This seminar explores the relationship between money and the legal formation of the modern liberal capitalist state, with a particular emphasis on the pre-Revolutionary and early United States. In contrast to conventional economic narratives that cast money as lubrication for existing forms of exchange, this event highlights the legal and political origins of our modern monetary system, and traces the influence of those forces on the shape of the modern economy.
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Mark Serva and the other members of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE), an international leader in problem-based learning, conducted a workshop in January on the UD campus.
Over 40 faculty from Japan, Brazil, and other countries attended, as well as a group of police officers from Washington State. Serva also serves on the advisory board for the Pan-American Network for Problem-based learning (PAN-PBL), which will be holding its next conference in 2014 in Concepcion, Chile.
Delivering the Business Line Club lecture on ‘Marketing financial products during recession’ at the Department of Commerce of Manipal University in Manipal, India, Sri Beldona, associate professor and director of HRIM graduate studies, said companies should make use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as web marketing tools to surmount slowdown.
Farley Grubb, economics, presented a talk on “Legal Tender Laws: The Core Conflict over Money Creation in the Constitutional Era,” in the Columbia Law School Seminar Series on Modern Money and Public Purpose, Jan. 25, 2013, New York City.
Farley Grubb, Economics, will be a featured speaker at Columbia Law School Series on Contemporary Issues in Law and Political Economics in the 5th Seminar in the series on "Money, Democracy and the Constitution: Revolutionary Experience in the United States" scheduled for 25 January 2013 at 6pm. He will speak on "Legal Tender Laws as the Core of Revolutionary Area Monetary Policy Controversy."
Farley Grubb, Economics, presented his paper on “Chronic Specie Scarcity and Efficient Barter: The Problem of Maintaining an Outside Money Supply in British Colonial America,” at the Allied Social Science Associations annual conference in the session on “Money, Banking, and Prices” sponsored by the Economic History Association, San Diego, CA, 5 January 2013. At the same conference, he was also a discussant on papers presented in the session on “Issues in 19th-Century Economic Growth” sponsored by the Cliometrics Society, 4 January 2013.
The editors of Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal have selected an article by Mary Kernan and Sharon Watson, Associate Professors in the Department of Business Administration, as one of the best papers of 2011. Their article, “How cultural values affect the impact of abusive supervision on worker attitudes,” is a cross-cultural examination of the incidence of supervisor bullying, and how it affects attitudes such as job satisfaction differently across cultures. This research paper, coauthored with Fang Fang Chen, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UD and Tai Gyu Kim, Assistant Professor at Korea University, won Emerald Publishing’s 2012 Highly Commended Article Award.
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.
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.