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Pope Francis: Climate activist?
NPR’s All Things Considered 11-19-2023
“And hopefully, [Pope Francis’] very physical presence there will be a reminder that justice, accountability to people worldwide and the flourishing of the earth now and in the future, as well as questions of poverty and the common good, are, in fact, central,” Christiana Zenner, associate professor of theology, science, and ethics, told host Scott Detrow.

In the US, Black survivors are nearly invisible in the Catholic clergy sexual abuse crisis
Associated Press 11-29-2023
“Persons of color have suffered a long legacy of neglect and marginalization in the Catholic Church,” said the Rev. Bryan Massingale, a Black Catholic priest and Fordham University professor whose research has focused on the issue. “We need to correct the idea that all or most of the victims of this abuse have been white and male.”

Reports Say Pope Francis Is Evicting U.S. Cardinal From His Vatican Home
The New York Times 11-28-2023
Other American observers described Cardinal Burke as a cleric who has consistently used his large platform, especially in the United States, to undermine Francis’ goals for the church. … “This is like accusing the president of sedition,” said David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and a commentator on Catholic issues. “They’re the most serious charges one can launch against the pope or any Catholic.”

It Was the Year of Barbie Pink, But Whose Color Is It Anyway?
Vanity Fair 11-27-2023
And, surprisingly, that’s probably legally binding, Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University, told Vanity Fair. “It is a form of contract,” she acknowledged, adding that though Semple can put conditions on the primary sale of his pigments, it’s hard to enforce limitations on resale or where it goes after its initial purchase.

A Pop Star Filmed a Music Video in a Church. The Priest Was Punished.
The New York Times 11-25-2023
Catholic imagery is employed in popular culture more than other Christian sects because its churches have a recognizable visual style that viewers instantly associate with sacredness, said Kathryn Reklis, an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. “An unadorned Methodist church or a storefront Pentecostal church just don’t.”

Andrew Cuomo appears to mull mayoral run, drawing skepticism in NYC political circles
New York Daily News 11-22-2023
“I don’t know if this is just the musings of a man who has nothing else to do,” said Christina Greer, a Fordham University political science professor. “I don’t know if this is just his need to have his name out there.” … Greer said much of the state Legislature likely would not welcome a political comeback from Cuomo, who often bulldozed lawmakers to get his priorities passed.

Vince Lombardi’s Secret to Great Leadership
Psychology Today 11-25-2023
[Vince] Lombardi described it as the “greatest day of my life,” not winning a football championship but receiving his alma mater Fordham University’s Insignis Medal for “Distinction in service to God through excellence in his chosen profession.”

2023 Pope Francis Global Poverty Index: Religious freedom improved but gender equality declined
America Magazine 11-22-2023
To Henry Schwalbenberg’s ears, that sounded like a worthy assessment of global well-being. Mr. Schwalbenberg is the director of the graduate program. His students and researchers translated the pope’s categories into the Fordham index, and since 2015 the team has kept its finger on the pulse of Francis’ guidelines for a more equitable world.

Alabama sets January date for world’s first execution by nitrogen hypoxia
The BMJ 11-17-2023
Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University who is one of America’s leading death penalty experts, said, “This is a vague, sloppy, dangerous, and unjustifiably deficient protocol made all the more incomprehensible by heavy redaction in the most important places. Alabama has a regrettable history of refusing to recognise failure,” Denno told The BMJ.

Offensive Speech Is Still Legally Protected Free Speech. That’s a Good Thing.
The Daily Beast 11-20-2023
“I’ve practiced First Amendment law for more than a decade—first in Washington, D.C., and now in New York. I’ve represented newspapers from New York to Australia. I teach media law at Fordham Law School and regularly publish scholarship on the history of the First Amendment,” said Matthew Schafer, adjunct professor of law.

Pope Francis Evicts Conservative American Cardinal from His Vatican Home in ‘Vicious Act’: Report
The Western Journal 11-29-2023
“This is like accusing the president of sedition. They’re the most serious charges one can launch against the pope or any Catholic,” said David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University.

Rats Have Taken Over Our Cities—And We Can’t Stop Them
Popular Mechanics 11-20-2023
New York City will never be free of rats—at least not until it’s free of humans. “They’re just there because of our filth,” says Michael Parsons, an urban ecologist at Fordham University and a veteran rat researcher.

Credit Unions Lead Banks on Innovation: Study Shows
Credit Union Times 11-22-2023
The study was conducted by Lerzan Aksoy, a marketing professor at Fordham University in New York, and Gina Woodall, president of Rockbridge Associates, a marketing research firm in Great Falls, Va.

21st Century Dr. Frankensteins: George Church
Organic Consumers Association 11-14-2023
“That sounds like eugenics,” Fordham adjunct ethics professor and science journalist Elizabeth Yuko, who studies bioethics, told The Daily Beast. Yuko compared the app, as described, to the Nazi goal of cultivating a master race.

Southbury Library to Offer Virtual Program on Life of Frank Sinatra
Voices News 11-22-2023
Brian Rose, the presenter, is a professor emeritus at Fordham University. He has written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted programs with leading directors, actors and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Directors Guild of America.

New December Programs and Final November Programs from Village Preservation
Village Preservation 11-21-2023
David J. Goodwin is the Assistant Director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and a past Frederick Lewis Allen Room scholar at the New York Public Library. His first book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street, received the J. Owen Grundy History Award in 2018.

Global poverty wanes while other challenges rise, Fordham study says
Global Sisters Report 11-21-2023
A new report by Fordham University analyzing global poverty trends through the lens of statements by Pope Francis and others says that while extreme poverty may be declining from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, other serious problems continue to vex the global community.

Fordham University School of Law Wins Regional Moot Court Competition at the City Bar
New York City Bar 11-20-2023
Fordham University School of Law won the regional rounds of the 74th National Moot Court Competition, which took place November 15 and 16 at the New York City Bar Association. The winning team consisted of Deisy Abarca-Espiritu, Blake Elwood and Joseph Orlando.

Should You Be Using Sentencing Mitigation Videos?
American Judicial System 11-28-2023
For example, a collaboration between Fordham University and The Legal Aid Society has produced 23 mitigation videos for indigent defendants in New York City. Of those, 16 have made favorable outcomes compared to what prosecutors recommended.

Kelli Giddish to return for Season 25 premiere of ‘Law & Order: SVU’
The Today Show 11-28-2023
Her last appearance as a series regular showed Rollins marrying assistant district attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi (Peter Scanavino) in a spur-of-the-moment courthouse wedding. She then left the Special Victims Unit for a teaching post at Fordham University.

Ice-T Greets Mariska Hargitay with a ‘Karate Chop’ as Law & Order: SVU Stars Get to Work on Season 25
People 11-27-2023
Rollins served as a criminal pathology expert now that she’s traded in her badge for books as a professor at Fordham University, and she surprised Benson not only with her help but also with her pregnancy.

Polo Club of Guerrand-Hermes Triumphs in National Competition, Fordham University Advances in Water Polo Championship
BNN Breaking 11-20-2023
In a parallel universe of water polo, the No. 15-ranked Fordham University team secured its place in the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Championship match for the third consecutive season with a 23-12 win over the Wagner College Seahawks.

AI platform test for managing aircraft on the runway at Fiumicino
Travel Nonstop 11-20-2023
This was announced by Alessandro Benetton, President of Edizione and Vice President of Mundys – key shareholder of AdR – while giving the keynote speech at the Sixth Annual Conference on Innovation at Fordham University in New York.

Danville senior balances co-op, advanced studies and extracurricular endeavors
The Daily Item 11-24-2023
Over the summer, [Jill] Nied had the unique experience of studying with the New York Times Summer Institute. She said she stayed on campus at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City where her studies focused on creative writing and journalism.

It’s TikTok Shop’s first Christmas, and shoppers are torn between hot deals and ethics
CNBC 11-27-2023
For Fordham University senior and history major Ana Kevorkian, the ads have become increasingly tempting even though she’s “principally opposed” to buying anything on TikTok Shop. She said she’s specifically had her eye on a leather purse being sold for $3, but she’s still questioning the ethics behind it.

Above & Beyond: Gen X
City & State New York 11-20-2023
[J.R.] Cehonski brought that sensitivity to the adult peer-support program he created at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “Clinical care can be infantilizing,” says Cehonski, who studied social work at Fordham University. “Peer work is having the voice support of someone who’s been through similar circumstances.”

Mia Wilson & Natalie Butt took the leap, now they’re 2 of the youngest Radio City Rockettes
Her Campus 11-22-2023
“It was always sort of a dream for me,” [Natalie] Butt, a senior at Fordham University and The Ailey School, tells Her Campus in an exclusive interview. “I saw the show when I was really little, and I grew up in Florida, so I wasn’t able to come to New York every year and see it. But, like most people, I would watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving [Day] Parade, so it definitely was a dream, and seemed far-fetched for a long time.”

Village Apothecary, independent pharmacy specializing in HIV, turns 40
Gay City News 11-24-2023
From day one, the New York native’s goal was to serve his community in Manhattan’s West Village, where he [Micheal Konnon] called home since graduating from Fordham University College of Pharmacy.

Meet the new sisters panel for the 7th year of The Life
National Catholic Reporter 11-27-2023
Patricia Wittberg is a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, and she taught the sociology of religion and religious organizations for 30 years at Fordham University and Indiana University (Indianapolis).

Charter School Alum Works Toward Equity For Black Veterans
Coral Spring Talk 11-20-2023
[Richard] Brookshire is a Morehouse College and Fordham University graduate with an MPA in Urban and Social Policy from Columbia University, specializing in media and society.

Taylor Donaldson shines as Fordham University’s women’s basketball Dominates Saint Peter’s
BVM Sports 11-29-2023
Taylor Donaldson scored a career-high 35 points to lead Fordham University women’s basketball to an 80-46 victory over Saint Peter’s. Her stellar performance included seven three-pointers on 12 attempts.

Battle of the Bronx is enriched by special family bond
The Riverdale Press 11-24-2023
The newcomer was Abdou Tsimbila, who plays on the Fordham University men’s basketball team. He had made it all the way to West Virginia from his home country of Cameroon. The goal was to find a high school in America to continue his basketball career, but in the process he gained a second family.

Open streets on Fifth Avenue returns for the holiday season
Spectrum News NY1 11-20-2023
Aazaan Ali, a senior at Fordham University, spent Monday evening on the avenue with his friends. “You see it in every movie on TV. You have to be here and experience it,” Ali said.

Jewish Students attend “March for Israel,” among Mounting Antisemitism
The Sentinel Newspaper 11-18-2023
Zach Goldberg, a Montgomery County native and law student at Fordham University, was pleased to see diverse representation of ideologies amongst Jewish attendees of the event. This started on his bus ride from New York City, when he overheard two older Jewish women criticizing Israel’s right-wing government.

From the emergency room to podium finish: Tan bags CNMI’s first ever athletics gold at the Pacific Games
Radio New Zealand 11-29-2023
In the 15 months since, she [Tania Tan] graduated from Fordham University and enrolled at the University of Hawaii’s master’s program where she now is in the cross country team.

Many of the ‘Kid Nation’ Stars Are Now Pursuing Careers Inspired by the Show
Distractify 11-17-2023
A Winter Park, Fla. native, Sophia [Wise] later reconnected with her Jewish heritage as she attended Smith College, from where she graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Latin and History. She’s now a lawyer after getting her law degree from Fordham University.

How a game designer turned Jesuit ended up writing about space religion
Chicago Catholic 11-22-2023
[Shane] Liesegang eventually joined the Jesuits in 2015. That led him back to grad school to study philosophy at Fordham University and then to Boston College, where, as a Jesuit scholastic, he’s currently studying theology and working with students.

Northampton author publishes third book at age of 89
The Reminder 11-20-2023
[Judith] Bruder is a writer, lecturer and scholar; a graduate of Wellesley College who has been a campus minister at Fordham University in Manhattan. Her interests range from English Literature and addictions counseling to cooking techniques, French conversation, mystery novels and the movies.

Broadway Tenors to perform “Tis the Season” Dec. 5 at The Sheid
KTLO 11-27-2023
John [Cudia] earned his BA from Fordham University. He currently studies voice with Metropolitan Opera Baritone Mark Oswald.

Highest-ranking woman in NYPD among 6 for Heritage Awards
Jamaica Gleaner 11-27-2023
Dr. Camelia Lawrence is a board-certified surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast disease. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The Emergence of Multinationals in Latin America
Latin America Reports 11-28-2023
Before founding Crescite, its CEO Eddie Cullen was director of the incubator program at Fordham University and a candidate for Mayor of New York. He was also a fellow and advisor to Biden’s presidential campaign.

Nick Martinez, who led San Diego in games pitched, to sign with Cincinnati Reds, per ESPN
Cincinnati Enquirer 11-30-2023
[Nick] Martinez pitched and played second base at Fordham University. Brett Kennedy, who made five appearances for the Reds last season, also played for the Rams. Former Reds pitcher Pete Harnisch was an All-American at Fordham. Hall of Famers Frankie Frisch and Ed Walsh also attended Fordham.

Shark Tank meets true grit: Picatinny Arsenal holds special Veteran’s Day guest speaking event
DVIDS 11-28-2023
He [Matt Higgins] started his career as an award-winning investigative reporter at the Queens Tribune and attended Fordham University School of Law at night.

Louisville native tapped to lead housing authority after complaints, poor conditions forced out previous director
WDRB 11-29-2023
[Elizabeth] Strojan has a dual master’s degree in economics and international political economy and development from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Centre College in Danville.

These Celebrities Have a December Birthday
WMMR 11-21-2023
The legendary actor celebrates his birthday on December 28. While attending college at Fordham University in the late ’70s, [Denzel] Washington switched to study acting and began in theater. By the ’90s, he achieved Hollywood stardom with roles in films such as ‘Malcolm X.’

Who is Kelley Curran: Rising Star of HBO’s “The Gilded Age”
BOL News 11-22-2023
[Kelley] Curran studied drama at Bethlehem High School and Fordham University’s Lincoln Center.

Lana Del Rey’s Artistic Odyssey And Staggering Net Worth
Kahawa Tungu 11-26-2023
Enrolling at Fordham University in 2004, Lana [Del Rey], then known as May Jailer, produced EPs and graduated with a degree in philosophy in 2008.

CHRISTMAS EVE IN DIKANKA – A Musical Adaptation of a Ukrainian Story to Have Industry Reading
Broadway World 11-22-2023
Ms. [Rachel] Klein is a founding member of Iconoclast Theatre Collective, guest teaching artist at Fordham University, serves on the New Musical Screening Committee for NAMT, directed Double Double for Bite Sized Broadway (ft. Richard Kind) and was the Director/Showrunner of the audio series The World to Come (ft. Adrienne Barbeau).

Joseph Strickland is Still a Bishop
Commonweal Magazine 11-24-2023
Abortion was again declared the preeminent priority when it comes to voting—almost forty years to the month after Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s consistent ethic-of-life lecture at Fordham University in 1983, and six weeks after Chicago cardinal Blase Cupich’s appeal to apply his predecessor’s framework to contemporary concerns like climate change.

NY Giants Chronicles – Audio Unavailable
MSG 11-19-2023
“When they moved out after winning The World Series, we were practicing at Fordham University because we had Vince Lombardi — they all went to Fordham. We used Fordham,” said Sam Huff.


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