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Fordham Historian Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley Dies at 85

Fordham Historian Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley Dies at 85

Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of theology, Fordham alumnus, and author of the definitive history of the University’s first 162 years, died on Nov. 14 at Nassau University Medical Center. He was 85, and the cause was cardiac arrest. “Monsignor Shelley was a beloved and important member of the Fordham community.  I …

In Gannon Lecture, Alumna Reflects on Daughter’s Life-Changing Car Accident

In Gannon Lecture, Alumna Reflects on Daughter’s Life-Changing Car Accident

When Marilyn Martone, GSAS ’95, learned that her youngest child, Michelle, had been struck by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury, Martone began a long journey that would teach her what it means to be a caregiver and how to find meaning in a seemingly hopeless situation. In this year’s annual Gannon Lecture …

Seven ‘Pioneering Women’ Recognized at the Fordham Women’s Summit

Seven ‘Pioneering Women’ Recognized at the Fordham Women’s Summit

At the sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit, held October 19 on the Lincoln Center campus, Fordham honored seven members of the University community for their philanthropic leadership and support of students. This year’s Pioneering Women have enhanced all areas of the University, from endowed faculty chairs and student scholarships to community engagement programs, academic research, …

Fordham Women’s Summit: Change Catalysts Highlight Importance of Paying it Forward, Finding Purpose

Fordham Women’s Summit: Change Catalysts Highlight Importance of Paying it Forward, Finding Purpose

The sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit, held at the Lincoln Center campus on Oct. 19, featured women leaders who were “firsts” in a variety of fields—the first woman president of Fordham, the first Black woman to serve as the board chair of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, women who were the first to work in …

Gabelli Graduate Jason Caldwell Wants Students to Take Risks, and He’s Here to Help

Gabelli Graduate Jason Caldwell Wants Students to Take Risks, and He’s Here to Help

Growing up in Baltimore, Jason Caldwell had what he calls the stereotypical “African American in an inner city” experience—until his athletic prowess earned him a scholarship and a chance at a different life. Today, he’s a three-time Fordham graduate and vice president of private wealth management at Goldman Sachs. “I stand on the shoulders of …

Graduate Student Makes Vision Care More Accessible with Smartphone App

Graduate Student Makes Vision Care More Accessible with Smartphone App

As part of her master’s thesis, Fordham graduate student Ciara Serpa is developing a phone app that anyone can use to detect eye diseases at an early stage. The project, which recently received $100,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health and is being conducted with faculty member Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Ph.D., and startup …

In Ukraine War Journal, a Personal Story of Resistance

In Ukraine War Journal, a Personal Story of Resistance

For Priya Ravindran, who met her Ukrainian husband at Fordham and later adopted his country as her own, reporting on the war and sharing her young family’s story is an act of resistance. When Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, Priya Ravindran was living in Kyiv with her Ukrainian …

Meet Ann Gaylin, New Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Meet Ann Gaylin, New Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ann Gaylin, Ph.D., a literature scholar who has provided academic support for students from prestigious institutions across the East Coast for more than a decade, became the new dean of Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on Aug. 1.  Gaylin came to Fordham from Yale, where she had served as associate dean for graduate …

Public Media Graduate Wins Prestigious Awards for Podcast on Rom-Coms

Public Media Graduate Wins Prestigious Awards for Podcast on Rom-Coms

When Carmen Borca-Carrillo was deciding on her capstone project for the master’s in public media program at Fordham, film and television seemed like the obvious choice. She was passionate about movies and TV, having earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and film and television at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in 2020 and pursuing the …

Ann Gaylin Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | A Message from the Provost

Ann Gaylin Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | A Message from the Provost

Dear Members of the Fordham Community, It is with great pleasure that President Tetlow and I announce the appointment of Ann Gaylin, Ph.D., as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, effective August 1, 2022. Dr. Gaylin comes to Fordham from Yale University, where she serves as associate dean for Graduate Education. Before arriving at Yale in …

Fordham Mourns Passing of Leo Hoar, Pillar of Modern Language Department

Fordham Mourns Passing of Leo Hoar, Pillar of Modern Language Department

Leo Hoar, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of modern languages whose devotion to the study of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was matched only by his passion for teaching and love of Fordham, died peacefully in his sleep on June 20 after a long illness. He was 91 years old. “Leo was an extremely active …