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Lending risk and language
UD's Institute for Financial Services Analytics recently held its third annual conference, featuring research and discussions on risk management
March 4: Legal Studies lecture
Legal Studies Prof. Sheldon Pollack will speak March 4 about constitutional issues in same-sex marriage.
Marine biodiversity
This Winter Session, 23 UD students traveled to New Zealand where they discovered the abundant marine organisms, culture and sights the southwestern Pacific nation has to offer.
Global living
International House provides an on-campus living-learning community focused on intercultural dialogue and exchange. The deadline for housing registration is Feb. 28.
Lights, Camera, EARTH!
Six documentaries, a special guest speaker and a winning student video will be featured at UD's second annual environmental film festival Lights, Camera, EARTH! to be held March 6-8.
March 6: 'The River'
The University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of James Allen Anderson, will present "The River" at 8 p.m., Friday, March 6, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.
Materials science lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering has announced its spring lecture series, featuring speakers from across the country.
March 2: Paul R. Jones Lecture
Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris will deliver the annual Paul R. Jones Lecture on March 2.
For the Record, Feb. 27, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Puerto Rico retreat
While frigid late January temperatures hit Newark, 44 University of Delaware employees and members of the community escaped to warmer weather for UD's first Winter Wellness Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
March 24: 'Religious Freedom'
Robert Louis Wilken will discuss "The Christian Roots of Religious Freedom" during a presentation at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in 115 Purnell Hall.
CAA swimming
UD swimmers enter the third day of the Colonial Athletic Association championships after outstanding performances Thursday, when five school records were set.
Cold weather schedule
UD Transportation Services has announced a temporary change to its nighttime schedule during very cold weather, with the North-South Express arriving at stops every 15 minutes.
March 18: 'Ellen Terry' talk
The University of Delaware Library has announced the presentation "Ellen Terry: A Life in Letters" by Katharine Cockin at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18.
Summer scholars
Students interested in environmental research internships for the summer are encouraged to apply for the EPSCoR Summer Scholars program, and the deadline is March 6.
World connections
University of Delaware alumna Katy Brown has been presented the Delaware Geography Teacher of the Year Award by the Delaware Geographic Alliance.
Top financial analysts
UD students Mike Gunderson, Evgeniy Savov and Phillip Flesch won the Philadelphia regional CFA Challenge and will compete in the national competition in April.
March 12: NET/WORK
UD's Horn Program and Career Services Center will host a NET/WORK jobs fair on Thursday, March 12, featuring leading technology companies.
March 2: VA secretary to visit
As part of a health care professional recruiting initiative, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will visit UD on Monday, March 2.
UDaB in Nicaragua
Sixteen students participated in an inaugural University of Delaware Alternative Breaks international service project in Nicaragua.
Hen Hatch semifinalists
The Horn Program's Hen Hatch competition has announced 21 semifinalist teams, whose startup ideas will compete in March for a chance to advance to the final round.
Gilman winners
Ayanna Gill and Jaylen Wingfield are two of the latest University of Delaware students to pursue opportunities for education abroad with the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.
March 13: Pitt sociologist
Waverly Duck, an urban sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the annual Minority Mentor Lecture Series talk sponsored by UD's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice from 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, March 13.
March 3: Artist Talk
Artist Colleen McCubbin Stepanic will discuss her exhibition "Reconstructed" during a presentation at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 130 Smith Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
UD's Office of Human Resources will soon launch "ConnectingU," a technology solution designed to accelerate employee development and enhance business performance.
March 3: Employee appreciation
University of Delaware men's lacrosse will host UD faculty and staff appreciation day during its game against Holy Cross at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Delaware Stadium.
Mastering performance
Alumnus and opera singer Daniel Bubeck led a master class for University of Delaware voice students.
Hero Day
University of Delaware Athletics will host its inaugural B+ Hero Day on Sunday, March 1, at the Bob Carpenter Center as the Blue Hens host JMU in a women's basketball game.
March 5: Peace Corps session
A Peace Corps video screening and panel presentation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Workshop Room of the University of Delaware's Career Services Center on Academy Street.
Fire safety
UD's offices of Environmental Health and Safety and Residence Life and Housing have partnered to provide students with important fire safety information.
Ed Tech Conference
CEHD will host the second annual UD Educational Technology Conference on March 14 to help educators integrate technology into their classrooms.
CAA cites Lyons
UD junior Casey Lyons has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse player of the week.
Climate science in classrooms
UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment encourages educators to apply for 2015 Climate Science Academy workshops to assist them with teaching climate change science in their classrooms.
Student Success Symposium
Studies discussed during a Center for the Study of Diversity symposium at UD show bonds with students, faculty and school can predict success for first-generation, at-risk and low-income students.
UD ADVANCE director
Emily Bonistall Postel, a sociologist and former president of the Graduate Student Government at the University of Delaware, has been named director of the UD ADVANCE Institute.
Forest to pharmacy
The UD exhibit at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show will provide visitors a lesson in the inherent value of abundant plant life, with a focus on the Amazon rainforest.
Salzburg Fellows
University of Delaware professors Martha Buell, Rena Hallam, Barret Michalec and Michael O'Neal have been selected as 2015 Salzburg Fellows.
Database security
Database security patches on Feb. 28 will make several UD business systems unavailable.
A global honor
NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Comprehensive Internationalization will be presented to five U.S. universities and colleges, including the University of Delaware.
April 6-11: Public Health Week
The University of Delaware will celebrate National Public Health Week 2015, with daily events for the entire community at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus from April 6-11.
Civil War era photos
The University of Delaware Library has announced a digital collection featuring nine important Civil War era photographs by 19th century Scottish-American photographer Alexander Gardner.
March 19: 'Lunch is on us'
The Office of the Dean of Students is interested in hearing the thoughts of undergraduates about the student experience at UD and is inviting students to an informal luncheon meeting from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in 105 Hullihen Hall.
ELI pilot program
This spring, the University of Delaware's English Language Institute is continuing its pilot writing tutoring service for multilingual undergraduate students.
Climate change survey
An increasing majority of Delawareans are convinced that climate change and sea level rise are happening, according to a 2014 survey co-funded by Delaware Sea Grant and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
In memoriam
A memorial service for Steven K. Dentel, long-time UD professor of civil and environmental engineering, will be held March 5 in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building.
March 11: Meet with the Provost
University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to meet with Provost Domenico Grasso in an open format town hall meeting scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
Lauren Hackworth Petersen, professor of art history at the University of Delaware, has won an award for the best scholarly book in the humanities.
Basketball boost
The Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament contributed more than $1 million to the local economy, according to a Delaware Sports Commission study completed by UD's Center for Applied Business and Economic Research.
Cadets tour base
University of Delaware Air Force ROTC cadets returned to campus in late January to visit Joint Base Langley-Eustis, where they experienced life on an active duty base.
Adobe Illustrator workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on the functions of Adobe Illustrator on Thursday morning, March 12.
Create change
Speaking at UD, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the bodies broken in the continuing struggle to achieve the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and called for creative approaches to civil rights activism.
March 20-21: 'Campus Chatter'
College interviews on edgy topics will jump off the page and onto the stage in a new musical, "Campus Chatter," to be performed March 20-21 at Mitchell Hall.
'Japanese Popular Culture'
UD will host a videoconference lecture series on Japanese popular culture, with audiences at six other schools.
Get spring break fit
University of Delaware Campus Recreation has a variety of activities for students, faculty and staff throughout the spring semester.
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Preschoolers learn about community by building Main Street model

WDEL, Feb. 18, 2015

The University of Delaware's Laboratory Preschool provided young students an opportunity to learn about the value of community through construction of a model of Main Street in Newark.

George Washington, slave catcher

The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2015

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor and author of "A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City," wrote an op-ed about George Washington as slaveholder.

Building a better life for black Delawareans

News Journal, Feb. 16, 2015

Justin Coger, a doctoral graduate student in the field of economic education at the University of Delaware, writes about how economic development is key for improving the social mobility and wellbeing of African-Americans in Delaware.


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