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For the Record, Friday, March 22, 2024

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University of Delaware community reports new presentations and awards

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

Recent presentations, awards and publications include the following:


Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his research on "The Origins of the Continental Dollar, 1775-1777: Explaining the Choices That Congress Had to Make When Creating a New Money," at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Public Choice Society in Plano, Texas, on March 15.

On Wednesday, March 6, Thomas M. Powers, director of the Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy, visited Capitol Hill for "Humanities on the Hill" day to advocate for federal support for the humanities and for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was there as a new member of the Board of Directors of Delaware Humanities, the state humanities council for Delaware. As part of Humanities on the Hill, representatives of Delaware Humanities met with Delaware Congressional delegations, including in-person meetings with Senators Carper and Coons.

Julie L. McGee, associate professor of Africana studies and art history and Director of the CAS Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, gave the annual Al Gold Memorial Lecture at Stockton University’s Campus Center Theatre on Tuesday, March 19. McGee spoke about the contemporary art of Whitfield Lovell and his major installation, Deep River, inspired by Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Civil War era “Camp Contraband.” The annual lecture is named after Al Gold, who was appointed Atlantic City’s first Chief Photographer in 1939, a post he held until his death in 1964. Al Gold’s career in photography began in 1921 when he photographed the first Miss America pageant.

On Thursday, March 21, Anne M. Boylan, professor of history, emerita, presented a Women's History Month webinar for Delaware state employees, sponsored by the Office of Women's Advancement Advocacy.  The webinar was titled "Following the 'Votes for Women' Trail in Delaware.” In addition, for the podcast Her March to Democracy, Boylan contributed an episode on Delaware's struggle for women's voting rights. The episode is titled "Rose Petals, Hunger Strikes, and the Iron-Jawed Angels."


Chrissi Rawak, director of athletics, community and campus recreation, was named a 2023-24 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Athletics Director of the Year. The ADOY Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities. Read more on bluehens.com.

Nicole Rehbach, academic advisor II within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising Mid-Atlantic Region 2 Webinar Scholarship. Utilizing this award, she facilitated a professional development webinar for the UD Advisor Network. Rehbach will be recognized at the upcoming NACADA Region 2 Conference in April.

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