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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.


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  »

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
speaker

Fashion-Abled: How Fashion Can Change the World

Martha Hall
adjunct instructor, Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies and fashion designer and researcher, GoBabyGo Infant Mobility Lab, Department of Physical Therapy
speaker

Knowing, Loving and Protecting Our Planet

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

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
Shaw

Sea, Soil, Sun — and Survival

Donald Sparks
S. Hallock duPont Chair Professor of Soil & Environmental Chemistry and DENIN director
Shaw

Cow to Cone: Enterprising Ice Cream

Melinda Shaw
manager, creamery operations, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

BALTIMORE, MD


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
ROYAL SONESTA

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

The Power of Paradox: Can We Have It All?

Wendy Smith
professor, Deutsch Faculty Fellow, business administration
speaker

Acting Sick: Innovations in Healthcare

Amy Cowperthwait
live simulated patient educator and adult health simulation lab coordinator
Allan Carlsen
assistant professor and coordinator in Department of Theatre
Popovich

Farm Fresh to Table

Mike Popovich
natural resource manager, UD Fresh to You

Fort Lauderdale, FL


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
WESTIN FORT LAUDERDALE

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Life After Stroke: Options in Neurorehabilitation

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

Prognosticating Penguins: Climate Change in Black and White

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

SARASOTA, FL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019
RITZ-CARLTON

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speaker

Parkinson's Potential: Wearable Technology for Mobility Support

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

Arm Yourself: Creating Cyber-Conscious Citizens

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

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

Aaron Carlisle
assistant professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

SAN DIEGO, CA


TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
PENDRY SAN DIEGO

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy
speaker

Changing the Way We Teach

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

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Activism

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

LOS ANGELES, CA


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Changing the Way We Teach

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

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy
speaker

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Activism

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA


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

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speaker

Colored Conventions: The Long History of Black Activism

Gabrielle Foreman
Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor, History and Black American Studies
speaker

Changing the Way We Teach

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

Go Baby Go!

Cole Galloway
professor, Department of Physical Therapy

HOUSTON, TX


TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
ST. REGIS HOTEL

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

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

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

The Eyes Have It: How Your Baby Learns to Talk

Giovanna Morini
assistant professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
speaker

Oil, Power and Peace

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

DALLAS, TX


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
LOCATION TO COME

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

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

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

The Eyes Have It: How Your Baby Learns to Talk

Giovanna Morini
assistant professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
speaker

Oil, Power and Peace

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

Dover, DE


TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019
MAPLE DALE COUNTRY CLUB

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Day

Nanomedicine: Tiny Tools for Big Change in Cancer Care

Emily Day
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
speaker

True or False: What is Fake News?

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

Big Words for Little Kids: Stretching Vocabulary

Amanda Owen Van Horne
associate professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Bridgeville, DE


TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
HERITAGE SHORES CLUB

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Shining a Light on Breast Cancer

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

Seasons of Change

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

Literacy for All: How do ALL kids become readers?

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

NEW YORK CITY, NY


TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
LOCATION TO COME

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Curing Cancer: Getting Medicine to Patients Faster

Kelvin Lee
Gore Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
speaker

Improvising Disaster

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

Saving Face: The Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage

Debra Hess Norris
Chair, Art Conservation Department, and professor, Photograph Conservation

NEWARK/Wilmington, DE


THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
CHRISTIANA HILTON

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

speaker

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD’s Campus

Alan Brangman
executive vice president and treasurer
speaker

Women as Leaders: Empowering the Next Generation

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

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

Deborah Delaney
associate professor, Entomology

DOVER, DE


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
DOVER DOWNS

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  »


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