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People in and around Fordham


Dominic J. Balestra, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy and former dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, an organization that cultivates Catholic philosophical heritage.

Charles C. Camosy, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, presented “Should We Consider Cost When Doing Prenatal Diagnosis?” at International Days of Bioethics: When the Beginning of Life Comes to an End, a conference in Strasbourg, France on March 27. He recently received a contract from Wm. B. Eerdmans to publish Too Expensive to Treat? Limited Health Care Resources and the Neonatal ICU. (see Theology Professor Explores Hard Moral Choices in Neo-Natal Care)

Benjamin Dunning, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, has published “What Sort of Thing Is This Luminous Woman?: Thinking Sexual Difference in On the Origin of the World,” in the spring 2009 issue of the Journal of Early Christian Studies.

Gene Fein, Ph.D., ADM,
director of academic services for enrollment and adjunct faculty in the Fordham College of Liberal Studies, presented “Twisted Social Justice: Father Coughlin and the Christian Front,” at The Oxford Round Table on Social Justice: Poverty, Food and Race at Oxford University on March 23.

Celia Fisher, Ph.D., A&S,
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology and director of Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education, has co-edited a new volume published in March by the American Psychological Association, titledResearch With High-Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics.

Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of physics and chair of the department, has published “Eta-Mesic Nucleus: A New Form of Nuclear Matter” in the international physics journal Acta Physica Polonica (2009).

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., A&S,
Distinguished Professor of Theology, has won the 2009 Sophia Award from the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., for “Theological Excellence in Service to Ministry.”

Brenna Moore, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, has published “Feminized Suffering in Modern French Catholicism: Raïssa Maritain (1883–1960) and Léon Bloy (1846–1917),” in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality (Spring 2009). She has also received an internal faculty research grant for research at the University of Notre Dame this summer.

Falguni Sen, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of management, gave a key presentation at “Pharmaceuticals 2014: Will India Leap Forward,” held March 18 in Mumbai, India, and sponsored by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Indian Ministry of Pharmaceuticals and the Observer Research Foundation.

Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology and chair of the department, presented a paper, “Some Ontological Arguments,” to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion, Hilton Head, S.C., on Feb. 26. He also presented “Principles Toward a Theology of Religious Diversity,” to the Greer-Heard Dialogue, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, on March 26.

Susan Wabuda, Ph.D., F.R.Hist.S., A&S,
associate professor of history, participated in a panel discussion on April 21 to mark the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII, “Henry VIII: Masterful Monarch or Ruthless Bully?” at The Grolier Club in New York City. The panel was part of an exhibition called VIVAT REX!


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