Farley Grubb's recent working paper “Chronic Specie Scarcity and Efficient Barter: The Problem of Maintaining an Outside Money Supply in British Colonial America,” was selected by the editorial board of NEP-HIS for summary and discussion in their blog http://www.nephis.org . NEP-HIS is responsible for disseminating and discussing new working papers in the field of Business, Economics and Financial History based on papers in http://Repec.org.
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Ali Poorani received a University of Delaware 2012 IT Transformation grant for his project, "Achievement Stories," which aims to answer questions like "how do we know if student learning has produced results?" and "how do we know if learners have really applied their learning to a real-life scenario?" To provide answers to these and similar questions, Poorani asserts that students and faculty, with the support of existing learning technologies, can transform student learning to Achievement Stories. The software enables students to post their achievement stories; asks students to rank best practices to create impact; share outcomes with all students; and use the best practices for teaching and reinforcing in the classroom. The grant is supported by UD’s IT Academic Technology Services.
Mark Serva served on the organizing committee for the July 2012 Pan-American Problem-based Learning (PBL) Conference in Cali, Colombia. He also presented a paper on the Global Enterprise Technology (GET) program and consortium. The paper's co-authors included Bob Heckman of Syracuse University and Jeff Saltz of JPMorgan Chase. Mark also participated in an authentic PBL experience in Cartagena, which explored ideas for increasing student involvement in the classroom.
Charles Link and Simon Condliffe presented “Racial Differences in the Effects of Hypertension and Obesity on Health Expenditures by Diabetes Patients in the U.S.” at the fourth biennial meeting of the American Society of Health Economists in Minneapolis, June 11, 2012.
Kolver Hernandez presented "The transmission of US shocks to emerging markets" at the 2012 Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meeting in Limassol, Cyprus, June 23, 2012.
O'Neill was the only judge from the United States - out of 17 judges and 26 teams from 23 countries - to participate in ECOPRENEUR 2012, an international business plan competition for young entrepreneurs. The competition was held June 18 through June 23 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. "The idea is that entrepreneurs and ecopreneurs are similar because they are both idea-driven, innovative, adaptable and creative," said O'Neill. "The demand for "green" products combined with government incentives has led to ecopreneurs starting new companies to push forward environmental progress." The competition was designed to give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to address clean technology, green management, health-friendly and sustainable business ideas, and social causes through new ventures.
The Department of Business Administration has announced the department awardees for outstanding achievement during the 2011-2012 academic year. Mark Bambach, instructor, was awarded the department's teaching award; Michal Herzenstein, assistant professor, was awarded the department's research award; and Stewart Shapiro, professor, was awarded the department's service award. Also in the department and announced on UDaily, Christine Kydd, professor, was awarded the Lerner College Student Choice Teaching Award by the Lerner College Student Advisory Board (see http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/may/lerner-honors-052912.html).
Khanapure received a $6,000 General University Research (GUR) grant for 2011-12 along with Department of Finance match in the amount of $1,828 for a total project budget of $7,828. The grant will be used to build on recent research in around the effects of health on portfolio allocation (stocks and investments). Khanapure's work will help in understanding the source of aversion toward risky assets and aims to make significant contributions to the study of finance, economics and public policy.
At UD's 163rd Commencement held Saturday, May 26, 2012, Don Puglisi was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humanities. Puglisi served as a member of the Finance faculty for 30 years and continues to be a thought-leader in finance as the Managing Director of Puglisi & Associates, a firm that he founded in 1973, and through his continued involvement in the life of Lerner College. His generosity has benefitted UD in many ways. Honorary degrees were also awarded to Simmie Knox, Doctor of Fine Arts; Soledad O’Brien, Doctor of Humane Letters; and Angelica Zander Rudenstine, Doctor of Humanities.
The Operations Management program in the Lerner College's Department of Business Administration was selected by the APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter to be "Company of the Year" for 2012. The honor is in recognition of the program's active and ongoing support of APICS, the Brandywine Valley Chapter and the University of Delaware Student Chapter. This is a first, since an educational institution has never been named before (DuPont received the award in 2011, and AstraZeneca prior to that). OM faculty include Bintong Chen, Darwin Davis, Adam Fleischhacker, William Gehrlein, Hemant Kher, Christine Kydd and Erwin Saniga. The program was honored at the chapter's Professional Development meeting on May 8, 2012.