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June 13, 2008 • Volume 30, No. 15.5

Ambassador Sees South Africa as
Role Model for Continent

The nation of South Africa, just 14 years into its democracy, can function as a springboard for the rest of the African continent, its United States ambassador told a group of Fordham students and faculty poised to visit the developing nation.

The ambassador, Eric Bost, spoke to members of Fordham’s Global Outreach (GO) program, the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) study-abroad program and the International Political Economy and Development (IPED) program at an April 28 luncheon on the Lincoln Center campus.

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Sister Advocates Greater Role for Laywomen in American Catholicism

The expansion of the role of the laity, particularly women, in the Catholic Church was the focus of the third-annual Rita Cassella Jones Lecture, given by Mary Johnson, S.N.D., Ph.D., on April 21.

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CBA Students and Professor Make Strong Finish in Stock-Picking Contest

Three Fordham University College of Business Administration (CBA) students finished in the top 1 percent of the Barron’s Challenge, a national collegiate stock-picking contest that featured nearly 2,000 competitors.

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Democratic Super Delegate Credits Faith with
Giving Her Strength


Sudan’s Peace Agreements Topic of
Conference at Fordham


Modern Family Under Siege, Child Expert Says

Blessed Virgin’s Dedication to God and Child Influenced Many, Scholar Says

Schools Chancellor Stresses
Role of Principals’ Leadership


Education Professor Opens Doors to
New Technologies


Religious Women Influenced
19th Century Catholic Hospitals


Lay Ecclesial Ministry Critical to Future of Church

One School’s Philosophy: Start Young and
Leave a Lasting Impression


Legal Journalists Discuss the Popularity
of Legal News Coverage


Screening of Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary
Honors his Legacy

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines

On Women and
the Waterfront:
Scholars Explore
Catholic New York

In 1643, a Jesuit priest visited the Dutch fur-trading outpost that would become New York City and reported that its population included two Catholics: a Portuguese and an Irishman.

That was the beginning of Catholicism in the city, said author and historian Terry Golway on April 23 at the 10th annual Russo Lecture. Today, the Archdiocese of New York consists of 2.5 million members, about 400 parishes and roughly 1,500 priests.

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