Examples of University of Delaware Projects

Students studying to be health professionals practice their bedside manor during Health Care Theatre, where an acting student potrays an ill patient.

Healthcare Theatre

The Healthcare Theatre (shown above) is a unique interdisciplinary education program at the University of Delaware that helps healthcare professionals develop communication skills through interactive scenarios presented by theatre students. With this transformative approach to education, theatre students are trained to portray patients and family members so that health sciences students can practice both technical and interpersonal skills in a safe environment without compromising quality of care.

“Same Story” Different Countries

The “Same Story” Different Countries (SSDC) project seeks to promote a deeper understanding of racism as experienced in the United States and in South Africa. UD and community dancers, choreographers, composers, poets and visual artists created this multidisciplinary project with the goal to promote empathy and global understanding for audiences, participants and other community partners. The project is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC), in collaboration with Christina Cultural Arts Center.

Master Players SeriesCampus Chatter

The project was designed to showcase the most talented UD performing art students, alumni and faculty in an original musical productions promoting cultural understanding and exchange through the consideration of important social issues facing young Americans.

University Mechanical Hall Museum

Cape ReSoundings, Sound is an archeological and navigational tool for exploring the richly complicated terrain of South African history for artists Garth Erasmus and Siemon Allen. Through their work in ReSoundings we enter a world of South African chronologies and heritage deeply rooted and specific, yet resonant beyond national borders. Cape ReSoundings, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC). (August – December 2015)

Arts and cultural community engagement projects foster global understanding and promote social change. Through participatory dance, music, theatre, visual arts, poetry and narrative, social problems are experienced. Together, community members, artists and scholars design creative solutions with empathy and courage.