Article by Casey Impagliazzo | August 23, 2017
Students return to campus and move into residence halls Saturday, part of 1743 Welcome Days.
Article by Karen B. Roberts | August 23, 2017
Advanced technology and maneuverability enables scientific research aboard UD's R/V Sharp.
Article by Kate Bailey | August 23, 2017
Mohsen Badiey, who served as acting dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will return to the College of Engineering faculty.
Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson March 09, 2017
UD’s Viet Dinh nominated for major fiction award for 'After Disasters'
Viet Dinh, assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware and an award-winning short story writer, is a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel After Disasters.
Dinh is one of five finalists for the award, which honors the best work of fiction published by an American in a single calendar year. Judges selected the five after considering almost 500 works of fiction by American writers last year.
The largest peer-reviewed literary prize in the country, the PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the most prestigious awards for fiction in the United States. This year’s winner will be announced April 4.
After Disasters, Dinh’s first novel, recounts the stories of four disaster assistance workers who travel to India to help after a major earthquake.
In preparing to write the book, Dinh has said, he did research on the process of disaster assistance and spent time in India, but he also wanted to tell a deeper story about the characters themselves and their internal struggles.
In July, After Disasters was listed as one of the “Most Anticipated” upcoming books of 2016 by The Millions, an online literary magazine. The magazine quoted author Amber Dermont, who said the novel marked “the debut of a brilliant career.”
At UD, Dinh taught fiction writing for several years as an adjunct instructor in English, before being named an assistant professor last year. His stories have been widely published, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, as well as an O. Henry Prize, considered the nation’s top prize for short fiction.
Article by Andrea Boyle Tippett | August 22, 2017
The 10-story building is a partnership between UD and private firms.
Article by Cortney L. Ranck | August 21, 2017
UD Recreation has opened a new space in the Carpenter Sports Building (Lil Bob) dedicated to the UD Crossfit program for 2017-18.
Article by Kate Bailey | August 22, 2017
Dawn Thompson, vice president for student life, has announced her retirement.