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For the Record, Jan. 11, 2013

University community reports recent presentations, publications, service


10:32 a.m., Jan. 11, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent media features, 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.


UDairy Creamery was featured in a Jan. 4 WHYY-TV Friday Arts presentation.


Alvina Quintana, associate professor of women and gender studies, previewed her documentary “Bridging Cultures in the Black Pacific: Kamaka Kahehau Fernandez,” at the 2013 Hawaii International Conferences in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Honolulu, Jan. 6-8. The documentary considers the increasingly complex notion of the African diaspora featuring an African American adopted by a Native Hawaiian family; Kamaka in essence embodies the notion of bridging cultures in the Black Pacific. The presentation was partially funded by a General University Research grant from UD. The documentary represents a collaborative effort coproduced with Ed Guerrero, associate professor in cinema studies at New York University.

Philip Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of English, Associate in Arts Program-Wilmington, presented a paper titled "Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey: Between Failure and Critique" at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, Jan. 6. Goldstein is serving a two-year term on the Community College Committee of the Modern Language Association and also is serving as director of the Reception Study Society, which will hold its fifth convention at Marquette University, Sept. 19-21, and as business editor of the society's journal, Reception, which is now published by Pennsylvania State University Press.


Daniel L. Chester, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and UD alumnus Richard J. Fickelscherer, who earned a master's degree in 1985 and doctorate in 1990, both in chemical engineering, have coauthored a new book, Optimal Automated Process Fault Analysis, published by AIChE-John Wiley and Sons.


Stacey Jordan, an Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics alumna, has been selected as the first female mayor in the history of Moorestown, N.J. She was sworn in during ceremonies Jan. 7.

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