For the Record, Oct. 7, 2022 | UDaily – UDaily

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and honors of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent presentations, publications, grants plus honors include the following:


Joyce Hill Stoner , Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Material Culture and director of the particular Preservation Studies Doctoral Program, has written the lyrics for Shanghai Sonatas, which will be presented at Theatre 555 and the China Institute (both in New York City) on Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, respectively, and in Mitchell Hall at UD on November. 18 plus 19 as part associated with the Master Players Concert Series . Stoner has written lyrics for 23 musicals professionally produced in venues including off-Broadway and the New York City Fringe Festival. For her current art conservation actions, she is coauthor of “Filling the gaps of our conservation past with oral history, ” which was offered as the opening talk for Narratives: Contributions to the History of Conservation Symposium, held Sept. 29-30, 2022, Academy of Fine Arts  Vienna. (Stoner founded and coordinates the Foundation of the American Institute with regard to Conservation Oral History Project. )

Margaret Stetz , Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies plus professor of humanities, delivered  the  keynote address at an international conference kept virtually upon Sept. 17-18. The  conference, “Women Writers and Comedy, 1890–1950, ” was sponsored by  the  Open College (UK),   the  At the von Arnim Society, and Misericordia University or college (Pennsylvania). Her keynote lecture focused on  the  subject of women and “long-form parody” in  the  early 20th century — especially on  the  work of  the  United states writer plus anthologist Carolyn Wells, whose   full-length novel  Ptomaine Street:   The  Tale associated with Warble Petticoat  (1921) mocked Sinclair Lewis’s  Main Road (1920). On Sept. 29, she was also an invited participant at a virtual roundtable organized by  the particular journal  Women, Gender and Families of Color   (University of Illinois Press) to mark  the  publication of a special issue devoted to  the  legacy of  the  Black feminist critic bell hooks (1952–1921). She gave a brief presentation and read aloud the girl poem, “Teaching to Transgress”–a tribute in order to bell hooks’s emphasis on  the  role of love in pedagogy–which appears inside that problem.


Lawrence Nees , professor in the Department associated with Art History, H. Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities, fellow of the Medieval Academy associated with America and fellow from the Society of Antiquaries, has just published his two-volume, 15-pound, 30 years in the making work,   Frankish Manuscripts: The Seventh to the Tenth Century.   He crisscrossed all of Europe to examine firsthand many of these manuscripts, which were made before there even was the kingdom associated with France. The particular subject of these medieval manuscripts, many exhibited along with photos associated with the gilded, richly decorated and exceptionally beautiful script, ranges from ancient plus contemporary poems to scientific works, commentaries and a cookbook. Together, these two volumes are the most comprehensive survey of manuscript illumination of the regions that would one day become France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Low Countries.

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz , teacher of Spanish and Portuguese, is  the  author associated with “The  Mom Thriller: Motherhood on  the  Edge, ” published in  The  Journal of Popular Tradition , Vol. 55, No. 4, 2022.   The article was published  online   within August.   It offers a critical approach to  the  mom thriller, a new subgenre of domestic noir that has pushed  the  motherhood  theme into  the  popular culture arena.   The  noir aspect — arising from crime, wrongdoing or the false  pretense — generates a myriad of narrative schemes that will explore  the  performance associated with motherhood in an atmosphere of high anxiety.   Schmidt-Cruz introduced a version of this research at  the  Captivating Criminality conference held in Bamberg, Germany, inside July.

Angela Hattery , co-director of the particular Center regarding the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence and Allison Monterrosa , affiliate of the Center intended for the Research and Avoidance of Gender-Based Violence, published “Mapping Coercive Violence, ” their theorizing of a new form of gender-based violence, in the particular most recent concern of the journal Violence Against Women . They argue: “We conceptualize a brand new plus distinct form of intimate partner assault: coercive physical violence. Coercive violence is a form associated with intimate partner violence in which the abuser intentionally engages in acts that expose their partner in order to state surveillance and violence at the behest of institutions or the state, including the particular child welfare system and the criminal legal system. Because the violence is perpetrated by an institution rather than a good individual, it is difficult for the victim/survivor to seek justice or even retribution. ”

Margaret Stetz , Mae plus Robert Carter Professor associated with Women’s Research and professor of humanities, has released a poem that brings her scholarly interests to a new genre. Her poem “X-Zooming Lizzie” is the wry response to  the  current cult status of  the  Pre-Raphaelite artist and model Elizabet Siddal (1829–1862). It appeared in  the  Summer 2022 issue of  Useful Beautiful,   thepublication of  the  William Morris Society in  the  U. S. She is also  the  author of  the  poem “My Land of Hand, ” which will be a meditation on physical impairment and on her own identity because an Ukrainian American. It was published in September 2022 in  the  literary journal  The  Typescript .

Sal Mistry , assistant teacher of management in the particular Lerner College, will have his journal article, “Managing Your Boss (MYB) as a Proactive Followership Behavior: Construct Validation and Theory Development, ” published inside print in Personnel Psychology . Mistry coauthored the paper with Subra Tangirala of Purdue University plus Ravi Gajendran of Florida International College or university.

Joelle D. J. Wickens , assistant professor of preventive conservation, and Anisha Gupta , Preservation Studies System student, recently published  the  article, “Leadership:   the  Act of Making Way  for  Others” in  Studies in Conservation  DOI:   10. 1080/00393630. 2022. 2065956   This article was also given as a presentation at  the  International Institute  for  Conservation’s 29th Biennial Congress within New Zealand, and at  the  conference’s North American plus European virtual hubs.


Joseph Kuehl , associate teacher within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received $1. 1 million in funding from a three-year, $5. 9 million National Ocean Partnership Program award that will support research to better understand the ocean’s bottom boundary layer. Researchers which includes Kuehl will deploy a new type associated with long-line mooring about 4 kilometers underwater in the Brazil Basin.


Jennifer Graber , associate dean of academic affairs and practice initiatives, and Jennifer Saylor , associate leader of faculty and student affairs, both in the particular School of Nursing , have been accepted into the prestigious Harvard Macy Institute Plan for Educators in Health Professions . Of 129 participants through five countries, only five are nurses, including Graber and Saylor. The continuing professional development program, started in 1994, serves since an international incubator for innovation in healthcare education. More than 3, 500 alumni of the program from hundreds of institutions globally have gone on to create programs that will inspire change and enhance patient care. Graber plus Saylor, who are always looking for opportunities in order to strengthen their leadership and skill sets, were inspired to apply for the particular program by the dire need for more nurse educators. One component associated with their Macy Institute Task includes a faculty development program for all health care professionals that mentors plus aids professionals in transferring their clinical skills and knowledge in to academia. They’ll also develop a nursing education system and curriculum, in the form of either a certificate or a master’s degree, that will aims to not only attract more nursing educators statewide in order to combat the particular ongoing shortage but also ensures that nurse educators are equipped along with the best evidence-based strategies to improve faculty advancement and educational pedagogy. The particular certificate plan will then serve as a model for expansion into other areas of healthcare with the curriculum tailored to meet the particular changing demands from the health care environment.

Kelly Bachman , movie director of communications for that University of Wellness Sciences , has been recognized by the Delaware Business Times as a 40 Under 40. The DBT 40 recognizes some of the most promising plus accomplished experts from a variety of fields, all under the particular age of forty. “I has been honored to be selected as a DBT40 honoree, joining an outstanding group of seasoned specialists whose accomplishments help Delaware shine, ” Bachman said. “I’m grateful to everyone who’s supported and loved me and showed me grace plus kindness upon my journey. ” As the director associated with communications to get CHS, Bachman is committed to developing digital, social and multimedia strategies that further the college’s mission to train the next generation of healthcare professionals. Bachman’s career launched with the condition Department Services for Children, Youth plus their Family members. She furthermore previously served as social media manager and press secretary pertaining to former Gov. Jack Markell and kept communications administration positions with the city associated with Newark and ChristianaCare. Bachman was also the 2016 Leadership Delaware fellow.

Patricia Sloane-White ,   Emerald Christopher-Byrd ,   Earl Smith and  Angela Hattery   of  the Division of Women plus Gender Research have already been awarded a 2022 Institutional Courage Research Grant by  the  Center  for  Institutional Courage.   The  goal of this grant program is to fund research on institutional courage and institutional betrayal, along with a particular interest inside funding previously unstudied organizations and/or marginalized populations.   Their project is titled “Reluctant in order to Seek Help: Developing the framework of  the  impact of institutional betrayal by  the  legal system among Black ladies that are victims/survivors of intimate partner assault. ”  The  project explores factors, including historical trauma and individual experiences with institutional betrayal, that prevent abused Black women through seeking help from legal-system institutions (both criminal and civil) when  they experience intimate companion violence. This study will design plus test a legal program sub-scale of  the  institutional Betrayal Questionnaire. Data gathered from this particular study will be used to inform victim/survivor-centered policies and practices with  the  aim of reducing  the  institutional harm experienced simply by abused females with marginalized identities.

Art history doctoral candidate Michael Hartman   has  completed their spring  2022  research as a fellow at  the  International Center  for  Jefferson Studies in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hartman conducted archival research at Monticello, studying Thomas Jefferson’s artwork and optical instrument collections while working on his dissertation, “Art, Technology, and Aesthetics within Landscapes of Enslavement in  the  Colonial South, 1740-1810. ”

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) named Angelia Seyfferth , associate professor of plant plus soil sciences, its 2022 recipient of  the  Charles S. Falkenberg Award. This particular union-wide honor recognizes an early to mid-career scientist who has contributed to  the  quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of  the  planet through  the  use of earth science information and to  thepublic awareness of  the  importance of understanding our planet. Because of  the  close connection to food consumption, Seyfferth’s research is specifically meaningful to  the world’s swelling population. Seyfferth is usually particularly focused on finding ways to lower  the  level associated with metals in  the  food that we eat, including arsenic and cadmium levels inside major global crops like rice. The girl is adamant that medical solutions be realistic  meant for farmers. Learn more on the College of Agriculture plus Natural Resources website .

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