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Alumni activities
Light is the common theme for special activities available to University of Delaware alumni.
1,000 founders
UD alumnus Ben Gruber has created the first ever crowdsourced startup.
Farmland discussion
Members of the UD community, as well as regional farmers and growers attended a screening of the documentary 'Farmland' and listened to a panel discussion on challenges facing the agriculture industry.
Coastal flood workshop
Experts representing state and federal agencies and regional universities gathered to discuss coastal resiliency issues during a Sept. 16 workshop hosted by UD, Delaware Sea Grant and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute.
A model of leadership
CEO Eric Foss shared his experiences at Aramark and PepsiCo and gave advice on how to build a successful leadership career during this year's Chaplin Tyler Lecture at UD.
Nov. 12: Conversations and Connections
An upcoming alumni event at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C., will explore the 'New World of Digital Politics.'
For the Record, Oct. 2, 2015
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
'Be the Light'
Warriors for Christ campus ministries at the University of Delaware has announced its October Bible studies on the theme "Be the Light."
New appointment
Jason Pires, formerly commander of the Special Enforcement Unit with the Dover Police Department, has joined the UD Police Department as captain, effective Oct. 1.
National Agenda: Telling the story
Grassroots participation and social media have been key in building the Black Lives Matter movement, two activists told a UD National Agenda audience on Wednesday night.
Taste of Newark
This year's Taste of Newark food and wine festival included dozens of Newark restaurants and a celebrity chef demonstration featuring local Delaware ingredients.
Stay in school
UD alumnus Jeffrey Menzer implemented his doctoral research in educational leadership to reduce the dropout rate of high school seniors.
Pentagon salute
UD's Mark Moline, who works with the BentProp Project to find lost World War II planes and service members, participated in the Prisoner of War, Missing in Action National Recognition Day at the Pentagon.
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UD coastal scientist receives $1 million federal grant to study undetonated explosives on beaches

WDDE-FM, Sept. 28, 2015

Jack Puleo, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a grant from the Department of Defense to study undetonated munitions on beaches.

Changing American families

News Journal, Sept. 26, 2015

Bahira Sherif Trask, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, discusses families and the rapid transformations that have been seen in recent years.

Here's the reason you're such a klutz

Her Magazine, Sept. 21, 2015

Charles (Buz) Swanik, associate professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article discussing a study he is leading about why some people are more accident-prone than others.


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