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March 19, 2012 • Volume 34, No. 9


 David Budescu, Ph.D.
Psychology Professor’s Research Aims to Perfect Predictions

Can you predict the future? If so, David Budescu, Ph.D., would like to talk to you.

Budescu, the Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology, is working with a team of researchers to improve the ways crowd-sourcing can be used to predict future events.

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Fordham University Press has launched a new imprint.
Fordham Imprint
Offers New Home for
Vibrant New York

One wouldn’t think to group Bronx history with the music of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, but at Fordham University Press, the varied richness of New York subjects cried out for a larger audience.

Though Fordham has had a longstanding history of publishing books on the region, the 2010 introduction of Empire State Editions officially brought together New York City and state subject matter under one umbrella.

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Security Chief Is Commencement Speaker,
Dolan to Give Homily

 John Brennan, FCRH '77
John Brennan, FCRH ’77, the Obama administration’s deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, will deliver Fordham’s 167th commencement speech on May 19.

Newly-elevated Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Fordham College at Rose Hill Class of 2012’s Baccalaureate Mass, to be held May 18 in the Rose Hill Gymnasium, the Office of the President announced.

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Think Romance!
Annual Conference Leads Way in Medieval Studies

Fordham Celebrates its Devoted and Creative Staff

Research Symposium Highlights Faculty
Connections to Conservation

New York City Theater Community Weighs
Minority Representation on Broadway

Conference Exposes Rural Women’s
Abysmal Living Conditions

Art Fridays Opens Met’s Vast Collection to
Entire Fordham Community

Fordham Honors Eight Hall of Famers . . .
and Sports’ Most Famous Trophy

PHOTO ESSAY: Prehistoric Objects Right at Home at Lincoln Center

History Professor Asserts the Enduring Value
of Agrarian Societies

Theology Professor Traces Church Boundaries
Back to Ancient Africa

Literature Professor Exhumes
History of French Colonialism

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines

Did You Know?

Magenta, not maroon, was originally Fordham’s official color. Harvard also laid claim to magenta, however, and the two schools played a series of baseball games to decide which could keep it. (Fordham won, but Harvard reneged on the deal, according to unconfirmed lore.) Later, in 1874, Fordham adopted maroon as its official color.


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Really old friends
Fordham Celebrates its Devoted and Creative Staff
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Photo Essay
Really, really old stuff

Prehistoric Objects Right at Home at Lincoln Center

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Think Romance!
Annual Conference Leads Way in Medieval Studies

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