Christophe Chalamet, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, has published “Reassessing Albrecht Ritschl’s Theology: A Survey of Recent Literature,” in Religion Compass.

Jeffrey Cohen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of political science, will be conducting research on the president’s agenda as a Visiting Senior Research Scholar Fellow at Princeton University during the 2008-2009 academic year.

George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology, published “Understanding Pastoral Care in the Early Church,” in Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars ed. by Aristotle Papanikolaou and Elizabeth Prodromou (SVS Press, 2008). His article, “Gregory the Great and the Sixth-Century Dispute over the Ecumenical Title,” has been accepted by Theological Studies. The Journal of Late Antiquity will publish another, “Gregory the Great and Pagan Shrines of Kent.”

Gloria Durka, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of religious education, was elected president of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, at its bi-annual meeting held in Ankara, Turkey, July, 2008. Durka addressed a plenary session on the topic, “Through the Looking Glass: A Religious Educator’s View of the Theologies of Religion.”

Julie C. Kim, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of English, has received fellowships from the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., and from the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, R.I., to work on a book entitled Matters of Taste: Economies of Food and Race in the Early Atlantic World over the course of 2008-2009 academic year.

James A. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS,
distinguished professor of finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center on Research in International Finance, published “Real Exchange Rates over the Last Two Centuries: How Important Is the Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson Effect?” in the October issue of the Economic Journal. Lothian recently presented a paper, “The Behavior of Money, Prices and Exchange Rates across Exchange-Rate Regimes and Purchasing Power Parity: Three Natural Experiments,” at the University of Piraeus in Greece.

Mark S. Massa, S.J., A&S,
Karl Rahner Professor of Theology and co-director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, will serve as the Gasson Professor of Theology at Boston College for the 2008-2009 academic year. During this time, Father Massa will work on a monograph looking at the papal letter on birth control (Humanae Vitae) and the way in which it caused the American Catholic church to split into factions.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, recently published an article titled “Bridging Cultural Policy,” in the Journal of Arts Management, Law, & Society. In June, Napoli presented a paper on reforming media ownership policy at the National Conference on Media Reform in Minneapolis. In July, he presented two papers at the International Association for Media and Communications Research in Stockholm, where he also spoke at a pre-conference on increasing public awareness of media policy research.

Kristen Swinth, Ph.D., A&S,
Magis Professor, assistant professor of history, and director of American Studies, received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the calendar year 2008 to work on “Bringing Home the Bacon and Frying it Up Too: A Cultural History of the Working Mother in America, 1950-2000.”