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2005 - 2006 archived News

Tracy O'Heir, a current student in the International Political Economy and Development (IPED) Program, has accepted a full-time position as a program manager coordinating emergency relief efforts in southern Sudan for Catholic Relief Services.   For the past semester Tracy has served in Zimbabwe working on the problem of AIDS orphans as an International Development Fellow with Catholic Relief Services. 

Nichole Fiore, M.A. student in Economics has received a Fulbright award to study in Hungary.

Norma Fuentes, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology, was recognized for her research on Mexican and Dominican women in New York City and for her commitment to educating the next generation of Latinas through her appointment at Fordham by the Alianza Dominicana, a large NYC Latino non-governmental organization whose charge is to educate women and empower them to overcome the obstacles that may hinder their success, on March 11th, 2006.

Constance Hassett, professor in the English department, has been awarded the 2005 Robert Penn Warren / Cleanth Brooks Award for her book Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style.
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Meghan L. Avolio, M.S. student in Biological Sciences, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany.

CollinsDebbie Green, Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, has been chosen as one of three student representatives to the Board of Directors of the  Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).  This 2-year position will consist of acting as a liaison between students around the country in CUDCP programs and the Board of Directors.  Each program has its own liasion who can then contact Debbie to discuss any student-related issues that would be of concern to bring to the board and to the other directors.  In addition to this role, Debbie will also be attending annual meetings.  She attended her first of these meetings in Tuscon last January and will attend her next one in Atlanta this coming August.

Dealy The GSAS is proud to announce that Constance Hassett, professor in the English department, has been awarded the 2005 Robert Penn Warren / Cleanth Brooks Award for her book Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style.  The award "honors an outstanding work of literary criticism originally published in English in the United States--a work that exemplifies in the broadest sense the spirit, scope, and integrity of the innovative literary criticism practiced by Warren and Brooks."

Keating Terrace Joyce Weil, Ph.D. student in Sociology, delivered a paper "The Reification of 'Old Women': Some Sociological Theorists' Views" at the Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 31, 2006.

The Keating Hall Tower

Mariah Adin (Ph.D. student in History) and Tara Czechowski (Ph.D. student in English) recently signed a contract with AMS Press to publish a co-edited book "The Commercial Gaze in the Long 18th Century."

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences congratulates several faculty member on recent grants for their work:

Richard Falco - Louis Calder Center
Ochlerotatus Japonicus: Ecology of an Invasive Mosquito

Stephanie Jones - Psychology
Reading, Writing, Respect and Resolution

John Wehr - Louis Calder Center
Biodiversity of Freshwater Algae in New York Rivers

Damian Lyons
- Computer and Information Sciences
Energy-Efficient Tripedal Locomotion

  Elections and CampaignManagementGSAS is pleased to announce its new program:
Elections and Campaign Management

Fordham University offers a Master's Program in Elections and Campaign Management to provide graduate training in political campaign management. The program is designed as a comprehensive, one-year introduction to both the theoretical and practical tools necessary to excel at managing political campaigns. Rigorous multidisciplinary instruction in voting behavior, candidate strategy, analysis of survey data, and media management is provided byleading academics and top industry professionals--all in the heart of New York City!

Fordham sealDr. William Seltzer, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has inspired the work of Arnold Dreyblatt, an American artist and composer who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. Drawing on Professor Seltzer?s work, Dreyblatt proposed a permanent outdoor artistic work (roughly 3 stories high) that will be a symbolic image of the academic andeducationalfield of ethical reporting of data.   This artistic work will be installed in front of the new Holocaust Research Center and Museum in Oslo, Norway, in August 2006, in thepresence of the Norwegian ruling family and representatives ofthe government.    In addition, Dreyblatt's proposal, entitled "Innocent Questions," will result in a book to be published in English and Norwegian, containing photo and technical documentation that presents the artistic, political and historical context. Professor Seltzer has been invited to contribute an essay to the volume, which will contain contributions written by well known Norwegian historians and Gallery Curators in Berlin. A full-color copy of the original proposal can be examined in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology's 4th floor office in Dealy Hall.


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