For the Record, June 27, 2014

University community reports recent appointments, awards, presentations


12:50 p.m., June 27, 2014--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent appointments, awards and presentations 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.


Kenneth E. Barner, professor, has been appointed to a second five-year term as chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, it was announced recently by College of Engineering Dean Babatunde Ogunnaike.

Cathy Matson, professor of history, has accepted a three-year appointment to the editorial board of the Journal of the Early Republic, the most important journal for publishing a wide range of articles about the decades between the North American Revolution and the Civil War. In addition, Matson also accepted a renewal of her appointment to the editorial board of Early American Studies, which features articles covering the earliest years of western hemispheric settlement through to roughly the 1820s.


Carol A. Rudisell, librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library, was presented with the 2014 Ujima Award from the Department of Black American Studies on May 31.


Farley Grubb, professor of economics, organized and chaired a session at the bi-annual Money, Power and Print colloquia, held in Louvain, Belgium, June 11-14. He led a close-reading discussion of Benjamin Franklin’s A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency (1729) and William Douglass’ A Discourse Concerning the Currencies of the British Plantations in America (1740).

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