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May 9, 2011 • Volume 33, No. 14


Fordham Toasts Future at Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Robert Moses Plaza was the site of a spring awakening on May 2, as more than 600 guests celebrated the official groundbreaking of the University’s new Law School and undergraduate residence hall.

The outdoor event attracted judges, city officials, lawyers, alumni, community members and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pay tribute to the $250 million project that promises to reshape Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, the surrounding community and even the city.

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In Social Work, Field Placement Drives the Show

As increased enrollment numbers came in to the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) last summer, Jan Miner, M.S.W., found her appeals growing increasingly earnest.

Miner, GSS’ assistant dean and director of field instruction, is responsible for finding every GSS student a field placement for 14 to 21 hours a week in the metropolitan area. With enrollment surging from 950 to 1,100 last year, Miner scrambled to increase existing opportunities and to enlist new agencies.

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Experts Reflect on Kennedy’s Enduring
Contributions to America

Dinner Celebrates Student-Mentor Successes

Dispute Resolution Society
Wins National Championship

Karl Rove Touts Fiscal Conservatism
to Cure Nation’s Ills

Conference Addresses Moral Tensions of 9/11
and its Aftermath

Donors Recognize ‘Talent in the Family’

Photo Essay: Refurbished Entry Gives
Collins a Fresh Look

Legal Philosophy Scholar Sees Responsibility
as Essence of Tort Law

Professor Keeps Track of Ever-Evolving
New, New Media

Classics Professor Brings Latin to Life
in Class and Research

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines





IPED Grad Honored for
Relief Work in Afghanistan

Matthew McGarry (GSAS ’04) was honored on April 13 with the 2011 Swanstrom-Baerwald Award at a ceremony on the Rose Hill campus.

A graduate of the International Political and Economic Development (IPED) program, McGarry received the award from Theodore Cardinal McCarrick (FCRH ’54), who sits on the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Board of Directors.

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This Month in
Fordham History

Truman Calls for
Tolerance and Understanding in
Atomic Age

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