Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

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Fordham University and the New York Botanical partners in providing graduate research opportunities at the University, cooperative programs and use of both institutions’ facilities for education and research, with special emphases in plant sciences, conservation biology, and ecology.
The formal collaborative relationship includes adjunct faculty positions at Fordham for NYBG curatorial and scientific staff who have a broad range of expertise in many areas of plant biology, including molecular systematics, taxonomy, floristics, genomics, economic botany, and tropical botany.

Fordham undergraduates benefit through faculty and staff’s participation in field trips and course activities at the Botanical Garden, and through NYBG staff co-supervising undergraduate research students from Fordham, and serving as co-mentors in Fordham’s Calder Summer Undergraduate Research program.

The New York Botanical Garden—adjacent to the Fordham University campus in the Bronx—is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The outstanding staff, programs, herbarium, library, research laboratory, and other unparalleled resources of the Garden’s International Plant Science Center position it at the forefront of worldwide botanical research.


Fordham University supports the Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Integration, which AJCU has recently published with the USCCB-endorsed Catholic Coalition on Climate Change; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities; and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, with the help of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

This Toolkit is designed around the USCCB-endorsed St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor and is intended to help Catholic colleges and universities strengthen their sustainability efforts and commitment to Catholic identity through mission-based sustainability. 
Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration

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