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Ten Baruch Faculty Members Awarded Lang Fellowships for 2007-2008

New York, NY – January 3, 2007—Ten Baruch College faculty members received Lang Fellowships through the Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Program. The winners of the 2007-2008 awards reflect the strong research potential among the College’s junior faculty members. Winners may receive support of up to $7,500 for an academic year to fund their research projects, enhancing the probability that the project will result in publication of the research in a refereed journal. The following faculty members were selected by the Lang committee out of a pool of 36 applicants:

Daniele Artistico (Department of Psychology)
Health Enhancing Behaviors, Self-Efficacy, and Everyday Problem Solving

James DeFilippis (Department of Black & Hispanic Studies)
Who Benefits from Subsidized Housing and Where?: Landscapes of Federal Housing Subsidies in New York City

Ozgur Demirtas (Department of Economics & Finance)
Investors' Age and Asset Allocation

Jennifer Goldstein (School of Public Affairs)
Getting Good Teachers and Good Teaching: How Do Professionalism and Bureaucracy Make a Difference in Urban Schools?

Matthew Johnson (Department of Computer Information Systems)
Methods for Ranking Students

Thomas Kramer (Department of Marketing & International Business)
The Effects of Emotional and Psychological Conflictedness on Biculturals' Consumption Behavior

Chandrika Kulatilleke (Department of Natural Sciences)
Sensors and Chelators for Detection and Removal of Lead and other toxic Heavy Metals from Contaminated Sources in the Environment

Sanyoung Song (Department of Marketing & International Business)
Trial and Repeat on the Internet: Social Contagion and Private Decision Making

Ana Valenzuela (Department of Marketing & International Business)
The Effects of Luck and Self-Esteem: Cultural Differences in Risky Decision-Making

Dov Waxman (Department of Political Science)        
The Impact of Terrorism on Israeli Politics and Society

Lang Fellowships are designed to encourage and assist Baruch's junior faculty members to develop and carry out scholarly research in their disciplines in furtherance of their academic careers. The goal of the program is to produce scholarly research that represents significant accomplishment. All full-time, untenured tenure-track faculty members below the rank of associate professor with at least one year of full-time teaching service at Baruch College are eligible to apply. Untenured faculty who are being considered for tenure during the year of application will be allowed to hold the fellowship during their first tenured year. Faculty members from any discipline are welcome to apply.

This exciting opportunity for junior faculty members is made possible by Mr. Lang's generous donation through the Eugene M. Lang Foundation. Last fall, Eugene M. Lang agreed to renew The Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Program through 2010 due to the extraordinary quality of the research his funding has supported during the past six years.

For over 60 years, Eugene M. Lang pursued a business career, creating a succession of diverse manufacturing ventures in the United States and abroad based on new products and innovative technologies. Reflecting on his accomplishments, Forbes Magazine characterized him as 'the quintessential entrepreneur' and Nation's Business 'a father of innovation.' Since establishing the Eugene M. Lang Foundation in 1963, Mr. Lang has increasingly directed his time and talents to philanthropy. In 1997, he terminated all business activities to devote himself exclusively to philanthropy through his foundation.


                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lara Moon      
Communications & Marketing


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