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Winter 2004

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On the cover: Completed in 1929, the stained-glass window in Duane Hall represents knowledge and education. Photo by Peter Freed.


A Community of the Magis

An Inaugural Address by Fordham President Joseph M. McShane, S.J.


Letters, News, Academia
University Church Receiving Facelift
Fordham Partners with Mexico's Universidad Iberoamericana
University Installs 32nd President
Alumnus Donates Maps, Helps Chart Course for Entrepreneurs
Oscar Winner Marcia Gay Harden Advises FCLC Theatre Students
Mentors Bring College Dreams to Hispanic Girls
Importance of Intergenerational Relationships Stressed at Aging Conference
Degree Conferred on Late U.N. Envoy to Iraq
Raising Bronx Tales of African-American Experience


The Kennedys, America's Emerald Kings: A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family
By Thomas Maier, FCO '78

Read for Your Life
Paul Elie, FCO '87, the author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own, returned to Fordham on Dec. 3 to discuss the lives and works of four American Catholic writers: Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy.

Patricia Gaffney Bestselling Author
Friendships and family relationships are recurring themes with Gaffney and her books.

The Architecture of Learning
Newly renovated and restored to its Gothic glory, Duane Hall is set to reopen as a visitors' center and a place of wisdom and learning.

Dangerous and Necessary Action
The University's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs gives aid workers a framework for helping the powerless in the age of terror.

Stirring Thought
Fordham University Press is aiming to reach broader circles of scholars and readers.


Making Words Matter

Dereck Whittenburg and Jim Lewis share a similar passion for teaching more than basketball.

Lawrence Mandell Social Capitalist
The new president of the United Way of New York City makes tough decisions about where to invest limited funds in tackling society's most difficult problems.

Alumni Notes
Web exclusives:
Read profiles of  Hackensack, N.J., attorney 
Frank Lucianna (FCO '48, LAW '51), winner of the 2003 Walter Goepel Amateur Athlete Award; and  Tom Dunn (FCO '94), co-writer and director of Who Killed Woody Allen?

Hoops Trailblazer Leads Panel on African Americans in Sports

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