Shohei Ohtani: What it means that the new face of MLB is Asian
NBC 12-12-2023
“Ohtani is such a transcendental player, doing what no one has done since Babe Ruth,” said Mark Conrad, the director of the sports business concentration at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. “This guy is transcendental internationally and nationally, and Los Angeles was the best spot he could have landed.”

Spotlighting the Body in a Nascent Arab Art World
The New York Times 12-14-2023
Even rules about modesty and dress in Islamic law — for instance, that women and men should conceal intimate body parts — cannot be traced to a clear-cut scroll, said Sarah Eltantawi, an associate professor of modern Islam in the department of Theology at Fordham University.

Pope Francis takes on unprecedented attacks from American opponents
CNN 12-13-2023
“MAGA (Make America Great Again) politics and MAGA Catholics overlap in many ways, especially in their culture war approach to everything,” David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, told CNN. “It is all about generating anger and defining yourself as what you are against [as much]as what you are for.”

A New Era of Jesuit University Leadership – A Conversation with the President of Fordham University, Tania Tetlow
The Religion and American Life Podcast 12-11-2023
In this episode of Religion and American Life, Mark Massa, S.J., interviews the first non-Jesuit and female President of Fordham University, Tania Tetlow. Join us as President Tetlow discusses the gifts and challenges of entering her leadership position, the benefits of a Jesuit education, and the unique obstacles and opportunities presented to Catholic universities in our political era.

AI Tool to Redact Minors’ Info in Testing for Los Angeles Court
Bloomberg Law 12-08-2023
Chinmayi Sharma, a Fordham University School of Law associate professor, said that long wait times due to backlogs often plague family proceedings and this could help speed the process.

What’s in a Name? A Lot, Actually. Here’s How Branding Changed in 2023
Inc. Magazine 12-09-2023
The names founders choose for their companies often reflect the broader culture at the time, and 2023 was no exception. Fordham University professor Dawn Lerman, who researches how language impacts consumers as they evaluate and choose brands, says 2023 marked a pivot away from weirder names and a return to normalcy.

Ava DuVernay: ‘We need to wake up. We’re less than a year away from a transition of power’
The Guardian 12-11-2023
“It’s important to say that Black women have enjoyed an extraordinary trajectory of intellectual life,” said Michele Prettyman, an assistant professor in the communication and media studies department at Fordham University. “We’ve not seen that kind of storytelling and that kind of centering of women’s ideas.”

When authoritative sources hold onto bad data: A legal scholar explains the need for government databases to retract information
The Conversation 12-14-2023
“Misinformation is a growing problem. There are no easy answers to solve it. But there are steps that would almost certainly help. One relatively straightforward one is for trusted data sources like those from the government to follow the lead of scientific journals and create a mechanism to retract erroneous information” wrote Janet Freilich, associate professor of law at Fordham University.

From Teen With Autism To Teacher: Book Tells Livingston Woman’s Story
Patch 12-11-2023
The new book, called “Miracle of Effort: Thalia’s Autism Journey” is — according to author Dr. John Fortunato, a professor at Fordham University’s school of business, “The story of Thalia being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when she was two years old and her journey to graduating college and becoming an elementary school teacher.”

Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley Lead Fight for ERA—100 Years After Its Introduction
Ms. Magazine 12-12-2023
ERA expert Julie Suk, professor of law at Fordham University and author of We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, also spoke at last week’s convening. Suk highlighted the roles of both Republican and Democratic women in advancing the ERA over the last century and questioned whether democracy itself could survive if the Constitution remains “stuck in the patriarchal past.”

Why a US-Israel divide is widening over the war, and Gaza’s future
The Christian Science Monitor 12-07-2023
“Absolutely a number of conflicts are brewing” over both the war and its aftermath, says Doron Ben-Atar, a historian of Middle East conflicts at Fordham University in New York.

Los Angeles courts may use AI to redact children’s sensitive information
KTLA 5 12-08-2023
Chinmayi Sharma, a Fordham University School of Law associate professor, told Spoto that if court employees trust AI too much and don’t provide proper oversight, there could be trouble ahead. “If law firm associates are relying on AI made-up sources,” she said, “you can imagine how an overworked state court clerk may be tempted to assume the system was correct.”

Cities, counties brace for Tallahassee to escalate war on home rule for local issues next session
Florida Bulldog 12-13-2023
Florida and Texas stand out among the handful of states that use preemption as an intimidation tactic to muzzle local officials, according to [Nestor] Davidson, a law professor at Fordham University in New York.

Our Favorite Books of 2023
Book and Film Globe 12-11-2023
Throughout the narrative, [David] Goodwin juxtaposes accounts of Lovecraft’s anti-Semitic bigotry—including some hair-raising statements—with his tenderness toward and love for a Jewish woman.

Meta rolls out encrypted messaging by default for Facebook and Messenger
CNN 12-07-2023
“By enabling dangerous criminals to cloak their communications and activities behind an essentially impenetrable digital shield, the deployment of warrant-proof encryption is already imposing huge costs on society,” [General William] Barr argued in a speech at Fordham University’s International Conference on Cyber Security that July.

State tax collectors push struggling people deeper into hardship
The Center for Public Integrity 12-13-2023
New York, which will yank driver’s licenses once tax debt reaches $10,000, passed a law in 2019 that added adjustments for inflation and hardship exemptions to its suspension process. Fordham University law students who pressed for the hardship change found that tens of thousands of New Yorkers received notices from 2014 to 2017 that their licenses would be suspended over tax debt.

This Houston Production Is Not Your Typical Nutcracker Ballet
Houstonia Magazine 12-12-2023
Over the years, the organization has allocated amounts reaching $90,000, which have allowed students to attend prestigious institutions like the Juilliard School, Fordham University, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Texas State University, Alabama State University, and Howard University, among others.

Mayor Eric Adams names Lynelle Maginley-Liddie new Department of Correction commissioner
ABC 7 12-08-2023
A local college graduate, [Lynelle] Maginley-Liddie received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

People to know in NY cannabis: Zoe Wilder 12-11-2023
“While working for the American Thoracic Society, a non-profit organization responsible for the publication of some of the first favorable peer-reviewed studies on cannabis and lung health, I earned a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University” said Zoe Wilder, Fordham University alum.

Oppenheimer Lived In The Confines Of Mystery
Exaudi Catholic News 12-08-2023
After completing his university education in philosophy, theology and mathematics, [Stanley] Jaki graduated in physics; he obtained doctorates in theology (1950) and in physics at Fordham University (1958), where he studied under Nobel laureate Victor Hess, co-discoverer of cosmic rays.

Kody Funderburk: All-American Slugger to Big-League Pitcher
Twins Daily 12-11-2023
Peter Larson joined the Twins organization after four seasons at Fordham University. In 2019, he was the minor-league rehab pitching coach.

THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD Site-Specific Dark Comedy, to Premiere at St. Lydia’s, a Progressive Brooklyn Church
Broadway World 12-11-2023
Christian Caro (Caleb, he/they) studied at Fordham University where he received a B.A. in Theatre Performance. Christian is also a singer/songwriter who performs his music under the stage name: Gray Caro.