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People in and around Fordham: June 13, 2008


Dominic Balestra, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy and former dean of the arts and sciences faculty, delivered the keynote address, “Historicity in Scientific Rationality,” to the Long Island Philosophical Society’s annual conference on April 5.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, had his final McGinley Lecture, “Farewell Address as Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society (1988-2008)” published in Origins on April 17, and in America magazine on April 21. The cardinal’s latest book, Church and Society: The Laurence J. McGinley Lectures 1988-2007, has been published by Fordham University Press. Other recent publications include: “Göttliche Vorsehung und das Geheimnis Menschlichen Leidens,” Internationale Katholische Zeitschrift Communio 37; “The Metaphysical Realism of Pope John Paul II,” International Philosophical Quarterly 48; “The Freedom of Theology,” First Things 183; and “The Church and the Kingdom: A Study of Their Relationship in Scripture, Tradition, and Evangelization” in Letter and Spirit 3.

John A. Fortunato, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communication and media management, published “The NFL Programming Schedule: A Study of Agenda-Setting,” in the Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Sports Media.

Marshall A. George, Ed.D., GSE,
associate chair of curriculum and teaching, presented a paper, “Voices from Across the Ocean: Bridging the Borders in English Education,” as part of the research strand at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Teaching of English at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Susanne Hafner, D. Phil., A&S,
assistant professor of German, received the Virginia Brown Fellowship in Palaeographical Studies at the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at the Ohio State University to work on Old High German glosses scratched into the Vergilius Palatinus.

Maryam Shayegan Hastings, Ph.D. A&S,
visiting professor of mathematics, was the keynote speaker at the Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day on April 12, hosted by the College of New Rochelle.

Greer Jason, M.S., ADM,
assistant dean of students and director of residential life, served on the Women in Higher Education panel on April 9 as part of Columbia University’s Gender and the Workplace series.

Se-Kang Kim, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, has published “Using Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Sealing (PAMS) to Identify Core Profiles from the WMS-III,” in Psychological Assessment.

Nickolas Kintos, Ph.D., A&S,
visiting assistant professor of mathematics, presented “Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling Study” on March 25 at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Mathematical Biology Seminar in Newark, N.J.

Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P., Ph.D., A&S,
assistant to Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., and adjunct associate professor of theology, Fordham College of Liberal Studies, delivered “Avery Dulles: From Convert to Cardinal,” on April 11 as part of the Albert Cardinal Meyer Lecture series at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago.

Sara L. Lehman, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of Spanish, presented a paper at the Northeast Modern Language Association’s annual convention in Buffalo, N.Y., titled “From Ship to Screen: Bringing Colonial Historiography to Life.”

James A. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS,
distinguished professor of finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, delivered a keynote lecture on “Financial History in Historical Perspective” at Financial Integration and its Implications, a conference held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of history and former director of the Institute for Irish Studies, was honored on April 15 at celebration of Irish heritage and culture sponsored by the Comptroller of the City of New York.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Disgust Sensitivity as a Predictor of Obsessive-Compulsive Contamination Symptoms and Associated Cognitions” in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Mark McNeil, ADM,
director of network engineering and operations for Fordham IT, was a panelist discussing the future of telephony in higher education at the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Forum 2008 in Paris.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, presented “The Public Interest Online: Diversity and Localism as Emerging Principles of Internet Governance,” on April 23 at the Quello Symposium on Communications Policy in Washington D.C. On April 18, Napoli presented “Public Interest Regulation in an Era of Inadequate Information and the Politicization of Media Policymaking,” at the Administrative Law Review Symposium at American University.

Joyce Orsini, Ph.D., GBA,
associate professor of management systems and director of the Deming Scholars MBA Program, gave a presentation titled “The White Bead Producer” on March 27 as the opening speaker for the MetLife Community of Quality Forum in New Jersey.

Shannon Ortiz, Fordham IT, ADM,
director of IT security, was a panelist on the AJCU-CITM Mentoring Program at the AJCU Joint Conference on Information Technology, Management, Libraries and Educational Technology at the University of San Francisco. Jason Benedict, University information security officer, also was a panelist.

Monica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in Psychology by Pepperdine University.

Joan Roberts, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of chemistry, was a panelist on “Daylight as a Visual Stimulus,” at Light Congress 2008: Tomorrow is Today, on April 22 in New York City. She also co-wrote “Phototoxicity and Cytotoxicity of Fullerol in Human Lens Epithelial Cells,” which appeared in the spring 2008 issue of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.

Brian Rose, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies, has published “All the World’s an Electronic Stage: The Metropolitan Opera Ventures into the Media Future,” which appeared in the winter 2008 issue ofTelevision Quarterly.

Janet Ruffing, RSM, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of spirituality and spiritual direction, recently gave two major presentations: “Models of Discernment,” a daylong workshop for vocation and incorporation ministers of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas on March 3, in California, and “Firestorm of Love: Leadership Selection and Chapter Discernment,” for the New York Provincial Chapter of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd on April 24, in Connecticut.

Kieran Scott, Ed.D., GRE,
associate professor of religious education gave a lecture March 28 at Misericordia University, “Human Sexuality in Roman Catholicism: A Tradition in Transformation.” Scott recently was elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the Religious Education Association: American Professors and Researchers in Religious Education.

Frank J. Sirianni, Ph.D., ADM,
vice president for technology and CIO, was named to the regional steering committee of the CIO Executive Council. Sirianni was also a panelist on April 2 at the International Data Group’s 2008 Marketing Summit, and on April 10 at the “CIO Perspectives Forum on the Next-Generation IT Staff.”

Stanley Veliotis, Ph.D., LLM, CBA,
assistant professor of accounting and taxation, published “A Better Way To Get Tax Rebates to Taxpayers,” in Tax Notes, and “Stimulus Tax Rebate Deadline Poses Problems For Some U.S. Expatriates,” in Tax Notes International, focusing on the 2008 Economic Stimulus tax rebates.


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