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      James May

      James May

      Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence Don Brown recently presented at the International Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. His presentation was titled "Formulating NDCs to Allow Evaluation of their Conformance with the Paris Agreement's Ambition and Equity Requirements." At this same conference, James May, chief sustainability officer for Widener University and a distinguished professor of law and director of the Global Environmental and Natural Resources Law Institute at Delaware Law, presented "Environmental Constitutionalism, Dignity and Sustainability," sponsored by the Moroccan Association of Constitutional Law and the National Human Rights Council of Morocco, as part of an international seminar called 
"Constitutions, Environment and Environmental Rights: Comparative Analysis of their Contents, Implications and Prospects." May also participated in a panel discussion on "The Role of Legal Clinics in Promoting Environmental Rights," which the Public Interest Law Network organized in collaboration with Morocco's Regional Human Rights Commission for Casablanca and Settat (CRDH).

      Joanne Caione-Keating, instructional technologist; Margaret Place, director of special programs, outreach and development and veterans outreach coordinator; and Dr. Timothy M. Sullivan, associate professor of higher education; collaborated on a presentation at the University of Professional Continuing Education Mid-Atlantic Conference in Annapolis, Md., which was titled "Online Conversion: A Model for Creating a Collaborative Team to Support Faculty with Course Conversion."

      John C. Dernbach

      John C. Dernbach

      John C. Dernbach, professor of environmental law and sustainability director at Commonwealth Law, recently participated in two panels at the conference Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change: The Role of the Law and Lawyers, presented by the Environmental Law Institute in Philadelphia.

      Jenifer Norton

      Jenifer Norton

      Jenifer Norton, online MSW program director in the Center for Social Work Education, has been named a Wiley Faculty Fellow. She joins a select group of distinguished faculty from the network of Wiley Education Services partner universities for a two-year term. These Fellows are charged with serving as catalysts for innovative teaching and learning on their respective campuses.

      Eric Palmiero, a junior hospitality management major, was presented on Nov. 17 with a scholarship from the Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals at an awards dinner held at Aronimink Golf Club.

      Dr. Dipendu Saha, assistant professor of chemical engineering, published the article "A Study on the Cytotoxicity of Carbon-based Materials" in the November 2016 issue of Materials Science and Engineering.

      Shania Shaji, a senior biomedical engineering major, delivered a podium presentation titled "Changes in Muscle Mass and Bone Morphology of the Spine and Lower Limb after Spinal Cord Injury and Treadmill Training" at the 2016 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium (PSRS) held Nov. 4 at Drexel University.

      Rod Smolla, dean of Delaware Law, presented a talk at Columbia University's Human Rights Seminar on Nov. 14 on "Academic Freedom."

      Wolfgang N. Trumbauer, a junior biology major, has worked for the past two years with Dr. Itzick Vatnick, professor of biochemistry, biology and environmental science, on research involving diamondback terrapins and furthered this research during a summer internship with the Wetlands Institute. He recently presented his work at the annual meeting of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group in Alabama. He presented two posters of work he collaborated on with individuals from both Widener and the Wetlands Institute: "Estimating Hatchling Sex Ratios in Northern Diamondback Terrapins from Nest Cavity Temperature" and "Effects of Buoyancy on Diving Performance in Juvenile Northern Diamondback Terrapins."

      Dr. Beatriz Urraca

      Dr. Beatriz Urraca

      Dr. Beatriz Urraca, director of gender and women's studies and associate professor of Spanish, co-edited "Directory of World Cinema: Argentina 2" with freelance writer Gary M. Kramer. This is the second book they've edited together on Argentinian cinema.

      The November issue of Delaware Today magazine featured a "Top Lawyers 2016" story that identified 200 lawyers across 41 practice areas. Of those, Delaware Law School alumni were included in 32 specialty areas, and 13 were listed as the top attorney in that specialty. Lawyers who made the list were chosen by their professional peers, according to the magazine, which emailed the nearly 5,000 members of the Delaware State Bar Association an invitation to vote in its poll.

      International ERPsim Competition

      School of Business Administration students form two teams to compete virtually in the International ERPsim Competition.

      School of Business Administration undergraduate students formed two teams to compete on Nov. 11 in the eighth International ERPsim Competition. Fifteen teams competed, working in labs on their respective campuses to manage a virtual company with ERPsim, a real-life ERP system using the SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA. The team of Jessly Joseph, Andrew Krasny, Maria Mattucci and Amanda Radue placed fourth. The team of Aidan Gibbons, Stephen Simunov and Drew Wilkins placed fifth.


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