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People in and around Fordham: March 31, 2008


Mary Bly, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of English and director of graduate studies, presented a paper on March 14 at the plenary session of the Shakespeare Association of America, titled “Circulating Desire: Petticoats, Plays and Fine Suits at Paul’s and Whitefriars.”

Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS,
associate dean of GSS and professor of social work, recently published a chapter titled “Assessment of Adults” in the Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare (Wiley, 2008). As a representative of the International Federation of Social Workers, she helped organize the 25th Annual Social Work Day on March 31 at the United Nations.

Deborah Denno, Ph.D., LAW,
Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, participated in a roundtable discussion about lethal injection issues on Jan. 14 in Boston, Mass. Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine, the discussion was moderated by Atul Gawande, M.D., associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Public School of Health.

Christine Firer Hinze, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology, has been invited to join a panel on Catholic social thought and economic empowerment for women at an event sponsored by the Permanent Observer from the Holy See on March 7 at the United Nations.

Baybars Karacaovali, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of economics, published “The Clash of Liberalizations: Preferential vs. Multilateral Trade Liberalization in the European Union.” in the March issue of Journal of International Economics.

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE,
professor of education, gave an address at the American Educational Research Association Symposium on March 25 in New York—“Access and Advancement: Teacher Transformation and Student Empowerment through Technology Mentoring”—with fellow faculty member Steven D’Agustino, Ph.D., director of Fordham’s Regional Educational Technology Center.

Katherine Kueny, Ph.D., A&S,
clinical associate professor of theology, has co-authored with J. Andrew Foster, Ph.D., assistant professor of classics, “From the Bodies of Bees: Classical and Christian Echoes in Surat al-Nahl” in the upcoming issue of Comparative Islamic Studies.

Michael E. Lee, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, gave presentations in English and Spanish titled, “Soy Catequista: The Dignity, Vocation, and Mission of the Catechist,” which dealt with catechesis in the history of the Catholic tradition, as part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles 2008 Religious Education Congress.

Mark Massa, S.J., Ph.D., A&S,
Karl Rahner Chair in Theology and co-director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, has co-edited American Catholic History: A Documentary Reader with doctoral student Catherine Osborne, published in March by New York University Press.

Maureen O’Connell, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, has received a Christian Faith and Life grant from the Louisville Institute to continue research on the religious, theological and ethical significance of community murals in Philadelphia.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology and co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Program, published “Orthodoxy, Post-Modernism, and Ecumenism: The Difference that Divine-Human Communion Makes,” in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He also was interviewed in January on the Orthodox Christian radio network about Thinking through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars (St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2008), which he co-edited.

Janet Ruffing, RSM, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of spirituality and spiritual direction, gave a public lecture in February at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif. titled “Pedro Arrupe: wProphetic Refounder of the Society of Jesus,” the first in a series on the three most recent superiors general of the Society of Jesus.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, recently served on the new six-person “fellows committee” of the American Psychological Association, charged to select 125 outstanding new fellows from among the 90,000 members of the APA.


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