UD's Department of Physical Therapy is ranked second in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools, published in a print guidebook in April.
The new guide analyzed more than 1,200 programs. Also listed were these UD graduate programs and their numerical rankings:
The Department of Physical Therapy won additional recognition recently when it was chosen in a national nomination process as one of four exemplar sites to participate in a national study of physical therapist education. The sites were selected for innovation and excellence, the American Physical Therapy Association said. [Click here to read the full article.]
Each year, the federal government bestows early career development awards on young faculty considered most likely to become the 21st century’s academic leaders. Five UD faculty won early career awards in 2012. Mary Watson and Sandeep Patel, both assistant professors of chemistry and biochemistry, and Holly Michael and Clara Chan, both assistant professors of geological sciences, received the prestigious award from the National Science Foundation. Joshua Zide, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, earned his award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Additionally, Joel Rosenthal, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was selected as a 2012 DuPont Young Professor, a recognition bestowed by the chemical company on some of chemistry's most promising talents; and Salil Lachke, assistant professor of biological sciences, was named a 2012 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, an honor previously won by several Nobel laureates.
In 2010, Matthew Oliver, assistant professor of oceanography, won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on faculty in the early stages of their careers. It is awarded to just 100 researchers each year. It was the second-straight year that UD boasted a PECASE winner. Thomas Epps, associate professor of chemical engineering, won the award in 2009.
Fashion designer Carrie Parry, a student in the graduate certificate program in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business, recently won the Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW), where she was selected from hundreds of designers around the world based on the designs and business strategy in her fashion line, which she launched last year using information she learned in her UD courses.
To enter the Green Fashion Competition, Parry was selected from hundreds of designers around the world, and then beat eight finalists in a runway show that presented a total of 24 looks. Parry was selected as the winner based on her collection designs and business plan, while utilizing sustainable items for her fashion line.
Thus far, Parry has won several awards, including the Ethical Fashion Forum's 2011 Innovation USA Award, a spot at Designer and Agents' Green Room, and now top honors at AIFW's Green Fashion Competition. [Click here to read the full article.]
Jay Squalli, a 2004 graduate of the University of Delaware, recently co-authored the Middle East edition of Principles of Economics, one of the best-selling textbooks in the field of economics.
Squalli, who received his doctorate in economics from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and is currently an associate professor of economics at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in United Arab Emirates, was invited by McGraw-Hill to co-author the text with Robert H. Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University, and Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve and former professor of economics at Princeton University.
Squalli worked in wholesale and retail management, consulting and oil distribution prior to becoming a professor and attributed his preparedness for both academic and nonacademic careers to the Lerner College program's emphasis on applied research.
"Without a doubt the applied nature of UD's graduate program, my interactions with UD economics faculty and classmates, and my teaching at UD have been essential ingredients for my current career situation," said Squalli.
"My teaching interests and skills took shape at UD and the writing in this textbook clearly reflects that," said Squalli. [Click here to read the full article.]
UD graduate students have a great track record in landing highly competitive Fulbright grants. Six graduate students were selected to receive awards supporting their education at overseas institutions in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
Adrienne Harding in music, Devin Wardell in fashion and apparel studies and Corinne Weidinger in art history were selected for 2011-12. [Click here to read the full article.]
Isabelle Havet in art history, Anne Peng in linguistics and cognitive science, and Kate Duffy, who recently received her master of arts in history and a certificate in museum studies, have won U.S. Student Fulbright Awards to study abroad during the 2012-13 academic year. [Click here to read the full article.]
The Fulbright, established in 1946 and now operating in 155 countries worldwide, is considered the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.