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2006 - 2007 archived News

Doron Ben-Atar, professor in and chair of History, will have his play Behave Yourself Quietly performed on April 28 and 29 in New Haven at the Little Theater.  The play is set in Auschwitz in July 1944, against the backdrop of the most dramatic escape in the history of the concentration camp.  Startled by the news, three inmates try to come to terms with the meaning of the escape to their present and future.  For further details regarding the play and showtimes, please click here


Matthew Pavone
, Class of 2007 in the International Political Economy and Development (IPED) program, has been named a finalist for the United States Presidential Management Program. Presidential Management Fellows currently serve in the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Heath and Human Services, Justice, and Treasury in capacities ranging from intelligence analysts to international economists. Mr. Pavone is currently interning with the State Department at the United States Mission to the United Nations.  

Ariane Economos
, Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, will be participating in a workshop in editing philosophical and theological texts of the 13th and 14th centuries at Georgetown University this summer.  It is open to students, graduate and undergraduate, and others in the early stage of their academic careers who have some skill in medieval Latin and in paleography; ten to twelve participants will be admitted.   The directors of the workshop will be Dr. Girard Etzkorn and Dr. Gordon Wilson, distinguished editors whose publications include volumes in the Opera Omnia of Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham.

Christine Cea, Ph.D., an alum of Fordham's Applied Developmental Psychology program, was honored by Soroptimists International as a woman of distinction for her work locally in human rights for people with developmental disabilites. The name is loosely interpreted as "the best for women (from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best).  Through its local chapters it strives to make lives better for women worldwide.

Yvette Christianse, faculty member in English, has just been named one of two finalists/runners-up for the very prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (2007) for a distinguished first book of fiction, for her novel Unconfessed (published by Other Press). 
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Yvonne Rode, an M.A. candidate in Medieval Studies, received a grant-in-aid from the Folger Shakespeare Library.  She is researching early importation of books into England and will use this training to explore London's customs rolls, housed at the Public Record Office/National Register of Archives.  

Michael Suarez, S.J., an associate professor in English, will attend a Folger
spring weekend seminar on "the Mental World of Restoration England" with his grant-in-aid.  

Edward Cahill, an associate professor in English, will attend the Folger's
major conference "Shakespeare in American Education 1607-1934," with his grant-in-aid.   The conference will examine the teaching of Shakespeare in the U.S. and its changing role in American political and social history.  

Susan Wabuda, a faculty member in History, was awarded a Folger Short-Term
Fellowship in fall 2006, for a period of work on her projected biography of Tudor biship and author Hugh Latimer.

Paul Stanosz, an alumni in Sociology, has published a book based on his dissertation, The Struggle for Celibacy:  The Culture of Catholic Seminary Life (Herder & Herder, 2006).

Patrick Shea, MA student in IPED, was selected by the United States Department of State for summer placement with the United States Mission to the United Nations. His work assignment will deal with current UN reform initiatives.

Angel Ventling, MA student in IPED, was selected as an international economist for the United States Foreign Agricultural Service's career intern program.  Ms. Ventling will be involved in the monitoring and implementation of US foreign agricultural trade policy while interacting with the World Trade Organization.

Iris Paltin, Ph.D. candidate in Psychology, is the recipient of NYSPA (New York State Psychological Association) Neuropsychology Division Student Fellowship Award.  The award is given for her poster titled Predictive Validity of Neuropsychological Assessment and Depressional Activities of Daily living in Urban HIV+ adults.

Reuben N. Robbins, Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).  The award will support his study in examining behaviors in taking medication among HIV+ Hispanics, and the role of neuropsychological functioning and cultural factors in affecting those behaviors.



Nancy A. Busch
, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), has been named chief research officer and associate vice president for academic affairs at Fordham University. She will continue to serve as dean of GSAS and professor of psychology. 

Graduate House Opens - Student Apartments Near Rose Hill Campus. 
Fordham's Office of Residential Life has announced the opening of nine University-operated apartments in Graduate House to help address the need for affordable housing close to campus. Each apartment includes five furnished single bedrooms, one and one-half bathrooms, a furnished living room and dining room as well as a full kitchen. Graduate House is about two blocks (10 minute walk) from the Rose Hill campus. See the sidebar on this page for a brochure or contact the Office of Residential Life at (718) 817-3080 or by e-mail:  

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