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Study abroad honors
Greg Shriver of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been named UD's Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year.
Flowering partnership
The official opening of the gardens adjacent to the governor's mansion in Dover, Delaware, featured several plants and trees donated by UD Botanic Gardens.
Fulbright Initiative
UD's Institute for Global Studies recently launched a Fulbright Initiative to honor members of the campus community who have received Fulbright awards and to inspire others to participate in this prestigious program.
Dec. 4: University Museums open house
The University Museums will celebrate the end of the fall semester with a special First Thursday Open House: The Winter Study Break event on Dec. 4.
Toy donations
UD's Department of Public Safety is coordinating the Toys for Tots Program again this year on campus.
Dec. 5: Last workshop
Hal White, UD professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will share stories and reflections of teaching on Dec. 5, in the new Faculty Commons.
'Coffee with your Prof'
A new "Coffee with your Prof" program in UD's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics facilitates informal meetings between freshman students and their professors.
Hen Hatch registration opens
Registration has opened for the Horn Program's Hen Hatch competition, which invites UD students, alumni, faculty and staff to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas.
Nov. 22: Brahms' 'Requiem'
A performance of Brahms' "Requiem" by the University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the UD Chorale and Schola Cantorum will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Puglisi Orchestra Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
For the Record, Nov. 21, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Alumni activities
From New York to Baltimore, from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., University of Delaware alumni are planning events to engage and entertain fellow Blue Hens.
Political volatility
Political strategists Stephanie Cutter and Steve Schmidt, a UD alumnus, discussed the results of the midterm elections and the coming 2016 presidential election during the final National Agenda presentation of the fall.
New name, new approach
UD's Office of Communications and Marketing has changed its name to Communications and Public Affairs to better reflect its mission and new goals to enhance the University's external outreach.
Dec. 1: Inspirational webinar
A compelling webinar featuring University of Delaware alumnus David Mays, a member of the Class of 2002, will be offered at noon, Monday, Dec. 1.
STAR master plan updated
University of Delaware officials shared a draft of the revised master plan for the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus during two public forums.
Professor of the Year
The University of Delaware's Beth Morling, professor of psychological and brain sciences, has received a national higher education award as the state's Professor of the Year.
Zip it up
The Yes U Can Extension at the University of Delaware recently raised $3,000 for Yes U Can USA by bringing a zip line to campus for a day.
Dec. 6: Holiday pops concert
The University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series will continue its 2014-15 season with a holiday pops concert featuring the world's leading brass quintet, the Canadian Brass, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in Mitchell Hall.
CAA volleyball honors
UD junior outside hitter Katie Hillman has been selected second team All-Colonial Athletic Association in volleyball. She also was named to the conference All-Academic squad.
Dec. 2: Meet with the provost
UD students, faculty and staff are invited to meet with Provost Domenico Grasso in an open-format, town hall meeting Dec. 2.
Nov. 21: Festival of Nations
The University of Delaware will host the annual Festival of Nations from 5-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
Global experience
University of Delaware First Year Experience students and international coaches from 32 countries came together as part of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program.
Winning simulation
SimuTrach, a device that provides realistic training for the care of tracheostomy patients, has been selected as the first-place technology innovation winner by the 15th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Scientific Content Committee.
Sea turtle conservation
UD junior Merope Moonstone has been interning with the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute this semester, working with sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation.
Parking Services hours
University of Delaware Parking Services has announced that the office will be closing at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Boer Medal awarded
Antonio Luque, director of the Institute of Solar Energy at the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, will receive the Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, established by the distinguished UD scientist.
Faculty meet up
UD's Horn Program invites all faculty members with interests in design, innovation, technology and creativity to attend an informal meet up on Nov. 21 at the Venture Development Center.
Vote for movie
University of Delaware students are invited to vote for a movie they would like to be shown in a free screening during Winter Session.
UDSAA applications
The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate students to serve as UD Student Alumni Ambassadors. Applications are due by Feb. 23, 2015.
Nursing workforce diversity
The University of Delaware School of Nursing has won a $1 million grant from the federal Human Resources and Services Administration to enhance nursing workforce diversity.
Measuring milk
Nutritional anthropology students expanded their research on milk by conducting lactose measurements in UD's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Herding cattle
Katie Williams of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has turned an internship into a full-time position as a herdsperson at Herr Angus Farm.
Annual report available
University of Delaware Parking and Transportation Services has issued its third annual report.
CAA rookie honors
UD freshman Chastity Taylor has been named Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week in women's basketball.
Mid-Atlantic honors
UD field hockey standouts Michaela Patzner, Esmee Peet and Allie Mikelson have been named to the Longstreth National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic team.
CBEAR opening
Kent Messer of UD and Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Policy Research.
FSA enrollment
The open enrollment period for 2015 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) begins Monday, Nov. 3, and ends Friday, Nov. 21, for eligible UD employees.
Long-term care
UD's Office of Human Resources has announced a special open enrollment period for the Long-Term Care Insurance Program from Oct. 20 through Nov. 21.
Food items for fines
University of Delaware Parking Services is getting into the holiday spirit and helping those in need at the same time, announcing a three-week food drive program as a way to pay parking citations.
Artist abroad
The University of Delaware is funding an art student's "once in a lifetime" opportunity to participate in one of the largest art exhibitions in South America.
Judiciary partnership
UD's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics has signed an agreement with the Delaware Judiciary and will work to improve efficiency of court systems while providing students real-world experience.
South Korea studies
The University of Delaware and the University of Seoul, South Korea, entered into two partnership agreements at a signing ceremony held Oct. 23 in Seoul.
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Five myths about Halloween

Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2014

Joel Best, professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, refutes many common myths about Halloween as the holiday approaches.

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water

The News Journal, Oct. 25, 2014

Fleda Brown, University of Delaware professor emerita, discussed her time in the state as both an English professor and as the Delaware poet laureate.

UD's Lerner College offers doctorate in big data analysis

Delaware Business Daily, Oct. 24, 2014

The University of Delaware's new doctoral program in financial services analytics, under the direction of Bintong Chen, professor of business administration, will teach students to perform detailed research and analysis on “big data” in the business world.

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