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November 15, 2010 • Volume 33, No. 5


How 12 Angry Men Influenced
One Future Justice

More than 500 people who attended the third feature of the Fordham Law Film Festival didn't need to look at the screen to see a star of the American legal system.

The Hon. Sonia M. Sotomayor had a front row seat for 12 Angry Men, which was screened at the Fordham School of Law in Manhattan as part of its fifth annual festival.

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Medieval Studies Scholar
Parses Modern Bodice-Rippers

As a medievalist and specialist of medieval literature, Nicola McDonald, D.Phil., might be expected to quote from Chaucer:

“Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.”

But McDonald read from a very different text during her presentation on Oct. 20 at the William D. Walsh Family Library:

“Tension gripped Lisette’s body instantly. Her mouth went dry, and her heart beat so fast she could scarcely catch her breath,” she said.

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Fordham Professor is Co-Principal on
Study of Bronx Latinos

Emily Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is out to discover how housing can affect the health of Latinos in the Bronx.

Rosenbaum, professor of sociology, has teamed up with Earle Chambers, assistant professor of family medicine at Yeshiva University, on research funded by a $750,000 John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation grant.

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NPR Correspondent Reflects on Career,
Challenges to Journalism

Nostra Aetate Dialogue Explores
Tangled Roots of Jesuits and Jews

Loyola Chair Explains Spiritual Side of
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Photo Essay: Archbishop Hughes Society
Toasts New Members

Photo Essay: It’s a Dog’s Life

U.N. Fellows Discuss New Media and Their Effect on International Journalism

This Month in Fordham History…
Rose Hill Students Try New Game Called ‘Baseball’

Professor Studies Differences Between
Facts, Opinions and Beliefs

Charity Executive Sees Nonprofits as
Nation’s Social Conscience

Sociology Professor Chronicles Rising Latino Culture

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines





Archbishop Hughes Society Inducts 10 New Members

At its annual dinner on Oct. 21, the Archbishop Hughes Society welcomed nine individuals and one corporation into its honored ranks.

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Students in Fordham College at Lincoln Center got some stress relief of the fluffy variety on Oct. 27 when several trained “pet therapy” dogs and one rabbit made an appearance at McMahon Hall.

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