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2012 - 2013  Archived News

Patrick Hornbeck, professor and chair of the theology department at Fordham University in New York, said that the new structure’s provision for sharing of power between clergy and laity is “a significant and a distinctive feature of the emerging style of Francis’s papacy,” explaining, “I think that Pope Francis is recognizing that, with respect to issues like the economy, lay experts who deal in matters of finance and governance and compliance for a living might be better positioned to advise him on these issues than members of the clergy might.” The Wall Street Journal
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CRS Assigns Three Fordham IPED Alumni to Central African Republic

Fordham Students Win Prestigious Scholarships

A new study by psychologist David Budescu of Fordham University and his colleagues is actually the latest in a string of papers by these researchers showing that people systematically misunderstand what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) means when it uses phrases such as “likely” and “very likely” to describe the strength of its conclusions.

Papyrus referencing Jesus' wife dates back to ancient times - Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Peppard, a theology professor at Fordham University, about the religious ramifications of this discovery.

Provost's Report on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Lockert, FCRH '13, a GSAS master's candidate in computer science with a concentration in data mining has been awarded the University's fourth Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Congratulations to Dustin Partridge, a doctoral candidate in biology at Fordham University. He is featured in the National Wildlife Magazine discussing his dissertation research about how New York City’s green roofs attract large numbers of migratory birds and their insect prey.

Gannon Lecture: The Haiti Experiment: Development Breakthroughs that Could Change the World Speaker: Hugh Locke
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Fordham Memorializes Former Psychology Chair Marvin Reznikoff, Ph.D. He began his tenure in Fordham in 1968 and was chair of the psychology department from 1981 to 1985. He was appointed professor emeritus in 1994.

Eljon Wardally, a second year MFA playwright, shared the Huffington Post's Grand Jury Prize with her director Randy Wilkins for their film of Eljon's screenplay, "Docket 32357". The film is slated to be featured on the ABFF Independent film channel and is also set to play in the Montreal International Black Film Festival and the Caribbean Tales Film Festival held in Toronto in mid September. Docket 32357, the full length play, also made it to the finals of the New Works By Young Women competition

Provost Issues Graduate Schools Education Report for 2011 - 2012

At the request of Cody Arcuri from Fordham's Office of Student Leadership and Julie Fissinger Director of the President's Council, Computer Science graduate students Tsung-Ming Liu and Dagan Harrington organized some cool robotics demonstrations for a group of elementary school children from the Hour Children organization.

Louie Dean Valencia-Garcia, Teaching Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Modern European History, has an article written about him titled "I want to write a social history about La Movida and everyday life"

Sara Douglass, Ph.D., GSAS '13, "Teasing or Taunting: Grad's Research Explores Ethnic Putdowns"

IDHA Graduates Urged to Glory in their Difference

Christiana Peppard, Ph.D., is researching the meaning of water in a globally-driven economy whose demand could make it the "new oil". In a situation of aridity, or in a situation of scarcity, that's where you go to study how water functions and what it means,"she said. "[It's] where ethical ideals also run into the hard ground of realism and human thirst.

Hitting 100 can come with a cost: loss of health, loss of mobility,and even loss of friends and family -- all of which would seem to take any anticipation out of the alleged achievement. But according to Daniela Jopp, Ph.D., many very happy old individuals say that they are, in fact, very happy.

The story of Jewish immigrants making their way to, and strugging to succeed in, the United States is a rich and varied one that cn be felt deeply in New York City. It's a story that Daniel Soyer, Ph.D., is well-versed in.

Bernice Yeung, GSAS '07 (Sociology), a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, spent a year on the project, "Rape in the Fields". It tells the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in American fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families

Fordham Theologians receives awards from the Catholic Press Association

Fordham Mourns Marvin Reznikoff, Ph.D., Former Chair of the Psychology Department

Stefanie C. Vuotto, Ph.D. Candidate, "New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Homeless Youth to Trafficking"

Orthodox Christian Studies Center Represented in Romania

Fulbright fellowships have been awarded to Lucy Barnhouse, GSAS '16, to Germany and Matthew Briel, GSAS '15 to Austria.
Sean Cox, GSAS '13 has advanced to the placement stage for Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship to Guatemala and will be awarded his fellowship pending official placement by the Guatemalan government.
Three Catholic Relief Services (CRS) International Development Fellowships to Oliver Hughes, GSAS '11, to Burkina Faso; Erin Lewis, GSAS '13, to Burundi; and Michelle Virgin, GSAS '13, to Haiti

Kevin Cahill, M.D., university professor and director of Fordham's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Celebrates Book Release at United Nations

Fordham Students Take Home Pollie Awards

GSAS Program Blends Economics, Politics, and Development

Mary Bly, Ph.D., professor of English, is a best-selling author under the pen name Eloisa James (audio)

It's Not Every Millennium that a Jesuit Becomes a Pope

University Statement on the Election of Pope Francis

GSAS Dean Busch Appears on NBC New York

Fordham Community Reacts to New Pope

Alumnus Joseph Kelly Receives Swanstrom-Baerwald Award

Elusive Tenure Track Inspires New Careers

Top Ten Feminist Advocates for Work and Family

Theologians Weigh in on Papal Resignation

Wall Street Journal Follows Notorius Ph.D. Music Tour

Fordham IPED Grad, Wander Cedaño, is D.C. Bound

Historian Explores Exegesis in Byzantium

Economic Roundtable - Panel Peers Over Financial Cliff

Stephen R. Grimm, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, has received a $3.56 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to develop a better understanding of human understanding itself.

Top Ten Hard-Boiled Crime Novels

Sophie Mitra Tapped by Haitian Government as Advisor

Orthodox Christian Studies Center Earns NEH Challenge Grant

Off-the-Books Lessons in Pretoria

Nathan Thoma published his primary findings from his dissertation in the American Journal of Psychiatry

The Fall 2012 Grant-in-Aid Program Committee members and The Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) have announced that Sara Douglass has been selected to receive a grant. Sara is completing her dissertation in the ADP program and is expected to graduate in May

Medievalist at Vanguard of Digital Humanities

Celia Fisher, Ph.D., the Marie Ward Doty University Chair and professor of psychology, named 2012 AAAS Fellow.

Michael Peppard, Ph.D. has been selected to receive the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, a generous award issued annually to 10 junior scholars of theology and religion from around the world.

D. Frank Hsu, Ph.D., Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science, professor of computer and information sciences, has been selected to receive the 2012 IBM Faculty Award

Orthodoxy Lecture Chronicles the Philokalia

Poll Accurancy in the 2012 Presidential Election

Lecture Exposes Why We Care Less Than We Should About Mass Murder and Genocide

University Celebrates 2012 Hall of Honor Inductees

Study Links Hibernation Habits to Bat-Killing Disease

Mr. John Briggs, IPED Class of 2009, has completed his assignment in Afghanistan with Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  Most recently he served as the Head of Office for CRS operations in Bamiyan.  Bamiyan is situated on the ancient Silk Route in central Afghanistan.  John's next assignment begins on  October 17, 2012, as the Deputy Head of Operations for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala

Theologians Weigh in on Newly Revealed Papyrus

Biology Professor Tracking Evening Bird Migrations

Does anyone really care who Hollywood votes for?

Latest Presidential Polls Real Clear Politics Show the Senate Is...

The Romantic Academic

Fordham Univ. Professor Costas Panagopoulos Molds Political Campaign Managers of the Future

Communicating Scholarship through Improv and Play

Fordham Urban Studies Program Forms International Partnership

Expert Lays Out Governing Challenges Facing India and China

Historian Uncovers a Quiet Fight Against Racial Injustice

Marriage Education Movement Defies Easy Labels, Scholar Finds

Fordham Honors U.N. General Assembly President

Journalism's Role as "Fourth Estate" Gets Boosts from Communications Professor

Ethics and Society student, StefanieJuell, GSAS '12 has accepted a job as Institutional Review Board Coordinator at the University of Colorado, Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. She will also be Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy, Community College of Aurora.

Fordham Grads, Erin Atwell, Emily Groane, Emily MacGruder — all GSAS '12 and Joseph Witiw, GSAS '11 Go Abroad to Serve

Expert Lays Out Governing Challenges Facing India and China

Journalism's Role as a "Fourth Estate" Gets Boost from Communications Professor

Fordham Honors U.N. General Assembly President

Marriage Education Movement Defies Easy Labels, Scholar Finds

Historian Uncovers a Quiet Fight Against Racial Injustice

Journalism's Role as a "Fourth Estate" Gets Boost from Communications Professor

Whispering Gallery Detects and Sizes Smallest Virus

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