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

Author and Fordham Professor Dr. Mary Bly discuss her class Publishing Theory and Practice.” It introduces students to the world of publishing. She also offers advice for writers looking to become published author.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  But members of a boarding school for dyslexic students in Dutchess County, New York don’t use the term “disability.”   They prefer to call it a “way to learn differently.”  On this week’s Fordham Conversations we discuss the issue of dyslexia with three people who have first-hand knowledge of the condition. Fordham Alumn, Kevin Pendergast is the Headmaster of the Kildonan School, a boarding School that empowers students with dyslexia. Dave Flink is the Executive Director of Eye-to-Eye, a national grass roots mentoring program. August Hunt is in his senior year at Kildonan

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

This week Fordham Conversations features stories about membership. Whether you're a member of a social club, or a member of a community, there are pros and cons to membership. First, we talk to Alan Linn. He's the owner of the Norwood Club on W 14th St in Manhattan. Norwood is one of the most exclusive social clubs in NYC, designed as a place for creative minds to come together. Then, urban planner and Fordham professor Cecil Bakalor talks about how city projects might not be the best thing for members of the Bronx community.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

On this week’s Fordham Conversations we explore two pests that have shown up around New York.  Research scientist and Fordham Alumni Dan Molloy discusses a pesky species of mussel that haunts some of New York’s waterways.  We also hear from Fordham University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jason Munshi-South.  He tells us about his research with rats.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Ever wonder why some subways are numbered and some are lettered? Or, when the MTA came into existence? How about how will the 2nd Ave. subway benefit the city of New York? On this weeks Fordham Conversations we hear from Andrew Sparberg,the author of “From a Nickle to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA” (Fordham Press).  It’s a comprehensive look at New York’s transit system from its inception to the 1960s. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

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