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This week in innovation...
    1) The Food Rich Summit
    2) Good Mornings
    3) Earth Month activities


The Food Rich Summit

Did you know that millions of New Yorkers go to bed hungry every day? The growing income equality in our city has led to a growing food crisis- 1 in 4 children in the 5 boroughs are food insecure and 1 in 5 households are living on one “fast food” meal a day. To resolve this problem, it takes more than a few people or organizations, it takes a CITY.

Join us and find out what can you do to help. Together, we can make NYC a livable place for all New Yorkers.
Changemaker Challenge will also be announced!
When: April 14th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Lincoln Center, Lowenstein Building
Use code FORDS for free admittance!

Good Mornings:
Impact Entrepreneurship with Citizen's Mark

Meet Citizen's Mark, a socially responsible brand of women's professional wear founded by Jesuit-educated entrepreneur Cynthia Salim. Fordham is thrilled to host this fireside chat with Cynthia to hear about how she built a responsible supply chain across Europe and crafted a powerful aesthetic for the modern woman on the rise. 

You'll also get to try on the Citizen's Mark collection of signature Italian wool blazers and take a complimentary professional headshot in it.
When: Friday April 15th, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: McMahon Hall Lounge (Lincoln Center)
Register and learn more HERE

Social Innovation in Latin America

The challenges of our time require enlightened leadership. In this panel discussion, the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory highlights leading pioneers of social innovation who can offer solutions to pressing problems in Latin America. Panelists will discuss innovative Fair Trade approaches, novel microconsignment solutions, and holistic political transformation. They also will talk about how Fordham Students can play a role.
When: April 18th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Where: Walsh Library, O'Hare Special Collections
Please RSVP by Friday April 15th

Protest, Policy, and NY Environmental Challenges

Since before Europeans arrived, New York has been specially defined by its environment. Join Katie Uva as she explores the ecological toll of development on New York's resources and inhabitants, how New Yorkers of the past envisioned a more ecological city, and the role of protest and planning in creating a greener city of tomorrow.
Free. Participants will receive a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide and a letter of attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
When: April 13th, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Where: 1220 FIFTH AVENUE, NY, 10029

"Celebrating the Legacy of Jane Jacobs: A Conversation with Greg Lindsay"
EARTH MONTH: Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He has been cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology and urbanism by The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe GuardianUSA Today, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. He has advised Intel, Audi, Ericsson, Samsung, André Balazs Properties, and Chrysler, among other organizations. See him speak:
When: Tuesday April 12th, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Fordham Law School Constantino Room (Lincoln Center campus)

The Role of Empathy and Humility

Want to learn how to make positive impact as a leader? This event will explore two underappreciated keys to successful leadership: empathy and humility. Panelists will discuss leadership from different perspectives, including business, theology, and Jesuit academia.
Panelists include: 
  • Ron Cordes, co-founder and executive co-chairman of AssetMark Investment Services. 
  • Donna Rapaccioli, PhD, dean of the Gabelli School of Business
  • Father Thomas Scirghi, SJ, associate professor of theology and rector of Fordham University’s Jesuit community
When: Tuesday April 12th, 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Daleo Hall B (Rose Hill)
Learn more and register HERE
From St. Rose's Garden:
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A student intern is needed to assist faculty with the development of the Gabelli School of Business Social Innovation Themed Sophomore Cohorts for Fall 2016.  The person in this position will support faculty members with both research and event planning.  The intern will help faculty members research materials that may assist them in incorporating the Social Innovation theme into their coursework.  In addition, the intern will plan and implement events for students enrolled in the Social Innovation Cohorts related to the theme. The internship is unpaid, but students can apply for credit.  Ideal candidates will have already experienced the Gabelli School Sophomore Cohorts.  Interested students should email Dean Jason at
Development Intern
The Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multiplatform journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Learn more HERE.
PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education, a United Nations initiative is looking for interns. This is a 3-6 month full time internship starting in July/early August. Learn more HERE
DEADLINE-April 23rd
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