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People in and around Fordham: April 20, 2007


Marshall A. George, Ph.D., GSE,
assistant professor of education, had two articles published in March. He served as lead writer for an article titled “Change is Hard: Easing into the Middle Grades,” in Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. His other article, “Promoting Social Justice Though Historical Young Adult Literature: An Action Research Project” was published in SIGNAL Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of the International Reading Association.

Andrée Hayum, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of art history and associate chair of the Department of Art History and Music, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Art History Fellowship by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The fellowship will support her research project on “The Idea of the Renaissance in the Age of the Museum.”

John R. Kezel, Ph.D.,
director of the Office of Prestigious Fellowships, lectured on the “The Rosary as a Medieval Devotion” on March 21 in Walsh Family Library at Fordham University.

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE,
professor of adult education and human resource development and director of the RETC: Center for Professional Development, has been awarded the 2007 University Continuing Education Association’s Frandson Book Award for her book, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education: Access, Equity, Policy & Instruction (Atwood Publishing, 2006).

E. Doyle McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of sociology, chaired the Columbia University Seminar on Contents and Methods in March, presenting the paper, “Public Displays of Emotion Today: Changing Forms of Memorializing Death and Disaster.” She also chaired the session, “Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies,” at the Midwest Sociological Society in Chicago on April 6 and presented the paper, “Studying Emotions as Cultural Performances.”

Ross McLaren, A&S,
artist in residence and lecturer in filmmaking, has been awarded a Director Citation by the New Jersey-based Black Maria Film and Video Festival for his film, Dance of the Sacred Foundation Applicationfeaturing Jack Smith.

Mary G. Powers, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of sociology, and Joseph Chamie, managing director of the Center for Migration Studies, have edited International Migration and the Global Community: A Forum on the Report of the Global Commission on International Migration (Center for Migration Studies, 2007). The book is the result a 2005 forum on the recommendations of the Global Commission on International Migration and their implications, which was organized by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University and the Center for Migration Studies.

Bernice G. Rosenthal, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of history, gave the keynote speech at an international conference on “The Occult in 20th Century Russia: Metaphysical Roots of Soviet Civilization” in Berlin in March. The title of her speech was “Occultism in Fashion: A Historical Perspective.”

Dominick Salvatore, Ph.D., A&S,
Distinguished Professor of Economics, published “The Economic Effects of NAFTA on Mexico” inGlobal Economy Journal.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies and director of the graduate program in public communication, gave an address on “Eight Bits About Digital Culture” at Colorado College on March 12, and was a speaker at two colloquia. He spoke on “Narcissism and Echolalia: Communication and the Construction of a Sense of Self” at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on March 14, and on “Marshall McLuhan’s Media Ecology and Communication Studies” at Naropa University on March 15.

Frank Werner, Ph.D., GBA,
associate professor of finance, taught a master class at the World MBA Tour in New York City in February. The session was a sample MBA class designed to give would-be students an idea of what MBA coursework is like. Although there were some more than 50 MBA programs recruiting students at the event, Werner was the only master class offered to participants.

Sarah Jinhui Wu, Ph.D., CBA,
assistant professor of management systems, gave a presentation on “The Sleeping Dragon Awakes: Business in China” as part of the International Education Week in March at Fordham University.



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