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A.I.’s Latest Challenge: the Math Olympics
The New York Times 01-17-2024
“Euclidean geometry is a nice test bed for automatic reasoning, since it constitutes a self-contained domain with fixed rules,” said Heather Macbeth, a geometer at Fordham University and an expert in computer-verified reasoning. (As a teenager, Dr. Macbeth won two I.M.O. medals.) AlphaGeometry “seems to constitute good progress,” she said.

Mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket now Justice Department’s first death penalty case under Garland
The Associated Press 01-13-2024
“It’s a mass shooting, and mass shootings have only increased over the years and gotten worse. It was also racially motivated, and that seems to be a huge factor here,” said Deborah Denno, a Fordham University law professor who studies the death penalty. “Garland is sort of indicating what he thinks is important, what would drive him to ask for the death penalty.”

How AI Is Transforming National Security
NPR 01-15-2024
“Chris Wray and I were speaking on stage at an international conference on cybersecurity at Fordham University in New York. With us was the director of another U.S. spy agency, General Paul Nakasone, who runs the National Security Agency, which does surveillance, code breaking, [and]cyber snooping,” said Mary Louise Kelly, anchor for NPR’s All Things Considered.

When men’s fashion had a revolution—in medieval times
National Geographic 01-17-2024
“The idea of clothing which, for the first time, was truly custom made to fit an individual’s body implies a new relationship between the clothing and the wearer,” said Laurel A. Wilson, a researcher in the history of fashion at the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University.

A New York Professor Wages Epic Battle Against Rats Attacking His Car
The Wall Street Journal 01-12-2024
Spraying engines with peppermint might deter some rodents, at least temporarily. Or it might not faze them, according to Jason Munshi-South, an evolutionary biologist and professor of biology at Fordham University. Garlic oil? White Pepper? Pine-Sol? Same thing, he says.

Dickson Despommier Wants Our Cities to Be Like Forests
The New Yorker 01-14-2024
Though retired from full-time teaching, [Dickson] Despommier is still thinking about ecological problems. His latest book, “The New City: How to Build Our Sustainable Urban Future,” which evolved from a course that Despommier taught at Fordham University, is a manifesto for the future of cities on a warming planet.

Alabama’s Nitrogen Gas Execution Could Break International Law—UN
Newsweek 01-16-2024
Deborah Denno, a death penalty expert and professor at Fordham Law School, previously told Newsweek that unlike lethal injection and electrocution, which have been used for decades, experts can “only speculate about how a state might conduct a nitrogen hypoxia execution.”

Transit News; Senator Gillibrand; Lesser-Told Stories from the AIDS Crisis; The Rat Haven in Your Car
WNYC 01-18-2024
Rats are resilient creatures, and sometimes their will to survive leads them into the machinery of your car. Jason Munshi-South, urban ecologist and professor of biology at Fordham University, explains.

NY Studying Reparations; Iowa Caucuses; The Latest on COVID, Flu & More; Richard Rothstein on Legal Segregation; Teachers on Teaching MLK & the Civil War
WNYC 01-15-2024
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, Moynihan Public Scholars fellow at City College, CUNY, host of the podcast FAQNYC, host of The Blackest Questions podcast on the Grio, previews the Iowa caucuses, plus discusses New York State’s new task force to study reparations.

Arts & Culture Newsletter: ‘Maestro’ puts spotlight on Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts
The San Diego Tribune 01-18-2024
Father Bryan Massingale, a Fordham University theology professor, is a notable advocate for anti-racism and LGBTQ+ rights in the Catholic Church and beyond. His 2010 work, “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church,” critically examines racism in religious settings.

How Fossil Fuels Found Their Influencers
The Lever 01-12-2024
“The U.S. oil sector has rarely enjoyed public popularity,” Tim Wood, a professor in the department of communication and media studies at Fordham University, told The Lever. “They routinely fall near the bottom of surveys ranking the industries Americans trust. So while companies in other sectors might be able to take those trust barometer findings with a grain of salt, oil industry players were more primed to listen.”

IR’s next generation: Who are the Gen Z IROs and what do they want?
IR Magazine 01-15-2024
‘The attraction of IR is that it provides an opportunity for students to use all the skills they have learned at business school: accounting, equity analysis, marketing, data analytics and more,’ says Professor Anthony Palma, who is a member of the faculty of the Fordham University School of Business and Fordham University School of Law in New York.

FAFSA Program: how to access this financial aid for students who want to enter university
Univision 01-17-2024
“There are government funds to financially aid college students, and we won’t stop until all Hispanics know about these resources,” said Francisco García-Quezada, resource specialist at the Center For Educational Partnerships at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.

What is hidden behind the pleasure of squeezing blackheads and pimples
Psicoadvisor 01-14-2024
Dean McKay, professor of psychology at Fordham University in New York explains that when removing blackheads and pimples, you feel both a thrill linked to an unconscious risk (such as getting hurt during practice or contracting diseases) and a consequent feeling of satisfaction and relief at the end of the practice.

Belichick’s downfall reminds us: Put not your faith in head coaches (or popes)
America Magazine 01-12-2024
Father O’Hare, who died in 2020, was also president of Fordham University for 19 years and a well-known figure in New York City. He called his theory of fame “The Four Lives of Joe O’Hare.”

Ceol na nGael: The student radio show keeping Irish music alive in New York for 50 years
Irish Star 01-14-2024
Every Sunday at 12pm, a familiar tune can be heard blasting through radios in Irish households all around Woodlawn, New York. Some grew up listening to Skibbereen Races at this time every week, others became accustomed to it later in life. It’s a song beloved by many traditional music fans, but more importantly in this area, it’s the theme song of Ceol na nGael, Fordham University’s 50-year-old Irish music show.

Fordham University MOSAIC Alumni Club at God’s Love We Deliver
Fox 5 01-16-2024
At God’s Love We Deliver in SoHo, volunteers made up of Fordham University Alumni put together hot meals for people facing illness and food insecurity, as well as for veterans.

Construction underway on new Belmont center assisting students
News 12 01-17-2024
While Squash is a big part of it, executive director Terence Li says it’s all about academic mentorship. They have a partnership with nearby Fordham University, but work is underway for a place of their own.

Who was Vince Lombardi and why is the trophy named after him? Iconic Super Bowl prize inspired by NFL legend
talkSPORT 01-18-2024
From there, he [Vince Lombardi] moved to Fordham University and then joined the US Military Academy as an offensive line coach. It was here that his coaching style and philosophy began to take shape.

Jewish Life Stories: John Lennon’s lawyer, Michael Oren’s mom
Jewish Telegraphic Agency 01-17-2024
As the principal organizer and chairman of the National Consultation on Ethnic America at Fordham University in June 1968, he [Irving M. Levine] championed a “new pluralism” that, unlike the “melting pot” theory,” balanced small group identities with a commitment to society as a whole.

Museum observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Beverly Press 01-18-2024
He [Michael Bornstein] later graduated from Fordham University, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than 40 years.

KNX-AM (Radio): Los Angeles, CA – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
KNX-AM 01-16-2024
The future of the American mall will look a lot like this one, which combines residential and commercial real estate. That’s according to Fordham University economist Giacomo Santangelo, “You’ll actually have, believe it or not, apartment buildings attached to the mall.”

WNBC-NY (NBC): New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
WNBC-NY 01-15-2024
Fordham University is celebrating a milestone at its radio station WFUV. It has a student-run show called Ceol na nGael that’s been on the air for nearly half a century. It’s a huge accomplishment. We take a look at why.”

News 12 Bronx: New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
News 12 Bronx 01-14-2024
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence is actually going to be here in the Bronx this June. We’re going to have a conference at Fordham University and bring prosecutors from all over the country in order to talk about the prevention of gun violence.

News 12 Bronx: New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
News 12 Bronx 01-16-2024
CitySquash has been around for around twenty-two years, helping kids with their academic, athletic, and personal potential through squash. They’ve got a partnership with nearby Fordham University, but a big project happening for the nonprofit is getting a place to call home.

News 12 Bronx: New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
News 12 Bronx 01-15-2024
A Fordham University alum is taking the field tonight with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the NFC South playoff game. The university posted this on X, wishing Chase Edmonds luck as Tampa Bay takes on the Philadelphia Eagles tonight.

KCBS-AM (Radio): San Francisco, CA – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
KCBS-AM 01-16-2024
Bath and Bodyworks feels like the quintessential mall store, but more than half of its stores are now outside of malls. Fordham University economist Giacomo Santangello says this is because many of us shop online.

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