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Summer 2007

On the cover: Ardent young Vince Lombardi (FCRH ’37), one of Fordham’s Seven Blocks of Granite, went on to become a coaching legend, an icon of American culture and, above all, an extraordinary educator. He’s our symbol of the proud history of Fordham football.

Photo courtesy of Fordham University Archives


125 Years of Football
Nostalgic notes on the history of Fordham football, including its pre-war golden era, when New York City was the place to play and the Rams were a national power.

Web extra: "A Coach for All Seasons,"  a profile of Vince Lombardi (FCRH '37) originally published in the June 1967 issue of FORDHAM magazine

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Medical Pioneer

From his early support of HIV research to his work in launching the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Philip Pizzo (FCRH ’66) has been at the forefront of academic medicine.

Sense and Soul

What is embryonic stem cell research, and what does faith have to do with it? Scientists, theologians and legal scholars convened to discuss one of the most complex moral issues confronting us today.

Passing on the Faith

What is the future of the Catholic community in the United States, and why are young Catholics choosing to stay, leave or “defect in place”?

Dream Big Dreams

A special look at the University’s 162nd Commencement, featuring New York Mets Manager (and Fordham parent) Willie Randolph and Marymount College’s final diploma ceremony.

Caritas Under the Dome

On the history and legacy of Marymount College.


I Heard that Song Before
by Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC ’79

Falling Man: A Novel
by Don DeLillo, FCRH ’58

Daughters of Maeve: 50 Irish Women Who Changed the World
by Gina Sigillito, FCRH ’93

Unconfessed: A Novel
by Yvette Christiansë, Ph.D., associate professor of English and comparative literature at Fordham



All-American Dom Principe
On Jesuit Heroism

On Campus

University Embraces the City’s Green Initiative
Orthodoxy Conference Bridges the East-West Divide
Corrigan Honored at Dinner
Biologist Named Chief Academic Officer
GSE Partners with Public Schools
Theatre Department Head Wins Obie Award
Alumni Make Spring Reunions a Success
The Geography of Yearning
A Model and Masterpiece for Matisse
On the Miraculous Molecule
Evolution, Atheism and Religious Belief
Fulbrights Set Fordham Record
Former Child Soldier Addresses Aid Workers
Underwriting Success at WFUV
Hawks at Rose Hill

Alumni Notes

Seven Questions with Stephen Freedman

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Updated: 8/20/07

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