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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 …

 

Research

Roberta Golinkoff stands in the Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware
Story Time During the Pandemic

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray Go throw your TV set away And in its place you can install  a lovely bookshelf on the wall. — Roald Dahl in his classic children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Though published in 1964, Dahl’s words cont …

“You Don’t See Color?”

Have you ever heard a well-meaning person say “I don’t see skin color” and wondered if that person sees you? Is it just an empty phrase filled with good intentions? Or does using this phrase support systemic oppression? The notion of colorblindness may …

Khadi Jackson (left) and Colleen Mueller take their research on the road to document characteristics that can lead to substance abuse recovery among people living in sober living homes
Tracking Characteristics for Success

Colleen Mueller is a University of Delaware senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut who is majoring in human services with a concentration in clinical services. Khadi Jackson is sophomore human services major and urban education minor from Newark, Delaware. …

 

Service

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 …

Human Services Major Accepted to Clinton Global Initiative University

Women and young girls in rural Ghana spend hours each day transporting water from wells to their homes. To complete the long journey, they balance heavy jugs of water on their heads, which negatively impacts their physical wellbeing over time.   D …