The College of Arts and Sciences' annual Celebrating Achievement and Success awards ceremony this year recognized a group of exceptional alumni as well as outstanding members of the faculty and student body.
Discussions of slavery in the United States and the world, of the Civil War and Reconstruction and of the lasting impacts of emancipation drew scholars, the U.S. poet laureate and about 150 audience members to UD's Emancipation Symposium, held April 6 at the Delaware Historical Society in Wilmington.
Student Dan Reyes and alumnus Nick Rockwell, both anthropology majors, have developed a new program with the Food Bank of Delaware that enables low-income residents to use their federal food benefits to purchase local, fresh and organically grown items.
The recent Saturday Symposium on Shakespeare at the University of Delaware attracted a sold-out audience of friends and alumni, from seniors graduating this May to members of the Class of 1952. The participants heard lectures from leading Shakespeare scholars, visited the UD Library and watched a live production of Hamlet.
McKay Jenkins, who is Tilghman Professor of English, spoke to an invited group of Delaware Diamonds Society members as part of the President's Authors Series at UD. His book examines the chemicals to which people are exposed in everyday products.
Journalist and author Mark Bowden, an instructor in the Department of English, has published a new best-seller, The Finish, which chronicles the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the world's most-wanted terrorist. The book begins with the 9/11 attacks and ends with the U.S. military's successful raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakstan.
The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest of the University's seven colleges, with more than 600 faculty members, 7,000 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students. We emphasize both the enduring value of a liberal education and the importance of cultivating new and emerging fields of knowledge and artistic expression.
The College of Arts and Sciences has identified specific funding priorities that continue our tradition of excellence in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
We invite your partnership and investment in supporting current programs that are already national leaders, as well as new programs of extraordinary potential and vision.
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