Farley Grubb, economics, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society. This is a four-year term starting January 1, 2014.
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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."
FSTEC NexGen announced the appointment of nearly 30 food service technology leaders to its Advisory Board. Advisory Board members represent a cross-section of industry experts and include an experienced mix of restaurant chain and food service management executives, educators and industry media professionals whose role is to shape the conference program and overall event experience. FSTEC NexGen, the industry’s only all-inclusive technology education and networking event, is being held September 22nd to the 24th at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A recent article ranked the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program and faculty 23rd in productivity among an international list of hospitality and tourism programs and authors. Three faculty were also named to the list of most prolific scholars including Fred DeMicco, ARAMARK Professor of HRIM, and Sri Beldona, associate professor (tied for 15th); and Sheryl Kline, department chair (17th). The article, “Hospitality Author and University Productivity in the 21st Century” appeared in the Journal of Culinary Science and Technology and analyzed scholarly contributions in eight of the most familiar and distinguished hospitality journals from 2001 through 2010 to establish a proxy for hospitality research productivity.
Farley Grubb, economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment," at the conference on The American Constitution: 225th Anniversary of the Ratification sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) held at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 22-24 March 2013
Students Jean Thomae, Jennifer Turowski and Morgan West of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Delaware Student Chapter with advisor support from Ali Poorani, associate professor of HRIM, won the Idea Fair competition at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo held in San Diego, California. Entries are judged on creativity, clarity, content; transferability of idea or method to other clubs; uniqueness; and any specified qualifications criteria. The winning entry was recognized at the conference, where the students presented their winning idea to a few hundred managers during an education session; it will also be recognized in the CMAA Yearbook and other publications.
The 3rd edition of my textbook entitled "Sport Finance" was published by Human Kinetics. The book is targeted at undergraduate and graduate sport management majors. The first 2 editions were the top selling textbooks on the topic of sport finance. The book has been adopted by over 150 colleges and universities worldwide.
Matthew Terrell, adjunct professor, engages Lean LaunchPad Educators in discussion on entrepreneurship education, curriculum, and using guest speakers in the classroom.
Farley Grubb, economics, presented a seminar on "The Fiscal Foundations of Money in the Constitutional Era" as a guest speaker in the Harvard Law School course "The Constitutional Law of Money," February 6, 2013, Cambridge, MA.
Timothy DeSchriver along with John Oravitz, manager of football operations at UD, has received an Instructional Improvement Grant in the amount of $6,000 to support the development and implementation of their project, “Development of Student Professional Presentation Portfolios/Websites for Sport Management Undergraduate Majors.” The internal grant is supported through UD's Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.