Scholar in the Library Series

In this series, University of Delaware scholars discuss their research and how they use the resources of the UD Library, Museums and Press in their work. The purpose of the series is threefold: to provide UD scholars an opportunity to share their research with a wider audience; to bring attention to the UD Library and it’s resources; and to present UD Library stakeholders with current examples of research methodology and showcase how libraries are integral to the research process.



Curating Hidden Collections & the Black Archive

Julie McGee's Baltimore Collection scholars December 13, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Julie McGee, associate professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and the scholars in her “Curating Hidden Collections & the Black Archive” course will discuss “The Baltimore Collection”—a unique assembly of late 19th and early 20th century portrait photographs in the Museums Collections—and their work towards an online archive for the digital collection.

 


Kenyatta and Britain: An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963

February 14, 2018

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Wunyabari Maloba, professor and chair of Africana Studies in the department of History, will present material related to his recent book, Kenyatta and Britain: An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963 (African Histories and Modernities)


Bioluminescence and Data for Defense

March 14, 2018

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Marine Studies Library, Cannon Laboratory, 1044 College Drive, Room 234, Lewes, DE 19958

About this Event

Matthew Oliver, associate professor and Patricia & Charles Robertson professor of marine science and policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will discuss bioluminescence and data for defense. Note: This event will take place in the Marine Studies Library on the University’s Lewes campus.


The Road Ahead: How Bacteria in Concrete Could Save Transportation

April 11, 2018

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Julie Maresca, associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, will discuss how bacteria present in concrete gives critical clues as to conditions of roads.


Fast and Curious: A History of Shortcuts in American Education

May 9, 2018

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Bob Hampel, professor in the School of Education, will present the UDLA Faculty Lecture, “Fast and Curious: A History of Shortcuts in American Education.” Note: This event will take place in the Reading Room in Morris Library.

 


Past Lectures


Unlocking the Black Box of Microbial Epigenetics

Scholar in the Library, Thomas Hanson, Microbiologist and Professor, Marine Bioscience, University of Delaware, "Unlocking the Black Box of Microbial Epigenetics", Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12pm - Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

October 11, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Thomas Hanson, microbiologist and professor of marine bioscience at the University of Delaware, will lead “Unlocking the Black Box of Microbial Epigenetics” from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11. It will be held in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in Morris Library.

Hanson will discuss his research and speak about the $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant his team recently won. Along with Hanson, the team includes the grant’s principal investigator Jennifer Biddle and Adam Marsh, also faculty members in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

The W.M. Keck Foundation supports pioneering efforts in science, engineering and medical research. Hanson, Biddle and Marsh are focusing on microbial research.

Microbes harvest energy and materials from their environment to reproduce. In the course of acquiring energy and materials, microbes catalyze lots of chemical transformations. With the grant, the team is working to understand what microbes do when the energy and materials are scarce.

Since microbes are among the most abundant forms of biomass on the planet, these chemical transformations have global significance. Just think, half of the oxygen you breathe is produced by marine microbes. Better understanding how microbes control gene expression under conditions of scarcity may enable advances in medicine, industry and environmental science.

Hanson received his bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; his doctorate in microbiology from the University of California Davis; and his postdoctoral degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University.


Goya’s Monsters

Scholar in the Library, Janis Tomlinson, Director, Special Collections and Museums, University of Delaware, Goya's Monsters, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12pm - Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

November 8, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Morris Library

About this Event

Janis Tomlinson, director of Special Collections and Museums and faculty member in the department of art history, will present “Goya’s Monsters.” From Enlightenment to Revolution, war to Restoration, the Spanish artist Francisco Goya was a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson who lived through unprecedented changes in politics and society. Discover how these social and political transformations engendered the monsters to which Goya gave form in three series of etchings: the Caprichos, the Disasters of War and the Disparates.

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