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Andy Buck and George Lady, both economics professors at The Fox School of Business and Management, published their article “Falsifying Economic Models” in the September issue of Economic Modeling.

Amit Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of dental informatics at the School of Dentistry, along with colleagues from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and Louisiana State University Health Sciences, co-authored an article, "Detection and Typing of Human Papilloma Virus in the Oral Mucosa of Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus," published in the November issue of Oral Oncology Extra.


The National Cancer Institute has awarded Michael A. Sirover a two-year, $150,000 grant to study “New Mechanisms of Carcinogen and Antioxidant Detection.” Sirover, a professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, hopes his work will lead to a test that could quickly identify cancer-causing agents that have entered the body. 


President David Adamany participated in a panel discussion on "K-16: How Do We Mend Education at All Levels" during the annual presidents’ meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.  The panel was moderated by Nancy Zimpher, president of the University of Cincinnati, and included Michael Adams, president of the University of Georgia, and Sylvia Manning, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

J. Jay Choi, finance professor at The Fox School of Business and Management, presented his paper “Board Independence and Firm Value” at the Financial Management Association Conference in October in Chicago. Choi also presented “Pricing of Country Funds” at the Southern Finance Association Conference Nov. 17–19 in Key West.

Ram Mudambi, general and strategic management professor at The Fox School of Business and Management, presented “Subsidiary Power in Multinational Corporations: Technological vs. Marketing Knowledge” at JIBS Frontiers Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on Sept. 30. He presented “Multinational Firms and Clusters: The role of knowledge” at the International Conference on Innovation, Multinationals and Local Development in Catania, Italy, Sept. 30–Oct. 1. He also delivered the keynote address at this conference.

Several Temple International law students panelists presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Nov. 22 program  “Issues in International Human Rights.” Raquel Cohen and Edgar Arranda, both of Peru; Juliane Baxmann of Germany; and Jiefeng Lu of China shared their interest and expertise in human rights issues in their countries of origin, as well as the work human rights advocates are involved in to address those concerns.

Religion department has strong presence at annual conference in Philadelphia

Faculty and graduate students in the religion department had a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, hosted in Philadelphia Nov. 19–21.

Participating faculty included department chair Rebecca Alpert and professors Khalid Blankinship, Laura Levitt, Miles Orvell, Ruth Ost and David Watt. The following graduate students presented papers: Keisha Armorer, Phillip Hoefs, Matthew Hunter and Florian Pohl.

In addition, Temple’s department hosted three events affiliated with the AAR annual meeting.

Temple alumna Colleen McDannell, a religious studies and history professor at the University of Utah, discussed her photography exhibit, “Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression,” which was on display at Temple’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities in Anderson Hall through Nov. 25.

Another Temple alumnus, John Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University, lectured and received the Martin E. Marty Prize for the Public Understanding of Religion at the AAR meeting.

Finally, the department hosted a reception honoring its beginnings, organized by professor Leonard Swidler, on Nov. 19.

- Ted Boscia

Temple Law professors helps Japanese lawyers prepare for lay judge system

Temple Law professors Edward Ohlbaum and JoAnne A. Epps gave a seminar Nov. 2 to about 300 Japanese lawyers on trial-advocacy techniques and approaches to help them prepare for the introduction of the lay judge system in 2009. The seminar was held live at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations’ headquarters in Tokyo and broadcast via closed-circuit television to seven other locations across Japan.

Ohlbaum and Epps “offered advice on striking a chord with jurors, such as pacing in front of the jury and maintaining eye contact as much as possible. [They] also suggested that defense lawyers who make their crucial points in the form of questions make the jurors think and leave a strong impression,” according to The Daily Yomiuri.