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Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS
associate dean of the Graduate School of Social Service, presented a lecture on “Advancing Human Rights in Social Work Practice” before the NGO Family Committee at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Mar. 25.

Everette E. Dennis, Ph.D., BUS
Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor, spoke at the annual Breaux Symposium on Mar. 20 at Louisiana State University, where he presented a paper on “A Free and Subsidized Press—The European Experience with Press Subsidies.” He was a judge for the Payne Awards for ethical journalism in Portland, Ore., Mar. 30. He is scheduled to speak on “Globalism and Media” at Seattle University, Apr. 17.

Rev. Richard Dillon, S.S.D., A&S
professor of theology, won the annual teaching fellowship awarded by the Catholic Biblical Association of America for guest lectureships at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. He will be on leave from the Fordham faculty during the 2004-2005 academic year, spending two semesters at the Biblical Institute.

G. Richard Dimler, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
research professor of Emblem Studies, recently published “The Jesuit Emblem in the 18th Century, a Taxonomical Inquiry,” in Florilegio de estudios de Emblemática (A Florilegium of Studies on Emblematics), the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies (A Coruña, 2002). He co-authored, with Peter M. Daly, “The New Edition of Hugo's Pia Desideria and Recent Hugo Scholarship” in Emblematica, Vol. 12 (2002).

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered a lecture titled “The Evangelization of Culture and the Catholic University” at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Mar. 16, where he was the Scholar-in-Residence for several days. His recent publications include “The Universal and the Particular Church,” in Proceedings of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Convention of the Canon Law Society of America; “The Eucharist Builds the Church,” in At the Altar of the World (Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 2003); and “Philosophy and Priestly Formation,” in Theology Digest 50 (Winter 2003). He was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Ohio State University at its winter commencement exercise on Mar. 21. Cardinal Dulles attended meetings of the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., on Mar. 22, and the Communio Study Circle in Stamford, Conn., Mar. 28.

Jeanne M. Flavin, Ph.D., A&S
assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Reproducing Racism: The Legacy of Slavery in Contemporary Struggle for Reproductive Rights,” as a panelist and discussant at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in New York City in March. She recently published the article titled "Prisoner Reentry: Giving Families Their Due," in the national newsletter TPCI Review (March 2004). She also published "Employment Counseling, Housing Assistance . . . and Aunt Yolanda? How Strengthening Families' Social Capital Can Reduce Recidivism,” in Criminology and Public Policy (March 2004).

Albert Greco, Ed.D., BUS
professor of communications and media management, published a chapter on “The Economics of Books and Magazines” in Media Economics: Theory and Practice, 3rd edition (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004).

Barbara Heuer, Ed.D., GSE
visiting assistant professor of adult education, presented “The Meaning of Adult Development and Adult Learning for Adult Education Classrooms” along with Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., assistant professor of adult education and director of the Regional Educational Technology Center at Fordham, at the Long Island Adult Learning Conference, Huntington, N.Y., Mar. 27.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D., A&S
Distinguished Professor of Theology, received the Jerome Award from the Catholic Library Association. She delivered the annual Flannery Lecture at Gonzaga University on “Miriam of Nazareth: Friend of God and Prophet,” addressed a Voice of the Faithful meeting on “Grace in a Time of Struggle,” and lectured in a graduate seminar on her work at Drew University. She participated in debates on “Sexuality and the Body” at the Common Ground Initiative in Washington, D.C., and attended the annual meeting of the American Theological Society in Princeton, N.J., in March.

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE
assistant professor of adult education and director of the Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC), announced that New York City Department of Education Region 2 and Fordham University’s RETC received a $3.4 million grant to provide Bronx teachers with professional development that will raise student achievement levels in local schools (See Raising the Bar). King will spearhead Fordham’s leadership in the project, which aims to provide professional development to approximately 470 K-12 teachers over the next three years. King and Barbara Heuer, Ed.D., visiting assistant professor of adult education, presented a professional development session on “Continuing the Conversation About Active Learning in Adult Education” to the educators of District Council 37's Education Fund in Manhattan on Mar. 30. King recently published an article titled "Facing the Challenges of Educational Technology Through Professional Development" in the Journal of School Leadership (2004).

Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P., A&S
assistant to Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, gave three presentations on “The Teaching Authority of the Church” for the Diocese of Brooklyn during March and attended the Communion Study Circle Meeting in Stamford, Conn. on Mar. 28.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham, presented a paper titled “Uncertainty and Assumptions: Constraints on the Audience Marketplace,” in March at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Advertising. He also spoke at Columbia University Business School's Institute for Tele-Information as part of a conference titled “Measuring Media Concentration and Its Consequences: Is There a ‘Fair and Balanced’ Approach,” Mar. 20.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., GRE
adjunct professor of philosophy and director of the student assistance program, delivered the following lectures: “Disce Ubi Habites—Learn Where You Live: Tuesday Night Ethical Dilemmas,” at Fordham's Women’s Studies Conference titled “Hook-Ups: Public Discourse, Private Realities,” on Mar. 25; “Socratic Counseling: A Labor of Love in the Bronx,”at theNew York State Consortium on Alcohol and Drugs, Department of Education, Mar. 5; “A Philosophical Invitation: Keeping Your Mind and Heart on Target,” at Fordham during a daylong lecture series, sponsored by the Office of Admissions and the Fordham College Deans' Offices, Feb. 19; and “The Life of the Mind: Mental Calisthenics, Passion, and Philosophy” and “Developing Habitual Characteristics,” for the Fordham University Emerging Leaders (FUEL) program, on Feb. 1 and 10, respectively.

Emily Rosenbaum, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Dropping Out or Falling Out? Immigrant-Status Disparities in High-School Completion,” at the Teachers College Conference on Education Across the Americas on Mar. 27. She also presented two papers—“Racial/Ethnic Differences in Asthma Prevalence: The Role of Housing and Neighborhood Environments” and “Does Suburban Residence Mean Better Neighborhood Conditions for All Households? Assessing the Influence of Nativity Status and Race/Ethnicity”—at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America.

Elizabeth E. Stone, Ph.D., A&S
professor of English and communication and media studies, wrote a dramatic reading based on her memoir, A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from Her Student (Algonquin Books, 2002), as the entertainment for a recent fundraiser to benefit the New York AIDS Film Festival at New York University, Mar. 22. The role of Stone was played by Donna Hanover, and the event was hosted by TV personality Leeza Gibbons, who has optioned the film rights to Stone's book.

Lance A. Strate, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of communication and media studies, published “Something from Nothing: Seeking a Sense of Self,” in ETC.: A Review of General Semantics (2003); “The Cell Phone as Environment” in Explorations in Media Ecology (2003); “The Conception of Perfection: An Essay Concerning Gumpert’s Media Aesthetics,” in Speech Communication Annual (2003); “The Ecology of Association” in the online Proceedings of the Media Ecology Association; and “Neil Postman, Defender of the Word,” also in ETC. (2003).

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