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UD alumni will hold several "Dare to Care" events, including volunteer work at the Food Bank of Delaware, at a community garden in Pittsburgh and with City Harvest in New York City.

Alumni activities

Blue Hens give back to communities in 'Dare to Care' projects


8:43 a.m., April 11, 2014--University of Delaware alumni are encouraged to give back to their communities through a series of “Dare to Care” events that have been scheduled in coming weeks.

In New Castle County, Blue Hens will assist the Food Bank of Delaware, while in Washington, D.C., alumni will volunteer with the DC Books to Prison Project.

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There also will be a trail cleanup including Lancaster, Pa., alumni, community garden work in Pittsburgh and a City Harvest greenmarket produce “rescue” in New York City.

Information on these and other activities is as follows:

Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m.: Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series. Alumni are invited to a lecture by Christiane Gruber on “Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture.”

Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.: Spring happy hour. A Blue Hen spring happy hour will be held at Stewart’s Brewing Company in Bear, Del.

Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.: Second Harvest in Lehigh Valley. A Second Harvest happy hour and food drive will be held at Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Allentown, Pa.

Friday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.: Friends of UD Lacrosse golf. UD alumni, friends and family are invited to the 10th annual Friends of UD Lacrosse golf outing to be held at Deerfield in Newark. The event benefits the Blue Hens men’s lacrosse program.

Friday, April 25, 1 p.m.: ‘Art and Science: Connections and Intersections.’ Alumni are invited to a symposium on the relationships among arts, science and technology organized by the Department of Art History and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab).

Friday, April 25, 5 p.m.: Alumni Baseball Series/Arizona. Blue Hens are invited to watch as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field.

Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.: New Castle Dare to Care. The New Castle County Alumni Club encourages Blue Hens to join hands in a volunteer effort at the Food Bank of Delaware.

Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.: DC Dare to Care. Alumni will volunteer to assist the DC Books to Prison Project, which has as its mission adding humanity to the lives of people who are incarcerated.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.: Boston alumni reception with Pat Harker. In a special evening sponsored by the Boston Alumni Club, UD President Patrick Harker will speak on “UD and You: Past, Present and Future.”

Thursday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.: Engineers Without Borders benefit dinner. The UD Chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold its annual benefit dinner and silent auction at the Newark Country Club.

Friday, May 2, 8:30 a.m.: Ricky B Memorial Golf. The 13th annual Ricky Barbour Memorial Golf Outing will be held at Chisel Creek Golf Club in Landenberg, Pa.

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.: Lancaster Dare to Care. The Lancaster County (Pa.) Alumni Club will conduct a cleanup of the Turkey Hill Overlook Trail, followed by coffee and sandwiches at Javaville Café in Millersville.

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.: Pittsburgh Dare to Care. The Pittsburgh Alumni Club will work with the South Hills Interfaith Ministries community garden, which supports a good bank.

Saturday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.: Alumni Baseball Series/Miami. South Florida alumni invited fellow Blue Hens to join them for a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Marlins at Marllins Park.

Monday, May 5, 5:30 p.m.: Alumni Baseball Series/Philadelphia. Blue Hens are invited to watch as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Monday, May 5, 5:45 p.m.: New York Dare to Care. The New York City Alumni Club will participate in a City Harvest event to “rescue” produce donations at the close of the Union Square Greenmarket. The produce will be distributed to emergency food programs throughout the city.

Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.: Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series. Alumni are invited to the Wayne Craven Lecture, as S. Hollis Clayson of Northwestern University speaks on “Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris.”

Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m.: Lancaster happy hour. Alumni will meet for happy hour at the Lancaster Brewing Company.

Friday, May 9, 9 a.m.: Sigma Phil Epsilon. The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon will hold a golf outing and lunch at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark.

Friday, May 9: Mechanical engineering event. UD’s Department of Mechanical Engineering invites alumni to a Career Celebration and Senior Appreciation event at Clayton Hall.

June 6-8: Alumni Weekend.

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