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Successful job fair
The University of Delaware recently held its 38th annual Project Search education fair, with representatives of school districts from across the country interviewing students and educational professionals.
June 6-9: Food and culture series
The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.
QUEST applications open
A summer leadership experience is offered to incoming freshmen by UD's University Student Centers through the Blue Hen Leadership Program.
A legend speaks
Famed 98-year-old oceanographer Walter Munk, known as the "Einstein of the Oceans," discussed his long career and addressed climate change before a large audience at the University of Delaware.
New appointment
Jeffrey R. Evans, retired major with the Delaware State Police, has been named deputy chief of police at the University of Delaware.
The University of Delaware's Elena Delle Donne has been named to the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team.
Dream Team
Thirteen members of the 2016 Delaware Department of Education Dream Team are University of Delaware alumni.
DuPont Fellows panel
More than 30 members of the University of Delaware student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers benefited from the advice of four DuPont Fellows at a panel-style discussion.
Writing Fellows
Faculty members who would like classroom assistance from a writing fellow next semester can apply now.
DC Experience
Twelve University of Delaware undergraduates have spent a semester in Washington, D.C., as part of the DC Experience, joining colleagues from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership of the City College of New York.
May 3: Culture and cuisine
On May 3, UD's Master Players Concert Series will present the final World Kitchen Series dinner and mixer event, featuring international artist Emad Jano Hemeda.
Through May 2: Art and Syria
A four-day event at UD will feature a Syrian artist illustrating how beauty has been shattered by conflict.
Making Delaware home
UD's Office for International Students and Scholars has created a new student advisory committee to enhance the sense of belonging among the international community.
Personal Finance Challenge
Delaware high school students put their personal finance knowledge to the test at a special challenge event sponsored by UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
Trap and skeet
The Trap and Skeet Club Team at UD hosted the eighth annual Blue Hen Classic on April 16-17, drawing more than 60 competitors from the Mid-Atlantic.
May 8: Alpha Zeta 5K
Alpha Zeta, a registered student organization at the University of Delaware, is holding a 5K run on Sunday, May 8, to raise money to help send children with cancer to summer camp.
Exam study sites
Late-night campus study locations available for use by University of Delaware students before and during spring semester final exams have been announced.
Record-breaking Class of 2016
On April 7, Acting President Nancy Targett welcomed the Senior Class Gift Council to the President's House for lunch to thank them for their fundraising efforts this year
May 6-7: Digital Pedagogy Lab
A Digital Pedagogy Lab at UD on May 6-7 will feature experts in using technology to teach, learn and collaborate.
Goose camp
Chris Williams leads a UD research team that is studying the Atlantic brant goose in Canada's Hudson Bay region.
May 5: Benefits of diversity
Scott Page, author of "The Difference," will speak May 5 at the University of Delaware about the benefits of diversity.
Official ribbon cutting
The University of Delaware Library marked the opening of the Graduate Student Research Room 215A in the Morris Library with a special event on April 14.
May 4: Education colloquium
The University of Delaware School of Education's spring colloquium series continues May 4 with a presentation from Steve Graham, who is Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Motor vehicle thefts
Newark Police are investigating two motor vehicle thefts that occurred around 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, from the parking garage at 208 East Delaware Ave.
Giving today to shape tomorrow
The University of Delaware will launch its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign on May 2, seeking participation from more than 1,200 employees to have a lasting impact on the UD community.
Chemical engineering honors
Melissa Gordon, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award from the American Chemical Society.
May 11: I Heart UD Day
Blue Hens are invited to participate in the second annual I Heart UD Day on Wednesday, May 11.
National Bike Month
The University of Delaware will host two local National Bike Month events, with activities planned on campus May 12 and May 20.
May 5: Staff tea
University of Delaware Provost Domenico Grasso will host an informal meet-and-greet tea for all staff members on Thursday, May 5.
Discussing diversity
Higher education can take the lead in valuing diversity and inclusiveness, a University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce said in a talk at UD.
May 5: Cervantes on stage
A May 5 lecture at the University of Delaware will explore various adaptations of "Don Quixote" for the English stage.
Franklin laureate honored
University of Delaware alumnus Brian Atwater, recipient of the Franklin Institute's 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science, was honored during a symposium on the Newark campus.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows
The National Science Foundation has named two University of Delaware undergraduate students and one alumnus to its list of 2016 Graduate Research Fellows, providing financial support for their continuing studies.
Honoring partnership in China
University of Delaware administrators traveled to China to join a celebration marking the 95th anniversary of Xiamen University.
Sketching Brazil
Twelve students from the University of Delaware studied abroad in Brazil in January, exploring the landscapes and sketching the South American scenery.
May 11: UDress spring launch
UDress Magazine at the University of Delaware has announced that it will hold its fourth annual spring launch event on Wednesday evening, May 11, in the Perkins Student Center's West Lounge.
NCAA women's golf
The University of Delaware women's golf team will compete in the Bryan, Texas, regional of the NCAA championships.
May 8: Mother's Day brunch
The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware campus hotel will offer a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sunday, May 8, and reservations are being accepted.
Diamond Challenge
The UD Horn Program's Youth Entrepreneurship Summit featured the final round of the Diamond Challenge, where teams of high school entrepreneurs won thousands to support their ideas.
Construction project
Work is now underway to prepare for an underground utility project that will begin May 31 on Academy Street, in front of the Perkins Student Center and 401 Academy St., on the University of Delaware Newark campus.
In Memoriam
William "Bill" Reily Brown III, a Cooperative Extension poultry agent died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at his farm. He was 54.
Save the date
The annual University of Delaware Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center.
Women in Business
An inaugural summit brought together prominent University of Delaware alumnae to discuss issues faced by women in business.
CAA player of week
University of Delaware junior Jamie Schwartz has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse player of the week.
May 2: Send Silence Packing
Send Silence Packing, a nationally recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of students who die by suicide every year, will be on display on the University of Delaware's Central Green from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, May 2.
Alumni Weekend college events
College-based programs at the University of Delaware's Alumni Weekend offer graduates the opportunity to catch-up with classmates and faculty and staff while exploring advances made in research and scholarship.
Join the DENIN Ambassadors
The Delaware Environmental Institute invites UD students interested in joining its ambassador program to submit applications by May 2.
'Dead Wake' author speaks
Noted author Erik Larson addressed the University of Delaware Library Associates' Annual Dinner.
CAA men's golf
The University of Delaware men's golf team finished seventh in the Colonial Athletic Association championship.
Vita Nova Live
Vita Nova Live features UD music students performing at the Lerner College's student-operated gourmet restaurant.
UDine for UDaB
University of Delaware alumni hosted students participating in UD Alternative Break service projects through the UDine program.
UD legacy receptions
The University of Delaware Alumni Association hosted three legacy receptions to welcome prospective legacy students and their parents during UD Decision Days.
Change-Maker Lunches
The Change-Maker Lunches series, presented by University of Delaware Residence Life and Housing, returns this spring with two new lunches on April 28 and May 10.
SMA applications
The University of Delaware Social Media Ambassador program is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the program for the fall 2016 semester.
Service and scholarship in India
Led by Gitu Barua of the Department of English, UD study abroad students have been the beneficiaries of service and scholarship in the state of Assam in India.
Weinberg Center symposium
The UD Weinberg Center's annual corporate governance symposium convened experts on issues of critical importance to corporate boards and investors.
May 13: Senior Fling
SCPAB and the University Student Centers will present the annual Senior Fling event, featuring the indie pop band MisterWives, from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 13, on the North Green.
Semester in Italy
University of Delaware students spent a semester in Volterra, Italy, learning to appreciate the rich culture of Tuscany.
Collaboration for public service innovation
The University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration will welcome the annual conference of the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations to campus in April 2017.
April 30: Planet Earth family day
The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation will host a Planet Earth family day event from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in Smyrna.
Delle Donne returns May 1
University of Delaware alumna Elena Delle Donne and the WNBA Chicago Sky will play a preseason game May 1 at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Plastic in the ocean
UD oceanographer Tobias Kukulka reports evidence that the amount of plastic in the marine environment may be greater than previously thought.
Too much want
University of Delaware alumnus Mike Adams is recognized in the sports community for his dogged determination on the football field, but is most proud of his accomplishments outside of the game.
Dance and math
A UD elementary teacher education student who is also an ArtsBridge Scholar has created lesson plans that integrate dance into a math unit.
Science Saturdays
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension New Castle County 4-H program has announced a series of science-focused Saturdays to be held May through December in various locations.
DNREC summer internship
The Delaware Environmental Institute is recruiting applicants for a paid summer internship position at DNREC focusing on community engagement.
Fandemonium VII
Fandemonium VII, an athletics celebration that includes the Blue-White football spring game, will be held Saturday, May 7, at Delaware Stadium.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.


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