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November 1, 2010 • Volume 33, No. 4


State of the University:
Budget Surplus, New Achievements
Signal Robust Position

The 2009-2010 academic year was one of significant firsts at Fordham, and marked the beginning of a new sense of mission among members of the University community, top administrators said on Oct. 4.

“At Fordham and at every Jesuit university around the world, we have a calling,” said Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., provost of the University. “Our shared vision is of a vibrant academic community that values open dialogue and shared reflection.”

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Facilities Workers Win Landscaping Award

“With the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo for neighbors, Fordham’s 85-acre Rose Hill campus is situated amidst some of the most glittering greenery in the Bronx. Now the campus has been recognized in its own right, with a Grand Green Star Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society.

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See the Photo Essay: Facilities Staffers Lauded for Landscaping Prowess

Research Symposium Explores the
Nature of Individual Rights

At a recent symposium, three Fordham professors took on a direct question: “What are rights, who has them, and why do they exist?”

That was the title of a forum at O’Keefe Commons on the Rose Hill campus, where the three professors—of philosophy, theology and history—exposed the full complexity of a frequently invoked concept. They took questions from faculty in natural sciences, sociology, political science and psychology.

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Carving Out a Place for HERstory in
American Catholicism

Guenther Chair Examines Roots of
Americans’ Mistrust of Government

How an English Class Inspired an Art Show

Photo Essay: Facilities Staffers Lauded
for Landscaping Prowess

Conference Explores Links Between
Education and Video Games

Psychology Professor: Ethics Are Critical
in 21st Century Research

Professor Considers Why Häagen-Dazs
Sounds as Good as it Tastes

Law Professor Fights to
Bring Power to the People

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines





President’s Council Imparts Life Lessons to Recent Graduates

Old and new came together on Oct. 5 at the New York Athletic Club, as members of the President’s Council sat down with Fordham undergraduates and young alumni to talk about the nitty-gritty details of succeeding in work and in life.

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Facilities Staffers
Lauded for
Landscaping Prowess

See the Photo Essay





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