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People in and around Fordham: March 17, 2008


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, has co-edited Battleground: The Media (Greenwood Press, 2008), a book looking at controversial aspects of media coverage. The book’s co-editor is Jonathan Gray, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and media studies.

O. Hugo Benavides, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of anthropology, Latin American and Latino studies and international political economy and development, and director of the master’s program in humanities and sciences, has published Drugs, Thugs and Divas: Telenovelas and Narco-Dramas in Latin America (University of Texas Press, 2008).

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, has published his Fall 2007 McGinley Lecture, “Who Can Be Saved?” in First Things 180 (February 2008). He also replied to letters to the editor concerning his article “Saving Ecumenism from Itself,” in First Things 181 (March 2008). His article, “From Ratzinger to Benedict,” has been translated into Portuguese by Márcia Xavier de Brito.

Mary Carpenter Erler, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of English, has published Records of Early English Drama: Ecclesiastical London(University of Toronto Press, 2008).

Steven J. Franks, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of biology, will publish the article, “Selection on Herbivory Resistance and Growth Rate in an Invasive Plant” in the May issue of The American Naturalist.

Lawrence Kramer, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of English, gave a talk titled “Embracing Classical Music,” on Feb. 7 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, as part of its “Music and Culture” lecture series. It was preceded by an interview on public radio station WCPN about his recent book Why Classical Music Still Matters(University of California Press, 2007).

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has edited the Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Problems (Johns Hopkins Press, 2008), and also contributed three chapters to that work: “Making Sense of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Do Subtypes Exist?” “Fears of Contamination” and “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Schizotypy.”

Sarah Nadeau, GSS,
research assistant at the National Center for Schools and Communities, was chosen by the Suffolk County Police Department to attend the National Institutes Against Hate Crimes and Terrorism in late February in Los Angeles. The institute assists criminal justice professionals in fighting hate crimes based on a fresh understanding of what differentiates them from other criminal acts.

Mark Naison, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of African and African-American studies and history, and principal investigator of the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), has been honored by Public School 87 in the Bronx for his work on the BAAHP. The recognition came as part of the school’s “Making A Difference” program, which teams students with community leaders. An interview with Naison will appear in an anthology created by the students.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
Magis Professor, associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, has been invited to participate in the Future of American Communications Policy Working Group, which is preparing a set of communications policy recommendations for the next presidential administration.

Francis Petit, Ed.D., GBA,
assistant dean and director of executive programs, recently presented “Fordham and the New York City Executive MBA Market” on Feb. 8 at the Executive MBA Jesuit Collaboration Conference at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and associate chair for graduate studies, has contributed a book chapter titled “Heroes and/as Communication” to Heroes in a Global World(Hampton Press, 2008).

Jay C. Wade, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Masculinity Ideology, Male Reference Group Identity Dependence, and African American Men’s Health-Related Attitudes and Behaviors” in Psychology of Men & Masculinity.


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