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Top 20
The UD women's lacrosse team is ranked in the IWLCA Top 20 for the first time since 2007.
March 7: 'Star Wars' on ice
The University of Delaware Rust Ice Arena is holding 'Star Wars' Night from 8-10 p.m., Saturday, March 7, during public skating sessions.
March 3: Employee appreciation
University of Delaware men's lacrosse will host UD faculty and staff appreciation day during its game against Holy Cross at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Delaware Stadium.
Maize genomics
Male reproductive organ development in maize involves a complex array of ribonucleic acid molecules with potentially diverse activities in gene regulation, demonstrated by new research from UD and Stanford University.
Exam prep institutes
The University of Delaware is partnering with Educational Testing Consultants to offer two intensive programs for high school students preparing for the SAT or ACT this summer.
Exploration and imagination
A new book by UD's Siobhan Carroll looks at British exploration and its relationship with literature during the "Romantic Century."
'Early Modern Drama'
The University of Delaware Press has released a new collection of essays edited by three doctoral alumni and honoring Lois Potter, professor emerita of English, who retired in 2008.
Coastal zone exhibition
The University of Delaware Library had special visitors who came to view the exhibition "Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone: Conserving the First State."
New endeavor
UD President Patrick T. Harker announced March 2 that he will step down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. His new appointment is effective July 1.
March 10-12: UD Women 100 years
Journalist Laura Ling will speak at UD March 11 as part of a three-day celebration of the Women's College Centennial and UD women for the past 100 years.
Shakespeare's works
The University Museums of the University of Delaware has been selected as a host site for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
April 16: Nico and Vinz to perform
SCPAB will present Nico and Vinz, a Norwegian pop duo, in a performance at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 16.
March 3-21: SCPAB events
The Student Centers Programming Advisory Board will present a series of events during the month of March.
Presidential message
In a message to the University of Delaware community, President Patrick T. Harker announced today that he is stepping down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, effective July 1.
Chemical engineering lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its spring centennial seminar series.
March 5: MTV 'Code' stars
SCPAB will present fan favorites from MTV's hit shows "Girl Code" and "Guy Code" at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
ArcGIS Online
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on the functions of ArcGIS Online on Wednesday, March 18.
CAA men's basketball
The UD men's basketball team has earned the sixth seed in the Colonial Athletic Association championship tournament and will face Northeastern in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 7.
Lending risk and language
UD's Institute for Financial Services Analytics recently held its third annual conference, featuring research and discussions on risk management
March 4: Legal Studies lecture
Legal Studies Prof. Sheldon Pollack will speak March 4 about constitutional issues in same-sex marriage.
Marine biodiversity
This Winter Session, 23 UD students traveled to New Zealand where they discovered the abundant marine organisms, culture and sights the southwestern Pacific nation has to offer.
Lights, Camera, EARTH!
Six documentaries, a special guest speaker and a winning student video will be featured at UD's second annual environmental film festival Lights, Camera, EARTH! to be held March 6-8.
March 6: 'The River'
The University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of James Allen Anderson, will present "The River" at 8 p.m., Friday, March 6, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.
Materials science lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering has announced its spring lecture series, featuring speakers from across the country.
For the Record, Feb. 27, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Puerto Rico retreat
While frigid late January temperatures hit Newark, 44 University of Delaware employees and members of the community escaped to warmer weather for UD's first Winter Wellness Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
March 24: 'Religious Freedom'
Robert Louis Wilken will discuss "The Christian Roots of Religious Freedom" during a presentation at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in 115 Purnell Hall.
Cold weather schedule
UD Transportation Services has announced a temporary change to its nighttime schedule during very cold weather, with the North-South Express arriving at stops every 15 minutes.
March 18: 'Ellen Terry' talk
The University of Delaware Library has announced the presentation "Ellen Terry: A Life in Letters" by Katharine Cockin at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18.
Summer scholars
Students interested in environmental research internships for the summer are encouraged to apply for the EPSCoR Summer Scholars program, and the deadline is March 6.
World connections
University of Delaware alumna Katy Brown has been presented the Delaware Geography Teacher of the Year Award by the Delaware Geographic Alliance.
Top financial analysts
UD students Mike Gunderson, Evgeniy Savov and Phillip Flesch won the Philadelphia regional CFA Challenge and will compete in the national competition in April.
March 12: NET/WORK
UD's Horn Program and Career Services Center will host a NET/WORK jobs fair on Thursday, March 12, featuring leading technology companies.
UDaB in Nicaragua
Sixteen students participated in an inaugural University of Delaware Alternative Breaks international service project in Nicaragua.
Hen Hatch semifinalists
The Horn Program's Hen Hatch competition has announced 21 semifinalist teams, whose startup ideas will compete in March for a chance to advance to the final round.
Gilman winners
Ayanna Gill and Jaylen Wingfield are two of the latest University of Delaware students to pursue opportunities for education abroad with the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.
March 13: Pitt sociologist
Waverly Duck, an urban sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the annual Minority Mentor Lecture Series talk sponsored by UD's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice from 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, March 13.
March 3: Artist Talk
Artist Colleen McCubbin Stepanic will discuss her exhibition "Reconstructed" during a presentation at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 130 Smith Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
UD's Office of Human Resources will soon launch "ConnectingU," a technology solution designed to accelerate employee development and enhance business performance.
Mastering performance
Alumnus and opera singer Daniel Bubeck led a master class for University of Delaware voice students.
March 5: Peace Corps session
A Peace Corps video screening and panel presentation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Workshop Room of the University of Delaware's Career Services Center on Academy Street.
Fire safety
UD's offices of Environmental Health and Safety and Residence Life and Housing have partnered to provide students with important fire safety information.
Ed Tech Conference
CEHD will host the second annual UD Educational Technology Conference on March 14 to help educators integrate technology into their classrooms.
CAA cites Lyons
UD junior Casey Lyons has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse player of the week.
Climate science in classrooms
UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment encourages educators to apply for 2015 Climate Science Academy workshops to assist them with teaching climate change science in their classrooms.
Student Success Symposium
Studies discussed during a Center for the Study of Diversity symposium at UD show bonds with students, faculty and school can predict success for first-generation, at-risk and low-income students.
UD ADVANCE director
Emily Bonistall Postel, a sociologist and former president of the Graduate Student Government at the University of Delaware, has been named director of the UD ADVANCE Institute.
Forest to pharmacy
The award-winning UD exhibit at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show provides visitors a lesson in the inherent value of abundant plant life, with a focus on the Amazon rainforest.
Salzburg Fellows
University of Delaware professors Martha Buell, Rena Hallam, Barret Michalec and Michael O'Neal have been selected as 2015 Salzburg Fellows.
A global honor
NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Comprehensive Internationalization will be presented to five U.S. universities and colleges, including the University of Delaware.
April 6-11: Public Health Week
The University of Delaware will celebrate National Public Health Week 2015, with daily events for the entire community at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus from April 6-11.
Civil War era photos
The University of Delaware Library has announced a digital collection featuring nine important Civil War era photographs by 19th century Scottish-American photographer Alexander Gardner.
March 19: 'Lunch is on us'
The Office of the Dean of Students is interested in hearing the thoughts of undergraduates about the student experience at UD and is inviting students to an informal luncheon meeting from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in 105 Hullihen Hall.
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Preschoolers learn about community by building Main Street model

WDEL, Feb. 18, 2015

The University of Delaware's Laboratory Preschool provided young students an opportunity to learn about the value of community through construction of a model of Main Street in Newark.

George Washington, slave catcher

The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2015

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor and author of "A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City," wrote an op-ed about George Washington as slaveholder.

Building a better life for black Delawareans

News Journal, Feb. 16, 2015

Justin Coger, a doctoral graduate student in the field of economic education at the University of Delaware, writes about how economic development is key for improving the social mobility and wellbeing of African-Americans in Delaware.


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