VOLUME 18 #3

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DEPARTMENTS

Delaware Debates
A crowded field in politics with UD connections (from left): Howard Dean, Steve Schmidt, Ralph Begleiter, Patti Solis Doyle, Joe Biden, David Wilson, Chris Christie, Lindsay Hoffman, David Plouffe, Karl Rove and (foreground) Wolf Blitzer. Begleiter, Wilson and Hoffman are faculty of the Center for Political Communication. Political illustration by Don McElroy, AS ’00
butterfly

He's caught the
entomology bug

Nathan Erwin, a 1981 UD graduate, describes himself as an educational ambassador for bugs. As the manager of the Smithsonian's Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion, he plays host to more than a million visitors a year and often shares his expertise with a national audience.

Richard Heck

Influential chemist
wins Nobel Prize

Prof. Emeritus Richard F. Heck was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. With two others who shared the prize, Heck was cited for his research in palladium-catalyzed cross coupling, which the Nobel announcement said "has vastly improved the possibilities for chemists to create sophisticated chemicals."

Statue from Crane exhibit

Gallery gives artists
a wider audience

Art students, faculty and alumni from UD are making their presence known beyond Delaware through UD@Crane, a satellite gallery that is part of an energetic arts community in Philadelphia that showcases both established and up-and-coming artists.

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