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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering held its annual Winter Research Review on Jan. 25.

For the Record, Feb. 3, 2012

Faculty, staff announce recent presentations, publications, service


9:50 a.m., Feb. 3, 2012--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent presentations, publications and service include the following:

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.


Twenty-six doctoral students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented their scholarly work at Clayton Hall on Jan. 25, during the department’s annual Winter Research Review. The fourth-year presentations were followed by an extended poster session by third-year doctoral students. Organized by the Colburn Club, the event was attended by more than 150 UD faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and visiting scholars, and 30 industrial scientists, nearly half of whom are UD alumni.

Alice D. Ba, director of Asian studies and associate professor of political science and international relations, presented a paper titled “The South China Sea:  Primary Contradictions in China-Southeast Asia Relations," at an international workshop titled “The South China Sea Dispute: Political and Security Implications for the Region’s Future”, held in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 12-13 and co-sponsored by the Taipei-based Academia Sinica and the Hawaii-based East West Center.


James M. Brophy, professor of history, “Preußische Zensur und deutsche Verleger im Vormärz: Der Fall Heinrich Hoff,” in: Das literarische Leben des 19. Jahrhundert im Spiegel der Zensur, ed. Enno Stahl and Bernd Kortländer (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2012), pp. 203-27. 

Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, has written a review of Matthew Rubery's book The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News that appears in the winter 2011 issue of Philological Quarterly, published at the University of Iowa.


Gerald J. Kauffman, director of the Water Resources Agency, a unit of the School of Public Policy and Administration's Institute for Public Administration, has been appointed vice chairman of the Water Use Charge Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). The committee is charged by DRBC with oversight of an innovative user-pays program that generates over $3 million in revenue annually to fund water resources -- infrastructure projects in the 13,000-square-mile, interstate river basin. WRA’s mission is to provide water-science and -policy assistance to governments in Delaware and the Delaware Valley through the University of Delaware's land grant education, research and public service roles.

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