Earth Day Film

The National Geographic film “Paris to Pittsburgh” will be shown April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Trabant Theatre on the Newark campus. A faculty panel will lead a discussion to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The Earth Day event is co-sponsored by the Energy and Environmental Policy Student Association, the Climate Reality Project @ UD, and the Delaware Environmental Institute.

Scholarship for NJ College Students

EDWARD R. HALL/ROBERT R. HANNA SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The objective of the scholarship is to acknowledge students for their academic and personal accomplishments in the field of conservation and/or natural resources.

ELIGIBILITY
The applicant must:
1.be a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college, or a resident of New Jersey attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; and
2.have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of study;and
3.be an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries,forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife. Other areas related to conservation may also qualify.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded in memory of Edward R. Hall and Robert R. Hanna.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:
Mail the completed application form, the current university/college transcript, a list of clubs and/or organizations related to conservation and natural resources, a one-page essay that states your qualification, a list of experiences related to conservation and/or natural resources, and a list of two references with complete contact information to the address below:

FIRMAN E. BEAR CHAPTER, SWCS
C/O USDA-NRCS
220 DAVIDSON AVE, 4TH FLOOR
SOMERSET, NJ 08873

The application must be postmarked by May 6, 2019. The award will be announced by May 30, 2019.

NJSWCS Scholarship Application

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarship

The Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association announces the availability of several scholarships for college-aged horticulture students.

The MNLGA Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship will award three $5,000 scholarships for eligible students in ornamental horticulture and landscape programs.

Applications for this scholarship are due May 31st. Visit the MNLGA website, for more information.

Brazil Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Interest Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6-7, in Gore 308

WINTER SESSION 2020
STUDY ABROAD
LANDSCAPE EXPLORATION OF BRAZIL

Brazil is a vast, diverse and ecologically fascinating destination. In this program, students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.  Students will observe and portray the landscape in both Rio de Janeiro – a vibrant city known for diverse architecture and gardens, miles of beaches, and warm, welcoming people – and the Amazon Rain Forest. Students will see how the work of the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx affects Brazilian culture in public and private gardens in and around Rio. Students will also enjoy the beach, modern art museums and various cultural events such as samba and the famous “hippie fair”.

Students will interact with members of the landscape firm Roberto Burle Marx, LTD as they study a variety of Brazilian landscapes and artists.  In addition, sketching techniques, students will learn landscape architecture graphic techniques used to portray the urban environment and its related objects through visits to gardens, art museums and modern buildings. This program includes a major excursion to the Amazon River where we explore the flora, fauna and culture of the Amazon Rain Forest.  A weekend excursion to a famous botanical garden and art complex and Tiradentes (historic gold trail town).

Landscape exploration of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon provides students with the rich experience of immersion in the cultural and ecological patterns of Brazil.  Whether you are interested in cultural landscapes, tropical ecology, art, or architecture, this program is your chance to experience the vibrant culture and emerging economy of Brazil.

Tour of the Poultry Industry

April 19, 2019
7:30 am -5:00 pm Leaving from Townsend Hall

This is an opportunity to learn about the poultry industry and how broilers (chickens) are raised for meat. The tour will visit:

  • Perdue Farms hatchery (hatching over one million chicks per week)
  • Organic Broiler Farm (chance to visit the birds in a broiler house)
  • Perdue processing plant (learn about food safety) with new controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) system

You will also have the chance to have lunch with Perdue Human Resource personnel and recent UD alumni working at Perdue to learn about internships, full time positions and their scholarship program.

The vans or bus will leave the Townsend Hall parking lot at 7:30 am and will return around 5:00 pm. To sign up for this tour or if you have questions, please contact Prof. Alphin at 302-831-0825 or ralphin@udel.edu 

Student Appellate Board Members Needed

The Office of Student Conduct is currently recruiting students to apply for the 2019-2020 Appellate Board.

The student Appellate Board members will have the opportunity to join UD faculty and staff to assist in creating an impact on the community through their service as the final reviewing body for pending student conduct matters.  This can also allow students to gain valuable critical and analytical thinking skills, improve their time management and professionalism, and learn about civic engagement, ethics and integrity.

Applications are available here, and are due by March 9th and please find the UDaily Article for more information.

One Health Seminar

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole. The growing concern associated with antimicrobial resistance is that it threatens human and animal health. This seminar will highlight what we know and what we can do to work together using a One Health approach to this critical global health threat.

Panelists: Michael Bazaco and Sara Bazaco, Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland specializing in infectious disease epidemiology

Date: Mar. 21
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: STAR Health Sciences Complex, Atrium
Register to attend.

Summer Internship Opportunity at CANR Hop Yard

Dr. Erik Ervin in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Mike Popovich, Farm Manager, are looking to hire a CANR undergraduate to conduct a hops organic fertilizer trial as an UD Extension Scholar http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/ and for an additional hourly wage. The Extension Scholar program runs from June 9 to August 14 and comes with a $4000 stipend. The student could also earn additional hourly wages ($12/hr) for hop yard maintenance starting in May and continuing into September.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Dr. Ervin eervin@udel.edu. He may then contact you to schedule an interview.