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Rams in the News: February 14, 2020



Companies Shifted Deductions, Income to Maximize 2017 U.S. Tax-Rate Cut
Wall Street Journal 02-11-20
One way to prevent these maneuvers would be to phase in tax cuts gradually, said Rebecca Kysar, a Fordham University law professor who testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday.

The Republican Party is white and Southern. How did that happen?
Washington Post 02-07-20
Boris Heersink (@Boris_Heersink) is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University and the co-author of “Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968” (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Poll: America Praises Female Politicians, But Gender Bias Remains a Barrier to Election
NBC New York 02-13-20
“Many of the traditional stereotypes that have built up over time still apply,” said Monika McDermott, a professor of political science at Fordham University.

What Do Young Voters See in Bernie Sanders?
Wall Street Journal 02-11-20
Leo Bernabei, Fordham University, political science


Fordham REI / REBNY PropTech – Feb. 25
New York Real Estate Journal 02-13-20
“PropTech is one of the most talked about topics in real estate and we are thrilled to partner with REBNY to host this important discussion,” Anthony R. Davidson, PhD, MBA, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.


Wake Up Call: Law Firm Revenues ‘Solid’ in 2019, Citi Report Says
Bloomberg Law 02-11-20
Fordham Law School plans to offer a $55,000, scholarship for a full-time student in the school’s Master of Studies in Law in corporate compliance program, aimed at non-lawyers.


Stone Sentencing Controversy Raises Doubts About DOJ’s Independence
Voice of America 02-13-20
The tweet, said Fordham Law School professor Bruce Green, reinforced a perception that Barr had acted improperly.

DOJ Roger Stone move an ‘abomination of the rule of law’: Critics
Aljazeera 02-12-20
Indeed, “no constitutional provision or statute explicitly establishes prosecutorial independence,” Bruce Green, Fordham Law School ethics professor, and New York Law School professor Rebecca Roiphe wrote in their 2018 paper “Can the president control the Department of Justice?”

The Failure of the Forever 21 Empire
Bloomberg 01-17-20
In 2019 alone the company was sued a dozen times, according to Susan Scafidi, who runs the Fashion Law Institute.

Trump Wins Dismissal of D.C. Emoluments Lawsuit (Podcast)
Bloomberg 02-11-20
Andrew Kent, a professor at Fordham Law School, discusses a federal appeals court dismissing a lawsuit by 215 congressional Democrats who say President Trump has been violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by profiting from foreign government spending at his Washington hotel and other properties.

The Long Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment
JD Supra 02-11-20
Panelists included Maria Vullo, adjunct professor of law at Fordham University and co-founder of the ERA Coalition, Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel, NYCLU, and Wendy J. Murphy, adjunct professor of sexual violence law at New England Law, Boston.

Democrats, GOP spar over Treasury rules on Trump tax law
The Hill 02-11-20
One of the witnesses Democrats invited to the hearing, Fordham University law professor Rebecca Kysar, said in her testimony that the Treasury Department has weakened international provisions in the 2017 tax law “in the face of intense lobbying … which will further erode the U.S. tax base.”

Companies Shifted Deductions, Income to Maximize 2017 U.S. Tax-Rate Cut
Wall Street Journal 02-11-20
One way to prevent these maneuvers would be to phase in tax cuts gradually, said Rebecca Kysar, a Fordham University law professor who testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Budget day, back again
Politico 02-09-20
(Case in point: This back-and-forth between Rebecca Kysar of Fordham Law School, one of those witnesses, and George Callas of Steptoe & Johnson, who helped craft the law.)

Individual members of Congress barred from suing President Trump over business dealings
Washington Post 02-09-20
But Fordham University law professor Jed Shugerman, who assisted the plaintiffs, said Democrats could still boost their case by adding to the lawsuit the names of lawmakers who have joined the House since it was filed in 2017.

Witnesses at Harvey Weinstein trial show how #MeToo has changed whose voices matter
CNN 02-09-20
James A. Cohen, a Fordham University associate professor of law, said that the #MeToo movement has made prosecutors consider the testimony of witnesses who may not have been included before.

Recommendations for fintech startups navigating the procurement process
Tech Crunch 02-07-20
He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

A World Without Privacy Will Revive the Masquerade
The Atlantic 02-07-20
Ten years ago, Joel Reidenberg, a professor at Fordham Law School, asked his students to find personal information online about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose remarks at a conference had hinted at McNealy-like skepticism about privacy concerns.


Study: Men Pay Dangerous Price for ‘Masculinity’
MedPage Today 02-12-20
In a group of adolescents followed through adulthood, “high-traditional masculinity” men — or those with at least a 73% probability of being male based on their responses to questions about things like not crying, physical fitness, and fighting — were more likely to die by suicide than men who did not identify as strongly with such norms (OR. 2.4, 95% CI 0.99-6.0, P=0.046), reported Daniel Coleman, PhD, of Fordham University in New York City, and colleagues.

High levels of masculinity linked to increased suicide risk
Healio Pyschiatry 02-12-20
“Although HTM has been discussed as a potential risk factor for suicide, this is the first evidence that it is associated with suicide,” Daniel Coleman, PhD, of the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University in New York, told Healio Psychiatry.


Sorry for Your Loss’s quiet exploration of race
Christian Century 02-13-20
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.

Would Female Deacons Unite or Separate Catholics From the Orthodox?
National Catholic Register 02-12-20
“For the Orthodox, it’s not a dogmatic question,” George Demacopoulos, co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center and professor of theology at Fordham University, New York, told the Register.

The strength and pattern of natural selection on gene expression in rice
Nature 02-12-20
Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, New York, NY, USA
Irina Ćalić & Steven J. Franks

Bernie has already won (Iowa)
CTXT 02-07-20
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo is an adjunct professor at Fordham University (New York).

Party’s abortion stance driving pro-life Democrats away, says ethicist
Crux Now 02-12-20
A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life, said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party.

Prominent pro-life Democrat quits party
Catholic News Agency 02-09-20
Camosy is an ethics professor at Fordham University, and had served on the board of Democrats for Life of America since 2014.

As winter temperatures rise, some Staten Island business owners see sales fall
Staten Island Live 02-08-20
“If a seasonally driven business has the flexibility and capital on hand to alter its purchases for a few weeks as a test to see what moves in warmer weather this time of year, even though it’s a bit speculative, it might be worth the investment,” said Unger, who also is a visiting research scholar at Fordham University and senior research fellow at NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, Manhattan.

News Coverage of Coronavirus in 2020 is Very Different Than it Was For Ebola in 2018
Time 02-07-20
Paul Levinson, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, says that’s in part because the coronavirus is brand new, so “nobody knows how the story ends” and everybody is hungry for information about what to do.

Column: Shame on college football for lack of black coaches
Associated Press 02-07-20
“College coaches are expected to fund-raise and schmooze with alumni as well as coach,” said Mark Naison, a professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University.

Why hacking must be addressed in digital privacy policymaking
CSO 02-07-20
Burkart is a professor at Texas A&M’s Department of Communication, and McCourt is a professor at Fordham University’s Department of Communication and Media Studies.

A fox sneaked into the British Parliament and caused mayhem
CNN 02-07-20
Anjali Dayal, an assistant professor at Fordham University in New York, suggested on Twitter that the ritual removal of a fox from Parliament could be “one of those zanily arcane parliamentary procedures, like ritually slamming a door in some liveried person’s face to open their session.”

Poll: Is America Ready to Vote for a Woman President? | LX
NBCLX 02-13-20
Monika McDermott
Fordham University

Poll: America Praises Female Politicians, But Gender Bias Remains a Barrier to Election
NBC New York 02-13-20
“Many of the traditional stereotypes that have built up over time still apply,” said Monika McDermott, a professor of political science at Fordham University.

Poll: Few Votes Changed by Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump
NBC Washington 02-07-20
“These results show a polarized electorate that is basically immovable in their opinions of Trump,” said Fordham professor of political science and polling Monika McDermott.

Happy Black History Month
New York Amsterdam News 02-13-20
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 podcast FAQ-NYC.

Why Bloomberg is becoming more popular with black voters
City & State New York 02-13-20
Black voters are often strategic voters which is why they often throw support behind more moderate candidates, Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University, wrote in an article for the Daily Beast, explaining their recent turn to Bloomberg.

Black Voters Turn to Mike Bloomberg
The Daily Beast 02-11-20
Christina Greer

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education highlights 35 outstanding women during Women’s History Month
Diverse Education 02-11-20
Dr. Christina M. Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Is America ready to elect a gay president?
The Independent 02-07-20
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University in New York, said Mr Buttigieg was scoring less well among people of colour, because of controversies relating to his tenure as mayor in South Bend.

‘Balance of Power’ Full Show (02/05/2020)
Bloomberg 02-05-20
Christina Greer
Fordham University Political Science Associate Professor

The Republican Party is white and Southern. How did that happen?
Washington Post 02-07-20
Boris Heersink (@Boris_Heersink) is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University and the co-author of “Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968” (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

10 Questions Every Academic Should Ask Before Writing for the Public
Chronicle Vitae 12-02-19
In “How to Go Public, and Why We Must,” Leonard Cassuto, a professor of English at Fordham University, reviewed a book that aimed to teach scholars how take their work public.


What Do Young Voters See in Bernie Sanders?
Wall Street Journal 02-11-20
Leo Bernabei, Fordham University, political science

Coventry High student named state community service leader
Coventry Courier 02-08-20
[Jaya] Joyce, who as part of the award will receive $1,000 and an engraved silver medallion, plans next year to attend Fordham University in New York City, where she hopes to continue participating in service opportunities.


Montclair Local 02-13-20
Offensive lineman and four-year starter Sebastien Fortune and wide receiver/defensive back Donovin Bell will be attending and playing at American International College, while offensive guard Patrick Barr will be playing and attending Fordham University, where much of his family has attended college.

Parsippany High Player Honored by Zoned Academy for Signing to Play Softball in College
TAPinto Parsippany 02-11-20
Michael Taylor, Gil St. Bernards High School – Fordham University

New York Red Bulls GK Ryan Meara’s sacrifice might not be rewarded
Elite Sports New York 02-09-20
The former Fordham University keeper [Ryan Meara’s] spectacular season was cut short on July 8, 2012, due to a season-ending hip injury.

Yorktown High holds college signing ceremony
Inside NOVA 02-09-20
Grant Wilson (Fordham University, football)

Sacred Heart student athlete signs Fordham University letter of commitment
Wicked Local Kingston 02-07-20
Student Athlete Julia Ward, of Kingston, a member of the Sacred Heart School Class of 2020, recently signed a letter of commitment to attend Fordham University and join their Division I women’s soccer program.

Proposed Budget, Continued Calls for Supt. Resignation Are Top Priority at Montclair BOE Meeting
TAPinto 02-07-20
But I will give the names of the students I do have, Patrick Barns in football going to Fordham University which is a Division 2 school.


Here Are the Top 10 Most Educated African Leaders 2020
Business Elite Africa 02-13-20
8. Namibian President, Hage Geingob
Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, New York.

Halpern to Serve on the Federal Bench for SDNY
Patch 02-13-20
Mr. [Philip M.] Halpern graduated magna cum laude graduate of Fordham University, where he majored in economics and is a graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he obtained his juris doctor.

Dr. Mary Hinton Named President of Hollins University
Diverse Education 02-13-20
[Mary Hinton] holds a Ph.D. in religion and religious education with high honors from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College.

What’s It Like To Have Dyslexia?
Cosmopolitan Philippines 02-12-20
Cosmopolitan Philippines talks to psychologist Rhea Lopa-Ramos, who has a PhD in School Psychology with training in Neuropsychology from Fordham University, New York.

Natalie Anderson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Heavy 02-12-20
[Natalie Anderson’s] first concussion happened in 2007 while playing rugby for Fordham.

Wendell Holland: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Heavy 02-12-20
Wendell Holland Sr. played basketball for Fordham University before attending Rutgers School of Law and practicing law.

Oak Crest Day Camp Hosts Open House Feb. 23
Princeton Magazine 02-12-20
Oak Crest’s Owner/Director Jonathan Gold received his MBA from Fordham University in 1987 and his PhD from Walden University in 1996.

eSight Corporation Announces New President and CEOHealthcare and technology C-Suite executive joins eSight to lead business through growth stage
BioSpace 02-12-20
[Robert Vaters] holds an MBA at Fordham University.

Wiss & Company, LLP Appoints Four New Partners
Stamford Advocate 02-12-20
[Brian Glavotsky] holds a B.A. in Accounting from SUNY Albany and a Master of Science in Professional Taxation from Fordham University.

Making a Difference Through Positive Psychology
Faces Oman 02-11-20
Manal Al Adawi grew up in Oman and then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Masters of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law from Fordham University, NY, USA.

Bill Coen appointed Chair of the IFRS Advisory Council
IFRS 02-11-20
Mr [Bill] Coen is from New York City and has a Master’s degree from Fordham University and Bachelor degree from Manhattan College.

Perry Ann Reed Named President of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
South Florida Hospital News 02-09-20
[Perry Ann Reed] has an executive education certificate in board management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and post-master’s healthcare management certificate from Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

With scholarship fund, beloved Temple Rome staffer will always be there
Temple Now 02-09-20
Alyssa Marotta, a Fordham University graduate, wrote to Morelli last year to tell her how much she meant to her, and remembering how impossibly homesick she was her first week in Rome in the spring of 2012.

Luxury Real Estate 02-09-20
[Alison] Faranello received a B.S.B.A. from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and her M.B.A. summa cum laude from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Expands Intellectual Property Team and Opens New York City Office
EIN Newswire 02-09-20
[Charles] Cantine received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree (Chemical Engineering) from Catholic University of America.

Plainview-Old Bethpage schools superintendent to head Malverne schools
Newsday 02-09-20
[Lorna R.] Lewis holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from Fordham University as well as three master’s degrees in addition to a doctorate in science education, from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Book review: ‘The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association’
Bowling Green Daily News 02-09-20
After gaining members from the UNIA and those of the New Negro Movement headed by Howard University professor Alain Locke, it attracted notable individuals such as Dr. Charles S. Johnson, the first black president of Fisk University, and Dr. Willis Huggins, the first black person to earn a Ph.D. from Fordham University.

Who are the new conciliators and arbitrators of Spain at ICSID
Vozpopuli 02-09-20
The lawyer [Katia Fach] received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award from this same university and has also completed an LL.M. at the Fordham Law School (United States)

ProfNet Expert Alerts Available on Reducing Marketing Costs Through Automation, 3 Inspirational Business Tips for “Women Who Have It All”, 5 Secrets to Vibrant Health, and more
Cision 02-08-20
Jessica [Baum] holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from South University.

The Guy Who Saved the Pet Store
Queens Ledger 02-07-20
Tom [Odermatt] was born and raised around the corner from the Broadway store, which is in the strip mall that features the Bel-Aire Diner, and worked for Petland Discounts while he was studying at Fordham University.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons elects new president
Healthcare Purchasing News 02-07-20
After completing his undergraduate education at Fordham University, [Joseph A. Dearani] earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and participated in a surgical research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Corporate Counsel Business Institute Announces The Inaugural Inner Circle Events
Cision 02-11-20
Kristin [Calve] has an B.A. in English from Fordham University and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Fordham Gabelli School of Business.


Lawrence Pierce, 95, Of Boca Raton, FL, Federal Judge
Lawrence Pierce, Federal Judge in New York, Dies at 95
The New York Times 02-13-20
He received a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law.

James Ayrer, 86, Of Willingboro, NJ, Councilman
Willingboro mourning loss of longtime councilman
Burlington County Times 02-13-20
He earned degrees from St. Joseph’s University and Fordham and held a doctorate in Measurement and Statistics from Rutgers.

George Coyne, S.J., 87, Of Syracuse, NY, Priest
Father George Coyne, astronomer, promoted science-theology dialogue
National Catholic Reporter 02-13-20
He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a licentiate in philosophy from Fordham University, a doctorate in astronomy from Georgetown University and a licentiate in sacred theology from Woodstock College.

John A. Maselli, 91, Of Winston-Salem, NC, Food Chemist
Maselli, John A.
Winston-Salem Journal 02-12-20
He received his bachelor’s degree from City College and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Fordham University.

Kazi Ali Toufique, Of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Researcher
BIDS research director Dr Kazi Ali Toufique passes away
Dhaka Tribune 02-12-20
He then obtained his Master of Arts degree from Fordham University in New York, US in 1987.


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