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Welcome from Dean Auricchio

Laura Auricchio

Dear Members of the Class of 2023,

As dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, I am delighted to welcome you to Fordham and to our campus!

Your years at Fordham will provide many opportunities for you to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Here you will find a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through active engagement in the classroom and through service to others within and beyond our walls.

Just as this is a significant time of transition for you, it is also an exciting moment for me: Fall 2019 marks my first semester as dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. I am honored to be joining you as a new member of our community, and I look forward to working alongside you—and with all those already here—in shaping the unique intellectual and cultural identity of the college. Together, through our thoughtful participation, we will learn from and contribute to Fordham and to the vibrant life of Manhattan—my beloved hometown.

In the year ahead, students, faculty, and staff throughout the college will be coming together to participate in a range of programs and events focused on the theme of Food for Thought. We will explore diverse histories of nourishment, examine contemporary realities of food instability, and exchange cultural attitudes about eating. We have compiled a collection of essays by New York Times “Hungry City” writer Ligaya Mishan, who has been described as “a different kind of food critic.” We invite you to read these essays over the summer; they will provide the basis for dialogue at Orientation in August.

I hope that you enjoy the summer recess and take the time to celebrate your many accomplishments. Please keep an eye out for information from the assistant dean for first-year students and members of the Orientation team. We eagerly await your arrival in August!

Sincerely yours,

Laura Auricchio, Ph.D.
Dean, Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Professor of Art History