FYI Stories

Faculty Roundtable
The May 1 First Friday Faculty Roundtable session will be an "unconference" style meeting where participants can set the agenda.
Take-Away Catering
UD Dining has introduced a convenient solution for ordering catering packages from on-campus retail dining locations, such as Quizno's, Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin Donuts.
Open access
The University of Delaware Library has announced passage of an open access resolution by the Faculty Senate.
In Memoriam
UD colleagues, friends and students of the late Dr. Norbert Mulders, professor of physics and astronomy, remember him as a dedicated and inspiring teacher, a brilliant experimental physicist and an open and witty companion.
HR honors
Linda Stacy, administrative assistant and human resources liaison for Student Health Services at the University of Delaware, has been named HR Liaison of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015.
Tax fraud
All taxpayers, not just those at UD, must be diligent about detecting and reporting instances of tax fraud for investigation.
Survey says
UD is surveying all undergraduate students this month about their personal perspectives on and experiences with sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault.
UD seniors are invited to share their favorite UD stories as part of a short film that will be featured on the big screens at Commencement this year.
Engaging Difference
Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will be the plenary speaker for the Engaging Difference track of the UD Summer Faculty Institute.
Eduroam network
UD has joined eduroam, a worldwide federated network allowing University faculty, staff and students access to the Internet at 5,500 institutions, and allowing those institutions' members Internet access while visiting UD.
Warren Award
UD is seeking nominations for the fourth annual John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award. Deadline for nominations is May 1.
STD Awareness month
April is STD Awareness month, and UD Student Health Services is offering free STD testing.
Faculty Institute
The University of Delaware has announced that the Summer Faculty Institute will be held June 1-4 and organizers are seeking presenters and session ideas.
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Earth Day turns 45

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, April 22, 2015

UD's Adam Rome, environmental historian and author of the book "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Revolution," is quoted in an article about the origins of Earth Day.

Top four ways to get your garden to work harder this year

Associated Press, April 21, 2015

Doug Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article on how to make gardens work harder for the environment. "Today, gardens need to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water," he said.

UD engineering professor has doubts SpaceX booster rockets will succeed

Delaware Public Media, April 20, 2015

Leonard Schwartz, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses SpaceX and its plans for reusable rockets.


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