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2:25 p.m., Feb. 8, 2008--A roundup of recent news items about UD, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair and director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in a Feb. 7 Associated Press story about succession plans for National Football League coaches. "There are similarities between sports people and our people who run businesses," Elson told the AP. "And just like a business, you have people who may retire or die or get injured, and if you're going to succeed, you need someone who will be in play."
Elson also was quoted in a Feb. 8 Dow Jones Newswires story about the Yahoo board of directors that is weighing a Microsoft buyout offer, a Feb. 3 Austin (Texas) American-Statesman story about a board of directors “emeritus” program at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, in a Feb. 3 Associated Press story about a hedge fund's proxy fights and in a Feb. 2 Baltimore Sun story about a takeover battle involving Tessco Technologies.
Charles Boncelet, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Edward Ratledge, director of the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, were quoted in a Feb. 8 News Journal story about a Delaware State Senate hearing on a proposed wind farm. "Wind power does not help us reduce our dependence on foreign oil, does not reduce our need to build conventional power plants, does not reduce pollution and is more expensive than other choices," Boncelet told the Senate.
Joseph Pika, professor of political science and international relations, was quoted in a Feb. 7 News Journal story about the importance of Delaware delegates to the Democratic Party convention in light of the close race between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Pika discussed the Super Tuesday primary results Feb. 6 on WILM-AM's Delaware This Morning program.
John Byrne, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, was quoted in a Feb. 7 News Journal story about legislative talks on greenhouse gas emission controls.
Lindsay Hoffman, assistant professor of communication, discussed the Super Tuesday primary Feb. 6 on Comcast CN8's Art Fennell Reports. She also discussed disparaging e-mail circulated about Barack Obama Feb. 1 on WDEL-AM.
Jingguang Chen, Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical Engineering, was cited for his new position as named professor in the Feb. 6 Platinum Today.
Bill McGowan, of UD's Cooperative Extension Service, was quoted in a Feb. 5 American Farm story about a meeting of forestry industry representatives.
Ed Kee, of UD's Cooperative Extension Service, was featured in a Feb. 5 American Farm story about the presentation to him of the Delaware Secretary of Agriculture's Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture.
Eric Kmiec, professor of biological sciences at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, was featured in a story in the Feb. 4 issue of The Scientist concerning his work in gene therapy.
A Feb. 4 campus visit by Chelsea Clinton, just prior to the Super Tuesday primary election, generated widespread coverage, and a number of UD students were quoted in News Journal stories prior to the balloting. They included Hilary Sophrin, Jissell Martinez, Laura Smaldone, Matthew Przybylek, Rebecca Riley, Michael Brickman, Kristina Gineitis, Mark Brainard, Erik Sutherland and Karen Middlekauff.
William Sullivan, managing director of the Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware hotel on campus, was quoted in a Feb. 3 News Journal story about the impact a slowing economy will have on the hotel industry in the state.
Gordon Johnson, of UD's Cooperative Extension Service, was quoted in a Feb. 3 News Journal story about sticker shock at the supermarket with the rising cost of milk.
Marianne Carter, director of the Delaware Center for Health Promotion, which is sponsored jointly by UD and the Office of Lt. Gov. John Carney, was featured in a Jan. 31 News Journal story about efforts at Kent County, Del., libraries to promote healthy lifestyles.
John Antil, associate professor of business administration, discussed Super Bowl advertising on WDEL-AM and WILM-AM and was interviewed on the topic by a Washington Post reporter.
Cihan Cobanoglu, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management, was featured Jan. 22 in a BBC World travel feature about the experimental guest room at the Marriott Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware hotel on campus.