UD launches nine-month national tour
October 19, 2018
Faculty discuss groundbreaking topics with UD alumni and friends
From technology innovation and social issues to education reform and the transformations happening across the University of Delaware’s campus, faculty and staff brought a piece of campus to southern Delaware in September to kick off a multi-stop tour to engage Blue Hens around the country.
Nearly a hundred alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends attended the first two events, which took place in Dover on Thursday, Sept. 13, and in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday, Sept. 20.
“This was a great opportunity for those of us who can’t really make it to campus often,” said Carole Baker, vice president of the Kent and Sussex Regional Alumni Club who helped host the first two events. “We got to hear UD faculty talk about the innovative work they are doing with students — work that not only impacts campus, but the community. Everyone at the event was excited to learn about the great research and results coming from the University, and I’m no exception.”
The tour will visit seven states, including New York, Texas, Florida and California, along with Washington, D.C. Tour locations were chosen based on where alumni populations are the highest. Future topics will range from breakthroughs in cancer treatments and the effects of climate change to modern day politics and new approaches to education.
During the nine-month tour, UD faculty and staff will use networking and educational sessions to share intriguing and groundbreaking topics. The high-energy, engaging talks will showcase research and projects taking place on campus that impact the world beyond Newark.
“In my 30 years at UD, this is the most exciting and pivotal time at the University, and these events are a chance to highlight the unparalleled growth and evolution happening across campus,” said Provost Robin Morgan, who hosted the first two events. “It’s exciting to invite Blue Hens from across the country back to school without ever leaving their hometown and to share the amazing things happening at UD every day.”
UD’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations is coordinating the tour, which is called Delaware to the World. To register for upcoming events, visit the website.