Student and Alumni Success

Student & Alumni Success 

Quick Facts About the UD Physics Department

  • Physics majors have received prestigious Fulbright teaching and research awards, National Science Foundation fellowships, and Goldwater Scholarships.
  • In the 60 years that degrees have been awarded for the UD Physics Department there have been 212 students graduating in Physics, an average of 4.0 per year, although recent years have seen a rise in our number of graduates.
  • Graduates were highly successful securing fellowships, assistantships, or scholarships from quality graduate departments. National awards include six from the NSF, two from the AEC, 2-3 Fulbrights, two Goldwater Scholarships, and a Woodrow Wilson.
  • At least 27% of physics graduates have received a Ph.D. in physics or related field.
  • Physics graduates have received at least 59 Ph.D's, 54 M.S's, 23 M.A's, 12 M.D's and 8 J.D's.  Data are missing for many graduates and over 20 alums are in the candidate phase for advanced degrees.

News

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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