the campus community on her first day in office, Wednesday, July 1.
Arctic acoustical oceanography
UD's Mohsen Badiey is among 225 university researchers selected to share in $67.8 million in new Department of Defense funding. The funding will support Badiey's research to understand how acoustics signals travel in the Arctic's changing environment.
Hygiene access
Two UD students, Lindsay Yeager and Morgan Lehr, have partnered with the Dare Women's Foundation to employer women in Africa through access to feminine hygiene products.
HR liaison honored
Shirley Becker, business administrator with the University Student Centers, has been named the University of Delaware's Human Resources Liaison of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015.
Great cakes
For the fifth consecutive year, the crab cakes at the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware campus hotel have been named "Best of Delaware" by Delaware Today magazine.
Football on TV
The UD football team will be showcased on live television three times this season as part of the Colonial Athletic Association package.
Rising to the challenge
Civil engineering alumnus Frank Frisby shared his thoughts on passion and purpose as keynote speaker at the 2015 RISE banquet.
Christie announces
University of Delaware alumnus Chris Christie, the two-term governor of New Jersey, on Tuesday announced that he will join the Republican field in the race for the party's presidential nomination.
Robbery investigation
Newark Police are investigating the robbery of an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings that occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m., Monday, June 29, on South Main Street.
Climate change understanding
A new study co-authored by UD alumna Joanna Huxster and UD professor Willett Kempton examines undergraduate student understanding and misconceptions of climate change.
Library appointment
Sandra Millard, associate university librarian for services, outreach and assessment at the University of Delaware, has been named interim vice provost and director of libraries, effective Sept. 1.
Transformational gift
A $3 million Give Something Back Foundation gift to the University of Delaware will provide full scholarships and academic mentorship to 150 in-state high-need students.
Women's golf
The UD women's golf team has announced its fall schedule, which includes the University of Delaware Invitational to be held Oct. 24-25 in Rehoboth Beach.
Golf win
UD alumnus Kevin McLister has earned his first professional golf victory, capturing the Mimosa Hills Open on the eGolf Gateway Tour.
Ockels wins award
Three Delaware high school students competed in the annual National BioGENEius Challenge, with Mikayla Ockels of Milton receiving the 2015 Practical Impact Award.
Aramark Scholars
Meet UD's 2014-15 Aramark Scholars, a group of top HRIM students who work as leaders in UD's student-run restaurant, Vita Nova.
Agricultural economics
Titus Awokuse, chair of UD's Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, has been named chair-elect for the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators.
Accreditation input
UD's School of Nursing will seek re-accreditation of its baccalaureate and master's degree programs and accreditation of the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate programs this fall.
July 4: Fireworks display
The city of Newark will hold its annual Fourth of July fireworks from 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4, at the University of Delaware's David M. Nelson Athletic Complex off South College Avenue.
Delaware Tech exchange
UD's Office of Human Resources is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Tuition Waiver Exchange Program lottery with Delaware Technical Community College.
Oct. 21: Open Access Week
The University of Delaware Library will celebrate Open Access Week with a presentation by Kevin Smith of Duke University at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Reading Room of the Morris Library.
Softball coach
John Seneca, who has served on the UD softball coaching staff for four years and as interim head coach since April, has been named head coach of the Blue Hens.
NFL players visit
The NFL's Mike Adams and Gino Gradkowski, both Blue Hens, visited the Delaware Youth Football Camp at Delaware Stadium.
'Mallets, Brass, Steel'
The UD Percussion Ensemble enjoyed a successful performance June 19 at the University of Trinidad and Tobago campus at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port of Spain.
Spotlight on scholars
University of Delaware scholars from around the world came together for the first time to showcase their innovative research for more than 100 members of the campus community.
Robots, computers, humans
A conference hosted by the University of Delaware brought together philosophers and computer specialists to discuss ethical issues.
Volleyball schedule
The UD volleyball team has announced the 2015 schedule, which includes 12 home matches.
Parking changes, prices
University Parking Services has announced several changes, including license plate recognition, and prices for the 2015-16 academic year.
For the Record, June 26, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Blue Hen welcome
New Blue Hens are being "welcomed to the neighborhood" by fellow University of Delaware alumni at a series of special events throughout the region.
All-CAA track
Seven UD athletes have been honored by the Colonial Athletic Association through selection to the women's track and field all-conference team.
Up on the roof
Engineering researchers have used simulations to demonstrate the design, operation, control and economics of incorporating solar power into a hybrid renewable energy system for automotive applications.
Sypherd Award
Colleen Terry, a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize in the Humanities.
Field hockey
The defending CAA champion UD field hockey team has announced a challenging 2015 schedule, which will include 10 home games.
Library leadership
Susan Brynteson, who has headed University of Delaware Library for more than 35 years, has announced her plans to step down as vice provost and May Morris University Librarian, effective Sept. 1.
Fishing, filtering, math
A workshop at UD gave high school teachers some suggestions for showing their students the value of math.
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UD team hopes to combine solar, wind and fuel cells

The News Journal, June 29, 2015

A feasibility study on combining renewable energy sources to provide power is being led by UD's Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, and Ajay Prasad, director of the Center for Fuel Cell Research.

Your lawn could improve (or pollute) our water

WHYY, June 19, 2015

Sue Barton, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, is quoted in a story about how a golf course-like lawn might not be the best choice for your property. "It just doesn't need to be the default vegetation in a landscape," she said.

The evolution of Birthzilla: Why women want a crowd in the delivery room

Philadelphia Magazine, June 17, 2015

Karen Rosenberg, professor of anthopology, is featured in an article about the evolution of human birth and birthing rituals. "The ability to have and transmit culture — kinship, ritual, language — is part of our adaptation," she said.

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