Thought Leader Speaker Series

Nicholas Donofrio and Ken Jarboe key on the need for “T-shaped people” in their talk, “Innovation in the 21st Century and the Future of Work,” at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts.

Seeds of sustainability

Pamela Matson, dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences, told UD audiences that “use-inspired research” can aid in the transition to environmental sustainability.

Delaware Will Shine

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

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.

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?

Thought Leader Speaker Series

Is American higher ed the best in the world, or too expensive? Earl Lewis of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation shares his views in UD’s Thought Leader Speaker Series.


arrowNew initiative expands commitment to community engagement

Feb. 8, 2016

arrowUD’s first sustainability manager is working toward a greener university

Dec. 4, 2015

arrowBeauty or beast? Mellon Foundation’s Earl Lewis speaks to the future of American higher education

Nov. 6, 2015

arrowThe future of work: Thought Leader Donofrio says ‘T-shaped’ people needed to promote innovation

Oct. 30, 2015

arrowOct. 27: Ensuring that American innovation thrives and education keeps up

Oct. 15, 2015

arrowNov. 3: Earl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president, to lecture on the future of higher education

Oct. 13, 2015

arrowFaculty Senate opens academic year

Sept. 25, 2015

arrowDWS committee seeking nominations for action teams

Sept. 16, 2015

arrowSpecial tailgate celebrates members of strategic planning committee

Sept. 9, 2015

arrowUD Master Players Concert Series to open Oct. 3; promotes international arts engagement

Aug. 28, 2015

arrowBoard hears presentation on strategic plan, Class of 2019

May 12, 2015

arrowDraft strategic plan available for review

April 8, 2015

arrowProvost Grasso discusses strategic plan, Title IX, other topics

March 13, 2015

arrowThought Leader talk by Earl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president, postponed due to snow

March 4, 2015

arrowEarl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president, to lecture on future of higher education

February 18, 2015

arrowDelaware Will Shine working groups provide new concept papers for review

February 3, 2015

arrowModels for New American Research University working group reports progress

December 17, 2014

arrowSTAR Campus, diversity, strategic plan initiatives discussed at board meeting

December 10, 2014

arrowProvost’s town hall covers strategic planning, online learning, race and equality

December 5, 2014

arrowStrategic planning working group meeting set Nov. 18

November 17, 2014

arrowConstituent group meetings engage variety of perspectives

November 11, 2014

arrowStanford dean touts ‘use-inspired research’ to solve environmental problems

November 11, 2014

arrowNov. 5: Newark community meeting—Community invited to share suggestions for UD strategic plan

October 27, 2014

arrowOct. 30: Matson to present two talks on higher ed’s role in environmental sustainability

October 14, 2014

arrowExpert says US. must address diversity in higher ed to maintain leadership

October 14, 2014

arrowFaculty, staff, students gather for town hall with provost

October 9, 2014

arrowStrategic planning town hall: Working group to explore new American Research University

October 7, 2014

arrowUD President Harker says it’s not ‘business as usual’ in the face of change

October 1, 2014

arrowRice’s Tapia to present Thought Leader talk on ‘Diversity Crisis in Higher Education’

October 1, 2014

arrowStrategic plan working group seeks feedback on draft recommendations, core values

September 25, 2014

arrowSept. 29: UD President Harker to speak on higher education’s future

September 17, 2014

arrowMeet with the provost in open town hall

September 10, 2014

arrowYour thoughts needed for ‘Delaware Will Shine’ Community Ideas blog

September 10, 2014

arrow‘Delaware Will Shine’ picks up momentum

September 4, 2014

arrowUniversity’s new strategic planning website now online

August 11, 2014

arrowCommunity engagement task force issues report; commission formed

July 24, 2014

arrowFaculty-driven self-study to examine UD’s general education goals

July 14, 2014

whitearrowCampus invited to learn about Strategic Planning Initiative at May 29 town hall

May 27, 2014

arrowTown hall launches University-wide effort; second town hall set for May 29

May 15, 2014

arrow Class of 2018, strategic planning efforts previewed at board meeting

May 14, 2014

arrowProvost to kick off University’s Strategic Planning Initiative, May 12 and 29

May 7, 2014

arrowProvost Grasso discusses strategic planning during UDARF luncheon talk

March 20, 2014

arrowProvost announces strategic planning executive committee

February 26, 2014

arrowLetter from the Provost

February 26, 2014


Coming Events

William AdamsWilliam Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

“The Common Good: The NEH at 50”
September 7, 2016
2:30pm – 3:45pm



Earl Lewis
Earl Lewis,
President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Future of American Higher Education
November 6, 2015



Earl Lewis
Nicholas Donofrio: IBM Executive Vice President Emeritus, Innovation and Technology and
Ken Jarboe:
Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences

Innovation in the 21st Century and the Future of Work
October 27, 2015



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

Sustainability transition
October 30, 2014



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

Diversity crisis in higher ed
October 13, 2014


Provost GrassoMeet with the Provost

Town hall
October 9, 2014



Grasso2UD President Patrick Harker

Higher Education’s Future
September 29, 2014


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