FYI Stories

New grad site
The University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education has launched a new website.
Suspect arrested
Newark Police have arrested a 23-year-old Newark man in connection with the June 20 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on South College Avenue.
Winter wellness
The Institute for Global Studies invites UD faculty, staff, retires and their families to register for the second annual Puerto Rico Wellness Retreat to be held Feb. 3-7, 2016.
July 29: Book club session
Members of the UD campus community are invited to join the Faculty Commons Book Club for the first summer meeting July 29 to discuss "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude M. Steele.
Advisory for motorists
University of Delaware Facilities advises motorists that repaving along Academy Street south of Lovett Avenue to Park Place will result in restrictions and road closings today through Aug. 7.
In memoriam
Memorial services will be held Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21, for Paul Sestak, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management at the University of Delaware.
TA orientation
The University of Delaware will hold orientation for new incoming graduate teaching assistants on Monday, Aug. 24, at Gore Hall.
Police training
Police officers from throughout the state of Delaware are attending specialized training sessions at UD's Dickinson Residence Hall Complex in west Newark over the next several weeks.
HealthyU
University of Delaware Wellness Dollars for the 2015-16 fiscal year are now available and can be used to defray the cost of programs and services provided by both Office of Human Resources' HealthyU Employee Wellness Program and UD Recreation Services.
Mangone Award nominations
The Francis Alison Society at the University of Delaware has announced its 20th annual competition for the Gerard J. Mangone Young Scholars Award.
Delaware Tech exchange
UD's Office of Human Resources is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Tuition Waiver Exchange Program lottery with Delaware Technical Community College.
Accreditation input
UD's School of Nursing will seek re-accreditation of its baccalaureate and master's degree programs and accreditation of the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate programs this fall.
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U.S. wind power on course to grow big

Here and Now, July 27, 2015

Jeremy Firestone of UD's School of Marine Science and Policy spoke about why wind power is on course to become one of the country's largest sources of energy, and where the U.S. stands compared with other countries.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.

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