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People In and Around Fordham


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the
Peace and Justice Studies Program, was part of a panel discussion
with author Howard Zinn on “Christians in a Warmaking State:
Fighting for Peace in Vietnam and Iraq,” held on Oct. 3 at Boston College.

Theodore G. Faticoni, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of mathematics, has published “Marginal Isomorphisms”
in the Journal of Algebra in March, 2008.

Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of physics and chair of the department, was an invited speaker
at the International Symposium on Meson Physics, held Oct. 2-4 in Krakow,
Poland and organized by the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher
Education, among others. The title of his talk was “Eta-Mesic Nucleus:
A New Form of Nuclear Matter.”

Beth Knobel, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, spoke in
October at the University of Miami School of Communications on
covering war, conflict and terrorism. Knobel has worked as a CBS
reporter in Russia and Afghanistan, most recently covering the
Georgian conflict.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and
director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center,
delivered a presentation titled “Audience Evolution and the Post-Exposure
Audience Marketplace,” to the Communications and Media Management
Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business in October.
Napoli also had his article “Deconstructing the Diversity Principle,”
reprinted in Key Readings in Media Today: Mass Communication in
(Routledge 2008).

Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of management systems and director of
The Deming Scholars MBA Program, created and chaired the
three-day conference, “How to Create Unethical, Ineffective
Organizations That Go Out of Business,” held in Nashville, Tenn.,
in October. The conference was sponsored by The W. Edwards
Deming Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. based organization.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and adjunct
assistant professor of philosophy and theology, recently
published “Hermeneutical Portrait of Today’s 18-22 Year-Old
Adult Male,” in the Journal of Pastoral Psychology. He also
delivered a lecture titled “Aristotle, Augustine, and Christian
Perspectives on Relationships Today,” for a Jesuit Collaborative
colloquia series of the Young Adult Alliance at Ascension Church
in New York City.

Gordon Plague, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of biological sciences, has received a $231,035
three-year award from the National Institutes of Health, for his project
titled “Experimental Evolution of Insertion Sequence Expansion in
Intracellular Bacteria.”

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies and of
Latin American and Latino studies, was a guest of honor on a panel
discussing media ecology at the IX Latin-American Congress of
Communication Investigators, held in September at Tecnológico
de Monterrey, Estado de México, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of
the Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación (ALAIC).

Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology and chair of the department, was honored on
Nov. 2 as Alumnus of the Year of the Graduate Theological Union,
Berkeley, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
held in Chicago. Tilley is president of the Catholic Theological Society
of America. Tilley has also published, The Disciples’ Jesus: Christology
as Reconciling Practice
(Orbis Books, 2008.)

Editor’s Note:

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