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GSB makes Businessweek’s Top 10 Ranking in International Business

Sandy Solidarity Project Succeeds in Motivating Ongoing Support

GSB makes Businessweek’s Top 10 Ranking in International Business

Fordham Following on the school’s overall undergraduate ranking of No. 40, the Gabelli School of Business has placed seventh nationwide in international business in Bloomberg Businessweek’s subject rankings.

The school’s ranking in international business represents a gain of four spots from 2012, and reflects the ongoing effort of Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., the school’s dean, to intensify the global nature of the Gabelli School curriculum.

The results of that campaign include:

—Enhancements to the Gabelli School program in London to enable accounting, marketing and finance students to take advanced coursework in their fields, making it easier to study abroad for a full semester.

—Additional scholarship support for students who want to study overseas, including three John S. Wilcha travel grants for study anywhere in the world, and three London grants from KPMG.

—More study tours tied to full-semester courses, such as a spring 2013 class on finance in Brazil that featured a one-week tour to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

—Encouragement for all faculty to introduce new international content and examples into the courses they deliver at Rose Hill.

— Nicole Gesualdo


Sandy Solidarity Project Succeeds in Motivating Ongoing Support

When superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, the Fordham University community mobilized quickly in coordinating a relief supply hub. Fordham’s involvement did not stop there.

In the last seven months, more than 400 students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and invitees have volunteered through grassroots organizations, and through a series of 11 Sandy Saturday trips sponsored through the University’s Office of Mission and Ministry. The trips were part of an effort by Fordham to help rebuild stricken communities not just through one volunteer day, but through a sustained relationship with Sandy survivors. Volunteers worked closely with Habitat for Humanity Westchester.

“We had such a great response, we literally had to turn students away,” said Sandra Lobo Jost, director of the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice.

Volunteers across the University have totaled more than 3,200 hours of community service directed towards hurricane relief. Through collections at University liturgies, individual donations, and campus fundraisers, more than $30,000 was raised for the University’s Disaster Relief Fund to support those affected and organizations and agencies working to assist in the relief and recovery process.

Gil Severiano, a Campus Ministry administrator and a volunteer, said that, unlike other metropolitan-area universities, Fordham’s commitment to Sandy victims was an outgrowth of its Jesuit identity.

“We have been the only university to continue a sustained relationship.”



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