Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Teacher of the Year

    November 20, 2019

    College of Education alum Rebecca Vitelli explains how UD prepared her to be Delaware’s top teacher University of Delaware alumna Rebecca Vitelli has been named Delaware’s 2020 State Teacher of the Year. At age 26, she is one of the youngest nominees t …

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  • 20 Years of Study Abroad

    November 20, 2019

    HDFS Professor Norma Gaines-Hanks wins Faculty Director of the Year Award As the University of Delaware celebrates Global Month in November, the Institute for Global Studies is celebrating the accomplishments of one of our own. Norma Gaines-Hanks, asso …

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  • From Dreamer to Leader

    November 5, 2019

    UD junior Saray Lopez on the challenges of being first-generation college student Leaving home to attend the University of Delaware wasn’t easy for Saray Lopez, a first-generation college student and human relations administration major in the College …

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  • HRA Conference Award

    HRA Conference Award

    October 22, 2019

    Human Development and Family Sciences will sponsor a limited number of students interested in attending the Delaware Society for Human Resources Management annual conference in Dover, DE on November 4 and 5.  Interested students can submit an applicati …

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  • Fall Social Entrepreneurship Series

    Fall Social Entrepreneurship Series

    October 7, 2019

    Social Entrepreneurship in Residence Talk: Meghan Wallace and Catherine Lindroth, Co-Founders of Social Contract Social Contract helps communities solve complex social problems. They partner with government, philanthropic, and community leaders who are …

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  • Race and Culture Series: Research and Justice: Contradiction or Willful Ignorance?

    September 10, 2019

    Thursday, October 17th 3:00 – 5:00 PM 116 Willard Hall Light Refreshments will be served Stovall’s workshop seeks to engage university researchers/scholars in a series of questions that have been understood as contentious over the last 80 years.  These …

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  • Research Colloquium

    September 4, 2019

    UDisclose: Supporting disclosure decisions among Delawareans in recovery from substance use disorders Friday, September 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in 220 Alison Hall Reception with refreshments immediately following the seminar RSVP Descr …

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  • Samantha Leonard with Groomed book cover

    Surviving Sexual Assault

    August 2, 2019

    Book authored by alumna Samantha Leonard shed light on how predators “groom” victims As a survivor of childhood sexual assault, University of Delaware alumna Samantha Leonard knows that sexual predators are methodical about targeting and manipulating t …

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  • Independence Day For People With Disabilities…Or Not

    Independence Day For People With Disabilities…Or Not

    July 11, 2019

    Professor Steven Eidelman outlines why ‘interdependence’ is a more worthwhile pursuit than ‘independence’…for all people. July 4th is upon us. Independence Day. We celebrate America’s signing of the Declaration of Independence. The official beginning o …

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  • Honored with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Awards are, from left, Rob Palkovitz, William Lewis, Jack Puleo and Flora Poindexter

    Celebrating Excellent Teaching and Advising

    May 22, 2019

    Faculty and graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching and advising Four members of the University of Delaware faculty have been recognized for outstanding work in teaching and two for excellence in advisement and mentoring. In addition, f …

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