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Dominic J. Balestra, Ph.D., A&S
professor of philosophy and former chair, recently delivered the following invited lectures: “Science, Reason, and History: Galileo’s Legacy,” Center for Science, Technology and Society, University of Scranton, Feb. 23; and “Copernicus, Galileo and a Cosmos Lost,” Honors Program, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 2.

Mark L. Botton, Ph.D., A&S
professor of biology, published "Abundance and dispersal potential of horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) larvae in the Delaware Estuary" in Estuaries 26 (Dec. 2003); and "Recruitment and survival of young-of-the-year in a commercially exploited population of horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus)" in Marine Ecology Progress Series 265 (Dec. 2003).

Robert Chazin, D.S.W., GSS
professor of the Graduate School of Social Service, attended the 13th Annual Symposium of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, along with Meredith Hanson, D.S.W., associate professor, held in Mumbai, India, Dec. 29-Jan. 2. The two presented a paper coauthored with Lisa Colarossi, Ph.D., assistant professor, titled "Collaborative Cross-National Teaching: Method and Evaluation Challenges." Drawing on their four years’ experience training mental health workers in Ukraine, their paper discussed teaching and evaluation challenges often encountered in international efforts. Dr. Chazin then remained for a two-week tour of India, which included site visits to various social welfare programs.

Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS
associate dean of the Graduate School of Social Service and director of the doctoral program, presented the following lectures: "Technology and Ethics," "Continuing Education with an International Perspective," and "Ethical Issues in Authorship Credit—A Qualitative Study," at the Council on Social Work Education conference in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 28-29.

G. Richard Dimler, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
research professor of Jesuit Emblem Studies, published "Herman Hugo's Pia Desideria." In Mundus emblematicus. Studies in Neo-Latin Emblem Books. (Brepols, 2003), Eds., Karl A.E. Enenkel and Arnoud S.Q. Visser. Imago Figurata Studies, Vol. 4.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered the lecture, "Vatican II and Post-Conciliar Theology," at the Lumen Christ Institute, Chicago, on Feb. 7. His fall McGinley Lecture, "John Paul II and the Mystery of the Human Person," was published in pamphlet form by Fordham University and in America (Feb.): 10-22. Cardinal Dulles' response to George Lundbeck is found in "Letters to the Editor" in First Things 139 (Jan.): 15. The second part of the interview by Robert C. Christie, Ph.D., "The Cardinal on the Cardinal," appears in The Newman Newsletter (Feb.).

Scott Hightower, A&S
visiting professor of English and present acting director of Poets Out Loud, recently won the Hayden Carruth Award for his collection of poetry, Part of the Bargain. He was awarded $1,000 and a book contract with Copper Canyon Press. (A more detailed article on Hightower’s award and book contract will appear in the April edition of Inside Fordham.)

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE
professor of adult education and director of the Regional Educational Technology Center, recently published "Designing pathways for adult learning: A model for creating transformative learning opportunities," in The International Journal of Learning, 10 (2003); and "Exploring critical pedagogy in the shadow of tragedy: International perspectives construct a response in lifelong learning," in Radical Pedagogy, 5 (2003). She coauthored with P. A. Lawler, Ph.D., "Best Practices in Faculty Development in North American Higher Education: Distinctions and Dilemmas," in the Journal of Faculty Development, 19 (2003); and new perspectives on designing and implementing professional development for teachers of adults, New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education (Jossey-Bass, 2003). She also coauthored with L. Wright an article titled "New Perspectives on Gains in the ABE Classroom: Transformational Learning Results Considered" in Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators, 13 (Summer 2003).

Vladimir Kvint, Ph.D., BUS
professor of management systems and international business, was awarded the Annual Gold Medal by Moscow State University for “Input in Economic Studies" (for development of the theory of the global emerging market). He is the first professor at Fordham University to receive this award. (A more detailed article on Kvint’s award will appear in the April edition of Inside Fordham.)

Leo D. Lefebure, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of theology, delivered the keynote address, "Memories, Mimesis, and Healing: Ritual Responses to Violence in the Abrahamic Traditions," to the North American Academy of Liturgy at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, Jan. 4.

Nicholas D. Lombardi, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
instructional technologist and director of faculty resource centers, delivered a lecture titled "Instructional Technology and the Classroom" at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in Yonkers, NY, in November. He ran a workshop on Strategic Planning for Instructional Technology for the faculty at St. Peter's College in New Jersey, Jan. 31.

John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S
professor emeritus of history and director of the Institute of Irish Studies, reviewed The End of Irish Catholicism? (Ignatius Press, 2003) for Crisis (January 2004). He also wrote the introduction to a new edition of Charles II, the Last Rally by Hilaire Belloc (IHS Press, 2003).

Daniel Mroczek, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of psychology, recently accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, published an article, coauthored with Maureen Taylor, Ph.D., professor at Rutgers University, titled "Media Development in Bosnia: A Longitudinal Analysis of Public Opinion" in Gazette: The International Journal of Communication Studies (Winter 2003). He also spoke before the Federal Communications Commission's Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age on Jan. 20. He was asked to provide testimony on the practicality and desirability of incentive programs for minority ownership of media outlets.

Emily Rosenbaum, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of sociology, presented the paper titled "Holding the Line: Housing Turnover and the Persistence of Racial/Ethnic Segregation in New York City," along with Grigoris Argeros, a graduate student in sociology, at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in New York, Feb. 19-22.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of communication and media studies, published "Something From Nothing: Seeking a Sense of Self" in Erosion, Technology and Concentration (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 (2003); and "Neil Postman, Defender of the Word," also in ETC. Also, his book chapter, "Beer Commercials: A Manual on Masculinity," was reprinted in Inner Lives and Social Worlds: Readings in Social Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2002). His paper, "Reform Judaism and Re-Formed Jews: Religion, Nationalism, and Mediated Identities," was presented at the Eastern Communication Association meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 23-27, and "Tolkiens of My Affection: The Media Ecology of Middle Earth" was presented at the New York State Communication Association conference in Kerhonkson, NY, Oct. 24-26. He gave the President's Address, "From Archetype to Cliché," at the Media Ecology Association convention, June 5-8; a lecture, "Something from Nothing: Seeking a Sense of Self," at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics on Dec. 18; and a lecture, "Understanding Media Ecology," at Technologico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de Mexico, in Mexico City, Jan. 15.

Chun Zhang, Ph.D., GSE
assistant professor in the division of curriculum and teaching and coordinator for the Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education Programs, recently published "The Emergence and Development of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education as a Field in the United States: Historical, Political, and Legal Perspectives," in the International Journal of Early Childhood Education, 9 (2003); "Facilitating the Meaningful Participation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families in the IFSP and IEP Process," coauthored with T. Bennett in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 18 (2003); and "How Early Head Start Programs Are Doing their Jobs: Perspectives from Damilies in an Inner City," coauthored with B. Schwartz in The Journal of Early Education and Family Review, 11 (2003).

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