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For the record, October 29, 2021


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

Recent presentations, publications, awards and exhibitions include the following:


Tracey bryant, Senior Director of Research Communications at the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM), was a guest speaker at the 2021 US Department of Energy Science Communications Summit – Office of Science: Engaging the Public in Discovery Science, the October 26. The event involved more than 150 communicators from national laboratories, universities and Ministry of Energy staff. Bryant also chaired and moderated the University Research Magazine Association (URMA) Virtual Conference – “Navigate in a new era” – from July 14 to 16. The event, supported by the CMO and the Research Office, brought together speakers, panelists and moderators from 18 research universities, including UD, federal agencies and national laboratories, as well as the media. URMA promotes excellence and professionalism among those who write, edit, design and publish magazines, electronic newsletters, social media and multimedia on research at a university, non-profit research center, a agency or institute. The association has over 200 members in the United States and around the world. Bryant was elected URMA vice-president at the end of the conference

Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Rector for Libraries and Museums and Librarian of May Morris University, was a guest speaker at the plenary session of the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange (CULCON XXIX) on October 17, 2021. The meeting , originally scheduled to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, took place virtually. Dawes’ session, “The digital divide and digitization efforts”, part of the program on “COVID and local and subnational diplomacy”. focused on the importance of digitized documents in providing access to content and the inherent barriers for those without stable Internet access.

October 21, 2021, Sheng Lu, Associate Professor of Fashion and Clothing Studies, was a speaker for the “Trade Opportunities in the Northeast of the United States Symposium ”, organized by the Consulate General of Guatemala in New York. Lu shared his research findings on the evolution of sourcing strategies for American fashion brands and retailers at the symposium. Other speakers included Shirley Aguilar, vice-minister of foreign affairs of Guatemala, and Beth Hughes, vice-president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association.


Laura Gasiorowski, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, published an article in Business management dynamics, called “Discover the evolution of the experience of directors in companies at an early stage. “ It explains how new businesses bring the expertise they need as they grow (by adding members to the board of directors).

Tad glasscock, a graduate of the Associate in Arts Program (AAP) in Georgetown and now a junior at the College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Selling Belltown”, a scientific article in Lewes story, the award-winning journal of the Lewes (Delaware) Historical Society, which is published annually in November. In the same journal, Holly wright, a graduate of AAP Dover and also now a junior at the College of Arts and Sciences, wrote “Portraits of the Past: Christening the Green Run”, which tells the story of a 1963 photo showing the baptism of a menhaden fishing boat owned by a former Lewes mayor.

Melody Barnett Deusner, who obtained his doctorate in art history in 2011, is the author of Aesthetic painting in Great Britain and America: collectors, art worlds, networks, published by Yale University Press. Deusner also wrote a catalog essay and assisted in the selection of objects for the exhibition “Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano,” which opened on October 8 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. .

Barbara kutis, who obtained his doctorate in art history in 2013, is the author of Parent artists in contemporary art: gender, identity and domesticity, published by Routledge.


Keeley Powell, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Services at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE), received the Rising Star Award from the Delaware American Council on Education (AS) Women’s Network (DAWN). The award is presented to women in Delaware higher education whose potential to accomplish more is evident through their work and service. She was honored at the DAWN Virtual Awards Ceremony which took place on October 21, 2021. Powell holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UD and in her role as Senior Assistant Dean for Student Services. students at the CEOE, she leads the college’s student recruitment and retention efforts. , by helping students maximize their success at UD. Previously, she worked for UD Graduate College as Director of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity. She is also chair of the Christina School District School Board.

Yasser Payne, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice and African Studies, received a 2021 Kandler Award from the Delaware ACLU, recognizing community members who represent the greatest commitment to securing the civil rights and freedoms of all Delaware. The ACLU cited Payne’s Street Participatory Action Research (Street PAR) ethnographic project which examines resilience, structural violence, and gun violence with identified black Americans on the streets. He is currently leading two gun violence projects in Wilmington and a national gun violence project in five cities across the country. An ACLU video on Payne can be seen here.


Meghan Constantinou, who received her MA in Art History in 2010, is curator of an exhibition at the Grolier Club in New York, the oldest and largest society of book and graphic arts enthusiasts, of which she is librarian. The exhibition will include loans from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection.

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