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Parantap Basu, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of economics, published “Liberalization, FDI and Growth in Developing Countries: A Panel Cointegration Approach” in Economic Inquiry (July 2003). He co-authored the piece with Derrick P. Reagle, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, and C. Chakrabarty. Basu presented a Fordham-funded research paper, “FDI, Inequality and Growth,” at the Missouri Economic Conference and the Canadian Association Meetings during the summer. He also presented a paper titled “A New Methodology for Studying Equity Premium” with Elie Appelbaum at the Australasian Econometric Society Meetings in Sydney last July.

Eileen Burchell, Ph.D., MC
associate professor of French and president of the Marymount chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), received the Georgina Smith Award at the AAUP’s annual meeting on June 14. The award is presented to “a person who has provided exceptional leadership in a given year in improving the status of academic women or in the advancement of academic collective bargaining and through that work has improved the profession in general.” She was recognized for her commitment to advancing collective bargaining and faculty rights, as well as for her work on the Marymount/Fordham consolidation agreement.

Christopher Cullen, S.J., A&S
assistant professor of philosophy, published an entry titled “Alexander of Hales” in the new Blackwell Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Blackwell, 2003). He also published a review of The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics (Notre Dame, 2001), written by the Rev. W. Norris Clarke, S.J., emeritus professor of philosophy at Fordham, in the International Philosophical Quarterly (March 2003). Father Cullen delivered an address titled “Just War Theory and Anticipatory Self-Defense” at the induction ceremony of Fordham’s chapter of Phi Sigma Tau on May 9. He delivered a paper titled “Franciscan Poverty and Marsilius of Padua’s Political Philosophy” at the International Medieval Congress, held at the University of Leeds in England in July. He is also serving as conference chair for this year’s meeting of the American Maritain Association at the University of Chicago, Oct. 16–19. The theme of the conference will be “The Human Person and a Culture of Freedom,” and the conference will include more than 90 speakers.

Terrence Curry, S.J., A&S
artist in residence in the Department of Theatre and Visual Arts, participated in a panel discussion, “Design for Change,” in preparation for the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo., Aug. 20.

Thomas S. DeLuca, Jr., Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of political science and director of social science program, presented a paper titled “Terrorism, Democracy, Globalization, and the Politics of Demonization” at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting, which was held in Philadelphia in September. He also presented “Democracy Without Demons: The Politics of Moral Personae and America’s Moral Paradox” and “Globalization, Democracy, Human Rights and Constitutionalism in China,” at the International Political Science Congress held in Durban, South Africa, in July.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, recently delivered the following lectures: “The Teaching Ministry of the Bishop of Rome,” to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; “Ignatian Rules for Discernment of Spirits” and “Rules for Thinking with the Church,” at the International Institute for Clergy Formation; and “John Paul II and the Renewal of Thomism,” at the Ave Maria College in Michigan. He preached the sermon on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, N.Y., on June 29 (His grandfather, Rev. Macy Dulles, a Presbyterian theologian, preached there on the 100th anniversary, and his father, John Foster Dulles, preached on the 150th anniversary). Recent publications include reflections on the latest encyclical letter in the Italian and Spanish editions of L’Osservatore Romano; “True and False Reform,” First Things, No. 135; the foreword to You Are Peter by Olivier Clément; and a Spanish edition of The Craft of Theology. He also received honorary degrees from St. Joseph’s College (Indiana), Christendom College, Siena College and Holy Cross College.

Donna M. Gitter, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of legal and ethical studies, recently published an article “Owner of Human Tissue: A Proposal for Federal Recognition of Research Participants’ Property Rights in Their Biological Material,” in the American Business Law Journal, Vol. 40. This article received the Hoeber Award for being one of the best articles in volume 40. In addition, Gitter will serve as a staff editor at the journal during the 2003-04 academic year. She also participated in a program titled “Bi- and Multilateral Patterns in an Enlarged European Union,” which was sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service and held in Germany during the summer.

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GED
professor in the division of curriculum and teaching, published Keeping Pace with Technology, Vol. 2 (Hampton Press, 2003). In April, she was elected president of the New York Association of Continuing Community Education during the association’s spring conference in Rochester, N.Y. At the International Adult Education Research Conference in San Francisco, on June 6, she and three international students presented a lecture on “International Perspectives of Transformational Learning and Grief.”

Judith M. Kubicki, C.S.S.F., Ph.D., A&S
assistant professor of theology, participated in the seminar, “Prospects of Historic Christian Liturgy in a Postmodern Age,” directed by Dr. Bryan D. Spinks at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 23–July 18. Participation in the seminar was funded by grants awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation and co-sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Seminar participants examined 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. Participants are working on papers related to the seminar in their areas of professional interest. A follow-up seminar is scheduled for January 2004.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., A&S
Distinguished Professor of Theology, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, where she gave the commencement address on “The Adventure of Hope.” Her new book, Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints, was published by Continuum (2003). The Catholic Press Association awarded first prize in gender studies to her book The Church Women Want (Crossroad Publishing Company, 2002).

Leo D. Lefebure, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of theology, was elected to the board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America during its annual convention held in Cincinnati on June 6.

Robert H. Lewis, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of mathematics and chair of the department, presented his computer algebra system, “Fermat,” at a conference on “Computer Algebra for the Working Mathematician” at City College of New York, May 15-16. He performed a demonstration titled “Solving Large Polynomial Systems with the Dixon Resultant” at the Applications of Computer Algebra conference held at North Carolina State University, July 28–31. He also gave a demonstration titled “Using the Dixon Resultant on Big Problems” at the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebra Computation, Drexel University, Aug. 4–6.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
assistant professor of communications and media management, received a Top Faculty Paper Award for his paper, “Television Station Ownership Characteristics and News and Public Affairs Programming: A Reanalysis of FCC Data,” which he presented in May during the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, which was held in San Diego. He also presented a paper titled “Cable Television as a Political Advertising Medium” during the annual meeting of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association held in Chicago in June.

Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J.
president emeritus, received a special recognition award for his commitment to the Philippines and its people during a gala testimonial dinner hosted by the Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York and held at the New York City Marriott Marquis Hotel on July 19.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., A&S
assistant professor of theology, recently published “Divine Energies or Divine Personhood: Vladimir Lossky and John Zizioulas on Conceiving the Transcendent and Immanent God,” in Modern Theology (19:3, March 2003). He presented a paper titled “‘Person’ and the Grammar of Divine-Human Communion” at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s annual convention on June 6.

John M. Phelan, Ph.D., A&S
professor of communication and media studies and director of the graduate program in communications, moderated the Conference on International Communication and Global Development, held at the College of New Rochelle, N.Y., on April 23. The panel discussions were centered on the topic of “International Communication and the United Nations.”

Mary Powers, Ph.D., A&S
professor emerita of sociology, chaired a session on gender and migration during the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, which was held in Minneapolis in May. She also participated in an interdisciplinary planning meeting for a working group on gender and migration at the Social Science Research Council in New York City, May 29–30. Powers recently published a section on “Occupation and Industry” in the Encyclopedia of Population, edited by Paul Demeny (Macmillan Reference USA, 2003).

Joel R. Reidenberg, Ph.D., LAW
professor of law, testified in favor of strengthening the Fair Credit Reporting Act at congressional hearings before the House subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. He presented a seminar on international legal approaches to data privacy for a study group of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Sciences on May 8. Reidenberg also spoke about “Security, Technology and Privacy” at the Georgetown University School of Law in April. He was awarded a Ph.D. in law with the highest distinction following the public defense of his collection of work, “Le droit et les reseaux international d’information,” at the Université de Paris I-Sorbonne last winter.

Clara E. Rodriguez, Ph.D., A&S
professor of sociology, received Fordham’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Social Sciences during Faculty Day last spring. In March, she presented a paper titled “Dolores Del Rio and Lupe Velez: In Film and In Context, 1924–1944” during a meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, which was held in Dallas. In April, as part of Fordham’s Newman Fellow symposium, she presented a paper exploring the scope and purposes of a liberal arts education. Last year, she also presented papers at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) Symposium on Hybrid Americas, at the University of Delaware’s Departments of Sociology and Literature, and at the Social Science Research Council’s Minority Fellowship Program at Dillard University.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of communication and media studies, along with Ron L. Jacobson, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and media studies and associate vice president for academic affairs, and Stephanie Gibson, received the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies’ book-of-the-month designation for Communication and Cyberspace: Social Interaction in an Electronic Environment, 2nd ed. (Hampton Press, Inc., 2002).

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