For the Record, Dec. 21, 2012

Campus community reports conferences, exhibitions, presentations

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9:58 a.m., Dec. 21, 2012--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent conferences, exhibitions, presentations and service include the following:

Campus Stories

Board of Trustees

A new strategic planning initiative, faculty achievements, diversity efforts and STAR Campus programs were among the topics discussed during the Board of Trustees' semiannual meeting.

Lifelong learning registration, open houses

Registration is going on now at all locations of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Delaware.

Conferences

Kenneth van Golen, associate professor of biological sciences and a noted researcher in the relatively rare and highly aggressive type of cancer known as inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), co-organized and hosted the Third International IBC Conference, held Dec. 1-2 in Philadelphia, with his clinical collaborator, Massimo Cristofanilli of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Van Golen chaired several sessions of the conference, and Madhura Joglekar, a graduate student who works with him, presented her research on a new drug now being tested to target specific pathways in IBC.

Exhibitions

Students in a Material Culture Studies seminar taught by Deborah C. Andrews, professor of English and director of the Center for Material Culture Studies, worked in conjunction with Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library to create an exhibition, "The World's Columbian: There and Back Again," featuring facsimiles of objects such as a souvenir cookbook, stereoscope and pop-up book that were on display at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which marked the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. The exhibition was briefly on display earlier this month in the center, at 77 East Main Street, and continues to be available online at this website with additional information at the Special Collections website

Presentations

Timothy Murray, head, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, presented "Privacy in the World of Literary Manuscripts," Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Oct. 26, Richmond, Va.

Service

Fifty-two students from the business classes at William Penn High School, and their teachers, visited the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management on Monday, Dec. 10. Francis A. Kwansa, associate professor and acting chair of the department, welcomed the students and introduced them to the world of hospitality business, the career opportunities, the training and professionalism, and the experiential approach to learning in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. The students toured the student-operated restaurant, Vita Nova, and Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, where students rotate through the various positions for hands-on experience. Kwansa said, "These two facilities provide world-class experience and learning to our students that is unrivaled." Terri Lewis-King, assistant director in the Office of Admissions, was on hand to talk about the Commitment to Delawareans and strongly encouraged the students to apply to the University.

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