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Hybrid seed
Researchers have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers and tassels, and the result could have long-term implications for the hybrid seed industry.
Chilled water line repair
A leak in a chilled underground chilled water line on UD's West Campus is expected to cause difficulty with traffic and access to some areas of the Rodney Residence Hall Complex during move-in weekend.
Economics successes
Graduates of the University of Delaware's doctoral program in economics impact the financial world in the United States and abroad.
Sept. 3-Dec. 7: 'Sculpted by Nature'
The UD Mineralogical Museum will host the exhibition "Sculpted by Nature: Silver and Copper from the Peter H. Farquhar Collection" from Sept. 3 through Dec. 7.
Oct. 3: Arts advocacy
An Oct. 3 conference will bring Delaware arts organizations together to address the need to expand their audiences.
Sept. 3-Dec. 7: 'Delaware Awake!'
A new exhibition titled "Delaware Awake! World War I at Home and Abroad" will run from Sept. 3 through Dec. 7 at the University of Delaware's Old College West Gallery.
UDCMS programs
UD's Community Music School has a number of programs scheduled in the new academic year.
Moving in
Members of the Class of 2018 will move in on Saturday, Aug. 23, with other new and returning students to follow. Many UD offices and departments will offer special hours and services through the weekend.
Warren Award
Sylvester Johnson, director of custodial and university services at the University of Delaware, has been presented with the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.
A group of students from around the country participated in a two-week residential summer camp operated by UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment to explore Delaware's estuary.
Farber computing cluster
Building on the success of the first high-performance computing cluster, UD has announced a second cluster, this one named to honor faculty member and Internet innovator David Farber.
Irish conference
UD early childhood education major Rebecca Vitelli recently attended the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education conference in Dublin.
Aug. 25: Acamation Night
The eight a cappella groups at the University of Delaware will perform and answer pre-audition questions during Acamation Night 2014 to be held at 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, in 120 Smith Hall.
Sept. 4: 'Evening in the Garden'
UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Food Bank of Delaware will hold the sixth annual "Evening in the Garden" on Sept. 4. Attendees must RSVP by Aug. 25.
1743 Welcome Days
With the fall semester poised to begin at the University of Delaware, now is a good time for arriving Blue Hens to visit the updated 1743 Welcome Days website for a full schedule of opening week festivities.
CAA volleyball
The UD volleyball team has been picked sixth in a preseason poll of Colonial Athletic Association coaches.
Monitoring and planning
UD is monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and the University's Student Health Services has developed plans to deal with any issues that may arise on the campus.
Oct. 1: Lessons of love
Jayne Smith, who underwent a near-death experience while giving birth to her second child, will share her insights at a lecture that will be telecast in the Health Sciences Complex Atrium at the University of Delaware's STAR Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 3- 4:30 p.m.
Biking for causes
Four Blue Hens decided to put their summer plans on hold to bicycle across America to raise money and awareness for young people with cancer and to address housing issues faced by low-income citizens.
A new consortium will study long-term industrial research challenges in an effort to advance U.S. manufacturing of composite materials.
Marvelous Microbes
Children who participated in the 2014 UD Marvelous Microbes Camp learned that science can be fun.
Aug. 24: Fall Activities Night
The University Student Centers will host Fall Activities Night from 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, in both Perkins Student Center and Trabant University Center.
Sept. 3-Dec. 7: 'Renderings'
UD's Mechanical Hall Gallery will host an exhibition highlighting a selection of prints from the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, "Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations," from Sept. 3 through Dec. 7.
PCS discounts
A new discount has been established for University of Delaware students who wish to take advantage of professional development programs offered by UD's Professional and Continuing Studies.
Oct. 17: Homecoming 5K
Registration is now being accepted for the inaugural Blue Hens Homecoming five-kilometer run and walk to be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17.
Film, video resources
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop titled "Introduction to Film and Video Collection Resources" on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and again on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Building coastal capacity
UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment recently celebrated the addition of two new assets, a research vessel and a robotics lab, to support coastal research and education.
Sept. 27-April 18: USC bus trips
The University Student Centers will host a variety of bus trips this year, offering discounted tickets and comfortable round-trip transportation from Trabant University Center to local destinations.
Molly deaths
A University of Delaware sociology professor finds that the federal anti-drug RAVE Act may do more harm than good.
Sept. 18: John Quinones to speak
John Quinones of ABC News will be the featured speaker during a Latino Heritage Month Extravaganza event to be held Thursday, Sept. 18, at the University of Delaware.
'Living Landscape'
A new book on "The Living Landscape" promotes plant functionality as a priority in home landscapes.
SMDC orientation
The University of Delaware Library will offer Student Multimedia Design Center Orientation sessions Aug. 26-29.
Sept. 27: MPCS series opens
The 2014-15 University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series will open on Saturday, Sept. 27, with the gala "1979."
CAA men's soccer
UD sophomore forward Guillermo Delgado has been named preseason Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer player of the year and is one of three Hens on the All-CAA first team.
LPGA honors
Patty Post, head coach of the UD women's golf team, has been named the Northeast section coach of the year by the Ladies Professional Golf Association teaching and club professional membership.
Improve English skills
UD's English Language Institute is now enrolling students in its nine-week, semi-intensive evening class program, to be held Sept. 3 to Nov. 3.
Digital yearbooks
The UD Library has digitized all UD yearbooks, which are available on the web.
Mapping a culture
An interdisciplinary project involving UD faculty, students and partners has completed a video on Peru's Ese'Eja Nation.
Alumni activities
University of Delaware alumni are invited to participate in a wide range of activities, including a summer baseball series game in which the Baltimore Orioles will host the New York Yankees.
For the Record, Aug. 15, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Building a better block
The University of Delaware worked with a Wilmington community to demonstrate the benefits of adding amenities along a city block.
Field hockey honors
UD sophomore Esmee Peet has been selected the preseason Colonial Athletic Association player of the year in field hockey.
CAA women's soccer
UD senior defender Allegra Gray and junior midfielder Emily Market have been named preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association in women's soccer.
Tomorrow's entrepreneurs
High school students created and ran their own businesses after a week of entrepreneurial education at UD's EntrePrep Summer Institute.
Chinese immersion
The Confucius Institute at UD has organized Chinese immersion summer camps for students in Delaware.
Community service
Public Allies Delaware, a program of the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, has won the National Impact Award, the highest honor awarded among the 23 regional networks.
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Play to learn

Metro Kids, May 1, 2014

Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, discussed the importance of play in learning.

UD president: Unionizing could end sports programs

NPR Here and Now, May 1, 2014

UD President Patrick Harker discussed the potential impacts of student-athlete unionization.

Museums struggle to protect art from public defacement

The News Journal, May 1, 2014

Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums, briefly discussed the value of keeping security procedures private.


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