Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, gave a lecture on aesthetics in Galway, Ireland in March, a plenary lecture on Heidegger and metaphysics at the North Texas Philosophy Association on April 13, and a keynote lecture in German titled, “Incipit Parodia. Nietzsches Empedokles/Zarathustra,” in Seidlvilla, Munich on April 30. She also published “‘What Makes Human Beings into Moral Beings?’ On the Evolutionary Significance of Ethics,” in Revista Voluntas: Estudos sobre Schopenhauer and “Genius Loci. Zu Nietzsche, Lou und dem Sacro Monte, bzw. den Sacri Monti” in Auf Nietzsches Balkon, II.

Tom Beaudoin, Ph.D., GRE,
associate professor of practical theology, and Patrick Hornbeck, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, presented “Help My Unbelief! Exploring Deconversion in Catholicism” as part of the Maryknoll Speakers series at the Maryknoll Mission Center on May 6.

Robert Brancatelli, Ph.D., GRE,
visiting professor of religious education, published Christ’s Mission Through the Church: A Primary Source Reader (Saint Mary’s Press, 2012).

Claudio Burgaleta, S.J., GRE,
assistant professor of theology and coordinator of Latino Studies, published Manual de la Eclesiologíca para los Católicos de Hoy (Liguori Publications, 2012).

Lisa Cataldo, Ph.D., GRE,
assistant professor of pastoral counseling, gave a meditation “Father Forgive Them, For They Do Not Know What They are Doing” at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan.

Teresa Colmenares, GSE,
director of assessment technology at the Graduate School of Education, presented “Working With Faculty Resistance When Implementing Tk20” at the Tk20 2012 User Conference, May 29 through June 1 in Austin, Texas.

Gloria Durka, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of religious education, was named to the advisory board of the Center for Values Education in Istanbul, Turkey, as the U.S. representative. She also published “Theology of Religions: Through the Looking Glass of U.S. Roman Catholicism,” in Teaching Religion, Teaching Truth: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives (Peter Lang Publishers, 2012).

Susan Bair Egan, Ph.D., GSS,
assistant dean for student services at the Graduate School of Social Service, was presented with the Chapter Service Award at the NASW-NYC Annual Meeting by The National Association of Social Workers’ New York City chapter for her longtime service to the NASW as a member of the Board of Directors.

Celia Fisher, Ph.D., A&S,
Marie Ward Doty University Chair and professor of psychology, was appointed a member of the Societal and Ethical Issues in Research Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review (National Institutes of Health), and chair of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Task Force Regarding the Proposed Changes to the Common Rule (Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects).

Olivia J. Hooker, Ph.D., GSE,
professor emerita, became the oldest member ever inducted into Psi Chi during the spring induction ceremony at Fordham, where she addressed students, colleagues, and friends.

Amir H. Idris, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of African and African American studies, published “Rethinking Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Sudan” in the International Journal of Middle East Studies.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communication and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, published an article titled “Audience Evolution and the Future of Audience Research” in the May issue of the International Journal on Media Management.

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
associate dean and director of Executive Programs, presented a webinar, “Deadly Diseases or Innovative Practices: How Deming Would View Today’s Executive MBA Industry” at the Fourth Annual Symposium on Executive Education at Kennesaw State University on April 19.

Joseph Ponterotto, Ph.D., GSE,
professor of counseling psychology, published A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer: Understanding the Genius, Mystery, and Psychological Decline of a World Chess Champion (Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 2012).

Chris Rhomberg, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of sociology, published The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012) and is on the advisory board for a new permanent gallery at the Museum of the City of New York on the history of social activism in New York City.