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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Fordham University could receive waterfront property for water teams from alumni
News 12 The Bronx 08-08-19
Fordham University might be getting waterfront property for their crew and sailing teams thanks to school alumni.

The Popes and the Presidents
America Magazine 09-10-19
This event is co-sponsored by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture, and Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development.

New York takes lead in climate change fight
Politico 07-18-19
“Cries for a new green movement are hollow political rhetoric if not combined with specific aggressive goals and a realistic plan on how to achieve them,” Cuomo said at the signing of the measure at Fordham Law School in Manhattan.

Two New Wind Energy Projects Coming to New York
The Wall Street Journal 07-18-19
Former Vice President Al Gore, left, joins Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he signs the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act at Fordham Law School in Manhattan on Thursday.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY ICCS CONFERENCE

Security Chiefs Warn of Breaches Through Long-Lifespan Devices
The Wall Street Journal 07-24-19
While the Internet of Things is generally associated with webcams, baby monitors and fitness trackers, cybersecurity chiefs said at a conference hosted by New York’s Fordham University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday that a longer-term mindset might be required for other smart technology.

NSA creates new cybersecurity arm to combat foreign threats
CNN 07-23-19
NSA Director and Cyber Command chief Gen. Paul Nakasone publicly announced the directorate’s formation at a conference at Fordham University.

Barr Blasts Tech Companies Over Encrypted Messaging Apps
Daily Beast 07-23-19
Speaking at the Fordham University Law School International Cyber Security conference, Barr criticized the growth of encrypted messaging apps for creating “law-free zones insulated from legitimate scrutiny.”

Barr Revives Encryption Debate, Calling on Tech Firms to Allow for Law Enforcement
The New York Times 07-23-19
“As we use encryption to improve cybersecurity, we must ensure that we retain society’s ability to gain lawful access to data and communications when needed to respond to criminal activity,” Mr. Barr said in his keynote address at the International Conference on Cybersecurity at Fordham University Law School in Manhattan.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk
Associated Press 07-23-19
U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security, hosted by the FBI and Fordham University, at Fordham University in New York, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

U.S. cybersecurity agency uses pineapple pizza to demonstrate vulnerability to foreign influence
NBC News 07-26-19
From a little-known conference put on by Fordham University and the FBI this week, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs tweeted his own hot take on pineapple pizza: Thumbs down.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

CHERYL BADER
Jeffrey Epstein’s newly created will could take years to open and pay out damages
New York Post 08-22-19
“The fact that there is a will should not stop them,” said Cheryl Bader, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law.

CHERYL BADER
After Epstein death, glaring loopholes in national sex offender registry raise concerns
Fox News 08-15-19
“Jeffrey was able to get around some of the registration requirements because he claimed his residence was in the Virgin Islands and his plea deal allowed him to take advantage of a loophole in New Mexico,” Cheryl Bader, a former federal prosecutor who teaches criminal law at Fordham Law School, told Fox News.

OLIVIER SYLVAIN
Trump seeks powers to rein in alleged tech bias
The Hill 08-09-19
Olivier Sylvain, a law professor at Fordham University who has argued that Section 230’s protections should be curtailed, said the problem with the law is not that it allows social media companies to clean up their platforms, but it shields them from consequences when their technology is weaponized against their users.

SUSAN SCAFIDI
A Punk Rock Gallery and a Swanky T-Shirt Brand Battle Over the “L.A. Safety Pins” Design
Los Angeles Magazine 08-02-19
“What we’re seeing here is a microcosm of fashion’s fascination with the other side of the track,” says lawyer Susan Scafidi, the founder and president of the Fashion Law Institute and a professor at the Fordham University School of Law, who reviewed the case for Los Angeles.

DAVID ANDELMAN
All of Trump’s Foreign Policy Initiatives Are Failing
Washington Monthly 08-07-19
This is the one that David Andelman, executive director of The Red Lines Project at the Center for National Security at Fordham University, describes as “Trump’s most catastrophic decision.”

KAREN GREENBERG
Trump Is Targeting the Most Vulnerable Among Us
The Nation 07-25-19
Karen J. Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.

BRUCE GREEN
Mueller investigation reflects tricky ethical path for lawyers in high-profile inquiries
American Bar Association 08-10-19
She was joined by Kathleen Clark, ethics professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and moderator Bruce Green, a law professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York.

NESTOR DAVIDSON
Frustrated Philadelphia mayor calls for gun control. Here’s why it hasn’t happened in his city.
USA Today 08-16-19
Nestor Davidson, a Fordham University law professor who studies state and local governments, said there are signs that the public is starting to think preemption laws, in general, “have tipped too far in one direction.”

JOHN ROGAN
Trump has a lot of temps in top jobs. Would they get a say in removing him from his?
Washington Post 07-09-19
John Rogan is a visiting clinical professor at Fordham Law School.

HOWARD ERICHSON
Proposed $45 Million Harvey Weinstein Settlement May Not Include Two Accusers
The Wall Street Journal 07-17-19
“The defendants and their insurers don’t want to put money on the table unless they are going to get peace,” said Howard Erichson, a professor at Fordham University’s School of Law.

JOHN PFAFF
A Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Is Lobbying Against D.C.’s Modest Criminal Justice Reform
Slate 08-12-19
As John Pfaff, author of Locked In and professor at Fordham Law School, has demonstrated, violence is a phase, not a state. Individuals in their mid- to late-teenage years are far more likely to commit a crime, but that propensity declines after their mid-20s and plummets once they reach 30.

JOHN PFAFF
Report: Harris DA’s office overburdened, understaffed
Houston Chronicle 08-14-19
John Pfaff, a Fordham University law professor, pointed out that “millions of dollars could turn on the metric used” in the new report, and raised concerns about relying on population to determine ideal prosecutor staffing levels.

JOHN PFAFF
What Democrats Get Wrong About Prison Reform
Politico 08-14-19
John Pfaff is a professor of law at the Fordham University School of Law and the author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.”

JOEL COHEN
How Epstein’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’ Might Have Actually Left Him Worse Off
Law & Crime 07-11-19
He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, regularly lectures and writes on law, ethics and social policy for the New York Law Journal and other publications, and is the author of Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice (ABA Publ. 2017).

JED SHUGERMAN
Democrats’ Trump-era quandary is familiar: Play offense or defense? It ought to be obvious by now
Salon 07-28-19
This last point deserves further amplification. “Robert Mueller made a significant legal error,” argues Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman.

JAMES COHEN
How Epstein’s secret deal could affect sex trafficking case
The Washington Post 07-11-19
Fordham law professor James Cohen said the phrasing “Epstein seeks to resolve globally” sounds aspirational and is tempered by the subsequent passage noting Acosta’s authority extended only to the Southern District of Florida.

JOEL REIDENBERG
Don’t trust Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king
The Register 08-22-19
Such transparency – seeing everything – challenges democratic institutions and norms, argued Joel Reidenberg, a Fordham University law professor, in his 2015 paper, “The Transparent Citizen.”

LAWRENCE BRENNAN
U.S. sanctions on the high seas test European allies’ patience
Los Angeles Times 08-18-19
Yet the challenges before such a mission are considerable, said Lawrence Brennan, a professor in maritime law at Fordham University and a former Navy captain who served in the Persian Gulf.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

ROBERT HURLEY
An FBI Behaviour Expert Explains How to Quickly Build Trust With Anyone
Medium 08-16-19
“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.

MARK CONRAD
As Panthers mull prospects for new stadium, here’s what it could mean for uptown
Charlotte Observer 08-07-19
“It used to be you build the stadium in some corner of an area where it’s not populated, you build a new parking lot and you come,” said Mark Conrad, a professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business who focuses on sports business.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE FACULTY

LYN SLATER
The Fall Trends Women Over 50 Are Keeping On Their Radar
The Zoe Report 08-04-19
“All summer long I’ve been wearing long pleated skirts and dresses with sneakers and will continue that into the fall. But, I’ll change to heavier fabrics and textures like wool, tweed, and satin,” says Lyn Slater, a Fordham University professor and founder of the blog Accidental Icon.

TINA MASCHI
What Should We Do about Our Aging Prison Population?
JSTOR Daily 07-19-19
Harsh sentencing laws with mandatory minimums from the 1980s have been responsible for a spike in the prison population, according to Tina Maschi, a Fordham University professor and former prison social worker who studies aging prisoners.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

MITCHELL RABINOWITZ
The preschool classroom linguistic environment: Children’s first-person experiences
PLOS One 08-07-19
Editor: Mitchell Rabinowitz, Fordham University, UNITED STATES

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

ERICA OBEY
Off to the races
Hudson Valley One 08-22-19
When she’s not writing fiction, hiking or gardening, part-time Woodstocker Erica Obey has the enviable gig of teaching courses on mystery fiction and Arthurian romance at Fordham University.

BARBARA MUNDY
How a 16th-Century Spanish Questionnaire Inspired Indigenous Mapmakers of Mexico
Atlas Obscura 08-16-19
Mundy, now a professor of art history at Fordham University specializing in Latin American art, would show up at archives, hand over her credentials, and wait for the materials to be hauled from storage.

GIACOMO SANTANGELO
Why Volatility is Starting to Plague Many Asset Classes, Not Just Stocks
Fortune 08-20-19
“Any time we talk about any market, the reason why it does well is because people are feeling good about it,” said Giacomo Santangelo, a senior lecturer in economics at Fordham University.

KATHLEEN LAPENTA
‘Fredo-Gate’ Blows Up In Social Media After CNN Chris Cuomo’s Rant Over Heckler’s Comment
CBS New York 08-13-19
Fordham professor Dr. Kathleen Lapenta, director of the Bronx Italian American History Initiative, told CBS2 that calling someone “Fredo” “…certainly seems to carry the weight of a bad stereotype…. And that – as Chris Cuomo’s reaction suggests – sparks a strong reaction.”

JOSEPH W. KOTERSKI, S.J.
Midweek Young Adult Masses Build Community in Bustling City
Catholic New York 08-14-19
Alverlis, a singer-songwriter who ministers in the archdiocese and in the Diocese of Brooklyn, performed before and during the liturgy, and Father Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., an associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx since 1992, was the Mass celebrant.

SAUL CORNELL
Gun control in America: Re-examining the Second Amendment
CBC 08-09-19
Professor Cornell is the Paul and Diane Gunther Chair in History at Fordham University.

SAUL CORNELL
Don’t Ban Assault Weapons—Tax Them
The Atlantic 08-14-19
SAUL CORNELL is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University.

SAUL CORNELL
What is the Second Amendment? It’s all about the comma
North Jersey Record 08-06-19
“Most people in modern America, when they think about the right to bear arms, the image that comes to mind is grabbing for a gun at the bedside table because you hear a bump in the night,” said Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther chair in American history at Fordham University, a prominent voice for gun regulation who has published several books on the subject.

RACHEL A. ANNUNZIATO
Use of antidepressants and risks of restless legs syndrome in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A population-based cohort study
PLOS One 08-01-19
Editor: Rachel A. Annunziato, Fordham University, UNITED STATES

OSCAR OLIVER-DIDIER
Rejecting Politics of Fear, Marginalized Puerto Ricans Led the Uprising
Truth Out 08-04-19
He lives in the Bronx and is on the adjunct faculty at Fordham University.

HAROLD TAKOOSHIAN
The Woman Who Turned Psychological Testing Into A Science
Gizmodo Australia 08-05-19
The call, according to Harold Takooshian, a psychology professor at Fordham University, was to inform her that she had won the first National Medal of Science for psychology.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.J.
State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Is Much Needed
CNS News 07-30-19
Massingale is a Milwaukee priest and Fordham professor who opposes religious liberty and rushes to the defense of gays who oppose Church teachings on homosexuality.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.J.
Former U.S. envoy to Vatican opposes new commission headed by predecessor
Crux 07-23-19
The letter is the result of conversations among four Catholic leaders, Diaz, Dignity USA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke, feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt, and Fordham University ethicist Father Bryan Massingale.

JEANNE FLAVIN
15 Nonfiction Books About Reproductive Rights You Should Be Reading Right Now
Bustle 07-24-19
Written by Fordham University Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Jeanne Flavin, Our Bodies Our Crimes examines the myriad ways in which people of color are punished for having children — and rewarded for not reproducing.

QUAMRUL HAIDER
Do world leaders understand the consequences of the climate crisis?
Phnom Penh Post 08-12-19
Quamrul Haider is a Professor of Physics at Fordham University, New York.

AMIR HILL
US should choose to help Sudan’s protesters promote democracy
The Hill 07-19-19
Amir Idris is a professor and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, New York.

JESSICA BALDWIN-PHILIPPI
Meet the YouTubers Influencing — and Infiltrating — Politics
One Zero 07-17-19
YouTubers-turned-politicians can’t rely on their subscribers alone, according to Jesse Baldwin-Philippi, a digital politics expert at Fordham University in New York.

JEFFREY COHEN
TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE THAN TRUMP OPPONENTS
Pacific Standard 07-11-19
This disparity “softened the negative effect of Trump’s weak approval polls on Republican candidate vote totals,” reports Fordham University political scientist Jeffrey Cohen.

KATHRYN REKLIS
In the Deadwood revival, the people must live on
Christian Century 07-31-19
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.

KATHRYN REKLIS
Can a fleabag clean up her act?
The Christian Century 07-12-19
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.

BORIS HEERSINK
In California, the third-party party is crowded and confusing
The Press-Enterprise 07-11-19
Boris Heersink, an assistant political science professor at Fordham University in New York City, attributes Libertarians’ recent growth to the 2011 start of California’s top-two primary system, which sends the top two vote-getters in a June primary, regardless of party, to the November general election.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Opponents of the pan-Amazon synod discard Catholic social doctrine
Religion News Service 07-05-19
Charlie Camosy, though a native of very rural Wisconsin, has spent more than the last decade as a professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University.

MARK NAISON
A Tale of Two Grandpas: An Immigration Story
This is the Bronx 07-09-19
Mark Naison is a Professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University.

LEONARD CASSUTO
8 Tips to Improve Your CV
The Chronicle of Higher Education 07-21-19
Leonard Cassuto, a professor of English at Fordham University, writes regularly about graduate education in this space.

ASIF SIDDIQI
Whose Apollo Are We Talking About?
Los Angeles Review of Books 08-28-19
Asif Siddiqi is professor of History at Fordham University.

ASIF SIDDIQI
Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing
Space.com 07-16-19
“I think in America, at least, there [was]a feeling of a great lack of self-confidence, a feeling of ‘We are falling behind,'” Asif Siddiqi, a space historian at Fordham University in New York, told Space.com.

WILLIAM SELTZER
Census citizenship question: what we know about the debate so far
USA Today 07-06-19
In previous years, though, such protections did not exist. According to the Washington Post, Margo J. Anderson of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and statistician William Seltzer of Fordham University found census officials shared data from the 1940 census to target Japanese Americans during the federal government’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

CHRISTINA GREER
De Blasio Weighs Eliminating Gifted Programs in New York
The New York Times 08-28-19
“Education is the third rail of politics,” said Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Fire the Officer in the Eric Garner Case? De Blasio Falters
The New York Times 07-19-19
Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University, said the Garner issue leaves Mr. de Blasio vulnerable, especially during the upcoming Democratic debate in Detroit at the end of this month.

RORY VARRATO
Nature Bats Last – 07.03.19
Progressive Radio Network 07-03-19
Kevin and Guy were joined by Rory Varrato, a founding member of Extinction Rebellion NYC and adjunct professor of philosophy at Fordham University.

SOPHIE MITRA
War’s physical toll can last for generations, as it has for the children of the Vietnam War
The Conversation 07-16-19
Sophie Mitra
Professor of Economics, Fordham University

PAUL LEVINSON
31 people died in El Paso, Dayton mass shootings. Twitter data shows talk faded in just 10 days.
USA Today 08-15-19
Paul Levinson, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, said the window of opportunity to harness public sentiment to enact change is narrow.

PAUL LEVINSON
91.5 KJZZ 08-06-19
Media Studies Professor: ‘Violent Video Games Don’t Cause Violence’
Paul Levinson is a communication and media studies professor at Fordham University.

SHONNI ENELOW
Feel the Love
Film Comment 07-01-19
She is an Associate Professor of English at Fordham University.

GARRETT BROAD
Garrett Broad, Fordham University – What Is Meat?
Academic Minute 07-01-19
Garrett Broad, assistant professor in the department of communication and media studies at Fordham University, looks into its origins.

EVON HEKKALA
Scientists Find Skull of an Extinct Crocodile Species
Smithsonian 07-08-19
Evon Hekkala, Fordham University (0:21)

DEAN MCKAY
Anxiety Looks Different in Men
The Wall Street Journal 07-30-19
Instead, “highlight that their quality of life is suffering,” says Dean McKay, a psychology professor at Fordham University in New York and a past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

DEAN MCKAY
‘I don’t want to go to school.’ When morning jitters become school refusal — and what parents can do about it
Chicago Tribune 07-03-19
School anxiety and refusal have been around for a long time, says Dean McKay, a professor of psychology at Fordham University, “but I think the reasons for kids experiencing school anxiety and exhibiting school refusal have been changing. It used to be and still is the case for many children that they have difficulty separating from their parents, classic separation anxiety was a driving force. But there are other factors today.”

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING STUDIES FACULTY

NICOLE BRYAN
How to Help a College Grad Adjust
Verywell Family 08-14-19
“The parenting relationship will evolve, and this is an opportunity to get to know your son or daughter even better,” explains Nicole Bryan, Associate Dean at Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

ALUMNI

CSAA Insurance Group Announces the Promotion of Linda Goldstein to Executive Vice President, Customer Experience and Marketing
CSAA Insurance Group 04-22-19
[Linda Goldstein] holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and an MBA from Fordham University.

The Laudato Si’ generation: Why I gave my graduation speech on climate change
America Magazine 07-03-19
Robin Happel is a graduate of Fordham University.

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