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Abby Griffith
Fresh Perspective on Learning

Editor’s note: Research, community service, internships and study abroad typically make summers memorable for many University of Delaware students. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sidetracked some of these activities, UD students are cont …

UD elementary teacher education majors Ashley Sullivan (left) and Briana Nolin student-teaching at Providence Creek Academy.
Training Delaware’s Teachers

There’s a very good reason why 94% of undergraduates majoring in elementary teacher education (ETE) at the University of Delaware are employed as elementary, middle school or special education teachers after graduation. In addition to traditional class …

Dandan Chen
Education Doctoral Student Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

School of Education doctoral candidate Dandan Chen was recently presented the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) special interest group in School Community, Climate and Culture. Chen’s d …



Rachel Antwi and Bryan VanGronigen
UD’S Undergraduate Work-Study Program on a Roll

You might expect to find a 2-year-old undergraduate work-study program under layers of rubble these days, what with all the restrictions because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But despite the unprecedented upheaval and what must have often see …

Clockwise starting from top left: Saray Lopez, Kristina Holsapple, Mollie Marine and Carly Hill.
Humanizing Research

It’s more important than ever for scientists to clearly yet casually communicate their research to the general public, suggests Valerie Earnshaw, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delawa …

Teaching Anti-Racism

When Black Lives Matter protests erupted in the spring of 2020 in hundreds of cities across the world, University of Delaware doctoral student Diane Codding watched the events unfold while preparing her dissertation proposal on anti-racism and white fr …



Gia Cammisa and Abigail Cooper
Human Resources Scholarship Recipients

For the third year in a row, students in the College of Education and Human Development have been awarded scholarships by the Delaware chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Abigail Cooper and Gia Cammisa, both Human Relations Administra …

students, staff and faculty in UD’s College of Education and Human Development helped organize ACES Day, which stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously
UD interns host virtual children’s exercise party

In this 2018 photograph — taken before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced governments to close schools and emphasize social distancing among other disease-prevention tactics — students, staff and faculty in UD’s College of Education and Human D …

Melissa Lewis was honored with the 2020 Louis L. Redding Diversity Award. Joining her at the ceremony were (left to right) Provost Robin Morgan, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Michael Vaughan and President Dennis Assanis.
Louis L. Redding Diversity Awards

Oyenike Olabisi, assistant professor in the University of Delaware Department of Biological Sciences, and Melissa Lewis, a UD undergraduate student, were each honored with the 2020 Louis L. Redding Diversity Award for their exceptional commitment to di …