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May 4, 2007 • Volume 29, No. 13

Longtime Law Dean to
Head State Ethics Commission

John D. Feerick, J.D., the Norris Professor of Law at Fordham University School
of Law, was appointed chairman of the State Ethics Commission by Gov. Eliot Spitzer and Lt. Gov. David Paterson in Albany on
April 16.

“Dean Feerick has devoted his career to promoting greater public trust in government,” Spitzer said. “The distinguished professional background and personal credibility he brings to the State Ethics Commission will help ensure that our public officials and employees maintain the highest ethical standards, which are central to an open and accountable state government.”

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Fordham Awards Honorary Degrees
to Accomplished Professionals

Fordham University will confer honorary degrees to the president of the New York Stock Exchange, a television executive, an archbishop, an executive at a foundation, a former justice on the South African Constitutional Court, and the longtime general manager of the Metropolitan Opera at the University’s 162nd Commencement on Saturday, May 19, on the Rose Hill campus. The University will also award an honorary degree to New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, who will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2007.

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Fordham School of Education Chosen New York City Partnership Support Organization

Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education has been selected through a competitive process as a New York Department of Education partnership support organization (PSO) as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sweeping educational reforms that will give all of New York City’s public schools greater autonomy.

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Cardinal Dulles on Evolution,
Atheism and Religious Belief


Marymount Faculty, Students and Staff
Gather to Discuss Human Trafficking


Global Poverty Has Effects at
National and Local Levels


Study Finds Census Gave Names of
Japanese
Americans to Security Agencies
During World War II


Federal Government Must Play Larger Role in
Helping Homeless, Advocate Says


Conference Dissects the French Texts
of Medieval England


Archdiocese of New York Begins
Bicentennial Celebration


No Clear Issues in Philippine National Elections

Professor and Playwright Puts a
Human Face on the Holocaust


B.H. Fairchild: Poet from the
Heart of an American Era


More Advocacy Needed for Geriatric Mental Health

Sapientia et Doctrina:
Globalization: A Future Foretold?


Researcher Unravels the Mysteries of Light and the Human Body

On Art and Theology: Revealing a
Community’s Sense of God in its Public Murals


On the Notion of Nation Building: History
Professor Connects Current Controversies to
Deeper Historical Forces

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines

Conference Tackles Moral Questions About Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Scholars in fields ranging from biology and medicine to theology and law, some with widely diverging views, convened at Fordham University on Tuesday, April 17, to engage in spirited discussions on one of the most controversial issues in science: embryonic stem cell research.

“The debate over embryonic stem cell research is one of the most complex moral issues confronting us today,” said Celia Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology and director of the Fordham Center for Ethics Education, which organized the conference, “Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Moral Questions for the 21st Century.”

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