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167th Commencement
Under clear blue skies, graduates and their families and friends were among the 23,000 guests celebrating the University of Delaware's 167th Commencement held Saturday, May 28, at Delaware Stadium.
From graduates, faculty
As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.
Commencement honors
The University of Delaware conferred honorary degrees and recognized seven graduating high index seniors during Commencement ceremonies.
Doctoral hooding
It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.
Fulbright awards
Three University of Delaware students and an alumna have received word this spring that they will travel abroad as part of the newest class of Fulbright Student Program award winners.
Peace Corps plans
Two University of Delaware students, John McCarron and Bridgette Spritz, have been selected as Peace Corps volunteers and will serve in Ghana and Rwanda.
For the Record, May 27, 2016
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
'Opus 13' pre-sale
The 13th annual Master Players Concert Series will open on Oct. 1 with the gala presentation "Xiang Gao and Friends." The 2016-17 season boasts eight concerts in a variety of formats and features higher profile artists than ever before.
Stress Less
To help students cope with the stress of Finals Week, the University of Delaware Library offered a variety of fun activities from May 19-26 to give a brief respite from studying.
Unsung Hero
The One Love Foundation has announced that University of Delaware men's lacrosse standout Elijah Conte has been selected as a winner of the 2016 YRL Unsung Hero Award.
Playful design
UD human development and family studies and mechanical engineering students have designed an array of toys for young children.
Targett honors senior donors
UD President Nancy Targett welcomed Senior Class Gift donors to her home for a barbecue to thank them for their fundraising efforts this year.
Students show UD love
University of Delaware students, faculty and staff celebrated the second annual I Heart UD Day on May 11.
Outstanding student teachers
Ten students have received Outstanding Student Teacher awards for their work in middle school and high school classrooms.
Library photo ID
Starting July 1, University of Delaware Library visitors without ONEcards must provide school-issued identification or state or government-issued photo identification when signing in at the Welcome Desk.
Newton joins Health Sciences
Franklin Newton will join the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences as executive director for administration, internal relations and operations.
2FA protects you
If you are using two-factor authentication (2FA), even if a hacker has your password, your information is probably safe.
Keeping students on track
University of Delaware advisers and faculty are now armed with a powerful new system, called the Blue Hen Success Collaborative, to help them quickly identify students who are struggling and help them stay on track to graduation.
Weber joins SWIFT council
The SWIFT Institute, a leading global financial technology organization, has appointed Dean Bruce Weber of the Lerner College to its advisory council.
Library recognition
The University of Delaware Library has announced that Hannah Lee, assistant librarian and program coordinator for the multimedia literacy program at the Student Multimedia Design Center, received the Delaware Library Association Citation for Academic Libraries during a ceremony May 6.
Dad Vail success
The University of Delaware men's crew club team displayed its depth as a program at the 78th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, with eight grand final appearances and five medals at the championship.
Chronic wounds
UD's Millicent Sullivan and Kristi Kiick have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could provide a new approach to the treatment of chronic wounds.
Discovery in Egypt
UD's Steven Sidebotham and colleagues from Poland and the Netherlands have received recognition for their archaeological discoveries at the site of the early Egyptian port of Berenike.
New Summer Founders Program
The Horn Program's new Summer Founders Program will pay eight UD students to develop their venture ideas this summer.
Digital learning proposals
The University of Delaware is launching an initiative to expand UD's academic footprint through the growth of e-learning opportunities.
New coach
Martin Ingelsby, who has spent the previous 13 seasons on the Notre Dame coaching staff and helped lead the Irish to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, has been named the new University of Delaware men's basketball head coach.
Police training
New Castle County Police will be conducting training at the Girl Scouts Building on the University of Delaware's south campus from May 31 through June 15.
Underwater WWII find
A financial commitment to Project RECOVER by Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation founder and chairman Dan Friedkin enables ongoing search and discovery of those missing in action.
Prof. Heck's legacy
The American Chemical Society is highlighting the legacy of the late Nobel laureate Richard Heck, the Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Delaware with a digital tribute on its publications website.
Graduate Research Forum
Dozens of UD doctoral and master's students gathered for a day of presentations that captured the sense of urgency as well as the excitement of discovery that drives graduate scholarship.
Clownfish conundrum
A study co-authored by UD's Danielle Dixson reveals that clownfish are inflexible in selecting a habitat, making them vulnerable to increased bleaching due to rising ocean temperatures.
AMT service
The University of Delaware's Assistive Medical Technologies Club is working to provide special devices from ride-on cars to walkers to children with mobility limitations.
Graduating RAs: Christiana Towers
With Commencement nearing, University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing is recognizing the graduating resident assistants who have made significant contributions to not only their complexes but also their staffs. Three RAs from Christiana Towers are cited.
CAA All-Stars
Led by first team selection Jordan Glover, seven University of Delaware baseball players have been named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Star teams.
Digital communication revolution
High-profile social media expert Sinan Aral presented his latest research findings at UD's sixth annual Gore Lecture.
'Buddy Bison'
University of Delaware alumna Ilona Holland visited the Early Learning Center recently to read her new illustrated children's book, "Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure."
Celebration of Philanthropy
Delaware Diamonds Society members were honored for their generous contributions to UD over the past year at the annual Celebration of Philanthropy event.
UDefend
UD chemical engineering seniors in a capstone course were challenged to develop a "vaccine" and a "diagnostic test" for Zika virus.
Graduating RAs: Independence
With Commencement nearing, University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing is recognizing the graduating resident assistants who have made significant contributions to not only their complexes but also their staffs. This article focuses on two RAs from the Independence Complec.
Men's golf captains
Joe Visali and Marc Oliveri have been named University of Delaware men's golf captains for the 2016-17 season, head coach Mike Keogh has announced.
UDARF meets
UD's Chris Lucier, vice president for enrollment management, shared his perspective on current admissions strategies and challenges during a luncheon meeting of the University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty.
An exercise in Parkinson's
The University of Delaware's Chris Knight, an advocate of exercise for people with Parkinson's, has received a boost from the Shake It Off organization.
Parkman Prize
The University of Delaware's Christine Leigh Heyrman has won a top prize from the Society of American Historians for her book about the first American Protestant missionaries who traveled to the Middle East to reach out to Muslims in the 19th century.
Parasitic wasp studied
University of Delaware researchers are working to find solutions to fight the emerald ash borer, which is devastating ash tree populations throughout the United States.
SMART Scholarship
UD doctoral student Sean Fudger has received a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program from the Department of Defense.
Convocation parking
University of Delaware Parking Services has announced parking lot restrictions that will be in place during convocations scheduled Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28.
Health Sciences awards
The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences honored faculty and staff award winners during its final all-college meeting of the academic year.
Graduating RAs: Read/Ray Street
With Commencement nearing, University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing is recognizing the graduating resident assistants who have made significant contributions to not only their complexes but also their staffs. Cited are RAs from the George Read/Ray Street Complex.
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UD professor co-authors first report on NASA's huge 'magnetospheric' mission

Technical.ly Delaware, May 19, 2016

William Matthaeus and Michael Shay, both of the University of Delaware Department of Astronomy and Physics, are involved in a NASA project that gives a whole new meaning to "big data."

Sorry night owls, morning people are just healthier

Men's Journal, May 17, 2016

The article focuses on a study by Freda Patterson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, that says the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits. “Someone who goes to bed later may have extended evening time that tends to be spent watching TV and eating unhealthy foods,” Patterson says.

The new superstar in town

Chicago Magazine, May 16, 2016

A profile of former UD basketball star Elena Delle Donne, now with the WNBA's Chicago Sky, says "she ranks, arguably, as the greatest female basketball player in the world."

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