People Notes: September 2016

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Orit Avishai, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
assistant professor of anthropology, was involved in several panels and presentations for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
professor of sociology, was involved in several workshops for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Christine Fountain, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
assistant professor of sociology, was involved in several sessions for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Heather Gautney, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
associate professor of sociology, was involved in several sessions for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Robert Hurley, Ph.D., GABELLI,
professor of management, has been invited to be the featured September collaborator for EthicalSystems.org as the organization’s trust expert.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, gave the Virginia Farah Foundation Lecture, entitled “Violence and War: The Politics of Theosis and the Refugee Crisis,” in Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens, Greece on May 10-17, 2016. He presented in Athens a seminar paper, “From Sophia to Personhood” to Orthodox graduate students and scholars. Finally, he participated in a panel discussion of the Greek translation of his book, The Mystical as Political, at the International Book Fair in Thessaloniki. He was also appointed to the advisory board of the research project, “Postsecular Conflicts,” funded by the European Research Council.  He presented “The traditional values agenda of the Russian Orthodox Church from the point of view of Orthodox theology,” at the opening conference on June 18, 2016 in Obergurgl, Austria.

Chris Rhomberg, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
associate professor of sociology, was involved in several sessions for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Mattias Smångs, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
assistant professor of sociology, was a presenter in two sessions for the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on August 20-23, 2016.

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
professor of psychology, published “Placing Asian American Child Development Within Historical Context” in the July issue of the journal Child Development.

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