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Rams in the News: February 16, 2018

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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

Why Can’t a City of 8 Million Produce a Single Olympic Athlete?
The Wall Street Journal 02-08-18
Figure skater Nicole Rajicova, 22, a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, was born in the region and currently lives with her parents in Manhattan.

2018 Best Colleges and Universities in New York City
The Edvocate 02-08-18
With campuses located throughout New York City, Fordham provides students with an authentic Big Apple experience.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

2018 Best Colleges and Universities in New York City – The Edvocate
The Edvocate 02-08-18
With campuses located throughout New York City, Fordham provides students with an authentic Big Apple experience.

What a debate about Pope Francis’s supposed liberalism says about the future of Catholicism
Vox 02-08-18
Longtime intellectual rivals Villanova professor Massimo Faggioli and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat engaged in a conversation on Pope Francis, hosted by Fordham University in New York.

Students call senators to show support of DACA
The Setonian 02-08-18
Seton Hall was on a list of participating schools including Fordham University, Kean University, Duke University and others.

Who’s Teaching the Teachers?
The Chronicle of Higher Education 02-11-18
At nearby Fordham University, the English Ph.D. program requires “sequenced pedagogy training” in the form of a two-part teaching practicum students take in their second and third years.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production by Rei Magosaki (review)
Project MUSE 02-09-18
Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production, by Rei Magosaki. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Viii + 157 pp. $25.00 paper. ISBN: 978–0823271313.

Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible by Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers (review)
Project MUSE 02-09-18
Richard baxstrom and todd meyers. Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Pp. x + 286.

Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Texas by Christopher Bean (review)
Project MUSE 02-13-18
Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Texas. Christopher Bean. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8232-7176-4. 309 pp., paper, $40.00.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

KAREN J. GREENBERG
Policy Overload
The Nation 02-08-18
Karen J. Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.

KAREN J. GREENBERG
Donald Trump has made clear he wants to send ‘bad dudes’ to Guantanamo Bay – will the Isis ‘Beatles’ end up there?
The Independent 02-09-18
Karen Greenberg, Director of the Centre on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, has written that civilian courts went out of their way to bend to special requirements needed for some terror trials.

JOEL COHEN
Trump should take the Fifth
The Hill 02-08-18
[Joel] Cohen is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

TANYA KATERI HERNANDEZ
Frederick Douglass: a multi-racial trailblazer
The Baltimore Sun 02-08-18
Tanya Katerí Hernández (thernandez@law.fordham.edu) is a professor at Fordham University School of Law and the author of the forthcoming book from NYU Press, “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination.”

BENJAMIN C. ZIPURSKY
A year after incident, Oakley still wants Dolan, MSG held ‘accountable’
ESPN 02-08-18
“As a public figure, in any defamation action, he not only is going to have to prove that the statements made about were false, he’s also going to have to prove that when they were spoken, they were spoken with knowledge that they were false. It’s difficult,” said Benjamin Zipursky, a professor at Fordham University School of Law and an expert in tort and defamation law.

JED SHUGERMAN
Developers Seek $6 Million Tax Break for Trump-Managed Hotel
The New York Times 02-09-18
“The country’s founders included the emoluments clauses as a big bright-line rule,” said Jed Shugerman, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law who helped write a legal brief in support of the plaintiffs in the emoluments litigation.

JED SHUGERMAN
Rod Rosenstein’s Next-In-Command Is Leaving DOJ. Are We Headed for a Massacre?
Slate 02-09-18
Fordham Law professor and occasional Slate contributor Jed Shugerman has laid out the potential orders of succession at the current moment.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Elections 2018 – The Progressive Path Forward: The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party
Free Speech TV 02-09-18
The Progressive Path Forward: The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party is hosted by Dr. Christina Greer, political scientist and professor, and features panelists Jim Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University professor and activist, Dan Cantor, National Director of Working Families Party, and Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color.

SUSAN SCAIFIDI
The Difference Between Cultural Appropriation And Appreciation Is Tricky. Here’s A Primer.
The Huffington Post 02-07-18
As Fordham University law Professor Susan Scafidi told Jezebel in 2012, appropriation is “most likely to be harmful when the source community is a minority group that has been oppressed or exploited in other ways or when the object of appropriation is particularly sensitive, e.g. sacred objects.”

ELIZABETH COOPER
‘A Normalized Hostile Working Environment’
Bloomberg BNA 02-12-18
Without protection from federal or state anti-discrimination laws, models could bring a civil suit for the tort of assault, or they could file a police report and seek criminal prosecution, Professor Elizabeth Cooper of Fordham University School of Law told Bloomberg Law.

JAMES A. COHEN
After arrest, witness may wear a suit. But will clothing help his credibility?
The Daily Gazette 02-13-18
James A. Cohen, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law, said that prosecutors might actually be able to use the Howe situation to their advantage, using it as an example of their devotion to the law.

HOWARD M. ERICHSON
Exxon takes a bare-knuckle approach as environmental lawsuits mount
The Dallas Morning News 02-13-18
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with plaintiffs’ lawyers and attorneys general strategizing together,” said Fordham professor Erichson, “just as I don’t think there’s anything wrong with lawyers for oil companies strategizing together.”

MATTHEW A. GOLD
Is a U.S.-China Trade War Heating Up?
Knowledge @ Wharton 01-26-18
Wharton’s Mauro Guillen and Fordham University’s Matt Gold discuss U.S. tariffs on solar panels and the U.S.-China trade relationship.

FORMER ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

OLIVIA HOOKER
The History of African-Americans in Coast Guard Combat
The Maritime Executive 02-09-18
Others included SPAR Olivia Hooker, who went on to become a distinguished professor of psychology at Fordham University, retiring at the age of 87.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

O. HUGO BENAVIDES
Harvard Review of Latin America y el boom de las telenovelas
Exitosa Noticias 02-08-18
In turn, Narconovelas by O. Hugo Benavides (Fordham University), A Tale of Two Transnational Telenovelasof Sam Ford, of MIT.
[Translated from Spanish]

CHRISTINA GREER
Happy Black History Month, and let us forever remember our living history
New York Amsterdam News 02-08-18
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is the 2018 NYU McSilver Institute Fellow and an associate professor at Fordham University, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream” and the host of The Aftermath on Ozy.com.

CHRISTINA GREER
Elections 2018 – The Progressive Path Forward: The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party
Free Speech TV 02-09-18
The Progressive Path Forward: The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party is hosted by Dr. Christina Greer, political scientist and professor, and features panelists Jim Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University professor and activist, Dan Cantor, National Director of Working Families Party, and Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color.

NICHOLAS TAMPIO
Insight – Common Core Questioned, Disabled Gerber Baby for Inclusion, The New Rocket Man, Super Bowl Champs with Decorum – 02.08.18
Progressive Radio Network 02-08-18
Author and Fordham Political Science Professor, Nicholas Tampio joins Mark to discuss his new eye-opening book COMMON CORE: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press).

ASIF SIDDIQI
Space historian takes on the Cold War at the Bruce Museum
The Hour 02-12-18
A space historian and professor from Fordham University [Asif Siddiqi] will harken back to the days of the U.S.-Soviet space race as he speaks next week at the Bruce Museum as part of its “Hot Art in a Cold War” exhibition.

ASIF SIDDIQI
Lecturer Talks on Soviet Cosmic Achievements During the Cold War
The Greenwich Sentinel 02-13-18
[Asif] Siddiqi, space historian and professor at Fordham University, specializes in the history of science and technology and modern Russian history.

TIFFANY YIP
Experts speak on impact of discrimination at annual symposium
The Kentucky Kernel 02-12-18
Yip focused on sleep and identity relating to discrimination.

PHILIP DITURI
This Is Why Sandwiches Taste Better When They’re Cut in Half
Best Life 02-13-18
“What you really want is a higher number of acute triangles that still maintain their structural integrity,” says Philip Dituri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Fordham University.

CELIA B. FISHER
Residents Reporting Moral Distress More Often: Ethicists’ Intervention Needed!
Medical Ethics Advisor 02-07-18
Moral distress and what it means is “an a very important early discussion that needs to be had” between trainees and supervisors, according to Celia B. Fisher, PhD, director of the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University in Bronx, NY.
[PDF available on request]

HAROLD TAKOOSHIAN
The Alienist: Birth of Psychology with Daniel Brühl – Season 1
TNT 02-02-18
Harold Takooshian leads us through the state of psychiatry at the end of the 19th century.

STEPHEN HOLLER
Steve Sands investigates why the color blue is so popular
NBC 02-12-18
Stephen Holler on whether or not the color blue actually makes you faster.

J. PATRICK HORNBECK II
GOP Education Bill Would Radically Rewrite Religious Freedom and License Virtually Any Form of Discrimination
Religion Dispatches 02-08-18
Patrick Hornbeck is chair and associate professor of theology at Fordham University, where he teaches and writes about the history of Christianity, contemporary U.S. Catholicism, and LGBTQ concerns in religion.

ELIZABETH YUKO
Why Rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Are Higher Than We Thought
She Knows 02-08-18
[Elizabeth Yuko] is an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University and has written for publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Salon and Playboy.

STUDENTS

NYC’s international student numbers increase despite national politics
am New York 02-08-18
“There are very good colleges in New York and they can’t be matched anywhere in the world,” said Peenal Raiyani, 25, of Mumbai, who is currently studying for her master’s in finance at Fordham.

Barlow graduate gives TED talk on brownfield regeneration
Aspetuck News 02-13-18
[Olivia] Greenspan, 20, now a junior at Fordham University in New York City, recently gave a 12-minute TEDx talk at the Lincoln School in Brookline, Mass.

The Army Needs To Change The Way It Prepares Soldiers For Higher Education
Task and Purpose 02-13-18
[Wesley Wilson] is currently pursuing a B.A. in organizational leadership at Fordham University, and is is a High Ground Veteran Advocacy Fellow focused on policy improvements to the military-to-civilian transition experience.

Why Pigeons are Known as Love Birds
WNYC 02-14-18
Ph.D. student Elizabeth Carlin on pigeons mating rituals.

ATHLETICS

New Coaches Added To Fordham Football Staff
The Bronx Chronicle 02-08-18
Fordham University football head coach Joe Conlin has begun to assemble his staff with the addition of three assistant coaches it was announced today.

Tale of Two Halves For The Rams
The Bronx Chronicle 02-08-18
Wednesday night playing on their home court, the Fordham Rams did what they do best — converting the 3-pointer — to propel them to a comeback 67-66 win over George Mason.

Student Athletes Sign To Colleges
Fox 11 02-08-18
Natani Drati signs to be a Fordham Ram next year where he will be playing safety.

News 12 The Bronx Sports
News 12 The Bronx 02-08-18
[Video] Coverage of women’s basketball team.

News 12 The Bronx Sports
News 12 The Bronx 02-10-18
[Video] Coverage of men’s basketball team.

News 12 The Bronx Sports
News 12 The Bronx 02-10-18
[Video] Coverage of women’s basketball win against Davidson.

PCNC News Sports
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel 02-11-18
[Video] Fordham men’s basketball wins against Duquesne.

GCC grad Joe Conlin prepared to tackle first football head coaching job at Fordham
Tribune-Review 02-11-18
“We believe [Joe Conlin] is one of the top young coaches in the country who truly cares about the welfare of the student-athlete, which makes him a perfect fit for Fordham,” Fordham athletic director Dave Roach said in a statement.

Fordham vs. Saint Joseph’s – 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sports Chat Place 02-13-18
Out at Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday, the Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the Fordham Rams will be meeting up on the college basketball court.

ALUMNI

Why Can’t a City of 8 Million Produce a Single Olympic Athlete?
The Wall Street Journal 02-08-18
Figure skater Nicole Rajicova, 22, a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, was born in the region and currently lives with her parents in Manhattan.

Meyer Memorial Trust hires New School dean as CEO
The Oregonian 02-08-18
[Michelle DePass] graduated from Tufts University, Fordham Law School and Baruch College, where she earned a master’s degree in public administration.

Ayco names new CEO, president
The Business Journals 02-08-18
[Larry]Restieri graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Fordham Law Review, and from Harvard University.

GOP candidate for attorney general: Gary Grasso
Chicago Sun-Times 02-11-18
[Gary Grasso’s] Education:  Georgetown University and Fordham University School of Law

Gress embraces opportunity as 43North executive director
The Buffalo News 02-12-18
[Alexander Gress] is a graduate of Fordham University.

The Call-In: Paying It Forward
NPR 12-31-17
[Audio] Alumna Emily Borghard is a Guardian Angel who collects warm items for the homeless throughout NYC.

OBITUARIES

Pater Walter Kastner S.J., 77, Of Munich, Germany, priest
Pater Walter Kästner SJ verstorben
Jesuiten.org 02-08-18
After the novitiate in Plattsburgh / New York he studied philosophy at the Fordham University in New York City and theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Cambridge / Massachusetts).
[Translated from German]

Robert O’Shea, 84, Of Southampton, NY, Army veteran
Robert O’Shea Of Southampton Dies January 6
27east.com 02-13-18
In 1955, [Robert O’Shea] graduated from Fordham University, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, and eventually attaining the rank of captain.

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