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Elaine P. Congress, D.S.W., GSS
associate dean, presented a lecture on the social work code of ethics and ethical decision-making to social workers at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in November.

John Cosgrove, Ph.D., GSS
associate dean for research and special projects, delivered a presentation titled “Congregation-to-Congregation, Small Development: A Haiti-U.S. Example” at the annual meeting of the North American Association of Christian Social Workers on Oct. 24 in Louisville, Ky. He also spoke at a conference on “Transformations in Child Welfare: Lessons from Beyond our Borders,” at Stockton College on Dec. 4.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, attended the fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10-13, the meeting of the Communio Study Circle, in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 26, and the meeting of Evangelicals and Catholics Together on Nov. 21. He delivered the lecture “Evangelization and Ecumenism” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Education Parish Service in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25. He also delivered the lecture “Do We Need Apologetics?” at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 28. Cardinal Dulles was awarded the S.T.D. degree, honoris causa, by the Bobolanum, in Warsaw on Nov. 5. His book, The Splendor of Faith: The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II (Crossroad, 2003), and his spring 2002 McGinley Lecture, “When to Forgive,” have been translated into Polish. His book, The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System (Crossroad, 1995), has been translated into Spanish.

Michael T. Gillan, Ph.D., A&S
dean of Fordham College of Liberal Studies, was elected president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference of Adult and Continuing Education Deans at their annual fall meeting, held last October at Fairfield University.

James R. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS
Distinguished Professor of Finance, recently published a paper titled “The Economics of International Money” in Monetary Integration, Markets, and Regulation. His recently published articles include “Exchange Rates” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History and “Has International Financial Integration Increased?” in Open Economies Review. He presented the paper, “The Behavior of Money and Other Economic Variables: Two Natural Experiments,” co-authored with Cornelia McCarthy, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance, at the Workshop in Public Policy at the University of Chicago, at the Irish Macro-Finance Symposium held at University College Cork, and at the research seminar of Fordham’s Department of Economics. He presented his paper titled “Real Exchange Rates, Non-linear Adjustment and the Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson Effect” at the Financial Management Association European Meetings in Dublin and at a seminar series sponsored by Fordham’s Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance. He also presented his paper, “International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective,” at the University of Chicago Workshop in Public Policy. In addition, he served as co-organizer of a conference on international banking jointly sponsored by the Bank of Finland and the Journal of International Money and Finance, which he edits.

John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S
professor emeritus of history and director of the Institute of Irish Studies, reviewed Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan (Oxford Press, 2003) by Kerby Miller, David N. Doye, et. al., for The Recorder (Fall 2003). He was also one of the contributors to Everything Irish (Ballantine Books, 2003), edited by Lelia Ruckenstein and James A. O'Malley.

Margot B. Nadien , Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of psychology, was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association by the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives in 2003. This now puts her among the 5 percent of 84,000 APA psychologists whose work is deemed to have made “unusual and outstanding contributions” to psychology.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, delivered a speech titled “Audience Economics, New Technologies and Communications Policy” at the Markle Foundation in New York, Nov. 19. He spoke on a panel lecture titled “Communications Policy in the 21st Century” at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Miami, Nov. 21.

Robert J. Penella, Ph.D., A&S
professor of classical languages, presented a paper titled “The ‘Ambito’ of Livy’s Tarquinius Priscus” at a meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 10-11. At the same meeting, he also participated in a roundtable discussion on Italian Americans in the classics profession.

Frank A. Retzel, Ph.D., A&S
adjunct professor of music, was the featured composer at a concert sponsored by the New York Public Library, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center on Jan. 30. The concert included performances of his “Summer Songs,” “Reflections” and “Landscapes.” During the concert, he also spoke on the interaction of poetry and music. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” honors for 2002-2003 from Fordham College of Liberal Studies last May. His biography has been chosen for inclusion in the 2003 edition of “Who's Who in America,” and an article titled “The Tangible Moment: A Profile of Composer Frank Retzel” on his music, was published in The American Organist (November 2003). A concert at CUNY Sullivan County featured his piano music in performance and discussion by pianist Justin Kolb on Dec. 6.

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