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January 2009
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4:09 p.m., Jan. 30, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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9:58 a.m., Jan. 30, 2009--With funding from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and significant in-kind contributions from a number of companies, Christopher Meehan, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, is investigating a new construction technology known as intelligent compaction (IC).
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9:54 a.m., Jan. 30, 2009--wo new online training programs--the responsible conduct of research and animal welfare--are now available to University of Delaware researchers through an ongoing partnership between the UD Research Office and the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a subscription service providing ethics education to the research community.
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9:14 a.m., Jan. 30, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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9:01 a.m., Jan. 30, 2009--Havid‡n Rodr’guez, University of Delaware vice provost for academic affairs and international programs, through a letter in his absence, set the tone for the second Learning Management System (LMS) Committee Winter Retreat held Jan. 21 at the Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware.
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10:14 a.m., Jan. 29, 2009--As the 145th Delaware General Assembly commenced on Jan. 13 in Dover, the 2009 University of Delaware Legislative Fellows sensed they were about to embark on a historic journey - and one that could ultimately prove to be a bit rocky.
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10:06 a.m., Jan. 29, 2009--The University of Delaware Library invites UD students, faculty and staff to attend workshops being offered during the spring semester on RefWorks, a web-based research management system provided by the library.
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1:24 p.m., Jan. 28, 2009--The University of Delaware Library has announced the addition of 13 unique digitized documents signed or written by Abraham Lincoln, the bicentennial of whose birth is being celebrated in 2009.
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8:57 a.m., Jan. 28, 2009--Terri Kelly, the president and chief executive officer of W. L. Gore & Associates, will give the keynote address at the Delaware Quest for Excellence and Delaware Quality Award Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 5. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John M. Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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1:17 p.m., Jan. 27, 2009--This is a banner year for the University of Delaware Student Centers.
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11:31 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009--Thomas Kaminski, associate professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences in the University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences, has been named editor of a new professional journal, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care: The Journal for the Practicing Clinician.
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8:29 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009--A story about University of Delaware alumni serving in Iraq as members of the Delaware Army National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade has been posted on UDconnection.com, the University's online alumni community.
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11:32 a.m., Jan. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware Library invites students, faculty and staff to attend workshops offered during the spring semester on WorldCat Local, which is a new library resource that gives users a quick and convenient method for performing research at the University of Delaware.
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8:59 a.m., Jan. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware Engineers Without Borders team is in Cameroon to help provide clean water to a school and nearby health centers in Bakang.
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12:55 p.m., Jan. 23, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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12:19 p.m., Jan. 23, 2009--Three University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) students were recognized for their presentations at the 3rd Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit, held by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Jan. 11-14 in Cape May, N.J. The winners were:
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8:57 a.m., Jan. 23, 2009--Researchers in the University of Delaware's Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded $750,000 by the National Air and Space Administration Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NASA EPSCoR) to develop a Delaware Center for the Study of Space Radiation Effects.
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8:53 a.m., Jan. 23, 2009--Marsha Dickson, chairperson of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, has published a new book, "Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry", along with coauthors Suzanne Loker of Cornell University and Molly Eckman of Colorado State University.
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8:46 a.m., Jan. 23, 2009--Cihan Cobanoglu, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management at the University of Delaware, has won two awards from the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference held in November.
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8:25 a.m., Jan. 22, 2009--Thanks to a generous donation from alumna Rachel Jewett Ledbetter, the University of Delaware has acquired a non-rigid airship, better known as a blimp, that will be used as an environmental research and monitoring platform for a myriad of research and education applications. Ledbetter graduated from UD in 1944 with a degree in chemistry.
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8:07 a.m., Jan. 22, 2009--The Environmental Sensors Workshop, held Jan. 9 at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, brought together the leaders of major monitoring and sensing initiatives across the state to describe their organizations' current capabilities, discuss emerging needs and explore partnerships.
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7:59 a.m., Jan. 22, 2009--Linda Gottfredson, professor of education and affiliated faculty in UD's undergraduate honors program, has received the 2008 George A. Miller Award for outstanding journal article in general psychology across specialty areas from the Society for General Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.
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12:32 p.m., Jan. 21, 2009--A new global governance portal has been launched by the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science and International Relations.
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12:05 p.m., Jan. 21, 2009--Who has more invested or cares more about a neighborhood than the people who live and work there -- that's the underlying principle of Blueprint Communities Delaware, a grassroots organization that celebrated its accomplishments in revitalizing older neighborhoods during the Delaware Community Revitalization Symposium held Friday, Jan. 16, at Arsht Hall on the University of Delaware's Wilmington campus.
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9:13 a.m., Jan. 21, 2009--Summers are a productive and important time for graduate students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.
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8:58 a.m., Jan. 21, 2009--In a list that covers everything from an anti-malaria gene to bulletproof paper, "Discover" magazine has compiled its top 100 stories of 2008. Included in the list is an article about findings published with the help of the University of Delaware's George Luther and UD alumnus Timothy Waite.
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5:19 p.m., Jan. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware's main Web site, www.udel.edu, has a new special banner in recognition of the Jan. 20 inaugural activities at the state and national levels.
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4:23 p.m., Jan. 20, 2009--A new research study at the University of Delaware seeks to determine why Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a microorganism that lives in seawater and is related to the bacterium that causes cholera, is expanding its range and virulence.
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4:15 p.m., Jan. 20, 2009--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, whose fathers were professors on this campus, were sworn into office shortly after midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
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9:35 a.m., Jan. 20, 2009--Nancy C. Jordan, professor in the University of Delaware's School of Education, has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to address the development of number sense in children at risk for mathematics learning difficulties.
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9:32 a.m., Jan. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware and W.L. Gore & Associates share a long-standing association. Many UD grads go on to work for the manufacturing company. A building on campus was donated by the family of the company's founder. Still, the two entities want to get even closer.
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4:16 p.m., Jan. 15, 2009--A new video that highlights plans for University of Delaware recreational and athletic facilities as part of the Path to Prominence strategic plan has been posted on both BlueHens.com, the athletics Web site, and the University of Delaware Athletic Fund Web site.
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12:42 p.m., Jan. 15, 2009--Nearly 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are registered for "Responsible Conduct of Research for Graduate Students and Postdocs," a two-day course set for Jan. 28-29 at the University of Delaware's Trabant University Center. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time -- until Jan. 23.
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12:25 p.m., Jan. 15, 2009--The University of Delaware is providing bus transportation to the Wilmington train station on Saturday, Jan. 17, for students, faculty and staff interested in attending a whistle stop event featuring President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, a UD alumnus.
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4:46 p.m., Jan. 14, 2009--The current economic recession is likely to last into the second half of this year, with overall economic growth remaining below 2 percent, Charles I. Plosser, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said during the 2009 Economic Forecast on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.
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4:16 p.m., Jan. 14, 2009--Sharing the same concerns as much of the general public in regards to food safety, energy costs, the environment and new technology, more than 1,500 farmers, agriculture industry professionals, cooperative extension specialists, research scientists, and others came together to exchange information at the 2009 annual Delaware Agriculture Week held Jan. 5-10.
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3:14 p.m., Jan. 14, 2009--The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States will be televised from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
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10:40 a.m., Jan. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office announces the following new limited submission funding opportunity. Detailed information and the four-step procedure for submitting a proposal are available at Limited Submissions on the UD Research Web site.
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10 a.m., Jan. 14, 2009--The City of Newark became the first electric utility in the United States to approve the use of an electric vehicle to store and provide power for the local electric grid on Friday, Jan. 9.
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12:33 p.m., Jan. 13, 2009--"Women play a critical role in day-to-day farm and agribusiness activities," says Laurie Wolinski, a University of Delaware Cooperative Extension associate. "Cooperative Extension recognizes the contributions of women in production agriculture and wants to help them succeed even further."
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8:46 a.m., Jan. 13, 2009--The photographic treasures of the Middle East span the archaeological expeditions of the 1800s, whose images of great pyramids and sphinxes opened the world's eyes to the region, to the wedding parties, refugee camps, and other scenes of daily life that show both the beauty and tumult of today.
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3:12 p.m., Jan. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware's new airship, a recently acquired 60-foot long remotely controlled blimp, will be showcased from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Center for Applied Coastal Research, behind Penny Hall.
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11:31 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009--Juliette Tolay, a doctoral student studying international relations at the University of Delaware, has been selected to participate in a Transatlantic Academy Fellowship in Washington, D.C., starting on Sept. 1, 2009.
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11:11 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009--Governor-elect Jack Markell announced Friday, Jan. 9, that he will nominate Ed Kee, retired University of Delaware Cooperative Extension specialist and University alumnus, as his Secretary of Agriculture.
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9:36 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009--UD in the News is a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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9:12 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009--The American Chemical Society (ACS) listed the University of Delaware in the top 10 in two categories in a recent ranking of the nation's top producers of graduates in chemistry and chemical engineering.
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9:11 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009--David Pensak, adjunct professor of business administration in the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics, wonders what the world would be like if humans didn't need sleep. For starters, he says, the real estate industry would completely collapse. Who needs a six-bedroom house when there's no reason to sleep?
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3:31 p.m., Jan. 8, 2009--The University of Delaware is one of the nation's 50 "best value" public colleges and universities according to "The Princeton Review", one of America's most widely known education services companies.
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2:03 p.m., Jan. 8, 2009--January 8, 2009 Dear Members of the University of Delaware Community: Happy New Year! During the past year your University kicked off a bold strategic plan, signed partnership agreements with several Chinese universities and with Thomas Jefferson University, established the Exelon Trading Center, launched the University of Delaware Energy Institute and the Center for Public Horticulture, committed to several environmental sustainability initiatives, and had another great year in volleyball, to name just a few highlights. At the same time, 2008 will be remembered as a year when the U.S. economy entered into a recession as job growth declined, consumer spending weakened, energy and raw materials costs increased and the stock market indexes suffered double-digit declines for the year.
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11:03 a.m., Jan. 8, 2009--Martin Brźckner, University of Delaware associate professor of English with a joint appointment in material studies culture, has received two prestigious national grants to work on his book, The Social Life of Maps in Early America.
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12:58 p.m., Jan. 7, 2009--Charles I. Plosser, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be a featured speaker at the 2009 Economic Forecast to be held Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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10:16 a.m., Jan. 7, 2009--The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will host the third Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit from Jan. 11-14 at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, N.J.
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8:37 a.m., Jan. 7, 2009--The University of Delaware's Winter Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Bob Carpenter Center.
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8:26 a.m., Jan. 7, 2009--Kirk Czymmek, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware, and associate scientist Elizabeth Adams, researchers in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute's Bio-Imaging Center, have won a grant for a new technology add-on to the facility's BioScope II.
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8:07 a.m., Jan. 7, 2009--Training materials on Cayuse, the new tool for submitting research proposals to Grants.gov, are now available on the UD Research web site (http://www.udel.edu/research/researchers/cayuse.html).
February 2009
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11:01 a.m., Feb. 27, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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9:25 a.m., Feb. 27, 2009--Eric Sailer graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2008 with a degree in visual communications, concentrating in illustration. It wasn't until mid-February 2009, however, that he received a surprising e-mail from David Brinley, assistant professor of art, informing Sailer that he would be competing in one of the most respected art competitions in the country.
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8:12 a.m., Feb. 27, 2009--The University of Delaware Library is offering two identical workshops during the spring 2009 semester showcasing ARTstor, a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
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4:22 p.m., Feb. 26, 2009--At the beginning of her Feb. 25 Global Agenda talk, "Understanding the Arabs," Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, explained that she was there to "confuse whatever idea you have of what the Arab world is like, and what the Arabs are like."
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8:45 a.m., Feb. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware's graduate certificate in Socially Responsible Apparel Business has received an award from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Mid-Atlantic Region in the "Institutional Partnership" category.
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8:37 a.m., Feb. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware is actively working to reduce energy consumption and costs across campus.
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8:01 a.m., Feb. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware will offer the 24th annual Land and Sea Lecture Series on Fridays throughout the month of March, with this year's series featuring Gov. Jack Markell and top state officials who will discuss their plans for the next four years.
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1:27 p.m., Feb. 25, 2009--The University of Delaware's Black American Studies Program will convene a day-long symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Trabant University Center, Main Street and South College Avenue, on UD's Newark campus, to explore the significance of Barack Obama's election to the presidency of the United States.
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10:13 a.m., Feb. 25, 2009--The University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum announce a lecture entitled "Rossetti's Drawers" by Thad Logan, 2009 Pre-Raphaelite Fellow, on Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington.
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8:16 a.m., Feb. 25, 2009--University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopedics published in 2008.
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7:55 a.m., Feb. 25, 2009--The Greater Newark Chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) will present a conference on "ADHD Across the Lifespan" on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Del.
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3:59 p.m., Feb. 24, 2009--"Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" will be the focus of a conference, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall on the University's Laird Campus.
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2:55 p.m., Feb. 24, 2009--University of Delaware Information Technologies has announced that faculty and staff can now create "project" sites on Sakai@UD -- the UD-supported learning management system.
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10:04 a.m., Feb. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Philosophy has announced that Samuel Freeman, Avalon Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2009 David Norton Memorial Lecture to be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 1, in Clayton Hall on the UD campus in Newark.
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10:03 a.m., Feb. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware Department of Economics will present a panel discussion titled "The Economic Crisis: What's Next?" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in Room 115 Purnell Hall.
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7:59 a.m., Feb. 24, 2009--The Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware is looking for children 6 months to 5 years of age to participate in a one-time commitment, 30-minute study. Children remain with their parents throughout the entire visit and will watch a short movie or play a short game.
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6:05 p.m., Feb. 23, 2009--"Nanook of the North," the silent film released in 1922 documenting the life of the Inuit people in Arctic Canada, will be presented Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Trabant University Theatre.
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3:39 p.m., Feb. 23, 2009--The first class of Head Start preschoolers to experience the Delaware Early Reading First (DERF) project has "graduated," and University of Delaware researchers say their astonishing success in kindergarten clearly demonstrates the value of early language arts intervention in improving the academic outlook of children from impoverished circumstances.
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10:01 a.m., Feb. 23, 2009--Tiffany Straza, a doctoral student in oceanography in the University of Delaware's College of Marine and Earth Studies, has received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
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9:25 a.m., March 9, 2009--Michael A. Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, will discuss "The Obama Presidency and Urban America: Hopes and Challenges," at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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8:36 a.m., Feb. 23, 2009--A history workshop titled "Faith, Doubt and Belief in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Vernon Lushington and the Religion of Humanity" will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in 203 Munroe Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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8:29 a.m., Feb. 23, 2009--An experimental design course offered during the University of Delaware's 2009 Winter Session provided eight undergraduates in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science with the opportunity to apply the knowledge they had gained in the classroom to a real-world problem.
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10:21 a.m., Feb. 20, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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10:19 a.m., Feb. 20, 2009--New on the UD Web highlights new and refreshed pages on the University of Delaware Web site.
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8:33 a.m., Feb. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, in conjunction with the Unified Compliance Framework and HospitalityLawyer.com, hosted the second Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance in Hospitality Conference on Feb. 9 at the Houston Convention Center in Texas.
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8:32 a.m., Feb. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware Library Associates, the "friends group" of the University of Delaware Library, has elected officers for calendar year 2009.
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9:23 a.m., Feb. 19, 2009--"Race and Education 1954-2007," published by the University of Missouri Press, could be subtitled "The Age of Desegregation and Integration," according to its author, Raymond Wolters, Thomas Muncy Keith Professor of History at the University of Delaware.
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9:18 a.m., Feb. 19, 2009--Mark Barteau, Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical Engineering and senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2009 Giuseppe Parravano Award from the Michigan Catalysis Society.
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8:42 a.m., Feb. 19, 2009--The University of Delaware's Women's Studies Program has announced a spring semester lecture series that will consider "Research on Race, Ethnicity and Culture."
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7:55 a.m., Feb. 19, 2009--Matthew Doty, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his work on quantum dot molecules.
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6:28 p.m., Feb. 18, 2009--How to treat valuable items damaged by water was the subject of a workshop for members of the Emergency Response Working Group for University Collections and Records (ERWG), held Feb. 6 in the Photograph Conservation Lab in Old College.
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4:19 p.m., Feb. 18, 2009--The language of Lincoln filled the Reserve Room of the Hugh M. Morris Library on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at a special celebration marking the 200th birthday of the 16th president.
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1:19 p.m., Feb. 18, 2009--If you want to do business with clothing manufacturers in China, you need to know much more than how to properly greet your prospective business partner (that's with a bow versus a handshake).
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8:20 a.m., Feb. 18, 2009--A paper authored by two faculty members in the University of Delaware's Department of Mechanical Engineering has been cited more than 900 times since its publication in 2001.
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8:16 a.m., Feb. 18, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) offers free guided tours of its Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to schools throughout the region. At this world-class research institution, middle and high school students can get a firsthand look at science in action and learn about potential careers in marine science.
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2:30 p.m., Feb. 17, 2009--The night before she was to testify before Congress about the Chinese economy, Alexandra Harney, author of the acclaimed book The China Price, spoke to a packed house in the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall about the true cost of cheap products.
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2:02 p.m., Feb. 17, 2009--The University of Delaware will host its first FIBERcast -- a 45-minute audio program broadcast live over the Internet -- on Monday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.
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11:30 a.m., Feb. 17, 2009--The University of Delaware has acquired a large collection of papers and records belonging to the pioneering South Pole explorer and astrophysicist Martin A. Pomerantz.
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11:21 a.m., Feb. 17, 2009--When Jerry Marty left the South Pole in December, he walked under a canopy not of crossed swords but of crossed measuring tapes -- a fitting tribute to the man who oversaw one of the world's most challenging construction projects, the new South Pole Station.
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7:52 a.m., Feb. 17, 2009--Arthur J. Coury, a 1962 University of Delaware graduate, majoring in chemistry, was one of 65 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
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7:45 a.m., Feb. 17, 2009--Faculty, staff, students and friends of the University of Delaware are encouraged to join alumni for a full slate of special activities at the 2009 Forum & Reunion Weekend, June 5-7.
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12:55 p.m., Feb. 16, 2009--Alan Fox, professor of philosophy, and director of the University of Delaware Honors Program, was recently recognized as one of 15 finalists for the Inspire Integrity Awards, a national award recognizing faculty members who have exemplified a high degree of personal and academic integrity, and who have inspired students to do the same.
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12:51 p.m., Feb. 16, 2009--Contrary to the TV sitcom where the wife experiencing strong labor pains screams at her husband to stay away from her, women rarely give birth alone. There are typically doctors, nurses and husbands in hospital delivery rooms, and sometimes even other relatives and friends. Midwives often are called on to help with births at home.
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12:47 p.m., Feb. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will present a series of workshops for UD faculty, staff, and researchers on research funding during the spring semester.
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8:07 a.m., Feb. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware has announced the formation of the new Office of Disabilities Support Services (DSS), which will bring together an array of services for students, faculty and staff under one unit that will be housed centrally in first-floor facilities in Alison Hall.
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2:57 p.m., Feb. 13, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:46 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009--University of Delaware alumnus David McNear has won the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor the federal government gives to scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers.
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8:43 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009--Michele Lobo, a postdoctoral researcher in the Infant Motor Behavior Laboratory at the University of Delaware, has won the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
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8:40 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009--The University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development has received a seven-year accreditation for its predoctoral psychology internship program from the American Psychological Association (APA).
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8:29 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009--The University of Delaware has developed a new graduate course in solar hydrogen through its National Science Foundation-funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program on this subject.
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11:24 a.m., Feb. 12, 2009--Nancy Getchell and Thomas Kaminski, both associate professors in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, have been selected for induction as Research Consortium Fellows of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
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8:08 a.m., Feb. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware is participating in the RecycleMania 2009 event, a friendly competition among colleges and universities across the United States to collect and recycle the most recyclable materials.
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3:41 p.m., Feb. 11, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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2:38 p.m., Feb. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware announced today that it has reached a commercial agreement with DuPont regarding their multi-year, corn disease resistance research collaboration. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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9:30 a.m., Feb. 11, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces that, after much discussion and consultation, it has changed the name of Article Express to Get It! effective immediately.
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3:22 p.m., Feb. 10, 2009--The Department of Geography will screen a film about a powerful 1962 storm that pounded the Delaware coast at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in Room 006 of Kirkbride Lecture Hall. The screening is free and open to the public.
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10:14 a.m., Feb. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities.
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10 a.m., Feb. 10, 2009--Given the current fiscal downturn affecting the state and the nation, University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker told state lawmakers on Thursday, Feb. 5, that the University is taking steps to limit its expenditures and wants to work with them "to identify our reductions so that we remain responsible to our students and staff, to our articulated priorities and to the state's economic vitality."
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1:08 p.m., Feb. 9, 2009--The Delaware Quality Award Executive Council and the University of Delaware honored recipients of the Delaware Quality Awards during an event held Feb. 5 at Clayton Hall.
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10:39 a.m., Feb. 9, 2009--Jackie Bergquist, a Longwood Fellow of the University of Delaware's Longwood Graduate Program, has been selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to attend a national conservation forum scheduled Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, in San Diego.
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8:19 a.m., Feb. 9, 2009--Stacey Dusing, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University, has joined the research team in the University of Delaware's Infant Motor Behavior Laboratory.
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1:57 p.m., Feb. 6, 2009--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the Christina River Basin Clean Water Partnership in Pennsylvania and Delaware has made significant progress in reducing pollution from storm water runoff to the Christina River basin.
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9:12 a.m., Feb. 6, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:29 a.m., Feb. 6, 2009--The genome of a marine bacterium living 2,500 meters below the ocean's surface is providing clues to how life adapts in extreme thermal and chemical gradients, according to an article published Friday, Feb. 6, in the journal PLoS Genetics, an open-access publication published by the Public Library of Science.
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5:07 p.m., Feb. 5, 2009--New on the UD Web highlights new and refreshed pages on the University of Delaware Web site.
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1:38 p.m., Feb. 5, 2009--The University of Delaware Office of Women's Affairs and the Commission on the Status of Women announce spring deadlines for travel funding and special awards. Complete information and application forms for each of these awards are available at this Web site. (http://www.udel.edu/OWA/scholarshipsAndAwards.shtml)
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1:10 p.m., Feb. 5, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences is seeking highly motivated students to attend the 2009 Arts and Humanities Summer Institute, and the deadline for applications has been extended to March 3.
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3:34 p.m., Feb. 4, 2009--Fran O'Malley, a social studies curriculum specialist with the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) and the Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE), has agreed to lead the program development committee of the nonprofit Kalmar Nyckel Foundation.
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9:18 a.m., Feb. 4, 2009--Leading economists analyze what can be done to improve public policy decisions that impact land use changes in vol. 23 (4) of "Choices", a policy-oriented magazine published by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (www.aaea.org).
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8:49 a.m., Feb. 4, 2009--When Doug Nixon, glass technologist at the University of Delaware, recently hosted a tour for a group of students from Salem Community College (SCC) in New Jersey, he was simply paying back a long-overdue debt.
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8:07 a.m., Feb. 4, 2009--It may be uncomfortable at first, but doing exercises to strengthen your quadriceps after you've had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis is critical to your recovery. In fact, it can boost the function of your new knee to nearly that of a healthy adult your age.
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2:56 p.m., Feb. 3, 2009--The latest lectures in the University of Delaware's William S. Carlson International Polar Year Events will take you on a journey to the ends of the Earth, from the new U.S. South Pole Station -- an engineering marvel -- to the Arctic, where scientists are observing changes in marine biological communities as global temperatures warm.
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11:12 a.m., Feb. 24, 2009--"Tinderbox: Understanding the Middle East" is the theme of the Global Agenda 2009 series to run from late February through May with presentations in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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8:12 a.m., Feb. 3, 2009--Want to find out which native trees offer red fall foliage? Interested in learning how to support biodiversity in the garden? Or maybe you're intrigued by the idea of green roofs and rain barrels and want to know more.
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11:50 a.m., Feb. 2, 2009--Alexandra Harney, author of the acclaimed book "The China Price," will give a free public lecture on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark as part of the Fashioning Social Responsibility Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.
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11:42 a.m., Feb. 2, 2009--To help meet a national need for increasing the number of teachers in science and mathematics for grades K-12, the University of Delaware has joined the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
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8:42 a.m., Feb. 2, 2009--The Governor's Conference on Delaware Agriculture will focus on farming in volatile markets and how to manage uncertainty in agriculture. The conference, now in its 15th year, will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover.
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8:31 a.m., Feb. 2, 2009--The University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum announce the appointment of Thad Logan of Rice University as the recipient of the 2009 Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies.
March 2009
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3:01 p.m., March 31, 2009--Christopher Meehan, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to study the seismic behavior of slickensided surfaces.
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10:11 a.m., March 31, 2009--The new Delaware Health Sciences Alliance aspires to improve the health of local residents with cutting-edge research and enhanced healthcare education. A new video outlining the alliance's goals was screened as part of the alliance announcement, made March 24 at the "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference at Clayton Hall.
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9:14 a.m., March 31, 2009--Susan Hall, chairperson and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Honor Award for her significant contributions to applied biomechanics research. Hall's research focuses on low back pain prevention and clinical biomechanics.
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8:37 a.m., March 31, 2009--Leadership Excellence magazine has featured the University of Delaware Women's Leadership Development Program in a specially published UD edition.
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11:55 a.m., March 30, 2009--The University of Delaware will host the 34th annual conference of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools on April 2-4 on UD's main campus in Newark.
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5:40 p.m., March 27, 2009--"For the Record" provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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4:35 p.m., March 27, 2009--As the latest speaker in the University of Delaware's series "Global Agenda 2009", Dana Shell Smith spoke to a full house in Mitchell Hall Wednesday, March 25, about public diplomacy and the new role she will assume as the media liaison for the U.S. State Department. Her presentation was entitled "Dousing the flames: Public diplomacy in action."
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11:36 a.m., March 27, 2009--Purchase something online today - be it a watch, a pair of shoes or a mattress - and you can have it delivered to your door in a matter of days. That's thanks in part to oceangoing cargo ships, vessels 10 or more stories high and two football fields long that carry goods and materials between ports around the world.
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10:23 a.m., March 27, 2009--The memories made at the University of Delaware may last a lifetime, but the time to share them is now. And the time to relive a few of them is coming up soon-at UD's first-ever Forum & Reunion Weekend, June 5-7.
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10:10 a.m., March 27, 2009--The publication of "Women and Politics around the World" in February marks the sixth book produced from the collaboration of Marian Lief Palley, University of Delaware professor of political science and international relations, and Joyce Gelb, a professor of political science at the City College of New York. Palley and Gelb are co-authors of the unique two-volume book.
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3:22 p.m., March 26, 2009--The Diamond Report, a new brochure highlighting the University of Delaware's considerable value to the Diamond State and beyond, is now available.
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3:16 p.m., March 26, 2009--Seven fashion design majors in the University of Delaware's Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies will see their designs come to life on members of the Mid-Atlantic Ballet (MAB) this weekend as the dance company performs the premier of a new ballet, "Persephone," at UD's Mitchell Hall Theatre.
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11:01 a.m., March 26, 2009--University of Delaware research in Antarctica will be among the cutting-edge science featured at the International Polar Weekend, April 4-5, at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.
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10:17 a.m., March 26, 2009--The UD@Crane Philadelphia satellite exhibition space will present "Beyond Matter - Part 2", an exhibition featuring work by University of Delaware master of fine arts degree alumni, from April 9 through May 3 at the Crane Arts Center, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia.
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10 a.m., March 26, 2009--Thomas L. Friedman, internationally acclaimed author and foreign affairs columnist for "The New York Times", will speak at the University of Delaware's 160th Commencement exercises, scheduled at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 30, in Delaware Stadium on the Newark campus, UD President Patrick Harker has announced.
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8:30 a.m., March 26, 2009--Special Olympics Delaware is participating in a national Spread the Word to End the Word campaign designed to get people to pledge to stop using the "R-word" - the derogatory and outdated term "retarded" and all forms of it.
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4 p.m., March 25, 2009--Implementing the goals of providing first-class heath research and service as identified in the new Delaware Health Sciences Alliance was the subject of a panel discussion during the "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference, held Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall.
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3:58 p.m., March 25, 2009--The University of Delaware's daylong "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference on March 24 featured three afternoon sessions - a presentation by a Congressional health care adviser and two panel discussions - on the future of health care.
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3:20 p.m., March 25, 2009--Carlton Brown, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's School of Nursing, has been named president-elect of the Oncology Nursing Society.
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1:41 p.m., March 25, 2009--Jeff Sands gets out of his ambulance to help an injured person in need of assistance. With a life on the line, Sands and his trained crew remain calm and do whatever it takes to make sure the person is all right.
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9:32 a.m., March 25, 2009--More than 250 leaders in Delaware, including Gov. Jack Markell, Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, cabinet heads, legislators, educators and others gathered early Monday morning, March 23, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington to learn firsthand about the findings of the 2009 Kids Count/Families Count fact book.
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9:13 a.m., March 25, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Medical Technology http://www.udel.edu/medtech) will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in Room 305 of the Willard Hall Education Building.
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8:38 a.m., March 25, 2009--Continued injection of stimulus cash, reduction of personal and business debt and removing toxic assets from bank portfolios were among the recommendations made during a panel discussion on March 23 at the University of Delaware on how to solve the current economic crisis.
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5:18 p.m., March 24, 2009--Keynote addresses by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, anchored the program for a health sciences conference at the University of Delaware today.
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5:10 p.m., March 24, 2009--A new coalition of leading education, healthcare and medical research institutions, the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, was announced during the "Stronger Health-Based Partnership" conference held Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware.
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4:27 p.m., March 24, 2009--The University of Delaware is now a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). This non-profit consortium of major research universities in North America serves as a hub for research, education, and public outreach in the atmospheric and Earth sciences.
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4:17 p.m., March 24, 2009--When Chie Sakakibara was considering topics for her doctoral dissertation in cultural geography, her adviser challenged her to think of the "true voices of the land today" and what they are most concerned about.
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10:39 a.m., March 24, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Political Science and International Relations will host a conference on the "United States in the Global System" on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18.
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9:21 a.m., March 24, 2009--Dr. Christine E. Seidman of Harvard University will deliver the Arnold M. Clark Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Wolf Hall auditorium on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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8:45 a.m., March 24, 2009--The Global Agenda 2009 series, titled "Tinderbox: Understanding the Middle East," will continue with a presentation by Dana Shell Smith at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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8:22 a.m., March 24, 2009--Philip C. Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at the Columbia Law School, will deliver the 2009 Koford Lecture at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 13, in Room 100 Kirkbride Hall.
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1:17 p.m., March 23, 2009--The University of Delaware's Longwood Graduate Program (http://ag.udel.edu/longwoodgrad), which this year saw a dramatic increase in the number of applicants for its distinguished master's program in public horticulture, has announced the five-member Class of 2011.
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12:14 p.m., March 23, 2009--Students interested in learning about coastal land-use issues have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience this summer. The Undergraduate Coastal Community Fellowship program is accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in working on projects that help government and local municipalities in Sussex County, Del., address the impacts of growth and development.
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11:41 a.m., March 23, 2009--Nicole Minni, a policy specialist in the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, received first place in the professional map gallery category at the 2009 Towson University Geographic Information Systems (TUgis) Conference on March 18.
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10:41 a.m., March 23, 2009--Rather than drop to the ground and give the instructor 100 push-ups, the students participating in this summer's "Dissertation Boot Camp" at the University of Delaware will spend an intensive two weeks writing about their research findings for the most important publication of their academic career.
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10:28 a.m., March 23, 2009--Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Reyes, a doctoral candidate in the University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been presented the inaugural Brennie E. Hackley Jr. Award for Excellence in Research.
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8:35 a.m., March 23, 2009--College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) doctoral student James Mueller recently began a year-long assignment working as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. Mueller earned the position as one of only 46 Dean John A. Knauss Fellows for 2009.
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12:04 p.m., March 20, 2009--The University of Delaware Department of Economics will present a panel discussion titled "The Economic Crisis: What's Next?" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in Room 115 Purnell Hall.
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11:01 a.m., March 20, 2009--Those interested in learning more about marine and earth studies at the University of Delaware are encouraged to sign up to receive "At Sea," the e-newsletter of UD's College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.
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10:51 a.m., March 20, 2009--The first Race for a Better Delaware will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 5, at the Shipyard Shops on the Wilmington waterfront. This 5K run or walk will benefit the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Initiative and raise awareness of opportunities for service in the state.
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10:25 a.m., March 20, 2009--New on the UD Web highlights new and refreshed pages on the University of Delaware Web site.
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9:58 a.m., March 20, 2009--Jeanne Walker, poet and professor of English at the University of Delaware, has earned a number of honors for the work in her newly published book, "New Tracks, Night Falling," including having one poem selected for the collection "Best American Poetry 2009."
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9:43 a.m., March 20, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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3:55 p.m., March 19, 2009--A diverse mix of about 100 students, faculty, staff and community members with and without disabilities enjoyed a free screening of the award-winning documentary film "Darius Goes West" on Monday, March 16, at the Gore Recital Hall.
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3:13 p.m., March 19, 2009--The University of Delaware is participating in the RecycleMania 2009 event, a friendly competition among colleges and universities across the United States to collect and recycle the most recyclable materials. As of the second week in March, UD had recycled more than 104,000 pounds.
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11:59 a.m., March 19, 2009--A 1961 intaglio print entitled "A World" by Hilton Brown, Harriet T. Baily Professor of Art, Art History and Women's Studies at the University of Delaware, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as part of its permanent collection of prints and drawings.
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9:32 a.m., March 19, 2009--At museums across the United States and in Canada, University of Delaware graduate students are helping to preserve important artifacts for future generations, from ancient Egyptian mummies to Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.
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8:35 a.m., March 19, 2009--The University of Delaware has signed a general agreement with the Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale 11 di Empoli (AUSL11), a local health authority in the Tuscan region of Italy, to establish linkages and create the foundation for mutual cooperation and collaboration in research, teaching and faculty/student exchanges.
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4:31 p.m., April 7, 2009--News anchor Anderson Cooper is coming to the University of Delaware campus Wednesday, April 15, to give a public lecture. Cooper is renowned for his coverage of breaking news and reporting from the scenes of major news events around the world.
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2:12 p.m., March 18, 2009--"Delaware Politics and Government" by William Boyer, Charles Polk Messick Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Relations, and Edward Ratledge, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, is a definitive, concise and informative book about the First State. It is the 25th book in the "Politics and Governments of the American States" series, published by the University of Nebraska Press.
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2:05 p.m., March 18, 2009--If the best way to rate a hotel is to ask the people who stayed there, it's no surprise that the Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware on campus continues to win kudos from one of the leaders of the hospitality industry.
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2:01 p.m., March 18, 2009--The Delaware Quality Award has announced that the 2009 performance excellence program is under way, and the state's most prestigious quality award is seeking applicants to serve on its board of examiners.
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8:48 a.m., March 18, 2009--The American Society on Aging, in collaboration with the MetLife Foundation, has announced that Academy of Lifelong Learning at the University of Delaware was selected as winner of the MindAlert Award in the category for lifelong learning and third age learning programs.
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2:45 p.m., March 17, 2009--The University of Delaware Library invites staff and volunteers of nonprofit agencies to attend a workshop offered on grant funding for nonprofit organizations. The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library.
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1:29 p.m., March 17, 2009--The Delaware Sea Grant College Program and the College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) are inviting Web users to learn more about them online, with presences on some of the Internet's most popular social networking sites: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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12:50 p.m., March 17, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Human Development and Family Studies will hold a panel discussion "Making a Difference While Making a Living" from 5-6 p.m., Monday, March 23, in Room 103 Gore Hall.
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11:50 a.m., March 17, 2009--Hermann Scheer, a member of German Parliament, president of EUROSOLAR and chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy, will receive the 2009 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit during a ceremony to be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware.
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9:46 a.m., March 17, 2009--The University of Delaware's native plant demonstration garden has received a landscape design award from the Delaware Nursery and Landscaping Association.
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8:40 a.m., March 17, 2009--The University of Delaware chapter of Engineers Without Borders (UD-EWB) held its first benefit sinner and silent auction on Thursday, March 12, raising not only thousands of dollars for the chapter's projects in Cameroon and Guatemala but also awareness of its work and the benefits to the community.
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8:27 a.m., March 17, 2009--The University of Delaware's Bank of America Career Services Center has announced that it has added the Vault online career library to its collection of resources.
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4:05 p.m., March 12, 2009--The fourth annual BusinessWeek review of the "Best Undergraduate B-Schools" ranked UD's Lerner College of Business and Economics 26th among the nation's top 59 public university programs and 58th among schools with international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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3:19 p.m., March 12, 2009--Carl Jacobson has been named University of Delaware vice president for Information Technologies and chief information officer (CIO), it was announced Thursday by UD Executive Vice President Scott Douglass.
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2:39 p.m., March 12, 2009--Rami G. Khouri, the director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, spoke to a packed house Wednesday night in UD's Mitchell Hall about understanding the many conflicts in the Middle East.
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2:18 p.m., March 12, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will offer a workshop April 14 that will showcase Web of Science, a database that allows users to track how often particular works and authors have been cited and that provides access to general research in a number of disciplines.
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2:09 p.m., March 12, 2009--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as the federal stimulus package, was signed into law on Feb. 17. UD has launched a Web site to provide UD researchers with information and links to government Web sites and their grant and funding requirements.
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9:38 a.m., March 12, 2009--The Delaware Geological Survey's Delaware Data Mapping and Integration Laboratory (DataMIL) team has modified and improved the DataMIL Web site to ensure that the state geographic information systems community and citizens can take full advantage of spatial data framework layers.
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2:35 p.m., March 11, 2009--Rick Burton, former chief marketing officer for the United States Olympic Committee, will present the public forum "Projecting into the Near Future: The State of Sport Business" at 4 p.m., Monday, March 16, in Room 125 Lerner Hall.
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9:54 a.m., March 11, 2009--The upcoming Forum & Reunion Weekend will offer not only parties, live music, entertainment, family-friendly recreation and informative programs showcasing key aspects of the University of Delaware, but also the opportunity to hear one of America's top motivational speakers.
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1:20 p.m., March 10, 2009--Agricultural producers face greater risk, changing markets, a global economy, new technologies and pressures from land use changes. Producers also find themselves stewards of their own environmental resources as well as those surrounding their operations.
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12:08 p.m., March 10, 2009--John Byrne, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, told a group of retired UD faculty members that dealing with climate change will require reducing energy demands, increasing the use of renewable energy and the creation of a workable energy policy at the national level.
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11:59 a.m., March 10, 2009--As part of its continuing initiative to offer the University of Delaware community innovative alternatives for the acquisition of goods and services, Procurement Services will introduce new travel Visa card functionality in April.
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9:58 a.m., March 10, 2009--The University of Delaware's Arctic research and educational resources are featured in a special insert in the current edition of Witness the Arctic, the biannual newsletter published by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).
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9:49 a.m., March 10, 2009--Climate change policies are among the most complex and challenging global issues facing the world today, involving not only developing and developed countries and regions but transnational corporations.
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8:21 a.m., March 10, 2009--T. W. Fraser Russell, Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Chemical Engineering Pedagogical Scholarship Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
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5:14 p.m., March 9, 2009--Dan Rich, provost at the University of Delaware since 2001 and a member of the University's faculty since 1970, announced at the March 9 meeting of the Faculty Senate that he will resign as provost, effective June 30. Rich will return to the faculty as University Professor of Public Policy in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy.
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1:28 p.m., March 9, 2009--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell came to the University of Delaware Thursday, March 5, to speak about his transition to office and the budget crisis that the state is facing.
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9:12 a.m., March 9, 2009--The Global Agenda 2009 series, titled "Tinderbox: Understanding the Middle East," will continue with a presentation by Rami G. Khouri at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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8:39 a.m., March 9, 2009--Kathleen Minke, professor and acting director of the School of Education in the University of Delaware's College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, has been voted president-elect of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
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8:33 a.m., March 9, 2009--Maria Aristigueta, professor and director of the University of Delaware's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP), traveled to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 23-27 to discuss student exchange opportunities with the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
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8:29 a.m., March 9, 2009--The Newark Senior Center is now operating more efficiently due to the work of two former graduate students in the operations research program in the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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1:47 p.m., March 6, 2009--The University of Delaware 24th annual Land and Sea Lecture Series continues on Friday, March 13, with a talk by Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery.
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10:09 a.m., March 6, 2009--Jean-luc Doumont, an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering, will present "Structuring Your Scientific Paper," on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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9:57 a.m., March 6, 2009--Oceangoing ships have provided a means for global exploration, enabled the interaction of diverse communities of people, and connected economies through the movement of goods. But recently, the ships and the high-sulfur fuels they use are attracting attention for their effects on human health and the environment.
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8 a.m., March 6, 2009--A delegation from South Korea visited the University of Delaware on Wednesday and Thursday to explore academic partnerships with that nation, and in particular with the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Incheon Free Economic Zone and the Asia Development Institute.
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7:53 a.m., March 6, 2009--Thomas F. Degnan Jr., who earned a doctorate from the University of Delaware in 1976 and is now a research executive with ExxonMobil, will deliver the Jack A. Gerster Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, at 102/103 Colburn Laboratory.
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10:45 a.m., March 5, 2009--John F. Rabolt, the Karl W. and Renate Boer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the New York State Society of Applied Spectroscopy's Gold Medal. The award was conferred at the Eastern Analytical Society Meeting, held recently in New Brunswick, N.J.
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9:15 a.m., March 5, 2009--With a focus on environmental issues important to the state, the Delaware National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) office has awarded five seed grants to investigators whose projects aim to solve environmental problems in Delaware.
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8:41 a.m., March 5, 2009--Alyssa Serra, a senior anthropology major, was undeterred by the word "engineers" when she learned about the University of Delaware chapter of Engineers Without Borders at an activities fair last year. She got involved with the group while working on her senior thesis, which focuses on evaluating the efficacy of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
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8:11 a.m., March 5, 2009--Through a new Summer Institute scheduled from June 7-July 3, ten undergraduate students from underrepresented populations will have the opportunity to explore the wealth of graduate programs offered by the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UD's main campus in Newark.
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5:18 p.m., March 4, 2009--Students making plans for spring break should be aware that the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Mexico in light of recent increases in violence there.
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1:15 p.m., March 4, 2009--The University of Delaware's Office of Women's Affairs and the Commission on the Status of Women announce spring deadlines for travel funding and special awards. Complete information and application forms for each of these awards are available at this Web site (http://www.udel.edu/OWA/scholarshipsAndAwards.shtml).
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11:48 a.m., March 4, 2009--The I–upiaq people of Alaska live in the northernmost regions of the United States and the North American mainland, including the city of Barrow, the most northern U.S. city. In this harsh Arctic environment, the bowhead whale is central to I–upiaq life and culture. In fact, the I–upiaq identify themselves as the "People of the Whales."
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7:56 a.m., March 4, 2009--The University of Delaware's strategic plan, announced in May 2008, guides the strategies and actions of the colleges and units across UD.
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3:33 p.m., March 3, 2009--Fifteen Delaware public school teachers met at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute and the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes Feb. 20-22 for a "biotechnology weekend."
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1:58 p.m., March 3, 2009--Evanna Singh came to the University of Delaware in fall 2005 thinking that she wanted to go on to medical school, but an anthropology class with Peter Weil, associate professor, changed that. Now a senior, Singh is conducting independent research and submitting applications to Ph.D. programs in medical anthropology.
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1:19 p.m., March 3, 2009--The University of Delaware has launched an internal search for dean of the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, it was announced recently by Provost Dan Rich.
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12:58 p.m., March 3, 2009--The University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy will open its 2009 spring colloquium series on contemporary issues in energy and environmental policy with a presentation Thursday, March 5, by Mark Alan Hughes, director of the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
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12:11 p.m., March 3, 2009--Vladislav Vysotskiy from St. Petersburg, Russia, a visiting assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Mathematical Sciences, is one of two recipients of the 2008 Young Mathematician Award given recently by the St. Petersburg Mathematical Society of Russia.
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12:02 p.m., March 3, 2009--Renowned bioinformatics researcher Cathy Wu is a pioneer in her field, which uses computational sciences to catalog and better understand biological sciences. But, Wu says, for her, a piece has long been missing, limiting what she can do.
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4:23 p.m., April 30, 2009--The University of Delaware's first Forum & Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, offers alumni and friends more than the opportunity to reconnect with UD and one another and to celebrate with full schedule of parties and other entertainment.
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4:14 p.m., April 30, 2009--Are you curious about issues that affect the marine environment? Then you're invited to join the College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) this summer for the annual Ocean Currents Public Lecture Series at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del.
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3:50 p.m., April 30, 2009--Ships, planes, trains, and trucks are the focus of a new University of Delaware partnership with the state of California. Along with collaborators at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), UD researchers are helping the state better assess the environmental impacts of intermodal freight transportation within and across state borders.
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11:48 a.m., April 30, 2009--Joshua Zide, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive a prestigious Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop new semiconductors and nanocomposites for thermoelectric power generation and other applications. The three-year $510,000 grant is one of just 15 awarded nationwide.
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5:08 p.m., April 29, 2009--For the fourth year, the University of Delaware hosted the Lilly-East Conference, a scholarly collegial forum on teaching and learning for faculty across East Coast institutions, on April 16-17 at Clayton Hall.
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4:40 p.m., April 29, 2009--The University of Delaware 2009 Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, "Let Release," opens at UD@Crane in the Crane Arts Center at 1400 North American Street in Philadelphia, on Thursday, May 14, 6-9 p.m., and continues through June 13.
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4:37 p.m., April 29, 2009--Barbara Alving, director of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the keynote address at a Delaware Health Sciences Alliance research conference on Wednesday, May 6, at the University of Delaware.
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10:11 a.m., April 29, 2009--The University of Delaware's Senior Thesis Symposium, hosted by the Undergraduate Research Program, will take place on Honors Day Weekend, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Perkins Student Center.
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9:22 a.m., April 29, 2009--Ten of the 19 Delaware educators selected as their districts' Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009 are University of Delaware alumni. Each was chosen to represent his or her district in competition for the statewide title, which was awarded in October.
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9:18 a.m., April 29, 2009--William W. Saylor, professor of poultry nutrition in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware, was recently selected as the 2009 distinguished animal science alumnus from the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State. Saylor was the guest of honor at the 2009 Little International Show and Penn State Dairy Exposition on April 18.
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2:21 p.m., April 28, 2009--Is it a backpack or a cocoon? A worm or a cyborg's arm? The biggest compliment you could give to Jennifer Dillner's sculptural fabric art would be to spend an extended period of time looking at it, questioning it and pondering the possibilities, the master of fine arts degree candidate at the University of Delaware says.
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2:05 p.m., April 28, 2009--University of Delaware graduate programs in engineering and education have been ranked in the 2010 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, available online at [www.usnews.com/grad] and featured in the May "U.S.News & World Report," which is now on sale.
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1:51 p.m., April 28, 2009--Radhika Nagarkar, a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been honored with the 43rd annual Glenn S. Skinner Memorial Award in recognition of her research and service to the department. The award, which includes a cash prize of $2,500, was presented April 6.
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1:16 p.m., April 28, 2009--The latest edition of Business Briefs, the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics online magazine, is now available at [www.udel.edu/be-news].
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10:01 a.m., April 28, 2009--Fifteen developmental research projects, selected through a competitive, peer-review process, will be supported in the first year of Delaware's INBRE renewal program, which is funded by a five-year, $17.4-million grant from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant begins May 1.
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9:56 a.m., April 28, 2009--Delaware took another major step toward expanding human health research with the official announcement April 27 of a new five-year, $17.4-million grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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6:58 p.m., April 27, 2009--The late business executive John W. Rollins Sr. was honored on Saturday, April 25, with the dedication of the Rollins Conference Center in Jastak-Burgee Hall.
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2:50 p.m., May 4, 2009--Robert Seyfarth, a noted expert on monkey communication, will present "Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind" from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in Room 130 Sharp Hall.
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2:13 p.m., April 27, 2009--The University of Delaware Science CafŽ continues on Wednesday, April 29, with a program by Murray Johnston, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UD, on "Breathing the Air in Delaware. "
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1:55 p.m., April 27, 2009--Traveling from as far as New Zealand and Germany, ocean scientists recently gathered at the University of Delaware for the Third SCOR Summit of International Marine Research Projects. The event provided the visitors -- more than 15 representatives from major global ocean research and observation projects -- an opportunity to discuss common opportunities and issues.
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1:24 p.m., April 27, 2009--Joshua Calhoun, a third-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware, has won a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Studies (ACLS).
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1:18 p.m., April 27, 2009--New on the UD Web highlights new and refreshed pages on the University of Delaware Web site.
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12:51 p.m., April 27, 2009--With the report of 20 confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued information on the disease, including tips on how to stay healthy and precautions for travelers.
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3:53 p.m., April 24, 2009--Nearly 500 government and private sector officials and advocates gathered April 22 at the Dover Downs Hotel for the Governor's Summit on Child Poverty and Economic Opportunity, a solution-oriented conference designed for discussion and prioritization of proposed actions to reduce child poverty in Delaware.
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12:08 p.m., April 24, 2009--University of Delaware President Patrick Harker updated members of the faculty on the implications of the state budget situation during the General Faculty Meeting, held Monday, April 20, in Gore Hall.
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12:03 p.m., April 24, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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12:02 p.m., April 24, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, alumni and students.
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10:49 a.m., April 24, 2009--While their political opinions may differ, University of Delaware alumni David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt, the two men who helped run the opposing campaigns for the 2008 presidential election, agree that President Barack Obama was a once-in-a-generation candidate and that young people have become an important part of the American political process.
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10:45 a.m., April 24, 2009--The University of Delaware and the City of Newark will host a ceremony and reception honoring 25 student volunteers who will receive the Town & Gown Committee Award for Community Service.
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9:31 a.m., April 24, 2009--Suzanne Burton, associate professor of music education at the University of Delaware, is a music educator for all ages, from infants to graduate students.
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9:16 a.m., April 24, 2009--The "University of Delaware Messenger" has launched a redesigned Web site to supplement -- or replace for readers who prefer an online format -- the award-winning print magazine.
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1:54 p.m., April 23, 2009--When the University of Delaware's violin virtuoso, Xiang Gao, was planning his popular iMusic II: Xiang Gao and Friends family concerts, one of his goals was to introduce a new generation of students to the beauty of European classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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1:39 p.m., April 23, 2009--Journalist Tom Segev understood he had a daunting task in discussing the topic "Understanding Israel" - his native country - as the latest guest in the University of Delaware's Global Agenda 2009 series.
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1:33 p.m., April 23, 2009--Members of Delaware's bioscience community will honor three industry leaders - including David Weir, director of the University of Delaware's Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships -- at the Delaware Bio Annual Awards Gala to be held Wednesday, April 29, at the DuPont Country Club.
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10:43 a.m., April 23, 2009--The University of Delaware Press has announced the publication of the winning manuscript submitted to the competition for the second Jay L. Halio Prize in Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies competition, "Shakespeare in Shorthand: The Textual Mystery of King Lear."
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10:33 a.m., April 23, 2009--The University of Delaware will test its UD Alert System on the afternoon of Monday, May 4.
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4:45 p.m., April 22, 2009--The University of Delaware will reduce its carbon emissions - virtually all of which come from the energy used in campus buildings and for transportation - 20 percent by 2020, President Patrick Harker announced at a special Earth Day program Wednesday.
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1:03 p.m., April 22, 2009--Cathy H. Wu delivered the inaugural lecture as the Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Delaware's Roselle Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 21. Wu has appointments in UD's Department of Computer and Information Sciences and its Department of Biological Sciences, as well as the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
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12:57 p.m., April 22, 2009--The University of Delaware and Argonne National Laboratory have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster collaboration with UD's Disaster Research Center (DRC) in the areas of decision science and emergency management.
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10:25 a.m., April 22, 2009--Svilen Bobev, assistant professor of solid-state and inorganic chemistry at the University of Delaware, is the recipient of the 2009 ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship.
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9:47 a.m., April 22, 2009--Jamie Longazel, a doctoral candidate in the University of Delaware's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, recently accepted a fellowship from the American Bar Foundation (ABF), the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law.
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9:24 a.m., April 22, 2009--Dimeji Togunde, professor of sociology and the John S. Ludington Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Albion College in Michigan, will deliver the University of Delaware African Studies Program's 7th annual Distinguished Africanist Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday April 29, in Room 005 Kirkbride hall.
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1:32 p.m., April 21, 2009--Within 10 years, we'll find life outside Earth -- that's the prediction of Peter Smith, the University of Arizona professor who led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission.
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1:20 p.m., April 21, 2009--"Secure home, promising future" -- that's the slogan that William "Bill" Roselle, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library, crafted in the 1970s as part of his institution's lobbying efforts for the American Geographical Society's collection of over 600,000 globes, maps, books, photographs, and other materials.
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12:04 p.m., April 21, 2009--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, the University of Delaware and PNC Bank Delaware will be among those honored at the 2009 awards luncheon hosted by Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County on Friday, May 1, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.
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10:06 a.m., April 21, 2009--The University of Delaware and Accudyne Systems have been awarded a contract through NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to further develop an automated tape placement process for large composite aerospace structures.
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9:14 a.m., April 21, 2009--No amount of academic education beats being prepared for the unexpected, Michael Bass, a University of Delaware alumnus and executive vice president and chief operating officer of La Dove Inc., said at UD on Friday, April 17.
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8:47 a.m., April 21, 2009--The 73rd Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention -- the oldest meeting of its kind in the United States -- was held Saturday, April 18, at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and a record 19 University of Delaware students and faculty attended.
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3:21 p.m., April 20, 2009--Arctic explorers of Earth -- and Mars -- were presented national medals on April 15 at the University of Delaware during the awards ceremony of the American Geographical Society (AGS) (http://www.amergeog.org/default.asp), the oldest nationwide geographical organization in the United States, founded in 1851.
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2 p.m., April 17, 2009--Faculty and students interested in applying for Fulbright grants for 2010-2011 are invited to attend information sessions with a representative from Fulbright on Tuesday, April 21.
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12:48 p.m., April 17, 2009--With planting season fast approaching, homeowners and others with an interest in coastal landscaping are invited to a free educational workshop on the importance of sand dunes in Delaware, management and maintenance of dunes, control of invasive species, benefits of using native plants, and challenges of landscaping at the coast.
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12:34 p.m., April 17, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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9:37 a.m., April 17, 2009--Two University of Delaware students -- Aleksey Dvorzhinskiy, a junior biological sciences major, and Marco Bedolla, a junior chemical engineering major in the Honors Program -- have been awarded 2009-10 academic year scholarships by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
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9:34 a.m., April 17, 2009--University of Delaware professor Sharron Lennon is one of the world's foremost experts on human behavior and dress. She has studied consumer behavior and the relationship between appearance and social perception for nearly 30 years.
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9:31 a.m., April 17, 2009--Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor, writer and internationally respected authority on Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemings, will deliver the University of Delaware Department of History's William Watson Harrington Lecture at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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7:57 a.m., April 17, 2009--For those who tweet, UDaily news and information is now available via Twitter.
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4:30 p.m., April 16, 2009--Dozens of students and Newark residents got a glimpse of the mobile production facilities inside the C-SPAN Civics Bus when the 45-foot mobile production studio opened for public tours outside the Trabant University Center on Wednesday, April 15.
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1:05 p.m., April 16, 2009--News anchor Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and contributor to CBS's 60 Minutes, came to the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center on Wednesday, April 15, to talk about his experiences as a television reporter.
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10:36 a.m., April 16, 2009--"BusinessWeek" has selected the best cities for business start-ups in each of the 50 states, with Newark named the best in Delaware, in part because of proximity to the knowledge-based resources of the University of Delaware.
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8:50 a.m., April 16, 2009--Two University of Delaware researchers are co-authors on a paper published this week in "Science" that sheds new light on how animals fly. Assistant Professor Xinyan Deng and graduate student Bo Cheng, both in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, collaborated with Tyson Hedrick, a biology professor at the University of North Carolina, on the work, which has implications for both the natural and engineered worlds.
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8:35 a.m., April 16, 2009--For the second year in a row, a team of students from the University of Delaware has placed in the top category of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). Jeff Bosco and Zack Ulissi, both seniors in chemical engineering, and Bob Liu, also a senior, were members of the UD team receiving an "Outstanding" designation for their solution.
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3:02 p.m., April 15, 2009--MAX CMAA, a strategic alliance to promote regional educational opportunities, will hold its inaugural conference on Monday, April 20, at the Marriott Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware and the Exelon Trading Center in Purnell Hall.
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2:09 p.m., April 15, 2009--Members of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees spent Wednesday, April 8, becoming better acquainted with facilities and programs in Southern Delaware. They also were briefed on the University's initiative to expand programming in Southern Delaware.
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11:15 a.m., April 15, 2009--National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week will be celebrated from April 19-25. The motto this year is "Laboratory Professionals Get Results."
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10:58 a.m., April 15, 2009--The University of Delaware Spring Career Fair, sponsored by the Bank of America Career Services Center, will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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9:41 a.m., April 15, 2009--For all those alumni and friends who've been thinking about attending the University of Delaware's inaugural Forum & Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, now is the time to act. "Early Hen" discounts for the celebration are in effect only until April 30.
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4:22 p.m., April 14, 2009--Graduate students at the University of Delaware will volunteer their time and effort to a number of worthwhile causes in the Newark community in the coming weeks. If you haven't already signed up, there's still time to participate in the activities listed below.
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2:21 p.m., April 14, 2009--This weekend, the Delaware Field House at the University of Delaware will be filled with engineers rather than athletes as UD's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) hosts the Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition.
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1:12 p.m., April 14, 2009--Emergency and Disaster Awareness Day, an open house during which members of the campus community can learn how to be prepared for emergencies and disasters in Newark and beyond, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in Rooms 209 and 211 of the Trabant University Center.
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1:05 p.m., April 14, 2009--The semiannual University of Delaware General Faculty Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Room 104 of Gore Hall. All faculty are encouraged to attend.
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12:56 p.m., April 14, 2009--Two students in the University of Delaware's College of Engineering have received Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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12:52 p.m., April 14, 2009--Bay Buchanan, U.S. treasurer during the Reagan administration, will discuss the current economic crisis facing the nation at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in Room 109 of the Willard Hall Education Building.
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11:28 a.m., April 14, 2009--An important question on the minds of journalists across the country is this -- are newspapers kaput?
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10:35 a.m., April 13, 2009--Is your graduate adviser knowledgeable about University of Delaware policies and procedures? What academic resources and student services are needed that are not available? Do you feel a sense of belonging to a graduate student community at UD?
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4:19 p.m., April 9, 2009--John Fischer Burns, the London bureau chief for "The New York Times" and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, spoke on the topic "Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan" during a University of Delaware Global Agenda series presentation Wednesday, April 8, in Mitchell Hall.
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4 p.m., April 9, 2009--The University of Delaware President's Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, "Creating the Systems to Drive Innovation and Entrepreneurship," is set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, April 24, at John M. Clayton Hall on the UD campus in Newark.
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2:41 p.m., April 9, 2009--Sara Chehab, a native of Lebanon, didn't expect Americans to be "so welcoming, friendly, and generous."
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2:02 p.m., April 9, 2009--D. James Baker, director of the Global Carbon Measurement Program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will speak at noon, Thursday, April 16, in the Perkins Student Center Gallery as part of the University of Delaware's Energy and Environmental Policy Colloquium.
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11:28 a.m., April 9, 2009--Dr. Barbara Alving, director of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, will be a featured speaker at a Symposium on Clinical and Translational Science, scheduled Wednesday, May 6, at the University of Delaware.
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10:44 a.m., April 9, 2009--Peter Smith, senior research scientist at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission, will highlight the novel spacecraft's discoveries in the "The Journey of the Phoenix," a public lecture on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware's Roselle Center for the Arts.
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8:57 a.m., April 9, 2009--Jennifer Armiger, doctoral candidate and Hagley Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Delaware, has been so successful in securing fellowships to support her doctoral research that some people think she has had "some kind of secret knowledge."
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8:06 a.m., April 9, 2009--The current economic crisis could have been avoided if borrowers were more informed about the financial choices they make, Ric Struthers, president of Bank of America Global Card Services, said at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, April 7.
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3:16 p.m., April 8, 2009--Podcasts of the "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference, held March 24 in Clayton Hall, are now available at [www.udel.edu/podcast/].
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1:39 p.m., April 8, 2009--Four alumni of the University of Delaware's College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy have been named winners of the 2009 CHEP Outstanding Alumni Award. They represent diverse areas of public service including state government, education, scholarship and service to those with special needs.
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2:57 p.m., April 7, 2009--Jeremy Isenberg, senior principal with AECOM and member of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the fourth annual Arnold D. Kerr Lecture in Engineering Mechanics on Tuesday, May 5, at 4 p.m., in the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall. The lecture, "Protective Design-30 Years of Evolution," will be preceded by a reception in the DuPont Hall lobby at 3:30.
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2:53 p.m., April 7, 2009--William C. Roselle will share "A Moving Experience" as part of the University of Delaware Geography Department's weekly seminar series on Friday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m., in Room 127 Memorial Hall.
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1:07 p.m., April 7, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Art History and the Department of Art Conservation are presenting a two-day joint seminar, "Art Historians and Conservators in Collaboration," Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7. The seminar is open to the public.
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12:50 p.m., April 7, 2009--More than 80 undergraduate scholars from the 12 CAA schools - including 10 from the University of Delaware -- presented their work during the Colonial Academic Alliance's annual Undergraduate Research Conference held April 4-5 at Towson University.
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11:33 a.m., April 7, 2009--The Learning Management System Committee, a 33-member University-wide committee that is helping to shape the use of Sakai at UD, held its spring luncheon meeting March 26 in the Trabant University Center.
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9:14 a.m., April 7, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office announces the following new limited submission funding opportunity. Detailed information and the four-step procedure for submitting a proposal are available on the UD Research Web site.
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9:06 a.m., April 7, 2009--Judith T. Krauthamer has been appointed executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (MACOORA).
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4:22 p.m., April 6, 2009--Willis Kirk has been presented the 2009 George M. Worrilow Award for service to agriculture.
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3:13 p.m., April 6, 2009--The American Geographical Society's awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15, at the University of Delaware will honor past and present polar explorers - of this planet and of Mars. Additional programming is planned April 16 and April 17.
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11:21 a.m., April 6, 2009--William Rivers, a University of Delaware student who will graduate in 2010 with an Honors Degree with Distinction in international relations with a concentration in U.S. foreign policy, has been named a 2009 Truman Scholar.
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11:18 a.m., April 6, 2009--The University of Delaware's Bank of America Career Services Center will hold two career fairs with a focus on positions in education on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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11:12 a.m., April 6, 2009--"Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience," edited by Leland Ware, Louis L. Redding Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Delaware, and Robert Hayman, professor of law at Widener University, is an overview of desegregation since "Brown v. Board of Education," focusing on Delaware as a microcosm reflecting the national scene and also looking at events across the country.
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8:38 a.m., April 6, 2009--John Fisher Burns, who covers international issues as the London bureau chief for "The New York Times," will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in Mitchell Hall as the Global Agenda 2009 series continues.
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3:45 p.m., April 3, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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1:41 p.m., April 3, 2009--Marsha Dickson, professor and chairperson of the University of Delaware's Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, was recently named chair of the Fair Labor Association's monitoring committee.
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9:43 a.m., April 3, 2009--As the University begins its transition to Responsibility-Based Budgeting (RBB), Carol Rylee, budget director, and Chris Hudson, RBB coordinator, will be offering information sessions designed specifically for non-College units. These sessions will give employees information about the changes that will be occurring based on the new budgeting system.
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8:33 a.m., April 3, 2009--Delaware Voices Family to Family Health Information Center will present a workshop, "Medicaid Benefits for Children," from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark.
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8:19 a.m., April 3, 2009--Registration for the 2009 Summer Faculty Institute -- the premiere event for faculty who want an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work on their technical skills and address their classroom and online instruction needs -- is open until midnight Wednesday, April 15.
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3:28 p.m., April 2, 2009--The University of Delaware is accepting entries for a special contest on the theme "What Does Sustainability Mean to You?" and has extended the deadline to April 13.
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9:21 a.m., April 16, 2009--The University of Delaware will honor graduating seniors of African descent at the annual Kente Stole Ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, May 29, in Clayton Hall. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. before the ceremony.
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7:55 a.m., April 2, 2009--The University of Delaware has published a new magazine, "Southern UDelaware," which is designed to highlight the University's programs and services offered to residents of Kent and Sussex counties.
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3:01 p.m., April 1, 2009--In his second University of Delaware appearance in two weeks, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter described the challenges and opportunities of managing a major city in the midst of a national and international financial crisis.
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11:48 a.m., April 1, 2009--Simon Condliffe of the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research gave a presentation titled "Economic Impact on Delaware's Economy: The Biopharmaceutical and Related Sectors" at the launch of the We Work For Health (WWFH) initiative at Christiana Care's Wilmington Hospital Conference Center on Tuesday, March 30.
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11:30 a.m., April 1, 2009--Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, will talk about "The Economic Outlook" during the University of Delaware's annual Hutchinson Lecture in macroeconomics at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in 115 Purnell Hall, on UD's Newark campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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10:05 a.m., April 1, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Art will sponsor a lecture on the Museum of Modern Art exhibition "Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in Room 130 Smith Hall.
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9:30 a.m., April 1, 2009--It's called the "Monty Hall problem." In this classic mathematical brainteaser, a game show host offers a contestant a choice of one of three doors. Behind one of the doors is a new car. Behind the other two are goats.
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10:04 a.m., May 27, 2009--The University of Delaware Library is presenting two workshops on research funding during the 2009 summer sessions.
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3:01 p.m., May 26, 2009--The first University of Delaware Leadership Award, honoring an exceptional leadership major who has exhibited great promise and service to the community, has been presented to sophomore Gillian Looney.
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1:55 p.m., May 26, 2009--One of the hallmarks of successful curators and scholars is sharing their research, interest and enthusiasm about their specialty with the public.
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1:51 p.m., May 26, 2009--Graduate students in the University of Delaware's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) have produced the first volume of New Visions for Public Affairs, an online journal that features exceptional student writing and professional-level research.
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1:08 p.m., May 26, 2009--A team of faculty members from the University of Delaware College of Engineering recently spent several days in Bogota, Colombia, where they met with presidents, deans, and department heads to forge new collaborations with their institutions.
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1 p.m., May 26, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces that its Interlibrary Loan service has sent materials to 49 states during the 2008-2009 academic year, with North Dakota the only state not sent any loans or articles.
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12:05 p.m., May 22, 2009--A documentary prepared by UD students about the history of the Chrysler Corp. plant in Newark may now be viewed online. (www/udel.edu/global/documentary/leftbehind)
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12:02 p.m., May 22, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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11:59 a.m., May 22, 2009--The University of Delaware chapter of Engineers Without Borders (UD-EWB) has been awarded a prestigious Outstanding Commitment Award from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The award carries with it a $10,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to assist with UD-EWB's solar water pumping project in a rural village in Cameroon.
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8:55 a.m., May 22, 2009--Alyssa Crawford, a senior completing her bachelor's degree in fine arts at the University of Delaware, has received a second place prize in the first-ever Society of Publications Designers' student photo competition for a photo she took of an iceberg in Antarctica while on a UD study abroad trip during Winter Session 2008.
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8:52 a.m., May 22, 2009--In many countries worldwide, the consumption of seed sprouts has increased in recent decades with the shift of consumer preference towards more healthful food options. Since consumers insist on eating their sprouts raw, scientists must find an alternative method to inactivate bacteria that might contaminate them.
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2:06 p.m., May 21, 2009--University of Delaware researchers in Sweden have launched a giant balloon taller than a football field that is now flying at the edge of space to collect data on cosmic rays -- the most super-charged particles in the universe. You can follow the flight's path at http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/sweden/sweden.htm
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2:03 p.m., May 21, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office (http://www.udel.edu/research) announces the following new limited submission funding opportunity. Detailed information and the four-step procedure for submitting a proposal are available online (http://www.udel.edu/research/preparing/limitedsubmission.html).
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1:28 p.m., May 21, 2009--Jon B. Alterman, who directs the Middle East program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think-tank, gave a talk titled "Fueling the Flames: The Politics of Oil" on Wednesday, May 20, in Mitchell Hall.
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1:23 p.m., May 21, 2009--The University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering has chosen five individuals as Distinguished Career Alumni for 2009: E. Fenton Carey ('67, '70M), John W. Gillespie Jr. ('76, '78M, '85Ph.D.), E. Douglas Huggard ('55, '61M), James Laser ('69), and Eric Svendsen ('71).
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10:01 a.m., May 21, 2009--An international group of 75 scientists gathered May 14-16 at the University of Delaware for a meeting focused on the ecology of viruses in aquatic and terrestrial environments, from the deepest part of the ocean to the soils of Delaware.
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4:26 p.m., May 20, 2009--Timothy McKinnon would cross an ocean, wade through a jungle, and climb a mountain to save an endangered language. In fact, that's what the University of Delaware doctoral student is doing on Sumatra, the largest island in Indonesia.
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1:35 p.m., May 20, 2009--Pamela Cook, professor of mathematics with a secondary appointment in chemical engineering and associate dean of the College of Engineering, received the E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women's Equity at a luncheon on May 19.
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10:37 a.m., May 20, 2009--It's a pleasant problem to have so many accolades they cannot all fit into one speech. On May 13, Tom Apple, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, faced that sunny squeeze with his State of the College remarks.
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8:06 a.m., May 20, 2009--Sweet potato houses may not be the first attraction a typical Delaware tourist has on their itinerary to visit, but David Ames, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Historic and Architecture and Design, has a strong hunch that is about to change. And heritage tourism is the reason why.
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4:25 p.m., May 19, 2009--The University of Delaware Engineering Alumni Association recognized three former students with Outstanding Alumni Awards on Honors Day, May 8: Steven H. McKnight, who earned his Ph.D. in materials science in 1995; E. Alan Uebler, who earned master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering in 1964 and 1966, respectively; and Sean X. Wang who earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1992.
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4:08 p.m., May 19, 2009--Twelve new participants in the second class of LEADelaware met for the first time as a group for a three-day session, May 13-15, and immediately began building their leadership skills by climbing ladders, framing walls and raising roofs to help build a Habitat for Humanity residence near Seaford.
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11:57 a.m., May 19, 2009--Rakesh Jain, who earned master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware in 1974 and 1976, respectively, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at the organization's 146th annual meeting in April.
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11:15 a.m., May 19, 2009--University of Delaware School of Education faculty Elizabeth Nash Farley-Ripple, Amanda Jansen and Douglas Archbald recently received honors for their publications from the American Educational Research Foundation (AERA).
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7:57 a.m., May 19, 2009--Six University of Delaware students and recent alumni have received 2009 Fulbright Scholarships for research in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
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2:37 p.m., May 18, 2009--The Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER) at the University of Delaware held its annual biomechanics research symposium on May 15. The event, attended by more than 70 faculty and students, featured student presentations, a poster session, and a keynote address by Irving M. Shapiro, professor at Thomas Jefferson University.
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11:53 a.m., May 18, 2009--Jon B. Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will speak on the topic "Fueling the Flames: The Politics of Oil" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at Mitchell Hall.
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10:29 a.m., May 18, 2009--E. Fidelma Boyd, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware, has received a five-year, $800,000 grant through the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award program to study pathogenic strains of microbes within the genus "Vibrio".
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9:36 a.m., May 18, 2009--A paper authored by Richard Wool, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, has been listed as one of the top three accessed of 2008 in "Soft Matter", one of several journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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9:09 a.m., May 18, 2009--"Coastal Groundwater: Our Hidden Resource" will be the first event in a new University of Delaware seminar series, the Focus on the Delaware Coast series, which will highlight coastal resource issues in Delaware.
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8:31 a.m., May 18, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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3:55 p.m., May 15, 2009--In a first-ever campus-wide international travel grant program for graduate students, the University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education has awarded more than $100,000 to 29 master's and doctoral students for research and scholarship activities in 17 countries.
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3:24 p.m., May 15, 2009--The Whole Earth Telescope (WET), a worldwide network of observatories coordinated by the University of Delaware, is synchronizing its lenses to provide round-the-clock coverage of a cooling star. As the star dims in the twilight of its life, scientists hope it will shed light on the workings of our own planet and other mysteries of the galaxy.
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9:46 a.m., May 15, 2009--The University of Delaware's Madeline Lambrecht, director of the Division of Special Programs and professor in the School of Nursing, was selected as a Delaware finalist for the 2009 Jefferson Award for Public Service.
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9:35 a.m., May 15, 2009--For former McNair Scholar Judith Morgan, being a doctoral candidate in the University of Delaware's Department of Psychology provides a unique opportunity to work with preschool children while contributing to the body of research concerning childhood emotional development.
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5:38 p.m., May 14, 2009--Dan Rich's tenure as University provost was saluted by colleagues present and past and with special honors, including a Medal of Distinction and an endowed chair, at a reception held May 12 in Clayton Hall.
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3:12 p.m., May 14, 2009--Conor Keenan, a first-year Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, has been awarded the 2009 George W. Laird Merit Fellowship. The objective of the fellowship is to "encourage the recipient to become engaged in a broadening intellectual pursuit which may or may not be of direct application to the recipient's chosen field of study."
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3:06 p.m., May 14, 2009--J. Rachel McCulley, a sophomore majoring in human services, with minors in disabilities studies and political science, has received the first Swank Human Services Disabilities Scholarship at the University of Delaware.
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2:14 p.m., May 14, 2009--The key words in Mona Danner's talk to approximately 70 University of Delaware women graduate students were "negotiate," "ask" and "money."
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11:56 a.m., May 14, 2009--Robin Morgan (http://ag.udel.edu/anfs/faculty/Morgan.html), dean of the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (http://ag.udel.edu) and professor of molecular biology, was awarded the Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) (www.dpichicken.org) medal of achievement at its 53rd annual booster banquet in April.
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11:50 a.m., May 14, 2009--Researchers in the Exercise Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Delaware are studying the control of muscular force and movement at the most fundamental level of force control: a single motoneuron and the muscle fibers that it innervates, known collectively as a "motor unit".
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9:27 a.m., May 14, 2009--Stephanie Zimmerman, a senior nursing student, won an essay contest sponsored jointly by the University of Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Alliance for Health Care Reform. The contest was an outgrowth of an Academy course, Health Care & Society, taught by Hans Franke and Branch Heller.
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9:14 a.m., May 14, 2009--The University of Delaware will host a meeting of 75 national and international scientists on the topic of viral ecology from Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16.
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3:51 p.m., May 13, 2009--The University of Delaware's Board of Trustees approved a slate of new officers, preliminary work on a new science and engineering building and name changes for two colleges during its semiannual meeting held Tuesday, May 12, in the Trabant University Center.
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3:49 p.m., May 13, 2009--With more than 3,800 freshmen having accepted offers of admission, the Class of 2013 is poised to be the largest in the history of the University of Delaware.
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11:39 a.m., May 13, 2009--The University of Delaware has signed memorandums of understanding with two South Korean economic development organizations - the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) and the Asia Development Institute (ADI).
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9:29 a.m., May 13, 2009--Over the past few years, the world of education has changed significantly as more teaching combines traditional face-to-face classes with online opportunities. Web-based communication has exploded, in large part, by the emergence and increased popularity of social networking web sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
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8:05 a.m., May 13, 2009--The University of Delaware and Comcast have formed a groundbreaking partnership to co-produce "Comcast Local Edition," an original programming series offering a platform for open discussions on political and community issues most pertinent to Delaware.
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4:21 p.m., May 12, 2009--More than 75 members of the University of Delaware community cheered as alumna Rachel Jewett Ledbetter, '44AS, broke a bottle of faux champagne over the gondola of UD's new non-rigid airship at a dedication ceremony yesterday.
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3:05 p.m., May 12, 2009--Michael Gamel-McCormick has been named dean of the University of Delaware's College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP), Provost Dan Rich announced Tuesday, May 12. His appointment is effective July 1.
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3:04 p.m., May 12, 2009--Kathleen S. Matt, associate vice president for biomedical affairs and clinical partnerships at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the College of Health Sciences and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at the University of Delaware, Provost Dan Rich has announced. Her appointment is effective July 1.
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11:41 a.m., May 12, 2009--Lynnette Overby, University of Delaware professor of theatre, recently accepted the 2009 Honor Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
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8:06 a.m., May 11, 2009--Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy, is the 2009 recipient of the Francis Alison Faculty Award -- the University of Delaware's highest faculty honor.
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4:13 p.m., May 8, 2009--Nearly 250 graduating students were recognized for their academic achievements and hard work, as they were presented special medals at the University of Delaware Honors Program awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.
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1:18 p.m., May 8, 2009--The Town & Gown Committee and the city of Newark recognized 27 University of Delaware students for volunteer service to the community during a ceremony held Monday evening, May 4, in the Perkins Student Center.
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11:39 a.m., May 8, 2009--Eight University of Delaware faculty members received awards in recognition of their outstanding work in teaching and advising during the Honors Day celebration Friday, May 8. Two teaching assistants also received awards for excellence.
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11:35 a.m., May 8, 2009--The University of Delaware Alumni Association has selected Teagan Gregory and Cassandra (Casey) Patriarco as the recipients of the Alexander J. Taylor Sr. and Emalea Pusey Warner awards recognizing the outstanding man and woman, respectively, in the 2009 graduating class.
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8:35 a.m., May 8, 2009--A book belonging to the University of Delaware Library, "Galileo Galilei," "La operazione dell compass geometric, et militareÉ" (Padua, 1640), has been loaned from the Special Collections Department to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia for the exhibition Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy, which runs through Sept. 7.
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7:36 a.m., May 8, 2009--Kathryn Teixeira, a senior majoring in biological sciences at the University of Delaware, presented her cancer research to members of Congress on May 5 in Washington, D.C., as a participant in the 2009 Posters on the Hill, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
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3:20 p.m., May 7, 2009--Annette Gordon-Reed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who was scheduled to deliver a lecture Thursday night at the University of Delaware, will be featured in the Department of History's spring colloquium at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, in the conference room of John Munroe Hall.
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2:04 p.m., May 7, 2009--Frank S. Bates, Regents Professor and head of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the Kurt Wohl Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m., Friday, May 15, in 102/103 Colburn Laboratory.
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8:17 a.m., May 7, 2009--First Book has received a $1,500 donation to help with its mission to give disadvantaged kids their first book from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a nonprofit organization that recognizes and engages high-achieving college students at 235 universities, including the University of Delaware.
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8:05 a.m., May 7, 2009--Billy So, professor of history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will present a lecture on "Urban Cultures in Republican Beijing from a Historical GIS Perspective" at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Room 108 Memorial Hall.
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2:55 p.m., May 6, 2009--Jeremy Isenberg, senior principal with AECOM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, delivered the fourth annual Arnold D. Kerr Lecture in Engineering Mechanics to a crowd of about 250 in the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall on Tuesday.
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2:22 p.m., May 6, 2009--Dr. Barbara Alving, director of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, shared her views on the agency's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) at a symposium at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, May 6.
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2:07 p.m., May 6, 2009--Monkey communication expert Robert Seyfarth began his lecture on May 5, the kick-off of the University of Delaware's Year of Darwin celebration, with a true story, documented in 1961, about a female baboon that herded goats in an African village.
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9:47 a.m., May 6, 2009--Peter J. Spiro of Temple University's Beasley School of Law delivered a keynote address to an audience of about 50 University of Delaware students, faculty and other interested individuals as part of the recent two-day conference on the "United States in the Global System," sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
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8:49 a.m., May 6, 2009--A large gathering was held in McDowell Hall on Tuesday, April 28, to honor Betty Paulanka, the recently retired dean of the College of Health Sciences, and to acknowledge what Steven Stanhope, the interim dean of the college, referred to as the "Paulanka legacy."
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8:31 a.m., May 6, 2009--While Brian Stone, assistant professor of music, has been directing orchestral ensembles and teaching classes at the University of Delaware, over the past year, he has also taken his teaching around the world, working with various ensembles and conducting them in concerts.
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8:23 a.m., May 6, 2009--Imagine an imaging system that would allow a surgeon to see an organ from all angles before making the first cut with a scalpel, or a law enforcement agent to determine not only the speed of a car as it races through a red light but also the number on the license plate.
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8:22 a.m., May 6, 2009--The University of Delaware Press has announced the publication of two landmark books in the field of art history -- "Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India" by Roberta Mayer and "Zinc Sculpture in America 1850-1950" by Carol A. Grissom.
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5:50 p.m., May 5, 2009--Photovoltaic power generation grew by 73 percent between 2007-08, making it the fastest growing source of alternative energy, Monica Oliphant, president of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), said upon her arrival in Delaware from Australia to attend the 2009 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit ceremony at the University of Delaware on Thursday, May 7.
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2:56 p.m., May 5, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office is offering UD research administrators free roundtrip bus transportation to the Society of Research Administrators' Delaware Valley Chapter Meeting on Monday, June 15, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Register for the bus at this Web site. (http://www.researchoffice.udel.edu/register/)
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2:04 p.m., May 5, 2009--A group of University of Delaware undergraduates who went on a Study Abroad trip to India in January came back determined to do more for the people they had met and to forge long-term links between UD and a community 8,000 miles away.
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8:18 a.m., May 5, 2009--The University of Delaware Science CafŽ continues on Wednesday, May 6, with a program by Janine Sherrier, associate professor of plant and soil sciences at UD, on "Life in the Underground: How Simple Soil Bacteria Protect Our Environment."
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8:11 a.m., May 5, 2009--Dion Vlachos has been named the Elisabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, effective March 1, 2009.
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8:09 a.m., May 5, 2009--Two faculty members in the University of Delaware's Department of Mathematical Sciences -- Ivar Stakgold, professor emeritus, and Pamela Cook, professor -- have been named fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
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2:25 p.m., May 4, 2009--Daniel Oristian, a recent master's graduate of the University of Delaware, has won the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools' Master's Thesis Award for his research which identified a potential new pathway involved in bone and connective tissue regrowth.
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12:45 p.m., May 1, 2009--For Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, the importance of etiquette is not so much knowing which fork to use but the way it serves as a civilizing influence governing how we treat one another.
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10:18 a.m., May 1, 2009--Hermann Scheer, a member of German Parliament, president of EUROSOLAR and chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy, will receive the 2009 Karl Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit during a ceremony to be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware.
June 2009
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5:18 p.m., June 30, 2009--A new Web site and new online forms have been developed to welcome new employees and smooth their transition to the University community, a process known as "onboarding."
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3:01 p.m., June 30, 2009--You might call it "math meets science," but the quantitative biology major offered at the University of Delaware actually represents a curricular innovation employing problem-based learning and a multidisciplinary collaboration.
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2:58 p.m., June 30, 2009--The University of Delaware's Learning Management System (LMS) Committee held its summer retreat June 16 at the Marriott Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware hotel on campus. The theme of the retreat was "Using Sakai to Engage Learners."
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1:44 p.m., June 30, 2009--The preschoolers at the University of Delaware's Early Learning Center (ELC) and the first- through eighth-graders in The College School (TCS) are contributing to the development of new knowledge that may help to solve the growing problem of childhood obesity in America.
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11:31 a.m., June 30, 2009--The Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant program dedicated to improving Delaware's environment and economy through research and education, held its annual meeting on June 10 at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
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11:02 a.m., June 30, 2009--Two professors in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware have received a four-year $1.84 million grant from the Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to develop mathematical models that will enable accurate prediction of the fate and transport of munitions constituents in soil.
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10:03 a.m., June 30, 2009--Effective June 24, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is part of the Office of the Vice President for Finance, reporting to Assistant Vice President Mona Adams.
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11:36 a.m., June 29, 2009--Early in June, almost 50 undergraduate students arrived at the University of Delaware's Center for Composite Materials (CCM), ready to spend the summer gaining valuable hands-on experience in the center's state-of-the-art composites fabrication, characterization, and testing facilities.
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11:31 a.m., June 29, 2009--The University of Delaware has become one of the 147 institutions eligible to nominate young faculty for the Searle Scholars Program, which makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.
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10:39 a.m., June 29, 2009--"It was a case of a chemist looking for a project and a project looking for a chemist," said Christina Cole, a University of Delaware doctoral student in preservation studies, whose research involves analyzing the dyes used in highly decorative and colorful quillwork by Native Americans.
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10:33 a.m., June 29, 2009--Deborah Bieler's Spring 2009 course on Women and Educational Reform was not just about doing the reading and writing papers; it also was about leaving their own imprint on local schools through hands-on team projects.
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9:53 a.m., June 29, 2009--Three University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) students, one former student, and Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Oceanography George Luther recently completed a research cruise to the South Pacific, returning with a greater understanding of the relationships between the chemistry of deep sea hydrothermal vents and the organisms living there.
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3:13 p.m., June 26, 2009--What are the implications of social networking to education? How can educators use social networks to engage the new generation of "public" students? The University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute's keynote session, "Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching and Learning," presented by Alec Couros of the University of Regina in Canada, provided some answers.
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2:01 p.m., June 26, 2009--The University of Delaware airship is featured in a new site on the UD Web. (http://sde.geog.udel.edu/rpa/index.html) The site features background information on the remotely piloted airship, which will be used as an environmental research and monitoring platform. The airship was funded by Rachel Ledbetter, a UD alumna, and dedicated in memory of her grandfather, Thomas Tustin Cloward.
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1:57 p.m., June 26, 2009--The University of Delaware's Richard Wool, professor of chemical engineering, will be a guest of host Ira Flatow on National Public Radio's "Science Friday" program on Friday, June 26.
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9:56 a.m., June 26, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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12:47 p.m., June 25, 2009--Longtime University of Delaware Director of Athletics Edgar N. Johnson, who will retire at the end of this month, received the prestigious UD Medal of Distinction as part of his retirement ceremony Wednesday, June 25 night at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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11:21 a.m., June 25, 2009--From 1620 to the beginning of the 19th century, persons with disabilities were kept at home by their families; and from 1800-1880 they were either institutionalized or at home, but still not out and about in society.
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11:19 a.m., June 25, 2009--At the fifth anniversary celebration of the University of Delaware's Early Learning Center on Tuesday, June 16, the center and its director, Peg Bradley, and associate director, Beth Inter, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. The award is given to recognize employers who support a strong National Guard and Reserve force.
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8:25 a.m., June 25, 2009--Baerbel Schumacher, program coordinator, and Deborah Detzel, assistant director of the University of Delaware's English Language Institute recently returned from teacher training conferences held near Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan, and Rabat, Morocco. The three in-country conferences successfully concluded a five-year comprehensive teacher training initiative referred to as Partnership for Teaching (P4T).
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4:14 p.m., June 23, 2009--Scientists at the University of Delaware say they have developed a new hydrogen storage method -- carbonized chicken feather fibers -- that can hold vast amounts of hydrogen, a promising but difficult to corral fuel source, and do it at a far lower cost than other hydrogen storage systems under consideration.
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1:38 p.m., June 23, 2009--Former University of Delaware professor of interior design Jeanne S. Rymer literally chaired an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For many years, Rymer's passion was collecting modern chairs. She had them throughout her house and established a small museum in the lower level of her home, which was open to the public by appointment and attracted many visitors, including her UD students.
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9:02 a.m., June 23, 2009--In its inaugural year, the Summer Institute in the agriculture and natural resource sciences sponsored by the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting six undergraduate students.
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2:31 p.m., June 19, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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8:53 a.m., June 19, 2009--Delaware's coastal resources -- treasures such as world-class beaches and communities rich with maritime heritage -- face challenges from climate change and growth.
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8:51 a.m., June 19, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:43 a.m., June 19, 2009--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as the federal stimulus package, was signed into law earlier this year and the University of Delaware launched a Web site to provide UD researchers with information and links to government Web sites and their grant and funding requirements.
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1:08 p.m., June 18, 2009--Five graduate students in the Department of Economics of the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics were honored on Thursday, June 11, for special achievement.
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12:53 p.m., June 18, 2009--For anyone who's intrigued by the ocean or interested in a marine science career, a free tour of the University of Delaware's marine research complex in Lewes, Del., is the perfect summer activity.
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11:17 a.m., June 18, 2009--University of Delaware communications professionals in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's Marine Public Education Office and the Office of Communications and Marketing won four first place awards -- and 12 awards overall -- in the 2009 communications contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.
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3:15 p.m., June 17, 2009--The U.S. Department of State has selected the University of Delaware to host the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Summer Institute in Shanghai, China.
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2:18 p.m., June 15, 2009--Through a grant from the Department of Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, a University of Delaware research group led by Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy, has acquired a new Dell teraflop supercomputer cluster that they have named "kolos." Prof. Szalewicz answers some questions for UDaily about this powerful new research tool.
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11:01 a.m., June 11, 2009--What does it mean for a clothing or footwear company to be environmentally sustainable? What specific policies can apparel retailers and brands implement, and how does pursuing environmental sustainability impact a company's bottom line?
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11:07 a.m., June 3, 2009--Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered a new reason why the tall, tasseled reed Phragmites australis is one of the most invasive plants in the United States.
July 2009
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2:39 p.m., July 31, 2009--What would happen if a train derailed in Newark? What if the train was carrying toxic chemicals? And everyone within a mile radius needed to evacuate?
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2:01 p.m., July 31, 2009--The University of Delaware and Wilmington University have been selected to jointly host a cyber camp for high school students and college undergraduates next summer. The cyber camp is part of the new U.S. Cyber Challenge, designed to identify and nurture America's top young people destined for careers in cyber security.
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10:21 a.m., July 31, 2009--A list of students who made UD's Dean's List for the 2009 spring semester is now posted online. (www.pr.udel.edu/fmi/xsl/deanslist/index.xsl). Named to the Dean's List are full-time students with grade point averages of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester, with no temporary grades as of June 16. The list is searchable by last name, ZIP code, college and major.
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9:59 a.m., July 31, 2009--The Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware will hold its annual summer research symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13. The event will be held in Room 106 of the Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory on Academy Street.
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9:18 a.m., July 31, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:37 a.m., July 30, 2009--The Education Resource Center at the University of Delaware will be hosting an appearance by award-winning children's author M.T. Anderson, whose upcoming book features Delaware like you have never imagined, on Monday, Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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4:22 p.m., July 29, 2009--Leaders in the developmental disabilities field met at the University of Delaware this summer to help assure the quality and commitment of the next generation of leaders for organizations serving people with developmental disabilities.
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10:21 a.m., July 29, 2009--The 2008 global financial crisis has generated more interest in studying economics among high school students throughout the U.S. and around the world, according to teachers studying for the University of Delaware master's degree in economics and entrepreneurship for educators, a program designed to strengthen the economic and entrepreneurial content of instruction at the primary and secondary school level.
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3:10 p.m., July 28, 2009--Joan Buttram, director, and Jonathon Rubright, graduate research assistant, of the Delaware Education Research and Development Center (DERDC) presented findings of their study, "Policies and Practices of Successful Delaware High Schools," at the July 16 meeting of the Delaware State Board of Education at the Townsend Building in Dover, Del.
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2:59 p.m., July 28, 2009--Each summer for the past five years, the University of Delaware has become the home away from home for groups of ice skaters from Italy, whose own ice facilities are closed for the season. The latest group is from Milan, and is led by figure skating coaches Franca Bianconi and Rosanna Murante.
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2:12 p.m., July 28, 2009--The University of Delaware has been named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2010 edition of The Princeton Review guidebook "The Best 371 Colleges," published this week.
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1:07 p.m., July 28, 2009--A special symposium celebrating the distinguished career and accomplishments of T.W. Fraser Russell, Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering, will be held Monday, Aug. 24, in Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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11:48 a.m., July 28, 2009--In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust, and ran without gasoline. Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almost all gone. What happened? Why should we be haunted by the ghost of the electric car?
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7:40 a.m., July 28, 2009--The summer edition of the University of Delaware Messenger magazine, featuring news from the campus-including research, athletics and a recap of Forum & Reunion Weekend festivities-and profiles of alumni, is available online at the newly redesigned Web site, www.udel.edu/udmessenger.
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9:48 a.m., July 27, 2009--Connor Armstrong applied to TIDE Camp, held July 6-18, because he wanted to get an in-depth look at Delaware Bay. By the end of the two-week camp, the high schooler said that's definitely what he got.
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9:31 a.m., July 27, 2009--The University of Delaware and Gamesa Corporaci—n Tecnol—gica have signed an agreement that could facilitate the installation of a utility-scale 2.0MW Gamesa wind turbine at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes next year. The agreement was reached in a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of UD and Gamesa, with a final accord anticipated in September.
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8:25 a.m., July 27, 2009--The 17th annual Undergraduate Research Program's Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences In View, which is set for Monday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 11, will showcase the research and creative work of 56 University of Delaware summer undergraduate research scholars from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Public Policy.
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8:23 a.m., July 27, 2009--On a muggy summer morning at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, about 25 visitors gather in the lobby of Cannon Lab, the campus' main building. Though dressed in summer attire -- shorts, tees, flip-flops, and sunglasses -- the group isn't assembling for a trip to cool off at the beach.
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11:30 a.m., July 24, 2009--Approximately 65 youths between the ages of eight and 17 took part in the Delaware 4-H Science Day on May 30. The students were able to expand their scientific horizons by learning to build Mars Rovers, looking at mystery soils, and looking at the sun through a telescope with a solar filter. At the end of the day, students also built and launched bottle rockets.
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9:02 a.m., July 24, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:32 a.m., July 24, 2009--The University of Delaware Library has acquired the papers of poet, memoirist, novelist, and painter Alan Kaufman who is associated with the Spoken Word movement and the exploration of Jewish identity through contemporary alternative culture.
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8:26 a.m., July 24, 2009--George Luther, Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Oceanography at the University of Delaware, had the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of geosciences between 1998 and 2008, according to an analysis of citation data completed by "Essential Science Indicators" (ESI).
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8:15 a.m., July 24, 2009--A policy brief written by a former University of Delaware graduate research assistant at the Delaware Education Research and Development Center (DERDC) has become hot literature in the Delaware House of Representatives.
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8:09 a.m., July 24, 2009--The Delaware Sea Grant College Program and the "Cape Gazette" newspaper are partnering to bring coastal news to southern Delaware. Each month this summer, "Cape Gazette" is publishing info graphics -- easy-to-read, eye-catching informational graphics on a variety of coastal topics produced by Delaware Sea Grant.
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8:38 a.m., July 23, 2009--Fifteen graduate and undergraduate students from 10 institutions in the United States, India, and Sweden are participating in the fifth National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Delaware. The program is hosted by UD's Disaster Research Center (DRC), the first social science research center in the world devoted to the study of disasters.
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8:33 a.m., July 23, 2009--Seven University of Delaware doctoral students from six disciplines participated in a new pilot program titled Putting Your Ph.D. to Work: Academic Career Preparation Summer Institute, co-sponsored by UD's Office of Graduate and Professional Education, the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and Career Services.
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1:41 p.m., July 22, 2009--Stephan Lehm, who earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of Delaware in 1972, has been named 2009 Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Delaware Section. Lehm is president of VanDemark & Lynch, Inc., a consulting civil engineering, land planning, and surveying firm serving the Mid-Atlantic region.
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11:16 a.m., July 22, 2009--Sign up to receive At Sea, the e-newsletter of the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. The July issue debuts July 22, and it is full of stories highlighting the work of researchers, staff, and students in Delaware and around the world.
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10:58 a.m., July 22, 2009--A new social network, UDSLED (University of Delaware Second Life EDucators), has been established on the social networking site, Ning. UDSLED is for everyone who has an interest in Second Life as an educational tool at UD and allows members to post comments, videos and photos.
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7:47 a.m., July 22, 2009--Patricia DeLeon, professor of biological sciences and member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Delaware, and two graduates, Jo Anne Deshon and Karen Fredricks, will be honored by President Barack Obama for excellence in science, math and engineering teaching and mentoring.
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1:32 p.m., July 21, 2009--Robert Stozek will retire as associate vice president for facilities effective Aug. 1 and Victor Costa will be named interim associate vice president, it was announced today by Scott Douglass, executive vice president.
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1 p.m., July 21, 2009--Astrophysicist Stefan Funk, assistant professor of physics at Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2009 Shakti P. Duggal Award.
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2:46 p.m., July 20, 2009--The University of Delaware has launched a new Web site concerning its partnership with the U.S. Army. The site was developed through UD's Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships.
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2:43 p.m., July 20, 2009--Children who live in orphanages or other institutions before international adoption often have problems paying attention, maintaining self control and developing bonds of trust with their new families, all of which require intervention in order to avoid major behavioral problems as they grow up, according to Mary Dozier, Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development at the University of Delaware.
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1:59 p.m., July 20, 2009--The path to job creation is through leading-edge science, according to Delaware's Congressional delegation, which announced $1.2 million in federal funding to the University of Delaware on Monday, July 20, at a press conference at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
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1:40 p.m., July 20, 2009--As a plant science major at the University of Delaware, Marcie Smith is accustomed to studying plant cells under a microscope. But this summer, she's taking a macro view of plant life, as she works to develop an issues book about "green infrastructure" in Sussex County.
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1:51 p.m., July 17, 2009--The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations is seeking nominees for the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement.
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10:16 a.m., July 17, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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10:03 a.m., July 17, 2009--Mathieu Plourde, project leader in IT-Client Support and Services at the University of Delaware, has been named a 2009 Sakai Fellow. He was one of only six people worldwide selected for the honor.
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8:17 a.m., July 17, 2009--Some 40 faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered in Brown Laboratory on July 13 to celebrate the University of Delaware's fourth consecutive grant from the Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Predoctoral Training Program, funded by the National Institutes of General Medicine. The current award totals $1.3 million over five years.
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3:48 p.m., July 16, 2009--Among the many momentous decisions that were made at the conclusion of the 145th session of the Delaware General Assembly, one was a "no-brainer."
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3:51 p.m., July 15, 2009--The University of Delaware's vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric car will travel to Atlantic City, N.J., for the unveiling of one of three electric car charging stations by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 16.
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9:30 a.m., July 15, 2009--A grant from the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is enabling 11 students from institutions throughout the country to spend the summer at the University of Delaware investigating energy-related issues.
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2:57 p.m., July 14, 2009--At the request of the American Automobile Association (AAA) national office in Washington, D.C., Julia O'Hanlon, assistant policy scientist at the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA), made a presentation based on research on older drivers in Delaware.
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2:52 p.m., July 14, 2009--More than 300 Delaware educators joined together to discuss "Developing Human Capital at the Building Level" during the seventh annual education Policy and Practice Institute held June 24 in Dover.
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2:38 p.m., July 14, 2009--The 11th annual Democracy Project Summer Institute for Teachers offers teachers a unique opportunity to engage with state and national leaders, and the first session was held last month with the second planned for mid-August. The program is sponsored by the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) and the Delaware Department of State, with support from the Delaware Heritage Commission.
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11:09 a.m., July 14, 2009--Thomas H. Epps, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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9:03 a.m., July 14, 2009--Sue McNeil, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, recently served on an ad hoc committee of experts appointed by the National Research Council (NRC) to identify and frame fundamental challenges in moving toward critical infrastructure systems that are physically, economically, and environmentally sustainable.
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8:52 a.m., July 14, 2009--As Sara Sabt worked in the University of Delaware's Garden for the Community, helping to raise food for families in need, she was thinking about how much her mother enjoys tending her own plants back home -- some 6,500 miles away in the Middle East.
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9:15 a.m., July 13, 2009--The ASPIRE program at the University of Delaware, directed by Melva Ware, a program director in the Delaware Center for Teacher Education, has developed component activities that are designed to encourage Delaware high school students to prepare to join the UD campus community.
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8:52 a.m., July 13, 2009--Lawrence White has been named vice president and general counsel for the University of Delaware, it was announced Monday by UD President Patrick Harker. White's appointment is effective July 13.
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12:50 p.m., July 10, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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12:39 p.m., July 10, 2009--Greg Black, a master's candidate in civil engineering at the University of Delaware, has spent the past two years studying seismic effects on woodframe buildings via computer models. On July 14, he will witness what is almost the real thing when a seven-story, 40- by 60-foot condominium building weighing almost a million pounds will be tested at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center in Miki City, Japan.
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9:21 a.m., July 10, 2009--Legislators in six European countries believe that the current worldwide economic downturn will last for roughly 20 more months, according to a recent survey conducted by Tibor T—th, an assistant policy scientist at the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) at the University of Delaware.
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4:48 p.m., July 9, 2009--UD Provost Tom Apple has announced three changes in the organization of the Office of the Provost.
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1:03 p.m., July 9, 2009--The University Registrar's Web site now includes links to a revised academic calendar for 2009-2010, as well as the preliminary academic calendar for 2010-2011.
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12:27 p.m., July 9, 2009--July 9 2009
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10 a.m., July 9, 2009--University of Delaware policy and federal law (45 CFR 46) require that all research involving living human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
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9:26 a.m., July 9, 2009--There has been a lot of talk about green energy and the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) is taking steps to make a land-based wind turbine on its Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., a reality.
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9:14 a.m., July 9, 2009--The annual summer intern program at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) is under way.
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12:19 p.m., July 8, 2009--The Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management (Joint-CRM), a partnership between the University of Delaware and China's Xiamen University, celebrates its first year with the release of an anniversary newsletter, which can be downloaded from the Joint-CRM Web site. (www.joint-crm.org).
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12:01 p.m., July 8, 2009--In order to achieve consistency in graduate tuition rates across programs and colleges at the University of Delaware, UD is implementing market-based tuition rates for all graduate students. This policy change, eliminating residency qualifications for calculating graduate tuition rates, was approved by the University's Board of Trustees in May and will be implemented beginning with the fall semester in the 2009-10 academic year.
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11:42 a.m., July 8, 2009--Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at the University of Delaware will rise by $760 for the 2009-10 academic year - bringing the annual in-state tuition cost to $8,540. Undergraduate students from outside Delaware will pay $1,980 more in annual tuition. Their tuition next year will be $22,240.
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10:42 a.m., July 8, 2009--A new study from the University of Delaware and Rochester Institute of Technology found that placing no controls on ships' sulfur emissions would result in approximately 87,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2012 alone. This number is an update on the estimate from a widely reported 2007 ship mortality study by the same research team, which estimated that shipping-related particulate matter emissions are responsible for approximately 60,000 cardiopulmonary and lung cancer deaths annually.
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6:22 p.m., July 7, 2009--Ten undergraduate students from schools across the country have joined the Nature InSpired Engineering (NISE) program at the University of Delaware this summer through a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The rising juniors and seniors will join a group of regional math and science teachers who are participating in the related NISE Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, which was launched at UD in 2008.
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11:53 a.m., July 7, 2009--Nominations are now being sought for the Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service, which recognizes the contributions of members of the University of Delaware community to the well-being of all Delawareans.
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3:52 p.m., July 9, 2009--The Research Office will host a semiannual campuswide training session at Clayton Hall on Monday, July 20. The offerings include the following topics and are open to faculty and administrators:
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3:28 p.m., July 6, 2009--Thomas K. Gaisser, UD's Martin A. Pomerantz Chair of Physics and Astronomy, has received Germany's Humboldt Research Award in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.
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3:40 p.m., July 2, 2009--Researchers from the University of Delaware and Christiana Care Health System are conducting a study for individuals with diabetes age 18 years and older. The research will test the effectiveness of a medication to improve nerve function.
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3:34 p.m., July 2, 2009--The National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, will present a "Workshop on Efficient Management and Utilization of Core Facilities" on July 14-15 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. The workshop also will be available as a videocast online.
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2:03 p.m., July 2, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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11:22 a.m., July 2, 2009--Since their arrival at the University of Delaware on Sunday, June 7, students in the Arts And Humanities Summer Institute (ASHI) have been busy getting to know each other and learning about some of the unique graduate degree programs UD offers.
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10:41 a.m., July 2, 2009--The following article by Provost Tom Apple appeared in the Wilmington News Journal on July 1, 2009.
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10:25 a.m., July 1, 2009--Nancy Targett has been a member of the University of Delaware faculty since 1984. In 2006, she became dean of the College of Marine Studies, which, with the addition of the Department of Geology, became the College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) that same year. Effective July 1, CMES becomes the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) (HYPERLINK: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu), which Targett will oversee. During a recent interview, she discussed the new college.
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9:51 a.m., July 1, 2009--Effective July 1, the University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies becomes the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) (HYPERLINK: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu). The change results from the alignment of UD's Department of Geography with the College of Marine and Earth Studies.
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9:41 a.m., July 1, 2009--As of July 1, the new names College of Education and Public Policy and College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment officially take effect.
August 2009
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1:16 p.m., Nov. 2, 2009--Former Secretary of State and Gen. Colin Powell will give a public lecture on the University of Delaware's Newark campus on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
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11:44 a.m., Aug. 27, 2009--Tommi Barrett-Greenly has always been fascinated by space exploration.
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8:18 a.m., Aug. 27, 2009--The University of Delaware will hold Graduate Student Convocation and a reception at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 1, in Mitchell Hall.
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8:08 a.m., Sept. 2, 2009--Sustainability at the University of Delaware is getting simpler with the implementation Sept. 1 of campus-wide Single Stream Recycling by the Facilities Department.
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2:33 p.m., Aug. 26, 2009--The University of Delaware has launched a national search for a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, it was announced Wednesday by Provost Tom Apple.
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10:12 a.m., Aug. 26, 2009--Tsu-Wei Chou, Pierre S. du Pont Chair of Engineering at the University of Delaware, presented one of three plenary lectures at the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), held from July 27-31, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Chou's talk addressed advances in the science and technology of carbon nanotube composites.
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7:56 a.m., Aug. 26, 2009--New Student Convocation, the opening event of the 2009-2010 academic year, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31, at the Bob Carpenter Center in the University of Delaware's athletic complex off South College Avenue.
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9:27 a.m., Aug. 25, 2009--This summer I am participating in an internship in archaeological conservation at the site of Kaman-Kalehoyuk in Kaman, Turkey. The excavation is run by the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan under the direction of Dr. Sachihiro Omura. The conservation, analytical, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany and osteology labs are housed in the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology, nearby the site. The site is a mound, or höyźk, that has been inhabited by many groups that have occupied central ancient Anatolia (Hittites, Phrygians) starting around the third millennium BCE, during the Early Bronze Age.
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9:16 a.m., Aug. 25, 2009--Ryan Curran, a University of Delaware student, recently bicycled across the United States to raise funds for and awareness about persons with disabilities.
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7:54 a.m., Aug. 25, 2009--The Delaware Small Business Development Center will host a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) training event on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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10:14 a.m., Aug. 24, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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8:57 a.m., Aug. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will present workshops during the 2009 Fall Semester focusing on video and film resources and services related to classroom instructional support and research.
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8:47 a.m., Aug. 24, 2009--Emily R Helmeid, a 2007 University of Delaware graduate, addressed the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris last month.
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4:16 p.m., Aug. 20, 2009--Bruce Hammonds (http://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/index.php?s=43&item=6827), former CEO of Bank of America, John Cochran (http://www.udel.edu/vp-sec/bio_officers.html), vice chairman of the University of Delaware's Board of Trustees and former CEO of MBNA America Bank, and Ken Boehl, former senior executive at MBNA, will present "The MBNA Story," the inaugural event in the Senior Executive Speaker Series, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in 105 Arsht Hall, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave., on the University of Delaware's Wilmington campus.
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2:51 p.m., Aug. 20, 2009--For farmers, agricultural researchers and policymakers in China, the challenge of the 21st century is to find ways to continue increasing the nation's food production to meet the demands of a growing population, while taking step to protect the environment.
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9:05 a.m., Aug. 20, 2009--A team of scientists that included Jennifer Mass, senior scientist at Winterthur Museum and Gardens and adjunct assistant professor of art conservation at the University of Delaware, have reported use of a new X-ray imaging technique to reveal for the first time in a century unprecedented details of a painting hidden beneath another painting by famed American illustrator N.C. Wyeth.
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9:03 a.m., Aug. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware is ranked 28th among the nation's top public universities in the 2010 edition of America's Best College by U.S. News Media Group. Last year, UD was ranked 30th in this category.
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7:59 a.m., Aug. 19, 2009--Eight undergraduates participated in the third annual Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in sustainable energy from solar hydrogen at the University of Delaware this year. SURE is one facet of a comprehensive interdisciplinary effort funded by the National Science Foundation through its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program.
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7:57 a.m., Aug. 19, 2009--Flowers and books were often linked in American literature throughout the 19th century, and a University of Delaware graduate student in English, Alison Klaum, is researching their use and role. Her dissertation is entitled "Pressing Flowers: Remembrance, Identity and Floral Culture in Late 18th and Early 19th Century America."
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1:51 p.m., Aug. 18, 2009--A research group led by Fouad Kiamilev, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, recently gave several presentations at DEFCON 17. The world's largest annual security conference, DEFCON attracts attendees from industry, government, and academia.
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11:01 a.m., Aug. 18, 2009--Delaware high school students are invited to share their thoughts on climate change by entering the 2009 Coast Day Video Contest. The contest, which is a new event for Coast Day, is open to any high school student in Delaware who is enrolled in 9th through 12th grade as of the 2009-10 academic year. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 11.
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8:31 a.m., Aug. 18, 2009--For the service learning scholars at the University of Delaware, classroom learning met community service this summer, and on Friday, Aug. 14, the students shared their findings and insights with community partners, faculty sponsors, parents, and friends at the Service Learning Scholars Symposium in the Trabant University Center.
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4:49 p.m., Aug. 17, 2009--Family and friends of the 2009 McNair Scholars gathered in Clayton Hall on Thursday, Aug. 13, to celebrate the accomplishments of McNair Scholars, both past and present.
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12:46 p.m., Aug. 17, 2009--Art conservation knows no borders, but coming from the Himalayas to the University of Delaware was a long journey for Utsha Gurung, an art conservator in Bhutan, a country lying between China and India. It was a special challenge since she had to leave her family, including her 18-month-old daughter, behind.
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4:24 p.m., Aug. 11, 2009--Three faculty in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences have been appointed to named professorships, effective Sept. 1. Patricia DeLeon has been appointed Trustees Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Joyce Hill Stoner has been named Edward R. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor in Material Culture, and Susan Strasser is the new Richards Chair of American History.
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11:34 a.m., Aug. 11, 2009--Filmmaker Chris Paine told an audience of more than 150 people at the University of Delaware on Sunday that electric cars are back from the dead, and this time they're here to stay. Writer and director of the 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?," Paine is now working on a sequel, "Revenge of the Electric Car," which will be released in 2011.
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11:28 a.m., Aug. 11, 2009--Rigorous. Demanding. Intense. Awesome. These are typical comments from participants in the 2009 University of Delaware Graduate Preparatory Summer Residential Program, who finished their four-week summer stint on the UD campus feeling better prepared not only for graduate school but for life.
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11:21 a.m., Aug. 11, 2009--"People are our greatest asset" is a much-quoted sentiment of CEO Ken Chenault, known for the structured leadership development systems he implemented at American Express. It's a principle garnering more than just lip-service in today's human resources field, which is being reshaped by the concepts of human capital management.
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3:49 p.m., Aug. 10, 2009--This summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities supported a seminar on "The Decadent 1890s: English Literary Culture and the Fin de SiŹcle," and two special guests came from the University of Delaware.
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12:37 p.m., Aug. 10, 2009--Delaware Bay serves as one of the most important shark nursery areas in the United States. Regular visitors to the bay include sandbar, smooth dogfish, and sand tiger sharks.
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10:38 a.m., Aug. 10, 2009--Some 50 mathematicians from across the country and around the world gathered at the University of Delaware from Aug. 7-9 for a conference held in honor of the 75th birthday of George C. Hsiao, the Carl Rees Professor of Mathematics at UD. Hsaio is internationally recognized for his pioneering contributions to the analysis of boundary integral equations (BIEs).
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10:14 a.m., Aug. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware's annual conference for graduate teaching assistants (TAs) is being held Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 24-26, at the Trabant University Center and Gore Hall, starting with a buffet luncheon with seating by disciplines.
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9:16 a.m., Aug. 5, 2009--David Farber, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Delaware through the 1970s and 1980s, is part of a team selected to receive the 2009 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award from the Internet Society.
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12:58 p.m., Aug. 4, 2009--The fifth annual University of Delaware Service-Learning Scholars Symposium will be held on Friday, Aug. 14, and will showcase the projects of 17 UD summer service-learning scholars.
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12:40 p.m., Aug. 4, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Computer and Information Sciences will hold its third Computer Science Research Day from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center.
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8:15 a.m., Aug. 4, 2009--The latest issue of FIBER, the online journal for the global fashion and apparel industry produced by the University of Delaware, focuses on India, a country where ancient artisanal textile production methods and traditional styles coexist with modern manufacturing and gleaming malls filled with Western fashions.
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8:01 a.m., Aug. 4, 2009--Best known for providing professional development for educators throughout Delaware, the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) also serves educators on the West Indies island of Tobago.
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7:53 a.m., Aug. 4, 2009--In a July 30 gathering, Wilmington Mayor James Baker met for nearly two hours with 13 scholars from eight Eurasian countries who spent four weeks sharpening their English skills at the University of Delaware's English Language Institute in preparation for graduate studies at several U.S. universities.
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3:33 p.m., Aug. 3, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces that "ABC: An Alphabet Exhibition" will be on view in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery of the Morris Library from Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Dec. 18.
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1:07 p.m., Aug. 3, 2009--What happens when a toddler or preschooler who is immobile due to physical disabilities suddenly gains mobility through the use of a robot-assisted power chair? Will other children and adults treat him differently now that he is mobile? Will he become more assertive? More vocal? More interactive?
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11:37 a.m., Aug. 3, 2009--An information session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, for the University of Delaware's certificate in financial planning. The information session will take place in 125 Alfred Lerner Hall on the University's Newark Campus at 6:30 p.m.
September 2009
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7:49 a.m., Sept. 30, 2009--The University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) is hosting the International Student Discussion Series "Enhancing Well-Being and Success in the U.S." on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Kirkwood Room on the second floor of the Perkins Student Center. The first session begins Wednesday, Sept. 30.
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3:10 p.m., Sept. 28, 2009--Harry Shipman, Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware, told the audience for his lecture, "Seeking New Planets," on Saturday evening, Sept. 26, that one of his purposes was to "stretch your minds."
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2:36 p.m., Sept. 28, 2009--The University of Delaware, in collaboration with Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Pa., has received a $4.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Christina River Basin as a new "Critical Zone Observatory" for researching questions relating to climate change.
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11:44 a.m., Sept. 28, 2009--Another week of the International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program (ICECP) at the University of Delaware has been completed, and the coaches had their hands full. Recent training saw the continuation of the educational curriculum, the presentation of each participant's ICECP project and preparations as participants got ready to head to their respective apprenticeship sites.
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8:28 a.m., Sept. 28, 2009--University of Delaware violinist Xiang Gao is a musical ambassador between his native China and his adopted country, using the international language of music to bring people together. "Music is a powerful tool to reach out and bridge cultural differences," Gao said.
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7:56 a.m., Sept. 28, 2009--On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Delaware will welcome Jim Kelly, an expert in the field of human capital who has an extensive background in education policy and research.
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3:44 p.m., Sept. 25, 2009--A celebration of a new University of Delaware Press book about African American art collector Paul Jones brought out friends and colleagues of the book's co-authors, as well as the subject of the book himself.
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10:14 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--University of Delaware faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer as Green Liaisons for their respective offices, units, departments or student groups.
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10:11 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--The University of Delaware's Office of Graduate and Professional Education is partnering with the Writing Program to offer a Dissertation Boot Camp on Jan. 11-22, 2010, for Ph.D. students who are writing their first dissertation chapters or who have found their writing progress stalled. Applications are due Nov. 1.
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10:11 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--Janusz Grzelak, professor of psychology at the University of Warsaw in Poland, delivered the inaugural talk in the Provost's Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture Series at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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10:09 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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10:08 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--Free bus shuttle service to and from Coast Day 2009 is being offered to University of Delaware students, employees, and members of their immediate families.
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10:06 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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8:31 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009--The University of Delaware invites applications from public and private U.S. colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations for research proposals under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach, under 22USC4501-4508, as amended. The deadline for proposals is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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4:12 p.m., Sept. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware has launched a new Environmental Portal, a central Web site that provides future and current students, faculty, staff and the public a chance to connect with the numerous environmentally focused programs offered by UD.
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2:03 p.m., Oct. 6, 2009--David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, will appear at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
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11:39 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware's Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships brought together personnel and resources from across UD to participate in the 2009 C4ISR Joint Symposium and Expo held in Atlantic City, N.J.
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9:39 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--Stephen O'Brien, chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute, will provide a fascinating look at the evolutionary history of mammals in "21st-Century Origins: Retracing Genomic Natural History Across Mammalian Radiations" on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4-5 p.m. in 101 Brown Laboratory.
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9:36 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--The College of Health Sciences will present "Seasonal Flu vs. Swine Flu: What You Need to Know" at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in Multipurpose Room C of the Trabant University Center.
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8:07 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces that the Archives of the Rockwood Museum have been received as a gift from New Castle County. At the same time, the Friends of Rockwood, a support group for the Museum, has established the John Sweeney Fellowship in the Library's Special Collections Department to assist in processing the Archives.
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8:04 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--Matthew Nelson, student coordinator of the approximately 200 Blue Hen Ambassadors who welcome prospective students and their families to the University of Delaware campus, is focused on public service. A senior majoring in political science with minors in history and legal studies, he has had two unusual opportunities to practice public service and apply what he has learned in the classroom and through his campus job to government internships.
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8:03 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009--Zoey Call, Ashley Martinez and Michelle Kennedy have been named the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Scholarship recipients for the 2009-10 academic year, it was announced recently by Veronica Rempusheski, Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science in the University of Delaware's School of Nursing.
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2:57 p.m., Sept. 22, 2009--With national concerns about the spread of H1N1 influenza, the top suggestion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to be "wash your hands."
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2:17 p.m., Sept. 22, 2009--Janusz Grzelak, professor of psychology at the University of Warsaw in Poland and an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, will be the inaugural speaker in the Provost's Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture Series at UD this fall.
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1:21 p.m., Sept. 22, 2009--The University of Delaware was a major player at a Monday, Sept. 21, event that marked the launch of the first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric cars made in Delaware and the signing of Senate Bill 153 by Gov. Jack A. Markell, which rewards owners of V2G technology for plugging in.
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11:51 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) has announced that Bill Sullivan, managing director of Marriott's Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware hotel on campus, has been selected its 2009 Renaissance Award winner.
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10:01 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009--University of Delaware alumnus Michael Kalmbach is a mover and shaker when it comes to supporting the arts in Wilmington. As founder and director of the New Wilmington Art Association (NWAA), he is being recognized for his efforts by being selected to receive the 2009 Christi Award for Outstanding Arts Advocacy from the Christina Cultural Arts Center at a ceremony Oct. 22 at the Baby Grand in Wilmington.
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9:44 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009--As part of three days of events leading up to the launch of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware, Thursday, Oct. 22, has been designated Student Environmental Sustainability Day.
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8:10 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009--Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello of the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club finished third in ice dance at the 2009 Junior Grand Prix held Sept. 9-13 in Torun, Poland.
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3:08 p.m., Sept. 18, 2009--University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to submit stories about successful sustainability efforts by individuals, departments or organizations.
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1:19 p.m., Sept. 18, 2009--Ten UD faculty have won grants from the University of Delaware Research Foundation for research ranging from the development of cutting-edge molecular techniques to thwart the influenza virus, to the design of a novel instrument for high-temperature measurements of surface friction that will aid the development of "extreme" lubricants for aircraft, spacecraft, wind turbines, and other mechanisms operating in challenging, remote environments.
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10:06 a.m., Sept. 18, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces the availability of a new database, the Roper Center iPOLL, on the Databases and Indexes to Articles section of the library Web. There is an alternate entry under Roper iPOLL. Clicking on either entry takes users to the Roper Center Web page.
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10:01 a.m., Sept. 18, 2009--Teachers in Delaware have new resources at their fingertips, as the University of Delaware's School of Education and the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) have teamed up to create instructional podcasts, helping teachers implement the nation's Response to Intervention initiative in their classrooms.
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10 a.m., Sept. 18, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:48 a.m., Sept. 18, 2009--The University of Delaware's Coast Day, now in its 33rd year, provides educational, fun, and family-friendly activities related to the ocean and coast. For the second year in a row, organizers have stepped up efforts to minimize the event's environmental impact as well.
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2:56 p.m., Sept. 17, 2009--Zhigang Suo, Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, has been selected to deliver the 2009 Nowinski Lecture at the University of Delaware on Friday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., in Room 106 of the Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory.
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1:23 p.m., Sept. 17, 2009--Mona Koerte, an assistant professor of German Jewish literature at the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism in Berlin, will present a special lecture from 4-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in Room 308 Gore Hall.
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11:51 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009--Editor's note: Deputy Provost Havidan Rodriguez sent a letter to all University faculty on Sept. 16, highlighting several important issues for faculty to consider in the event of a major outbreak of H1N1 on UD's campus. The letter is reprinted below.
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11:28 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009--UD Mart has a limited stockpile of personal protective equipment and supplies, such as N95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.
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10:21 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009--An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Delaware has received a two-year $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program.
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9:39 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009--John McNeill, professor of history at Georgetown University, will present a talk on the topic "Tumultuous Times: Environmental History Since 1890" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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9:16 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009--As part of three days of events leading up to the launch of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware, Thursday, Oct. 22, has been designated Student Environmental Sustainability Day.
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2:36 p.m., Sept. 16, 2009--The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that David Pong, professor of history and director of the East Asian Studies Program at the University of Delaware, has received a 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and to serve as a consultant for the reform of the higher education system.
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2:15 p.m., June 9, 2009--Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, but this nation of more than 17,000 islands is especially susceptible to the effects of climate change, including sea-level rise, increased flooding, and threats to food security and human health.
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11:33 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--University of Delaware researchers have won over $41 million in federal stimulus funds, to date, for leading-edge science, engineering, and technology projects with the potential to create jobs and foster long-term economic growth. The University has received the funds through competitive grants awarded by federal agencies as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), enacted by Congress in February.
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11:32 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware has published a new magazine -- "UD Research" -- showcasing the major initiatives, discoveries, inventions, and scholarship of UD faculty and students and the impacts of the University's growing research enterprise.
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11 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--The School of Nursing in the University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences has announced a fall research lecture series.
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9:54 a.m., Nov. 11, 2009--The University of Delaware's Chemical Hygiene Committee and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety are encouraging participation in an online survey to help improve the Chemical Hygiene and Laboratory Safety Program.
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9:44 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--John Sawyer, professor of business administration in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, has been appointed associate provost for professional education for a three-year term effective September 2009, it was announced recently by Debra Hess Norris, vice provost for graduate and professional education.
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9:41 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--Anette M. Karlsson has been named chairperson of the University of Delaware's Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009. She had served as interim chairperson since September 2008.
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8:23 a.m., Sept. 16, 2009--If you're ready for a truly cosmic experience, you won't want to miss the Vernon Public Lecture Series this fall at the University of Delaware.
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12:04 p.m., Sept. 15, 2009--An invention by a University of Delaware doctoral student can provide information about the biological and physiological characteristics of trees that will yield valuable information for forest scientists and ecologists.
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11:47 a.m., Sept. 15, 2009--The UD Research Office invites faculty to submit proposals to the annual programs of the General University Research (GUR) fund and the University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF). More information on each program is available here (http://www.udel.edu/research/preparing/funding.html).
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11:42 a.m., Sept. 15, 2009--University of Delaware President Patrick Harker will continue a series of "town hall" meetings in coming weeks, planning presentations to the seven colleges following his earlier meeting with administrative directors.
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9:33 a.m., Sept. 15, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will present four workshops on "RefWorks", a Web-based research management system provided by the library.
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4:34 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--Throughout the summer, the University of Delaware's Communicable Disease Working Group explored how a potential campus outbreak of H1N1 influenza could seriously impact teaching and learning, particularly for classes taught "live" in a classroom.
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3:51 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--In thoroughbred racing, speed is the name of the game. Jockeys have to meet strict weight requirements to participate in races and not impede the speed of their mounts. For example the weight limit for jockeys riding in the Kentucky Derby is 126 pounds. Some other tracks have limits down to even 107 pounds.
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3:37 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--Cihan Cobanoglu, University of Delaware associate professor of hospitality information technology and management information systems, received the John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHERIE) conference held in San Francisco in August.
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3:27 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--Kathleen Splane, the Kent County Cooperative Extension educator for family and consumer science, has been named the program leader for University of Delaware Cooperative Extension's Family and Consumer Science Team. In this role, Splane will coordinate family and consumer science programming statewide and serve as a liaison between national and state staff. She also will continue to serve as a Kent County educator.
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2:53 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware is working in cooperation with the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Solidarity department to offer the second edition of the International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program (ICECP).
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1:07 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware campus is a global community with students from all over the world coming here not only as undergraduate and graduate students but also to attend the University's highly respected English Language Institute (ELI).
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12 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware is becoming increasingly globalized, and many international students and visiting faculty are part of the UD campus community. In fact, more than one-fifth of the University's 1,338 entering graduate students this semester are from nearly three dozen countries other than the United States.
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9:14 a.m., Sept. 14, 2009--The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD) Project in the University's Center for Disabilities Studies is encouraging all Delawareans to participate in Get Ready Day (http://www.getreadyforflu.org/newsite.htm) on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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11:26 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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11:25 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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11:08 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009--A chemical reaction can occur in the blink of an eye.
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9:18 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009--A summer job is a rite of passage for most people, bringing with it that first taste of both adult independence and adult responsibility. For three young men with disabilities, a summer job with the University of Delaware grounds maintenance crew meant exactly the same thing.
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9:03 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009--Two information sessions on H1N1 influenza - one for students and the other for employees -- will be held during October on the Newark campus.
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9 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--The University of Delaware's 33rd annual Coast Day promises seafood fans, beach lovers, and anyone interested in the wonders of the sea an opportunity to connect with Delaware's marine and coastal resources. The free, family-friendly event will take place Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del.
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3:36 p.m., Sept. 10, 2009--A University of Delaware senior, Sergio Olaya, was among a group of private citizens invited to sit in the gallery during President Barack Obama's address on health care reform Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, to the Joint Session of Congress.
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2:41 p.m., Sept. 10, 2009--University of Delaware faculty and staff who are former Fulbright scholars are needed to serve on a panel to interview UD student Fulbright applicants during the first two weeks of October.
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2:18 p.m., Sept. 10, 2009--Arne Duncan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at a conference on "Vision 2015 and Delaware's Race to the Top," scheduled from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware's Newark campus.
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11:20 a.m., Sept. 10, 2009--The Academy of Lifelong Learning at the University of Delaware has received a grant of $100,000 from The Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco-based philanthropic organization that seeks to improve the quality of life through support for higher education and the arts.
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10:31 a.m., Sept. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware will receive $400,000 over the next four years to conduct research on the conversion of biomass to fuels through the National Science Foundation's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program.
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10:16 a.m., Sept. 10, 2009--University of Delaware faculty and staff are being provided a unique opportunity to participate in an interactive Web conference with colleagues on campus and across the country. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2009 Online Fall Focus Session, "Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments," will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Thursday, Sept. 24, with the UD event in Room 011 of Smith Hall.
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7:54 a.m., Sept. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will present four workshops during the 2009 Fall Semester focused on multimedia programs and resources available at the Student Multimedia Design Center.
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12:42 p.m., Sept. 9, 2009--The book "Three Cups of Tea" and the recent University of Delaware visit by its author, Greg Mortenson, will be the topic of presentations at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10, in Honors residence hall lounges.
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11:20 a.m., Sept. 9, 2009--"The Paris Letters of Thomas Eakins," edited by William Innes Homer, H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Delaware, casts new light on the life of the world-renowned American artist from Philadelphia.
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11:11 a.m., Sept. 9, 2009--Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, will deliver a University of Delaware Internal Cognitive Science Colloquium talk entitled "How Do Children Learn Words? A View from the Radical Middle" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in Room 102 of the Center for Composite Materials.
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11:03 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--The University of Delaware Women's Studies Program will sponsor a series on women and gender in international films through the fall semester.
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4 p.m., Sept. 8, 2009--New on the UD Web highlights new and refreshed pages on the University of Delaware Web site.
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2:45 p.m., Sept. 8, 2009--"I'm surprised he doesn't sleep with the latest issue of "Lego" magazine in his bed," says Zach's mother. Zach, a rising fifth grader, loved the Lego robotics at Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif. When he heard about the New Arc Academy, a summer day camp at the University of Delaware where the campers build and program Lego robots, he was, as they say, all over it.
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11:28 a.m., Sept. 8, 2009--Plants that live in the soil don't live alone -- a mere teaspoon of soil teems with an estimated billion microscopic organisms.
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11:24 a.m., Sept. 8, 2009--The University of Delaware's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) will induct new members during a ceremony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.
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3:25 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009--The University of Delaware Library has created an online "H1N1 Information Guide," (http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/hesc/resguide/h1n1.htm) which gathers a variety of resources focusing on H1N1 influenza.
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1:17 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009--A potential outbreak of H1N1 influenza on the campus could have serious impacts in the classroom.
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1:14 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009--Kristine Williams, associate professor of nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), will deliver a guest lecture to the University of Delaware community on the influence of communication on older adults with dementia as part of UD's Cross College Cluster in Aging Initiative (CCCAI). The talk will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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12:54 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009--When Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," wandered into the village of Korphe in Pakistan in 1993, at the end of a failed attempt to reach the summit of K2, the world's second highest mountain, he had no idea how much his future would be intertwined with the villagers who offered him rest and shelter.
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11:39 a.m., Sept. 4, 2009--The University of Delaware's Budget Office now reports to Vice President for Administration J.J. Davis, it was announced today by Executive Vice President Scott Douglass.
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9:37 a.m., Sept. 4, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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2:37 p.m., Sept. 2, 2009--University of Delaware President Patrick Harker invited the institution's newest graduate students to be part of a University committed to finding solutions to important issues at home and abroad.
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2:05 p.m., Sept. 2, 2009--"My first trip to Haiti was to deliver soccer equipment I had collected as an Eagle Scout project in my hometown of Ramsey, N.J. A family friend had told me how the Haitian children played soccer with a rock or coconut, so when I brought balls, jerseys and other equipment to a village, the children were thrilled, and I felt I had achieved something," said Matt Watters, a junior at the University of Delaware.
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10:54 a.m., Sept. 2, 2009--The University of Delaware's Black American Studies Program has announced its fall 2009 Brown Bag Series, which will open Monday, Sept. 14.
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8:42 a.m., Sept. 2, 2009--A presentation on "Newark Multimedia Mapping Project: Discovery Learning and Community Building" will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 127 Memorial Hall.
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1:31 p.m., Sept. 1, 2009--A Material Culture Studies fall colloquium series, "Interpreting Objects," will meet weekly from 1:25 to 2:15 p.m., Wednesdays, in Room 326B Alison Hall.
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12:04 p.m., Sept. 1, 2009--Five University of Delaware faculty members have received a $1,064,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on multiscale modeling of turbulent clouds on petascale computers. Two scientists from a collaborating institution, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), will receive a separate award of $300,000 for the same project.
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11:10 a.m., Sept. 1, 2009--The 3,800 members of the Class of 2013 were welcomed to the University of Delaware in ways both formal and fun during New Student Convocation, held Monday, Aug. 31, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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10:23 a.m., Sept. 1, 2009--The University of Delaware has announced a new Restaurant Affiliates Program, through which UD faculty and staff can find dining alternatives for business meals at Newark restaurants.
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8:39 a.m., Sept. 1, 2009--The University of Delaware Library Special Collections Department has acquired the Iron Hill Oral History Collection, a gift from the Delaware Academy of Science Iron Hill Museum.
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3:11 p.m., Oct. 29, 2009--Video of the speech delivered by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, at the conference on "Vision 2015 and Delaware's Race to the Top" (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/oct/vision102809.html) is now available online at the University's Podcast page (http://www.ums.udel.edu/podcast/).
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12:19 p.m., Oct. 29, 2009--Fashion students at the University of Delaware have received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help them create an adaptable and sustainable garment as an entry for the EPA's seventh annual P3 Award competition.
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9:26 a.m., Oct. 29, 2009--"Advancing Nursing: Developing Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice and Research" will be the topic of the fourth annual Nursing Research Conference planned 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at Christiana Hospital.
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8:48 a.m., Oct. 29, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences will close its 2009 Nobel Prize symposium with three presentations from 2-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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8:13 a.m., Oct. 29, 2009--Wendee Killmon was honored as the first recipient of the Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award for New Castle County, as county 4-H clubs held their annual Achievement Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 22. The dinner and awards ceremony were attended by nearly 150 4-H'ers and family members at the New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office in Newark.
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2:11 p.m., Oct. 28, 2009--U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said during a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the University of Delaware that he believes the current economic crisis is as good a time as any for leaders at the state and national levels to make long-term positive changes to America's educational system.
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1:24 p.m., Oct. 28, 2009--Out in the cosmos, there is really no such thing as "empty space." Much of space is actually "dark energy" -- a force that has overcome gravity and is pulling galaxies apart, expanding the universe.
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10:12 a.m., Oct. 28, 2009--PAIR Technologies, a start-up company established by University of Delaware researchers and a former DuPont scientist, is preparing to commercialize a high-precision detector -- a planar array infrared spectrograph -- that can identify biological and chemical agents in solids, liquids, and gases, in quantities as small as an atom, and in less than a second.
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10 a.m., Oct. 28, 2009--The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a University of Delaware researcher a $400,000 grant to study the fate and transport of hormones and antibiotics in runoff from agricultural watersheds.
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9:15 a.m., Oct. 28, 2009--A unique exchange program between the University of Delaware and National Taiwan University (NTU) is enabling engineering students from each institution to spend one or two semesters at the other campus.
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8:04 a.m., Oct. 28, 2009--Jack Tarburton, the Delaware and Maryland state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Agriculture Breakfast to be held Friday, Nov. 20, in Dover, Del.
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3:51 p.m., Oct. 27, 2009--The University of Delaware has won a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to lead a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research project to develop the next generation of high-performance permanent magnets.
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11:31 a.m., Oct. 27, 2009--The University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Delaware Division of the Arts, to support the production of next spring's classical concert at UD, "iMusic III -- Xiang Gao and Friends."
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3:40 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009--Three University of Delaware faculty members discussed the contributions of the 2009 Nobel Prize recipients in physiology or medicine, physics and peace during a symposium Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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12:32 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009--Two University of Delaware faculty -- Debra Hess Norris and Joyce Hill Stoner -- are among 60 of the world's leading conservators and cultural heritage and policy professionals, representing 35 countries, who will convene in Salzburg, Austria, from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, to explore global challenges related to cultural preservation and to develop an action plan for protecting irreplaceable treasures around the world.
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12:21 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009--Popular Science magazine has named University of Delaware alumnus Michael Strano one of the "Ten Young Geniuses Shaking Up Science Today."
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10:23 a.m., Oct. 26, 2009--Sue Snider, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension specialist for food and nutrition, was recently honored with the Joy G. Sparks Perpetual Lighthouse Award, the highest honor a UD Cooperative Extension employee can receive.
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9:09 a.m., Oct. 26, 2009--Edgar "Jack" Townsend, director of the University of Delaware's Bank of America Career Services Center, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.
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9:05 a.m., Oct. 26, 2009--On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Beverly Hall, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and the 2009 National Superintendent of the Year, will address Delaware's school leaders, policy makers, University of Delaware faculty, and students.
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3:12 p.m., Oct. 22, 2009--David Plouffe, a key leader in the 2008 Democratic campaign of President Barack Obama and a University of Delaware alumnus, reflected on his experiences on the campaign trail and shared some thoughts on the Obama presidency so far during a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 21, in front of students, faculty and community members at the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
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3 p.m., Oct. 22, 2009--The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) at the University of Delaware will be officially launched during a public ceremony in Mitchell Hall on Friday, Oct. 23.
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1:44 p.m., Oct. 22, 2009--Not a month goes by without a computer security breach being reported in the press.
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1:07 p.m., Oct. 22, 2009--A new exhibit, "A Glory to the State: The Origins of the University of Delaware," is now on display in the lobby of Hullihen Hall.
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11:47 a.m., Oct. 22, 2009--The University of Delaware marked National Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 21, with a series of workshops and a challenge by Provost Tom Apple to members of the campus community to help the University achieve its environmental initiatives.
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8:48 a.m., Oct. 22, 2009--After a long, crowded, expensive train ride home to New York State, University of Delaware student Francois Chaubard thought of an easier way. That's when he came up with the idea for BusBookie.com, an online demand-driven bus chartering business.
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8:42 a.m., Oct. 22, 2009--The University of Delaware's strategic plan, announced in May 2008, guides the strategies and actions of the colleges and units across UD.
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2:55 p.m., Oct. 21, 2009--The Research Institute for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is inviting proposals from two or more departments that are interested in creating an "integrated semester" experience for either undergraduate or graduate students to enhance cross-disciplinary programming, innovative teaching collaborations and engagement at the graduate level and in the undergraduate curriculum.
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2:53 p.m., Oct. 21, 2009--The Research Institute for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is inviting proposals from departments seeking either to host a distinguished visiting artist or scholar for a semester or to coordinate a series of shorter term visiting appointments.
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1:07 p.m., Oct. 21, 2009--The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) at the University of Delaware will be officially launched during a public ceremony in Mitchell Hall on Friday, Oct. 23.
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11:20 a.m., Oct. 21, 2009--Carlene Jones, organizational leader of the Lord Baltimore Helping Hands 4-H Club, was presented the inaugural Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award Sept. 26 during the Sussex County 4-H Achievement and Recognition Night, which had as its theme "Celebrating the Sparks of 4-H."
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2:29 p.m., Oct. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware's undergraduate nursing curriculum, which concentrates students' clinical experiences into an intensive senior year, has been recognized by the National League for Nursing as one of the most innovative in the nation.
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12:51 p.m., Oct. 20, 2009--Eric Furst, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received two grants totaling $727,000 for his work on directed self-assembly of soft materials.
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11:08 a.m., Oct. 23, 2009--Christopher McDougall, author of The New York Times bestseller Born to Run, will present a seminar at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in Room 100 Wolf Hall.
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9:32 a.m., Oct. 20, 2009--Carole Marks, professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, will discuss her new book "Moses, the Monster and Miss Anne" at the annual lecture of the Delaware Humanities Forum at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in Theatre N at Nemours, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington.
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9:29 a.m., Oct. 20, 2009--The University of Delaware Center for Educational Effectiveness -- formerly the Office of Educational Assessment and the Center for Teaching Effectiveness -- and the Office of Deputy Provost have awarded grants to support the development of general education research at UD.
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8:11 a.m., Oct. 20, 2009--Michael Lemonick "can write brilliant stuff about anything," said Harry Shipman, the University of Delaware's Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics and Astronomy, as he introduced the popular science writer and featured speaker in the Harcourt "Ace" Vernon Lecture Series on Saturday evening, Oct. 17, at the Perkins Student Center.
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1:19 p.m., Oct. 19, 2009--The University of Delaware and Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica have finalized an agreement to install a utility-scale 2-megawatt Gamesa wind turbine at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes in 2010.
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12:59 p.m., Oct. 19, 2009--Three librarians from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) recently visited the University of Delaware Library to learn about the library's successful implementation of the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 integrated library system for acquisitions.
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9:43 a.m., Oct. 19, 2009--Editor's Note: Deputy Provost Havid‡n Rodr’guez reports about a recent visit to China.
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9:22 a.m., Oct. 19, 2009--Mark Panczyk, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, was recognized by the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry for an outstanding poster contribution at the Fall 2009 ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C.
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9:08 a.m., Oct. 19, 2009--The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD) staff will hold an information session on H1N1, seasonal flu, and how individuals with disabilities can prepare and protect themselves during the flu season on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m., at the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware's Wyoming Road complex.
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3:01 p.m., Oct. 16, 2009--John Byrne, University of Delaware Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Delaware 2009 Sustainability Award.
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11:18 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--"Fashioning Social Responsibility," a distinguished speaker lecture series sponsored by the University of Delaware Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, continues on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Hall with a panel discussion on the UD Sustainable Apparel Initiative (UDSAI).
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11:09 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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10:53 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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10:24 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--A conversation with David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama's presidential campaign and a UD alumnus, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
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8:25 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--University of Delaware students have begun an international online student network called GrassBranches, and have announced that UD students can apply online to meet Gen. Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State, during his Nov. 3 campus visit.
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7:48 a.m., Oct. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware Orchestra and Schola Cantorum, a chorus of students and singers from the community, performed Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" for a live DVD recording under the direction of Brian Stone, assistant professor of music, and the recording has won a first honor diploma from the Masterplayers International Music Competition.
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5:53 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009--The first of two talks focusing on the significance of this year's recipients of Nobel Prizes will focus on the awards in physiology or medicine, physics and peace.
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3:44 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009--"Creating New Economies for Delaware, the Region and the Nation" will be the subject of a two-day conference, scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10, in Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware's Newark campus. Registration for this conference is now being accepted.
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1:25 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help with a wetland planting this week, in the front of the wetland project on the grounds of the college between Worrilow Hall and the Girl Scout building off South College Avenue in Newark.
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12:22 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009--For the first time, the University of Delaware recognized 179 faculty and staff who are inventors on UD patents. The inaugural Inventors' Recognition was held Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.
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11:52 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009--University of Delaware Ph.D. graduate Bethany Brown has been selected as one of the two inaugural winners of the Samuel H. Prince Award for a doctoral dissertation on a disaster topic and behavioral sciences.
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11:03 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009--Students who are puzzled about their future, who enjoy and excel in biology and chemistry, and who are interested in medicine and health care might want to consider a future in medical technology.
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10:26 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009--James A. Spearot, a University of Delaware alumnus and director of the Chemical and Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory at the General Motors Research and Development Center, will deliver the Jack A. Gerster Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in Room 102 of Colburn Laboratory.
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9:16 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009--A new monthly forum for life science post-doctoral scientists and engineers at the University of Delaware will start Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to help build community among the University's postdoctoral researchers, and to provide a venue for discussion of career development topics. The series kicks off at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, in Conference Room 102.
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1:07 p.m., Oct. 14, 2009--"Stunning" is not a word most people typically would use to describe a pocket watch or a fungal infection of a plant root.
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12:54 p.m., Oct. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware's Graphic Communication Center has announced a name change, to University Printing, and a new Web site. (LINK: http://www.udel.edu/printing/)
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11:11 a.m., Oct. 14, 2009--The deadline for graduate students to submit posters on research topics such as sustainable energy, policy, climate change, environmental contamination or ecology to be shown during Student Environmental Sustainability Day on Thursday, Oct. 22, has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 20.
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11:10 a.m., Oct. 14, 2009--Plants may not have eyes and ears, but they can recognize their siblings, and researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered how.
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10:49 a.m., Oct. 14, 2009--The Adolescent Adjustment Project (AAP), a University of Delaware research endeavor to determine the links between parental alcoholism and child substance abuse, has launched a new Web site.
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10:39 a.m., Oct. 14, 2009--With funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the University of Delaware has acquired advanced electron beam lithography equipment that enables the design and realization of nanoscale gears and wires as well as nano-photonic devices. Dennis Prather, College of Engineering Alumni Professor, is the principal investigator on the grant.
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9:01 a.m., Oct. 14, 2009--The University has a Compliance Hotline, designed to give individuals an additional avenue for reporting concerns they may have about financial, accounting and auditing issues at the University.
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6:35 p.m., Oct. 13, 2009--"The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse and Redemption" will be the topic of a lecture by Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 100 Kirkbride Lecture Hall.
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3:17 p.m., Oct. 13, 2009--The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is offering several training workshops this fall in collaboration with UD's Training and Organizational Development, other campus units and outside organizations, OEI has several training/workshop offerings that are open for registration
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2:41 p.m., Oct. 13, 2009--When you hear copyright law mentioned on a college campus during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, you expect to hear about the dangers of illegally downloading digital media.
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1:18 p.m., Oct. 13, 2009--The University of Delaware Senior Theses collection from the Undergraduate Research Program is now available in electronic full text in the University of Delaware Library Institutional Repository (http://dspace.udel.edu), Provost Tom Apple has announced.
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11:45 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009--The deadline to submit video presentations to be shown during Student Environmental Sustainability Day on Thursday, Oct. 22, has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 20.
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11:08 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009--Two faculty members in the University of Delaware's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are part of a team that was recently awarded an $849,000 grant from the Department of Defense to develop a three-dimensional projection environment for molecular design and surgical simulation. The award was made through the U.S. Army's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).
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10:50 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009--Butterflies, moths and skippers -- also known as "Lepidoptera" --not to mention birds, bees and other insects have a new habitat in the University of Delaware Botanic Garden on South Campus, the Lepidoptera Trail, which has been created just for them.
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10:26 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009--Dawn Berk, assistant professor in the School of Education, is leading a group of University of Delaware researchers who will be evaluating the University's mathematics teacher preparation programs over the next five years, thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's REESE (Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering) program.
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9:12 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009--Three researchers at the University of Delaware have received a $1.1 million grant from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to design and install a structural monitoring system on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge (IRIB) in Sussex County, Del.
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2:03 p.m., Oct. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware Center for International Studies reminds UD faculty and students of the following international research and scholarship grant opportunities.
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1:43 p.m., Oct. 12, 2009--James D. Murray, professor emeritus of applied mathematics at the University of Washington and the University of Oxford, will discuss a mathematical model that is 94 percent accurate in predicting divorce and another model that quantifies the growth of brain tumors, in the Carl J. Rees Distinguished Lecture Series this month on the University of Delaware campus.
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1:06 p.m., Oct. 12, 2009--As an athletic trainer, biomechanics researcher and an athlete herself, University of Delaware doctoral student Laura Miller knows a lot about shoulder injuries.
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8:04 a.m., Oct. 12, 2009--As coaches in the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP) gather in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the final portion of the six-week program, they are sharing experiences from their respective apprenticeship sites with one another.
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7:20 a.m., Oct. 12, 2009--Francois Morel, Albert G. Blanke Jr. Professor of Geosciences and director of the Center for Environmental BioInorganic Chemistry at Princeton University, and William H. Schlesinger, president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present scientific talks during the official launch of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) at the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall in Newark, Del., on Friday, Oct. 23.
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7:13 a.m., Oct. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware offers more than 80 study-abroad programs in over 45 countries, has won awards for innovation in international education, and in 2008 was ranked among the top doctoral research institutions nationwide for study-abroad programs.
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3:12 p.m., Oct. 9, 2009--Nearly 300 people of all ages gathered in front of the University of Delaware's newly renovated building at 459 Wyoming Road on Thursday morning, Oct. 8, to watch as UD President Patrick T. Harker lifted his golden scissors, along with 20 children sporting blue plastic ones, to mark the grand opening of a new facility.
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1:50 p.m., Oct. 9, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations and applications for the position of dean, and the search committee is requesting the assistance of the campus community in identifying potential candidates for this position.
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11:36 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:57 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--One evening in the spring of 1781, William Herschel, a professional musician living in Bath, England, looked through his homemade telescope and saw an object he thought must be a comet. In fact, it was the planet Uranus -- the first planet ever discovered by an individual in human history.
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8:48 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--John W. Gillespie Jr., director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (CCM), has received the 2009 Outstanding Research Award from the American Society for Composites (ASC).
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8:28 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--Two University of Delaware engineering professors -- Dennis Prather, Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Eleftherios Papoutsakis, the Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering and a faculty fellow at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute -- have been awarded research grants from the U.S. Department of Defense's 2009 Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR).
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7:59 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--The winners of two Coast Day 2009 contests for Delaware school kids were honored during a ceremony at the University of Delaware event, held Sunday, Oct. 4, at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
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7:55 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009--Erica Godwin, a senior medical technology major at the University of Delaware, was the recipient of the Washington G-2 Reports/Dennis Weissman $5,000 Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Clinical Sciences sponsored by McKesson Revenue Management Solutions.
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3:09 p.m., Oct. 8, 2009--David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, reflected on the 2008 presidential campaign and discussed health care reform on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in front of a full house of students, faculty and community members at the University of Delaware's Mitchell Hall.
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1:28 p.m., Oct. 8, 2009--"Sustainable Delaware 2009" is the subject of the AIA Delaware conference and workshop, scheduled Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15-16, in Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware in Newark. Included on Oct. 16 will be several free public programs with topics geared to homeowners, business, students and locale preservationists.
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11:42 a.m., Oct. 8, 2009--University of Delaware alumnus John Anderson, a 1981 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, and his wife Sharon were on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday, Oct. 8, to discuss his new book, "Stand By Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men.
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9:51 a.m., Oct. 8, 2009--The promise of seafood, lectures, ship tours, kids' activities, and a perfectly sunny fall day drew near record crowds to the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus for Coast Day. The event, sponsored by UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, was held Sunday, Oct. 4.
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8:11 a.m., Oct. 8, 2009--Maxine Colm, director of the University of Delaware Associate in Arts Program and former vice president for administration, was honored by the University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty (UDARF) at its Oct. 6 luncheon in Clayton Hall.
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8:02 a.m., Oct. 8, 2009--The Association of Teacher Educators has announced that Chrystalla Mouza, associate professor in the University of Delaware School of Education, is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award. This yearly award is designed to honor the highest quality research in the field of education across the country.
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7:57 a.m., Oct. 8, 2009--In celebration of National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-11, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell took time out of his schedule to meet the officers of the Delaware 4-H State Teen Council at his office in Dover.
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1:49 p.m., Oct. 23, 2009--The University of Delaware Black American Studies Program has announced that noted journalist and author Gwen Ifill will visit the University of Delaware on Thursday, Oct. 29, presenting a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Thompson Theatre of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
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1:38 p.m., Oct. 7, 2009--Sharon K. Epps, a 2004 graduate of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware and a former staff member at the UD Library, is the winner of the 2009 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for the best article in the most recent volume of the journal "portal: Libraries and the Academy".
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11:11 a.m., Oct. 7, 2009--The University of Delaware Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice's annual Minority Mentor Lecture Series will feature Geoff Ward, assistant professor at the University of California at Irvine, on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30-5 p.m. in 102 Colburn Lab.
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10:52 a.m., Oct. 7, 2009--The Society of Payment Security Professionals (SPSP) has announced a partnership with the University of Delaware to provide data security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) related eLearning to the University's students.
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9:36 a.m., Oct. 7, 2009--The University of Delaware will host a conference on "The Ethics of Climate Change: Intergenerational Justice and the Global Challenge" Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, at the Clayton Hall Conference Center on the University's Newark campus.
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8:36 a.m., Oct. 7, 2009--When it comes to pre-school teaching and learning, three University of Delaware faculty -- Carol Vukelich, director of the Center for Teacher Education and L. Sandra and Bruce L. Hammonds Professor in Teacher Education; Martha Buell, professor of human development and family studies; and Myae Han, assistant professor of human development and family studies -- are a dynamic trio and have been awarded three U.S. Department of Education grants totaling approximately $10 million since 2005.
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8:19 a.m., Oct. 7, 2009--The weather during the summer of 2009 might have led to an uncooperative corn harvest, but the research going on in the cornfields at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was booming thanks to the installation of a new irrigation system and the research of Randy Wisser, assistant professor of plant genetics.
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4:37 p.m., Oct. 5, 2009--Several workshops on sustainability will be held during the University of Delaware Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Rooms 209 and 211 of the Trabant University Center.
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1:55 p.m., Oct. 5, 2009--More than 200 University of Delaware students joined in "thank you parties" held Wednesday and Thursday to prepare thank you notes to the generous donors who provided gifts to support their named scholarships.
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1:06 p.m., Oct. 5, 2009--Elon Musk, the chairman, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, will make a presentation Thursday, Nov. 5, as part of the University of Delaware Presidential Lecture Series. Musk will speak at 4 p.m. in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
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11:56 a.m., Oct. 5, 2009--With the 2009 Nobel Prizes being announced this week and next, the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences has announced that is organizing a symposium of public talks to explain the significance of the work behind the prizes.
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10:47 a.m., Oct. 5, 2009--The University of Delaware will celebrate Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 9-11, with a variety of special events including a Colonial Athletic Association football game and a comedy show featuring Colin Quinn.
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8:53 a.m., Oct. 5, 2009--The third week of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP), which brought coaches from around the world to campus, represented the end of classes at the University of Delaware and the beginning of the sport-specific apprenticeship portion of the program. Each of the 27 coaches who participated has now headed to one of 13 apprenticeship sites.
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8:28 a.m., Oct. 5, 2009--Four University of Delaware School of Education doctoral students spent three weeks in China this summer as part of the Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding cultural exchange.
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10:50 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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10:37 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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9:44 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed new faculty during a reception in the Roselle Center for the Arts on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30.
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7:58 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., will speak on the topic "Gender, Computing and Engineering" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
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7:46 a.m., Oct. 2, 2009--Recent increases in organic and hormone-free milk labeling might negatively affect sales of milk without such labels, and could lead to a decreased demand for all milk types, according to a new economic study to be published in the November issue of the "American Journal of Agricultural Economics".
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12:04 p.m., Oct. 1, 2009--The acoustic guitar is a part of the mainstream of American culture, going from a parlor instrument in the latter part of the 19th century to becoming an integral part in all forms of music in more recent times, according to University of Delaware doctoral student and Hagley Fellow Andrew Bozanic.
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11:57 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--The University of Delaware's Department of Physics and Astronomy has awarded its annual Daicar-Bata Prizes, which recognize exceptional Ph.D. student accomplishments.
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11:44 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--Since 2001, EDUCAUSE, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and other national organizations have declared October to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the University of Delaware is joining in the annual effort to promote cyber security to the campus community.
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11:12 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--Thomas Vermeer, associate professor of accounting and management information systems in the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics, has received the prestigious 2009 Outstanding Research Paper Award from the American Accounting Association's Government and Nonprofit Section for the paper, "Do Local Governments Present Required Disclosures for Defined Benefit Pension Plans?"
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10 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--More than 60 percent of adults and 20 percent of children in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that threatens not only their physical health but also their emotional well-being.
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8:30 a.m., Oct. 1, 2009--The University of Delaware Women's Studies Program has announced the fall 2009 "Research on Women" lecture series.
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4:09 p.m., Nov. 30, 2009--The University of Delaware Board of Trustees will hold its regular semiannual fall meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Board Room of the former Chrysler Administration Building on South College Avenue in Newark.
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1:43 p.m., Nov. 30, 2009--Four leading Chinese scientists participated in an invitational symposium organized by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and China Agricultural University at the recent International Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, held Nov. 1-5 in Pittsburgh.
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1:28 p.m., Nov. 30, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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1:09 p.m., Nov. 30, 2009--Rutgers philosophy professor Jerry Fodor will present "What Darwin Got Wrong," the final lecture in the University of Delaware's Year of Darwin Celebration, on Monday, Dec. 7, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 120 of Smith Hall.
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8:46 a.m., Nov. 30, 2009--Kelly Cobb, an instructor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, has been promoting sustainable fashion initiatives in both the local community and around the world, through her 100-mile suit project and an appearance at the 2009 Ethical Fashion Show in Paris.
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8:26 a.m., Dec. 8, 2009--The University of Delaware will be administering a climate survey to determine how faculty, staff and students perceive the campus working and learning environment.
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8:17 a.m., Nov. 30, 2009--Steven M. Eidelman, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership and senior fellow at the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware, was named the 2009 recipient of the Pool of Bethesda Award, given by Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
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9:16 a.m., Nov. 25, 2009--A University of Delaware research team is now at the South Pole helping to build IceCube, the world's largest neutrino telescope over a mile deep in the Antarctic ice, and Delaware K-12 students can join them without even putting on a parka.
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2:09 p.m., Nov. 24, 2009--Standing alongside Cambridge, Mass., and Princeton, N.J., Newark was cited as one of "six college towns worth visiting" in a recent article in Newsday.
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2 p.m., Nov. 24, 2009--Two schools in the University of Delaware College of Education and Public Policy will host open houses and information sessions for prospective graduate students on Friday, Dec. 4.
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12:56 p.m., Nov. 24, 2009--Volunteers from the University of Delaware and the UD-based Delaware Geological Survey assisted with the Delaware GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day field trip for fifth graders held Nov. 18.
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9:14 a.m., Nov. 24, 2009--The enthusiasm of volunteers preparing homemade pies for the needy for Thanksgiving was as palatable as the pleasant smell of home cooking that filled the air during the fifth annual University of Delaware McNair Scholars Program Piepalooza, held Friday, Nov. 29, in the St. Thomas More Oratory.
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9:09 a.m., Nov. 24, 2009--Marsha Dickson, professor and chairperson of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, was selected to receive the "Apparel Magazine" All Star Award by the International Textile and Apparel Association for her contributions to education about and for the apparel industry.
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9:05 a.m., Nov. 24, 2009--A University of Delaware professor and a former student now at Vanderbilt University Law School recently reconnected to stage a well-attended debate on the death penalty held Nov. 9 in Nashville, Tenn.
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12:01 p.m., Nov. 23, 2009--After nearly 20 months of discussions and negotiations, the University of Delaware officially acquired the 272-acre site formerly occupied by the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, UD President Patrick Harker announced today.
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10:07 a.m., Nov. 23, 2009--Frank Murray, H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware, is one of the newest Laureate members of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. Murray received this honor in an induction ceremony on Oct. 30.
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9:21 a.m., Nov. 23, 2009--Sixteen competitors with University of Delaware ties finished in the top four at U.S. Figure Skating's Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships held Nov. 17-21 on campus.
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8:13 a.m., Nov. 23, 2009--The University of Delaware's newest collaborative effort on campus brings together strange bedfellows -- the departments of Theatre and Physical Therapy and the School of Nursing.
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7:53 a.m., Nov. 23, 2009--The University of Delaware is part of a multi-state team that has been awarded a total of more than $14 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve networking capabilities among the Northeast Regional IDeA and EPSCoR states -- Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Research leaders from these five states first came together in 2006 to launch the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (NECC).
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1:46 p.m., Nov. 19, 2009--Michael L. Vaughan, senior assistant dean in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been elected interim board president of the National GEM Consortium. He also serves as treasurer of the Alexandria, Va.-based organization.
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1:43 p.m., Nov. 19, 2009--A record 334 students in the University of Delaware Honors Program were recognized at an afternoon ceremony Sunday, Nov. 8, at John M. Clayton Hall, where they received certificates and public congratulations for their accomplishments over the past two years.
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1:23 p.m., Nov. 19, 2009--University recognition of student honors is being changed to provide better ways to celebrate student achievements and to make it easier for family members to attend the recognition events, Havid‡n Rodr’guez, deputy provost, has announced.
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10:27 a.m., Nov. 19, 2009--The University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, in conjunction with UD's Academy of Lifelong Learning, received an award from the University Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic in the category for special populations. This year's award honored an Academy of Lifelong Learning course, "Objects as Cultural Artifacts."
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7:47 a.m., Nov. 19, 2009--The University of Delaware is working with educators in northern Delaware to launch a teachers institute in cooperation with the Yale National Initiative, which is intended to strengthen teaching in public schools through a professional development approach that has been followed for more than three decades by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
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7:19 a.m., Nov. 19, 2009--The University of Delaware is creating a new multidisciplinary Center for Political Communication (www.udel.edu/cpc) to study and teach about the information technology revolution's effect on campaigns for public office and policy debates.
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3:51 p.m., Nov. 18, 2009--The scenario seems as obvious as it is devastating: An elderly person stumbles on a step or trips on a curb and falls, and the impact of landing fractures a fragile hipbone.
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8:17 a.m., Nov. 18, 2009--Ed Gillespie, former chairperson of the Republican National Committee, will present the final talk in the fall lecture series "Assessing Obama's First Year" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.
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11:15 a.m., Nov. 17, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences has announced the establishment of an Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which is being supported through a generous grant from the Unidel Foundation
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8:33 a.m., Nov. 17, 2009--Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Reyes, a doctoral student in the University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named recipient of the Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award at the 56th International Symposium and Exhibition of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) held Nov. 8-13 at the San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center.
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8:16 a.m., Nov. 17, 2009--The University of Delaware College of Education and Public Policy will hold its first College Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 18, providing undergraduate students, prospective graduate students and members of the community an opportunity to see the types of degrees the college has to offer in one location.
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8 a.m., Nov. 17, 2009--The Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) held its annual symposium to highlight research work that has occurred as a result of funding support from the NASA Space Grant program on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the University of Delaware.
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4:15 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware now ranks third among all public and private research institutions in the United States in the number of undergraduates participating in short-term study-abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).
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4:07 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware's newest bus, a 22-foot, 22-seat vehicle that runs on hydrogen, tooled around downtown Wilmington on Monday, Nov. 16, carrying some very important riders. U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Del.) and Wilmington Mayor James Baker sat inside chatting about various options for transport in the region.
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10:27 a.m., Nov. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI) will host the seminar "The Sustainable Energy Challenge" by George Crabtree, senior scientist and distinguished fellow from the Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10-11:15 a.m., in the Center for Composite Materials, Room 104/106. Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m.
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10:18 a.m., Nov. 16, 2009--Two faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware, associate professor Robert Sikes and professor David Usher, have been awarded $200,000 from the Department of Defense to support minority undergraduate research in prostate cancer. The award was made through the agency's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
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9:33 a.m., Nov. 16, 2009--Following are five things members of the University of Delaware campus community need to know about H1N1 influenza, from vaccinations and precautions to the best way to stay informed.
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3:23 p.m., Nov. 13, 2009--The recent acquisition of the Chrysler property in Newark and funding requests for the renovation of Alison Hall topped the items discussed by University of Delaware President Patrick Harker as he presented the University's 2011 operating budget to members of the governor's executive staff in Dover on Friday, Nov. 13.
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12:31 p.m., Nov. 13, 2009--Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy at the University of Delaware, said he believes that American research universities must restructure their organization of faculty to remain at the forefront of intellectual leadership in an increasingly competitive global marketplace of education.
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10:49 a.m., Nov. 13, 2009--In celebration of the University of Delaware's Homecoming Oct. 31, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) bestowed four of its alumni Distinguished Alumni Awards. It was the second year for the awards, which went to Daniel Camenga, Roger W. Glendenning, Andrew Paterson and Linda Pill Stallings.
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9:03 a.m., Nov. 13, 2009--It's a picturesque early American image -- a gristmill complete with a water wheel perched on the banks of a swiftly flowing river or stream. Many of these mills are long gone today, but scientists are discovering that the dams associated with them can have lasting environmental effects.
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8:56 a.m., Nov. 13, 2009--Jeffrey A. Raffel, Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration at the University of Delaware, was installed as president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) at the organization's annual conference in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 16.
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8:53 a.m., Nov. 13, 2009--"Does it smell like French fries?" Colin Sweeney is used to hearing that question when he tells people about his 1986 Mercedes SDL, which he has converted to run on cooking oil. His answer? "No, it actually smells kind of sweet."
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2:19 p.m., Nov. 12, 2009--BusinessWeek's 2009 part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) rankings have placed the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics 6th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 38th nationally, which is the first time the Lerner College MBA program has been recognized in the annual rankings.
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11:30 a.m., Nov. 12, 2009--The University of Delaware's purchase agreement for the 272-acre site formerly occupied by the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark was approved by the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court in New York today.
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8:12 a.m., Nov. 12, 2009--Four University of Delaware juniors are the first volunteers in a new program that gives nursing students the opportunity to share some of what they've learned about adolescent health and prevention with a group of teenagers not much younger than themselves.
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8:04 a.m., Nov. 12, 2009--Maeva Tureau, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the Air Products Graduate Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. The fellowship is supported through an annual gift to the University by the Air Products Foundation. Tureau is advised by Thomas H. Epps, III, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
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7:45 a.m., Nov. 11, 2009--Roberta Golinkoff, H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, and graduate student Wilkey Wong wanted to know what preschool children understand about geometric shapes and how to manipulate them. There is a link between spatial skills and mathematical abilities for older children, but there is little research on what younger children can do.
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4:17 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009--"Creating New Economies for Delaware, the Region and the Nation" was the focus of a special conference held Monday and Tuesday, Nov.9-10, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.
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1:55 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009--A University of Delaware research team has been awarded a $451,051 grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation program to acquire a high-performance computing cluster for use in the rapidly expanding field of computational chemistry.
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1:55 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009--Two faculty teams at the University of Delaware have been selected to receive grants through the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) program. The awards, which total $1.1 million over three years, will both support the creation of simulations to streamline the development of new materials with properties tailored for specific functionality.
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12:58 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009--Mark Stanton, professor of behavioral neuroscience in the University of Delaware Department of Psychology, will deliver the next presentation in the internal cognitive science speaker series at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.12, in Room 106 of the Center for Composite Materials.
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9:28 a.m., Nov. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware is going global during International Education Week, to be held Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 22, plus special weekend events, with films, music, lectures, exhibitions, variety shows, an international opportunities and careers fair and more.
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8:43 a.m., Nov. 10, 2009--Prof. Larry Temkin of Rutgers University delivered the University of Delaware Department of Philosophy's annual David Norton Memorial Lecture Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7, to a large audience in the Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center.
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8:26 a.m., Nov. 9, 2009--University of Delaware Cooperative Extension held a graduation ceremony for its first class of Master Foods Educators on Nov. 4 at the New Castle County Extension office in Newark.
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3:03 p.m., Nov. 6, 2009--From electric cars to exploring the stars, innovator and entrepreneur Elon Musk pursues his passion for progress with a wide-ranging vision that embraces both economic success and a sustainable energy future.
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1:28 p.m., Nov. 6, 2009--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.
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1:19 p.m., Nov. 6, 2009--The economic adviser for Vice President Joe Biden, Delaware's congressional delegation, CEOs of DuPont, ING, Gore and Wilmington Trust, the chief investment strategist for Charles Schwab and several state officials including the governor will be among the knowledgeable speakers taking part next week in a special conference on "Creating New Economies for Delaware, the Region and the Nation."
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9:03 a.m., Nov. 6, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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10:22 a.m., Nov. 5, 2009--Princeton University anthropologist Alan Mann will present "The Origins of Art: Is This What Being Human Is All About?" in the University of Delaware's Year of Darwin Celebration lecture on Thursday, Nov. 19, starting at 5 p.m., in Room 100 Kirkbride Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
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3:33 p.m., Nov. 3, 2009--The University of Delaware Learning Management System (LMS) committee held its fall meeting on Oct. 21 to discuss Sakai@UD and the future focus for the committee.
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12:15 p.m., Nov. 3, 2009--Climate scientists, philosophers, economists, ethicists and students gathered at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 to discuss the ways in which humans should respond to climate change, as part of a conference titled, "The Ethics of Climate Change: Intergenerational Justice and the Global Challenge." (http://sepp.dbi.udel.edu/CJprogram.html)
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11:13 a.m., Nov. 3, 2009--In the first public keynote address since his return from a tour of duty in Iraq, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden will address the incoming class of 30 Public Allies at a breakfast Nov. 6.
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9:08 a.m., Nov. 3, 2009--The University of Delaware's dairy farm serves as a model for farmers in the region and leads the way in utilizing the latest green methods of farming and green technology.
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8:21 a.m., Nov. 3, 2009--The University of Delaware Library Special Collections Department occasionally lends items from its collections for temporary exhibition as part of its effort to support scholarship and learning.
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8:17 a.m., Nov. 3, 2009--A group of nine pre-service science teachers in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences have collaborated with the Delaware Teachers of Science in producing a newsletter for the organization.
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11:41 a.m., Nov. 2, 2009--An international collaboration that includes scientists from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute in the Department of Physics and Astronomy has discovered very-high-energy gamma rays in the Cigar Galaxy (M82), a bright galaxy filled with exploding stars 12 million light years from Earth.
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11:33 a.m., Nov. 2, 2009--University of Delaware IT warns the campus community that a number of "phishing" scams in which e-mail users are being asked to provide their user name and password have targeted University e-mail users.
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8:35 a.m., Nov. 2, 2009--The University of Delaware Student Centers' Blue Hen Leadership Program offers students a range of opportunities to develop leadership skills, enhance relationships in the campus community, increase knowledge about organizational management and explore local and global culture.
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8:18 a.m., Nov. 2, 2009--The College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP) at the University of Delaware has welcomed Ellen Wise aboard as the college's new director of development.
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3:38 p.m., Dec. 18, 2009--The University of Delaware now ranks in the top 100 universities in federal obligations for science and engineering in the latest annual funding report issued by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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10:56 a.m., Dec. 18, 2009--It was a day of inquiry and discovery for students hoping to learn more about the programs offered in the College of Education and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. About 100 undergraduate and graduate students and community members turned out for the CEPP Expo event last month.
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8:10 a.m., Dec. 18, 2009--The Office of University Development recently launched a new Web site [www.udel.edu/giving] that features rotating stories highlighting the impact of donors, new and exciting initiatives, Reunion and Forum Weekend information, and much more.
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3:50 p.m., Dec. 17, 2009--A bill introduced in Congress yesterday by U.S. Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-New York) would provide funding to the Department of Energy and U.S. Postal Service to convert existing mail trucks and manufacture new ones to use vehicle-to-grid, or V2G, technology, which was developed at the University of Delaware.
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2:19 p.m., Dec. 17, 2009--Kathryn Scantlebury, professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dion Vlachos, Elizabeth Inez Kelly Professor of Chemical Engineering at UD, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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2:07 p.m., Dec. 17, 2009--In 1810, German educator and philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt wrote, in his now-famous prescription for the future University of Berlin, that "universities should treat learning as not yet wholly solved problems and hence always in research mode."
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1:58 p.m., Dec. 17, 2009--While Santa was busy at the North Pole getting ready for Christmas Eve, University of Delaware researchers at the South Pole recently found time to connect with school students of all ages in the First State.
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1:16 p.m., Dec. 17, 2009--University of Delaware computer science majors Aaron Reynolds and William Friedman stood beaming beside a tiny laptop computer. Its screen asked for your name in a box superimposed on the iconic image of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. Supplying one's name is no easy task for adults, as the keys on the neon green and white machine are so close together anyone with hands larger than a child's would have trouble.
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8:10 a.m., Dec. 17, 2009--A new University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) project is giving scientists a totally new perspective of the world.
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8:05 a.m., Dec. 17, 2009--Tourists visiting the ancient cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico are expected to take away lasting memories of the dramatic scenery and of the Pueblo culture, with its 800-year-old homes and sacred places carved from the rocks.
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1:50 p.m., Dec. 16, 2009--University of Delaware professors attending the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in Newark, Del., are this week weighing in on the key issues at the 192-nation summit, which ends Dec. 18.
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1:33 p.m., Dec. 16, 2009--Famed ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, silver medalists at the 2006 Torino Olympics, and Russian World Champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin will headline the U.S. National Figure Skating Send-Off Exhibition, scheduled at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at the University of Delaware's Fred Rust Ice Arena. Tickets are now on sale for the event.
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12:54 p.m., Dec. 16, 2009--The Delaware Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience held its second annual poster symposium for area researchers on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
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10:05 a.m., Dec. 16, 2009--The state of Delaware is one of eight in the nation to achieve the highest scores in a study of the ability of states to respond to public health emergencies.
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8:59 a.m., Dec. 16, 2009--Michael Middaugh, associate provost for institutional effectiveness at the University of Delaware, is familiar with both sides of the desk when it comes to accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He has recently been elected chairperson of the commission, and he also serves on the UD accreditation steering committee to prepare for accreditation in 2011.
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8:09 a.m., Dec. 16, 2009--Two University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy graduate students, Graceanna Enzinger and Theodore Patterson, and a School of Education alumna, Jo Anne Deshon, were honored for their public service contributions by the Delaware Association for Public Administration (DAPA) during its annual awards dinner, held Dec. 3 at the Embassy Suites in Newark.
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8:02 a.m., Dec. 16, 2009--The University of Delaware currently has a team of researchers blogging from their frigid outpost at the South Pole.
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3:36 p.m., Dec. 15, 2009--The newest issue of the University of Delaware Messenger magazine is now available, featuring two online options for reading all the articles about campus programs and initiatives, research, athletics and the accomplishments of alumni.
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1:02 p.m., Dec. 15, 2009--The University of Delaware's Model United Nations Club is quickly distinguishing itself at conferences held at various university campuses.
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11:52 a.m., Dec. 15, 2009--Don't miss the December issue of "At Sea." The latest edition of the Delaware Sea Grant College Program and the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) e-newsletter debuts today.
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11:28 a.m., Dec. 15, 2009--The University of Delaware's Bank of America Career Services Center partnered with the departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Chemical Engineering and the Lerner College of Business and Economics last month to host an international career counselor, Claudia Fink of Germany.
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9:51 a.m., Dec. 15, 2009--Editor's note: John Byrne, director of the University of Delaware's Center for Energy & Environmental Policy (CEEP) and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), is at the international Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. Following is the first in a series of his reports from the summit.
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9:11 a.m., Dec. 15, 2009--While most of his friends were doing summer research or working for pay at restaurants, beaches, and stores, Robby Pagels, a sophomore chemical engineering major at the University of Delaware, spent the summer of 2009 volunteering at an orphanage in India.
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10:25 a.m., Dec. 14, 2009--Kathy Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been appointed to leadership positions in two partnership programs that she sees as key to promoting health research and education in Delaware.
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8:43 a.m., Dec. 14, 2009--Greg Binford spends his days in college laboratories and cornfields miles from the Chesapeake Bay but his research has a direct impact on the water quality of this estuary, which is home to more than 3,600 species of plants and animals and more than 16.6 million people.
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8:32 a.m., Dec. 14, 2009--The new University of Delaware Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, announced last month by the College of Arts and Sciences, has reported its first round of awards.
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8:07 a.m., Dec. 14, 2009--The University of Delaware has joined other prominent universities, world-renowned museums and academies of life-long learning on Apple's iTunes U, which provides educational audio and video content through the iTunes Store.
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12:35 p.m., Dec. 11, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office and the Office of Graduate and Professional Education will host "Responsible Conduct of Research," a two-day workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, on February 2-3, 2010, in Trabant University Center.
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10:17 a.m., Dec. 11, 2009--UD in the News provides a roundup of recent news items about the University of Delaware, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
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8:29 a.m., Dec. 11, 2009--At first glance, Ann Johnson and Steven Fox don't seem to have much in common.
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8:12 a.m., Dec. 11, 2009--A team that includes two researchers from the University of Delaware's School of Nursing -- Paula Klemm, professor of nursing, and Veronica Rempusheski, the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science -- has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant to conduct research aimed at supporting older adults affected by cancer and their caregivers in Delaware.
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8:07 a.m., Dec. 11, 2009--Leading a group of 70 scholars and curators through a private showing of a major art exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was a unique and exciting event for Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware associate professor of art history.
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3:37 p.m., Dec. 10, 2009--Dion Vlachos delivered his inaugural lecture as Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
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12:43 p.m., Dec. 10, 2009--The Delaware Division of Public Health has informed UD Student Health Services that H1N1 influenza vaccine for dispensing to the general student population is not expected to be available until the end of January.
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10:14 a.m., Dec. 10, 2009--For a literary genre that traces its origins back to Julius Caesar, the memoir is still going strong, and Ben Yagoda, professor of English at the University of Delaware, has some ideas why.
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8:30 a.m., Dec. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware Library will present four workshops on specialized resources during the 2010 Winter Session. These workshops will be especially tailored to the needs of researchers in engineering and the biosciences.
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8:26 a.m., Dec. 10, 2009--The University of Delaware Research Office has announced a seven-part training series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Clayton Hall. To attend the event, RSVP to this Web site (http://www.udel.edu/researchoffice/training/) no later than Jan. 15.
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4:26 p.m., Dec. 9, 2009--It's summer at the South Pole now, with 24 hours of daylight. And that marks the high season for research, despite extreme temperatures hovering around 40 degrees below zero with the wind chill!
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3:02 p.m., Dec. 9, 2009--The University of Delaware's Board of Trustees got a firsthand look at the largest single property acquisition in the history of the institution during its semiannual meeting, held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the former Chrysler assembly plant on South College Avenue in Newark.
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1:24 p.m., Dec. 9, 2009--Tim DeSchriver, associate professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, delivered a keynote lecture at the first International Conference on Sports and Exercise Science, held in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 1-3. The conference focused on sport and healthy lifestyles during the global economic crisis.
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11:15 a.m., Dec. 9, 2009--Dawn Thompson, assistant vice president for student life, has been named dean of students/associate vice president for student life, Michael Gilbert, vice president for student life, announced today. Her appointment is effective immediately.
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9:34 a.m., Dec. 9, 2009--Meredith Scott, a University of Delaware graduate student in history, is doing primary research on Jewish activism in France between World War I and World War II thanks to International Research Fellowships from UD's Office of Graduate Studies.
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9:31 a.m., Dec. 9, 2009--At the annual meeting of the Delaware Invasive Species Council on Nov. 23, Judy Hough-Goldstein, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, was presented with the organization's first ever research award.
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1:03 p.m., Dec. 8, 2009--Rutgers philosophy professor Jerry Fodor spoke to an audience of some 200 University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff in the final lecture in UD's Year of Darwin Celebration, on Monday, Dec. 7.
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12:23 p.m., Dec. 8, 2009--The University of Delaware Library announces three new additions to its digital collection of materials related to the American Civil War. All materials were digitized from originals in the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library.
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12:17 p.m., Dec. 8, 2009--National Superintendent of the Year Beverly Hall visited Dover, Del., on Nov. 18 to share lessons from her work in the Atlanta Public Schools. Meeting with education leaders from across the state, she confirmed the work that has been done in education policy in Delaware while offering ideas for the path ahead.
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11:15 a.m., Dec. 8, 2009--Students and faculty brought more than just a brown-bag lunch to the table last month during a session on international research. Five representatives of the University of Delaware School of Education (SOE) shared valuable information with other students about how to conduct international research and how to access available resources to further research interests.
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8:20 a.m., Dec. 8, 2009--Dimitrios Skordos, a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at the University of Delaware, recently won the Jean Berko-Gleason Award for a paper addressing language development in young children. The award is given annually at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) to the best paper with a student as a first author.
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8:18 a.m., Dec. 8, 2009--James W. Wagner, a 1975 graduate of the University of Delaware, has been named vice chair of President Barack Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The appointment was announced with the establishment of the commission by an executive order Nov. 24.
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3:48 p.m., Dec. 7, 2009--Bill Sullivan, managing director of Marriott's Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware hotel on campus, was presented the 2009 Renaissance Award for service to the community during a special ceremony Friday, Dec. 4, in the University's Vita Nova restaurant.
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2:27 p.m., Dec. 7, 2009--While the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States was touted by the media as an historic event, many communications experts believe the presidential race also evidenced a major shift in the way voters and candidates used various media to present and obtain the latest information on the candidates.
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11:28 a.m., Dec. 7, 2009--The University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Collegiate Team came home with the gold medal at the Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic held Dec. 4-6 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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8:48 a.m., Dec. 7, 2009--Provost Tom Apple and the University of Delaware chapter of the American Association of University Professors will co-sponsor a forum on recent court decisions affecting the academic freedom of faculty at public universities.
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8:22 a.m., Dec. 7, 2009--University of Delaware juniors Brittany Schieler and Kevin Crum worked this summer as interns at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's (CEOE's) Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, where they immersed themselves in marine science and, you could say, caught the research bug.
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2:33 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Imagine serving as a bosun's mate sailing aboard explorer Henry Hudson's vessel, Half Moon. Or being in the shoes of Union private A.J. Hamilton as he guarded Confederate prisoners at Fort Delaware during the Civil War.
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2:32 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Rachel Laufer, a senior majoring in American history at the University of Delaware, writes about her experience as bosun's mate aboard the full-sized replica of explorer Henry Hudson's vessel, Half Moon (http://www.halfmoon.mus.ny.us/. For more information about the UD History Department and its summer internship opportunities, visit this Web site (http://www.udel.edu/History/).
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2:31 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Julie Powers, a junior majoring in history at the University of Delaware, writes about her experiences during her summer internship at the Historic Londontown and Gardens in Annapolis, Md. For more information about the UD History Department and its summer internship opportunities, visit this Web site (http://www.udel.edu/History/).
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2:30 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Brett Truitt, a senior majoring in history at the University of Delaware, writes about his summer internship portraying Union private A. J. Hamilton at Fort Delaware (http://www.destateparks.com/park/fort%2Ddelaware/), which was a prison for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, on Pea Patch Island in Delaware Bay off Delaware City. For more information about the UD History Department and its summer internship opportunities, visit this Web site (http://www.udel.edu/History/).
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2:14 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Ruthie Davis lives by a few simple rules: Take charge of your career, live your dreams and always wear fabulous shoes.
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10:37 a.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Xiaoyi Li, who completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware in 2007, has received the 2009 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society (APS).
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8:49 a.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Some atoms don't always follow the rules.
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8:08 a.m., Dec. 4, 2009--Kristel Smentek said that 2008 was a momentous year for her when she received her doctorate from the University of Delaware and began a tenure-track position as assistant professor of art history in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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3:05 p.m., Dec. 3, 2009--One of six University of Delaware students who participated in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held last month in Phoenix, Ariz., received top honors for his poster presentation.
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2:15 p.m., Dec. 3, 2009--Take a minute to stop by Delaware Sea Grant's new online home today and you might just find yourself bookmarking this useful Web site.
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2:11 p.m., Dec. 3, 2009--Dion Vlachos will deliver his inaugural lecture as Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The lecture, "Living in a Multiscale World," will take place at 4 p.m. in 204 Kirkbride Hall. A reception will follow in the lobby of DuPont Hall.
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10:01 a.m., Dec. 3, 2009--Two University of Delaware graduate students working in archives recently acquired by the University of Delaware Library have discovered a letter written by Thomas Jefferson about the death of another prominent Colonial figure, John Dickinson.
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2:05 p.m., Dec. 2, 2009--From research on tree bark to fish ecology, graduate students in the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) have made valuable contributions to their fields recently. Three students received awards from the following organizations this fall:
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8:56 a.m., Dec. 2, 2009--The University of Delaware today released results of a survey of Cape Cod, Mass., residents' opinions on a controversial offshore wind power project. Researchers found 57 percent now support the project with 41 percent opposing it, showing a reverse in public opinion.
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8:45 a.m., Dec. 2, 2009--Rodney D. Robinson, a University of Delaware alumnus who graduated in 1975 from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been named as a member of the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) (www.asla.org), which is among the highest honors the society can confer upon a member.
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1:23 p.m., Dec. 1, 2009--Ken Lomax, University of Delaware professor emeritus of bioresources engineering, was presented a lifetime honorary membership in the American Mushroom Institute (AMI) during the organization's 51st annual conference.
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11:23 a.m., Dec. 1, 2009--Educator and UD alumna Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, will deliver the address at the University of Delaware's Winter Commencement ceremonies, scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Pete Hayward, vice president and University secretary, has announced.
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11:14 a.m., Dec. 1, 2009--Cecil Dybowski, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2010 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance.