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Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered the Francis Clark Inaugural Lecture, “Newman and the Hierarchy,” at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, England, on Dec. 13. He received the D.D., honoris causa, from Heythrop College, University of London, on Dec. 9. He was interviewed on the subject of his conversion by Marcus Grodi on The Journey Home on EWTN on Jan. 12, and an interview by Dr. Robert C. Christie, “The Cardinal on the Cardinal,” appears in the current issue of The Newman Newsletter. His book, The Catholicity of the Church (Oxford University Press, 1988), is now available on Oxford Scholarship Online. Recent honors include the Gaudium Award from the Breukelein Institute (Brooklyn) and Honorary Life Membership in the Friends of Maryvale. He has been appointed to the Honorary Board of American Friends of the Vatican Library.

Albert N. Greco, Ed.D., BUS
professor of communications and media management, recently published his book titled Media Economics: Theory and Practice (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004); he is the coeditor of the book; and author of a chapter on "The Economics of Books and Magazines." He presented the lecture titled "An Economic History of the U.S. Book Publishing Industry: 1945-2002," at Harvard University, Dec. 17.

D. Frank Hsu, Ph.D., A&S
professor of computer and information sciences and chair of the department, and Damian Lyons, Ph.D., associate professor of computer and information sciences, published a proceedings paper at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems in Tokyo, July 29-Aug.1. The paper was coauthored with two of their graduate students, Carlos Usandivara and Franklin Montero. Lyons attended the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance in Miami Beach, July 21-22. Lyons chaired the conference session, Event Analysis and Learning. He also presented two proceedings papers, one of which was co-authored with Hsu, Usandivaros and Montero.

John D. Lawry, Ph.D., MC
professor of psychology, recently published an essay titled "Aging and Saging" in About Campus (Nov.-Dec. 2003). He also contributed a chapter titled "Caritas in the Classroom: Strategies for Unearthing the Genius in Our Students,” to the recently published Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner and New Methods in College Teaching (New Jersey City University Press, 2003), which was edited by Clyde Coreil.

Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
instructional technologist and director of the faculty resource centers, presented a lecture on "Using Technology in the Classroom and Beyond" to the faculty at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in Westchester on Nov. 24. The topics included classroom management systems, presentation programs and best practices using computer technology.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, received a $40,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to organize and host a conference titled “Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning, Metrics and the Public Interest.” The conference was held Dec. 15–16, and featured speakers from academia, industry, the FCC, and the public-interest community. He was recently invited to serve as the guest editor of a special issue of the International Journal on Media Management that will focus on the effects of changes in media regulation on media competition and media management. He also spoke at a public meeting of the Financial Subcommittee of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age, on Jan. 20 in the Commission Meeting Room of the FCC. He spoke on the practicality of incentive programs to encourage minority ownership of media outlets.

Robert J. Parmach, A&S, GRE
adjunct professor of philosophy and director of the Student Assistance Program, delivered the following lectures: “The Freedom to Choose: Augustine, Faith and Reason” at Christ the King Church in the Bronx on April 4; “Philosophy and Economics: The a Priori of Intellectual Life” at Fordham Preparatory School’s Wellness Day on May 2; “Why God Still Matters to Fourth Graders” at Glenmary Missions Catholic Youth Camp in Aberdeen, Miss. on June 6; “The Point of Entry: Intellectual Claims to Social Behavior” at Marymount College on Aug. 6; “Making Distinctions: Intellectual Models for Practical College Living,” for the Office of Student Affairs on Aug. 30; “What's the Point of the Core Curriculum, Anyway?” at O’Hare Hall on Sept. 9; “Tuesday Night Ethical Dilemmas,” Office of Residential Life at Rose Hill on Oct. 15; and “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in the Jesuit Tradition,” Office of the Dean of Student Life at Rose Hill on Oct. 29.

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