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People In & Around Fordham


John Cosgrove, Ph.D., GSS
associate dean and director of special projects in the Graduate School of Social Services, attended the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Anaheim, Calif., in February. He participated in a panel titled “Program Development in Non-Domestic Contexts,” and has been asked to submit an abstract for a presentation on the topic at next year's meeting in New York City.

Elisabeth Frost, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of English, has been awarded a 2004-2005 Humanities Institute Residential Fellowship from the University of Connecticut, which includes a $40,000 stipend. She is currently working on a critical study, In Another Tongue: Image, Text and the Body in Contemporary Feminist Art and Poetry, on the poet Leslie Scalapino.

David J. Holt, M.F.A., MC
professor and department chair of art at Marymount College of Fordham University, will exhibit his work at the Bowery Gallery in New York City, Oct. 5–30, with an opening reception on Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show, titled “Natural History: Paintings and Works on Paper,” includes works based on natural history displays of birds, fossils, monkeys, rocks, minerals and archaeological fragments.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, presented a paper, “The Ceremonial vs. the Informational Functions of the Public Academic in the Broadcast Policymaking Process,” at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association Conference in New Orleans in May. He also published an article, “Television Station Ownership Characteristics and News and Public Affairs Programming: An Expanded Analysis of FCC Data,” in the June 2004 issue of Info: The Journal of Policy, Regulation, and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information, and Media.

Robert J. Parmach, GSRRE, A&S
director of the student assistance program and adjunct professor of philosophy, was certified in May as a registered addictions specialist (RAS) by the Breining Institute, based in Sacramento, Calif. He also presented the following: “Socrates, Philosophy, and Friction: Toning Up Your Mind and Heart,” at Fordham's faculty lecture series for prospective students on April 18; and a three-part lecture series titled “Philosophy, Language, and Ethics” at the EF International Language School, Tarrytown, N.Y., April 2, 9, and 16.

Eva Patton, M.F.A., A&S
professor of theatre and theatre department manager, has been awarded an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship for writing. The Albee fellows are selected from hundreds of applicants and are awarded a one-month writing residency at the Edward F. Albee Foundation’s William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, N.Y.

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