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Restaurant reopens
The renovated student-operated restaurant Vita Nova reopened Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Trabant University Center.
Homecoming photo contest
University of Delaware staff and faculty are encouraged to submit their creative, spirited photos to the Homecoming 2014 Dare to Show More Spirit Contest.
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.
Sept. 13: Julie and Friends concert
UD's Department of Music will open the season with a Faculty Gala at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, in Mitchell Hall.
CAA field hockey
UD freshman goalie Emmeline Oltmans has been named the Colonial Athletic Association field hockey rookie of the week.
Study Abroad Fair
UD's Institute for Global Studies invites students to explore international education opportunities at the Study Abroad Fair to be held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the Trabant University Center.
Food safety students
UD doctoral students Patrick Spanninger and Qing Wang were among 16 students from around the world who received travel awards from the International Association for Food Protection.
CTAL Scholars Program
A new Multiversity Project to investigate the learning outcomes from taking multicultural-designated courses is being initiated this fall at UD as part of the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning Scholars Program.
Sept. 27: MPCS gala '1979'
The 2014-15 University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series will kick off with its season opening gala, titled "1979," on Saturday evening, Sept. 27, in Mitchell Hall.
Sept. 5: Philosophy colloquium
Fred Schueler, University of Delaware professor emeritus, will be the featured speaker in a Department of Philosophy fall colloquium presentation at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, in 114 Gore Hall.
Learning through play
Parents and young children can be part of research being conducted as part of UD's Infant Language Project.
Turn it off
Members of the UD community are reminded to conserve energy by turning off equipment and lights when they are not in use.
International initiatives
This semester's ISE Lab speaker series begins Sept. 8, featuring international, interdisciplinary initiatives by UD students, staff and faculty.
New UD Messenger
The new University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni, parents and friends, can be viewed online.
Winter Session 2015
Proposals are now being sought for innovative projects that will enhance the Winter Session experience.
Ideas to change the world
The First Step Grand Challenges Program invites undergraduate students to identify important challenges in health and social sciences and develop novel solutions to address those challenges.
Named professor
Raul Lobo, professor and director of the University of Delaware's Center for Catalytic Science and Technology, has been named the Claire de LeClaire Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Shining ideas
The University of Delaware's Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has announced that registration is now open for the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs.
Sept. 11: Blood donations
The Blood Bank of Delmarva has announced a "Dare to Donate" campus blood drive to be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
Sept. 10: National Agenda opens
Frank Lesser of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" will open the National Agenda speaker series with a presentation titled "Making Fun of Politics" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Mitchell Hall.
Sept. 14-Nov. 23: International films
A fall semester International Film Series will offer screenings at 7 p.m., Sundays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 23, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
Through Sept. 12: 'Early Delaware Documents'
The University of Delaware Library has announced the re-installation of the exhibition "Queen Christina and John Dickinson: Two Early Delaware Documents," which is on display in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library through Friday, Sept. 12.
Athletics Hall of Fame
The University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 includes student-athletes from 10 different sports.
Sept. 3: Sculptor to discuss work
Visiting scholar Cameron Hockenson will discuss his work during a lecture to be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Room 101 of the University of Delaware's Studio Arts Building.
Catering update
UD's policy on the use of external catering services on campus has been changed to provide departments with additional options.
Sept. 27: Quest for the Clover
New Castle County 4-H and the 4-H Food Smart Families program will hold the third annual Quest for the Clover 5K walk and run and a 4-H Fitness Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 27.
New publication
UD Athletics has unveiled a new 40-page publication that chronicles the outstanding successes of Blue Hen student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
CAA men's basketball
UD men's basketball has announced its tentative Colonial Athletic Association schedule for 2014-15.
Alumni activities
University of Delaware alumni are invited to participate in a wide variety of events, from cruises to baseball to a career fair.
Aug. 29-Oct. 4: Student Life programming
University of Delaware students have a wide variety of large-scale programs from which to choose throughout the fall semester.
Studying in Tuscany
UD's HRIM department builds strong partnerships with hotels and universities in Tuscany, offering internships there to students like Sara Cannizzaro.
First Step: Ideas for a healthier world
The College of Health Sciences invites CHS undergraduate students or teams of students led by CHS undergraduates to identify important health-related challenges and develop novel solutions to those challenges.
First Friday Roundtable
The First Friday Roundtable on Teaching, a collaborative UD program aimed at highlighting varied approaches of teaching, learning and assessment practices, will hold its first event on Friday, Sept. 5.
For your health
University of Delaware faculty and staff can start the fall semester on a healthy note by taking advantage of activities offered by the HealthyU Employee Wellness Program.
Keeping UD safe
"A safe UD starts with me" is the theme of a new public awareness campaign focusing on campus safety and well-being at the University of Delaware.
App for safety
UD now has a smartphone safety app that helps prevent crime and enables police better respond to incidents, making students even safer while at school.
Boer Medal nominations
UD is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, named in honor of UD's distinguished professor emeritus of physics and solar energy.
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.
Sept. 11: TEDMED UD
The College of Health Sciences invites the community to a live streaming of Cole Galloway's TEDMED 2014 talk on mobility and independence on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4:30-6 p.m., at the STAR Campus.
Protecting sharks, sturgeon
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's Matt Oliver is helping develop a fisheries forecast to help protect sharks and sturgeon.
Ice cream on air
The University of Delaware's UDairy Creamery will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Food Network's "Eating America with Anthony Anderson."
Alum is innovator
A team of researchers at Michigan State University, which is led by University of Delaware alumnus Richard R. Lunt, has developed a new type of solar concentrator.
DELCAT Discovery
The University of Delaware has announced a new cloud-based discovery system called DELCAT Discovery.
Women's golf captains
UD seniors Amanda Terzian and Baralee Theinthong and junior Andi Slane have been named women's golf team captains for 2014-15.
Aug. 29-Nov. 15: SCPAB fall film series
The University of Delaware Student Centers Programming Advisory Board has announced the schedule for the fall semester film series.
'Enduring values'
Newly arrived members of the University of Delaware's Class of 2018 received a rousing Blue Hen welcome during the third annual Twilight Induction Ceremony.
B-school renovations
A variety of renovations to buildings in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics will provide state-of-the-art classroom, office and collaboration spaces for faculty and students.
Air quality
As the fall semester gets underway, UD's Department of Environmental Health and Safety offers some important tips to maintain a healthy living environment in residence halls, apartments and off-campus housing.
Volleyball captains
UD juniors Chandler Bryant and Jill Meyers have been named captains of the 2014 volleyball team.
Plant-based materials
UD's Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation has announced a research program with the Plant PET Technology Collaborative to explore methods of producing renewable beverage bottles, packaging, automotive components and fabric from biomass.
Through Dec. 3: 'Material Culture of War'
On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the University of Delaware's Center for Material Culture Studies will offer a series of talks on the "The Material Culture of War" through the fall semester.
Photoshop workshops
The University of Delaware Library will present two workshops on the functions of Adobe Photoshop in September.
Megabus NYC route has announced that it will reinstate daily service between the University of Delaware campus in Newark and New York City on Sept. 10, and city-to-city express bus tickets can now be purchased.
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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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