FYI Stories

Recognizing excellence
University of Delaware Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services will be implementing a new employee recognition program this month.
Sexual assault support
A recent change to New Castle County rape crisis services will not affect resources available at UD.
For benefits-eligible employees
UD's Office of Human Resources has announced a Special Health Plan Open Enrollment period from July 6-17 for active employees and retirees who are enrolled in one of the non-Medicare health plan options.
July UNIX Basics Series
Researchers are invited to register for a free series covering introductory topics in Unix beginning in July.
HR liaison honored
Shirley Becker, business administrator with the University Student Centers, has been named the University of Delaware's Human Resources Liaison of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015.
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.
Parking changes, prices
University Parking Services has announced several changes, including license plate recognition, and prices for the 2015-16 academic year.
TA orientation
The University of Delaware will hold orientation for new incoming graduate teaching assistants on Monday, Aug. 24, at Gore Hall.
2015 SFI
The 2015 UD Summer Faculty Institute explored issues of student and community engagement, critical thinking, engaging difference, digital humanities and digital storytelling.
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Stinging men-of-war found on Delaware beaches

News Journal, July 6, 2015

Three Portugese men-of-war washed up on Delaware beaches in recent days and UD's Charles Epifanio said typically that is not a number with which to be concerned. It is possible that wind-driven events pushed them toward shore.

Bree Newsome's Confederate flag pole climb was an artistic statement

Time magazine, July 3, 2015

The climb of the pole in front of the South Carolina State House to remove the Confederate flag was an act of public art, according to the University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter, associate professor of art.

Matisse, Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

The Telegraph (UK), July 2, 2015

UD's Jennifer Mass has been studying the chemical reaction that causes the bright yellow hues of paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh to fade to beige.

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