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People in and around Fordham: November 27, 2006


Robin K. Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies and director, Peace and Justice Studies program, delivered an address on “Media Coverage of War and Humanitarian Crisis” to a group of humanitarian aid workers, nongovernmental organization representatives and donor organizations at a Special Session on Emergencies organized by Heart to Heart International and the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations in Kansas City on Oct. 26.

Babette E. Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, has published a new book, Words in Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Erosin Holderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger (State University of NewYork Press, 2006).

Leslie Burton, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Gender Differences in Relational and Physical Aggression” in Social Behavior and Personality, “Perceived Ecological Utility of Neuropsychological Assessment Techniques and Utilization Rates of Ecologically Oriented Instruments Among Clinical Neuropsychologists” in The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and “Effect of Patient Occupation/ Education Variables on the Choice of Neuropsychological Assessment Instruments” in Applied Neuropsychology.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, received the Loyola Medal from Seattle University on October 24. On that occasion, he delivered the lecture, “Truth and Revelation: Encountering the Sacred in a Secular Culture.” He published the chapter, “The Trinity and Christian Unity,” in God the Holy Trinity: Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice, edited by Timothy George, and “Dignitatis Humanae and the Development of Catholic Doctrine,” in Catholicism and Religious Freedom, edited by Kenneth L. Grasso and Robert P. Hunt. An interview with John L. Allen, “All Things Catholic,” appeared in National Catholic Reporter Online 6 (October 6, 2006). Cardinal Dulles is presently teaching the course, “Apologetics,” at St. Joseph’s Seminary, in Dunwoodie.

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., A&S,
associate chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has co-edited with Mary Bosworth (St. Cross College, Oxford University) Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Rutgers University Press, 2007). The second edition of her book, Class, Race, Gender & Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), that she co-authored with Gregg Barak (Eastern Michigan University) and Paul Leighton (Eastern Michigan University) also has recently been published.

Ann Higgins, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has been selected as the first recipient of a Gift of Time Mid-Career Sabbatical Grant from the Association for Moral Education (AME) and the Gift of Time Foundation, which makes grants to support moral, character and values research and theory.

Stephanie Jones, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, has published two books, A Vision for Universal Preschool Education(Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action(American Psychological Association Press, 2006).

Anie Kalayjian, Ed.D., A&S,
visiting professor of psychology, was the keynote speaker at the California Council on Family Relations annual conference in San Diego in April. She presented on “Coping with Disasters: Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Impact.” She also organized and chaired a symposium on “Disaster Responses Around the World—Social Justice Efforts and the Psychosocial Recovery from Disaster: Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters” at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in August.

Gioconda Marún, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of Spanish, delivered the paper “¿Insularidad, globalización? Buenos Aires, Goliat con dos cabezas en Tesis sobre un homicidio de Diego Paszkowski?” at the X Congreso Internacional del Centro de Estudios de Literaturas y Civilizaciones del Río de la Plata at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in July. She also presented the paper “La narrativa de Roberto Ampuero en la era global” at the XXVII Simposio Internacional de Literatura y Globalización in Montevideo, Uruguay, in August.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Cognitive-Behavioral Models of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” in Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (American Psychological Association Press, 2006).

Mark Naison, Ph.D, A&S,
professor of African-American studies and history and director of the Urban Studies Program, served as principal of the day at the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Manhattan on Oct. 18. During his day as principal, Naison conducted an oral history training workshop for teachers and staff and met with parents and students.

Roger Panetta, Ph.D., MC,
professor of history, was honored with the 2006 Cultural Heritage Award by the Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies & Museums Board of Trustees on Oct. 6. The award was presented to Panetta in recognition of his extraordinary service through education, inspiration and contextual presentation of Hudson Valley history and culture and its links to the growth of greater metropolitan and suburban New York. He also took part in a panel discussion on “Re-Using Ruins: Preserving New York’s Industrial Heritage” presented by the Municipal Art Society’s Urban Center Books.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D. candidate, A&S,
assistant dean, Graduate School of Religious Education, and instructor of philosophy, recently published the article “Christian Families, Educative Lenses, and Incarnational Roots” in Religious Education (Routledge, 2006), and four book reviews in Horizons, Religious Education, Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, and the New England Classical Journal. He also has been elected to represent Fordham University on the 2006 national board of directors of the Religious Education Association: Association of Professors, Practitioners, and Researchers in Religion and Religious Education.

Joan E. Roberts, Ph.D., A&S,
chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and professor of chemistry, has co-authored with astronomer Daniel B. Caton the article “Sleep and the Amateur Astronomer” for the December issue ofSky and Telescope. The authors share tips for staying awake while observing late at night—and for getting restful sleep once its time to turn in.

Thomas J. Schoenherr, J.D., LAW,
assistant dean for the Public Interest Resource Center, was elected to a second term as co-chair of the National Advisory Committee for Equal Justice Works (EJW). EJW is the primary national organization to support public service programs at its 194-member law schools. He also moderated a panel entitled, “Public Interest Activities: Don’t Just Raise Funds, Raise Consciousness,” at the annual education mini-conference of the National Association for Law Placement’s Public Service Law Network at Georgetown University Law Center in October 2006.

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of history, has published the book, The Conquest of History: Spanish Colonialism and National Histories in the Nineteenth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006). The book examines how historians, officials, and civic groups in Spain and its colonies forged national histories out of the ruins and relics of the imperial past.

Ellen S. Silber, Ph.D., MC,
professor of French language and literature and director of the Marymount Institute for the Education of Women & Girls, received the 2006 Salute to Women and Racial Justice Award from the YWCA of White Plains.


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