Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  


spring 2013

On the Cover
Jenna Grossano, FCLC '12, and Fordham senior Chris Stahl in a recent Fordham Theatre production of William Congreve's The Way of the World. Read "Setting the Stage" by Frank DiLella, FCLC '06. 






Against the Grain

Big-city journalist Jim Dwyer, FCRH '79, often writes about tragedies that might have been avoided.

Poverty Warriors

For the past five decades, Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service has been led by three giants in the field, pioneers who helped set the course for the profession.

Setting the Stage

Bolstered by a gift from Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, FCLC '77, Fordham Theatre is attracting top students and producing artists who make their mark on Broadway and beyond.


The Enduring Wisdom of Mathilde Freund

Fordham's most senior student is a Holocaust survivor who came to New York with her mother and young daughter—and a wedding ring hidden in the hem of her skirt.


After Sandy

Can Hurricane Sandy provide the inspiration for a new New York? Where and how should New Yorkers rebuild in an age of climate change?

Where the Arts Mean Business

Fordham and Juilliard students consider the business of the performing arts.

Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham

Orthodox Christian Studies Center Earns NEH Challenge Grant
Rosanne Cash to Headline WFUV Gala
Meet Sydney Plant


Just the Facts
Remembering Vincent Novak

On Campus

University Celebrates First Jesuit Pope
Founder's Award Dinner Raises $2 Million
Historian Brings Second Amendment Expertise to Gun Control Debate
Alumni Elected to Board of Trustees
Presidential Scholar Sees Theater as a Vehicle for Change
Documenting Slave Burial Grounds
Mapping a Future in Central Asia
Business Students Advise the Library of Congress
LoSchiavo Named Fordham Librarian
Addressing Needs of Haiti's Disabled
Ecologist Studies Evolution Underwater
Socioeconomic Lessons in South Africa
Philosopher Earns $3.5 Million Templeton Grant


Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Kicker's Personal Journey May Lead to NFL
Dramatic Season Lifts Women's Hoops
Ten Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

In Memoriam


Seven Questions with Haeda Mihaltses, FCRH '86, GSAS '94


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