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For the Record, March 22, 2013

University community reports recent announcements, honors, service


12:38 p.m., March 22, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent announcements, honors, media and service include the following:

Campus Stories

AMT service

The University of Delaware's Assistive Medical Technologies Club is working to provide special devices from ride-on cars to walkers to children with mobility limitations.

New Summer Founders Program

The Horn Program's new Summer Founders Program will pay eight UD students to develop their venture ideas this summer.


The College of Arts and Sciences has announced three new interim chair appointments: Russell Murray in the Department of Music, Rene Marquez in the Department of Art and Arwen Mohun in the Department of History. All are effective Sept. 1.


The nonprofit 21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children presented its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Vivian B. Young, a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Wilmington. Young founded Stand for Children Delaware, a group dedicated to improving public schools and closing achievement gaps and is still active on children’s issues at age 97. The presentation was reported in the News Journal.


UD Museums’ exhibition “Gertrude Käsebier: The Complexity of Light and Shade” was featured in the March 22 Antiques and the Arts Weekly, which cited both the University’s show and that at the Delaware Art Museum. The writer calls the UD presentation “a splendid exhibition.” Works are on view through June 28 in the Old College Main Gallery.

Deavon Church, computing support specialist II, Library Information Technology User Support Department, University of Delaware Library, was interviewed by WHYY Wilmington about the exhibition "The World of the Graphic Novel" mounted by the University of Delaware Library on Feb. 12.


Carla Guerron-Montero, associate professor of anthropology, has been appointed co-chair of the Committee for World Anthropologies (CWA). As part of the American Anthropological Association, the CWA identifies significant issues that are shared among anthropologists from different nations.

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