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Social media
UD Social Media is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the Social Media Ambassador program for the spring semester.
Trustees to meet
UD's Board of Trustees will hold its regular semiannual meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Trabant University Center.
Open forums
Candidates for the position of senior vice provost for graduate and professional education at UD will participate in open forums with the campus community the first week in December.
Newark investigation
Newark Police detectives have confirmed that recent reports of suspicious utility workers were legitimate Delmarva Power employees.
Syrian refugees
UD's Graduate Student Government and Rumi Forum, a graduate student organization, are holding a coat and blanket drive to support Syrian refugees living in tent cities in Turkey.
Food items for fines
University of Delaware Parking Services is getting into the holiday spirit and helping those in need again this year, announcing a three-week food drive program as a way to pay parking citations.
Fire-free Thanksgiving
UD's Department of Environmental Health and Safety reminds members of the University community to take the necessary steps to have a safe and fire-free Thanksgiving celebration.
Successful campaign
The University of Delaware's 2015 United Way employee campaign has raised pledges totaling $121,966.38.
Holiday hours
University of Delaware units have announced Thanksgiving holiday week operations and closings.
Flu shots available
As the flu season approaches, flu shots are available for faculty, staff and the public at the Nurse Managed Health Center and for UD students at Student Health Services.
Toy donations
UD's Police Department is coordinating the Toys for Tots Program again this year on campus.
Enhanced library security
The University of Delaware Police Department and the University of Delaware Library have announced an upcoming new security measure aimed at providing better protection for UD students, faculty and staff and the members of the larger community who use the Morris Library.
Health trekkers
UD faculty and staff members walked a distance equivalent to 2.2 times around the Earth during the Walktober event offered by the Office of Human Resources' Employee Wellness Program.
Blue Print 3D Studio
Johanna Pedreros, a second-year MBA student, submitted the winning name for UD's new Blue Print 3D Studio.
Dec. 2: Book club discussion
The Faculty Commons Book Club will meet Dec. 2 to discuss "How College Works" by Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher Takacs.
Study abroad proposals
UD faculty interested in leading a study abroad program during Winter Session 2017 are encouraged to submit program proposals to the Institute for Global Studies by Dec. 1.
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How must we condemn acts of brutality

News Journal, Nov. 17, 2015

S. Ismat Shah, professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, writes in a Delaware Voice piece that people must speak in condemnation of violence and in support of peace.

As stock buybacks reach historic levels, signs that corporate America is undermining itself

Reuters, Nov. 16, 2015

Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, is quoted in a report on the long-term effects of corporate stock buybacks.

Seven projects developed at UD's student hackathon, Nov. 16, 2015

A wearable mouse emulator, a restaurant heat map, a digital classroom and more were all created at the second annual DelHack student hackathon hosted by the University of Delaware.


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