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

Urban agriculture

Urban community and school gardens, and urban farms have been springing up all throughout the state and many of these have been helped along the way by the University of Delaware's Cooperative Extension program.

Homecoming 2014

The University of Delaware celebrated Homecoming 2014 from Oct. 12-19, with a large number of UD students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends participating in a variety of events, activities and celebrations on campus.

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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