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

Finkel to speak

David Finkel, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "Thank You for Your Service," will visit UD to discuss his book with freshmen as part of the 2014 First Year Common Reader Program.

End the silence

More than 300 members of the UD community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall and the nearby North Green on Sept. 19 to voice their concerns regarding sexual harassment and assault.

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.

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