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An inside look at the College of Arts & Sciences @ UD
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January 2017
Volume 3, Issue 6
Arts

Inspired by art: Darelle Riabov ’73 has combined her enthusiasm for her alma mater with a love of painting.

A special performance: The UD Children’s Choirs were invited to take part in a national holiday tradition.

American Prize honors: Music Department members were awarded prestigious semifinalist placements.
Natural Sciences

Young innovator: Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list of achievers includes Matt Watters, a 2011 neuroscience graduate.

Machine learning: Linguist Jeffrey Heinz’s research has applications in artificial intelligence and robotics.
 
Math skills begin at home: Faculty member Roberta Golinkoff offers tips for parents to help their kids learn.
Humanities

Caring for collections: Art conservation students gained hands-on experience in projects at the UD Library.
 
Named professors: James Jones and Wendy Bellion were appointed to new positions recognizing their scholarship.
 
Colored Conventions: The project that brings 19th century civil rights efforts to digital life was honored.
Social Sciences

Future leaders: Two students will study in China through the highly selective Schwarzman Scholars program.
 
Fulbright Senior Specialist: Anthropologist Carla Guerrón Montero gave lectures in Estonia and Slovenia.
 
‘Nationalist Passions’: Stuart Kaufman’s acclaimed book explores the roots of ethnic conflict and violence.
        
Alumni Spotlight:
Lisa Blunt Rochester '02M

Lisa Blunt Rochester, who earned a master’s degree in public policy, is Delaware’s new representative in the U.S. House.  Always a pioneer, she is the state’s first woman and first African American member of Congress.
Alumni Achievement Awards
call for nominations

A call for nominations to the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards is now taking place until Friday, February 24, 2017.  Click here for nomination criteria and detailed information about the award.
 
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