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April 26: Böer medal presentation

Alferov, Andreev to receive 2013 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit


(Editor's note: It was announced April 9 that the medal presentation ceremony has been canceled.)

1:02 p.m., March 21, 2013--The 2013 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit will be presented during a ceremony to be held at 3 p.m., Friday, April 26, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware in Newark.

Receiving the award will be Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate, professor and president of the St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Viacheslav M. Andreev, professor and head of the laboratory of the A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg. 

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June 5: Blue Hen 5K

University of Delaware graduates planning to attend Alumni Weekend are encouraged to register for the annual Blue Hen 5K walk and run, which will be held Sunday morning, June 5.

June 6-9: Food and culture series

The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.

The medal and a cash award of $50,000, funded by the Karl W Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Trust, is given every two years to an individual who has made significant pioneering contributions to the promotion of solar energy as an alternate source of energy through research, development or economic enterprise or to an individual who has made extraordinarily valuable and enduring contributions to the field of solar energy in other ways.

The award is given in honor of Karl Wolfgang Böer, a longtime University of Delaware faculty member, founder of UD’s Institute of Energy Conversion and a distinguished scientist in the field of solar cells.

For more information or to RSVP, call 302-831-3361 or email

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