October 02, 2022 | Distributed by the Graduate College
Our graduate community is a microcosm of the world. Every year, students from around the world travel to the University of Delaware, to receive an excellent education and to be a part of this community. In a physics class, a student from Maryland might be sitting next to a student from Mozambique. At the UDairy Creamery, a student from New Jersey might be standing in line behind a student from Nigeria. I would like everyone to know that among our many graduate students are more than 50 who are from Iran. For those who are not aware, there have been nationwide protests for the last two weeks in Iran following the death of a healthy 22-year-old, Mahsa Amini, who was in police custody for reportedly violating the government’s head scarf law.
September 18, 2022 | Distributed by the Graduate College
This week is National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Postdocs are an essential part of our university community and for those unfamiliar with the role, these are full time positions for investigators who have recently earned a doctoral degree. It’s an opportunity to establish stronger research credentials and expand one’s research program before taking on the teaching and service responsibilities expected of a full time professor. For me, it was a fantastic experience, and I was very excited when one of my recent grad students landed a postdoc in Germany. (He’s having a great time.)
September 04, 2022 | Distributed by the Graduate College
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new graduate students who started classes last week. I enjoyed getting to know many of you at New Graduate Student Orientation and the Graduate Diversity Welcome. Like you, I am excited about all the new beginnings, but at the same time, I recognize that the transition to the Newark area has not been easy for everyone. In particular, I know that some graduate students had a difficult time finding housing, and some are still having trouble finding housing.