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Babette E. Babich, Ph.D., A&S
professor of philosophy, lectured on Heidegger and Nietzsche at Old Dominion University and on Nietzsche’s philosophy at Dahlhousie University in Canada last May. In June, she delivered a lecture titled “Nietzsche and Art History” at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. She recently published “On the Analytic-Continental Divide in Philosophy” in A House Divided (Prometheus Books, 2003); “From Fleck’s Denkstil to Kuhn’s Paradigm: Conceptual Schemes and Incommensurability” in International Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Vol. 71, 2003); and “Continental Philosophy of Science” in Routledge History of Philosophy, Vol. 10 (Taylor & Francis, Inc., 2003).

Michael Baur, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of philosophy, presented the paper “What is Distinctive About Terrorism, and What are the Philosophical Implications?" at an international conference on “Understanding Terrorism” at Loyola Marymount University, Sept. 11-13. His paper presented an account of what distinguishes terroristic violence from other forms of violence and why the distinctive nature of terroristic violence makes it morally unjustified.

Doron Ben-Atar, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of history, is a fellow this year at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He gave a public seminar titled “Reflections on Memory and Voice: A Mother's Holocaust Through the Lens of Her Son” on Sept. 17.

Robert J. Brent, Ph.D., A&S
professor of economics, recently returned from a seven-month visit to the University of Dar-Es-Salaam (UDSM), after being given a Fulbright grant to provide a cost-benefit analysis of HIV/AIDS intervention programs in Tanzania. He gave seminars to the economics department at UDSM and to the Tanzania National Institute of Health in Mwanza. He worked with a number of Tanzanian ministries and collected data sets related to regional infection rates, condom usage and female education, which he is now analyzing. He published an article, “The Tax Implications of Cost Shifting in Cost-Benefit Analysis in Mental Health,” in Applied Economics (Vol. 34, 2003), and a book, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003), which stems from his Fordham faculty fellowship spent at Georgetown University in April 2002.

Jonathan Crystal, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of political science, published Unwanted Company: Foreign Investment in American Industries (Cornell University Press, 2003). He also published “Bargaining in the Negotiations Over Liberalizing Trade in Services: Power, Reciprocity and Learning” in the Review of International Political Economy (August 2003) and “What Do Producers Want? On the Origins of Societal Policy Preferences” in the European Journal of International Relations (September 2003).

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, attended the meeting of the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Sept. 8. He delivered two lectures: “The Enrichment of Faith for a New Millennium,” for the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Bridgeport on Sept. 14; and “The Catholic Church and Ecumenism,” the Ensign Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Sept. 23. Recent publications include: “World Religions and the New Millennium,” in In Many and Diverse Ways: In Honor of Jacques Dupuis (Orbis Books, 2003); “Christianity and Humanitarian Action,” in Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action (Fordham University Press, 2003); a reprint of “The True Meaning of Reform,” in Our Sunday Visitor (2003); and a review of The Church in a Postliberal Age (Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003) in First Things (2003). His Models of the Church (Image Books, 1991) has been translated into Hungarian. He was awarded the S.T.D. degree, honoris causa, from the College of New Rochelle, and he also received the centenary medal during the college’s convocation on Sept. 15.

Mary C. Erler, Ph.D., A&S
professor of English, will share the $500,000 Andrew Mellon grant made last June to the Records of Early English Drama project (REED). Headquartered at the University of Toronto, REED's mandate is to find, transcribe, and publish evidence of dramatic, musical and other entertainment activity in Great Britain before 1642, when the Puritans closed the public theatres in London. This funding will allow REED to begin the final stages of work on the theatre records of London. Erler is one of five editors working on the REED-London project.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., A&S
Distinguished Professor of Theology, delivered a lecture titled “Interpreting a Female Symbol: Mary of Nazareth and the Church,” at the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame University last September.

Paul P. Kantor, Ph.D., A&S
professor of political science and associate chair of political science graduate studies, published “Urban Strategies for a Global Era: A Cross-national Comparison,” in American Behavioral Scientist (April 2003). He presented the paper “Comparative Urban Research: An Approach to Urban Development Politics,” at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association in Cleveland on April 14. He also presented “Beyond the Case Study: A Framework for Comparative Urban Political Analysis,” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia on Aug. 29. At this meeting, he received the 2003 award for the Best Book in Urban Politics from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for Cities in the International Marketplace: The Political Economy of Urban Development in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, 2002).

Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P.
executive assistant to Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., attended the meetings of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the inaugural sessions of Dominican Women Theologians USA, held in Cincinnati in June. Past president of Fordham Kiwanis, she became lieutenant governor of the Bronx-Westchester South Division of New York District Kiwanis on Oct. 1.

Gyula Klima, Ph.D., A&S
professor of philosophy, recently published: “Teleológia, intencionalitás, naturalizmus” in Bölcselet és analízis (ELTE Eötvös Kiadó, 2003); “Conceptual Closure in Anselm’s Proof: Reply to Tony Roark” in History and Philosophy of Logic (Vol. 24, 2003); “John Buridan,” “Peter of Spain, the Author of the Summulae,” and “Thomas of Sutton,” in A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Blackwell, 2003); and “Review of Matthew of Orléans: Sophistaria Sive Summa Communium Distinctionum Circa Sophismata Accidentium” in the Journal of the History of Philosophy (Vol. 41, 2003).

Judith M. Kubicki, C.S.S.F., A&S
assistant professor of theology, participated in a seminar titled “Prospects of Historic Christian Liturgy in a Postmodern Age,” at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 23 through July 18. Participation in the seminar was funded by grants from the Henry Luce Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the seminar explored post-Vatican II liturgical reforms in several traditions and the historical analysis on which many of these reforms are based. The material was critiqued in light of an analysis of postmodernism and postmodern theology. Kubicki and other seminar participants are working on papers related to the seminar. A follow-up seminar is scheduled for January 2004.

John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S
professor emeritus of history, published an article titled “Defender of the Faith,” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Hilaire Belloc, in The Irish Catholic (June 26, 2003). He reviewed A Viceroy's Vindication (Cork University Press, 2001); British Intelligence in Ireland (Cork University Press, 2002); and Loyalism and Labour in Belfast (Cork University Press, 2001), for The Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 2003).

Beverly A. Musgrave, Ph.D., GSRRE
assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, recently published the book Partners In Healing: Bringing Compassion to People with Illness or Loss (Paulist Press, 2003), which she co-edited with John R. Bickle. She delivered a keynote address, “The Importance of Pastoral Counseling,” to Hispanic Clergy at the Primera Conferencia de Consejeria Pastoral on June 12. She also gave a presentation titled “Loss, Grief and Suffering in Daily Life: How it Affects Our Work,” to the Coalicion de Servicios para la Familia Hispana on May 22. She was also a consultant for Professional Family Life Education, a postgraduate diploma-training program in family studies and counseling. The program, sponsored by the Service and Research Foundation of Asia on Family and Culture, was held in Spain from May 31 through June 2.

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, “Environmental Cognitions in a Dual-Product Marketplace: A Participant-Observation Perspective on the U.S. Broadcast Television Industry,” in the International Journal on Media Management (Summer 2003). He also recently published his new book, Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace (Columbia University Press, 2003).

Mary P. Nichols, Ph.D., A&S
professor of political science, delivered a lecture on “Liberalism and Patriarchy in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing,” at Baylor University in September. Her review essay, “Platonic Entanglements,” which she wrote with Denise Schaeffer, was published in Polity (Spring 2003). In August, she attended a conference on Shakespeare's tragedies, sponsored by the Liberty Fund in Toronto. She is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

Emily Rosenbaum, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Housing as a Social Determinant of Health,” at the Harvard School of Public Health Symposium on Housing and Health last June. In August, she presented the paper “Generational Patterns in Neighborhood Conditions in New York City, 1999,” and participating in a panel discussion during the session on “Macro-social and Institutional Barriers to Segregation,” at the Color Lines Conference at Harvard University Law School. In September, she gave a seminar, “Segregation and Immigrant Children’s Opportunities for Success,” at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. She recently published a paper titled “New Places, New Faces: An Analysis of Neighborhoods and Social Ties Among MTO Movers in Chicago,” in Choosing a Better Life: Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment (Urban Institute Press, 2003).

Msgr. Thomas J. Shelley, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of theology and associate chair of theology graduate studies, recently published Greenwich Village Catholics: St. Joseph's Church and the Evolution of an Urban Faith Community, 1829-2002 (The Catholic University of America Press, 2003); “Catholic Greenwich Village: Ethnic Identity and Religious Geography, 1880-1930,” in the Catholic Historical Review (January 2003); and “Biography and Autobiography: James Cardinal Gibbons and John Tracy Ellis,” in the U.S. Catholic Historian (Spring 2003).

Elizabeth E. Stone, Ph.D., A&S
professor of English and communication and media studies, had her most recent book A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from Her Student (Algonquin Books, 2002) published in the Netherlands and Japan.

Arthur G. Werschulz, Ph.D., A&S
professor of computer and information sciences, won a prize for achievement in information-based complexity. The award, which consists of $3,000 and a plaque, and will be presented to him at the Conference on Modern Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics in Bedlewo, Poland, next June.

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