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For the Record, May 22, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Colorful chemistry
Connections among students, faculty and alumni led to a chemistry internship with a company serving the cosmetics industry.
Delaware Diamonds
The University of Delaware celebrated distinguished donors at the annual dinner for Pacesetter members of the Delaware Diamonds Society.
New assignment
Patricia Wilson, vice president and chief of staff at UD since 2007, has accepted a new post at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, effective July 1.
Anthropology travel
The inaugural Peter M. Weil Anthropology Travel Award will help two University of Delaware undergraduates pursue global studies.
Faculty promotions
The University of Delaware Board of Trustees approved promotions of 55 faculty members at its spring meeting May 12. All are effective with the 2015-16 academic year.
UDARF presentation
Nancy Targett, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment who will begin service as interim president of the University of Delaware beginning July 1, said during a recent presentation that the future of the University will continue the legacy of success built by its previous leaders.
43 questions for the provost
For those who have ever wondered what a provost is or who want know more about UD Provost Domenico Grasso, the answers may be found in an offbeat and quirky new video, "43 Questions for the Provost."
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Tracking sharks

The News Journal, May 20, 2015

Work by scientists at UD and Delaware State University is highlighted in the newspaper's "Did You Know" feature about sharks along the Delaware coast.

DuPont spent $15 million to keep Peltz off board

The News Journal, May 19, 2015

UD corporate governance expert Charles Elson was quoted in an article about the money spent by DuPont in a proxy fight with investor Nelson Peltz. "It is $15 million that would have gone to the bottom line," Elson said. "The shareholders pay for the dispute."

Train derailment

WHYY Radio Times, May 13, 2015

Allan Zarembski, director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, was featured in a segment on the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. He also appeared on CNN.

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