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For the Record, July 12, 2013

University community reports recent awards, presentations


11:22 a.m., July 12, 2013--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent awards 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.


Bob Nelson, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management, won the best paper award at the International Convention and Expo Summit, held May 25-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper was titled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnership to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” It was coauthored by Jan deRoos of Cornell University. The event is the leading conference in the meeting, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) industry for the Asian region.


Matthew Weinert, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, attended the Salzburg Global Seminar on “LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps," June 2-7. He also presented a paper, "Securitizing Humanity and Humanizing Security: What We Talk About When We Talk About Human Security," at a joint Peace Science Society-International Studies Association conference in Budapest, Hungary, June 27-29.

George W. Luther III, Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, was a keynote speaker at a Collaborative on Oceanographic Chemical Analysis (COCA) workshop at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in March and the American Chemical Society national meeting in New Orleans in April.

Gregg Silvis, associate university librarian, Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware Library, served as a participant on the ARTstor panel session "ARTstor/Shared Shelf Reception," 2013 Annual Conference of the American Library Association on June 30 in Chicago.

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