Presidential News & Communications

Communications

 

2019

Letter — Input sought for Middle States accreditation (signed with Provost Robin Morgan) — Oct. 25, 2019

Presentation — General Faculty — Oct. 7, 2019

Letter — Remembering 9/11 — Sept. 11, 2019

Letter — Our shared path forward: UD Strategic Plan (signed with Provost Robin Morgan and Executive Vice President John Long) — Sept. 10, 2019

Letter — Welcome to campus! — Aug. 26, 2019

Letter — Guided by mission in a world of continuous change — UD Magazine, September 2019

Letter — Mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton — Aug. 4, 2019

Letter — Employee Appreciation Month: Celebrating Our Shared Accomplishments — June 6, 2019

Speech — Commencement 2019 (video, beginning at 53:35) — June 1, 2019

Presentation — UD Board of Trustees — May 14, 2019

Presentation — General Faculty meeting — May 13, 2019

Letter — Our Commitment to International Scholarship (signed with Provost Robin Morgan) — May 10, 2019

Letter — Ensuring Good Mental Health — May 1, 2019

Letter — Sharing the Lifelong Journey of a UD Education — UD Magazine, April 2019

Letter — Please Welcome the Next Dean of the College of Education and Human Development — April 29, 2019

Presentation — Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Capital Improvement Committee — April 3, 2019

Letter — Tragedy in New Zealand — March 15, 2019

Presentation — Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee — Jan. 31, 2019

Letter — Our Exciting New Year Ahead — Jan. 2, 2019

 

2018

Presentation — UD Board of Trustees — Dec. 11, 2018

Presentation — Delaware Office of Management and Budget — Nov. 7, 2018

Statement — On diversity and transgender protections — Oct. 30, 2018

Letter — Tragedy in Pittsburgh — Oct. 28, 2018

Presentation — Update to General Faculty — Oct. 8, 2018

Letter — The Power of Purpose — UD Magazine, September 2018

Letter — Ensuring Access to UD’s Excellence — Sept. 10, 2018

Op-Ed — UD: Our culture of inspiration and impact — The Review, Sept. 4, 2018

Letter — The Power of Ideas, The Promise of Purpose — Aug. 27, 2018

Letter — New Dean for the College of Engineering (signed with Provost Robin Morgan) — July 26, 2018

Letter — A New Chapter for Dean George Watson (signed with Provost Robin Morgan) — June 28, 2018

Speech — Address at 169th Commencement (video here from 00:56:00 to 01:09:00) — May 26, 2018

Letter — Robin Morgan named UD’s 11th provost — May 21, 2018

Presentation — Delaware General Assembly Joint Capital Improvement Committee (with video message by Chemours President and CEO Mark Vergnano)  — May 16, 2018

Letter — Regarding an incident counter to our values — April 16, 2018

Letter — Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — April 4, 2018

Letter — Moving Forward on UD’s Multicultural Center (signed with Interim Provost Robin Morgan) — March 5, 2018

Presentation — Delaware General Assembly Joint Finance Committee — Feb. 7, 2018

Letter — A Year of Limitless Opportunities — Jan. 3, 2018

 

2017

Letter — To Congress regarding protection of Dreamers (signed with nearly 800 other universities and sent by ACE) — Oct. 19, 2017

Letter — Maintaining a safe UD community — Oct. 13, 2017

Presentation — General Faculty — Oct. 2, 2017

Letter — Tragedy in Las Vegas — Oct. 2, 2017

Letter — Perspective on today’s DACA announcement — Sept. 5, 2017

Letter — On Partnerships — UD Messenger, September 2017

Letter — Welcome, UD Community — Aug. 28, 2017

Letter — A message to the University community (regarding events in Charlottesville, Va.; signed with Provost Domenico Grasso and Vice Provost for Diversity Carol Henderson) — Aug. 15, 2017

Letter — To the University of Delaware Community (regarding Katherine Dettwyler) — June 25, 2017

Letter — We Are Still In (open letter supporting climate action to meet the Paris Agreement, signed with more than 1,200 government, business and university leaders) — June 5, 2017

Speech — Address at 168th Commencement (video here from 00:53:00 to 1:07:00) — May 27, 2017

Letter — Response to No Blue Hen Is Illegal petition on change.org — May 8, 2017

Presentation — General Faculty — May 1, 2017

Op-Ed — University research takes the long view; America must, too — The News Journal, April 13, 2017

Letter — Excerpt from Inauguration Speech — UD Messenger, April 2017

Letter — To President Trump regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (signed with more than 560 other universities and sent by ACE) — March 16, 2017

Letter — To Homeland Security Secretary Kelly regarding immigration order (signed with 600 other universities and sent by ACE) — Feb. 3, 2017

Letter — Response to White House Executive Order on immigration — Jan. 29, 2017

Letter — To our International Community — Jan. 9, 2017

Letter — Happy New Year — Jan. 6, 2017

 

2016

Speech — Inauguration — Dec. 7, 2016

Video — Inauguration — Dec. 7, 2016

Op-Ed — What Makes a Great University? — The News Journal, Dec. 1, 2016

Letter — On UD’s Priorities — UD Messenger, December 2016

Letter — A letter to the UD Campus Community — Nov. 15, 2016

Letter — UD Launches kNOw MORE Campaign — Oct. 24, 2106

Op-Ed — A Great University Upholds Great Principles — The Review, Oct. 18, 2016

Speech — General Faculty — Sept. 12, 2016

Letter — Greetings, Blue Hens — UD Messenger, September 2016

Letter — A new year, a new future — Aug. 30, 2016

Letter — Response to Orlando shootings — June 13, 2016

Letter — Our Shared UD Journey — June 6, 2016

 

2015

Video — Trustees elect Dennis Assanis to lead UD — Nov. 18, 2015

In the news

 

2019

President Assanis speaks at General Faculty meeting — UDaily, Oct. 24, 2019

Search for chief diversity officer — UDaily, Oct. 23, 2019

Search for Graduate College dean underway — UDaily, Oct. 4, 2019

UD's newest Aramark Chair — UDaily, Sept. 26, 2019

Faculty Senate holds first meeting of new academic year — UDaily, Sept. 23, 2019

Marianthi Ierapetritou joins UD as Gore Centennial Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering — UDaily, Sept. 17, 2019

President named to national innovation commission — UDaily, Sept. 10, 2019

U.S. News ranks UD 39th among top public universities — UDaily, Sept. 9, 2019

Global education initiative: UD partners with ACE on two-year process to expand its internationalization strategy — UDaily, Sept. 5, 2019

Michael Vaughan to serve as interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion — UDaily, Sept. 5, 2019

Recognition for student-engagement efforts: New analysis puts UD among top institutions nationally — UDaily, Sept. 5, 2019

World rankings: UD ranks among top 1.3% worldwide — UDaily, Aug. 29, 2019

Twilight Induction 2019: UD welcomes new Blue Hens — UDaily, Aug. 27, 2019

$23.5 million to expand Delaware's biomedical research — UDaily, Aug. 16, 2019

Vice President for Enrollment Management appointed — UDaily, Aug. 14, 2019

Spring General Faculty meeting: President Assanis recaps the year's accomplishments — UDaily, July 8, 2019

Biotechnology Innovation Hub: Global experts visit UD to learn about biotech ecosystem — UDaily, July 3, 2019

In Memoriam: Burnaby Munson — UDaily, June 28, 2019

John Pelesko appointed dean of College of Arts and Sciences — UDaily, June 24, 2019

Vita Nova renovation: UD's award-winning restaurant and teaching kitchen gets makeover — UDaily, June 6, 2019

UDARF holds May meeting: President Assanis discusses future UD plans with retired faculty — UDaily, June 3, 2019

Trustees hold semiannual meeting: President Assanis highlights recent campus achievements — UDaily, June 3, 2019

Commencement 2019: Assanis applauds graduates for outstanding achievements — UDaily, June 1, 2019

Reaching the summit of scholarship: Hundreds gather to celebrate hooding of UD's newest class of doctors — UDaily, May 31, 2019

Support for biopharmaceutical research: Unidel Foundation grants up to $15 million, but hopes to inspire others — UDaily, May 30, 2019

UD supporters turn out: Blue Hens and friends celebrate I Heart UD Giving Day — UDaily, May 16, 2019

Search for next Vice President for Enrollment Management — UDaily, May 10, 2019

Gary Henry named dean of College of Education and Human Development — UDaily, May 6, 2019

Forbes ranks UD among America's best midsize employers — UDaily, May 2, 2019

Auburn University President Steven Leath headlines George M. Worrilow and Distinguished Alumni Awards — UDaily, April 23, 2019

'UD Day in DC' highlights impact of federal funding, strong connections — UDaily, April 18, 2019

Indra Nooyi discusses corporate governance — UDaily, April 3, 2019

President's Scholarship Challenge reaches goal — UDaily, April 1, 2019

2019 Women of Promise: Valerie Biden Owens encourages women to choose their own path — UDaily, March 29, 2019

UD graduate programs ranked among the top in the nation — UDaily, March 22, 2019

Self-study process begins: UD prepares for Middle States accreditation review — UDaily, March 22, 2019

Renowned scholar Nancy C. Jordan appointed to Dean Family Endowed Professorship for Teacher Education — UDaily, March 21, 2019

In Memoriam: Alexander Scarpone — UDaily, March 20, 2019

NIH Director Collins visits UD's 'vibrant research community': Fireside Chat explores priorities, potential and perils of health-related research — UDaily, March 5, 2019

Human-Powered Engine: A Conversation with UD President Dennis Assanis — Site Selection magazine's Delaware Intelligence Report, March 2019

Biden School celebration: Special events, policy discussions mark naming of school — UDaily, Feb. 27, 2019

John Long named executive vice president and chief operating officer at UD — UDaily, Feb. 25, 2019

Ensemble performs at Carnegie Hall in UD-designed attire — UDaily, Feb. 20, 2019

Graduate College approved: UD Faculty Senate approves draft bylaws, organizational structure — UDaily, Feb. 19, 2019

In Memoriam: Richard B. Murray — UDaily, Jan. 24, 2019

Intellectual intersection: How UD builds on a 275-year legacy to create the knowledge economy of today and tomorrow — UD Magazine, January 2019

President Assanis highlights successful year, announces Biden School — UDaily, Jan. 2, 2019

 

2018

Whitney Athletic Center groundbreaking: UD alumnus Ken Whitney and his wife, Liz, donated $10 million to help fund the $60 million project — UDaily, Dec. 19, 2018

New Name, Familiar Face: UD establishes Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration — UDaily, Dec. 11, 2018

UD's Biden Institute and Gov. Carney host summit on state's Opportunity Zones — UDaily, Dec. 7, 2018

In memoriam: Matthew J. Hogan — UDaily, Nov. 30, 2018

UD honored by tri-state business group — UDaily, Nov. 27, 2018

Construction of new athletic center and stadium renovation begins soon — UDaily, Nov. 17, 2018

Jose-Luis Riera named vice president for student life at UD — UDaily, Nov. 16, 2018

Community Gathers to Honor Veterans: UD President Assanis joins others to thank those who serve — UDaily, Nov. 9, 2018

In memoriam: Sarah Koury — UDaily, Nov. 9, 2018

UD President Dennis Assanis announces President’s Scholarship Challenge — UDaily, Nov. 8, 2018

UD celebrates new donor recognition society: Founders Society launches — UDaily, Nov. 2, 2018

Celebrating innovation: University recognizes UD inventors — UDaily, Oct. 30, 2018

In Memoriam: Derek Fils-Aime — UDaily, Oct. 26, 2018

$25 Million for Research: UD is lead institution in program funded by NIH, State of Delaware — UDaily, Oct. 26, 2018

Faculty Senate holds October meeting — UDaily, Oct. 17, 2018

Luminaries predict future of solar energy as 14th Boer Medal of Merit awarded — UDaily, Oct. 12, 2018

New Vice President Named: Wayne Guthrie named vice president for human resources at UD — UDaily, Oct. 11, 2018

Multicultural Center Working Group issues final report — UDaily, Oct. 8, 2018

University of Delaware contributes billions to local economy, according to new report — UDaily, Oct. 4, 2018

Biden Challenge conference features exchange of policy ideas — UDaily, Oct. 1, 2018

Spectrum Scholars: UD, JPMorgan Chase collaborate to offer undergrads with autism opportunities for success — UDaily, Sept. 27, 2018

UD receives the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award — UDaily, Sept. 18, 2018

Alan Brangman announces decision to step down: Executive vice president to serve until 2019 to ensure smooth transition — UDaily, Sept. 17, 2018

UD ranked among top national universities — UDaily, Sept. 10, 2018

A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware research: Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle — UDaily, Sept. 7, 2018

Record-breaking fundraising: UD celebrates early success with Delaware First — UDaily, Sept. 6, 2018

A big spark for energy research: U.S. Department of Energy announces $12.8 million for UD-led center — UDaily, Sept. 6, 2018

The sky is the limit: The Tower at STAR opens to support and encourage research collaboration — UDaily, Sept. 5, 2018

$5 million gift toward faculty diversity and athletics — UDaily, Sept. 4, 2018

Twilight Induction ceremony 2018: UD officially welcomes the Class of 2022 — UDaily, Aug. 28, 2018

UD welcomes new Blue Hens to campus — UDaily, Aug. 25, 2018

Levi Thompson named dean of College of Engineering — UDaily, July 26, 2018

UD's Weinberg center chosen as successor to IRRC Institute — UDaily, July 18, 2018

UD adds World Scholar site in Greece — UDaily, July 17, 2018

Blue Hens perform in France: Choral music students, conducting professionals study and sing in Provence — UDaily, July 16, 2018

Commencement 2018: Assanis tells graduates to change the world, Mosko says be fearless and kind — UDaily, May 26, 2018

UD confers record number of doctorates: President Assanis urges all to invest their knowledge and creativity in service to the world — UDaily, May 25, 2018

President Assanis reviews past year — UDaily, April 30, 2018

Faculty Senate holds first spring meeting: President Assanis shares vision on UD’s future — UDaily, Feb. 14, 2018

UD accelerates bold plans to advance impact, student success: University to expand resources, investments — UDaily, Feb. 5, 2018

 

2017

A Shared Vision: Building a More Interconnected Future for UD — UD Messenger, December 2017

President Assanis highlights 2017 accomplishments — UDaily, Dec. 21, 2017

UD, Chemours break ground on STAR Campus — UDaily, Dec. 19, 2017

Chemours moves R&D to university campus — The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 30, 2017

Building the future with biopharmaceuticals — UDaily, Oct. 24, 2017

UD breaks ground on $156 million biopharmaceutical building — Newark Post, Oct. 24, 2017

University of Delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center — WHYY, Oct. 23, 2017

STAR Tower topped off — UDaily, Aug. 22, 2017

Biden Institute’s mission is to tackle nation’s difficult domestic problems — UDaily, March 14, 2017

President Assanis reviews top five priorities with UD Faculty Senate — UDaily, Feb. 15, 2017 

Biden seals partnership with University of Delaware — USA Today, Feb. 8, 2017

UD builds on a bio-job future with increased emphasis on research — WHYY, Jan. 27, 2017

 

2016

UD lands $250 million biopharma project — The News Journal, Dec. 16, 2016

Assanis inaugurated as UD president, Biden watching — The News Journal, Dec. 7, 2016

University inaugurates Dennis Assanis as 28th president — UDaily, Dec. 7, 2016

Assanis aims for inclusive, thriving campus — Hellenic News of America, Sept. 26, 2016

Advancing UD’s Mission: President Assanis speaks at General Faculty meeting — UDaily, Sept. 20, 2016

Dennis Assanis to take office as UD president on June 6 — UDaily, April 5, 2016

 

2015

New UD President Assanis praised for vision, relationship-building — The News Journal, Nov. 24, 2015

Delaware names Dennis Assanis its new president — The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 20, 2015

University of Delaware names new president — WHYY, Nov. 18, 2015

Colleagues praise Dennis Assanis’ appointment as next UD president — UDaily, Nov. 18, 2015

UD Trustees elect Dennis Assanis as next president — UDaily, Nov. 18, 2015