For the Record, Sept. 16, 2011

Staff announcements, presentations, publications reported

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11:41 a.m., Sept. 16, 2011--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Staff announcements, presentations and publications include the following:

Campus Stories

'Lamb watch'

Several UD Department of Animal and Food Sciences students spent the beginning of the spring semester on "lamb watch."

Building leadership skills

The Blue Hen Leadership Program, the three-tiered student leadership certification program sponsored by the University Student Centers, completed its second annual alternate spring break trip March 31-April 5.

Staff announcements

The College of Education and Human Development has several reappointed interim directors for the 2011-12 academic year: Robert Hampel, School of Education; Joan Buttram, Delaware Education Research and Development Center; and Jackie Wilson, Delaware Academy for School Leadership.

The college also has announced a new interim director for The College School, Laura Dougherty, and three new faculty members for the School of Education -- Jill Compello, Charles Hohensee and Eric SisofoDawn Berk has been appointed research assistant professor in the School of Education.

Presentations

Two Delaware Geological Survey staff members attended the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program meeting held Sept. 14 in Dover, Del. Scott Andres made a presentation titled "Results of Field and Lab Experiments on High Rate Land Application of Wastewater" and John Callahan made a presentation titled "Web-Delivered Application for Hydrogeologic Data."

Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment," at the 71st annual meeting of the Economic History Association, Boston, Sept. 9.

Cathy Matson, professor of history, gave the Caroline Robbins Keynote Lecture at the annual conference of the British Group of Early American Historians, on Sept. 9.  Her paper was titled "Local Subjects, Global Themes: Recent Refashioning of Colonial North American Economic History." In addition, she was recently appointed to the Academic Advisory Committee for The Rothschild Archive in both London and Paris.

Matthew Weinert, associate professor of political science and international relations, presented "Human Security, Making Human, and the Reconstruction of World Order," at the 3rd Global International Studies Association, Porto, Portugal, Aug. 17-20.

John Patrick Montano, professor of history, presented a paper on "A Frank Exchange of Views: Violence and Cultural Difference," at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies annual conference at Concordia University in Montreal, July 7.

Publications

Peter Weil, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Anthropology, served as editorial consultant to the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Committee on History and Heritage when it designated the Sholes and Glidden Typewriter an Historic Engineering Landmark. Weil was asked to critique and to support with documentation the pamphlet “Sholes and Glidden ‘Type Writer’: Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark” that will be published as part of the Oct. 6 ceremony to be held at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The first typewriter to be successfully manufactured and marketed, the Sholes and Glidden was developed as a prototype between 1868 and 1873 by a group led by Christopher Latham Sholes in Milwaukee, Wis. The machine was then redesigned for manufacture by another team at E. Remington and Sons (Remington Arms) the following year. The product created the basis of the mechanization of office production and the creation of modern business office culture.

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