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An inside look at the College of Arts & Sciences @ UD
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June 2015
Volume 1, Issue 3
It is always my distinct pleasure to recognize the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty and students. From four outstanding alumni and five faculty college award recipients to 29 promotion and tenure appointment announcements, we had much to highlight at our annual Celebrating Achievement and Success event. And just one week later, we welcomed many of you back to campus for Alumni Weekend. Not only did a CAS alumus receive the Alumni Wall of Fame award, I had the joy of returning to the classroom that Saturday to participate in “The Power of PBL.” Our college continues to lead the way in academics, research and publication engagement, and I thank you all for playing a part in our success.
Arts
Stars, Stripes, Sousa
‘Stars, Stripes, Sousa’: UD hosted a family-friendly outdoor concert featuring traditional patriotic marches.

Healthcare Theatre: A unique partnership between theatre and nursing has expanded to include other students.

Marching Band: Heidi Sarver and Jim Ancona, director and assistant director, celebrated their UD anniversaries.
Natural Sciences
Problem-based learning
PBL power: Blue Hens on campus for Alumni Weekend experienced problem-based learning.

Named professor: Laurenceau is the first Blue & Gold Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Measuring pressure: UD physicist has proposed a more precise barometer using helium instead of toxic mercury.
Humanities

Growing awareness: Environmental humanities students gained down-to-earth experience at an organic farm.

‘Pawn Star’: Mark Hall-Patton, from the History Channel show, attributes his success to Museum Studies at UD.

Boxes of history: Art conservation students researched artifacts for the School of Nursing’s 50th anniversary.
Social Sciences
Darby preservation
Preserving the past: Center for Historic Architecture and Design students explored the history of Darby, Pa.

Prof. Pika honored: A retirement celebration applauded a career dedicated to education and public service.

Technology and politics: An experimental class allowed social science and engineering students to brainstorm.
        
Alumni Spotlight: CAS Award Winners 
The College of Arts and Sciences honored four of its outstanding alumni and numerous faculty members and students at the college’s 2015 Celebrating Achievement and Success event, held on campus in May.
CAS Up Close
Can you identify this extreme close-up? If you think you know the location, email us with your answer. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing to help select our next close-up! Find out previous features here.
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