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People In and Around Fordham


Famous Faces at Fordham

Photo by Nancy Adler

Novelist and attorney Scott Turow (left) discussed the nature of lawyers as storytellers with Thane Rosenbaum, J.D., John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham University, in December, as part of a series of conversations with authors and filmmakers organized by Fordham Law School’s Forum on Law, Culture and Society.

Photo by Chris Taggart

Former CBS Evening News anchor
Walter Cronkite addressed a
standing-room-only audience in
October as part of an event hosted
by the Fordham Graduate School
of Business Administration’s Center
for Communications.

Photo by Jon Roemer

Emmy Award-winning actor Patricia Clarkson (FCLC ’82), began her career at the Black Box Theatre on the Lincoln Center campus. She returned to the Theatre in December to tell a new generation of Fordham drama students about the realities of a life on the screen and stage.

Photo by Chris Taggart

The Hardball College Tour rolled into
Fordham in December with former
NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw
as the featured guest. Campbell Brown,
co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today,
filled in for regular host Chris Matthews
during the live broadcast from the
Leonard Theatre at Fordham Preparatory School. The discussion ranged from the
war in Iraq to the presidential elections,
and students were able to question
Brokaw on various issues during the show.

Photo by Chris Taggart

Former U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro
(LAW ’60), was honored with a commemorative rose at a ceremony at Fordham Law School in January. Sales
of the roses help fund research into
multiple myeloma, a type of cancer
she was diagnosed with in 1998.

Photo by Chris Taggart

Special Olympics President Timothy Shriver gave the keynote address at “Autism and Advocacy: A Conference of Witness and Hope,” on October 27 at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. The conference was sponsored by the University’s Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies and drew dozens of educators, activists and parents of autistic children.

Photo by Chris Taggart

Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of New York, delivered the invocation at the sixth annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria in March. The dinner raised $2.1 million for scholarships, and Founder’s Awards were given to Stephen E. Bepler (FCRH ’64), Kim Bepler and Theodore Cardinal McCarrick (FCRH ’54), archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C.

Photo by Chris Taggart

ESPN Chairman Emeritus Herbert Granath
(FCRH '54, GSAS '55), was a guest lecturer at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration in January. Granath, a
member of the executive committee of the University’s President’s Council, lectured in an equity analysis course taught by Christopher
Blake, Ph.D., Joseph Keating, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Finance.

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