Rams in the News: Best of Summer 2017

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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

STEPHEN E. BEPLER
Gifts Roundup: $50 Million From Alumnus Boosts Saint Joseph’s U.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy 07-24-17
A $10.5 million estate gift from the late Stephen Bepler and his widow, Kim, will create four endowed math and science professorships and fund construction of a new science building on the Bronx campus.

John “Jack” P. Kehoe, 78, Of NYC, financier and Fordham trustee fellow
JOHN KEHOE
The New York Times 06-30-17
Kehoe, a resident of New York City, first enrolled at Fordham in 1956.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Archbishop John Hughes Honored With ‘Blue Plaque’ in His Native Ireland
National Catholic Register 07-06-17
But on the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Archbishop John Hughes—the first Archbishop of New York—was honored in his home parish of Clogher, in County Tyrone, Ireland, when the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, unveiled a special ‘Blue Plaque’ to commemorate ‘Dagger John’, the immigrant laborer who founded Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Fordham University.

Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter at Met Museum
ArteAlDia.com 07-24-17
Highlights include Villalpando’s recently discovered Adoration of the Magi, on loan from Fordham University, and The Holy Name of Mary, from the Museum of the Basilica of Guadalupe.

The Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies Expands to Westchester
PRweb.com 07-25-17
The Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies is thrilled to announce the expansion of professional certificate programs to Westchester County.

NYC’s Best Colleges: 22 Make Forbes List
Patch.com 08-03-17
6. Fordham University (No. 132 nationwide)

Fordham freshmen plunge into Bronx service project
News 12 08-25-17
Fordham University freshmen found time during a hectic time in their lives to help out in their community this week.

WFUV

Dennis Elsas and ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Never Forgets’
The East Hampton Star 07-13-17
In 2000, Mr. Elsas joined WFUV, Fordham University’s noncommercial station, where he is on the air on weekday afternoons.

2018 Princeton Review “Best College Radio Station” List is Released
RadioSurvivor.com 08-02-17
10. Fordham University (WFUV 90.7 FM, Bronx, NY)

FORMER TRUSTEE

STEPHEN E. BEPLER
Gifts Roundup: $50 Million From Alumnus Boosts Saint Joseph’s U.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy 07-24-17
A $10.5 million estate gift from the late Stephen Bepler and his widow, Kim, will create four endowed math and science professorships and fund construction of a new science building on the Bronx campus.

ADMINISTRATION

FRANK MCLAUGHLIN
Westchester Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced
Patch.com 08-22-17
McLaughlin was the longtime athletic director at Fordham University, his alma mater, where he was also a star basketball player and a New York Knicks draftee.

EVA GARCIA
From Blueprint to Building: Lifting the Torch for Multilingual Students in New York State
New America November 2016 Issue
Eva García, the Executive Director of New York City’s RBERN at Fordham University, said her center has focused on offering professional development for co-teaching strategies and guiding educators on the first principle of the Blueprint, the idea that “all teachers are teachers of ELLs.”

FRANK SIRIANNI
CIO.com honors the 2017 CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees
CIO 08-08-27
2017 CIO Hall of Fame Inductees: Frank Sirianni, Vice President and CIO, Fordham University

SCHOOL OF LAW

The Leading Music Law Schools of 2017
Billboard 07-17-17
This fall, Fordham Law will launch a new entrepreneurial law clinic where students can gain hands-on experience geared toward providing insights about business and innovation.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Fordham Gabelli’s Checks In With Its Veterans in Global Leadership Fellows
MetroMBA.com 08-21-17
The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University recently highlighted a group of military veterans currently part of the school’s Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL) fellows program.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

JOHN PFAFF
Why Republicans Let Trump Take Over Their Party
New York Magazine 07-07-17
It’s a review of a new book by Fordham law professor John Pfaff, Locked In, about mass incarceration in America, and it upends a plank of conventional wisdom on the left.

KAREN GREENBERG
Should springing of US terrorism convicts alarm Americans?
The Washington Post 08-05-17
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University’s School of Law, doesn’t think the public should panic.

JOHN D. FEERICK
House bill that would allow Congress to remove Trump from office gains momentum after Trump’s feud with ‘Morning Joe’
Business Insider 07-01-17
John D. Feerick, former dean of Fordham Law School, is one of the chief architects of the 25th Amendment who shepherded it through Congress in the early 1960s.

MATTHEW A. GOLD
Trump administration unveils goals in renegotiating NAFTA
The Washington Post 07-17-17
Matt Gold, a professor at Fordham University and a former trade negotiator, said the administration did not shy away from including some of the most controversial trade issues among the trading partners.

LAWRENCE B. BRENNAN
Navy: Body found by Malaysia not one of USS John S. McCain’s missing
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune 08-23-17
Lawrence Brennan, an adjunct law professor at Fordham University and a retired Navy officer, called Aucoin’s dismissal “an unprecedented peacetime move.”

JOEL COHEN
Should There Be Age Limits for Federal Judges?
Slate 07-05-17
By Joel Cohen, Richard A. Posner, and Jed S. Rakoff

TANYA K. HERNANDEZ
‘I’m not racist. . . . My grandkids are biracial’
Philly.com 08-29-17
Tanya Hernandez, professor of law at Fordham University and author of a forthcoming book, Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination, said it fits into a larger societal idea that having closer relationships with people of other races can make people more empathetic.

JED SHUGERMAN
What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?
The Washington Post 08-29-17
“These new emails make the obstruction charge more substantial, because it gives heavier context to the cover-up,” says Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman.

SUSAN SCAFIDI
Gucci Versus Forever 21: Legal Fashion Experts Disagree On Alleged ‘Knockoff’ Drama
Forbes 07-11-17
Susan Scafidi, a professor and founder of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, calls foul on Forever 21.

BRUCE A. GREEN
Orange County D.A. is investigating his biggest critic — a former ally — as ugly political battle looms
Los Angeles Times 07-12-17
Bruce Green, director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University, said the Spitzer investigation could present hurdles should the district attorney’s office attempt to prosecute.

THOMAS H. LEE
Why military options won’t work against N. Korea threat
CNN 07-12-17
By Thomas H. Lee

JOEL R. REIDENBERG
How Smart Devices Could Violate Your Privacy
Rolling Stone 07-24-17
Professor Joel Reidenberg, founder of Fordham University School of Law’s Center on Information Law and Policy explains that, as far as the law is concerned, consumers are effectively choosing to bring surveillance devices into their homes.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
How the Democratic Party Is Learning to Love Being Anti-Monopoly
The Daily Beast 07-25-17
“I’ll tell you, this is a big deal, this is a really big deal,” Zephyr Teachout, an associate professor of law at Fordham University and erstwhile New York gubernatorial candidate, said in a phone interview with The Daily Beast.

JERRY H. GOLDFEDER
A Constitutional Convention for New York?
The New York Times 07-21-17
The writer is an election lawyer who teaches at Fordham Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

MARK CONRAD
Lease for PawSox stadium is where the devil is in the details
Providence Journal 07-02-17
The city and state had better be on their game, because the stakes are high, says Mark Conrad, an associate professor of law and ethics and director of the sports business concentration at Fordham University in New York City.

MARK CONRAD
First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out
The New York Times 08-04-17
“Whatever the price tag goes to, even if it is significantly higher, I don’t think they should fight it,” said Mark Conrad, who teaches law and ethics at Fordham University.

MILAN ZELENY
Generations struggle with the transfer of knowledge
The Slovak Spectator 07-17-17
Changes come quickly and the knowledge and experience that parents pass onto their children is often not enough to help them solve problems in the future, said Milan Zelený, professor at Fordham University in New York, in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

JOHN CAREY
Can Streaming ESPN Solve Disney (DIS) Stock’s Problems?
U.S. News and World Report 08-14-17
“If Disney thinks it can get the same revenue per sub while competing with cable, I don’t think it will work. Cable operators will want to re-negotiate the deal,” says John Carey, professor of communication and media management at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

WILLIAM F. BAKER
Ritual and prayer are what we have in common, says documentary ‘Sacred’
U.S. Catholic August 2017 Issue
Sacred was the brainchild of William Baker, longtime president of the New York City public television station WNET and now a professor at Fordham University.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

PAUL LEVINSON
In defense of escapism: Why it’s okay — yes, even now — to flip away from the news
The Washington Post 07-26-17
Paul Levinson, an author and professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University, says it goes back to the days of Plato, who was very critical of music and poetry, because he thought it distracted society from more important things.

PAUL LEVINSON
Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune 08-14-17
Paul Levinson, a communications professor and social media expert, called it a “moral obligation” to expose white supremacists for who they are, something for which social media provides a good opportunity.

BRUCE BERG
Next 100 Days: In the Era of Trump, NYS is Out of Step and In the Crosshairs
CityLimits.org 06-30-17
“He lost Manhattan 90 to 10. It doesn’t get any more skewed than that,” says Bruce Berg, a Fordham University professor of political science.

CHRISTINA GREER
De Blasio Back in New York After Much-Criticized Trip to Germany
The New York Times 07-10-17
“That’s what’s frustrating for me about him not having an opponent,” said Christina M. Greer, a professor of political science at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Are America’s Big-City Black Mayors a Thing of the Past?
Ozy 08-31-17
“It is a growing trend, and if you’re interested in substantive representation, it’s one I think we should be concerned about to a certain extent,” says Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University.

CHARLES C. CAMOSY
Post-Charlottesville, traditional Christians must make their voices heard on racism
Dallas News 08-19-17
Charles C. Camosy is an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
If bishops want to face racism, own your own complicity, theologian says
Crux 08-24-17
“If indeed it is a radical evil, then where’s the evidence for that in our Catholic concern? Where is it in our Catholic catechesis? In our Catholic seminary formation?” asked Father Bryan Massingale, who teaches at Fordham University in New York.

RAYMOND KUO
What next for North Korea, Guam and Trump? Experts weigh in
Associated Press 08-10-17
Raymond Kuo, political scientist at Fordham University in New York: There are “no good military options that wouldn’t result in deaths of thousands in the first day, and even then it might not eliminate DPRK capability.”

MARK NAISON
‘White supremacists by default’: How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible
CNN 08-19-17
That was the twisted formula that made the Holocaust and Rwanda possible and allowed Jim Crow segregation to survive: Nice people looked the other way while those with an appetite for violence did the dirty work, says Mark Naison, a political activist and history professor at Fordham University in New York City.

DAVID GIBSON
Cardinals on Opposite Sides of the Hudson Reflect Two Paths of Catholicism
The New York Times 07-16-17
“Dolan did all the right things, but the rules of the game changed so quickly that he’s kind of been caught off guard,” said David Gibson, the director of Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture.

SUSAN GREENFIELD
POSTMORTEM: JANE AUSTEN AND REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Los Angeles Review of Books 08-09-17
By Susan Celia Greenfield

MONIKA MCDERMOTT
Do military veterans really win more elections? Only in ‘purple’ districts.
The Washington Post 07-20-17
Monika McDermott and Costas Panagopoulos showed that, while conditioned by party, people use candidates’ service as a cue about defense competence and interventionism that leads to higher support for some voters.

SOPHIE MITRA
The hidden extra costs of living with a disability
The Conversation 07-25-17
Authors: Sophie Mitra, Associate Professor of Economics, Fordham University

ELIZABETH YUKO
Nostalgia TV makes a comeback. How Hulu and Netflix are breathing new life into old TV shows
Los Angeles Times 08-20-17
Fordham University bioethics adjunct professor Elizabeth Yuko incorporates “The Golden Girls” in her lessons, as it tackled in prime time such thorny issues as euthanasia, organ donation and stigmas over HIV-AIDs.

JASON MUNSHI-SOUTH
Central Park Mice Don’t Get Out Much
Nautilus 08-03-17
Fordham University evolutionary biologist Jason Munshi-South studies biodiversity and evolution right here in New York City.

ANNIKA HINZE
Trump Is Correct: We Should Look to Canada for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (OPINION)
LatinoUSA.org 08-08-17
By ANNIKA HINZE

RACHEL ANNUNZIATO
August Blues Are Like Sunday Blues, But for a Full Month
New York Magazine 08-15-17
Rachel Annunziato, associate professor of psychology at Fordham University, tells me this August-existentialist phenomenon is common in all ages.

MATHIAS KLANG
Online Sleuths Are Outing Racists, But Should They?
Fast Company 08-19-17
“There’s a question, of course, whether taking their picture, putting them on the internet and trying to identify them is a morally good-morally bad thing,” says Mathias Klang, an associate professor in digital technologies and emerging media at Fordham University.

NICHOLAS TAMPIO
Regents should reject renamed Common Core standards: View
LoHud 08-31-17
Nicholas Tampio, a Mamaroneck resident, teaches political science at Fordham University.

BORIS HEERSINK
How many votes could Hurricane Harvey cost Trump in Texas?
The Washington Post 08-29-17
Boris Heersink is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University.

CHRISTIANA PEPPARD
Some Experts Think Pope Might Want Trump’s Attention
The Tablet 09-01-17
Christiana Zenner Peppard, associate professor of theology, science, and ethics at Fordham University, described the statement as both “steeped in tradition and yet fiercely contemporary.”

ATHLETICS

Allstate, American Football Coaches Association Announce 146 Nominees for 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
14news.com 07-10-17
The following players have been nominated for consideration to be named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®: Fordham University – Manny Adeyeye

Rapid Fire with Chase Edmonds
CampusInsiders.com 08-01-17
The PLN’s Morgan Uber goes one-on-one with Fordham senior Chase Edmonds for a rapid fire interview.

STUDENTS

Aspiring broadcaster hones his craft at Hamptons Baseball League games
The Suffolk Times 07-24-17
Next year [Emmanuel Berbari] will be entering [his]freshman year at Fordham University, which has an impressive list of alumni in the broadcasting field, namely the legendary Vin Scully, Sal Marchiano, Michael Kay and Ryan Ruocco, among others.

Barlow graduate receives agriculture award
The Redding Pilot 08-03-17
“It’s cool because it increases yield and takes up less space. It uses up to 98% less water than soil-based farming,” said [Olivia] Greenspan, 20, who is now an economics major at Fordham University in the Bronx, where she became even more interested in hydroponics.

These youth of color are organizing to address climate change
PBS Newshour 08-05-17
“People of color have always had a history of being one with the land and finding the solutions that they needed in the land,” Samuel Blackwood, a student at Fordham University and summit organizer, said.

ALUMNI

Mario Gabelli Takes a Business Buyer’s Perspective
GuruFocus.com 06-30-17
Fordham University awarded him his first degree in 1965, which was followed by an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Nicole Tuck’s Quotes About Her Son Are So Down-To-Earth
Romper.com 07-05-17
The site also reported that the new mom attended Marymount Manhattan College for her undergraduate studies and later earned a master’s degree from Fordham University.

Massapequa Resident Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Patch.com 07-25-17
Massapequa resident Melanie Sheehan was recently awarded a Fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

View From the River Café: 40 Years of Feasts and Firsts
The New York Times 07-31-17
After graduation from Fordham University and a hitch as an Army intelligence specialist in Massachusetts and South Carolina (“I spent my time watching the Russians”), Mr. [Michael] O’Keeffe seized the opportunity to purchase an undistinguished bar on the Upper East Side for $10,000.

Mahwah Native, Star Kicker Signs With New Orleans Saints
Patch.com 08-07-17
Patrick Murray went to Don Bosco and played for the Fordham Rams before playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns.

The Itch
The New Yorker August 7 and 14, 2017 Issue
By [Fordham alumnus] Don DeLillo

Border wall hits close to home
The Washington Post 08-09-17
[Fordham alumnus] Juan Vargas was a kid the first time he saw an immigration raid.

Venezuela’s humanitarian and economic crisis
NowThis 08-11-17
This 22-year-old [Gianpaolo Combatti] gave us a glimpse of what life is like during Venezuela’s humanitarian and economic crisis.

OBITUARIES

John “Jack” P. Kehoe, 78, Of NYC, financier and Fordham trustee fellow
JOHN KEHOE
The New York Times 06-30-17
Kehoe, a resident of New York City, first enrolled at Fordham in 1956.

Thomas Fleming, 90, Of Jersey City, NJ, historian
Thomas Fleming, Historian of the Revolution, Dies at 90
The New York Times 07-27-17
He served on the the cruiser Topeka during and shortly after World War II and graduated from Fordham University in 1950.

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