October 2012

DSU to Resume Classes and Normal Operations Wednesday, Oct. 31


Faculty will observe a flexible attendance policy on Oct. 31 for students unable to return to campus on Wednesday.

Delaware State University will resume the operations of its offices and campus services on Wednesday, Oct. 31. All employees are expected to report for duty at their regular arrival times. Dr. Alton Thompson, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced that classes will resume at Delaware State University (Dover, Wilmington and Georgetown) at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.  All faculty members are expected to hold classes beginning at that time.  Given the weather-related conditions in the surrounding areas, faculty members will observe a flexible attendance policy Wednesday, Oct. 31 for students unable to get to campus.   Additionally, the Oct. 31 deadline to drop a class, has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5 due to the Hurricane Sandy storm event. Drop slips – signed by the professor/instructor – must be turned into the Office of the Registrar by the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Nov. 5.    Pre-registration will also be extended for one week, from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28.   The University's Emergency Management Team, which has met regularly over the past five days to prepare and respond to storm related issues, expresses its thanks to all on campus who helped to feed and protect students and maintain essential operations through this challenging time. Thanks also go to students, who approached the storm in a safe and responsible way.     Please note that some area roadways around campus may be affected by the storm.  Please use caution and plan for a little extra commuting time.   Posted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

Ultrafast Optics Expert Dr. Anthony Johnson to Speak at DSU Nov. 8

       Dr. Anthony M. Johnson Delaware State University will present Dr. Anthony M. Johnson in guest lecture on “Ultrafast Optics and Optoelectronics” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Room 223 of the Mishoe Center (south bldg.).   The guest lecture, which is part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series of the DSU College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, is free and open to the public.   Dr. Anthony M. Johnson is a professor of physics, a professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, and is the director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Md.   His research pursuits include the general area of ultrafast photophysics nonlinear optical properties of bulk, nanoclustered and quantum well semiconductor structures, ultra-short pulse propagation in fibers, as well as high-speed lightwave systems.   Dr. Johnson has four United States patents, and has authored two book chapters and articles in 70 refereed publications