Fordham Media Mentions: January 6, 2017

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Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress
WJU.edu 01-04-17
Georgetown University has the most alumni/ae with a total of 28, followed by Boston College and Fordham University, tied with 7 each (note: Representative Tom Suozzi (D-NY) is an alumnus of both Boston College and Fordham).

WFUV/New York’s Rich Conaty Passes
AllAccess.com 01-03-17
On DECEMBER 30th, 2016, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK’s RICH CONATY, longtime host of “The Big Broadcast” on SUNDAY NIGHTS from 8-midnight, died after a battle with cancer.

Bats Benefit from Green Roofs
Scientific American January 2017 Issue
So in 2012 and 2013 Parkins (then at Fordham University) and her colleagues placed ultrasonic recorders on four barren rooftops and four others covered with vegetation to listen for the flying mammals’ high-pitched chirps and squeaks.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

A Secret Garden at Fordham University Springs With Life
Norwood News 12-28-16
Tucked away behind Fordham’s Faculty Memorial Hall and the building housing Fordham University Press, the garden is a far cry from the New York Botanical Garden across the street. But to her and many others who spend time there, this garden — St. Rose’s Garden — is one of the university’s hidden gems.

6 Ridiculously Awesome Things You Never Knew About Rodrigue’s Coffee House
SpoonUniversity.com 01-01-17
William Rodrigue, the architect of Fordham University, built this Alumni House in 1841, and it is the second oldest building on campus (with the oldest being Cunniffe House).

Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress
WJU.edu 01-04-17
Georgetown University has the most alumni/ae with a total of 28, followed by Boston College and Fordham University, tied with 7 each (note: Representative Tom Suozzi (D-NY) is an alumnus of both Boston College and Fordham).

WFUV

WFUV/New York’s Rich Conaty Passes
AllAccess.com 01-03-17
On DECEMBER 30th, 2016, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK’s RICH CONATY, longtime host of “The Big Broadcast” on SUNDAY NIGHTS from 8-midnight, died after a battle with cancer.

Three Questions with Kate McGee
KUT.org 01-02-17
She got her public radio start at Fordham University’s WFUV.

ADMINISTRATORS

MELANIE ORDWAY
These 5 Health Foods Aren’t as Healthy as You Think
OrganicAuthority.com 01-02-17
“The difference between whole fruit and the juice is the fiber content,” explains Melanie Ordway, Registered Dietitian at Fordham University.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Lake Regional hosting Freedom from Smoking program
LakeNewsOnline.com 01-04-17
Ranked the most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business, Freedom From Smoking® is based on proven addiction and behavior change models.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

SUSAN SCAFIDI
HINDU DEITIES ARE MISUSED FOR MARKETING PRODUCTS
DharmaRoundUp.blogspot.com 12-30-16
Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University in New York and author of “Who Owns Culture?,” a book about cultural appropriation and American law, said people commonly borrow religious symbols from other cultures because they are the clearest expression of those cultures.

SUSAN SCAFIDI
Political Agenda Holds Opportunities and Concerns for Fashion Industry
Women’s Wear Daily 01-03-17
“This case challenges copyrights issued for five color-blocked patterns on cheerleader uniforms, and by extension, potentially calls into question the copyrightability of any other surface pattern that a judge might deem ‘functional,’” said Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute, who led a group of fashion designers in filing an amicus curiae brief in support of Varsity brands, fighting for design protection.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest
WNYC 01-03-17
Other signatories included several good-government groups, such as People for the American Way, Public Citizen, Common Cause and the Revolving Door Project, as well as liberal Democrats such as Zephyr Teachout of Fordham University School of Law and Harvard Law School’s Laurence H. Tribe.

JOHN PFAFF
All Criminal Justice Reform Is Local
Washington Monthly January/February 2017 Issue
As John Pfaff, a law professor and economist at Fordham University, puts it in an important new book, Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform, liberals have been telling and retelling a “Standard Story” about the causes of incarceration: the war on drugs, private prisons, and harsher sentences.

DANIEL R. SCHORR
Kroll Expands Global Leadership Team
BusinessWire.com 01-05-17
Mr. Schorr is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and has appeared as a commentator on legal matters for a number of national and local news outlets.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

DIANE RODRIGUEZ
The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education: A Reason to Invest in 2017
Education World 12-28-16
Dr. Diane Rodriguez, associate professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, has been advocating for quality bilingual education in replacement of English-only instruction for years.

WILLIAM F. BAKER
Bill Baker: Taking an extra second to prepare for 2017
Greenwich Time 12-30-16
He currently directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, and Education at Fordham University and teaches at The Julliard School.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

MOHAMED ALSIADI
As Aleppo Crumbles, Local Professor Mohamed Alsiadi Preserves Its Music
CBS New York 12-28-16
Mohamed Alsiadi describes the Aleppo of his youth as a vibrant city bursting with diversity, where the arts could flourish and he was able to study music, his life’s passion. “I was lucky to grow up with that culture,” said the Fordham and Rutgers University professor who has lived in the U.S. for about 20 years.

CHRISTINA GREER
NY1 Online: De Blasio’s Year
NY1 12-30-16
Errol Louis wrapped up Mayor Bill de Blasio’s year, and looked ahead to his re-election campaign, with Christina Greer from Fordham University, Harry Siegel of the Daily News and the Daily Beast, Debralee Santos from the Bronx Free Press and the Manhattan Times and Azi Paybarah of Politico New York.

CHRISTINA GREER
Looking at 2017 NY Politics
IPview.blogspot.com 12-30-16
Dr. Christina Greer, Political Science Professor, Fordham University, and author of Black Ethnics

PAUL LEVINSON
NYT: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly going to NBC News
RadioTVtalk.blog.AJC.com 01-03-17
Paul Levinson, professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York, dubbed this a “brilliant career move” on Kelly’s part.

SHONNI ENELOW
Interview: Alison Maclean and Kerry Fox
FilmComment.com 01-03-17
By Shonni Enelow

BRUCE BERG
Can New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Be the Anti-Trump?
The Nation 01-05-17
“Given the absence of Democratic Party leadership, either in the White House or Congress, there’s a little bit of a vacuum at the national level in the terms of leadership,” says Fordham University political-science professor Bruce Berg.

CHARLES C. CAMOSY
Why all Christians should go vegan
The Washington Post 01-05-17
Charles C. Camosy is an associate professor at Fordham University, and the author of “Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for A New Generation.”

CELIA B. FISHER
Assent, Consent, and Goodness of Fit
Blog.Primr.org 01-03-17
The interfamilial, regulatory, and ethical tensions exposed by research on adolescents were best illustrated by Celia Fisher, PhD, as she discussed her research on adolescent participation in preventative HIV drug research.

ATHLETICS

Hometown Hero: Kate Magill
WPRI.com 12-29-16
Magill is currently the top ranked swimmer in New England in the 1000 and 1500 Freestyle and the senior will continue her career at Fordham University next Fall.

STUDENTS

A Week In NYC On $3,000 A Year
Refinery29 01-01-17
Full-time student at Fordham University in the Bronx majoring in communications and media studies, hoping to go into public relations. I currently work in communications.

DMV services end at AAA in Fairfield, New Haven counties
TheHour.com 01-04-17
“I was just trying to change the address on my license,” said Zarate’s daughter, Isabel Chediak, a 19-year-old student at Fordham University.

A Bernie Sanders Musical Takes the Revolution From Park Slope to Burlington
The Village Voice 01-04-17
BY [Fordham student] MICHAEL APPLER

ALUMNI

Interview: Bringing the Family Business into the 21st Century
TriplePundit.com 01-02-17
Joe Franquinha: My father started the shop in 1962. I grew up in the New York area, so Williamsburg is very much second skin. I went to Fordham University in the Bronx.

Haynes and Boone Names Thirteen New Partners for Third Consecutive Year
WECT.com 01-03-17
[Lauren] Margiano received her bachelor’s from New York University cum laude in 2004 and her juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2007.

Among 16 Promotions, Valeska Pederson Hintz, Reynold Lambert, and Edward Nadel Elected to Lowenstein Sandler Partnership
Investor.Biospace.com 01-03-17
[Valeska Pederson Hintz] earned her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and her B.B.A, cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin.

Bats Benefit from Green Roofs
Scientific American January 2017 Issue
So in 2012 and 2013 Parkins (then at Fordham University) and her colleagues placed ultrasonic recorders on four barren rooftops and four others covered with vegetation to listen for the flying mammals’ high-pitched chirps and squeaks.

Non-Profit that discourages N-Word Use and Youth Violence embarks on first major Crowdfunding Campaign
WFMJ.com 01-04-17
This upsetting trend led [Jarrett] Mathis, an Ivy League graduate of Dartmouth College, and Fordham University School of Law, to create Empowering Ourselves, Inc., a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower at-risk youth, reduce violence, and encourage young people to think about the importance of respect for self and community.

Ulmer Promotes Five to Partner, One to Counsel
WValways.com 01-05-17
[Daniel Gottesman] earned his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law.

King & Spalding Adds Finance Partner in New York
AU.Sys-Con.com 01-05-17
[Jennifer] Daly received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Acrisure Names Adam Reed General Counsel
Wave3.com 01-05-17
Reed holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Philosophy and Law & Society from Binghamton University, and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a student in the Evening Division.

Thompson Hine Elects New Partners
WValways.com 01-05-17
[Samir D. Varma] received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2007, his M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate School of Business in 2007 and his B.A. from University of Michigan in 1999.

OBITUARIES

Neville G. Ottmann, 83, Of River Edge, NJ, Army veteran
Neville G. Ottmann, 83, Of River Edge
Paramus.DailyVoice.com 12-31-16
He went on to have a career as a teacher, guidance counselor and social worker, earning three master’s degrees in social studies (City College), education (City College) and social work (Fordham University).

Gloria S. Bederka, 82, Of Mahwah, NJ, social worker
Gloria S. Bederka, 82, Of Mahwah
Mahway.DailyVoice.com 01-03-17
After her children were grown, she pursued the education she’d always dreamed of, receiving a B.A. from Ramapo College, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a certification from the NJ Psychoanalytic Institute.

Bernadette T. Damato, 79, Of Rockaway, NJ, teacher
BERNADETTE DAMATO
Obits.NJ.com 01-02-17
Bernadette received a B.S. degree from Fordham University.

Vincent “Jimmy” DiDomenico, Sr., 81, Of Bayonne, NJ, founder of Domenico Tours, Inc.
VINCENT DiDomenico Sr.
NJ.com 01-02-17
Born and raised in Bayonne, N.J., “Jimmy” [Vincent] graduated from St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Class of ’53), Villanova University (Class of ’57) and received a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University, School of Law (Class of ’60).

Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad, 72, Of West Hartford, CT, social worker and teacher
Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad
Hartford Courant 01-03-17
He later attended Fordham University (Class of 1973), where he obtained his Masters of Social Work in Administration & Supervision and Policy & Planning.

Patrick Owen Egan, 69, Of Livermore, CA, physicist
Patrick Owen Egan
The Independent 01-05-17
A promising student from the start, Patrick attended St. Sebastian School, Regis High School and Fordham University where he graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa Society member.

Brother Patrick Lally, 81, Of The Bronx, NY, teacher and coach
Brother Patrick Lally, F.M.S.
TheTablet.org 01-04-17
He completed his religious and academic studies at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, and earned a master’s degree in Spanish from Fordham University in 1963.

Thomas G. Vinci, 93, Of NYC, educator and social philanthropist
Obituary: Dr. Thomas G. Vinci
The Coastal Star 01-04-17
Dr. Vinci would go on to receive undergrad and graduate degrees from Fordham and Columbia universities before starting his career as a public school science teacher in 1967.

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