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Delaware Will Shine

University of Delaware’s Class of 2018 received a rousing Blue Hen welcome during the third annual Twilight Induction Ceremony.
Class of 2018 Welcomed

UD's Path Forward

Join University of Delaware President Patrick Harker on September 29th as we consider together the extraordinary challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for higher education—and for our University.
Join us!

A New View of Sustainability

A growing population. A changing climate. The need to harvest more food from an acre of land. A new team approach aims to reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and well-being.
Be part of the conversation

Excellence in Equity in Education

America’s “melting pot” has long been its strength—how can we promote greater participation for underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering and support academic excellence for all?
Listen to a fresh perspective

A calendar of upcoming events.Constituent Group Meetings

Members of the Strategic Planning Executive Committee and Working Groups will meet with more than 70 constituent groups this fall to share information about the planning process, to engage in discussions about the UD of the future, and to invite your participation in upcoming presentations, town halls and teach-ins. Get involved!

Coming Events


UD President Patrick Harker

Patrick Harker, University of Delaware PresidentMonday, September 29, 4:00-5:00 PM, Gore Recital Hall in CFA: University of Delaware President Patrick Harker will talk about the extraordinary challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in higher education. He will inspire us to dig deep into the University’s mission, to examine it and debate it—to explore new ideas as we plan for the future, to be the very best UD we can be. Join us!


Grand Challenges, Great Debates, Big Ideas

Date/Location to be announced: At this town hall, the Grand Challenges Strategic Planning Working Group will present five initial themes that define the key areas where UD can make a difference on local to international levels. How well do these themes capture the work that UD should pursue for the next decade? Join us for an engaging conversation.


Richard Tapia, Director, Center for Excellence in Equity in Education, Rice University

Richard TapiaMonday, October 13, 4:00-5:00 PM, Gore Recital Hall in CFA: Richard Tapia is renowned for his pioneering work in mathematics and as a champion for underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Born in Los Angeles to parents who emigrated from Mexico, Tapia was the first Hispanic inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Among his many awards, he has won the highest honor available to U.S. researchers—the National Medal of Science.


Pamela Matson, Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Pamela MatsonThursday, October 30, 5:00-6:00 PM, Gore Recital Hall in CFA: Pamela Matson is a national leader in environmental research on a range of issues, from the sustainability of agricultural systems to the vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change. With multidisciplinary teams of researchers, managers and decision makers, she is working on agricultural approaches that reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and well-being. She is an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

lewesMarch 5, 2015: Earl Lewis, a distinguished social historian, has championed the importance of diversifying the academy, enhancing graduate education, re-envisioning the liberal arts, exploring the role of digital tools for learning, and connecting universities to their communities. Lewis formerly was the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University, the highest-ranking African American administrator in the institution’s history. He has authored or edited several critically acclaimed books and two book series, including The Young Oxford History of African Americans and American Crossroads. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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