Events

Upcoming Events

UDARF regularly holds three types of events:

Link to previous years’ events

Click each speaker’s name to view the corresponding UDaily article (when available).


Luncheons 2022-2023

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Speaker:  Dr. Doug Tallamy, TA Baker Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
Topic: Nature’s Best Hope
Where: The Audion Star Tower (Complete the Luncheon Reservation form)
Time:
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at noon)

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Anne M. Boylan, Professor Emerita of History and of Women and Gender Studies 
Topic:  Votes for Delaware Women
Location: The Audion Star Tower (Complete the Luncheon Reservation form)
Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at noon)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Speaker:  Dr. James Butkiewicz, Professor, Department of Economics, UD
Topic: TBA
Location:
The Audion Star Tower (Complete the Luncheon Reservation form)
Time:
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at noon)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: The Audion Star Tower (Complete the Luncheon Reservation form)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at noon)


My Intellectual Journey Series 2022-2023

Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
Speaker:  Panel Lead by Dr. Larry Peterson, Professor Emeritus, Music History & Literature & Adjunct Faculty, Master of Art in Liberal Science (MALS) program
Title:  Former UD Faculty Discuss “OLLI”
Location: Courtyard by Marriott
Time: 3:45 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at 4:00 pm)

Thursday, Mar 23, 2023
Speaker: Dr. James Magee, Judge Hugh M. Morris Prof Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations, UD
Title: TBA
Location: Courtyard by Marriott
Time: 3:45 p.m. (speaker is scheduled starting at 4:00 pm)


Executive Committee Meetings 2022-2023

Visitors are welcome.

Please contact Dana Brittingham Perry (at 302-831-2101) if you wish to attend.
Courtyard By Marriott – Newark. Meetings start at 2 p.m. in Room 106
Dates for 2022-2023: Sep 30 (Fri), Nov 11 (Fri), Jan 24 (Tues) and Apr 18 (Tues).


Previous Years’ Events

Luncheons 2021-2022

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Susan B. Sheehy, Director, Veterans and College Athletes Together (VCAT) Project, UD
Topic: VCAT (https://youtu.be/w6QwTwlp5Yc)

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Speaker: Dean Maria Aristigueta, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, UD
Topic: The Biden School: Sixty years of academic excellence in public affairs education

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Speaker: Chrissi Rawak, Director, Intercollegiate Athletic and Recreation Services, UD
Topic: Delaware Athletics & Recreation Services: Achieving Excellence Together

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Assanis, President, UD
Topic: TBA


My Intellectual Journey Series 2021-2022

Thursday, Nov 11, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Hal White, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UD
Title: Bugs, Eggs and PBL

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Frederick Adams, Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Science & Philosophy, UD
Title: TBA

Luncheons 2020-2021

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Norm Wagner, Unidel Robert L Pigford Chair, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Professor, Physics & Astronomy, UD
Topic: How to make materials for spacesuits (and more!)

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod, Edward L Ratledge Professor, Physical Therapy; Assoc Vice President, Research Office, UD
Topic: FastFES to Improve Walking Post-Stroke:  An effective intervention that is not for everyone

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Donald Sparks, Unidel S Hallock du Pont Chair, Plant & Soil Science; Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering, UD
Topic: Impact of a Changing Climate on the Coastal Environment

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Assanis, President, UD
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


My Intellectual Journey Series 2020-2021

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020
Speaker: Mr. Ralph Begleiter, Edward F. & Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emeritus, Communication, UD
Title: A Journalist’s Soul & Spirit

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
Speaker: Leslie F Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Prof Emerita, Political Science & International Relations, UD
Title: TBA


Luncheons 2019-2020

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Speaker: Dr. John Pelesko, Dean, Arts & Sciences, UD
Topic: What I Learned in My First Year as Dean

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Speaker: Mr. Sanford (Sandy) Robbins, Producing Artistic Director, Theater, UD
Topic: The Resident Ensemble Players: your theatre company

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Speaker: Dr. James M. Jones, Trustees’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences & Africana Studies, UD
Topic: Diversity is the New Normal: De- and Re-Constructing Diversity

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Dennis AssanisPresident, UD
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


My Intellectual Journey Series 2019-2020

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Margaret L. Andersen, Edward F. & Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emerita, Sociology, UD
Title: My Intellectual Journey: Reflections on Race, Gender, and Sociology

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


Luncheons 2018-2019

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Robert L. Hampel, Professor, School of Education, UD
Topic: Fast and Curious: a History of American Shortcuts to Education and Culture

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Robin W. Morgan, Provost, UD
Topic: 2020 and Beyond: Investing in UD’s Intellectual and Physical Capital

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Speaker: Dr. David P. Redlawsk, James R. Soles Professor and Chair, Political Science & International Relations, UD
Topic: How Foundational are Moral Foundations: Examining the Effects of Partisanship on Violations of Moral Values

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Dennis AssanisPresident, UD


My Intellectual Journey Series 2018-2019

Thursday, January 31, 2018 
Speaker: Dr. Robert J. Taggart, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Education, UD
Title: Thirty-Eight Years of Teaching, Research and “Politics”

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Marian L. PalleyProfessor Emerita, Political Science and International Relations, UD
Title: My Academic Journey


Luncheons 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Sloane-White, Professor of Anthropology and Chair, Women and Gender Studies, UD
Topic: Corporate Islam: Sharia in the Modern Islamic Workplace

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Michael D. Greenberg, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, UD
Topic: From Neurons to Matisse

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Julie NishimuraFaculty Accompanist (Piano), Music, UD and Co-Founder/Director, Distant Voices Touring Theatre
Topic: A Glimpse into Distant Voices Touring Theatre (talk & performance)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Dennis AssanisPresident, UD


My Intellectual Journey Series 2017-2018

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Speaker: Dr. M. Sandra CarberryProfessor, Computer and Information Sciences, UD
Title: No One is an Island

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Jay L. HalioProfessor Emeritus, English, UD
Title: Jay Halio’s Intellectual Journey, 1946-present