An inside look at the College of Arts & Sciences @ UD
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July 2016
Volume 2, Issue 11

A gift of music: Donald Puglisi and Marichu Valencia pledged $5 million to enrich education and appreciation.

Plays for the season: The REP professional theatre company announces six exciting productions for 2016-17.
Scotland, China, Delaware: The multimedia musical crossover project “Distant Shores” can be viewed on video.
Natural Sciences

Why go to Jupiter? NASA’s Juno spacecraft has arrived at the massive planet, ready to explore its mysteries.
Decisions, decisions: A UD neuroscientist is studying brain signals for clues to how people make choices.
Serving his country: A doctoral student in math has been awarded a prestigious National Defense Fellowship.

Passion for scholarship: Graduate students in a summer institute learn to engage the public in their work.
Environmental humanities: Listen as Prof. McKay Jenkins explains the importance of teaching this concept.
‘American Apostles’: A book about an early mission to the Middle East has won a top American history prize.
Social Sciences

Heroes of 9/11: A new book recounts the grassroots effort that evacuated half a million people from Manhattan.
Civic engagement: The Democracy Project Summer Institute brought 25 teachers to campus to hone their skills.
Battling elder abuse: A recent conference looked at diverse ways to combat mistreatment and exploitation.
Alumni Spotlight:
Gaurino '15
As a student, Rebecca Guarino decided to combine her talent in math with a love of teaching and of connecting with kids who need help. Now a 10th-grade geometry teacher, she’s won a fellowship for beginning educators. 
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