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December 6, 2010 • Volume 33, No. 6

 

Two Unsung Heroes of Faith Receive Opus Award

Two little-known humanitarians—a Rosarian nun and a Jesuit priest—were named as co-recipients of the million-dollar annual Opus Prize on Nov. 11 in a special ceremony at Fordham.

Beatrice Chipeta, R.S., director of the Lusubilo Orphan Care Project in Malawi, Africa, and John Halligan, S.J., founder of the Working Boys’ Center (WBC) in Quito, Ecuador, jointly received the award before a standing-room-only audience of 400 people in Keating Hall on the Rose Hill campus.

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A Jesuit Transforms the Lives of
Ecuador’s Poorest


John Halligan, S.J., was working with the indigenous poor living south of Quito, Ecuador, in 1964 when he began investigating the lives of shoeshine boys in the city.

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One Woman Fights to Break the
Cycle of Poverty in Malawi


Beatrice Chipeta, R.S., started the Lusubilo Orphan Care Project in 1997 to better the lives of the children in Malawi by empowering the communities in which they lived.

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Innovators Urge Rich Nations to Fight Global Poverty

How can the world’s richest nations, governments and entrepreneurs best help in the global fight against poverty?

Three innovative panelists shared their ideas on the subject at “Globalization and the Ecology of Caring: Untold Stories, Unsung Heroes,” a forum held on Nov. 10 at Fordham in conjunction with the 2010 Opus Awards celebration.

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University Dedicates Campbell, Salice and Conley Halls

Scholars Discuss Spiritual and Psychological
Responses to Illness


Photo Essay: A Night For Unsung Heroes

GRE Honors Extraordinary Individuals, Church at
Annual Celebration


Consortium Explores Role of Business
in the 21st Century


To Text or Not to Text: Even Young People
Don’t Know the Answer


This Month in Fordham History…
Fordham Welcomes ‘The Prairie’
to Rose Hill



Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines


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Provost Issues Undergraduate Education Report for 2009-2010

The Office of the Provost’s Annual Report for 2009-2010 sets out the year’s accomplishments in relation to the academic goals of the University, progress on the strategic initiatives articulated in Toward 2016 and challenges faced by the academic units of the University.

Toward 2016 emphasizes undergraduate education as a path to preeminence in Catholic higher education. Fordham indeed made significant strides in the previous academic year, one indication of which was its rise five places in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue. Fordham ranks at No. 56 among the 262 most prestigious national—or “top-tier”—universities, a dramatic rise from 84th place in 2002.

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