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

Recent publications and honors include the following:

Publications

Cory Cutsail, graduate student in economics, and Farley Grubb, professor of economics, coauthored “The Paper Money of Colonial North Carolina, 1712-1774,”which appears in Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians, vol. 27 (Sept. 2019), pp. 1-31. It is the lead article and was awarded the Brewster Prize by the association. The article provides a forensic accounting reconstruction of the data for tracking Colonial North Carolina’s paper money emissions, redemptions, amounts in circulation and value estimates.

A new paper by researchers in UD’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology appeared on the front cover of the Sept. 23, 2019, edition of Angewandte Chemie, a leading journal in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering. In the paper, UD researchers and collaborators from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University reveal how they quantified the active sites and elucidated the reaction mechanism of the electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction on vanadium nitride. UD authors of the paper are Bingjun Xu, Centennial Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Xuan Yang, postdoctoral associate; Jared Nash, doctoral student; Xiaoxia Chang, postdoctoral associate; and Yushan Yan, Henry B. du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Honors

Anne M. Boylan, professor emerita of history, is serving as contract historian for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission, an agency established by Congress "to ensure a suitable observance" of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Jack Puleo, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is participating in a collaborative During Nearshore Event Experiment pilot study now underway along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, The project, DUNEX, is a multi-agency, academic and non-governmental organization collaborative community experiment to study nearshore coastal processes during coastal storms. The pilot study will be followed by a full experiment starting in fall 2020.

The Delaware Sea Level Rise Technical Committee was awarded with the John C. Frye Award from the Association of American State Geologists and the Geological Society of America (GSA) for itsr Recommendation of Sea-Level Rise Planning Scenarios for Delaware: Technical Report, which was released in late 2017. The award recognizes the best paper on environmental geology published by either GSA or by a state geological survey during the past three years. The Sea Level Rise Report met the criteria for the award, as it clearly establishes an environmental problem or need, provides substantive information on the geologic and climatic processes pertinent to the problem, provides recommendations for appropriate land use considerations and presents the information in a manner that is understandable and directly usable by planners, engineers, policy makers and the educated general public. The award was presented at the annual GSA conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Committee member John Callahan, associate scientist with the Delaware Geological Survey, traveled to Arizona to accept the award on behalf of the committee. UD-affiliated authors of the report include Callahan, Tom McKenna, DGS scientist; Chris Sommerfield, professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy; and Danielle Swallow, marine advisory services specialist II. Also serving on the committee, but not authors on the report, are Dan Leathers, professor of geography and in the School of Marine Science and Policy; Holly Michael, Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environment and associate professor of geology; David Wunsch, director of the Delaware Geological Survey and state geologist; and Jenn Volk, extension specialist II in Cooperative Extension.

 

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