Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 3, Page 2
Spring 1992
University of Delaware Annual Report
Highlighting the Year

Mary P. Richards, formerly dean of liberal arts at Auburn University,
was named dean of the College of Arts and Science, replacing Helen P.
Gouldner, who retired after 17 years' service.

John C. Nye, previously head of the Agricultural Engineering
Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, was named
dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, replacing Donald F.
Crossan, who was dean of the college since 1977.

Costel D. Denson, professor of chemical engineering, was appointed
interim dean of the College of Engineering.

R. Byron Pipes, Robert L. Spencer Professor and dean of the College of
Engineering, was named provost and vice president for academic

Norman J. Wagner, assistant professor of chemical engineering,
received a five-year appointment as a Presidential Young Investigator
of the National Science Foundation, becoming the eighth member of the
faculty to be so honored.

William P. Markell, chairperson of the Department of Accounting, was
named the first Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting.

Dick J. Wilkins, professor of mechanical engineering and former
director of the Center for Composite Materials, was named president of
the Delaware Technology Park-a joint venture involving the University,
industry and the state and federal government. Richard W. Garvine was
named the Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine

Thomas S. Ray, associate professor in the School of Life and Health
Sciences, took second prize in the Life and Health Sciences category
of the IBM Supercomputing Competition.

Marian L. Palley, professor of political science, was selected as
chairperson of the American Political Science Association's Commission
on the Status of Women.

The College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy was ranked fourth in
the nation among comparable graduate programs, after the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse universities.
The college's M.P.A. program received commendatory six-year
reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Public
Affairs and Administration.

The College of Education received a favorable five-year accreditation
review by a team from the National Association of State Directors of
Teacher Edcation and Certifications, and the team reacted favorably to
the college's overall commitment to national issues in teacher

In the College of Human Resources, the Coordinated Undergraduate
Program in Dietetics received a 10-year accreditation by the American
Dietetic Association.

The College of Engineering established an Orthopedic and Biomechanical
Engineering Center, to enhance the practical applications of college
research and expertise.

The new Ray Street Residence Hall Complex is the first on campus to be
wired into the University's fiber-optic communications network.

After a two-month review by a campuswide, independent committee, the
University signed ARA Campus Dining Services of Radnor, Pa., as its
new dining services contractor.

The Department of Business Administration, in a joint effort with the
Du Pont Co., began an on-site MBA program for the company's employees,
allowing them to pursue educational goals while working full-time.

The Division of Continuing Education opened an on-site "campus" at the
coporate center of MBNA America, offering a full range of division
programs and services.

The College of Nursing offered its BS nursing degree, with all
non-clinical classes on videotape, and, for the first time, the
University broadcasted graduate classes in engineering in partnership
with the National Technological University organization.

The College of Agricultural Sciences Research and Education Center in
Georgetown celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Cooperative Extension
added a new resource called Globalinka satellite commodities market
information system that counsels on the best time for Delaware famers
to sell their crops.

The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded the College of
Business and Economics a $1.5 million grant to teach Bulgarian
leaders, executives and educators about the workings of a free market
economy, and a grant from the U.S. Information Agency made it possible
for 40 Soviet students from the International Management Institute in
Kiev to pursue a summer program exposing them to the culture and
business of the U.S.

Active efforts to foster diversity and sensitivity to racial and
cultural differences in the University community resulted in a series
of initiatives, including training seminars for members of     Public
Safety in liaison with the Black Student Union, special seminars for
residence hall staff, a multicultural component of New Student
Orientation, a "Guideline for the Sensitive Use of Language" produced
by the University Writing Center and a program in which University
employees were instructed in diversity training in order to carry that
training to their colleagues across the campus.

Fall and spring semester study-abroad programs now offer 10 possible
locations for study, ranging from Costa Rica to Vienna, as well as in
Caen, Bayreuth and Granada, while Winter Session trips were in 18
locations, including Athens, Rome, Leningrad, Morocco, Tianjin in the
People's Republic of China and Yucatan in Mexico.

A recycling committee of the President's Environmental Concerns
Committee was formed and a project for paper recycling was begun in
three academic buildings and later extended to include the entire
campus. A program for recycling glass and aluminum in the residence
halls also was initiated. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has sites
across campus for the recycling of three types of glass, aluminum and

The University of Delaware ended its membership in the East Coast
Conference and entered the North Atlantic Conference.

The first full year for the Student Fitness Center served over 4,000
regular members, while employees made use of the Employee Fitness
Center over 18,000 times.

The $20.5 million Bob Carpenter Center is scheduled to open in August,
providing a 5,058-seat venue for sports and cultural events, and the
Lammot du Pont Laboratory will house state-of-the-art facilities for
chemistry, biochemistry and marine biochemistry initiatives.

The University's new logo features the UD, popularized over the years
by the Marching Band, and its enthusiastic reception is evidenced by
use on Bookstore merchandise, University stationery, signs, Public
Safety vehicles, shuttle buses and more.

Leonard P. Stark, Delaware '91, was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and
is at Oxford University, researching the office of the British prime
minister for comparison with the American presidency.

S. Samuel and Roxana C. Arsht Hall was opened, and formally dedicated
in the fall of 1991. The Arshts made a generous gift of $1 million to
kick off the fundraising campaign for the new Academy of Lifelong
Learning in Wilmington, and they brought the campaign to a close with
a second $1 million gift.

A new Visitors Center at 196 South College Ave. was opened to provide
admissions, Honors Program and other pertinent information about the
University as well as about the surrounding area. The center, listed
in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Victorian-style,
19th-century dwelling that retains the character and features of its
original construction in almost perfect condition.

Gifts from alumni and friends received by the University of Delaware
in 1990-91 were 28 percent higher than ever before, and the total is
expected to be even higher this coming year.