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April/May 2010
Commencement Crowd

67th Commencement Scheduled for May 18
Robert Menendez, Lucio Tan to be honored; graduates include first class from FDU-Vancouver.

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Update, In Memoriam, Welcome

College Happenings

· James Dougherty
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Co-director, School of Natural Sciences, Metropolitan Campus
· Laila Khreisat
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College at Florham
· Samita Mezger
Associate Dean of Students, Metropolitan Campus
· John Pirres
Learning Disability Specialist, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, College at Florham


This & That
Brief items of interest

Photo Stories
International Visitors and Cultural Outreach, Green Activities, Wellness Events, Library Fete, Senator Menendez on Campus, ‘Journey Into Space’

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Library donor John Giovatto

Frank Giovatto Library Dedication Ceremony
Naming celebrates $1-million gift of John Giovatto, in honor of his late brother, Frank.

Charter Day Honoree Gregory Olsen

Gregory Olsen to Be Honored at Charter Day, PINNACLE Society to Induct Five Alumni
June 4 event features alumnus/trustee Olsen.

Fulbright Scholars Mihaela Leonida and Gerard Farias

Faculty Named Fulbright Scholars
Mihaela Leonida, chemistry (Metro), and Gerard Farias, management (Flor), awarded Fulbright grants for 2010–2011 academic year.

Think Summer

Wide Selection of Summer Programs Available
Undergraduate/graduate courses plus special-interest offerings for all age groups.


WAMFEST 2010 Showcases Impressive Literary, Musical Talents
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Pinsky, members of punk band X and Paul Muldoon among featured guests.

Inspiring Evenings with Bill Strickland and Maya Angelou
“Making the Impossible Possible,” with social activist/business leader Bill Strickland, May 3; “An Evening with Maya Angelou,” May 6.

University Honors Program Research Day Held
Seniors in FDU’s University Honors Program presented theses April 21 (Metropolitan Campus) and April 28 (College at Florham).

Women’s Bowling Team Makes History
Knights defeat Nebraska’s Lady Cornhuskers to win second NCAA championship in women’s bowling.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Website Launched
Site by Provost’s Learning Outcomes Assessment Advisory Committee is resource for faculty.

FDU Press Publishes Nine New Books
Topics include Hemingway, New York art scene, Emily Dickinson and Bishops Samuel Seabury and Charles Inglis.

Music for Millionaires: The Residence Organ in the Gilded Age
Troy Simmons, architectural historian for the Archdiocese of Newark, looks at lifestyles and music of the wealthy of the early 20th century.