FYI Stories

Giving today to shape tomorrow
The University of Delaware will launch its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign on May 2, seeking participation from more than 1,000 employees to have a lasting impact on the UD community.
Exam study sites
Late-night campus study locations available for use by University of Delaware students before and during spring semester final exams have been announced.
National Bike Month
The University of Delaware will host two local National Bike Month events, with activities planned on campus May 12 and May 20.
Motor vehicle thefts
Newark Police are investigating two motor vehicle thefts that occurred around 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, from the parking garage at 208 East Delaware Ave.
Save the date
The annual University of Delaware Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center.
Construction project
Work is now underway to prepare for an underground utility project that will begin May 31 on Academy Street, in front of the Perkins Student Center and 401 Academy St., on the University of Delaware Newark campus.
SMA applications
The University of Delaware Social Media Ambassador program is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the program for the fall 2016 semester.
OPT STEM ruling
A new ruling on Optional Practical Training by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will strengthen the program and provide more opportunities for the University of Delaware's F-1 international students in the STEM fields.
Health care
The University of Delaware Office of Human Resources is offering two opportunities for faculty and staff members to learn more about being wise health care consumers.
2016 Summer Faculty Institute
Registration is now open for the University of Delaware's Summer Faculty Institute, May 31-June 2.
Twilight Induction speaker
The planning committee for the University of Delaware's 1743 Welcome Days has announced a public speaking opportunity for returning undergraduate students, the chance to be a speaker at the fourth annual Twilight Induction Ceremony on Aug. 29.
Winter Session 2017
UD's Office of the Provost and Division of Student Life invite proposals from academic units, administrative and Student Life departments, and registered student organizations for innovative projects that enhance the Winter Session experience.
John Warren Award
UD is seeking nominations for the annual John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.
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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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