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College of Education and Human Development will host celebration of student research on April 19

On April 19, the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) will host the annual Marion H. Steele Symposium to share and celebrate the innovative research of its undergraduate and graduate students in education, human development and related disciplines.

Over the past 39 years, more than 450 undergraduate and graduate students have presented their research in this symposium. This year, the event will feature student presentations and poster sessions, remarks from Gary T. Henry, dean of CEHD, a keynote address from Valerie A. Earnshaw, associate professor in CEHD’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, and the presentation of student awards.

Earnshaw’s keynote address, titled “Stigma, Disclosure and the Opioid Crisis,” will share insights from Earnshaw’s research on stigma and disclosure processes among people with opioid use disorder. Disclosure can help people re-establish social connection as they engage in treatment for opioid use disorder, but it is a difficult process for many. Earnshaw will also share results from a pilot disclosure intervention designed to support people with this process.

The event will be held on April 19 at Clayton Hall on UD’s Newark campus from 12:30 to 6 p.m. All UD community members are invited to attend.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Steele Family in memory of Marion H. Steele, a UD alumna.

To learn more about the Steele legacy and register, visit www.cehd.udel.edu/steele-symposium.

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Article by Jessica Henderson. Photo by Maria Errico.