An interview program hosted by UD Information Technologies that airs Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. on WVUD, 91.3 FM, Newark, DE, the listener-supported voice of the University of Delaware. Featured guests include UD faculty, staff, and students, talking about their research, teaching, service projects, and other interests. (Occasional guests to campus, too!)
Jawanza Keita joined us to introduce listeners to UD's #VoicesOfUDel campaign, designed to foster positive conversation that promotes the value of diversity.
Associate Professor Mark Serva, Accounting and MIS, and Marcin Cencek (A&S '14) joined us to talk about UD's Global Enterprise Technology minor and internship.
Lights, Camera, EARTH!
Associate Professor Adam Rome, Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair in Environment, joined us to preview the films and format of the first annual Lights, Camera, EARTH! film festival at UD. In addition to describing the 11 films that will be shown Feb. 21-23 in Mitchell Hall, Prof. Rome talked about UD's new program in Environmental Humanities.
We were joined today by four middle schoolers who are actively campaigning to get Delawareans to recycle their "organic trash" into compost; even signing up over 150 households in one of their pilot programs.
Women in Engineering
Asst. Profs. Jenni Buckley and Heather Doty, Mechanical Engineering, and Melissa Jurist, program director for UD K-12 engineering, talked about some of the reasons so few women join engineering and other STEM disciplines. We had such an interesting discussion, that we expect them to come back again this spring.
Student Engagement: Writing, advising, technology, classroom management, AND residential life
Bob Gonyea, keynote speaker at the 2014 UD Winter Faculty Institute, joined us for a preview of some of the themes he'll raise on campus on January 9. His data shows that retaining and engaging university students is the business of faculty AND support staff, and that certain kinds of learning engage students more readily.