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People and Places

Bernice Braid (academic and instructional resources, honors) was part of an evaluation team that recently went to Point Park College in Pittsburgh. She also visited Winston-Salem State University to give a faculty workshop on structured explorations — The City as Text — for which she was honored by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Sam Chung (business) organized the First Hedge Fund Conference in Seoul, Korea, last December and presented research work entitled, “Hedge Funds: Myths and Facts.” He also presented his research work, “Measuring Corporate Hedging Effects: Marginal VaR Approach,” at the Eastern Finance Association Meeting in April.

James Clarke (honors) gave a talk on “The Power of Critique: Kant and Foucault” in March, for the Spring 2003 Lecture Series hosted by the Campus’ Philosophy Department.

Candy Dato (nursing) was appointed to a task force to develop a policy statement on cultural diversity for the International Society of Psychiatric Nursing.

Lenny Bruce was the topic of Joe Dorinson’s (history) contribution to “The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 1960s.” He also contributed an article on “A Life Worth Living: The Jackie Robinson Biopic” to the book, “The Brooklyn Film,” edited by John B. Manbeck and Robert Singer.

Mary Jo Dropkin (nursing) has an article, “Spotlight on research: psychosocial intervention for newly diagnosed cancer patients,” in Oral-Head and Neck Nursing; she has been appointed to the editorial board of Cancer Nursing.

Ralph Engelman (journalism) is serving as journalism consultant to the Interactive Encyclopedia of Television and the oral history project of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Myrna Fischman (business) spoke at the New York State Society of CPAs seminar in March about clarifying financial statements for journalists. Late last year, she spoke to students at New York City Technical College and Benjamin Cardoza High School about accounting careers.

Susanne Flower, Virginia Peterson and Valerie Michelson (nursing) are presenting a series of workshops to Brooklyn Hospital nurses on an update in gerontological nursing.

Mary Herbert and Robert Spector (English) in February read their recently published poetry at the Brooklyn Campus.

Nora Hickey-L’Eplattenier (nursing) presented her sabbatical research on “Expanding Consciousness in Persons with Addictions” at the March Faculty Forum.

Jordan Kaplan (business) was appointed as a member of the New York State United Teachers Higher Education Council. He received an even greater honor at the end of last semester when he was voted “Best Professor of LIU,” in a first-ever such election sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Judith Kirchhoff (business) gave a presentation on “Combining Knowledge Integration and Service Learning in an M.P.A. Capstone Course,” at the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration in Los Angeles.

Harold Kirschenbaum (pharmacy) was re-appointed editor of the New Drugs section for the peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Therapeutics.

Christopher League (business) presented “Precision in Practice: A Type-Preserving Java Compiler” in April at the International Conference on Compiler Construction in Warsaw, Poland.

Esther Levine-Brill (nursing) presented a talk at the Hartford Foundation Conference on “Bridging the Gap between Practice and Service.”

Beverly Lyons (business) is the senior author of two journal articles: “Reducing Health Risks and Psychological Distress Among Older Black Residents of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities,” in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and “The Impact of Cognitive Impairment, Functional Impairment and Behavior Disorders on Affective Disorder Among Older Black Nursing Home Residents” for the Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care.

Carol Magai (psychology) was senior author of “Depression in Older Ethnic Groups,” published in the March issue of Research on Aging.

Yuko Minowa (business) will present a paper, “Today, the Day of the Ox, the Day of the Eels: Marketing Lessons of Gennai Hiraga, a Renaissance Man of Eighteenth Century Japan” at the Association for Historical Research in Marketing’s 11th conference for historical analysis and research in May at Michigan State University.

Nelson Moses (communication sciences and disorders) was awarded the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association's "Distinguished Service Award" at its March 29 Annual Convention in Rye, New York

Elisa Muresan (business) was appointed to the Program Committee for the Financial Management Association’s 2003 meeting in Denver.

The February 2003 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy includes a paper, “Impact of Aspirin on the Gastrointestinal-sparing Effects of Cyclo-oxygenase-2 Inhibitors,” that was jointly authored by College of Pharmacy professors Joseph P. Nathan, Julia T. Castellanos, Jack M. Rosenberg and Lorraine A. Cicero.

Terry O’Connor (nursing) presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty annual conference in Philadelphia in April on the topic, “Health Literacy in Action: Can Your Patient Education Materials Pass the Test?”

At the Southeastern Conference on Public Admini-stration held in Columbia, South Carolina, Robert Shick (business) made a presentation entitled, “Government and Contractors Can Partner to Innovate.”

Included in the Winter 2002 issue of Art Journal was “André Masson: Surrealism and His Discontents,” by Professor Emeritus Martin Ries (art).

“Grass Roots in Fort Greene: City Government Support for Local Participation,” is the title of a paper presented by Robert C. A. Sorensen (business) late last year at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association.

Hatice Uzun (business) presented “Consequences of Corporate Fraud on Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts and Stock Prices of Rival Firms” at the Financial Management Association’s meeting.

Sylvia Yudice Walters (communication sciences and disorders) spoke on “Multicultural Bilingual Assessment in School Age Children,” in March as part of the Stanley S. Lamm Institute for Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine lecture series.

Business Dean Kathy Waldron participated in a two-day seminar sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank in January.

Philip Wolitzer (business) presented “Business Ethics in the 21st Century” at the Tilles Center on the C.W. Post Campus last December. He also presented three seminars in November on “Understanding Financial Statements” at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Library Dean Constance Woo displayed her sculptural book, “Words Nest,” last December at Manhattan’s Ceres Gallery..

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