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University community reports recent appointments, presentations, publications

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

Recent appointments, presentations and publications include the following:


Sean T. O’Neill, policy scientist in the Institute for Public Administration in the School of Public Policy and Administration, has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Delaware Regional Council. In addition to his responsibilities to the council, he also serves on the ULI Philadelphia Advisory Board, a diverse group of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong Philadelphia presence for ULI.


Trevor A. Dawes, vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian, was the keynote speaker at the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 13. He spoke on “Leading through Times of Change.”

Heinz-Uwe Haus, professor of theatre, participated as invited speaker at the 14th International Ibsen Conference in Skien, Norway, Sept. 5-8, organized by the Center for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Skien municipality. The event celebrated the 190th anniversary of Ibsens's birth in his hometown of Skien. The theme of the conference, "Ibsen and Power," focused on central complexities of Ibsen's work with its changing self and gender concepts and significance for the most fundamental social and cultural changes all over the world in the past 150 years. About 130 participants, more than half from Asia, discussed the growing impact of "Ibsenism" to rethink the roles law, morality, family, religion and institutions play in life.Haus' presentation -- "Ebb and Flow - Directing The Lady from the Sea on the Island of Aphrodite" -- analyzed the working process and the aesthetic and social impact of his recent production with the Cypriot State Theatre (THOK) in Nicosia. The performance (in Greek language) was the first production of the play in the country.


Book cover for "Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age"

John McNutt, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, is the editor of Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age, published this year by Oxford University Press. According to the publisher, the 240-page book explores the cutting edge of technology and social change, while discussing developments in social media, civic technology and leaderless organizations, as well as more traditional approaches to social change. Contributors, who include both academics and practitioners, examine the evolving nature of social change organizations and the issues they face to help readers reflect upon modern advocacy, social change and the potential to use technology in making a difference. In addition, McNutt is the coauthor, with Lauri Goldkind of “Vampires in the Technological Mist: The Sharing Economy, Employment and the Quest for Economic Justice and Fairness in a Digital Future,” published this month in Ethics and Social Welfare. McNutt is also the coauthor, with Goldkind, Chao Guo and Seongho An, of “Technology in Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action,” published in Voluntaristics Review, Vol. 3, Issue 1, May 2018.


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