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William Dunkelberg, economics professor in The Fox School, lectured at the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors on Nov. 23, 2004.

Thomas Getzen, of The Fox School’s risk, insurance and healthcare management department, delivered an invited guest lecture on “Trends and Inflexions in Health Care Spending,” for the St. Francis University graduate program in healthcare management in Camp Hill, Pa., in November.

Aquiles Iglesias, professor of communication sciences in the College of Health Professions and dean of the Graduate School, recently spoke at the Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. The FICC advises the federal agencies working to improve opportunities for children with disabilities. The central theme of December’s meeting was language development and early literacy. Iglesias discussed the factors that might influence appropriate services to children, primarily English-language learners, who reside in linguistically isolated households.

Susanne Lesnik-Emas, assistant professor of therapeutic recreation in the College of Health Professions, recently discussed how the local media can work with the community to tackle serious health issues at the 2004 Sound Partners National Grantee Conference in Washington, D.C. Lesnik-Emas helped secure a grant worth $67,500 from Sound Partners to fund a documentary to be produced by WHYY’s Caring Community coalition, of which she is a member.

Munir Mandviwalla, executive director of The Fox School’s Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, moderated an Eastern Technology CIO Institute roundtable discussion, “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Practice,” which took place concurrently with the Information Technology Exposition and Conference at the Valley Forge Convention Center in November 2004.

Paul Rappoport, Fox School professor, was a discussant on Dec. 10, 2004, at an internal FCC meeting on advanced communication services.

William Stull, economics professor at The Fox School, presented a paper using game theory to model school curriculum decisions at the International Atlantic Economic Society’s annual U.S. conference in Chicago in early October 2004.


Paul Asabere, finance professor in The Fox School, published “The pricing of the emergent leasehold (possessory) estates of Ghana” in the Winter 2004 issue of Real Estate Economics.

Erwin Blackstone, Andrew Buck and Simon Hakim of The Fox School’s economics department, recently published an article titled “Privatizing adoption and foster care: Applying auction and market solutions” in the Children and Youth Services Review.

Amit Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of dental informatics at the School of Dentistry and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at the College of Health Professions, recently published an article, “Incidence of oral candidiasis and oral hairy leukoplakia in HIV-infected adults in North Carolina,” in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology. Another article by Chattopadhyay and colleagues from the University of Minnesota, “Self-reported dental visits among adults in Benin City, Nigeria,” appeared in a recent issue of the International Dental Journal.

Munir Mandviwalla, executive director of The Fox School’s Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, recently published an article titled “Evolution of IT: More Theory, More Understanding, More Questions” in The Database for Advances in Information Systems.

Arvind Phatak, professor of general and strategic management and Carnell Professor of Management and International Business and Management in The Fox School, has published International Management: Managing in a Diverse and Dynamic Global Environment, a textbook he wrote with colleagues from the University of Memphis and Loyola College.

Ingrid Rima, a Fox School economics professor, recently had two articles published in the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics: “Increasing returns, new growth theory, and the classicals” and “China’s trade reform: Verdoorn’s Law married to Adam Smith’s ‘vent for surplus’ principle.”

Fox School finance professor Anne Zissu’s book, The Securitization Markets Handbook: Structures and Dynamics of Mortgages and Asset-Backed Securities, written with Austin Stone, was recently published by Bloomberg Press.


Ronald Costen, director of the Institute on Protective Services at Temple University Harrisburg’s School of Social Administration, recently received nearly $300,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for a project that will train Pennsylvania law enforcement officers to better identify signs of elder abuse. The pilot program will target officers in three counties: Berks, Bucks and Washington.

Albert J. Finestone, adjunct professor of medicine, associate dean of continuing medical education and director of the Institute on Aging at the School of Medicine, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arcadia Foundation to develop an educational program for licensed practical nurses in geriatrics and gerontology.

Nancy Rothman, Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing in the department of nursing at the College of Health Professions, recently secured a $250,000 grant from the Independence Foundation to provide care to uninsured and underinsured patients at Temple Health Connection.

The Philadelphia Foundation recently awarded Ione Vargus, professor emeritus of social work and director of the School of Social Administration’s Family Reunion Institute, a $10,000 grant. The money is to help the institute move from an all-volunteer operation to one that is partially salaried. The Family Reunion Institute was founded in 1990 to help families revive, maintain and strengthen their ties to extended family through reunions and other activities.