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For the Record, Aug. 23, 2013

University community reports recent awards, presentations, publications


3:38 p.m., Aug. 23, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent awards, presentations and publications 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.


James M. Brophy, Francis H. Squire Professor of History, received a Faculty Research Visit Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service for the summer of 2014.


Suzanne L. Burton, professor of music education and chair of the Community Engagement Committee of the College Music Society, gave a webinar on "Community Engagement and Outreach" on Aug. 16. The presentation featured the University of Delaware Department of Music's award-winning service-learning project, ProjectMUSIC, and numerous music-based partnerships and collaborations being implemented throughout the United States. 

Cathy Matson, professor of history, gave an invited comment at the annual Omohundro Institute Conference of early North American scholars, which was held this year from June 13-15 in Baltimore. At a session attended by nearly 200 scholars, titled “Material Cultures of Exchange in Eighteenth-Century America,” her comments on three research papers addressed issues of transnational credit and commercial networks, financial documents used by early modern women, and the technologies of economic writing and accounting.

Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, gave a paper titled "Internationalizing Late-Victorian Authorship" on June 4 at the combined North American Victorian Society/British Victorian Society conference in Venice, Italy. On June 12, she also gave a keynote lecture ("Oscar Wilde and the Imaginative Woman") at a conference on Oscar Wilde at the University of Limerick, Ireland, Then, on July 8, she delivered an invited lecture (“John S. Goodall and the Politics of British Picture Books”) for the Rare Book School Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Her final keynote lecture of the summer (“Neo-Victorian Laughter: A Genealogy") occurred on July 24 at the conference "Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today" in Liverpool, United Kingdom, at Liverpool John Moores University. 


Leslie F.Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations Emerita, published a review essay recently in an online journal: "Documenting Desergregation," Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 23 No. 6, pages 296-301. 

Cathy Matson, professor of history, published an extended review essay titled “The Early Modern Chesapeake Redux — Again” in the June issue of Reviews in American History. The essay offers an in-depth survey of major scholarship on the Chesapeake region during the 17th and 18th century that has been published since the early 1960s. She also published a lengthy review bibliography, “The Transatlantic Political Economy,” which surveys both contemporary writings about political economy during the early modern era and scholarship in recent years that analyzes these writings. The essay is published in the acclaimed online Oxford Bibliographies at and will be published in print in the coming months. 

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