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fall 2010

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On the Cover
President Harry S. Truman received an honorary degree from Fordham on Keating Terrace, now known as the Terrace of the Presidents, on May 11, 1946. He spoke about the need to support education and "master the science of human relationships" to build peace throughout the world. Photo courtesy of the Fordham University Archives




National Security Adviser

John O. Brennan, FCRH '77, is one of President Obama's most trusted advisers for counterterrorism and homeland security.

Big Ideas

Endowed chairs are on the rise at Fordham, attracting scholars who nurture research and social justice while strengthening the University's connections in New York and around the globe.

The Terrace of the Presidents

A look at some of the world leaders, from Harry S. Truman to Mary McAleese, whose names are engraved in the University's history.


First, Do No Harm

It takes more than a big heart to respond effectively to humanitarian crises. Which is why Fordham is building a professional workforce with the practical know-how to support aid efforts worldwide.


Veteran sportswriter Jack Curry, FCRH '86, chronicles former Fordham quarterback John Skelton's rise from Rose Hill to the NFL.

The Cathedral of Commerce

The Woolworth Building, Emigrant Savings Bank and other Fordham tales of Lower Manhattan

Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham

The Hughes Hall Project
Meet Christopher Fitzmaurice, CBA '84
Streak of Generosity
A Room of One's Own
WFUV Rocks Gotham


Healthy Conscience
Lifelong Learning
Amen to Orthodox Studies
In the Year 3037

On Campus

Irish President Imparts Sense of History
Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards
First Pretoria Cohort Takes New York
Archbishop Calls for Immigration Reform
Study Abroad Celebrates a Decade of Growth
Fordham Seals Ties with China Partners
Reunions Mark Milestones and Romance
GSE Launches ESL Teacher Academy
University Names Interim VP for Development
Visual Arts Professor Wins Guggenheim
Alumni Shine Brightly on Broadway
Interim Dean Named at Fordham Law
Lombardi Set to Hit the Great White Way



Events Calendar

Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Fordham Sailing Celebrates Milestones
A Season to Remember
A New Place to Hang Your Helmet

In Memoriam


Seven Questions with David Gautschi, Dean of GBA



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Updated: 8/25/10

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