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SNAPSHOTS Dworkin Discusses Legal Legacy of John Rawls

Jeffrey E. Cohen, Ph.D., A&S
professor of political science and associate chair of undergraduate studies, presented a paper titled “The Evolution of the Presidential News Image, 1857-1998” to the American Politics Research Group of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sept. 26.

Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS
associate dean and professor, presented a paper, “Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Social Group Work for Practitioners and Educators,” at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, which was held in Boston in October.

John Cosgrove, Ph.D., GSS
associate professor and associate dean for research and special projects, presented a lecture titled “Congregation-to-Congregation, Small-Scale Development in ‘Underdeveloped’ Nations: A U.S.-Haitian Model,” at the 53rd annual convention of the North American Association of Social Workers in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 25.

Norman Cowie, A&S
assistant professor of theatre and visual arts, recently received support from the Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media to produce a new video project titled “The Dimension in Which It Reigns Supreme.”

Edward T. Dowling, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
professor of economics, recently published Have You Heard the Good News? Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Cycle C (Alba House, 2003), the third and final volume of homilies for the Sundays of the three-year liturgical cycle.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, attended the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the papacy of John Paul II in Rome from Oct. 15-18. He was the homilist for the Red Mass in St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5. He delivered the fall McGinley Lecture, “Pope John Paul II and the Mystery of the Human Person,” at Rose Hill, Oct. 21, and at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Lincoln Center, Oct. 27. He also delivered the keynote address, “The Universal and the Particular Church,” for the Canon Law Society of America’s Convention in Portland, Ore., Oct. 14. Recent publications include “Who’s in Hell? Avery Cardinal Dulles Responds,” in First Things (volume no. 136), and “Receiving and Handing on the Faith: Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Disciples of Christ,” in Call to Unity. His book, Splendor of the Faith: The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II (Crossroad, 1999), has been updated and reprinted.

Albert N. Greco, Ph.D., BUS
professor of communications and media management, was recently appointed to the editorial boards of The International Encyclopedia of Publishing (UK) and the Journal of Media Business Studies (Sweden). He presented a paper on “The Development of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Media Management and Economics at a Business School: Strategy and Structure” at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in Kansas City, Mo., July 30-Aug. 2. He also co-authored, with Robert M. Wharton, Ph.D., professor and area chair of management for Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration, five-year statistical projections and essays in Book Industry Trends (2003).

Paula Harrington, Ph.D., MC
assistant professor of English, presented a paper, “Eating Our Own: Mark Twain's ‘Cannibalism in the Cars,’” at the 2003 convention of the American Studies Association, “Violence and Belonging,” in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 16-18. The paper examines Twain's dark parody of representative democracy, in which stranded Americans vote on whom to cannibalize.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D., A&S
Distinguished Professor of Theology, delivered the John Hanley lectures on “Explorations Into God” at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, in Canada, Oct. 19-20. Her article, “Passion for God, Passion for the Earth,” was published in Scripture from Scratch (October 2003).

Virginia Kaiser, Ph.D, MC
associate professor of social work, presented her paper, “Social Work and History: Cross Discipline Team Teaching in a Learning Community,” to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in Atlanta in October. In September, as a recently appointed accreditation site visitor for the CSWE, she traveled to Rhode Island to review the social work program at Salve Regina University.

Merle A. Keitel, Ph.D., GSE
associate professor of psychological and educational services, published a chapter titled “Helping Women Negotiate the Cancer Experience,” in the Handbook of Counseling Women (Sage, 2003), which she also co-edited. In August, she delivered two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto—the first was on adult daughters of women with breast cancer, while the second was about critical issues in counseling women.

John D. Lawry, Ph.D., MC
professor of psychology, published an essay titled “Aging and Saging” in About Campus (Nov.–Dec. 2003).

Gioconda Marún, Ph.D., A&S
professor of Spanish, presented a paper titled “Transgresión genérica, ¿desmitificación del discurso patriarcal?: Bernarda Alba y Mamá Elena,” at the International Conference on “Mulheres Más,” Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, June 26-28. Her essay, “Roberto Ampuero: tendencias de la actual novela detectivesca chilena,” appeared in La literatura Iberoamericana en el 2000: Balances, perspectivas y prospectivas (Ediciones Universal, 2003). She serves as an associate editor of Hispania (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese), and on the reader committee at the VIII Centro de estudios de literaturas y civilizaciones del Río de la Plata International Congress on “Los años 60 en el Río de la Plata,” Montevideo, Uruguay.

Sarah Maxwell, Ph.D., BUS
and Hooman Estelami, Ph.D., associate professors of marketing, have become the new associate editors of the Journal of Product and Brand Management. Their goal is to make the journal the premium publication outlet for research in the behavioral aspects of pricing. Since the late 1990s, the journal has been associated with the Fordham University Pricing Conference held each fall on the Lincoln Center campus.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of communications and media management and the director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 2 regarding media ownership regulations. He also participated in a panel discussion titled “Media Ownership, Diversity and Localism” at a conference sponsored by the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at Michigan State University, Oct. 27.

Roger Panetta, Ph.D., MC
associate professor of history, delivered a lecture, “A History of Sing Sing,” at the membership meeting for the Westchester Municipal Officials Association in Ossining, N.Y., Sept. 18.

Patricia Silber, Ph.D., MC
professor of English, published her book, The Writer's Grammar (Pearson Longman, 2003). Based on linguistic principles, the book takes a positive approach to the teaching of composition through the use of examples from published fiction and nonfiction.

Daniel Speed Thompson, Ph.D., A&S
assistant professor of theology, recently published The Language of Dissent: Edward Schillebeeckx on the Crisis of Authority in the Catholic Church (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). He gave a public lecture titled “Being Catholic in Times of Crisis: Lessons from History for the Contemporary Church” at St. Joseph's Church in Bronxville, N.Y., May 18. Earlier in the year, he delivered two lectures: “Belief in Miracles in Contemporary Christianity” and “War and Peace in the Christian Tradition” at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Francesca Thompson, OSF, A&S
associate professor of African and African American Studies and assistant dean/director of multicultural programs, delivered the keynote address at the closing festivities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20. At the ceremony, she was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the highest honor bestowed by the governor. The award is a personal tribute to those who have rendered distinguished service to the state. The term “Sagamore” was used by Native American tribes of the Northeastern United States to describe a tribe member to whom the high chief would look for wisdom and advice. A privilege of the present-day award is to attend monthly meetings with the governor of Indiana, offering advice and suggestions.

H. D. Vinod, Ph.D., A&S
professor of economics, published “Verifying the Solution from a Nonlinear Solver: A Case Study,” which he co-authored with B. D. McCullough, in American Economic Review (June 2003); and “Review of MathStatica (volume 1): An Add-on to Mathematica,” in the Journal of Applied Econometrics (2003). He also recently presented research papers at the Interface Between Computing Science and Statistics Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah; at the American Statistical Association meeting in San Francisco; and at the Information and Entropy Econometrics Conference in Washington, D.C.

Rosemary Wakeman, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of history and associate chair of urban studies, recently published Themes in Modern European History Since 1945 (Routledge Press, 2003); and an article, “Dreaming the New Atlantis: Science and the Planning of Technopolis,” in a special issue on “Science in the City” in Osiris (2003).

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