William A. Sullivan, managing director of Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, has been named the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year. Sullivan was honored during a recent meeting by club president Mary Konwinski.
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Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law in the Department of Accounting and MIS, has published an article, “Origins of the Modern Income Tax, 1894-1913,” in volume 66 of The Tax Lawyer (pp. 295-330) (Winter 2013), published by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. The article recounts the politics behind the ratification of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the enactment of the federal income tax in 1913.
Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment" at the 7th World Congress of Cliometrics, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 17-20.
Adrienne Lucas, assistant professor of economics, presented "Improving Primary School Quality Across Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda" (joint with Patrick McEwan, Moses Ngware, and Moses Oketch) at the Learning to Improve Learning Meeting in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Meeting participants included education experts and practitioners from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and India.
Farley Grubb’s book German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2, was reviewed by Martina Viarengo of the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva in the Journal of Economic History, v. 73, no. 2, (June 2013), pp. 608-610.
Katalin Takacs Haynes, assistant professor of Management, was recognized for her accomplishments as an instructor in May 2013 by accepting the MBA Teaching Award. The award is an acknowledgement by MBA students of the most outstanding instructors at Lerner College. Takacs Haynes was also a nominee for the university-wide Excellence in Teaching award at the University of Delaware in 2013.
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.
HRIM Well Represented at international conference and convention in Bangkok, Thailand
Three members of the University’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management presented their research and participated in various aspects of the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism & Event Research and International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES) held May 25 to 28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The WHTER & ICES them of “Academics Meet Industry” flowed throughout presentations, panel discussions and social programming that stimulated constructive conversations among attending practitioners and scholars. Among them were: Ron Cole presented two papers at the conference: “Health Benefits of Ingredients in Thai Cuisine: A Case for Cross-Marketing of Culinary and Medical Tourism in Thailand” and “Legal Aspects of Conventions, Meetings and Exhibitions: Trend Analysis of Current & Developing Legal Issues Affecting the Convention and Meeting Industry.” Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo presented her paper, “The Effect of Temporal Construal on Convention Participation Decision.” Bob Nelson presented a paper that he co-authored with the director of Cornell’s Center for Real Estate and Finance, Jan A. deRoos, entitled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnerships to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” The paper by Nelson and deRoos was selected for the ICES Best Paper Award sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing. Nelson was also among the featured speakers in the conference’s closing session where he offered practical strategies for marketing convention destinations.
Farley Grubb, economics, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society. This is a four-year term starting January 1, 2014.
Farley Grubb’s book GERMAN IMMIGRATION AND SERVITUDE IN AMERICA, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2, was reviewed by Simone Wegge on EH.Net, 1 May 2013, see attached link. Other scholars have already noted the following passage from the review:
“Farley Grubb is a researcher’s researcher, or a scholar’s scholar: he cares more about uncovering the empirical truth than espousing a particular economic model or popular historical theme. Grubb is brutally honest about his work, how he came to the data, what they can do and cannot do, and what is old and what is new in this book. In another life he would make a great Atticus Finch or Detective Columbo. This is part of the reason this book was
such a pleasure to read. I felt like I was getting the truth as best as he
sees it, pretty or not."