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University community reports presentations, publications and honors

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

Recent presentations, publications and honors include the following:


On July 17, 2021, Larry Purnell,  professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, gave a presentation on Amish healthcare rractices at the fifth annual Conference for the Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies Association in Middlersburg, Ohio.

Dael A. Norwood, assistant professor of history, presented an invited public lecture on July 20, 2021, entitled “The Dollar and 19th Century International Trade.” His talk, which explored how the use of the U.S. dollar defined the country's place in the emerging global order, was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Treasury Historical Association’s joint webinar series on “Topics on the History of the Dollar,” which is examining the history of the dollar from the Revolutionary War to the present.


Art history doctoral student Lea C. Stephenson has published "Kingscote’s Dining Room and the Multisensorial Interior in the Late 19th Century" in the summer 2021 special issue of the journal Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide. Her article examines the McKim, Mead & White dining room at Kingscote (1881), in Newport, Rhode Island, as a multisensorial space associated with the late 19th century Aesthetic movement in the United States.

Larry Purnell, professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, is the coauthor, with Marlene Rosenkoetter and Cynthia Chernecky, of “Quantitative Research Question Development Using the Kipling Method” in the Journal of Nursing and Researchers, Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 58-65.


Liyun Wang, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected to the 2021 class of fellows of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). A member of the UD faculty since 2005, she conducts research focusing on musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology. Specifically, she has studied how mechanical forces impact bone, cartilage and vascular health in the context of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetic bone, and cancer bone metastasis, leading to more than 80 peer-reviewed journal papers. She has received 30 grants totaling more than $30.5 million and has actively participated in many academic conferences, including the annual ASBMR meetings. At UD, she directs the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER) and is co-director of the Multiscale Assessment Research Core of the NIH-funded Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research (DCMR). Designation as a fellow of the ASBMR recognizes long-term members who have shown a commitment to the society through service as a volunteer, have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science and have published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) and/or JBMR Plus. Fellows are nominated by their peers, followed by an evaluation and selection by a review committee and approved by the ASBMR Council. The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.

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