Virtual opportunities for
UD alumni & friends
Let’s Get Digital!
Ever wonder how to best preserve your old family photos? Or how to navigate your leadership role in a time of crisis? Maybe, just maybe, you’re feeling a little nostalgic for UD’s radio station, 91.3 WVUD.
This page has a great variety of helpful info, tips, insights and more. So, hesitate no more as you dive into these free UD digital resources!
Looking for a list of upcoming virtual events? Visit our Alumni Events page!
How to Use this page
Here, you’ll find six categories of robust content from across UD’s virtual campus. Under each item we’ve included icons indicating the type of content available and an estimated amount of time you can expect to spend on each one.
Happy reading, watching and listening!
Article or blog
Podcast or radio
Click into these comprehensive digital hubs for a full experience. You’ll want to give yourself some time to pore over these pages, so get comfy on your couch or, if you have kids at home, just try to find any quiet spot! Enjoy!
Online exhibition: Greetings from Delaware
Postcards have long been a part of American material culture, yet they did not always look like they do now. Distinguished as cards intended for mailing without an envelope, their history extends back to the mid-nineteenth century. This exhibition charts the history of postcards from Delaware from 1898 through 2009.
Voices of UD
This age-old question has never been more important than now: How are you? The UD Center for Political Communication started the “Voices of UD” project so that all members of the UD community can upload video messages that answer this question and more. You can listen or watch submitted videos or submit your own!
| Time Varies
UD Botanic Gardens: Online Catalog
Embrace spring and dive into the UD Botanic Gardens 2021 Spring Annual Benefit Plant Sale catalog, featuring the plants for sale this spring, their descriptions, preferred environments and more! This handy guide will help grow your knowledge of gardening, whether you're already a pro or a budding green thumb.
| 5-60 minutes
Backstage Pass Online
A pandemic can’t stop us from keeping the arts alive. Each Saturday through May 30, Master Players artists will share their unique musical experiences and answer questions. If you miss it, each session will also be recorded and available here!
| Time Varies
Online exhibition: Beat Visions and the Counterculture
Get your art fix through this online exhibition, featuring imagery of the Beat Generation and its influence on 1960s counterculture and beyond.
| 30-60 minutes
Coach’s Corner Series
Each Thursday night at 7 p.m., Hens All-Access will bring you a live Q&A with a different UD coach each week. Blue Hen fans will have the chance to submit questions ahead of time each week or jump on the Blue Hens YouTube page and ask them during the show!
| 10 min read
Attics and Basements and Closets, Oh My!
The Department of Art Conservation shares this series of tips for caring for all the family treasures, photos and heirlooms you’re finding in your attics during isolation.
Arts at Home with ARTS@UD
Curated by the associate dean for the arts in the UD College of Arts and Sciences, this streaming experience includes audio and visual performances or presentations that highlight the work of UD students, faculty and community members with the goal of celebrating their creative achievements.
Whether you’re ready to hear some great insights from fellow Blue Hens (or just anyone else besides your spouse, children or coworkers) or want to tune in to the greatest university radio station ever (note: this statement has not been verified), this is the section for you! The best part is you can listen in from anywhere as you work, do chores, go for a jog or just chill out.
| 2-90 minutes
Center for Political Communication: National Agenda Podcast
In this podcast, nationally known guest speakers (and sometimes students) explore the effects of political discourse, social issues, technology and policy by examining where we’ve been, where we’re going and the current state of democracy in the U.S.
| Always On
91.3 WVUD: The Voice of the University of Delaware
Bring back those college vibes by tuning into this educational radio station with NO commercials! WVUD has a triple mission to serve the University of Delaware, to serve the city of Newark and to train students interested in broadcasting.
| 15-35 minutes
Biden School - IPA First State Insights
We’re not talking about beer. This “IPA” stands for information, perspectives and analysis—tune in to hear more about public policy, management and community and economic development in Delaware. Expect interviews across multiple sectors, from entrepreneurs, brewers (hey, there’s where beer ties in!), urban planners, environmentalists, educators, caregivers and more.
| 30 minutes
Artists For Joy Podcast
In this podcast, School of Music faculty member Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez, who is a Juilliard-trained oboist and creative recovery facilitator, addresses issues that affect us all such as perfectionism, identity or imposter syndrome.
What better time to take advantage of free professional development opportunities? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you’ll come away with tips that you can apply now to your career or job search.
| 60 minutes
Leadership in Times of Crisis Webinar Series
Lerner’s Women’s Leadership Initiative curated talks for this webinar series to empower people at all levels to step up and take leadership in these challenging moments and during times of crisis.
| 10 minutes
Is Zooming Undermining Your Inclusion Efforts?
Our reliance on Zoom for professional interactions introduces new challenges. Women’s Leadership Institute Amy Stengel shares these tips for how to manage diversity on Zoom.
There are two ways to use this section:
Share these digital ways to experience UD’s campus with students (and parents!) who are in the midst of the college search.
Relive your own experience! Close your eyes—wait, no, you’ll need those open—and harken back to your college years as you take a digital tour through the campus that brought you so many memories.
| 1-10 minutes
If you know fellow Blue Hens and friends with high school-aged children, or if you have one of your own, the UD Admissions Office offers this virtual experience of campus, so they can *almost* feel like they’re here. This is also a great way to relive your own college memories by taking a virtual stroll through the campus you love.
If you’re looking for a reminder for why you’re so proud to be part of the Blue Hen community, this section, highlighting UD’s research, ideas and news, will certainly serve as great inspiration.
UD Research & Discovery
The Research & Discovery Blog highlights the University’s innovation and explorations in key areas of health sciences, national security and defense, energy and environmental sustainability.
Get the freshest University news and stories straight to your inbox through weekly emails (subscribe here) or by browsing the website for daily updates.
We’re always looking to increase our circle of Blue Hens and friends on social media—and it’s not even just for our benefit (really)! We always have informative items, good news stories, puppies, babies and more to share with you—and who doesn’t want more of that in their lives? We even have Facebook groups for each of our 24 club cities around the country so that you can connect with Blue Hens about all things local.
Join the #BlueHensForever crew on social.
| Always On
Like or follow our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the latest alumni news, events, stories and more. Plus, get a rundown of all of our popular hashtags.