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:

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

Coast Day canceled

The University of Delaware's Coast Day scheduled Sunday, Oct. 4, has been canceled due to the possibility of significant coastal flooding, high winds and rain expected this weekend.


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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