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Albert Auster, Ph.D., A&S,
associate chair and professor of communication and media studies, published an essay, “Saving Private Ryan and American Triumphalism,” in The War Film (Rutgers University Press, 2004).

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered the keynote address, “Challenges to Moral and Cultural Renewal,” at the symposium celebrating the fifth anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture on Sept. 28. He also delivered lectures, “Deism and the American Experiment,” for the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville on Oct. 8, and “C.S. Lewis: The Case for Apologetics,” for the 35th anniversary of the C.S. Lewis Society in New York City on Oct. 16. In addition, he participated in a colloquium, “The Legacy as Scholar and Colleague,” celebrating the retirement of Thomas Oden, a theologian, at Drew University in Madison, N.J., on Oct. 15. His book, A Testimonial to Grace and Reflections on a Theological Journey (Sheed and Ward, 1996), has been translated into Polish under the title, wiadectwo dane?asce i refleksje o teologicznej w?drówce.

James Fisher, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology and co-director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, gave a lecture on the role of religion in the presidential campaign, specifically speaking about the Catholic vote and its influence on the election at Iona College on Oct. 27.

John Greco, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of philosophy, will headline a conference on virtue epistemology at the University of Stirling in Scotland from Nov. 20 to 21. He will also attend a conference on the philosophy of Thomas Reid at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland from Nov. 26 to 27.

Amir H. Idris, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of African studies, delivered a lecture, “Sudan’s Civil War and the Role of the International Community,” at William Paterson University on Oct. 21.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D., A&S,
Distinguished Professor of Theology, published a book, Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture (Continuum, 2004). She also delivered the DuBose Lectures at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., and the centennial celebration address at the College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, Minn.

Thomas Lee, J.D., LAW
associate professor of law, participated in an Election 2004 panel discussion at Fordham sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations at Fordham University and Boston College on Oct. 26.

Paul Levinson, Ph.D., A&S
professor and chair of the communication and media studies department, participated in an Election 2004 panel discussion at Fordham sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations at Fordham University and Boston College on Oct. 26.

James R. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS,
Distinguished Professor of Finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, was named to Who’s Who in America. His paper “International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective” was published in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability (Oxford University Press, 2004.) He presented a paper, “The Behavior of Money and Other Economic Variables: Two Natural Experiments,” co-authored with Cornelia McCarthy, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance, at the faculty seminar at Baruch College, as well as the Inaugural International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and at the 31st annual conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association held at Yeshiva University in New York. He also published conference overview articles in two issues of the Journal of International Money and Finance, one for a conference on “Regional and International Implications of the Financial Instability in Latin America,” the other on “Issues in International Banking and Finance.”

Gioconda Marun, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of Spanish, presented her latest book Eduardo L. Holmberg, Cuarenta y tres anos de obras manuscritas e ineditas (1872-1915): Sociedad y cultura de la Argentina moderna (Iberoamericana, 2002), at the XXXV International Congress of Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Université de Poitiers, France, from June 28 to July 1.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communications Research Center, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the International Journal on Media Management. He was recently a guest editor of an issue of the journal devoted to the impact of regulatory change on media market competition and media management.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S,
professor and associate chair of the communication and media studies department, was quoted in, “Driving While Male,” an article on the relationships between masculinity, driving and aggressive behavior, in the Sept. 2004 edition of Men’s Health.

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