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University community reports recent honors, presentations, service

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent honors, presentations, publications and service include the following:


Three University of Delaware chemical engineering students and one alumnus recently won awards from the Delaware Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Sophomore Harrison Landfield, junior Victoria Muir, and senior John Saltwick won Outstanding Student awards, which recognize chemical engineering students in the Delaware Valley who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, professionalism, leadership, interest and promise in the successful application of an engineering education.  The nominees are appointed by the faculty of their university. Nickolas Martin, who earned his bachelor’s degree in 2016, won an Outstanding Alumni Award. The award recognizes the contributions of alumni to their universities, the profession, and professional organizations and encourages these contributions especially among recent graduates. Martin, who is now chief operating officer at InstaSolar Energy LLC, served as an undergraduate researcher, intern, peer mentor, tutor, and engineering camp assistant during his time at UD. The awards were presented at the 2017 Academic Awards Banquet, which was held at UD on April 11.

Scott Klatzkin, a UD alumnus and the “voice of the Blue Hens,” has been named the Delaware sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association. It marks the third time Klatzkin has won the award, joining Bob Kelley, Bill Pheiffer and Mike Corey as the only other radio broadcasters to win the award three or more times since it was first handed out in 1959. Each served as play-by-play voice of the Delaware Blue Hens.

“I am so proud of Scott for receiving this award for the third time," said Chris Walus, iHeartMedia area president. "His dedication to iHeartMedia-Delaware and our partnership with University of Delaware sports is unparalleled.”

In 2016, Klatzkin completed his fifth season as play-by-play broadcaster for UD football and began his fifth season in the same role with men’s basketball. All broadcasts air on 94.7 WDSD-FM, the flagship station of UD sports. He also worked as host of the Blue Hens Football Coach’s Show for the fifth consecutive season this past fall and debuted the Blue Hens Basketball Coaches Show in November.

“Congratulations to Scott on this well-deserved award,” said Martin Ingelsby, UD men’s basketball head coach. “It’s been great to work with Scott during my first season at Delaware this year. He is a true professional who knows his stuff and delivers that to our fans. We are fortunate to have him on our Blue Hens team.”

For full coverage, see the article on BlueHens.com.


Carla Guerrón Montero, associate professor of anthropology, co-presented a paper with Rafael Estrada Mejía (São Paulo State University, UNESP, first author) at the 2017 American Ethnological Association's meeting at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, March 30-April 1. The paper, titled, "Spurious Intimacy and Extimacy in Brazilian Elitist Closed Condominiums," was part of the session Street Corners: Criminality, Mobility, and Precarity in Urban Contexts.

Heinz-Uwe Haus, professor of theatre and chair of the Intercultural Group of ISSEI, last month gave an invited speech, “Theatre as a Transcultural Event,” to representatives of European migrant organizations for the Cultural Outreach Committee of the European Union in Berlin, Germany


Heinz-Uwe Haus, professor of theatre, recently published an essay, “Necessity Versus Progress: Does Ancient Greek Theatre Provide a Vehicle to Guarantee Equal Rights or Does it Simply Imply a Virtuous System?”, in In Focus, a quarterly magazine on literature, culture and the arts in Cyprus, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 17, PEN Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus.


Trevor A. Dawes, vice provost for libraries and museums, was interviewed by colleagues at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, for the work he did with them on advancing financial literacy initiatives while he was an associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dawes’ interview is now linked from the Federal Bank of St. Louis annual report online.

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