University of Delaware


World-changing ideas happen every day at UD.

This year, the University of Delaware will present a series of interactive networking and educational sessions around the country. During the events, UD faculty will bring to life a variety of intriguing, groundbreaking topics of interest to every Blue Hen.

Topics subject to change.


WASHINGTON, D.C.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018
GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON

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Karibjanian

From Tweets to TV News: Why Journalism Matters

Nancy Karibjanian
director, Center for Political Communication and communication instructor

A 24-hour cycle of all-access news, myriad channels and allegations of fake news make professional journalism now more important than ever.

Learn more about Karibjanian here  »

Kahn

Midterm Report: Judgment Day or Business as Usual?

Muqtedar Khan
Professor, Political Science & International Relations and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Policy

In 2016, Donald Trump defeated the Dems, The GOP Establishment and Political Science itself—now we unpack the tectonic shifts in American politics as revealed by the Midterm Elections.

Learn more about Khan here  »

Jenkins

Knowing, Loving and Protecting Our Planet

Mckay Jenkins
Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities

The exciting, new field of Environmental Humanities is shedding light on how a liberal arts education can help us understand, cherish and restore our endangered ecosystems.

Learn more about Jenkins here  »

PHILADELPHIA, PA


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
THE RITTENHOUSE

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Karibjanian

From Tweets to TV News: Why Journalism Matters

Nancy Karibjanian
director, Center for Political Communication and communication instructor

A 24-hour cycle of all-access news, myriad channels and allegations of fake news make professional journalism now more important than ever.

Learn more about Karibjanian here  »

Shaw

Sea, Soil, Sun and Survival

Donald Sparks
Unidel S. Hallock DuPont Chair, Francis Alison Professor, and director, Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN)

Discover the connections between water, soil and climate that help address major environmental challenges.

Learn more about Sparks here  »

Shaw

Cow to Cone: Enterprising Ice Cream

Melinda Shaw
director, UDairy Creamery, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Starting with milk from the dairy cows on campus to giving student hands-on experience with running a business, the UDairy Creamery covers the gamut of making ice cream a successful business.

Learn more about Shaw here  »

BALTIMORE, MD


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
ROYAL SONESTA

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Smith

The Power of Paradox: Can We Have It All?

Wendy Smith
professor, Deutsch Faculty Fellow, business administration

We all face competing demands in our lives and our work. Discover how thinking of the demands in terms of “both/and” instead of “either/or” can increase creativity.
Learn more about Smith here  »

Cowperthwait
Carlsen

Acting Sick: Innovations in Healthcare

Amy Cowperthwait
CNS, live simulated patient educator and adult health simulation lab coordinator

Allan Carlsen
assistant professor and coordinator in Department of Theatre

United as a team, students in healthcare, theatre and engineering use real-world simulations to cultivate a well-trained workforce of tomorrow.

Learn more about Cowperthwait and Carlsen here  »

Popovich

Farm Fresh to Table

Mike Popovich
natural resource manager, UD Fresh to You

From tomatoes and peppers to okra and fields of hops, UD students grow and handpick produce on an organic garden. It’s more than unique, hands-on learning as it involves community outreach.

Learn more about Popovich here  »

Fort Lauderdale, FL


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
WESTIN FORT LAUDERDALE

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Reisman

Life After Stroke: Options in Neurorehabilitation

Darcy Reisman
associate chair, academic director of neurologic & older adult clinic and professor, Department of Physical Therapy

A loved one has a stroke. Now what? Learn more about what to consider when looking for the best treatments for recovery.

Learn more about Reisman here  »

Oliver

Prognosticating Penguins: Climate Change in Black and White

Matt Oliver
Patricia & Charles Robertson Professor of Marine Science & Policy

The Adelie Penguins of Antarctica can tell us a lot about what’s happening with our world climate. Satellites, robots and animal tags provide tell-all data that doesn’t lie.

Learn more about Oliver here  »

Norris

I’ve Just Seen a Face: The Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage

Debra Hess Norris
Unidel Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts; chair, Art Conservation Department; and professor, Photograph Conservation

Why caring for photograph and film collections are so vital to documenting our global heritage.

Learn more about Hess Norris here  »

SARASOTA, FL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019
RITZ-CARLTON

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Jeka

Parkinson's Potential: Wearable Technology for Mobility Support

John Jeka
chairperson and professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Can a wristband really help Parkinson’s patients get around better? Learn how a simple device can augment a person’s sensory information and provide greater stability while walking.

Learn more about Jeka here  »

D'Arcy

Arm Yourself: Creating Cyber-Conscious Citizens

John D'Arcy
associate professor, Department of Accounting & MIS

Data breaches, phishing and identity theft are daily topics in our society. Learn how a better-educated citizenry and workforce can help ward off attacks.

Learn more about D'Arcy here  »

Carlisle

Sharks and Tunas and Billfish — Oh My! The Undersea Yellow Brick Road

Aaron Carlisle
assistant professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

Cutting-edge technology is giving researchers a look into the lives of marine predators and the critical role they play in the health of marine ecosystems.

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SAN DIEGO, CA


TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
PENDRY SAN DIEGO

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Galloway

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Modified racecars, instrumented cafes and therapy homes are providing exciting options in brain injury rehabilitation for small children and adults worldwide.

Learn more about Galloway here  »

Asarta

Changing the Way We Teach

Carlos Asarta
professor, Economics, and director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

Technology wins the day through a revolutionary product, ConnectMaster Economics, a fundamental change of strategy for how we teach students inside and outside of the classroom.

Learn more about Asarta here  »

Foreman

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Organizing

Gabrielle Foreman
Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor, History and Africana Studies

Discover how an interdisciplinary team has engaged thousands to resurrect the history of the Colored Conventions Movement and the early struggle for African American Civil Rights.

Learn more about Foreman here  »

LOS ANGELES, CA


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS

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Asarta

Changing the Way We Teach

Carlos Asarta
professor, Economics, and director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

Technology wins the day through a revolutionary product, ConnectMaster Economics, a fundamental change of strategy for how we teach students inside and outside of the classroom.

Learn more about Asarta here  »

Galloway

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Modified racecars, instrumented cafes and therapy homes are providing exciting options in brain injury rehabilitation for small children and adults worldwide.

Learn more about Galloway here  »

Foreman

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Organizing

Gabrielle Foreman
Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor, History and Africana Studies

Discover how an interdisciplinary team has engaged thousands to resurrect the history of the Colored Conventions Movement and the early struggle for African American Civil Rights.

Learn more about Foreman here  »

SAN FRANCISCO, CA


THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
THE RITZ-CARLTON, SAN FRANCISCO

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Foreman

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Organizing

Gabrielle Foreman
Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor, History and Africana Studies

Discover how an interdisciplinary team has engaged thousands to resurrect the history of the Colored Conventions Movement and the early struggle for African American Civil Rights.

Learn more about Foreman here  »

Galloway

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Modified racecars, instrumented cafes and therapy homes are providing exciting options in brain injury rehabilitation for small children and adults worldwide.

Learn more about Galloway here  »

Asarta

Changing the Way We Teach

Carlos Asarta
professor, Economics, and director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

Technology wins the day through a revolutionary product, ConnectMaster Economics, a fundamental change of strategy for how we teach students inside and outside of the classroom.

Learn more about Asarta here  »

HOUSTON, TX


TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
ST. REGIS HOTEL

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Kaminski

It's Your Brain: Force of Head Impacts in Sports

Thomas Kaminski
professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and director, Athletic Training Education

Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and director, Athletic Training Education Sports-related concussions are common in many contact sports. By studying the effects of repetitive head impacts—in youth players through professionals—is it possible to make the sports safer?

Learn more about Kaminski here  »

Morini

The Eyes Have It: How Your Baby Learns to Talk

Giovanna Morini
assistant professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Discover how eye-tracking and other methods give us insight into how infants learn language skills.

Learn more about Morini here  »

Ali

Oil, Power and Peace

Saleem Ali
Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment

In a world where petroleum often is perceived as a fuel of political conflict, Professor Ali will consider how to transform the global conversation on energy in more cooperative terms.

Learn more about Ali here  »

DALLAS, TX


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
LOCATION TO COME

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Kaminski

It's Your Brain: Force of Head Impacts in Sports

Thomas Kaminski
professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and director, Athletic Training Education

Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and director, Athletic Training Education Sports-related concussions are common in many contact sports. By studying the effects of repetitive head impacts—in youth players through professionals—is it possible to make the sports safer?

Learn more about Kaminski here  »

Morini

The Eyes Have It: How Your Baby Learns to Talk

Giovanna Morini
assistant professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Discover how eye-tracking and other methods give us insight into how infants learn language skills.

Learn more about Morini here  »

Ali

Oil, Power and Peace

Saleem Ali
Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment

In a world where petroleum often is perceived as a fuel of political conflict, Professor Ali will consider how to transform the global conversation on energy in more cooperative terms.

Learn more about Ali here  »

Dover, DE


TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019
MAPLE DALE COUNTRY CLUB

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Day

Nanomedicine: Tiny Tools for Big Changes in Cancer Care

Emily Day
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

From the lab to the clinic, research of the smallest materials is having a big impact on the way we study and treat cancer.

Learn more about Day here  »

Hoffman

True or False: What is Fake News?

Lindsay Hoffman
associate professor, Communication, associate director, Center for Political Communication, and director, National Agenda Series

How to tell if online news is fake, ways to stop spreading it and what effects it has on the public.

Learn more about Hoffman here  »

Owen Van Horne

Big Sentences for Little Kids: Stretching Vocabulary

Amanda Owen Van Horne
associate professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Changing the way teachers speak to children can lead to improvements in children’s language learning and skills.

Learn more about Owen Van Horne here  »

Bridgeville, DE


TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
HERITAGE SHORES CLUB

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Kloxin

Shining a Light on Breast Cancer

April Kloxin
assistant professor, chemical and biomolecular engineering and materials science engineering

Light responsive materials shed a light on how changes in the body influence the dormancy and re-activation of breast cancer cells, ultimately uncovering signs that lead to recurrence.

Learn more about Kloxin here  »

Leathers

Seasons of Change

Daniel Leathers
professor, Department of Geology, and director, Meteorology & Climatology

Spring, summer, winter and fall. The Northeast is a land of all seasons—what does that tell us in terms of climate change…today and tomorrow?

Learn more about Leathers here  »

Amendum

Literacy for All: How do ALL kids become readers?

Steve Amendum
DCTE Faculty Scholar in Literacy and associate professor, literacy education

Although some young students struggle with reading, there is clear evidence about effective reading instruction. Working to bridge the gap between research and practice is vital to ensure literacy for all.

Learn more about Amendum here  »

NEW YORK CITY, NY


TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
ST. REGIS NEW YORK

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Lee

Innovating the Future: Enhancing Access to Medicines

Kelvin Lee
Gore Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Getting life-saving drugs to market—and to patients—faster through collaborative science and engineering would be world changing. Through the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), UD is leading the way in this charge.

Learn more about Lee here  »

Wachtendorf

Improvising Disaster

Tricia Wachtendorf
Director, Disaster Research Center and professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

On September 11, 2001, more than a half million people were evacuated by tugs, ferries and other labor vessels in a spontaneous and unplanned effort. Learn how creativity can work alongside disaster planning.

Learn more about Wachtendorf here  »

Norris

I’ve Just Seen a Face: The Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage

Debra Hess Norris
Unidel Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts; chair, Art Conservation Department; and professor, Photograph Conservation

Why caring for photograph and film collections are so vital to documenting our global heritage.

Learn more about Hess Norris here  »

NEWARK/Wilmington, DE


THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
CHRISTIANA HILTON

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Krawchyk

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD’s Campus

Peter Krawchyk
vice president of facilities, real estate and auxiliary services

Ensuring the health and vision of UD’s physical plant has been critical to the institution’s success. Geography, demographics, history and vision all play a part when it comes to creating a nurturing educational environment through facilities.

Learn more about Krawchyk here  »

Bullough

Women as Leaders: Empowering the Next Generation

Amanda Bullough
associate professor, Management, and co-director, Women’s Leadership Initiative

A look at where women stand globally as leaders and what UD is doing to advance women's leadership on and off campus.

Learn more about Bullough here  »

Delaney

The Buzz on Bees: Their Critical Role in Our Food Supply

Deborah Delaney
associate professor, Entomology

Understanding the way flowers and pollinators interact and evolve is crucial to our food supply and environmental health.

Learn more about Delaney here  »

DOVER, DE


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
DOVER DOWNS

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Brangman

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD’s Campus

Alan Brangman
executive vice president and treasurer

Ensuring the health and vision of UD's physical plant has been critical to the institution's success. Geography, demographics, history and vision all play a part when it comes to creating a nurturing educational environment through facilities.

Learn more about Brangman here  »

Trask

At the Tipping Point? The Need for Support of Work/Life Balance

Bahira Trask
associate chair of Human Development and Family Studies

As families change, employers in the U.S. and abroad must adopt policies in support of their workforces. But how? At what cost? Explore the challenges and opportunities of this global topic.

Learn more about Trask here  »

Dixson

How Nemo Finds Home

Danielle Dixson
assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment’s department of biosciences

Ever wonder how fish know where they live? Find out their secret mapping and imprinting of underwater reefs and defining what makes a fish's home … its home.

Learn more about Dixson here  »

Rehoboth Beach, DE


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
REHOBOTH COUNTRY CLUB

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Krawchyk

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD's Campus

Peter Krawchyk
Vice President of Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services

Ensuring the health and vision of UD's physical plant has been critical to the institution's success. Geography, demographics, history and vision all play a part when it comes to creating a nurturing educational environment through facilities.

Learn more about Krawchyk here  »

Walpole

Every Child a Bookworm: Improving Literacy Outcomes

Sharon Walpole
professor, School of Education and Director of the Professional Development Center for Educators

Learn how effective and free curriculum is changing outcomes for schools that need it most.

Learn more about Walpole here  »

Firestone

Winds of Change: The Vision and Vistas of Offshore Wind Power

Jeremy Firestone
director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration and faculty for School of Marine Science and Policy

Giant-sized wind turbines can provide power to an increasingly electrified existence. But given public perceptions, is offshore wind power a mirage or the shape of things to come?

Learn more about Firestone here  »


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