For the Record, Jan. 10, 2014

University community reports recent presentations, publications


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

Recent presentations, publications and recognition include the following:

Campus Stories

Diversity commitment

UD's College of Arts and Sciences is commiting $1 million on a recurring basis to develop new programs to expand diversity.

Makers in the making

Two teams of University of Delaware students were among the crowd at the recent Maker Faire in New York, and the Assistive Medical Technologies Club came away with two awards.


James M. Brophy, Francis H. Squire Professor of History, presented Ironic Sensation: Popular Print Culture and Modern Political Subjectivity” for the international workshop, "Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity," Tel Aviv University, Israel, Dec. 18-20, 2013.


Leslie F. Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of Political Science Emerita, has three recent publications. “How Equal Protection Did and Did Not Come to the United States, and the Executive Branch Role Therein” was published in the University of Maryland Law Review 73, No.1 (December 2013): 190-226. “Original Meaning, Precedent, and Popular Sovereignty?: Whittington et al. v. Lincoln et al.,” was published in the Fordham Law Review, 82(2) (November 2013): 783-802, and a review of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of America Liberty, by Nicholas Buccola, was published in American Political Thought, Vol.2, No.2 (Fall 2013): 328-321.

Rudi Matthee, John and Dorothy Munroe Distinguished Professor of History, published “Loyalty, Betrayal, and Retribution: Biktash Khan, Ya`qub Khan, and Shah `Abbas I’s Strategy in Establishing Control over Kirman, Yazd and Fars,” in R. Hillenbrand, A.C.S. Peacock and F.I. Abdullaeva, eds., Ferdowsi, the Mongols and the History of Iran: Art, Literature and Culture from Early Islam to Qajar Persia (London: I.B. Tauris), 184-200.


Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance and director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was mentioned in Global Proxywatch, the newsletter of International Corporate Governance and Shareowner Value, as one of the “Stars 2013,” a selection of 10 individuals from around the world who had an impact on corporate governance in the previous year.

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