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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Interfaith Zen Sitting
Three periods of sitting meditation with walking meditation. Instruction is given, including a question and answer period. Loose clothing recommended. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.
1:15 p.m. | Blessed Rupert Mayer, S.J., Chapel, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus
Contact: Sheila Ross (212) 636-6540

Colloquium: Graphene Based Photonics and Nonphotonics
Speaker: Oleg Berman, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY).
2:30 p.m. | Room 103, Freeman Hall, Rose Hill Campus
Contact: Stephen Holler (718) 817-0891,  

Lecture: Why Do We Tolerate Poverty in a Rich World?
Speaker: Amartya Sen, Ph.D., the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Sponsored by the Department of Economics and Dominick Salvatore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics and the director of the doctoral program.
3 p.m. | Flom Auditorium, William D. Walsh Family Library, Rose Hill Campus
Contact: Dominick Salvatore (718) 817-3606, 

Voices Up: New Music for New Poetry
Poets will read their own works set to original music. Sponsored by Poets Out Loud.
7:30 p.m. | 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Center, Lincoln Center Campus
Contact: Poets Out Loud, 

Daily Masses
To view all three campuses’ daily Masses, visit Campus Ministry’s website.

Athletic Events
To view schedules, visit the Fordham Sports website.

News Flash

Fordham to Host Child Advocacy Conference
In line with their mission to foster awareness of child abuse, neglect, maltreatment, and bullying, the Future Child Advocates of Fordham has announced their first annual child advocacy conference, “A Call to Advocacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Child Well-Being.” For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education page.

Fordham RETI Fellows Publish in JERHRE Special Issue
Six Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellows recently published articles in a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). The special issue highlights recent innovative research and scholarship on ethical issues critical to the responsible conduct of HIV prevention research. For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education page.

Fordham Football Participates in Community Service Events
Last Saturday, April 12, was a busy days for the Fordham University football Rams but it had nothing to do with any on-field activity. The Rams dedicated the day to community service, with one group heading to the Rockaways to assist with a Sandy Saturday project and another group spending time with members of the Eagle Academy in the Bronx. For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s athletics page.

Fordham Reflections: On the Last Supper
When I was a child, I would poke at minuscule green seasonings in my supper, and ask my mother, “What is this?” For complete details, read the article on Fordham Reflections.

Save the Date

Outstanding Nonprofit Leaders: Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations in New York City
Rosa Gil, D.S.W., founder of Comunilife, and Edward Eismann, Ph.D., founder of Unitas, will speak on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Center, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Leaders.

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