Delaware to the World

 

The University of Delaware cordially invites you to

Delaware to the World

World-changing ideas happen every day at UD.

This fall, join Provost Robin Morgan and fellow Blue Hens for an interactive networking and educational series, as we bring the intriguing, groundbreaking topics to life in your area. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be offered.

DOVER, DE

Thursday, September 13  |  5:30 p.m.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N Dupont Highway

Topics for the evening include:

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD's Campus | Alan Brangman, Alan Brangman, executive vice president and treasurer
Ensuring the health and vision of UD’s physical plant has been critical to the institution’s success.  Geography, demographics, history and vision all play a part when it comes to creating a nurturing educational environment through facilities.  

At the Tipping Point? The Need for Support of Work/Life Balance | Dr. Bahira Trask, associate chair of Human Development and Family Studies
As families change, employers in the US and abroad must adopt policies in support of their workforces. But how?  At what cost?  Explore the challenges and opportunities of this global topic.

How Nemo Finds Home | Dr. Danielle Dixson, assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment’s department of biosciences
Ever wonder how fish know where they live? Find out their secret mapping and imprinting of underwater reefs and defining what makes a fish’s home—their home.

RSVP by Thursday, September 6. Attire is business casual.



REHOBOTH BEACH, DE

Thursday, September 20  |  5:30 p.m
Rehoboth Beach Country Club
221 West Side Drive

Topics for the evening include:

Beyond the Bricks: The Story of UD's Campus | Peter Krawchyk, vice president of facilities, real estate and auxiliary services
Ensuring the health and vision of UD’s physical plant has been critical to the institution’s success.  Geography, demographics, history and vision all play a part when it comes to creating a nurturing educational environment through facilities.

Every Child a Bookworm: Improving Literacy Outcomes | Dr. Sharon Walpole, professor in University of Delaware’s School of Education and Director of the Professional Development Center for Educators
Learn how effective and free curriculum is changing outcomes for schools that need it most.

Winds of Change: The Vision and Vistas of Offshore Wind Power | Dr. Jeremy Firestone, director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration
Giant-sized wind turbines can provide power to an increasingly electrified existence.
But given public perceptions, is offshore wind power a mirage or the shape of things to come?


RSVP by Thursday, September 13. Country club attire.


Speakers:

Alan Brangman, executive vice president and treasurer, formerly vice president for facilities, real estate and auxiliary services

Brangman earned his bachelor of architecture degree at Cornell University and holds an executive master's in leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. From 2010 to 2012, Brangman was architect and campus planner at UD, and he was associate vice president of facilities, real estate and university architect at Howard University from 2012 to 2013. He has also served as university architect for Georgetown University and as director of design arts for the National Endowment for the Arts. Brangman has also been appointed to a second term on the Overseas Building Advisory Council by the US State Department.

  Alan Brangman
 

Danielle Dixson, assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment’s department of biosciences

Dixson's research focuses on the population, community, sensory and behavioral ecology of marine coastal organisms with an emphasis on coral reef communities. Dixson’s work typically focusing on how human-induced environmental change, such as pollution, habitat degradation and climate change, impact the behavior of individual species through the manipulation of sensory signals. Her undergraduate degree is in general biology and marine science from the University of Tampa, and her Ph.D. is in marine science from James Cook University in Australia. For more details, visit her lab site at www.dixsonlab.com and her storybook site at www.seastorybooks.com.

  Danielle Dixson
 

Jeremy Firestone, director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration

Firestone serves on the faculty of the School of Marine Science and Policy. His research focuses on the areas of offshore wind power, climate change and policy regarding renewable energy. Firestone received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a law degree and bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  Jeremy Firestone
 

Peter Krawchyk, AIA, AUA, LEED-AP, vice president of facilities, real estate and auxiliary services, university architect

With nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, Peter is responsible for several campus operations – Maintenance & Operations, Project Planning & Delivery, Real Estate, Custodial Services, Auxiliary Services – as well as over $500M of capital projects as the University Architect. With these dual roles, Peter provides a unique perspective on the planning and implementation of the physical campus.

Peter is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council. His professional focus is on the beneficial impacts of collaborative planning with faculty, staff, and students.
 

  Peter Krawchyk, AIA, AUA, LEED-AP
 

Bahira Sherif Trask, associate chair of Human Development and Family Studies

Trask specializes in globalization, family and personal relationships and work-life issues, specifically the relationship between economics, women and family life. She is the author of the books Global Trends in Gender, Work & Family and Globalization and Families and editor of the books Personal Relationships, Cultural Diversity and Families and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women’s Issues Worldwide, vol. 4.

  Bahira Sherif Trask
 

Sharon Walpole, Ph.D., professor in University of Delaware’s School of Education and Director of the Professional Development Center for Educators

Wapole earned the International Literacy Association’s Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award in 2018, the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016 and the National Reading Conference Early Career Achievement Award in 2007. Her research on literacy coaching, professional learning for teachers and design of flexible interventions for students who struggle is published in 10 books and 50 book chapters and articles. Her research has earned funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. She is the author of Bookworms Reading and Writing, an open education resource published by the nonprofit OpenUp Resources and offered to teachers for free. Walpole designs and provides direct support for teachers and leaders in schools whose students struggle in reading and writing.

  Sharon Walpole, Ph.D.

 


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