For the Record, June 15, 2012

UD faculty and staff announce recent honors, presentations, publications

TEXT SIZE

10:40 a.m., June 15, 2012--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent honors, presentations, publications and service include the following:

Campus Stories

Kaufman history

The University of Delaware Library has announced the gift of an oral history transcript from former U.S. Sen. Edward E. (Ted) Kaufman, who served from 2009-10.

Make winter count

Winter Session 2015 offers a wide range of courses, including breadth requirements, unique offerings and discovery learning opportunities.

Honors

Valerie Maxwell, of the Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center, has been presented with the Webber Award by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The Webber Award is given in memory of G. Cuthbert Webber, who was professor of mathematics at the University of Delaware (1937-1981), for work in advancing mathematics education.

Margaret LeGates, project coordinator in the Department of Geography, recently won DGDC's 2012 GIS in Education Award. The awardee is chosen annually by the GeoEducation in Delaware subcommittee for furthering the use of digital spatial data, Internet mapping services or geographic information systems (GIS) in Delaware. The DGDC is a cooperative effort among state agencies, the University of Delaware, county and municipal governments, and others to build a Delaware GIS community and improve the coordination of the use of GIS and spatial data in Delaware.

Presentations

Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law and legal studies in the Department of Accounting and MIS, presented a paper titled “The First National Income Tax, 1861-1871,” at the 2012 Conference on Policy History in Richmond, Va., on June 8.

Bernard Kaplan, associate professor of English who teaches classes including an Honors colloquium on hip-hop culture, was a speaker at a June 1 symposium sponsored by the New Jersey State Library at the Rutgers Newark campus, "Shake Up Your Library: Using Hip Hop and Rap to Attract Teens and New Adults." Kaplan's talk, "The Accidental Hip-Hopologist," was part of the daylong event for youth services librarians that featured keynote speaker Chuck D of the legendary rap group Public Enemy.

Megan Gaffney, senior assistant librarian, Access Services Department, University of Delaware Library, participated in a panel discussion "Making the Case for Our Collaborative Future" during the program "Shaping a New Future for Libraries Together through Technology" sponsored by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and LYRASIS at the University of Maryland Frances King Cary School of Law on May 23 in Baltimore.

Hanna Lee, assistant librarian, and Shelly McCoy, head, both from the Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware Library, presented "Multimedia Literacy: A Plan to Get Started" during the College and Research Library Division program "Digital Natives or Digitally Naive: Lessons on Digital and Media Literacy" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association at Bucks County Community College on May 24 in Newtown, Pa.

Press

Tristan Spinski, a photographer and 2001 UD alumnus, is featured in a June 15 CNN online presentation about the state of Delaware, which on June 15, 1776, declared independence from Britain. The piece features a series of black and white images from throughout the state, which on Dec. 7, 1787, became the First State, as it was the first to ratify the Constitution. Spinski, the son of retired UD art professor Victor Spinski, received a degree in English with a concentration in journalism. He went on to study journalism and receive a master's degree from the University of California Berkeley. Spinski now is with Grain Images in Denver, Colo.

Publications

Leslie F. Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor Emerita of Political Science, published "Constituting Politics and the Political Constitution," in the University of Tulsa Law Review 47 (summer 2011):177-183.

Service

Mark Mankin, coordinator for Facilities and Auxiliary Services, was recently elected president of the Delaware Chapter of the International Facility Management Association for 2012-13. Founded in 1990, the Delaware Chapter of IFMA is the international association's local affiliate for the state of Delaware. The Delaware chapter provides its more than 100 members the opportunity to further their professional and personal development through education and networking around maintaining the built environment. Mankin has held the association's certified facility manager (CFM) credential since 2003. Mankin will represent the Delaware chapter at the 2012 World Workplace Conference in late October in San Antonio, Texas.

Nicole Minni, assistant policy scientist at the Institute for Public Administration, was recently named chair of the GeoEducation in Delaware subcommittee of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC).

To submit information to be included in For the Record, write to ud-ocm@udel.edu.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs
302-831-NEWS
publicaffairs@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: publicaffairs@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/cpa
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
publicaffairs@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices