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Babette E. Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, is one of the contributors to Joy Behar’s, When You Need a Lift: But Don’t Want to Eat Chocolate Pay a Shrink or Drink a Bottle of Gin (Crown Books, 2007).

Diana Caballero, Ed.D., GSE,
clinical associate professor of education, was a panelist in an intergenerational forum sponsored by ASPIRA of New York and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, on the impact of Hispanics in educational policy making.

Catrina Cunningham, ADM,
associate director of career services, chaired a session titled, “The Graduate Student Experience” in November at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Louisville, Ky.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, has published a response concerning his article on evolution in First Things 180 (January 2008). In addition, three of his previously published articles, “Faith Come of Age” (1967; reprinted 2001); “Vatican II: The Myth and the Reality” (2003) and “A Eucharistic Church: The Vision of John Paul II” (2004), have been translated into Czech and published in Teologické Texty.

Gloria Durka, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of religious education, published an article, “Cultivating the Religious Imagination: The Educational Challenge for a Post-Modern World” in PANORAMA: the International Journal of Comparative Religious Education and Values, Vol. 18.

David S. Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has published “APA’s Continuing Education Committee: Promoting Lifelong Professional Learning” in the NYSPA Notebook.

Molly Ness, Ph.D., GSE,
assistant professor of education, presented, “Supporting Struggling Readers: Teachers’ Providing the ‘What’ not the ‘How’” at the National Reading Conference in Austin, Texas, which examined the instructional strategies teachers employ to compensate for struggling readers’ understanding of content.

Terry A. Osborn, Ph.D., GSE,
professor of curriculum and teaching, published “Teaching World Languages for Social Justice” in the Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages, the peer-reviewed, official publication of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association (NACFLA).

Robert J. Penella, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of classics and chairman of the department, was recently an invited respondent for the Dean’s Seminar at the Yale Divinity School. The topic of the seminar was “Eunapius of Sardis, a Fourth-Century Historian and Religious Polemicist.”

Joseph Porzio, GSE,
a team associate with the Partnership Support Organization (PSO), was honored by the New York state Department of Education and the New York City Department of Education at their Special Leadership Institute on Dec. 11.

Mary E. Procidano, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, presented three papers in July: “Item Characteristics Across Hispanic Cultures,” at the Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Mexico City; “Effects of Acculturation on Social-Support Item Functioning in Hispanic-American Versus European-American College Students in New York City,” at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference in Mexico City, and “Perceived Social Support Item Functioning in Nine Countries,” at the Stress and Anxiety Research Society’s annual meeting in Puna Cana, Dominican Republic.

Mitchell Rabinowitz, Ph.D., GSE,
chair of the Division of Psychological and Educational Services, gave two presentations at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society of Long Beach, Calif. “Distinguishing Fact from Opinions: A Cross-Cultural Comparison” was presented with Jing Feng, a Ph.D. student, and a poster, “Domain-Specific Inquiry Strategies,” was presented with Lindsay Blau-Portnoy, a Ph.D. student.

Janet Ruffing, RSM, Ph.D., GRE,
professor in spirituality and spiritual direction, recently published “Catherine McAuley and Nonviolence” in Mast Journal and “Opening One’s Heart to Another: The Rediscovery of Spiritual Direction” in Conversations. She also presented an invited paper, “Fire Cast on the Earth: Spiritual Implications for Mercy in the 21st Century,” at the Mercy International Conference of Scholars, Nov. 9 to 12.

Barry Rosenfeld, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has published four articles: “Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Stalking Offenders,” in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health; “Decision-Making Capacity in Elderly, Terminally Ill Patients with Cancer,” in Behavioral Sciences and the Law; “Validation of an Abbreviated Version of the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms in Outpatient Psychiatric and Community Settings,” in Law and Human Behavior; and “Validity of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II) in a Sample of Urban Minority Youth,” in Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of business, has published “Experiential Learning in the Basic Communication Course: Creating Educative, not Miseducative Experiences,” in Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors (pp. 67-80). He also published “Casting Agency: Exploring the Communicative Consequences of Prejudging on Interpersonal Relationships,” in Communication Teacher.

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of history, had his most recent book, The Conquest of History: Spanish Colonialism and National Histories in the Nineteenth Century, issued in a paperback edition by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Kristen Turner, Ph.D., GSE,
assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, presented a paper at the annual National Council of Teachers of English convention in New York City, “Talk, Text and Technology: Reflection in the Writing Classroom,” which emphasized the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening and technological skills.

Cira T. Vernazza, M.A., A&S,
associate dean of Fordham College of Liberal Studies and director of the College at 60 Program, gave a lecture, “American Film of the Early 1930s: A Reflection of the Times?” at the annual Thanksgiving Gala of the English Speaking Union in Eastbourne, England.

William Whitten II, Ph.D., GSE,
director of the Center for Learning in Unsupervised Environments at Fordham, presented with Mitchell Rabinowitz, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Psychological and Educational Services and collaborator Sandra Whitten, “Guided Cognition of Unsupervised Learning: Designing Effective Homework. Part 2,” at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, Calif.


Editor’s Note:

Entries for “People In and Around Fordham” are limited to 150 words and may be edited for clarity. The deadline for submissions for the March 3 issue is Tuesday, Feb. 12. They must be emailed to insidefordh@fordham.edu.


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