Scholar in the Library “Delaware College and Newark in the Era of Slavery, Indentured Labor and Abolition”

Please join us at 2pm on Tuesday, December 7th  for “Delaware College and Newark in the Era of Slavery, Indentured Labor, and Abolition,” a virtual presentation in the UD Libraries Scholar in the Library series.

At this online event, students and faculty from the Fall 2021 interdisciplinary seminar “Race & Inequality in Delaware” will present research on the history of Delaware College (the predecessor institution of the University of Delaware) during the  antebellum period, c.1830s-1850s. Using materials from Special Collections in Morris Library and University Archives, students have investigated Delaware College’s ties to slavery and its relationship to neighboring communities of African Americans, free and unfree.

Inspired by the UD Antiracism Initiative, this class is the first in a series of team-taught seminars that will examine legacies of slavery and dispossession in Delaware’s past and ask how to redress these histories in the present.

The event will feature contributions from UD students Ruth Decosse, Allison Autry-Herr, Val Gould, Anisha Gupta, Britt Henry, Margaret Hughes, Maureen Iplenski, Tara Lennon, Sophie Phillips, Krishanna Prince, Kate Uray, Tyler Welsh, and Collin Willard.

To register for the event please visit https://library.udel.edu/events/events/?id=408

SGA hosts Student Body Town Hall on 12/8

Join the Student Government Association (SGA) for a Student Body Town Hall on December 8th to address What’s Next? A Discussion about Gender-Based Violence with panelists from the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership & Learning, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Interfraternity Council and Title IX.  The purpose of this event is to allow students to voice their concerns and allow the administration to disseminate information that is crucial to the student experience to help build trust and transparency between UD Administrators and Students. Be heard!

Registration Link: register here

When: December 8th 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Mitchell Hall Theatre, Newark Campus

Visit linktr.ee/udelsga to submit questions for the panelists

AAP Fall 2021 Guest Speaker Series Continues on Monday 11/29!

Our speaker series continues on Monday November 29, during Common Hour (12:25 pm – 1:25 pm), with Mark Hunker.  Mark is a defense contractor and entrepreneur.   He is excited to discuss his varied work experiences in cyber security, defense, and business.

Please join us via Zoom on Monday at 12:25 pm or join one of our live broadcast locations on each campus:

Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/93467542801

Broadcast Locations

  • Dover – 761 ETB
  • Georgetown – 142 JTC
  • Wilmington – CEB 928

Here is a link to a news article on our speaker series on the AAP Website, which includes information on our upcoming speakers and past recordings:  https://www.aap.udel.edu/news/Pages/Fall-2021-Guest-Speaker-Series.aspx

Open Mic Night! 11/17 @7:00pm

Open Mic Wednesday November 17 @7:00 p.m.

AAP students are invited to UD’s Open Mic celebrating diverse voices from the UD community. Prose or poetry, read from your own or a favorite author’s work. In this season of thanks, poems and prose that focus on gratitude and celebration are especially welcome.

November 17 @7:00pm. Five minute limit. Sign up at the Zoom session.

Zoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/96704955530 

Password: Openmic 

Hosted by the English Department

National Agenda: Reflecting America Speaker Series

Upcoming Speaker Event: Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Power of Art

To attend in person at Mitchell Hall Theatre, register at bit.ly/NA2021-inperson
Or for the live webinar, register at bit.ly/NA2021-online

Nikkolas Smith is an “artivist,” author, and Hollywood film illustrator. He illustrated The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, a new children’s book by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson.

AAP Guest Speaker Series Presents….Katherine Lewis!

The Fall 2021 Guest Speaker Series Presents….. Katherine Lewis, J.D.!

Katherine is an immigration attorney and she is excited to discuss the experiences and opportunities that have shaped her career. Both nationally and globally, immigration is a hot topic. UD alumna Katy Lewis has been an immigration attorney for more than 10 years, representing individuals on a wide array of immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — the highest level of appeal in the federal court system before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Join us on Zoom on Nov. 15 to hear about the interesting experiences and opportunities that led her to a career in law and learn more about the important work she does!

Monday, Nov. 15
AAP Common Hour: 12:25 – 1:25 p.m.
Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/93467542801

This Zoom presentation will be broadcast live on each AAP campus:

  • Wilmington: CEB Room 928
  • Dover: Room 761 ETB
  • Georgetown: Room 142 JTC

UDance Presentation and Information Session for AAP Students TODAY!

Today, Monday 11/8 from 12:30-1:15pm, AAP will welcome UDance and Joe McDonough. They will explain the UDance program and lead a discussion about how AAP students can get involved.  It will be hosted via the Zoom link below to join the live presentation This is a really exciting opportunity!

UDance believes college students have the ability to end childhood cancer. We are built on a foundation of hope, unity, perseverance, and passion. Our work inspires thousands of people to raise funds and awareness to battle the fight against childhood cancer. By hosting engaging events year round, we foster mutually motivational relationships between University of Delaware students and local families affected by childhood cancer. UDance financially aids families nationwide and funds cutting-edge research studies that save lives. We celebrate the hard work and dedication of our participants annually by hosting a 12-hour dance marathon in the Spring.

UDance is not just another event at the University of Delaware. It’s a tradition that has far-reaching effects on our community. It’s a tradition that brings our Blue Hen’s together to benefit a life changing cause. And it’s a tradition that we hope you take part in. Join us today in our fight for a world without childhood cancer!

AAP Engineering Interest Meetings- Dover & Georgetown!

Our AAP campuses in Dover and Georgetown are pleased to welcome Dr. Chuck Shermeyer from the College of Engineering! Dr. Shermeyer will present to AAP students who are interested in pursuing an Engineering major at UD. He will discuss areas including the requirements for applying to majors within the College of Engineering, classes that students can take while in AAP, and the transition from AAP to the College of Engineering.

If you are interested in attending this event, or would like to get additional information about College of Engineering majors, please submit this College of Engineering Interest Form

Presentations will occur in:

  • Dover: November 10, 2021 at 12:25pm-1:15pm in Room 762 ETB
  • Georgetown: November 15, 2021 at 12:25pm-1:15pm in Room 140 JTC

National Agenda: Reflecting America Speaker Series

Upcoming Speaker Event: Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
A First in the First State

Online event, Register at bit.ly/NA2021-online

Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride represents the First State Senate District in northern Delaware. When she was elected in November 2020, she became the first openly transgender state senator in American history.

Upcoming College of Arts & Sciences Events!

 

 

 

 

 

October 29th & November 19th, 2021

Learn about the MA program in American Material Culture Studiesat the University of Delaware.  Two more Visit Days are coming up, which we encourage interested students to attend, either virtually or in person.  Visit Days will take place on Oct 29th and Nov 19th and pre-registration is required.  The UD/Winterthur MA in American Material Culture program is fully funded – 100% of students accepted into the program get free tuition AND $22K annual stipend (as of 2021).

Learn more and register HERE

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2021. 4:00 – 6:00 pm EST

Learn about the African American Public Humanities Initiative.  This is for students who want to pursue their PhD in the public humanities with an emphasis on African American/Africana Studies through our departments of Art History, History or English.  This program provides full tuition remission and a yearly stipend for five years, PLUS annual professional development funding of $2,000 for five years, and summer research funding of $4,500 a year for five years. Our recruitment event for the AAPHI program is being held virtually, on November the 10th.  Pre-registration is required. Our guest speaker is Kamasi C. Hill; historian, theologian, educator, art curator, and filmmaker. Hosted by Dr. Monica A. Coleman.

Learn more and register HERE

November 9, 2021. 7:00 pm EST

You are invited to a talk by Fábio Kabral, “Afrofuturismo.”  Fábio Kabral and Karolina Desireé of Brazil are leading theorists and activists of Brazilian Afrofuturismo, a movement that encompasses theory, activism, literature and comics, visual and performing arts, and fashion and design. This will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The talk will be given in Portuguese with English interpretation.  This event is free and open to the public but does require pre-registration. Hosted by Dr. Persephone Braham, this event is supported by generous contributions from the Paul R. Jones Initiative Anti-Racism Grant, the University of Delaware Faculty Senate Cultural Activities and Public Events fund (CAPE), the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Latin American & Iberian Studies program, and the Global Studies Program.

Learn more and register HERE