Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

fall 2009

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Next Stop, High Street Kensington: At the new Fordham London Centre, on Heythrop College's four-acre Jesuit campus, students are just minutes away from some of the city's most renowned museums, theaters, concert halls, shops and parks. Photo by Bill Denison



A Home in Kensington

The Fordham London Centre, now housed at Heythrop College, attracts business, liberal arts and theater students with a knack for making the city their classroom.

Growing Research

Grants and fellowships help faculty advance scholarship in a wide range of fields. We highlight several ongoing projects to show the depth and range of research taking place at the University.

Hail Fellows

In which we meet and praise some of the curious, talented and self-motivated students who have earned prestigious scholarships for study at home and abroad.

A New Deal for GIs

FordhamVets, a new initiative to help post-9/11 veterans, is built on the University's long tradition of supporting servicemembers and saluting the sacrifices they've made.

Real Gamer

Jane McGonigal, FCLC '99, creates serious and seriously fun games that focus on real-world problems and foster massive collaborations around the globe.

A Walk on Arthur Avenue

Peter Madonia, FCRH '75, chief operating officer of the Rockefeller Foundation, visits the Bronx's Little Italy every weekend to shop and eat and look in on Madonia Brothers Bakery, the business his grandfather established in 1918.


On U2 and Cardinal Dulles
302 Broadway Memories
Ever Upward
Civil War to Civil Rights
Historic Treasure

On Campus

City Council Approves University Plan for Lincoln Center
University Names New Vice President, McGinley Chair
We Hear You
4,400 Reasons to Be Optimistic
The Fulness of Our Humanity
Anything But Plain
GSAS Offers New Master's Degree Programs
A Brief Wondrous Visit from Junot Díaz
Alumni Reunite to Reminisce and Give Back
The Legendary Enrico Pavoni (and Other Fordham Stories)
Frank Named Dean of Liberal Studies
New Leadership at GBA
From the Archives: Treasures of Egypt

Campaign Progress

Meet Stephen and Kim Bepler
Thank You, Thank You!
WFUV Raises $500,000 at Gala
A Record Year


The Rat That Got Away
This Duchess of Mine
Hard-Boiled Sentimentality
Heroic Living

Alumni Calendar

Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Skelton Ranked Among Top NFL Prospects
University to Award Football Scholarships
Athletic, Academic Excellence Honored at Block F Dinner

In Memoriam

Seven Questions with Ed Randall

magazine welcomes letters from readers. Share your thoughts, comments and Fordham stories with us by e-mail at

FORDHAM is published quarterly by the Department of Development and University Relations, with editorial offices at 888 Seventh Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10019. Phone: (212) 636-6537. Fax: (212) 765-2976. Opinions expressed in FORDHAM magazine and FORDHAM online may not necessarily reflect those of the Fordham University faculty or administration.Copyright © 2009, Fordham University. eeo/aa

Updated: 8/28/09

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