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In Memoriam
Rhonda Kay Martell, UD extension agent with the Delaware Military 4-H program, died on Jan. 24, after a courageous three-and-a-half year battle with cancer. She was 54.
Commencement 2016
All current UD undergraduate students are invited to apply for the Commencement Committee that will work on planning the University's most important ceremony. The deadline to apply has been extended to Feb. 17.
VentureOn applications
All students are invited to apply for the VentureOn program, which provides them with valuable resources needed to launch start-up businesses.
UPCEA honor
The University of Delaware's Social Media Marketing Strategy Certificate recently won an Outstanding Program Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic region.
Feb. 16: Dante and liberty
Anthony Esolen, professor of English at Providence College, will present a free public lecture on "Dante and the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 206 Kirkbride Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
Feb. 9: Public policy issues
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will reflect on his time in office on Feb. 9, as the first in a series of talks on contemporary issues in public policy and administration at UD.
For the Record, Feb. 5, 2016
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Super Sunday
University of Delaware alumnus Evan Washburn, a lacrosse standout for the Blue Hens, is part of the CBS broadcast team covering Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, California.
Shop right
A study by researchers in the Delaware Center for Transportation provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas emissions.
Feb. 29: Humans of New York
SCPAB will present Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of Humans of New York, at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, in the Trabant University Center, with tickets available to UD students beginning Feb. 15.
Feb. 19-May 14: SCPAB spring films
The University of Delaware Student Centers Programming Advisory Board will present a film series during the spring semester.
INBRE scholars
Delaware INBRE is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Scholars program, which provides undergraduate biomedical research opportunities across the state.
Groundwater resources
The Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware has signed an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to become a data provider for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.
SCPAB meets weekly
The Student Centers Programming Advisory Board is looking for new general members.
For your information
With the U.S. Department of State issuing travel advisories regarding the Zika virus, UD administrators are monitoring the situation and how it might affect members of the UD community.
Feb. 9-24: 'Galileo: 400 Years'
University of Delaware Library Special Collections will host a one-case exhibition titled "Galileo: 400 Years" from Feb. 9-24.
Spring move-in
Almost 5,000 students will move back to University of Delaware residence halls during move-in weekend, Feb. 6-8, as the spring semester gets underway.
Agri-environmental problems
CBEAR is awarding more than $300,000 to 12 behavioral science projects that will examine the performance of various public policy approaches to agricultural-environmental problems.
Photoshop basics
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on the functions of Adobe Photoshop on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Service awards
UD's Office of Human Resources will host the 2016 Service Awards luncheon and dinner events to recognize employees with five to 45 years of service as well as recent retirees.
Master Gardener workshops
Delaware Cooperative Extension has announced Master Gardener workshops for the winter and spring in New Castle and Sussex counties.
Safeguarding sturgeon
New clues are proving valuable to University of Delaware researchers as they develop an online map to help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon.
Library leadership
Five finalists for the position of vice provost for libraries and museums at UD will visit the campus this month.
Feb. 10-May 15: 'Artists and Friends'
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Artists and Friends," on view from Feb. 10-May 15 in the Old College Gallery.
Feb. 16: Serafin concert
The Serafin String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware, will perform a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on the Newark campus.
Best college value
The University of Delaware has been recognized for academic excellence, affordability and value by two national college guides.
New assignment
Ravi Ammigan, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, has been named interim associate deputy provost for international programs at the University of Delaware.
SAT prep begins April 9
The University of Delaware is offering an intensive test prep course for high school students who wish to prepare for the SAT on Saturday mornings from April 9-30.
Ethics thought leader
The University of Delaware's Charles Elson was ranked No. 41 on Ethisphere's 2015 list of the Most Influential People in Business Ethics.
Tech lessons
UD alumna Monica Burns provides educators with technology resources to invigorate their lesson plans.
SMG winners
The University of Delaware's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship celebrated Delaware winners of the Stock Market Game, which allows students to invest virtual dollars at real-time stock prices.
CCM seeks nominations
The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials is seeking nominations for the 2016 Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials.
Feb. 10-March 20: 'Artists' Machines'
The University Museums of the University of Delaware will present the exhibition "Artists' Machines," on view Feb. 10-March 20 in the Old College West Gallery.
Proposal deadline
A call for papers has been extended for the sixth Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference to be held March 18 at the University of Delaware, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 5.
Finals shuttle schedule
University of Delaware Transportation Services has announced the shuttle bus schedule for Saturday, Feb. 6, which is Winter Session final examination day.
Student Life mentoring
The University of Delaware's Division of Student Life will be launching an undergraduate mentoring program in the spring semester, open to all students with an interest in exploring the field of student affairs.
Feb. 10: Warriors for Christ
Warriors for Christ will hold Bible study sessions at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 10, in the Center for Black Culture, 192 S. College Ave.
Feb. 12: 'Thinking Geographically'
Sarah Witham Bednarz, president of the Association of American Geographers, will deliver an invited lecture at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in 116 Gore Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
Junior Duck Stamp competition
The Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Program will host an art and conservation statement competition, a national art competition that is held each spring to select the design for the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp.
Skaters win gold
The University of Delaware's Synchronized Skating Team took gold at the 2016 U.S. Eastern sectional championships held Jan. 28-30 in Richmond, Virginia.
IT Activity Report
University of Delaware Information Technologies has published its January 2016 Activity Report.
Master Players Festival
The second annual Master Players Festival will be held July 23-Aug. 4 at the University of Delaware's Roselle Center for the Arts, and applications are being accepted.
Feb. 14: Cory Band concert
The Cory Band from Wales will perform a space-themed Valentine's Day concert on Sunday, Feb. 14, in the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
INBRE proposals
Delaware INBRE is once again seeking proposals for its Developmental Research Project program, and this year, promising investigators have even more opportunities for collaboration with the goal of becoming established, independent researchers.
SMDC orientation
The University of Delaware Library will offer Student Multimedia Design Center orientation sessions this month.
May 2-6: GPU Programming Hackathon
A call for submissions is open for a GPU Programming Hackathon to be held at the University of Delaware from May 2-6 in collaboration with Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
First Friday Roundtable
The First Friday Roundtable session on Feb. 12 will review UD's teaching and learning grants.
Warner, Taylor nominations
Faculty, staff, alumni and all members of the University of Delaware campus community invited to nominate outstanding seniors for the Warner and Taylor awards.
2019 CAA tourney
The University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center has been chosen as the host site for the 2019 Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball championship tournament.
Google Scholar workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present the workshop "Advanced Research Techniques Using Google Scholar" on Feb. 22.
Honors for neuroscientist
Mark Stanton was named the Delaware Neuroscientist of the Year and also was elected president of the Pavlovian Society.
Top clinical programs
Rankings by the Best Counseling Degrees website list UD's doctoral program in clinical science fourth in the nation.
UD Capture registration
UD Capture services can help faculty members record classes for student review and make-up classes due to unpredictable winter weather.
Feb. 11: Diversity Open Forum
Members of the University of Delaware community are invited to a Diversity Open Forum at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
Medieval manuscripts
The University of Delaware Library has announced its partnership in a regional grant to increase access to medieval manuscripts held in the library's Special Collections.
To ensure safety
Because of the high number of fires associated with hoverboards, the University of Delaware has banned the use, storage and charging of the devices on its campus, effective immediately.
Alumni activities
A variety of sporting events, including NBA basketball, professional ice hockey and a visit to California by the Blue Hens men's lacrosse team, are available to University of Delaware alumni in coming weeks.
March 9: ECE lecture
David C. Munson Jr., the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan, will be featured in the University of Delaware Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
Feb. 21-27: Engineers Week
The University of Delaware will join organizations across the country in celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb 21-27.
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Environmentalists request change to Delaware's beach replenishment practices

WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 3, 2016

Art Trembanis, associate professor in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, said beach replenishment isn't a real solution to erosion: "It's just putting a Band-Aid on the bleed."

Still saving flooded photos

Wimberley (Texas) View, Feb. 3, 2016

Debra Hess Norris, Unidel Henry Francis du Pont Chair in Fine Arts and chair of the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation, led an effort to restore photos damaged by floods in Texas and Oklahoma.

UD police release hilarious and informative 'Copline Bling'

USA Today College, Feb. 1, 2016

The University of Delaware Police Department video, "Copline Bling," continues to draw viewers as it promotes campus safety.

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