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Caren Fitzgerald, a 2015 graduate of UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, has landed a job that combines her interests in writing and the environment.
Wildlife conclave
Members of the Wildlife Society Club at the University of Delaware traveled to Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, Pennsylvania, last month to take part in the Wildlife Society's Northeast Student Conclave, gaining a wealth of hands-on experience.
New appointment
Jeffrey R. Evans, retired major with the Delaware State Police, has been named deputy chief of police at the University of Delaware.
Dream Team
Thirteen members of the 2016 Delaware Department of Education Dream Team are University of Delaware alumni.
A legend speaks
Famed 98-year-old oceanographer Walter Munk, known as the "Einstein of the Oceans," discussed his long career and addressed climate change before a large audience at the University of Delaware.
Trap and skeet
The Trap and Skeet Club Team at UD hosted the eighth annual Blue Hen Classic on April 16-17, drawing more than 60 competitors from the Mid-Atlantic.
Record-breaking Class of 2016
On April 7, Acting President Nancy Targett welcomed the Senior Class Gift Council to the President's House for lunch to thank them for their fundraising efforts this year
Discussing diversity
Higher education can take the lead in valuing diversity and inclusiveness, a University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce said in a talk at UD.
'Dead Wake' author speaks
Noted author Erik Larson addressed the University of Delaware Library Associates' Annual Dinner.
Alumni Weekend college events
College-based programs at the University of Delaware's Alumni Weekend offer graduates the opportunity to catch-up with classmates and faculty and staff while exploring advances made in research and scholarship.
Dance and math
A UD elementary teacher education student who is also an ArtsBridge Scholar has created lesson plans that integrate dance into a math unit.
Too much want
University of Delaware alumnus Mike Adams is recognized in the sports community for his dogged determination on the football field, but is most proud of his accomplishments outside of the game.
UD legacy receptions
The University of Delaware Alumni Association hosted three legacy receptions to welcome prospective legacy students and their parents during UD Decision Days.
UDine for UDaB
University of Delaware alumni hosted students participating in UD Alternative Break service projects through the UDine program.
NOAA Sea Grant director
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that UD alumnus Jonathan Pennock is the new director of the National Sea Grant College Program.
Inside prisons
The Legal Studies Program hosted speakers who discussed solitary confinement, supermax prisons and the experience of incarceration.
Dolphin psychology
University of Delaware graduate Jenna Billings is putting her psychology and animal science education to good use, helping to get inside the minds of marine mammals at Florida's Dolphins Plus.
AFROTC base tour
University of Delaware Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina during spring break.
Commencement 2016
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative and award-winning author, will speak at UD's 167th Commencement exercises on May 28 in Delaware Stadium.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.


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