Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, was part of a panel discussion with author Howard Zinn on “Christians in a Warmaking State: Fighting for Peace in Vietnam and Iraq,” held on Oct. 3 at Boston College.

Theodore G. Faticoni, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of mathematics, has published “Marginal Isomorphisms” in the Journal of Algebra in March, 2008.

Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of physics and chair of the department, was an invited speaker at the International Symposium on Meson Physics, held Oct. 2-4 in Krakow, Poland and organized by the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education, among others. The title of his talk was “Eta-Mesic Nucleus: A New Form of Nuclear Matter.”

Beth Knobel, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, spoke in October at the University of Miami School of Communications on covering war, conflict and terrorism. Knobel has worked as a CBS reporter in Russia and Afghanistan, most recently covering the Georgian conflict.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, delivered a presentation titled “Audience Evolution and the Post-Exposure Audience Marketplace,” to the Communications and Media Management Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business in October. Napoli also had his article “Deconstructing the Diversity Principle,” reprinted in Key Readings in Media Today: Mass Communication in Contexts (Routledge 2008).

Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of management systems and director of The Deming Scholars MBA Program, created and chaired the three-day conference, “How to Create Unethical, Ineffective Organizations That Go Out of Business,” held in Nashville, Tenn., in October. The conference was sponsored by The W. Edwards Deming Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. based organization.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and adjunct assistant professor of philosophy and theology, recently published “Hermeneutical Portrait of Today’s 18-22 Year-Old Adult Male,” in the Journal of Pastoral Psychology. He also delivered a lecture titled “Aristotle, Augustine, and Christian Perspectives on Relationships Today,” for a Jesuit Collaborative colloquia series of the Young Adult Alliance at Ascension Church in New York City.

Gordon Plague, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of biological sciences, has received a $231,035 three-year award from the National Institutes of Health, for his project titled “Experimental Evolution of Insertion Sequence Expansion in Intracellular Bacteria.”

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies and of Latin American and Latino studies, was a guest of honor on a panel discussing media ecology at the IX Latin-American Congress of Communication Investigators, held in September at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Estado de México, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación (ALAIC).

Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology and chair of the department, was honored on Nov. 2 as Alumnus of the Year of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion held in Chicago. Tilley is president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Tilley has also published, The Disciples’ Jesus: Christology as Reconciling Practice (Orbis Books, 2008.)