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C O M M U N I T A S 
The Newsletter of Fordham University's graduate School of Arts and Sciences | Vol. 1  Issue 1 


Alumni Newsletter Former Fed Spokesman Speaks Up for GSAS
As troublesome as today's economy is, it's not as bad as the economic crisis of the late 1970s and 1980s, when Joseph R. Coyne, GSAS '59, served as spokesman for the Federal Reserve Board.  High interest rates stirred some of the fiercest political attacks the Fed had ever experienced.  At one protest, an angry group of consumer activists stormed the Fed and demanded to see Reserve Chairperson Paul Volcker.  more>>



Letter from Dean Nancy Busch
In 2016, Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) will celebrate its centennial.  Our efforts today will set GSAS oin the path to achieving our strategic vision to be the intellectual heart and soul of Fordham University.  more>>


Social Justice Drives Theology Department
Under the guidance of Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D. professor and chair of the theology department, graduate students and faculty members are breathing new life into the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of education through a commitment to social and economic justice in every facet of their work - from research projects to community service programs.  more>>

New Endowed Chair Recognizes Anne Anastasi
This past October, Fordham University established he Anne Anastasi Chair in Psychology, and has further endowed the Anne Anastasi Memorial Scholarships with a $3.8 million gift from the estate of Anne Anastasi, Ph.D., who was a longtime Fordham faculty member and chair of the Department of Psychology.  more>>

Psychology Department Plans Yearlong Celebration
Beginning in September, the Department of Psychology will celebrate the achievements of the department and its alumni with a series of events and conferences as part of its yearlong 75th anniversary commemoration.  more>>

75 Years Later, Psychology Department Still Going Strong
Since its inception in 1993, Fordham's Department of Psychology has evolved from just a few lab courses in the Woolworth Building to one of the most respected departments withing the university. 
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Classics Graduate Honors His former Professors
As Gerald O'Sullivan, Ph.D., GSAS '72, prepared for his retirement, he started thinking about the myriad ways Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) prepared him for his professional career.  more>>

Memory of Husband Lives on through wife's endowment
Although Julio Burunat, Ph.D., GSAS '73 and '84, left the Society of Jesus before ordination, he kept with him a deep respect for the order and, more specifically, is philosophy of education.  more>>

Rising Star Shines from Arthur Avenue to Armonk
Evelyn Fetridge, Ph.D., a candidate in biology, talks as easily about the collapse of bee colonies and endosymbiotic bacteria as she does about a recent lunch at Arthur Avenue's Trattoria Zero Otto Nove.  Fetridge is livelier and more engaging than one might expect of someone who spends much of their time with bugs.  Her casual demeanor, however, belies as seriously erudite mind and ambitious spirit.  more>>

Students Earn Prestigious International Prizes
Two Graduate School of Arts and Sciences GSAS) students recently won some of the world's most competitive international prizes.
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Gannon Lecture Celebrates Success of GSAS Alumni
In recent years, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has hosted physicists, poets, powerbrokers and other distinguished guests to discuss topics of their expertise as part of its popular Gannon Lecture Series.  more>>

Antiquities Collection to Enrich Graduate Studies
Not only is the new Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art home to one of the leading collections of antiquities in the state, it is also an unprecedented resource for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  more>>

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