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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
Commencements during COVID-19 are a bittersweet experience for N.Y. grads
MarketWatch 05-22-20
Fordham University President Joseph M. McShane went there for inspiration for his address to the school’s 175th graduating class that streamed on May 16.
Rosie McCormack, 22, an international political economy major and valedictorian of the Class of 2020, watched Fordham University’s virtual ceremony with her family in their home in Missoula, Montana.

DEAN MCKAY
Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out
The New York Times 05-23-20
Gently and politely ask an encroaching picnicker to create some distance, said Dean McKay, a psychology professor at Fordham University.

MICHAEL PARSONS
C.D.C. Warns of ‘Aggressive’ Rats Searching for Food During Shutdowns
The New York Times 05-24-20
Michael H. Parsons, a visiting research scholar at Fordham University studying how rats are migrating en masse from areas near closed restaurants, delis and arenas to new environments, said rats usually don’t travel far for food and water.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

What’s the secret behind the world’s stickiest brands?
Phys.org 05-27-20
Researchers from Newcastle University London, Fordham University, and University of Minho published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how some brands create “sticky” customer journeys that keep customers addicted.

WFUV

WFUV Takes On Gender Disparity Issue With EQFM Initiative.
Inside Radio 05-26-20
Fordham University adult alternative WFUV New York (90.7) is tackling the issue of gender disparity in the music industry with the launch of its EQFM initiative, which strives for a goal of 50% representation of women and gender minorities in its music programming, events and online features.

ADMINISTRATORS

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
Commencements during COVID-19 are a bittersweet experience for N.Y. grads
MarketWatch 05-22-20
Fordham University President Joseph M. McShane went there for inspiration for his address to the school’s 175th graduating class that streamed on May 16.

HUGH F. KELLY
The COVID-19 Economy: Beyond the Tipping Point
Commercial Property Executive 05-27-20
Hugh F. Kelly is a director of graduate programs & chair of the executive advisory council
curriculum committee at the Fordham University Real Estate Institute.

DONNA LEHMANN
Revenge of the FAQ
Inside Higher Ed 05-26-20
Donna Lehmann is the assistant vice president for marketing at Fordham University in New York City.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

OLIVIER SYLVAIN
Trump’s ‘Convoluted’ Executive Order Targeting Twitter and Facebook Lacks ‘Real Teeth,’ Legal Experts Say
The Wrap 05-28-20
Still, the president does not have the authority to alter Section 230 — and his executive order underscores this fact, according to Olivier Sylvain, a law professor at Fordham University.

JOHN PFAFF
Prison Reform Matters Now More Than Ever
Bloomberg 05-27-20
Prison policy in the U.S. is the product of multiplying fear by indifference. Fordham University law professor John Pfaff, author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform,” wrote in the Washington Post: “Our draconian approach toward violent crime rests on viewing certain people, and certain groups of people, as not fully human. This has always been a pressing concern in criminal justice reform; during the pandemic, it is a matter of life and death.”

RICHARD LEVICK
Executive Roundtable: Reframing Account Management for Organic Growth
CommPro 05-27-20
Television news contributor on crisis and public affairs communications; columnist for multiple publications including Forbes; book author; pioneer of litigation communications; globally recognized crisis communications keynote speaker; professor at the Fordham University School of Law.

JAMES COHEN
When Can NYC Place Someone Under Forced Quarantine?
Gothamist 05-27-20
But if there’s a good reason, in particular a public health reason to quarantine someone and to impose limitations on their, sort of, travel, their exposure to others, then there’s no question that the state has the authority to do it,” said James Cohen, a professor at Fordham Law School.

DORA GALACATOS
Better high-school admissions: Coronavirus gives NYC public schools an opportunity for reinvention
New York Daily News 05-25-20
Galacatos is executive director of Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

ROBERT HURLEY
An FBI Behaviour Expert Explains How to Quickly Build Trust With Anyone
The Good Men Project 05-23-20
“There are two dimensions to how people make trust decisions. There is a preconscious, automatic decision to trust. And then there is a conscious, slow decision to trust,” says Robert Hurley, a professor of management at Fordham University and the author of The Decision to Trust.

DAWN LERMAN
Why stores are saying “hero bonus” instead of “hazard pay”
Marketplace 05-22-20
Dawn Lerman, a professor of marketing and executive director of the Center for Positive Marketing at Fordham University, explained that companies likely chose the term “hero bonus” because “positive words and positive emotions tend to create perceptions of low risk.”

JACK BREWER
Jack Brewer: Biden knew exactly what he was doing on ‘The Breakfast Club’
Fox News 05-23-20
Jack is a former Investment Banker and current Professor at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business where he is the Program Director for the Athletes and Artist Executive MBA program.

FORMER ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

JUDITH KUBICKI
Will the Coronavirus Be the End of the Communion Cup?
New Yorker 05-24-20
Now it was clear, Judith Marie Kubicki, a retired professor of theology at Fordham, said, that “the laity is not the audience—they are the participants.”

STEWART GUTHRIE
Humanizing the coronavirus as an invisible enemy is human nature
The Conversation 05-22-20
Stewart Guthrie
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Fordham University

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

CHRISTIANA ZENNER
Laudato Sí After Five Years
Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life 05-29-20
Christiana Zenner is an associate professor of theology, science, and ethics in the department of theology at Fordham University.

BRYAN MASSINGALE
Killing of George Floyd Exposes Blind Spot on Racism, Catholic Advocates Say
The Tablet 05-28-20
Bryan Massingale, professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, offered a similar assessment.

KIRSTEN SWINTH
THE SHADOW PANDEMIC: WOMEN WORK LONGER, SLEEP LESS DUE TO COVID-19
Ethnic Media Services 05-28-20
Dr. Kirsten Swinth, Professor of History at Fordham University, compared the current pandemic to the 1918 pandemic and the Great Depression, suggesting that there were lessons from both that inspired women to push forward.

ELIZABETH YUKO
How to Fight for Justice for George Floyd
Lifehacker 05-28-20
Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University.

PAUL LEVINSON
Democrats demand their own slice of anti-media action
Washington Examiner 05-27-20
For Fordham University’s Paul Levinson, Democrats aren’t “media haters” but are operating in a post-2016 political environment where Trump routinely flouts norms, desensitizing some pundits and voters.

ALLISON PFINGST
Future of fashion: Will COVID-19 change fashion as we know it?
ABC News 05-27-20
Fashion historian, archivist, adviser and administrator for fashion studies at Fordham University Allison Pfingst, said that while the pandemic has had an enormous impact on people’s income, the unethically low price point of fast fashion isn’t going to lose its appeal.

LEONARD CASSUTO
How Can Graduate Programs and Students Prepare for an Uncertain Fall?
The Chronicle of Higher Education 05-26-20
Leonard Cassuto, a professor of English at Fordham University, writes The Graduate Adviser column on graduate education.

LEONARD CASSUTO
College students: Take a gap year, but use it to make a difference
Washington Post 05-26-20
Leonard Cassuto is an English professor at Fordham University and a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

MONIKA MCDERMOTT
Why is Trump so restrained about the Biden sexual assault allegation?
The Guardian 05-25-20
Monika McDermott, a political science professor at Fordham University in New York, said: “It’s surprising in a way because usually Trump doesn’t pull back on things even when they do seem hypocritical or ironic or choose your adjective. Yet he is in this particular instance. I don’t know if he’s waiting for something to happen or whether he’s waiting to see how it plays out before he does anything. He seems to be finding what seem to him more fruitful attack routes against Obama and other things and people than against Biden right now.”

CHARLES CAMOSY
43% of US Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes
National Catholic Register 05-28-20
Charles Camosy, a theology professor at Fordham University, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that nursing homes already had problems of poor training or funding before the pandemic struck.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Coronavirus in Ohio nursing homes: Who is to blame?
The Columbus Dispatch 05-25-20
Charles Camosy, a professor at Fordham University who has researched nursing homes, said in a New York Times opinion piece that a “throwaway culture” is the crux of the problem.

DEAN MCKAY
Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out
The New York Times 05-23-20
Gently and politely ask an encroaching picnicker to create some distance, said Dean McKay, a psychology professor at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Congratulations graduates
New York Amsterdam News 05-28-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at The Grio, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream,” and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC.

CHRISTINA GREER
Ice Cube Joins Charlamagne, Diddy, Against Biden Democrats: ‘Let’s Hold The Black Vote Hostage Until There’s A Black Agenda We’re Satisfied With’
The Moguldom Nation 05-26-20
Holding the Black vote hostage is irresponsible and puts the Black community in danger, wrote Christina M. Greer, an associate professor at Fordham University and the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream.”

CHRISTINA GREER
Wipeout: What would it take for Trump to suffer historic landslide defeat in 2020?
The Independent 05-22-20
This was something seized on by Christina Greer, professor of political science at New York’s Fordham University, who sounded something of a wake-up call to those who now believe ousting the president will be easy.

NICHOLAS TAMPIO
AP Courses Do Not Deserve College Credit
Inside Higher Ed 05-26-20
Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University, specializing in the history of political thought, contemporary political theory and education policy.

MICHAEL PARSONS
What Is a ‘Super Rat’? It Has Nothing to Do With Super Powers
Newsweek 05-27-20
Michael H. Parsons, a biological-sciences research scholar at Fordham University, warned Insider about a more aggressive breed of rats in the future. Parsons predicts, “We could have more resilient rats available for a possible second wave of the pandemic.”

MICHAEL PARSONS
C.D.C. Warns of ‘Aggressive’ Rats Searching for Food During Shutdowns
The New York Times 05-24-20
Michael H. Parsons, a visiting research scholar at Fordham University studying how rats are migrating en masse from areas near closed restaurants, delis and arenas to new environments, said rats usually don’t travel far for food and water.

MICHAEL PARSONS
6 Ways To Prevent Surprise Pest Encounters While Sheltering at Home
Realtor 05-22-20
“Eliminate garbage, pet foods, and plant wastes. Empty birdbaths. Reinforce pipes around drains,” says Michael Parsons, a visiting research scholar at Fordham University in Bronx, NY.

JOSHUA SCHRIER
Now is the time to curate your data: Use the shutdown as an opportunity
Chemical & Engineering News 05-22-20
This is a guest editorial by Alexander J. Norquist, professor of chemistry at Haverford College, and Joshua Schrier, Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair Professor of Chemistry at Fordham University.

MARK NAISON
The same people who put Trump in office run the NFL. No wonder it’s not diverse
The Guardian 05-22-20
“College coaches are expected to fundraise and schmooze with alumni as well as coach,” says Mark Naison, a professor of African American studies and history at Fordham University.

MAGDA TETER
When vitriolic tales become ‘news’
Jerusalem Post 05-07-20
In Blood Libel, Magda Teter, a professor of history and Judaic studies at Fordham University, and the author of Sinners on Trial: Jews and Sacrilege After the Reformation, and Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland, draws on archives in eight countries, including Vatican City, in a detailed analysis of the establishment of this monstrous myth in medieval and early modern Europe.

STUDENTS

Schuylkill Haven Area High School seniors
Reading Eagle 05-28-20
Albert Evans: Son of Albert Evans, Schuylkill Haven and Kimberly Hashin, Schuylkill Haven. College prep. Golf, basketball, baseball, Bio Club, Spanish Club, Phys Ed Club, Honor Guard, National Honor Society. Plans to attend Fordham University and play golf.

Photos: Long Beach-area valedictorians, top scholars for Class of 2020
Press Telegram 05-28-20
Jemma Burris — Age: 18 — High school: Robert A. Millikan High School — GPA: 4.33 — High School Activities or Groups: Student Council, Cultural Cuisine Club, AP Biology Club, National Hispanic Merit Scholar, Junior Honor Guard, California Scholarship Federation — After Graduation/College Plans: Majoring in Communications and Culture at Fordham University in New York City.

Jungwirth graduates from Seton Hall
WR City Times 05-28-20
Emily [Jungwirth] will attend Fordham University School of Law in New York City this fall.

Port Allegany High School Class of 2020
Potter Leader-Enterprise 05-28-20
Mia Ambuski
Daughter of Michael and Rebecca Naylor, she plans to attend Fordham University.

Hudson Garden Club Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Action Unlimited 05-27-20
[Michelina] Smith, who attends Exeter-West Greenwich High School, will pursue a degree in directing and theatrical production at Fordham University.

BWW Blog: One Year Of Theatre School – Ten Life Lessons
Broadway World 05-26-20
[Emily Hoffert] began [her]first year studying theatre directing at Fordham University this past fall.

Better high-school admissions: Coronavirus gives NYC public schools an opportunity for reinvention
New York Daily News 05-25-20
[Laura] Petty is Amanda Rose Laura Foundation Education Law Fellow at Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice.

Class Of 2020: Redondo Union High’s Kylee Kallick
Patch 05-23-20
Name: Kylee Kallick
Plans after high school: Fordham University

St. John’s Prep hand-delivering nearly 300 Class of 2020 diplomas
Wicked Local Beverly 05-23-20
“Something magical happens when someone actually hands you that document,” said Matt Green, a Beverly resident who received his diploma on May 19 and will attend Fordham University to study the fine arts with a concentration in theater.

The class of 2020 on what it’s like to face down crumbling colleges, a frozen job market, and COVID-19 disrupting your entry into adulthood
Business Insider 05-22-20
Consider Emma Havighorst, a 22-year-old marketing major graduating from Fordham University in New York City.

Commencements during COVID-19 are a bittersweet experience for N.Y. grads
MarketWatch 05-22-20
Rosie McCormack, 22, an international political economy major and valedictorian of the Class of 2020, watched Fordham’s virtual ceremony with her family back home in Missoula, Montana.

ALUMNI

Darien DTC Endorses Mike Burke & Sara Parent For Board of Ed
Patch 05-28-20
Michael [Burke] is a graduate of Skidmore College and Fordham University School of Law.

Dennigan Cahill Smith Law Firm in Princeton Focuses on Family Law, Including Divorce
Town Topics 05-27-20
[Beth Smith] earned a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, and worked with families in crisis for nearly 15 years.

Matthew Warshay Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Education
24-7 Press Release 05-27-20
Well-regarded as an expert in his field, Mr. [Matthew] Warshay attained an Associate of Arts in business administration from James Madison University in 2002, after which he received a Bachelor of Science in finance and management at Fordham University in 2004.

Rushi Shah Joins Vx Capital Partners as Associate
Aviator 05-27-20
[Rushi Shah] also earned a M.S. in Accounting and B.S. from Fordham University, New York.

Four Reasons Why Digital Security (Security Token) Liquidity Has Lagged
Crowdfund Insider 05-27-20
Brian [Farber] holds degrees from Fordham University School of Law and New York University.

VIDEO: GMC Scholar-Athlete virtual awards ceremony
Bridgewater Courier News 05-27-20
The video, which can be found beneath this short story, features former Fordham University women’s basketball player Danielle Padovano of South Brunswick and former Princeton University wrestler Jonathan Schleifer of East Brunswick, who both deliver inspirational keynote address.

What you want to know about Andrew Cuomo
City & State New York 05-27-20
[Andrew] Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in 1979, and earned his law degree from Albany Law School in 1982.

The Davis Companies taps Robert Gatenio to lead CMBS and Real Estate Securities Investment Initiative
Boston Real Estate Times 05-26-20
[Robert] Gatenio holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the Syracuse University School of Management.

New Canaan broadcasts Memorial Day services
The Hour 05-26-20
[Mike] McGlinn has been a New Canaan resident for 15 years, having earned his bachelor of arts degree at Fordham University, and his MBA at Pace University.

4 Running for 2 Seats on Huntington School Board
Huntington Now 05-25-20
[Kelly Donovan] attended Fordham University in Lincoln Center, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.

Emily Compagno: On Memorial Day I remember my military family and all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice
Fox News 05-24-20
Later in life, after [Luella Lorenz Cochran’s] honorable discharge as a first lieutenant and after she earned her Master’s degree from Fordham University under the G.I. Bill, she responded to a question whether she still “waves the Flag” with: “Yep, but not for me or those who wave it with me, but for you.”

Newtown Quakers to Zoom Meet New CEO of Mercer Street Friends
Patch 05-22-20
Bernie Flynn graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1986 after obtaining his B.S. from Fordham University in 1982.

MORRE-TEC Names New Leadership
Prepared Foods 05-22-20
[Vince] Forte has a B.S. in chemistry from Fordham and M.S. in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

Amann is living the dream: ‘This is my family, my school and my community’
Mohave Valley Daily News 05-22-20
For starters, [Amanda Amann] played softball at Fordham University in New York as Mohave High’s first female Division I student to have earned an athletic scholarship.

OBITUARIES

William Small, 93, Of New York, NY, TV Executive
William Small,’ Hero to Journalism’ at CBS, NBC, Dies at 93
The New York Times 05-25-20
He is the author of two books on the role of the media in politics and society, taught communications and media management at Fordham University and was on the sociology faculty at the University of Louisville.

Patricia A. Brennan, 93, Nun
Sr. Patricia A. Brennan, 83, a Sister of the Good Shepherd
Community Advocate 05-28-20
Sister earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University, NY and went on to earn a Master of Education degree from Boston College and a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University in NY.

Jeanne O’Connor, 75, Of Montclair, NJ, Lawyer & Professor
Jeanne O’Connor, J.D.
Amherst Bee 05-26-20
After his graduation and employment, she left social work and attended Fordham Law School, obtaining her juris doctor degree in 1978.

Alphonsus Apuzzo, 99, Of Uniondale, NY, Corporal, Army Air Forces; Long Island National
Honoring N.Y.-area veterans who died during the coronavirus pandemic
New York Daily News 05-24-20
When he returned to New York in 1945, he reunited with his wife, Anne, finished school at Fordham University and worked as a chemical engineer in the aviation industry.

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