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For the Record

University community reports recent appointments, publications, performances

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

Recent appointments, publications and performances include the following:


Jason T. Busch, who earned his master’s degree in UD’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture in 1998, has been named the executive director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, beginning Sept. 10. Busch, who also completed the University’s Museum Studies program in 1998, has most recently been director of the Jason Jacques Gallery in Manhattan and previously held positions at the St. Louis Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art and Sotheby’s. He is an academic member of the Folk Art Society of America.


Department of Music faculty members Jennifer M. Barker, Christine Delbeau and Christopher Nichols performed a concert of Barker’s music at the 2018 Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta, on July 7. The event was the third time Barker, who has worked since 2013 to establish exchanges between the festival and UD, presented her work there. A review of the concert, calling it “incredibly varied and totally wonderful,” is available here.


Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is a member of the Highly Enriched Uranium Study Committee of the American Physical Society and a coauthor of the committee’s recent report “Neutrons for the Nation: Discovery and Applications while Minimizing the Risk of Nuclear Proliferation.” According to the report, the U.S. must balance maintaining civilian nuclear research reactors while transitioning off fuel that can be used to construct nuclear weapons.


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