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For the Record, Jan. 4, 2013

University faculty members report recent articles, presentations


12:11 p.m., Jan. 4, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent articles and presentations 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.


Harsh Bais, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, was featured in a Jan. 1 The Scientist magazine article on “Fighting Microbes with Microbes.” Bais told the magazine it might be possible to reduce the use of pesticides and fungicides “by utilizing the microbe,” and added that researchers “need to know more about the mechanisms of action” because “relationships between microbes and plants are very complex.”


Carolee Polek, associate professor in the School of Nursing, presented "Misperceptions of Breast Cancer Risks Among High School Girls and the Unintended Consequences” at the London Women’s Leadership Symposium held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, on Dec. 9.

Amy Johnson, professor in the School of Nursing, presented “Women in the University: Rewards and Challenges” at the London Women’s Leadership Symposium, held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, on Dec. 8.

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