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Rams in the News: June 20, 2019



How L.G.B.T Catholics are celebrating Pride Month
America Magazine 06-19-19
For example, Fordham University will facilitate a conversation about Catholicism and global L.G.B.T. activism on June 26, with speakers from Mexico, the Philippines and Uganda.

Los Espookys Breakout Ana Fabrega Isn’t Afraid to Let Things Get Weird
Vanity Fair 06-14-19
After graduating from Fordham University, [Ana Fabrega] went to work at the credit-risk-management company for which she had interned during college.

Why Justin Bieber, J Balvin & More Are Obsessed With Smiley Faces in Fashion
Billboard 06-14-19
Despite the many legal claims to the symbol — most famously, Walmart’s decadelong action against Belgium-based The Smiley Co., which owns the rights to the logo in 80 countries, generating $265 million annually — “the Drew House version [is]a distinctive entry in a cluttered landscape, so I doubt that any of the other claimants will bare their teeth at it,” says Susan Scafidi, founder/director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School.


How L.G.B.T Catholics are celebrating Pride Month
America Magazine 06-19-19
For example, Fordham University will facilitate a conversation about Catholicism and global L.G.B.T. activism on June 26, with speakers from Mexico, the Philippines and Uganda.

Cyrus Vance Jr. is trying to pass a Dark Web ant as an elephant
Fox 40 WICZ 06-18-19
At the last International Conference on Cyber Security organized by the FBI and Fordham University, I asked Cyrus Vance Jr. why he kept pushing for his flawed Cyber Agenda even tough the director of the National Institute of Standard and Technology refuted his proposal minutes earlier.

Fordham University to mandate all students have health insurance
Becker’s Hospital Review 06-18-19
New York City-based Fordham University is requiring all undergraduates to enroll in a health plan provided by the university or prove they have adequate health coverage to attend classes, according to The Observer.


Merritone Family Festival to Celebrate Jamaican Radio Pioneers in NYC
South Florida Carribbean News 06-13-19
The Jamaican Radio Day is expected to reunite radio personalities from WHBI, WNWK, WPAT, WRTN, WVIP, WWRL, WKCR, WNYU and WFMU (Fordham University), with friends from sister stations WLIB and WBLS, regarded also as key influencers in the Jamaican radio market in the early days.


Catholic bishops finally tackle the sex abuse cover-up. Now comes the hard part
National Catholic Reporter 06-14-19
David Gibson, a former national reporter for Religion News Service, is director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University.


How Graffiti Became Gentrified
New Republic 06-19-19
That change was reflected at a recent panel held at Fordham Law School titled “International Perspectives on Street Art.”


SCOTUS, 2020, Iran, Security
Sirius XM’s POTUS Politics 06-17-19 (subscription required)
Greenberg discussed SCOTUS, 2020, IRAN, and security.

A ‘tanker war’ with Iran would be more complicated than the 1980s version
LA Times 06-18-19
“That was a big statement,” said Lawrence Brennan, a professor at Fordham University who specializes in maritime law and served as a Navy captain in the Persian Gulf.

Extradition Bill Doesn’t Destabilize Xi in Trade Talks, Says Professor Gold
Bloomberg 06-18-19
Matt Gold, adjunct professor of law at Fordham University and former deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative, discusses the calls for Hong Kong Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation, the protests over the extradition bill, U.S.-China trade negotiations and the potential for a currency war. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

Supreme Court rules in case watched for impact on Trump pardons
Politico 06-17-19
Fordham University law professor Jed Shugerman told POLITICO that the Gamble decision will have “no real impact on Trump cases.”

How far back does concern about foreign influence in the US go? All the way back
Boston Globe 06-14-19
“The Constitutions’ founders were intensely concerned about the prospect of foreign involvement in American politics. At the time, foreign corruption was a major concern because the newly independent United States was a small and relatively poor country. It was thought that elites — especially those in appointed office or in the Senate — might be seduced by baubles and titles to put favor towards other countries before patriotism,” Zephyr Teachout, now a professor at Fordham University Law School, wrote in a 2009 article in the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

Lawyers suggest better labeling on prophetic patent applications 06-14-19
A pair of lawyers, one with Fordham University, the other, Stanford Law School, have published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science in which they decry the use of poor labeling on prophetic patent applications. In their paper, Janet Freilich and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette point out that it is possible to apply for and receive a patent on an invention that has not yet been demonstrated.

Why Justin Bieber, J Balvin & More Are Obsessed With Smiley Faces in Fashion
Billboard 06-14-19
Despite the many legal claims to the symbol — most famously, Walmart’s decadelong action against Belgium-based The Smiley Co., which owns the rights to the logo in 80 countries, generating $265 million annually — “the Drew House version [is]a distinctive entry in a cluttered landscape, so I doubt that any of the other claimants will bare their teeth at it,” says Susan Scafidi, founder/director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School.

Black People Are Charged at a Higher Rate Than Whites. What if Prosecutors Didn’t Know Their Race?
The New York Times 06-12-19
“It strikes me as an interesting and intriguing thing to do because I don’t get a sense that there’s a lot of systemic change being attempted in this way,” said John Pfaff, a Fordham University law professor and author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.”

The Appeal 06-14-19
“There are entire communities that have [the costs of incarceration]always on their mind, but the broader electorate, I think, barely thinks about them,” Fordham University law professor John Pfaff said.

Did Kamala Harris Cross a Line by Saying Her Administration Would Prosecute Trump?
Mother Jones 06-13-19
“I think her comments do unfortunately run afoul of that important norm,” says Andrew Kent, an expert in legal ethics at Fordham University School of Law.


Tariffs on China limit students’ access to technology, warn educators
EdScoop 06-19-19
The proposal would extend tariffs to virtually all Chinese goods that have so far escaped duties, including a tariff on books that Fordham University professor Albert Greco told EdScoop is the first tariff on book importations in modern U.S. history.

This Summer’s Hot Beach Read: The Mueller Report
The Intelligencer 06-18-19
“That’s a very impressive number for a nonfiction book available in paperback,” said Albert N. Greco, a professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and publishing-industry expert, of the 315,000 total sold to date.

Don’t Put Tariffs on Books
Publishers Weekly 06-14-19
Albert N. Greco, a professor of marketing at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, has written extensively about the U.S. book industry.


Outcomes-Based Graduate School: the Humanities Edition
Chronicle Vitae 06-18-19
Leonard Cassuto, a professor of English at Fordham University, writes regularly about graduate education in this space.

Inter-rater reliability of vehicle color perception for forensic intelligence
PLOS One 06-18-19
Editor: Barry Rosenfeld, Fordham University, UNITED STATES

The Ethical And Moral Arguments Against ‘Throwaway Culture’
The Federalist 06-14-19
Charles Camosy, pro-life Democrat and professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University, joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “Resisting Throwaway Culture.”

Vatican gender document makes one thing clear: The church needs more dialogue
America Magazine 06-14-19
The Rev. Bryan Massingale, a moral theologian at Fordham University, also stressed the importance of experience and called the document an “interim response” from the Vatican on questions of gender and gender identity.

Everyone Wants to Talk About Reparations. But for How Long?
The Atlantic 06-19-19
As Christina Greer, a political-science professor at Fordham University, told me, reparations will not likely stay at the forefront of the presidential conversation as Democrats move from the primary to the general election.

Northwestern center conducts first-ever poll about presidential leadership on diversity and inclusion
Northwestern News 06-18-19
The CSDD, working in conjunction with Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, conducted a poll of 113 academic researchers and asked them to rate the 14 modern presidents on both their overall leadership and their rhetoric on diversity and inclusion using a scale ranging from 0 to 100.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio takes his low popularity to the national stage
LA Times 06-14-19
“There is the tale of the first term, when he was working hard to provide a vision for the city, and the tale of the second term, where he doesn’t even seem to like us,” said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the uncles out there
New York Amsterdam News 06-13-19
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream,” the co-host of the new podcast FAQ-NYC, and the host of The Aftermath and The Counter on

Collective Amnesia in Post-Communist Poland
Public Seminar 06-14-19
Magda Teter is the Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies and Professor of History at Fordham University.

Fordham Scholars Visit for Ethics Training
National Institutes of Health Record 06-14-19
Dr. Celia Fisher, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse-supported HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) at Fordham University, brought four early-stage investigators to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities recently.


Framingham students graduate from Boston College High School
Wicked Local Framingham 06-19-19
[Justin O’Hare Giffee] plans on attending Fordham University in the fall.

AROUND TOWN: Cosmic scales work in strange ways
Wicked Local Hanover 06-19-19
Luca [A. Barbuto] will attend Fordham University in the fall.

Hilltopper Senior Matt Kohaut Receives Thomas I. Glasser Memorial Scholarship
Tap into Summit 06-19-19
This fall, [Matthew] Kohaut will attend Fordham University where he will major in Computer Science and participate in the U.S. Navy ROTC Marine Corps Option Program.

The Guilford High School Class of 2019
Zip 06 06-18-19
Mia Bernice Tilton – Fordham University

Nationally ranked East softball wins program’s first Class A state title, finishes 27-0
Amherst Bee 06-18-19
Three of the seniors — Mack (University of Hartford), [Rachel] Steffan (Fordham University) and Leone (University at Buffalo) are playing Division I softball.

Kimberly-Clark awards Bright Futures Scholarships
The Greater New Milford Spectrum 06-17-19
In New Milford, where Kimberly-Clark has a tissue manufacturing facility, a college scholarship has been awarded to Alison Parker, a senior at Shepaug Valley School in Bridgewater and the daughter of Bruce and Daphne Parker, who plans to attend Fordham University, and Maggie Lee, a senior at Pomperaug High School in Southbury and the daughter of Stacy and Kim Lee, who plans to attend Wesleyan University.

Fordham University student honored for giving back to others
News 12 The Bronx 06-15-19
[Kraig] Puccia says he has always done community service and joined Global Outreach at Fordham University.

Penn Mutual’s Life of Significance Award
Bronx Times 06-14-19
At the 2019 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Kraig Puccia of Fordham University was the winner of the fifth annual Penn Mutual Life of Significance award, presented by inspirational speaker and author Joe Jordan and Penn Mutual CEO Eileen McDonnell.


Men’s All American Camp Players Named
Flo Rugby 06-19-19
Maxim Zhitnik

Greenwich High athletes gather for a final time
Greenwich Time 06-14-19
Timothy D’Agostino, Fordham University, water polo

Isis Young announces grad transfer to Fordham
Daily Orange 06-14-19
Former Syracuse guard Isis Young has transferred to Fordham University to play as a graduate, she announced over Twitter on Thursday evening.

Voice of Toronto Raptors, Jack Armstrong brings ‘human touch’ to Whitby
Durham Region 06-13-19
Prior to that, [Jack Armstrong] served four years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y where he also earned a bachelor of arts in history and a masters in public communications.

Oceanside High School alumnus drafted by Baltimore Orioles
Long Island Herald 06-13-19
After high school [Kyle Martin] played for Fordham University, earning many accolades along the way, and became the 37th Ram to be selected in the MLB Draft.


Jumpstarting the eco-clothing industry from a mall storefront
The Middletown Press 06-19-19
“In Connecticut, we don’t have high enough expectations of what we should be,” said [Olivia] Greenspan, who lives in Stratford and just graduated from Fordham University.

Canaccord Genuity Adds Dedicated FinTech Expertise in its U.S. Investment Banking Business
New Kerala 06-19-19
Jason [Panzer] earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a law degree from the Fordham Law School and he is a CFA charterholder.

For ‘GLOW’ Star Betty Gilpin, It Pays to Stay Weird
Backstage 06-19-19
So after high school in Connecticut and studying theater at Fordham University, [Betty] Gilpin pounded the pavement Off- and Off-Off-Broadway (“I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard,” “We Live Here”), booking occasional TV work (“Nurse Jackie,” “Masters of Sex,” and plenty of “Law & Order”) to get by.

Lynn Neary
WLRN 06-19-19
A graduate of Fordham University, [Lynn] Neary thinks she may be the envy of English majors everywhere.

New Irvington High School Principal Appointed
Patch 06-19-19
[Juliet L. ] Gevargis-Mizimakoski earned her bachelor’s degree majoring in political science and communications, and media studies from Fordham University’s Honors Program.

The legacy of Denzel: Key moments from Washington AFI honors
ABC News 06-19-19
For the most heartfelt part of her speech, Roberts turned to the words of someone who knew her friend at the outset of his career: Robert Stone, [Denzel] Washington’s acting coach at Fordham University.

Veronica Volk
WXXI News 06-19-19
[Veronica Volk] holds a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from Fordham University and is originally from the Jersey Shore, which is nothing like how it is portrayed on MTV.

Scott Detrow
WXXI News 06-19-19
[Scott] Detrow got his start in public radio at Fordham University’s WFUV.

National security and international trade lawyer rejoins Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, DC
Fox 40 WICZ 06-18-19
[Stefan] Reisinger, who also served overseas with the US Department of State, earned his JD from the Fordham University School of Law and received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Wife Vanessa Nadal First Met in High School
Oprah Magazine 06-18-19
[Vanessa Nadal] later worked as a scientist developing anti-aging products at Johnson & Johnson, and eventually switched paths to attend Fordham University School of Law.

H.S. SOFTBALL: Bridgewater-Raynham attempting to turn back the calendar
Taunton Gazette 06-18-19
“I remember Madi Shaw was on that team and Sarah Dawson,” Johnson said of the duo that went on to play Division 1 college ball at Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively.

Three Montclair police department officers promoted to full status
New Jersey Globe 06-17-19
Officer Joseph L. Julian graduated Fordham University, Bronx, NY with a major in history.

Irena Royzman Joins Kramer Levin’s Patent Litigation Practice as Partner in New York
Fox 40 WICZ 06-17-19
[Irena Royzman] earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, her Ph.D. from MIT, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and her B.A. from the University of Chicago.

State Rep Steve Meskers (D-150) to Address RMA, Open to the Public
Greenwich Free Press 06-17-19
Representative [Steve] Meskers has a BA from Fordham University in Economics and Spanish, and an MBA in Finance from the Lubin School at Pace University.

Students, Sunday, June 16, 2019
Bozeman Daily Chronicle 06-16-19
Rosalyn A. Kutsch graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Fordham University honors program on May 18, 2019.

Army Chaplain Dominic Ternan, son of Brooklyn and Fordham University, honored on 75th anniversary of his battlefield death just after D-Day
New York Daily News 06-16-19
[Dominic Ternan] attended Brooklyn Prep before earning a bachelor of arts degree at Fordham University.

These N.J. vets fought for liberty in WWII. They just got a big ‘thank you.’
New Jersey 06-15-19
[David Broadnax] was a physician for 47 years at Hackensack Medical Center after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College and Master of Science degree in microbiology from Fordham University.

Jack Armstrong, Pete Alonso And The Value Of Humble And Kind In Business
Sports Marketing & PR Roundup 06-15-19
I have known Jack [Armstrong] since we were both 19 or so, and have spent countless hours with him early on riding the subway and on road trips as he grew through his formative years like me at Fordham University, he as an aspiring basketball coach and me as a student trying to learn the ins and outs of the sports and entertainment media world.

Meet the Platonic Cast & Crew
Voyage Los Angeles 06-14-19
[Winter Dunn] moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after graduating from drama school at Fordham University in New York City.

Hightstown’s Allie Bridgman is our Area Softball Player of the Year
Trentonian 06-14-19
Already committed to the strong Fordham University program before her junior season even got started, the hard-throwing [Bailey] Enoch compiled a record of 12-3 with 159 strikeouts in only 91 innings of work.

Time To Reinvent
Capital Aberto 06-14-19
[Jose Luiz Kugler] was a Professor at Fordham University, New York; and University of Pittsburgh.

US Bank exec Gregory Cunningham is living legacy of service for his children
Rolling Out 06-14-19
The Pittsburgh native [Gregory Cunningham] has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UNCF member school Clark Atlanta University and an MBA from Fordham University.

Regina Hall Talks To Desus & Mero About Starring In The New Movie ‘Shaft,’ Attending Fordham University, And Her Playboy Dream Job [Video]
Bossip 06-14-19
The Black Monday actress [Regina Hall] sits down with the Bodega Boys to talk about starring in the new movie Shaft with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, attending Fordham University, and why her first dream job was being a Playboy bunny.

Titan Medical Names Prominent Medical Technology Executive as Board Chairman
Medical Product Outsourcing 06-14-19
[Charles W.] Federico earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Fordham University.

Los Espookys Breakout Ana Fabrega Isn’t Afraid to Let Things Get Weird
Vanity Fair 06-14-19
After graduating from Fordham University, [Ana Fabrega] went to work at the credit-risk-management company for which she had interned during college.

Review: Can the university be sacred space for reasoned discourse?
America Magazine 06-14-19
[John Sexton] was a debate coach at a girls’ Catholic high school in Brooklyn while studying at Fordham, where he earned a doctorate in theology, studying with another legend, Ewert Cousins.

Business Council Taps Two Economic Development Execs. to Board of Directors
Real Estate in Depth 06-14-19
A graduate of Skidmore College, [Wilson] Kimball earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Stein Scholar and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

César Garcés PhD and his contributions to social work
Expreso 06-13-19
In 1985 [César Manuel Garcés Carranza] joined Fordham University and then graduated in 1985 (MSW).

Have the willingness of D-Day veterans, rise to the challenge
National Catholic Reporter 06-13-19
Brian Harper is an alumnus of Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development and Marquette University.

Queens pols who became household names
Queens Chronicle 06-13-19
[Andrew Cuomo] later graduated from Fordham University and Albany Law School.

Kimj Multi-Instrumentalist
Blog Talk Radio 06-13-19
Kimj attended Westbury, Hempstead public schools, and graduated from Fordham University in 1985.

Eagles reveal front office changes; give Howie Roseman new title
247 Sports 06-13-19
A four-year letterman as a defensive back at Fordham University, [Brandon] Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and communications media management.


Michael Richard Bolz, 60, of East Jewett, NY, Sergeant
Michael Richard Bolz
Hudson Valley 360 06-18-19
[Michael Richard Bolz] was a graduate of Fordham Law School, and worked in the financial services industry in New York City from 1980 until 1994.

Peter James “Hoppy” Hopkins, 83, Of Little River, SC, U.S. Air Force
Peter James “Hoppy” Hopkins
Prime Publishers 06-17-19
He received his bachelor of arts in 1977 from Fordham University in New York and was a supervising counselor and mentor for more than a decade at Catholic Guardian Society caring for foster boys; he loved them as his own.

Kevin Killian, 66, Of San Francisco, CA, Novelist
KEVIN KILLIAN (1952–2019)
Artforum 06-17-19
Born on December 24, 1952, Killian earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and his master’s degree at Stony Brook University before he moved to San Francisco in 1980.

Paul J. Pelkonen, 46, Of Brooklyn, NY, Music Writer
In Memoriam: Paul J. Pelkonen
Super Conductor 06-13-19
A lifelong Brooklynite, Paul was a proud alumnus of Stuyvesant High School, Fordham University, and the journalism school at Boston University.


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