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Summit of Americas
UD Provost Domenico Grasso participated in the seventh Summit of Americas, which was held in Panama City, Panama, and included a special meeting of university leaders.
Mechanical engineering gala
Hundreds gathered on April 10 for the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Career Celebration and Senior Appreciation event.
April 27: Free speech/hate speech
A special half-day symposium at UD will explore the complexities of free speech, the hurtful impact of hate speech and ways to balance privilege with the rights of others.
New 'UD Messenger'
The newest issue of the University of Delaware Messenger magazine is now available online, and the print edition is in the mail.
Inside a superstorm
Fellow-level and above Delaware Diamonds Society members were invited to meet UD alumna Kathryn Miles, author of "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," at a special event April 9.
S.B. Woo's journey
S.B. Woo, professor emeritus and former lieutenant governor, discussed his intellectual journey in a University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty presentation.
Biotech understanding
Delaware BioGENEius Challenge winners were recognized during an event April 14 at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
For the Record, April 17, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Alumni activities
University of Delaware alumni will be able to participate in several Blue Hens-only events that will take them behind the scenes at University of Washington Special Collections, the New York Botanical Garden and the National Zoo Elephants Trail in Washington, D.C.
Women's golf tourney
The UD women's golf team will compete in the Colonial Athletic Association championship tournament this weekend in Southport, North Carolina.
Mock Trial success
The University of Delaware's Mock Trial team has successfully reached the national championship competition.
Service honored
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in New Castle County celebrated service to the community during an awards ceremony in early April.
Graduate Student Research Forum
The UD Graduate Student Research Forum on April 21 will include over 130 presentations, highlighting such topics as new gene sequencing techniques to improve treatment of pediatric cancers, to an evaluation of the impact of public trial gardens on the horticulture industry.
Research grants
Two graduate students, Meghan Ramick and John Guers, have won $5,000 research grants from the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation to support their doctoral studies.
Stay safe
Members of the UD community are reminded to take care at railroad crossings and around train tracks.
Healthcare Hackathon
Fourteen University of Delaware students pulled an all-nighter to develop innovative solutions to health care delivery and policy challenges during National Public Health Week.
Survey says
UD is surveying all undergraduate students this month about their personal perspectives on and experiences with sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault.
Beethoven's hearing loss
The Master Players Concert Series has announced special pre-concert presentations by internationally recognized hearing specialist Dr. Michael Teixido prior to the iMusic VIII world premiere of "CSI: Beethoven, A Chamber Music Play."
April 22: EWB benefit dinner
The UD chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday evening, April 22, at the Newark Country Club.
Be the Match
The UD football team, in partnership with the Student Nurses Association, will host a Be the Match bone marrow registry drive on Friday, April 24, at the Trabant University Center.
Nobel laureates honored
A ceremony on April 14 dedicated a new display in Brown Lab honoring the University of Delaware's Nobel laureates.
Engaging Difference
Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will be the plenary speaker for the Engaging Difference track of the UD Summer Faculty Institute.
#UDGrad2015
UD seniors are invited to share their favorite UD stories as part of a short film that will be featured on the big screens at Commencement this year.
May 9: Disney Live!
Disney Live! will bring "Three Classic Fairy Tales" to the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center on Saturday, May 9. Tickets are on sale now.
HIV study
HIV studies by a University of Delaware research team promote upgrades in treatment policy but challenges remain for prevention and treatment after inmates return to the community.
April 20: Confucianism lecture
Peimin Ni, a leading scholar on Confucianism, will be the featured speaker in the eighth China Forum Lecture to be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in 205 Kirkbride Hall.
April 17: Resapalooza
The University of Delaware Resident Student Association has announced that the annual Resapalooza festival will be held beginning at 4 p.m., Friday, April 17, on the North Green.
'Big Break' finals
UD alumnus Justin Martinson has advanced to the finals of Golf Channel's "Big Break: The Palm Beaches," which will air Monday night, April 20.
CAA honors Coleman
UD junior Latazah Coleman has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women's track and field athlete of the week.
CAA lacrosse tickets
Tickets are on sale now for the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse championship tournament to be held May 1-3 at Delaware Stadium.
Editorial appointment
Cathleen Geiger of UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, a specialist in sea ice geophysics, has been named sea ice science editor of the international Journal of Glaciology.
Quail influx
After virtually disappearing from New Jersey, northern bobwhite quail were reintroduced into that state's Pine Barrens as the result of a three-year collaboration that includes UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Success strategies
Maryland researcher Bill Sedlacek says alternative assessments may be better predictors of student success than tests and transcripts.
Eduroam network
UD has joined eduroam, a worldwide federated network allowing University faculty, staff and students access to the Internet at 5,500 institutions, and allowing those institutions' members Internet access while visiting UD.
NASP scholarship
For the second year in a row, a graduate student has won the prestigious National Association of School Psychologist Education and Research Trust minority scholarship for graduate training in school psychology.
Learning through play
The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware is working to answer questions about how children acquire language, learn through play and develop spatial skills, and invites members of the community to participate.
April 21: Rocky Bleier to speak
Vietnam veteran and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier will discuss his experiences and the importance of perseverance during a University of Delaware InterFraternity Council presentation on Tuesday evening, April 21, at Mitchell Hall.
April 22: 'Lunch is on us'
UD's Office of the Dean of Students is interested in hearing the thoughts of undergraduates about the student experience and is inviting students to an informal luncheon meeting from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in 105 Hullihen Hall.
Dolphin work
When a dolphin calf became entangled in monofilament fishing line recently in the Indian River Lagoon near the east coast of Florida, University of Delaware alumna Wendy Marks was on hand to help with the rescue efforts.
Stronger schools
University of Delaware researchers provided assistance to the group that recently issued a proposal to strengthen public education.
Enhancing campus life
UD students recently attended the annual conference of the National Association for Campus Activities, which provides leadership training and programming experience.
Leadership lessons
The Blue Hen Leadership Program hosted Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., former congressman and Maryland governor, at its spring kickoff.
April 24: Spring into Action
The University of Delaware community is invited to participate in a Spring into Action event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, on The Green.
April 16-17: UD Goes Purple
UD Goes Purple, a two-day event designed to raise awareness of substance abuse and addiction, will be held Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, and will feature a presentation by former NBA player Chris Herren.
Recovery at UD
Founders of the Collegiate Recovery Community at UD learned much from a recent convention at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
April 17: 'The River'
The University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of James Allen Anderson, will present "The River" at 8 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
Typography, design workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop "Introduction to Typography and Design," which introduces some basic principles in design, typography and information graphics, on Tuesday afternoon, April 28.
Cell phone drive
University of Delaware students are working with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence to raise awareness of the issue by collecting used and broken smart and cell phones.
A cappella honors
The University of Delaware's Vocal Point, named one of the top three collegiate a cappella groups in the world at last year's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, advanced just short of the finals this year, taking home second place in the wild card round.
New assignment
Matthew Brink, director of UD's Career Services Center, has accepted a position at the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and Lynn Sydnor-Epps will be interim director, effective April 13.
Sharp Campus visit
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons recently visited UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment facilities in Lewes to learn more about its work in the areas of climate change, coastal resilience and environmental technology.
Bridging cultures in American Southwest
UD students visited the American Southwest as part of a new study abroad program for international and domestic students.
'Metals for Life'
The University of Delaware will host "Metals for Life," a symposium honoring MIT's Stephen J. Lippard, recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry, on Thursday, April 23.
April 18-19: iMusic VIII concert
The Master Players Concert Series will present "CSI: Beethoven, A Chamber Music Play" as part of the iMusic VIII presentation to be held Saturday evening, April 18, and Sunday afternoon, April 19, in Mitchell Hall.
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Two-minute sideline test could be best way to ID concussions

NBC Nightly News, March 28, 2015

The University of Delaware, which is part of a nationwide study, was featured in a segment on concussions.

Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened

Associated Press, March 26, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article about threats to the diversity of plant life in New England. "We have come to see plants simply as decorations and we just want to have pretty landscapes, but in doing that we have forgotten all the ecological roles that they play," he said.

Political ads overwhelm news on local TV

USA Today, March 19, 2015

Danilo Yanich, associate professor of public policy and administration, is quoted in a column about overwhelming political advertising. "There's no way for a citizen to make his way through the bombardment and onslaught and make an informed decision," Yanich said.

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