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Sparks details DENIN goals to retired UD faculty members

Sparks details DENIN goals to retired UD faculty members

Donald L. Sparks, director of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), highlighted the institute's goals and current research initiatives during a meeting of the University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty held last month at Clayton Hall.

Sparks, who is also the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, said that DENIN's multi-disciplinary approach includes partnerships with government, nonprofits, industry and the business community.

“Our main goal is to enhance interactions between faculty in science, engineering and policy, and we are interested in facilitating the development of interdisciplinary academic programs,” Sparks said. “We also have been working very diligently to forge partnerships among government agencies and a number of nonprofits.” (full article)