presidential news & communications

communications

 

2020

presentation — university of delaware board of trustees — dec. 8, 2020

presentation — faculty senate — dec. 7, 2020

letter — a time to give thanks — nov. 23, 2020

presentation — Delaware Office of Management & Budget — nov. 10, 2020

letter — moving forward as a university and as a nation — nov. 7, 2020

letter — vote — nov. 2, 2020

letter — support u.s. research during covid-19 (signed with 49 peer presidents in science) (pdf) — oct. 30, 2020

letter — looking ahead to an exciting 2021 — oct. 21, 2020

letter — ud financial outlook: ensuring transparency (signed with trustees chairman john cochran) — oct. 14, 2020

letter — ud financial outlook: personnel measures (signed with provost robin morgan and evp john long) — oct. 8, 2020

presentation — general faculty meeting and town hall (slides; audience Q&A) — oct. 1, 2020

letter — ud financial outlook: meeting the challenges ahead (sent to faculty and staff) — sept. 24, 2020

letter — ud financial outlook: our commitment to your academic success (sent to students) — sept. 24, 2020

letter — remembering 9/11 — sept. 11, 2020

letter — embracing change: welcome to ud's 2020-21 academic year — sept. 1, 2020

letter — advancing toward greater social justice — aug. 28, 2020

letter — fire damages chabad center for jewish life — aug. 26, 2020

letter — fall 2020 planning: most ud academic courses to be delivered online — july 22, 2020

letter — protecting ud's international students — july 14, 2020

letter to the class of 2020 — postponement of commencement to 2021 — july 13, 2020

letter — our return to campus: update on the fall semester — june 23, 2020

presentation — ud board of trustees — june 23, 2020 

letter — celebrating juneteenth at the university of delaware — june 18, 2020

letter — we can do better as a university community — june 4, 2020

letter — ud phased campus reopening — may 31, 2020

letter — creating a more just society — may 29, 2020

presentation — general faculty meeting and town hall — may 11, 2020

letter — blue hen celebration set for may 30 — may 11, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: phased campus reopening — may 8, 2020

letter — managing our path forward (signed with provost robin morgan and executive vice president john long) — may 4, 2020

letter — covid-19 impact and outlook: advancing our strong ud community — april 27, 2020

letter to the class of 2020 — celebrating the class of 2020: moving forward — april 16, 2020

letter — covid-19 pandemic pay protocol in effect for spring semester — april 2, 2020

video — momentum and resilience: our ud spring semester resumes — march 29, 2020 

letter — coronavirus update: emergency academic policies instituted — march 26, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: remote-work period extended to may 15 — march 24, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: remote-work period extended to april 13 — march 20, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: spring break extended — march 15, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: residence halls to close — march 13, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: additional cases confirmed — march 12, 2020

letter — coronavirus update: campus response to confirmed coronavirus case — march 11, 2020

presentation — delaware general assembly's joint capital improvement committee — march 3, 2020

op-ed — ud's commitment to first state students — feb. 10, 2020

presentation — delaware general assembly's joint finance committee — feb. 6, 2020

letter — keeping our community healthy: stay informed about coronavirus — feb. 5, 2020

editorial — the future of the internal combustion engineinternational journal of engine research (pdf), january 2020

letter — shaping a bold future together — jan. 2, 2020

 

2019

presentation — board of trustees — dec. 10, 2019

letter — input sought for middle states accreditation (signed with provost robin morgan) — oct. 25, 2019

presentation — general faculty — oct. 7, 2019

letter — remembering 9/11 — sept. 11, 2019

letter — our shared path forward: ud strategic plan (signed with provost robin morgan and executive vice president john long) — sept. 10, 2019

letter — welcome to campus! — aug. 26, 2019

letter — guided by mission in a world of continuous change — ud magazine, september 2019

letter — mass shootings in el paso and dayton — aug. 4, 2019

letter — employee appreciation month: celebrating our shared accomplishments — june 6, 2019

speech — commencement 2019 (video, beginning at 53:35) — june 1, 2019

presentation — ud board of trustees — may 14, 2019

presentation — general faculty meeting — may 13, 2019

letter — our commitment to international scholarship (signed with provost robin morgan) — may 10, 2019

letter — ensuring good mental health — may 1, 2019

letter — sharing the lifelong journey of a ud education — ud magazine, april 2019

letter — please welcome the next dean of the college of education and human development — april 29, 2019

presentation — delaware general assembly’s joint capital improvement committee — april 3, 2019

letter — tragedy in new zealand — march 15, 2019

presentation — delaware general assembly's joint finance committee — jan. 31, 2019

letter — our exciting new year ahead — jan. 2, 2019

 

2018

presentation — ud board of trustees — dec. 11, 2018

presentation — delaware office of management and budget — nov. 7, 2018

statement — on diversity and transgender protections — oct. 30, 2018

letter — tragedy in pittsburgh — oct. 28, 2018

presentation — update to general faculty — oct. 8, 2018

letter — the power of purpose — ud magazine, september 2018

letter — ensuring access to ud’s excellence — sept. 10, 2018

op-ed — ud: our culture of inspiration and impact — the review, sept. 4, 2018

letter — the power of ideas, the promise of purpose — aug. 27, 2018

letter — new dean for the college of engineering (signed with provost robin morgan) — july 26, 2018

letter — a new chapter for dean george watson (signed with provost robin morgan) — june 28, 2018

speech — address at 169th commencement (video here from 00:56:00 to 01:09:00) — may 26, 2018

letter — robin morgan named ud’s 11th provost — may 21, 2018

presentation — delaware general assembly joint capital improvement committee (with video message by chemours president and ceo mark vergnano)  — may 16, 2018

letter — regarding an incident counter to our values — april 16, 2018

letter — remembering dr. martin luther king jr. — april 4, 2018

letter — moving forward on ud’s multicultural center (signed with interim provost robin morgan) — march 5, 2018

presentation — delaware general assembly joint finance committee — feb. 7, 2018

letter — a year of limitless opportunities — jan. 3, 2018

 

2017

letter — to congress regarding protection of dreamers (signed with nearly 800 other universities and sent by ace) — oct. 19, 2017

letter — maintaining a safe ud community — oct. 13, 2017

presentation — general faculty — oct. 2, 2017

letter — tragedy in las vegas — oct. 2, 2017

letter — perspective on today’s daca announcement — sept. 5, 2017

letter — on partnerships — ud messenger, september 2017

letter — welcome, ud community — aug. 28, 2017

letter — a message to the university community (regarding events in charlottesville, va.; signed with provost domenico grasso and vice provost for diversity carol henderson) — aug. 15, 2017

letter — to the university of delaware community (regarding katherine dettwyler) — june 25, 2017

letter — we are still in (open letter supporting climate action to meet the paris agreement, signed with more than 1,200 government, business and university leaders) — june 5, 2017

speech — address at 168th commencement (video here from 00:53:00 to 1:07:00) — may 27, 2017

letter — response to no blue hen is illegal petition on change.org — may 8, 2017

presentation — general faculty — may 1, 2017

op-ed — university research takes the long view; america must, too — the news journal, april 13, 2017

letter — excerpt from inauguration speech — ud messenger, april 2017

letter — to president trump regarding the deferred action for childhood arrivals (signed with more than 560 other universities and sent by ace) — march 16, 2017

letter — to homeland security secretary kelly regarding immigration order (signed with 600 other universities and sent by ace) — feb. 3, 2017

letter — response to white house executive order on immigration — jan. 29, 2017

letter — to our international community — jan. 9, 2017

letter — happy new year — jan. 6, 2017

 

2016

speech — inauguration — dec. 7, 2016

video — inauguration — dec. 7, 2016

op-ed — what makes a great university? — the news journal, dec. 1, 2016

letter — on ud’s priorities — ud messenger, december 2016

letter — a letter to the ud campus community — nov. 15, 2016

letter — ud launches know more campaign — oct. 24, 2106

op-ed — a great university upholds great principles — the review, oct. 18, 2016

speech — general faculty — sept. 12, 2016

letter — greetings, blue hens — ud messenger, september 2016

letter — a new year, a new future — aug. 30, 2016

letter — response to orlando shootings — june 13, 2016

letter — our shared ud journey — june 6, 2016

 

2015

video — trustees elect dennis assanis to lead ud — nov. 18, 2015

in the news

 

2020

ud diversity, equity efforts coordinated in central office — udaily, nov. 20, 2020

$11 million from nih for research — udaily, nov. 20, 2020

town halls update campus on covid-19 response — udaily, nov. 19, 2020

faculty senate holds november meeting — udaily, nov. 18, 2020

tackling racism at its root — udaily, oct. 29, 2020

promoting an inclusive campus climate — udaily, oct. 16, 2020

faculty senate holds october meeting — udaily, oct. 15, 2020

town hall addresses budget concerns — udaily, oct. 15, 2020

pete buttigieg talks about trust — udaily, oct. 14, 2020

an east-west collaboration — udaily, oct. 8, 2020

faculty senate holds first meeting of the academic year — udaily, sept. 28, 2020

a legacy of generosity: alumnus, trustee emeritus robert gore shaped past, present and future of ud — udaily, sept. 28, 2020

in memoriam: robert w. gore — udaily, sept. 25, 2020

new academic leadership appointments announced — udaily, aug. 13, 2020

board of trustees holds semiannual meeting — udaily, june 29, 2020

honoring the class of 2020 — udaily, may 28, 2020

president assanis appoints fall planning task force — udaily, may 28, 2020

general faculty meeting addresses plans for fall reopening — udaily, may 17, 2020

faculty senate holds virtual may meeting — udaily, may 10, 2020

louis l. redding diversity awards — udaily, may 6, 2020

beth brand named vice president, university secretary — udaily, april 12, 2020

faculty senate holds virtual april meeting — udaily, april 9, 2020

discovery hub opens: ud partners with chemours on state-of-the-art research and innovation center — udaily, march 10, 2020

new esports arena opens at ud — udaily, feb. 21, 2020

free college courses for delaware high school students — udaily, jan. 29, 2020

president briefs trustees on 2019 accomplishments — udaily, jan. 6, 2020

 

2019

novel makerspace boosts ud makernetwork for students, faculty, staff — udaily, dec. 18, 2019

shaping the world of financial services technology — udaily, nov. 21, 2019

a powerful voice for change — udaily, nov. 14, 2019

ud ranked a top school for budding entrepreneurs — udaily, nov. 12, 2019

aquiles iglesias named unidel esterly chair in health sciences — udaily, nov. 11, 2019

a salute to the veterans — udaily, nov. 11, 2019

forever inscribed — udaily, nov. 8, 2019

president assanis speaks at general faculty meeting — udaily, oct. 24, 2019

search for chief diversity officer — udaily, oct. 23, 2019

search for graduate college dean underway — udaily, oct. 4, 2019

ud's newest aramark chair — udaily, sept. 26, 2019

faculty senate holds first meeting of new academic year — udaily, sept. 23, 2019

marianthi ierapetritou joins ud as gore centennial chair in chemical and biomolecular engineering — udaily, sept. 17, 2019

president named to national innovation commission — udaily, sept. 10, 2019

u.s. news ranks ud 39th among top public universities — udaily, sept. 9, 2019

global education initiative: ud partners with ace on two-year process to expand its internationalization strategy — udaily, sept. 5, 2019

michael vaughan to serve as interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion — udaily, sept. 5, 2019

recognition for student-engagement efforts: new analysis puts ud among top institutions nationally — udaily, sept. 5, 2019

world rankings: ud ranks among top 1.3% worldwide — udaily, aug. 29, 2019

twilight induction 2019: ud welcomes new blue hens — udaily, aug. 27, 2019

$23.5 million to expand delaware's biomedical research — udaily, aug. 16, 2019

vice president for enrollment management appointed — udaily, aug. 14, 2019

spring general faculty meeting: president assanis recaps the year's accomplishments — udaily, july 8, 2019

biotechnology innovation hub: global experts visit ud to learn about biotech ecosystem — udaily, july 3, 2019

in memoriam: burnaby munson — udaily, june 28, 2019

john pelesko appointed dean of college of arts and sciences — udaily, june 24, 2019

vita nova renovation: ud's award-winning restaurant and teaching kitchen gets makeover — udaily, june 6, 2019

udarf holds may meeting: president assanis discusses future ud plans with retired faculty — udaily, june 3, 2019

trustees hold semiannual meeting: president assanis highlights recent campus achievements — udaily, june 3, 2019

commencement 2019: assanis applauds graduates for outstanding achievements — udaily, june 1, 2019

reaching the summit of scholarship: hundreds gather to celebrate hooding of ud's newest class of doctors — udaily, may 31, 2019

support for biopharmaceutical research: unidel foundation grants up to $15 million, but hopes to inspire others — udaily, may 30, 2019

ud supporters turn out: blue hens and friends celebrate i heart ud giving day — udaily, may 16, 2019

search for next vice president for enrollment management — udaily, may 10, 2019

gary henry named dean of college of education and human development — udaily, may 6, 2019

forbes ranks ud among america's best midsize employers — udaily, may 2, 2019

auburn university president steven leath headlines george m. worrilow and distinguished alumni awards — udaily, april 23, 2019

'ud day in dc' highlights impact of federal funding, strong connections — udaily, april 18, 2019

indra nooyi discusses corporate governance — udaily, april 3, 2019

president's scholarship challenge reaches goal — udaily, april 1, 2019

2019 women of promise: valerie biden owens encourages women to choose their own path — udaily, march 29, 2019

ud graduate programs ranked among the top in the nation — udaily, march 22, 2019

self-study process begins: ud prepares for middle states accreditation review — udaily, march 22, 2019

renowned scholar nancy c. jordan appointed to dean family endowed professorship for teacher education — udaily, march 21, 2019

in memoriam: alexander scarpone — udaily, march 20, 2019

nih director collins visits ud's 'vibrant research community': fireside chat explores priorities, potential and perils of health-related research — udaily, march 5, 2019

human-powered engine: a conversation with ud president dennis assanis — site selection magazine's delaware intelligence report, march 2019

biden school celebration: special events, policy discussions mark naming of school — udaily, feb. 27, 2019

john long named executive vice president and chief operating officer at ud — udaily, feb. 25, 2019

ensemble performs at carnegie hall in ud-designed attire — udaily, feb. 20, 2019

graduate college approved: ud faculty senate approves draft bylaws, organizational structure — udaily, feb. 19, 2019

in memoriam: richard b. murray — udaily, jan. 24, 2019

intellectual intersection: how ud builds on a 275-year legacy to create the knowledge economy of today and tomorrow — ud magazine, january 2019

president assanis highlights successful year, announces biden school — udaily, jan. 2, 2019

 

2018

whitney athletic center groundbreaking: ud alumnus ken whitney and his wife, liz, donated $10 million to help fund the $60 million project — udaily, dec. 19, 2018

new name, familiar face: ud establishes joseph r. biden, jr. school of public policy and administration — udaily, dec. 11, 2018

ud's biden institute and gov. carney host summit on state's opportunity zones — udaily, dec. 7, 2018

in memoriam: matthew j. hogan — udaily, nov. 30, 2018

ud honored by tri-state business group — udaily, nov. 27, 2018

construction of new athletic center and stadium renovation begins soon — udaily, nov. 17, 2018

jose-luis riera named vice president for student life at ud — udaily, nov. 16, 2018

community gathers to honor veterans: ud president assanis joins others to thank those who serve — udaily, nov. 9, 2018

in memoriam: sarah koury — udaily, nov. 9, 2018

ud president dennis assanis announces president’s scholarship challenge — udaily, nov. 8, 2018

ud celebrates new donor recognition society: founders society launches — udaily, nov. 2, 2018

celebrating innovation: university recognizes ud inventors — udaily, oct. 30, 2018

in memoriam: derek fils-aime — udaily, oct. 26, 2018

$25 million for research: ud is lead institution in program funded by nih, state of delaware — udaily, oct. 26, 2018

faculty senate holds october meeting — udaily, oct. 17, 2018

luminaries predict future of solar energy as 14th boer medal of merit awarded — udaily, oct. 12, 2018

new vice president named: wayne guthrie named vice president for human resources at ud — udaily, oct. 11, 2018

multicultural center working group issues final report — udaily, oct. 8, 2018

university of delaware contributes billions to local economy, according to new report — udaily, oct. 4, 2018

biden challenge conference features exchange of policy ideas — udaily, oct. 1, 2018

spectrum scholars: ud, jpmorgan chase collaborate to offer undergrads with autism opportunities for success — udaily, sept. 27, 2018

ud receives the 2018 higher education excellence in diversity award — udaily, sept. 18, 2018

alan brangman announces decision to step down: executive vice president to serve until 2019 to ensure smooth transition — udaily, sept. 17, 2018

ud ranked among top national universities — udaily, sept. 10, 2018

a ‘momentous day’ for university of delaware research: launch of data science institute adds major collaborative muscle — udaily, sept. 7, 2018

record-breaking fundraising: ud celebrates early success with delaware first — udaily, sept. 6, 2018

a big spark for energy research: u.s. department of energy announces $12.8 million for ud-led center — udaily, sept. 6, 2018

the sky is the limit: the tower at star opens to support and encourage research collaboration — udaily, sept. 5, 2018

$5 million gift toward faculty diversity and athletics — udaily, sept. 4, 2018

twilight induction ceremony 2018: ud officially welcomes the class of 2022 — udaily, aug. 28, 2018

ud welcomes new blue hens to campus — udaily, aug. 25, 2018

levi thompson named dean of college of engineering — udaily, july 26, 2018

ud's weinberg center chosen as successor to irrc institute — udaily, july 18, 2018

ud adds world scholar site in greece — udaily, july 17, 2018

blue hens perform in france: choral music students, conducting professionals study and sing in provence — udaily, july 16, 2018

commencement 2018: assanis tells graduates to change the world, mosko says be fearless and kind — udaily, may 26, 2018

ud confers record number of doctorates: president assanis urges all to invest their knowledge and creativity in service to the world — udaily, may 25, 2018

president assanis reviews past year — udaily, april 30, 2018

faculty senate holds first spring meeting: president assanis shares vision on ud’s future — udaily, feb. 14, 2018

ud accelerates bold plans to advance impact, student success: university to expand resources, investments — udaily, feb. 5, 2018

 

2017

a shared vision: building a more interconnected future for ud — ud messenger, december 2017

president assanis highlights 2017 accomplishments — udaily, dec. 21, 2017

ud, chemours break ground on star campus — udaily, dec. 19, 2017

Chemours moves R&D to university campus — the philadelphia inquirer, oct. 30, 2017

building the future with biopharmaceuticals — udaily, oct. 24, 2017

ud breaks ground on $156 million biopharmaceutical building — newark post, oct. 24, 2017

university of delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center — whyy, oct. 23, 2017

star tower topped off — udaily, aug. 22, 2017

biden institute’s mission is to tackle nation’s difficult domestic problems — udaily, march 14, 2017

president assanis reviews top five priorities with ud faculty senate — udaily, feb. 15, 2017 

biden seals partnership with university of delaware — usa today, feb. 8, 2017

ud builds on a bio-job future with increased emphasis on research — whyy, jan. 27, 2017

 

2016

ud lands $250 million biopharma project — the news journal, dec. 16, 2016

assanis inaugurated as ud president, biden watching — the news journal, dec. 7, 2016

university inaugurates dennis assanis as 28th president — udaily, dec. 7, 2016

assanis aims for inclusive, thriving campus — hellenic news of america, sept. 26, 2016

advancing ud’s mission: president assanis speaks at general faculty meeting — udaily, sept. 20, 2016

dennis assanis to take office as ud president on june 6 — udaily, april 5, 2016

 

2015

new ud president assanis praised for vision, relationship-building — the news journal, nov. 24, 2015

delaware names dennis assanis its new president — the philadelphia inquirer, nov. 20, 2015

university of delaware names new president — whyy, nov. 18, 2015

colleagues praise dennis assanis’ appointment as next ud president — udaily, nov. 18, 2015

ud trustees elect dennis assanis as next president — udaily, nov. 18, 2015