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For the Record, July 31, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
In memoriam
Mary C. Miller, a longtime academic adviser at UD's Associate in Arts Program in Georgetown, died July 15 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware.
Eco-informatics
A Yale undergraduate has combined bioinformatics and ecological modeling to study evolution and organism interactions through NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at UD.
Getting ready for the new year
Complete room assignments have been sent to all incoming first-year UD students who will be living on campus beginning this fall.
Top colleges
Forbes magazine has ranked UD 29th in its listing of top public universities based on what students get out of college.
Winter Session
UD's Office of the Provost and Division of Student Life invite proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the Winter Session experience.
Aug. 4: National Night Out
UD Police will join with Newark Police and Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company to celebrate National Night Out 2015 on Aug. 4.
Partnership for change
Understanding how to effectively address student alcohol use, especially the increasingly dangerous trends associated with binge drinking, has challenged virtually every educational institution across the country, including the University of Delaware.
Aug. 4-Dec. 18: 'Staging History'
The University of Delaware Library has announced the forthcoming exhibit titled "Staging History: Barrie Stavis and the Dramatization of John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry," which will be on view Aug. 4 through Dec. 18 in the Lincoln Exhibit Case.
Avian influenza
Representatives from 18 countries recently participated in a special educational program at UD focused on emergency poultry disease response.
Transformational school leader
Lamont Browne, a three-time UD alumnus and CEO/executive director of EastSide Charter School and Family Foundations Academy, has been selected to receive the Ryan Award, a national award honoring transformational school principals.
Aug. 25-27: Materials Characterization Workshop
UD's College of Engineering will host a three-day Materials Characterization Workshop, “Discovery Through Multi-Modal Characterization,” from Aug. 25-27 in Harker Laboratory.
Aug. 5: Osher open house
An open house for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD is scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Arsht Hall in Wilmington.
Soil Is Life
At the inaugural Soil Is Life summer camp this month, 45 students from Serviam Girls Academy spent time on UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus learning about the importance of soils.
For Blue Hens 12 and younger
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Future Hens Club, designed just for Blue Hens ages 12 and younger.
Business environment
Recent UD graduate Radhika Samant always envisioned herself beginning her career in the environmental field but when she was offered a job to work at Thomson Reuters in New York City following Commencement, the opportunity was too good to pass up.
July 31: Ragtime and jazz concert
Ragtime xylophone and jazz vibes will highlight a free mallet workshop concert, set at 8 p.m., Friday, July 31, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building on UD's Newark campus.
In students' shoes
Two Lerner College centers have created a new economics and entrepreneurship competition designed for middle school students.
For the Record, July 24, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Hens in Dewey
University of Delaware Alumni in Dewey Beach, an event in its seventh year, will be held beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8.
New grad site
The University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education has launched a new website.
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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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