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Old Swedes
UD is partnering with Old Swedes Foundation to assist in determining the best way to manage storm water runoff, preserve the historical record, artifacts and buildings, and explore ways to transform the National Historic Landmark into a gathering space for the surrounding community.
Summer SAT, ACT prep
The University of Delaware is offering intensive test prep courses this summer for high school students preparing to take the ACT or SAT. Enrollment discounts are available for Delaware residents and children of UD employees.
Commencement honors
The University of Delaware conferred honorary degrees and recognized seven graduating high index seniors during Commencement ceremonies.
167th Commencement
Under clear blue skies, graduates and their families and friends were among the 23,000 guests celebrating the University of Delaware's 167th Commencement held Saturday, May 28, at Delaware Stadium.
Doctoral hooding
It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.
From graduates, faculty
As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.
'Opus 13' pre-sale
The 13th annual Master Players Concert Series will open on Oct. 1 with the gala presentation "Xiang Gao and Friends." The 2016-17 season boasts eight concerts in a variety of formats and features higher profile artists than ever before.
Keeping students on track
University of Delaware advisers and faculty are now armed with a powerful new system, called the Blue Hen Success Collaborative, to help them quickly identify students who are struggling and help them stay on track to graduation.
Students show UD love
University of Delaware students, faculty and staff celebrated the second annual I Heart UD Day on May 11.
Targett honors senior donors
UD President Nancy Targett welcomed Senior Class Gift donors to her home for a barbecue to thank them for their fundraising efforts this year.
Playful design
UD human development and family studies and mechanical engineering students have designed an array of toys for young children.
Stress Less
To help students cope with the stress of Finals Week, the University of Delaware Library offered a variety of fun activities from May 19-26 to give a brief respite from studying.
AMT service
The University of Delaware's Assistive Medical Technologies Club is working to provide special devices from ride-on cars to walkers to children with mobility limitations.
New Summer Founders Program
The Horn Program's new Summer Founders Program will pay eight UD students to develop their venture ideas this summer.
UD chemical engineering seniors in a capstone course were challenged to develop a "vaccine" and a "diagnostic test" for Zika virus.
An exercise in Parkinson's
The University of Delaware's Chris Knight, an advocate of exercise for people with Parkinson's, has received a boost from the Shake It Off organization.
Board of Trustees
In her final presentation to the University of Delaware Board of Trustees, UD President Nancy M. Targett lauded the contributions of students, faculty and staff.
Leadership capstone course
UD organizational and community leadership seniors participated in a capstone course that provided them an opportunity to share leadership skills with Newark Charter School students.
'Inclusive Excellence'
The University of Delaware's action plan for diversity has been posted on the University's Diversity webpage.
Teach Children to Save Day
Hundreds of volunteers visited elementary school classrooms throughout Delaware for Teach Children to Save Day, hosted in part by UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
Joining forces around elder abuse
The Elder Abuse and Exploitation Conference drew professionals, advocates and concerned individuals from across Delaware and the region with the goal of better understanding elder abuse.
'Potluck with the President'
Students in a food justice class enjoyed a "Potluck with the President" with UD Acting President Nancy Targett, sharing a meal and discussing how politics, economics and demographics can influence food equity.
Project management at the beach
The University of Delaware is offering a four-day professional development course on the essentials of project management, Project Management Boot Camp at the Beach, from July 12-15 at UD's Virden Center in Lewes.
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UD professor co-authors first report on NASA's huge 'magnetospheric' mission Delaware, May 19, 2016

William Matthaeus and Michael Shay, both of the University of Delaware Department of Astronomy and Physics, are involved in a NASA project that gives a whole new meaning to "big data."

Sorry night owls, morning people are just healthier

Men's Journal, May 17, 2016

The article focuses on a study by Freda Patterson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, that says the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits. “Someone who goes to bed later may have extended evening time that tends to be spent watching TV and eating unhealthy foods,” Patterson says.

The new superstar in town

Chicago Magazine, May 16, 2016

A profile of former UD basketball star Elena Delle Donne, now with the WNBA's Chicago Sky, says "she ranks, arguably, as the greatest female basketball player in the world."


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