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January 19, 2010 • Volume 32, No. 8


Walsh Library Gets
New Solar Array as
Part of Energy Upgrade

Fordham’s biggest energy consumer is going on a diet.

The William D. Walsh Family Library, which opened in 1997 and uses more electricity than any other building on the Rose Hill campus, will be retrofitted with upgraded lighting and energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems as part of the University’s sustainability master plan.

Last October, the University’s application for a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority was accepted. Fordham received $500,000 to retrofit the library, a project that is scheduled for completion this year.

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Fundraisers Primed for Strong Finish to Campaign

The Fordham fundraising community convened on Dec. 8 for some candid, lively advice about how to win support for the University’s historic capital campaign, Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham.

The workshop, held at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, was attended by academic leaders, campaign volunteers and development staff from across Fordham’s colleges and schools. It was the first time all these groups came together for training in drawing alumni and friends of Fordham into the campaign, said Al Checcio, vice president for development and university relations.

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The Sunshine Effect:
Financial Markets Respond to the Weather

The reaction of the stock market to corporate earnings surprises are higher when earnings are announced on very sunny days in New York City, according to a recent study by a Fordham professor.

The discovery of this “sunshine effect” was originally published in the spring 2009 issue of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance by John J. Shon, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, and co-author Ping Zhou, Ph.D., vice president of Neuberger Berman.

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Fordham Jesuits Find Second Homes in
Bronx Religious Communities

15 Fordham Employees Honored for
Service to University

Scholar Traces Catholic Conscience in
Apartheid South Africa

Panelists Discuss the Future U.S. Catholic Majority: Hispanics

Photo Essay: Modernist Nativity Lends
New Perspective to Holy Scene

This Month in Jesuit History:
Common Curriculum Sets Standards for Jesuit Schools

Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President
Tapped for IAU

Experts Debate Future of Global Energy Consumption

As Fordham’s President’s Club Grows, so
Does the Spirit of Giving

Law Professor Links Human Rights, Development and Environmental Protection

Professor Teaches Business Leaders to
Manage at the Edge of Chaos

Professor Mines History to
Show How Americans Create Conceptions of the Past

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines



University Mourns
Joseph Novak, S.J.

Joseph Novak, S.J., alumni chaplain and longtime member of the Fordham family, died after a brief illness on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Montefiore North Hospital in the Bronx. He was 82.

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University Mourns Loss of Mary Ann Quaranta, Former GSS Dean

The Fordham community mourned the loss on Wednesday, Dec. 16, of Mary Ann Quaranta, D.S.W. (GSS ’50), former dean of the University’s Graduate School of Social Service (GSS).

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Fordham at Work

A profile of Irene Sarno, Program Director, TAP
and Process Automation; Enrollment/Degree Verify Coordinator; VA Certification Officer—
Rose Hill and Westchester

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