FDU Magazine Online - Summer/Fall 2007

Summer/Fall 2007
Volume 15,
Number 1  

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Image — Nicosia (Lefkosia), Cyprus

FDU students traveled to the city of Nicosia (Lefkosia) in Cyprus, the last divided capital in the world.

Tales of Cyprus
FDU Freshman Royce Rajan was among a group of Global Scholars who journeyed to Cyprus. His first-hand account reveals in-depth impressions from living and learning in “a piece of paradise” that remains plagued by cultural and political divisions.


Image — Telephone Surveyor

Public Opinion: The Pulse of the Nation
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it is fueling the growing industry of public opinion polling. Well versed in probing political popularity and tracking trends in social issues, experts at FDU’s nationally recognized independent polling institute, PublicMind™, share their thoughts on our fascination with the numbers game.


Image — Student soldier in Iraq

Voices From Iraq
They hail from different backgrounds and possess different skills and attitudes; and they brought unique contributions to a war-torn land. Their experiences with Iraq have forever changed their lives. Meet four members of the FDU community who served in Iraq as part of the U.S. mission and an alumna who traveled to Jordan and Syria to meet Iraqi refugees displaced by the war.


Image — Jae Kyu Park with Kim Jong-il


Crossing Borders and Bridging Divides
One of South Korea’s most respected leaders, alumnus Jae Kyu Park has crossed many borders, and not just geographical ones. The president of Kyungnam University, Park has embraced global education and maintained close ties to his alma mater. A scholar of North Korean studies, he played a leading role in the historic 2000 summit that transformed relations between the two Koreas.


John Reiter - Photographer Globetrotting for Big Game





John Reiter, BS’70 (T)
Photographer Globetrotting for Big Game

Kate Buggeln, BA’83 (R)
Alumna Encourages Afghan Women Entrepreneurs

William Ussery, MA’84 (M)
Police Lieutenant Turns Counselor

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FDU Magazine Online is published twice yearly by the Office of Communications and Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J. 07666.

J. Michael Adams President, Richard Reiss Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Arthur Petrosemolo Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Okang McBride Director of Alumni Relations, Angelo Carfagna Director of Communications/Executive Editor, Carol Kuzen Black Director of Publications/Senior Editor, Rebecca Maxon Editor and Web Designer, Jennifer Paul Graphic Designer

Contributors Mary Ann Bautista, Mariellen Brown, Marc Cocchiola, Jocelyn Davis, Gretchen Johnson, Andrew McKay, Tom Nugent, Beth Reuse, Michael Russo

Photo Credits Bill Blanchard, Mariellen Brown, Jamie Christian, Marc Cocchiola, Craig DeBourbon, Alex de groot, Scott Giglio, Paula Lerner, Royce Rajan, Samuel Raphalides, John Reiter, Mike Russo, Jeremy Voisey

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