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For the Record, Sept. 15, 2006

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3:35 p.m., Sept. 15, 2006--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.


Patricia Drake, instructor of nursing, with J. Arenson, Quick Look Nursing: Maternal and Newborn Health, Jones and Bartlett.


Larry Purnell, professor of nursing, “Men in Nursing: An International Perspective,” pages 219-235, in Men in Nursing, C. O'Lynn and R. Tranbarger, editors, Springer Publishing, New York.

Farley Grubb, professor of economics, “Benjamin Franklin and Colonial Money: A Reply to Michener and Wrights-Yet Again,” in Econ Journal Watch, vol. 3, no. 3, pages 484-510 [www.econjournalwatch.org/pdf/EJWCompleteIssueSeptember2006.pdf].

Erlinda Wheeler, associate professor of nursing, and J. Waterhouse, “Telephone Interventions by Nursing Students: Improving Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients at Home,” in Journal of Community Health Nursing, vol. 23, no. 3, pages 137-146.

Christopher A. Knight, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, “Modulation of Motor Unit Firing Rates during a Complex Sinusoidal Force Task in Young and Older Adults,” in Journal of Applied Physiology, September 2006.


Debra Hess Norris, Henry Francis du Pont Chair in Fine Arts, “Establishing Priorities for Photographic Preservation,” at George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., August.

Larry Purnell, professor of nursing, “Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing,” at Community College of Allegheny County, June 21, Pittsburgh; “A Cultural Framework in Nursing Practice: Meeting the Needs of Patients, the Workforce and the Organization” and “Integrating Culture into Nursing Practice,” at Pediatric Trends Conference, June 8, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and with J. Boyle and J. Betancourte, a critique of invited papers at a “think tank” on cultural competence sponsored by The California Endowment, May 24, Los Angeles.

Janice Selekman, professor of nursing, “Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Drugs,” at pediatric nursing conference, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and “Body Piercing and Tattooing,” at adolescents at risk conference, Alfred.I. duPont Hospital for Children, May, Wilmington; “The Bully, the Victim and the Watchers,” at Delaware Safe Kids Conference, June, Dover; and “The Practice and the Profession of School Nursing: Many Roles, Many Challenges,” keynote address, National Association of School Nurses conference, June, New York City.

Erlinda Wheeler, associate professor of nursing, with Thomas Hardie, associate professor of nursing, “Supporting an Embryonic Research Environment for Faculty by Incorporating Undergraduate Students,” at the 17th International Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, July 20, and “Does the Level of Pain Affect Waiting Times in the Emergency Department?” July 21, Montreal, Canada.

Richard Wolbers, associate professor of art conservation, “Cleaning Polychrome Sculpture,” a three-day workshop for the European Consortium CESMAR, August, Trento, Italy; “New Methods of Cleaning Painted Surfaces,” a five-day workshop for International Academic Projects, August, London; and “Analytical Techniques in Conservation,” a workshop for the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, August, Williamstown, Mass.


Joyce Hill Stoner, professor of art conservation, was appointed to the United States Capitol Senate Reception Room advisory committee in August and is guest curator for “Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth and Basquiat,” at the Brandywine River Museum, Sept. 9-Nov. 19, Chadds Ford, Pa.

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