For the Record, Feb. 7, 2014

University community reports recent books, presentations


10:08 a.m., Feb. 7, 2014--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent books, presentations and publications include the following:

Campus Stories

Top colleges

Forbes magazine has ranked UD 29th in its listing of top public universities based on what students get out of college.

Partnership for change

Understanding how to effectively address student alcohol use, especially the increasingly dangerous trends associated with binge drinking, has challenged virtually every educational institution across the country, including the University of Delaware.


Rudi Matthee, John and Dorothy Munroe Professor of History, had his 2012 book Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan reviewed by the British newspaper The Guardian.


Marcia Scott, policy scientist in the Institute for Public Administration, presented research outcomes at Session 834, “Intercity Buses from the Heartland to the Big City,” at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15. The presentation highlighted findings from the August 2013 publication “Curbside Intercity Bus Industry: Research of Transportation Policy Opportunities and Challenges.” The report was funded by the University of Delaware University Transportation Center (UD-UTC), and authored by Scott and IPA graduate Public Administration Fellows (PAF) and UD-UTC Fellows Arthur Wicks III, a 2012 master of public administration graduate, and Eileen Collins, a 2013 master’s degree graduate. The presentation also provided an overview of the November 2013 follow-up report -- again with research funded by UD-UTC – “Intermodal Transportation Facilities: Research of Viable Attributes and Potential to Integrate Curbside Intercity Buses.” This report was authored by Scott, IPA graduate PAF Christopher Kelley and Collins. Both reports can be downloaded from IPA’s website.


Asides, the published program that accompanies the Washington Shakespeare Theatre's current production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, contains a short essay on the play and its context by Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities.

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