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People In and Around Fordham


Renaldo Alba, ADM,
associate director of STEP/CSTEP, gave a lecture titled “Facing the Divides: Diversity, Learning and Pathways to Inclusive Excellence,” at a conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which was held from Oct. 21 to 23 in Houston.

Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, gave a lecture on Nietzsche in early November at the meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Montreal, Canada, and in Dublin, Ireland, on Nietzsche and Lucian at the University College Dublin Classics Seminar.

John Carey, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communications and media management, co-authored When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use (University of Michigan Press, 2010).

Colin M. Cathcart, M.F.A., A&S,
associate professor of architecture, was a visiting expert from Nov. 1 to 6 at the Princeton School of Architecture and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of sociology, was elected chair of the Social Action Committee of Sociologists for Women in Society. She published “Punishing Pregnant Drug-Using Women: Defying Law, Medicine and Common Sense,” in the Journal of Addictive Diseases and “More than Visiting: Maintaining Ties Between Incarcerated Mothers and their Children” in Sociology Compass.

Marshall A. George, Ed.D., GSE,
associate professor and chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, published “Resisting Mandated Literacy Curricula in Urban Middle Schools” in Critical Essays on Resistance in Education (Peter Lang, 2010).

Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., A&S,
professor and chairman of the physics department, published “Eta-Mesic Nucleus and COSY-GEM Data” in Acta Physica Polonica and “Interference and Nuclear Medium Effects on the Eta-Mesic Nuclear Spectrum” in the Journal of Physics.

Amir H. Idris, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of African studies and associate chair, presented “Re-Framing the Debate on the Referendum” on Nov. 11 at a public forum titled “Sudan at Crossroads: Unity vs. Secession,” which was organized by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

James A. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS,
Distinguished Professor of Finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, published “Why Money Matters: A Fourth Natural Experiment” in Open Economies Review. He published “The Emerging Global Financial Architecture: What’s New and What’s Old?” in the Journal of International Money and Finance.

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of the executive MBA program, served as a panelist on “Everything You Need to Know: MBA” on Sept. 27 at a Young Professionals Advisory Council event sponsored by the Westchester County Association.

Joseph Rienti, ADM,
assistant director of international and study abroad programs and adjunct instructor of French, participated in a panel discussion on “Underrepresented Students in Study Abroad” on Oct. 14 at the Institute for the International Education of Students annual conference in Chicago.

Thierry Rigogne, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of history, presented a paper, “Paris et Ses Cafés: Histoire et Mythe,” at the conference Les Histoires de Paris, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles on Sept. 23 in Québec City, Canada.

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., A&S,
the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered the lectures, “Islam and Violence” on Oct. 28 for the alumni of Alpha Sigma Nu and “Who Speaks for God? Prophetic Women and the Future of Faith” on Nov. 9 at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J. His article, “What Shall I Say to You? Confessions of a Five-Minute Atheist,” was published in Commonweal.

Stanley Veliotis, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of accounting and taxation, and John Shon, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, co-authored “December Effect: Strategic Prepayments of Deductible State Tax Payments,” in the Fall 2010 issue of Journal of the American Taxation Association.

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