Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with two individuals from Edge4Vets.  Tom Murphy is Founder of Edge4Vets and Director of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University. Dawn Jolly is a Navy Veteran and entrepreneur who got her start with the Edge4Vets Program. The organization helps veterans translate their military strengths into tools for a job, career - and a successful life.

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Fordham University has begun its yearlong 175th Anniversary Celebration.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham University President Dr. Joseph McShane. We’ll discuss the school’s history, how its mission of service has reached beyond the 5 boroughs, and whether some of the schools folklore is actually true. The anniversary year will feature special events, exhibits, and programs that highlight Fordham’s history and impact.

 

 

 

 

 

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Autism is a developmental disorder that can hinder a persons social skills and cause them to have repetitive and restrictive behaviors. Fordham Conversations Host Alen Kanlic talks with two researchers about what they are doing to treat autism. Fordham University Doctoral Candidate Amanda Leeder discusses how siblings of autistic children can be key in their treatment. Then, Fordham University PhD student Xiaoming Lou explains her research on memory processing and how to
develop it in kids with autism

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Social Stigma can take on many forms. It may be an unpleasant remark, a strange look or even the refusal of employment. Fordham Conversations Host Will Germain tries to understand the phenomena of stigma by talking with Tina Maschi. She is The President of the national Organization of Forensic Social Work. Maschi is also a professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of social service.

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This week on Fordham Conversations we talk to Fordham professor and filmmaker Mark Street about his film Hasta Nunca and how it was made. The film tells the story of a middle aged DJ in Uruguay who hosts a call-in radio show. Throughout Hasta Nunca, people reveal their secrets and insecurities on air. 

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Fordham Conversations examines the issues of school bullying and teen suicide. Loyola High School English and Philosophy teacher Christian Gregory completed a cross country bike tour to raise awareness about the problems of bullying. and Fordham University Psychology Professor Doctor Peggy Andover has done research that focuses on the risk factors and differences between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and attempted suicide."  Claudia Morell Hosts.

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American Catholic religious sisters have had a dramatic impact on the Catholic church. From building parochial schools to pioneering higher education for women, Catholic sisters have expanded their ministries since the Second Vatican Council’s called for renewal in the 1960s. Recently Fordham university hosted a panel discussion that examined how the sisters’ ministry has changed the face of the church and what they are called to do today. Robin Shannon hosts.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Fordham University Professor Mark Naison discuss his new book “Pure Bronx”.   It’s a story about a young couple and the means they use to try and escape the poverty, desperation, and frustration that can sometimes come with living in New York City’s poorest borough. 

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Behind every Veteran is their family and an urge to cherish their memory. This week on Fordham Conversations we are discussing the Veteran's Writing Workshop's anthology "On The Homefront." The Veteran's Writing Workshop is a program started by David Surface that lets New York Veterans share their stories. The program is a successful writing workshop, but it also offers a little more. Robin Shannon talks to some of the writers of "On The Homefront," Julia Rust, Natalie Edelhouser, and Laura Rossi, as they share their personal stories about having their fathers serve in the US militar

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Robert "Bob" Dotson is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher and television journalist. Last year he retired from his long running series, "The American Story with Bob Dotson," on the NBC "Today" Show after 40 years. 

He has won hundreds of awards and shown a commitment to training students with a series of video workshops that began over 30 years ago. 

And he’s continued that tradition in a number of ways, including writing the book "Make It Memorable," which is one of the most widely used textbooks on broadcast writing. 

Bob Dotson paid a visit to Fordham University's campus in the Bronx where he displayed his fantastic, storytelling ability and offered great advice to a classroom full of excited journalism students.  

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