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People In and Around Fordham


Babette E. Babich, Ph.D., A&S
professor of philosophy, gave a lecture on Nietzsche at the American Philosophical Association in April 2004 in Pasadena, CA, and on Heidegger and Nietzsche in Messkirch, Germany, in May 2004. She also published, “Divine Lizards, Greene Lyons, and Music,” in A Nietzschean Bestiary (Lanham, Md: Rowan and Littlefield, 2004).

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S
Lawrence J. McGinley professor of religion and society, delivered the keynote address, “Novo Millennio Ineunte: An Agenda for Evangelization,” at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Denver on June 15. He also gave lectures, “The Church as the Body of Christ,” at the Thought of John Paul II Conference at Marquette University, on June 20; and “Newman and the Hierarchy,” at the Newman Conference in Mundelein, Illinois, on Aug. 12. In addition, he published, “When Freedom Operates in a Moral Vacuum,” in Origins and “Rights of Accused Priests,” in America.

Hooman Estelami, Ph.D., BUS
associate professor of marketing and codirector of the Fordham Pricing Center, published a paper, “Product Category Determinants of Price Knowledge for Durable Consumer Goods,” in the Journal of Retailing, in July.

Evelyn H. Gezo, R.D., MM
associate professor of Foods and Nutrition Science at Marymount College, has been elected president of the New York State Mid-Hudson Dietetic Association for the 2004-2005 membership year. She currently writes a bimonthly column, Eating Smart, in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Anie Kalayjian, Ed.D., A&S
visiting assistant professor of psychology, was a keynote speaker at the Conference on Prevention of Genocide, where she presented her paper, “Prevention of Genocide Through Forgiveness and Empathy.” She was the chair of the American Psychological Association Convention’s International Program, which took place in Hawaii from July 27 to Aug. 2. In addition, she was elected treasurer of the American Psychological Association’s Div. 52, International Psychology’s Board of Directors.

Leo D. Lefebure, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of theology, spoke on the Dalai Lama’s contribution to interfaith education and on overcoming negative religious stereotypes at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, Spain, in July. He also served as a member of the Parliament’s planning committee of the Symposium on Interfaith Education, which addressed the challenges of learning across traditional religious boundaries.

Paul Levinson, Ph.D., A&S
professor and chair of communications and media studies, was a special guest at the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society reading group’s meeting, on August 15 to discuss his novel, The Pixel Eye (Tor, 2003). He recently published a book, Cellphone; The Story of the World’s Most Mobile Medium and How It Has Transformed Everything! (Macmillan, 2004). In addition, he was given the “Teacher of the Year” Award by the Graduate Students Association of Fordham University in May.

Margot Nadien, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of psychology, published an article, “Adjustment in Old Age,” in New York State Psychologist (May/June 2004). For the article, she received the Wilhelm Wundt Award from the Academic Division of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Her article, “Gerontology Programs,” was published by NYSPA in the NYSPA Notebook (July/August 2004).

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, “Media Economics and Media Policy: The Good and the Bad,” at the Latin American meeting of the Econometric Society in Santiago, Chile, in July. He delivered a presentation, “Audience Economics and Audience Measurement,” to Canal 13, one of Chile’s major broadcast networks.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S
adjunct professor of philosophy, was named assistant dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. He gave a lecture, “Cura Personalis: Fordham’s Commitment to Community,” at a panel discussion for prospective students through the Office of the Vice President of University Enrollment and Office of the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, on May 24.

Clara Rodriguez, Ph.D., A&S
professor and associate chair of sociology, published a book, Heroes, Lovers and Others: The Story of Latinos in Hollywood (Smithsonian Books, 2004). She is featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (Educational Communications, 2004). Nominations for the publication come from National Dean’s List students, who feel that a professor has made a significant impact on their lives.

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D., A&S
assistant professor and associate chair of communications and media studies, presented a paper, “Misbehavior in Mediated Places: Using Goffman’s Analysis of Situational Properties to Understand Communication Environments,” at the 24th Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in July. She also spoke at the June convention of the Media Ecology Association, on “Managing the MEA Online Community,” in Rochester, N.Y.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S
associate professor of communications and media studies, published “A Media Ecology Review,” in Communication Research Trends (Vol. 23, No. 2). He also gave a lecture, “Living in Sopranoland: The Media Ecology of North Jersey,” at a symposium entitled, “Deconstructing The Sopranos: Representations of Crime, Class, and Culture,” at Montclair State University on April 22. In addition, he presented papers on “The Relationship Between Communication Theory and Autism” and “Amusing Ourselves to Death in a Technopoly: Examining Media Environments,” at the 95th annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, held in Boston in April.

Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J., Ph.D., A&S
professor of biological sciences, published “Influence of Host Plant Resistance on Activity and Abundance of Natural Enemies,” coauthored with H.C. Sharma and G. Pampapathy in Biological Control of Insects. He wrote an article, “Aphids” for Encyclopedia of Entomology.

Arthur G. Werschulz, Ph.D., BUS
professor of computer science, gave a lecture entitled “Tractability of Nonlinear Lipschitz Problems” at the conference, “Modern Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics,” held June 14 to 19 in Poland.

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