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Fall 2011

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On the Cover
Detail of the Nobel Prize  medal for physics won by Victor Hess in 1936, two years before he fled Nazi persecution in his native Austria and found a permanent academic home at Fordham University, where he taught and conducted research until his death in 1964. In "Cosmic Connections," Hess' grandson Bill Breisky recalls the personal life and legacy of the scientist who discovered cosmic radiation nearly 100 years ago.




Arts Educator

Susan Benedetto, FCLC '90, GSE '05, and her husband, Tony Bennett, believe every child deserves an arts education.

Cosmic Connections

Bill Breisky reflects on the life and legacy of his Nobel Prize-winning grandfather, Victor Hess, who discovered cosmic radiation 100 years ago and spent more than a quarter-century teaching physics and conducting research at Fordham.

The Sun Never Sets

In New York, London, Beijing and elsewhere, Fordham students are building relationships in a business world without borders.


Not Forgotten

Roy Haviland, GSB '69, was one of the last U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War, but his memory is alive at Fordham.


Citizen Historian

Jason McDonald's undergraduate thesis, the World War II Multimedia Database, has attracted millions of readers in the past decade and helped bring together families affected by the war.

The Wonder City

Graphic novelists reimagine the history of the Big Apple.

Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham

An Extraordinary Year
Live and Learn
Transforming Lincoln Center
What Is 62,000?
Gift Ensures a Global Business Education
Support Your School


Treating Healthcare's Ills
Game Misconduct
On the Meaning of Success
Bob Hawthorne's Humility
More Maroon

On Campus

Gatti Named Interim Head of Alumni Relations
Thumbs Up
Overheard on Facebook: Advice for the Class of 2015
By the Numbers
University Confirms VP for Development
Schools Chancellor Challenges Principals
FCLC Student Meets Commander in Chief
Incoming Students Take Fordham by Storm
GSE Wins $2.5 Million Grant to Help Struggling Schools
Students Win AP Television Awards for Broadcasting Excellence
Changing of the Guard at WFUV
University Maintains Commitment to Vets
IPED Student Wins Music Award
New Center Uses Marketing to Boost Happiness
Researcher Helps Find 'Extinct' Frog
First-Year Essays Featured in New Student Journal
Phylicia Rashad Joins Fordham Theatre


Events Calendar

Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Softball Team Wins Conference Title
Swimmer Qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials
Leighton Named Head Baseball Coach
Former Rams Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

In Memoriam


Seven Questions with the Hirdt Brothers of Elias Sports Bureau



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Updated: 10/3/11

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