VOLUME 19 #1

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Lisa Blunt Rochester
Lisa Blunt Rochester, who earned her master’s degree at UD and held a series of high-profile jobs in public service in Delaware, has a new life and a new set of accomplishments in China, where she and her husband (Charles Rochester, EG ’84) live. The wooden block she is holding is superimposed with the Chinese character meaning “thrive,” which is also the title of a book she co-authored about the lives of a diverse group of women in China. In the background are narcissus flowers, which in the Chinese tradition symbolize the flowering of hidden talents, good luck and prosperity.
Kenneth Rowe

Kenneth Rowe:
Flying to freedom

In 1953 a young, anti-communist North Korean pilot defected to South Korea in his Soviet-made fighter plane, providing an intelligence bonanza for the West. The pilot, who took the name Kenneth Rowe, had long wanted to be an engineer and an American. With help at the University of Delaware, he reached both goals.

Ag Day

Annual Festival
celebrates spring

It may be unofficial, but the season arrives in Delaware on April 30 with the annual Ag Day festivities on campus. This year’s event features the usual fun and educational activities, with a special attraction—the opening of the UDairy Creamery and its ice cream made from the milk of UD’s cows.

UD Chorale

Chorale hits all
the right notes

When the University Chorale traveled to Spain to sing in an invitation-only international choral competition, students say they found “the perfect mix” of experiencing a new culture and making great music. And the four awards they won, placing in every category in which they competed, were a nice bonus.

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