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"Fast Girl" author Ingrid Steffensen, a UD alumna, will speak April 9 as part of the President's Leadership Series.

Alumni activities

UD alumni invited to wide range of activities around the world


9:45 a.m., March 21, 2014--University of Delaware alumni are invited to events around the world, including several receptions in China.

Other activities include sporting events, wine tasting and a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

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Also, on Wednesday, April 9, there will be a President’s Leadership Series presentation by art history alumna Ingrid Steffensen, a professor, race car driver and author of the book Fast Girl. She will speak on the topic “This Is Your Brain at 135 Miles Per Hour.” 

Information on these and other activities is as follows:

Friday, March 28, 5 p.m.: Hershey Bears hockey game. Lancaster, Pa., alumni will gather for a Hershey Bears ice hockey game against the Albany Devils at the Giant Center in Hershey, with a pre-game reception at the Bears Den at Hershey Lodge.

Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.: South Florida wine tasting. The second annual Blue Hen Wine Tasting in south Florida will be held at the Boynton Beach Wine Cellar. Alumni will gather for great wine and great company, in addition to light food.

Saturday, March 29, 4 p.m.: Reception in Beijing. Alumni are invited to join UD Provost Domenico Grasso and alumnus Joe Chen, founder and CEO of Renren, at a reception in Beijing, China.

Sunday, March 30, 9:30 a.m.: National Aquarium in Baltimore. Alumni are invited to a private immersion tour and breakfast at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The event offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.

Monday, March 31, 7 p.m.: Hoboken Zog kickball. Alumni are invited to join fellow Blue Hens for kickball at Mama Johnson Field in Hoboken, N.J.

Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.: Easter Egg-stravaganza. The fifth annual Easter Egg-stravaganza is a family fun event with activities that include pictures with the Easter Bunny, breakfast, arts and crafts, face painting and balloon animals. 

Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m.: Reception in Shanghai. Alumni are invited to join UD Provost Domenico Grasso for a reception in Shanghai.

Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m.: Grape to plate. Blue Hens in the Reading, Pa., area are invited to a wine trail and culinary adventure at the Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown.

Wednesday, April 9, 4 p.m.: President’s Leadership Series. “This Is Your Brain at 135 Miles Per Hour” will be the topic of a President’s Leadership Series presentation by alumna Ingrid Steffensen, an art history graduate and author, professor and race car driver.

Wednesday, April 9, 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.”

Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m.: Baltimore Urban Pirates cruise. The Baltimore Alumni Club will offer the second annual Urban Pirates cruise around Baltimore. The weekend is also the Fell’s Point Privateer Festival.

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).

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.”

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

June 6-8: Alumni Weekend.

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