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For the Record

University community reports recent presentations, honors

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

Recent presentations, publications and honors include the following:


On May 30, Lisa Chieffo, associate director of study abroad in the Institute for Global Studies, chaired and co-presented at a session during the national conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, entitled “Developing Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs with Providers as Partners.”  At the same conference in Philadelphia, Chieffo and Catherine Spaeth of Seminars International had a book-signing of their co-edited volume, Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, third edition.

James M. Brophy, Francis, H. Squire Professor of History, co-organized with Warren Breckman of the University of Pennyslvania, “Marx at 200,” a symposium on Karl Marx’s legacy, held at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D. C., on April 12, 2018. Brophy also presented “Karl Marx and the Non-European World: The Case of the United States,” for the International UNESCO Congress Karl Marx, 1818-2018: Constellations, Transformations, Perspectives, held in Trier,  Germany, May 23-25, 2018.


William A. Sullivan, managing director of the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Hospitality Business Management, discusses hospitality education in Delaware in a Q&A published in the June 14, 2018, edition of the Delaware Business Times. In the article, Sullivan notes that the hotel serves as a training ground for UD students: "Real-life applications are the best way to put what you’ve learned in the classroom to work."


Christian R. Johnson, CAS18, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in applied music and music composition, is the inaugural recipient of the Joseph Vella Award in Composition, which honors the legacy of the late Maltese composer and conductor. The award, which is given to an outstanding composition student at the University of Delaware, was initiated by Jennifer M. Barker, professor of music at UD and a longtime close collaborator of Vella’s. Vella, who died in February, was the first resident conductor of the National Orchestra of Malta and is considered Malta’s leading contemporary composer.


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