UD in the News, July 18, 2008

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10:54 a.m., July 18, 2008--A roundup of recent news items about UD, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

John Antil, associate professor of business administration, was quoted in a July 18 St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about Anheuser-Busch and the impact the takeover by InBev could have on the company's sports marketing spending. Antil said the company's strategy of having a hand in a large number of major sporting events has “worked unbelievably well for them.”

Laurence Kalkstein, retired professor of geography, was quoted in a July 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story on concerns about nighttime warmth in the building heat wave. “In many cases, we think the nights are as important, if not more important, than the days,” Kalkstein said.

Asher Jackson, Pauline A. Young Resident and affiliate librarian of the University of Delaware Library, was quoted in a July 17 News Journal story about the lack of diversity on library staffs.

Amardeep Dhanju, a doctoral student in the College of Marine and Earth Studies, was quoted in a July 15 BusinessGreen (U.K.) story about NASA satellite data on offshore wind.

Alan Rozich, who holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from UD, was cited in a July 15 Hampton (N.H.) Union story about environmental technology developed by PMC BioTec, of which he is president.

Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair and director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in a July 14 Financial Times story about a case before the Delaware courts that could determine proxy access for shareholder activists.

Jennifer Conner, a UD custodial technician, was featured in a July 14 News Journal story. Conner held a full-time job working in McDowell Hall while also earning a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Japanese.

Jaclyn Marino, a 2000 graduate of UD, and Erin Mazza, who attended UD, were featured in a July 13 story in the feature The Hunt in the real estate section of The New York Times. The close friends live in buildings opposite one another in New York City.

James Broomall, assistant provost for professional and continuing studies, was quoted in a July 13 News Journal story about the numbers of students taking online courses.