For the Record, Jan. 4, 2013

University faculty members report recent articles, presentations

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12:11 p.m., Jan. 4, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent articles and presentations include the following:

Campus Stories

New endeavor

UD President Patrick T. Harker announced March 2 that he will step down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. His new appointment is effective July 1.

Presidential message

In a message to the University of Delaware community, President Patrick T. Harker announced today that he is stepping down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, effective July 1.

Articles

Harsh Bais, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, was featured in a Jan. 1 The Scientist magazine article on “Fighting Microbes with Microbes.” Bais told the magazine it might be possible to reduce the use of pesticides and fungicides “by utilizing the microbe,” and added that researchers “need to know more about the mechanisms of action” because “relationships between microbes and plants are very complex.”

Presentations

Carolee Polek, associate professor in the School of Nursing, presented "Misperceptions of Breast Cancer Risks Among High School Girls and the Unintended Consequences” at the London Women’s Leadership Symposium held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, on Dec. 9.

Amy Johnson, professor in the School of Nursing, presented “Women in the University: Rewards and Challenges” at the London Women’s Leadership Symposium, held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, on Dec. 8.

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

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