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Transformational school leader
Lamont Browne, a three-time UD alumnus and CEO/executive director of EastSide Charter School and Family Foundations Academy, has been selected to receive the Ryan Award, a national award honoring transformational school principals.
Aug. 25–27: Materials Characterization Workshop
UD's College of Engineering will host a three-day Materials Characterization Workshop, “Discovery Through Multi-Modal Characterization,” from Aug. 25–27 in Harker Laboratory.
Aug. 5:  Osher open house
An open house for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD is scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Arsht Hall in Wilmington.
Soil Is Life
At the inaugural Soil Is Life summer camp this month, 45 students from Serviam Girls Academy spent time on UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus learning about the importance of soils.
For Blue Hens 12 and younger
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Future Hens Club, designed just for Blue Hens ages 12 and younger.
Business environment
Recent UD graduate Radhika Samant always envisioned herself beginning her career in the environmental field but when she was offered a job to work at Thomson Reuters in New York City following Commencement, the opportunity was too good to pass up.
July 31: Ragtime and jazz concert
Ragtime xylophone and jazz vibes will highlight a free mallet workshop concert, set at 8 p.m., Friday, July 31, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building on UD's Newark campus.
In students' shoes
Two Lerner College centers have created a new economics and entrepreneurship competition designed for middle school students.
For the Record, July 24, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Hens in Dewey
University of Delaware Alumni in Dewey Beach, an event in its seventh year, will be held beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8.
New grad site
The University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education has launched a new website.
State Fair
University of Delaware student-athletes will visit the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Tuesday, July 28.
Changing the color of light
Researchers in the University of Delaware's College of Engineering have received a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation to explore converting low-energy light to high-energy light, advancing solar and medical technologies.
The patient experience
The Patient Experience Academy is teaching a growing number of medical employees in Delaware how to use hospitality industry expertise to provide the best customer service to patients.
Cross country schedule
The UD women's cross country team has announced its 2015 schedule, which will include two home invitational meets.
Aug. 12-14: Advanced composites
The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials will host a three-day course for science and engineering students, "Advanced Manufacturing Composites," from Aug. 12-14.
Ship of opportunity
University of Delaware researchers are monitoring Delaware Bay air and water conditions using sampling equipment aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
SAMPE Fellow
John W. Gillespie Jr., director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, has been named a fellow of the Society for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering.
Knee pain
A study led by UD's Daniel White has found that an intensive regimen of regular exercise and a healthy diet might reduce the short-term onset of knee pain for overweight adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Aug. 19: Parkinson's research
Deborah W. Brooks, co-founder and executive vice chairman of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research will speak at a symposium to be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, at UD's STAR Campus.
Research diver
Brian Griffiths is spending his time this summer with sharks, eagle rays, massive corals, turtles and schools of endangered fish as he conducts underwater research on seagrass in the Caribbean.
Educational value
The University of Delaware has been ranked No. 65 in Money magazine's new ranking of the best colleges and universities in the nation.
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U.S. wind power on course to grow big

Here and Now, July 27, 2015

Jeremy Firestone of UD's School of Marine Science and Policy spoke about why wind power is on course to become one of the country's largest sources of energy, and where the U.S. stands compared with other countries.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.


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