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People Notes : February 4, 2013


Tom Beaudoin, Ph.D., GRE,
associate professor of practical theology, wrote the foreword to Personal Jesus: How Popular Music Shapes Our Souls (Baker Academic, 2013).

Edward Dubrovsky, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of biology, is co-principal investigator with Igor F. Zhimulev, Ph.D., on “Genetic Analysis of the Drosophila RNase Z Gene, a Homolog of the Human Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Gene ELAC2,” sponsored by the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF).

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., A&S,
rofessor of sociology, co-wrote “Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women’s Legal Status and Public Health,” in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law and “New Study Shows Anti-Choice Policies Leading to Widespread Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women,” in RH Reality Check.

John A. Fortunato, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communication and media management, published a chapter, “The Many Faces of ‘Fans:’ How the NBA Reaches Out to its Different Audience Segments,” in Sports Fans, Identity and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium (Lexington Books, 2012). 

James Hennessy, Ph.D., GSE,
dean of the Graduate School of Education, was named one of 2012 Irish Education 100’s honorees by the Irish Voice in December.

Tanya Hernandez, LAW,
professor of law, gave a talk on racial inequality in Latin America at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Jan. 24.

Paul Kantor, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of political science, gave a plenary address, “Regulation and Metropolitan Governance,” and presented a paper, “Assessing the Governance of Metropolitan Areas: A Comparative Perspective,” at the Mayor’s Conference on Governing the Metropolis on Nov. 28 and 30 in the Paris City Hall in Paris, France.

Beth Knobel, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, won an Emerging Scholar grant for 2013-14 from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

John D. Lawry, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of psychology, published “Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class, Part II,” inAbout Campus.

Brenna Moore, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, published SACRED DREAD: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905–1944) (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013).

Roger Panetta, Ph.D., A&S,
visiting professor of history, co-edited a book, On Shattered Ground: A Civil War Mosaic, 1861-1865(Signet Classics, 2012).

Brian Rose, Ph.D., A&S
professor of communication and media studies, interviewed Matt Damon and Hal Holbrook after a screening of Promised Land for the Screen Actors Guild. He also interviewed NPR journalist and author Brooke Gladstone for a seminar held by the Center for Communication, which was later broadcast on C-SPAN.

Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of communication, presented a paper, “Assessing the Impact of a Training Simulation on Participants’ Self-perceptions” at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Orlando, Fla. His paper won the Best Paper Award in the Training and Development Division.


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