Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Insect Societies and Their Influence on Human Societies

September 2, 2014 – December 19, 2014

Information Room Exhibition

Insect Societies Poster

Curated by Frederick Getze


The Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act: Conserving the First State

       January 27, 2015 – July 3, 2015


Delaware Coastal Zone Act

Marsh Wren. Photograph by Meghann Matwichuk.


The Coastal Zone Act, signed in 1971 by Gov. Russell Peterson, is widely considered to be the most important -- and one of the most contentious -- piece of environmental legislation ever passed in Delaware. For over 40 years, it has protected 115 miles of Delaware’s coast from the destructive impacts of heavy industrialization and commercial development.

To showcase some of the materials in the University of Delaware Library related to this cornerstone legislation and the unique ecological treasures and opportunities it protects, “The Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act” exhibition features selected manuscripts, books including children’s books, videos and periodicals.

The exhibition also includes information on Peterson and the act, ecological treasures of the Delaware coast, the importance of protected habitats to the extraordinary symbiotic relationship between the red knot shorebird and the prehistoric horseshoe crab, and local research and future directions connected to these topics.

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25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. Inspired in part by the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, this landmark law was signed by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. To commemorate this event, the University of Delaware Library Diversity Committee presents an exhibition entitled “25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.” This exhibition features books, videos, and other information related to the ADA and the topic of disability rights. It will cover four major areas: an overview and explanation of the ADA; an overview of the disability rights movement; implementation and compliance issues; and employment and human resources information.

The exhibition is curated by the members of the University of Delaware Library Diversity Committee: Nicole Allaband, Tammi Kim, Curtis Small, Jr., and Theresa Warren. It will be on display in the Information Area of Morris Library from July 21, 2015 to December 15, 2015.