Srikanth Beldona (left) recently made a presentation in India and David Shearer organized a workshop and presented lectures in Paris and Uppsala, Sweden.

For the Record, Feb. 8, 2013

University faculty report recent international scholarship, presentations

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9:48 a.m., Feb. 8, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent announcements, international scholarship, presentations and publications include the following:

Campus Stories

New Vita Nova

Students and faculty enjoy the newly renovated Vita Nova student-run restaurant, and hold a luncheon to celebrate donors Jayne and Chris Malfitano.

Exercise counseling

The University of Delaware's Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology is now offering exercise counseling services at the Nurse Managed Health Center.

Announcements

The College of Arts and Sciences has announced two new department chairs, both effective in January. Kai Draper, who focuses on ethics and the philosophy of law, is chair of the Department of Philosophy, and Lawrence Nees, who studies art of the early Middle Ages, is chair of the Department of Art History.

International scholarship

David Shearer, professor of history, spent the month of January as an invited scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, in Paris. While in France, he organized an archival workshop for dissertation students, and he gave five lectures: “State Violence in the Soviet Union from the 1920s through the 1950s: Issues of Genocide, Modernity, and Social Engineering,” “Informants, Social Surveillance, and Policing the Population in the Soviet Union under Stalin,” “Foreign Explorers in Central Asia, from the 1870s to 1930,” “Russia/Soviet Union, Central Asia, and the Question of Orientalism,” and “The Foreign Construction of Central Asia in the 19th and 20th Centuries.” In addition, on Jan. 22, Shearer gave an invited lecture on “Stalinism, Repression, and Social Governance” at the Center for East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Uppsala, in Uppsala, Sweden.

Srikanth Beldona, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, delivered the BL Club lecture sponsored by the Department of Commerce at Manipal University in India. He discussed “Marketing Financial Products During Recession.”

Presentations

Gregg Silvis, associate university librarian, Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware Library, participated in a panel presentation "Improving Information Discovery: A Conversation with Librarians" sponsored by the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), Nov. 30, 2012, Philadelphia.

Publications

Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, contributed an essay to Gertrude Käsebier: The Complexity of Light and Shade (2013), edited by Stephen Petersen and Janis A. Tomlinson. This volume, published by the University Museums and distributed by the University of Delaware Press, accompanies the exhibition of Käsebier's photographs currently at UD's Old College Gallery. Stetz's essay, "Gertrude Käsebier in Context: The Feminist Politics of Modernity and Maternity," explores the pioneering American photographer's work in relation to turn-of-the-century debates about women's roles as mothers and as artists.

Suzanne L. Burton, professor in the Department of Music, and Swedish colleagues from Orebro University, Maria Westvall and Samuel Karlsson, have published an article titled “Stepping Aside from Myself: Intercultural Perspectives on Music Teacher Education” in the refereed Journal of Music Teacher Education.

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