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Library appointment
Sandra Millard, associate university librarian for services, outreach and assessment at the University of Delaware, has been named interim vice provost and director of libraries, effective Sept. 1.
Christie announces
University of Delaware alumnus Chris Christie, the two-term governor of New Jersey, on Tuesday announced that he will join the Republican field in the race for the party's presidential nomination.
Rising to the challenge
Civil engineering alumnus Frank Frisby shared his thoughts on passion and purpose as keynote speaker at the 2015 RISE banquet.
Agricultural economics
Titus Awokuse, chair of UD's Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, has been named chair-elect for the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators.
Blue Hen welcome
New Blue Hens are being "welcomed to the neighborhood" by fellow University of Delaware alumni at a series of special events throughout the region.
For the Record, June 26, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Library leadership
Susan Brynteson, who has headed University of Delaware Library for more than 35 years, has announced her plans to step down as vice provost and May Morris University Librarian, effective Sept. 1.
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UD team hopes to combine solar, wind and fuel cells

The News Journal, June 29, 2015

A feasibility study on combining renewable energy sources to provide power is being led by UD's Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, and Ajay Prasad, director of the Center for Fuel Cell Research.

Your lawn could improve (or pollute) our water

WHYY, June 19, 2015

Sue Barton, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, is quoted in a story about how a golf course-like lawn might not be the best choice for your property. "It just doesn't need to be the default vegetation in a landscape," she said.

The evolution of Birthzilla: Why women want a crowd in the delivery room

Philadelphia Magazine, June 17, 2015

Karen Rosenberg, professor of anthopology, is featured in an article about the evolution of human birth and birthing rituals. "The ability to have and transmit culture — kinship, ritual, language — is part of our adaptation," she said.

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