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Summer 2006

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Pas de Deux
Nine years after taking their first steps together, Fordham and the Ailey School are executing remarkable turns and lifts, preparing student-dancers—mind, body and soul—for lives on stage and careers after dance.

Frosh Again
Writer Thomas Maier (FCRH ’78) charts the changes, from the “Bronx is burning” 1970s to his first day as a once reluctant, now proud Fordham parent.

A special look at Jubilee 2006, an action-packed weekend of social and cultural events that drew more than 1,600 Fordham alumni and friends back to campus.

Street Smarts     
Buy or sell? Suzanne Betts (GSAS ’99) and Richard Herr (FCRH ’00), two of The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Analysts, talk about their research and recommendations.

Poverty Fighter         
Peter Madonia (FCRH ’75), late of New York City Hall, combines heart and mind to fight global poverty as the chief operating officer of the Rockefeller Foundation.


We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II
By Robert L. McLaughlin, Ph.D. (FCRH ’79, GSAS ’87), and Sally E. Parry, Ph.D. (FCRH ’75, GSAS ’82), 368 pages. Lexington, Ky.: University of Kentucky Press, 2006. $40.

The 100-Mile Walk: A Father and Son on a Quest to Find the Essence of Leadership
By Sander A. Flaum, adjunct professor of management at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration and chair of the Fordham Leadership Forum, and Jonathon A. Flaum with Mechele Flaum, 272 pages. New York: Amacom, 2006. $24.95.

Bronx D.A.: True Stories From the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Unit
By Sarena Straus (LAW ’95), 304 pages. Fort Lee, N.J.: Barricade Books, 2006. $22.


Commencement 2006 
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Commencement 2006

More than 4,600 members of the Class of 2006 and their guests filled Edwards Parade for the University’s 161st Annual Commencement on May 20. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, welcomed graduates to the Fordham family and challenged them to "walk proud, walk tall, transform the world." Hardball host Chris Matthews delivered the commencement address and was among those who received an honorary doctorate of humane letters. photo by Jon Roemer


Academia and Pop Culture
Remembering Father Fordham
Justice Stevens and Roe v. Wade
Veterans Memorial

In Brief

Prestige and Performance
Matthews Tells Graduates to Get in the Game
Founder’s Dinner Honors Alumni, Supports Scholars
Recalling Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Bronx Students Make History
Fordham Jumps in National Rankings
Observer Closes Year (and Quarter Century) With Honors
Cardinal Dulles Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination
GSE to Open Bilingual Education Centers
U.N. Deputy Addresses IDHA Graduates


Busch to Head University Research
Leading Ethicist Named to EPA Board
National Science Foundation Grants Fund Biology Research

Alumni Notes

Archbishop Hughes memorial (detail)
photo by Jon Roemer
A Tribute to Archbishop Hughes
By Patrice Kane, head of Archives and Special Collections, Fordham University Libraries; additional research by Roger Wines, Ph.D. (FCRH ’54), professor emeritus of history at Fordham

For decades, a triptych containing an ornately framed testimonial to Fordham’s founder and New York’s first archbishop, John Hughes, occupied the center hallway of Keating Hall on the University’s Rose Hill campus.

FORDHAM magazine welcomes correspondence from readers. To submit a class note or to send a letter to the editor, please e-mail:  
FORDHAM is published quarterly by the Office of Public Affairs, with editorial offices at 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023-7484. Phone: 212-636-6530. 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 © 2006, Fordham University.

Updated: 8/16/06

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