March 8: Alumni invited to UD Day in Washington, other events


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9:17 a.m., Feb. 25, 2011----University of Delaware Day in Washington, D.C., will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the Russell Senate Office Building and alumni are invited to attend.

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The reception, in the Kennedy Caucus Room (Room 325), will showcase UD's leadership in federally funded projects. Featured will be interactive displays highlighting University research including multifunctional composite materials to support the nation's soldiers, next-generation magnets and renewable energy solutions, a baby mobility robot and an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Registration is required. For details or to register, see the UDconnection website.

In other alumni news:

The Philadelphia Alumni Club will hold young alumni happy hour at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at the Irish Pol in Old City, 45 S. 3rd St. For details, see the Philadelphia Alumni Club website.

The Chicago Alumni Club will hold happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Tommy Nevin's Pub, 1450-58 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Ill. For details or to register see the Chicago Alumni Club website.

UD Fashion and Apparel Studies alumni will gather for a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at the Glass House Tavern, 252 W. 47th St., in New york City. Cost is $30 and registration is required, with a March 7 deadline. For details, see the UDconnection website.

The New Castle County Alumni Club will hold a cooking class and demonstration hosted by Debbie Ellingsworth, a 1977 UD graduate and chef and instructor at the student-run Vita Nova restaurant, at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 20, in Room 208 of the Trabant University Center. For details or to register see the New Castle County Alumni Club website.

The University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA), in partnership with Bank of America, brings graduates of the University new checking and savings account options to benefit them and let them proudly represent UD. Also, alumni are encouraged to consider the Bank of America University of Delaware Alumni Association credit card. When alumni use these services, the UDAA is able to support student scholarships, faculty and student programs -- at no additional cost to you. To date, Bank of America has given back more than $3 million to UD for these important programs. For details on this and other alumni benefits and services, see the UDconnection website.