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University community reports honors, publications and appointments

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

Recent honors, publications and appointments include the following:


The Delaware Division of the Arts has recognized 25 Delaware artists for the high quality of their work, awarding them fellowships in three categories. The 2022 Individual Artist Fellowship honorees, selected from 132 applicants, include several with UD affiliations. Fellows in the Established Professional category include Caleb Curtiss, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English, honored for poetry; Isai Jess Muñoz, associate professor of music, honored for a solo recital; and Mia Muratori of Wilmington, who earned her master of fine arts degree from UD, honored for painting. Recognized with Emerging Artist Awards were Christina Durborow, adjunct faculty in the Department of English, honored for her creative nonfiction writing, and Stephanie Boateng of Newark, a recent UD graduate with a major in organizational and community leadership and minors in art and advertising, honored for painting. These honorees join UD faculty members Tim Broscious and Aaron Terry, who were recognized in last week’s For the Record listing.

'King on wheels' by Michael Dela Dika.

MFA candidate Michael Dela Dika has been awarded a 2022 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Multicultural Fellowship to attend Fertile Ground, the 56th conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, March 16-19, 2022, in Sacramento, California.

Yuanchong Wang, associate professor of history, has been awarded The Horizon Prize for Historical Writing, organized by Beijing Century Wenjing Culture and Media, one of the largest publishers based in Shanghai and Beijing in China. This is a new, highly competitive historical writing prize with the aim of promoting public historical writings. The prize for his book, The Meeting of China and the United States: Power Diplomacy and the Rise and Fall of Late Qing, 1784-1911, comes with a trophy and a significant monetary award. 



Dael Norwood, assistant professor of history, has a new book, Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America, published in January 2022 by the University of Chicago Press. Trading Freedom explores the surprisingly rich early history of U.S.-China trade from the late 18th through the late 19th centuries and its unexpected impact on the developing republic. Norwood weaves together interdisciplinary threads from the worlds of commerce, foreign policy and immigration to make it clear that from its earliest days the United States has been closely intertwined with China. Early reviewers have called the book “impressively ambitious” and “rich with insights.”


Holly Myers

Holly Myers, assistant professor of Russian in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has been selected to join the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows, a two-year fellowship, in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Myers has also been offered a spring 2022 Open Research Laboratory (ORL) Associateship to support her research. The ORL program is funded by a grant from the Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Title VIII).

Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia, assistant professor of Italian, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI).

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