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May 2: Send Silence Packing
Send Silence Packing, a nationally recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of students who die by suicide every year, will be on display on the University of Delaware's Central Green from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, May 2.
May 3: Culture and cuisine
On May 3, UD's Master Players Concert Series will present the final World Kitchen Series dinner and mixer event, featuring international artist Emad Jano Hemeda.
May 5: Staff tea
University of Delaware Provost Domenico Grasso will host an informal meet-and-greet tea for all staff members on Thursday, May 5.
Through May 2: Art and Syria
A four-day event at UD will feature a Syrian artist illustrating how beauty has been shattered by conflict.
May 3: CDS session on assistive technology
The UD Center for Disabilities Studies will host a session May 3 with a focus on assistive technology and resources centers available in the state.
May 3: Jefferson Life Sciences Lecture
Bioengineering pioneer James J. Collins of MIT will highlight recent efforts to create synthetic gene networks and programmable cells to advance diagnostic testing and disease treatment during the Edward G. Jefferson Life Sciences Lecture on May 3.
May 4: Education colloquium
The University of Delaware School of Education's spring colloquium series continues May 4 with a presentation from Steve Graham, who is Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
May 5: Benefits of diversity
Scott Page, author of "The Difference," will speak May 5 at the University of Delaware about the benefits of diversity.
May 5: Cervantes on stage
A May 5 lecture at the University of Delaware will explore various adaptations of "Don Quixote" for the English stage.
May 8: Alpha Zeta 5K
Alpha Zeta, a registered student organization at the University of Delaware, is holding a 5K run on Sunday, May 8, to raise money to help send children with cancer to summer camp.
May 6-7: Digital Pedagogy Lab
A Digital Pedagogy Lab at UD on May 6-7 will feature experts in using technology to teach, learn and collaborate.
May 8: Mother's Day brunch
The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware campus hotel will offer a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sunday, May 8, and reservations are being accepted.
Through May 8: 'Things We Do for Love'
UD's Resident Ensemble Players will present Alan Ayckbourn's comedy "Things We Do for Love" through May 8 at the Roselle Center for the Arts.
May 11: I Heart UD Day
Blue Hens are invited to participate in the second annual I Heart UD Day on Wednesday, May 11.
May 11: UDress spring launch
UDress Magazine at the University of Delaware has announced that it will hold its fourth annual spring launch event on Wednesday evening, May 11, in the Perkins Student Center's West Lounge.
May 13: Senior Fling
SCPAB and the University Student Centers will present the annual Senior Fling event, featuring the indie pop band MisterWives, from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 13, on the North Green.
Through May 15: African American art
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Blue and Black: African Rainbow," on view through May 15 in the Mechanical Hall Gallery.
Through May 15: 'Artists and Friends'
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Artists and Friends," on view through May 15 in the Old College Gallery.
Through May 15: Loper collection
The University Museums at the University of Delaware will present "The Edward L. Loper Sr. Collection: A Centennial Exhibition," on view from April 6 through May 15 at the Old College West Gallery.
Through May 15: Mineralogical acquisitions
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will display recent acquisitions and ongoing exhibitions through May 15 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall.
June 6-9: Food and culture series
The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.

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