Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
The technology of the future is happening right now and this week on Fordham Conversations, Chris Williams hosts a "science fair" themed show that highlights innovations in technology. Senior Producer Alen Kanlic talks 3D printing with Fordham University assistant professor Stephen Holler. Then, Chris Williams explores applications of virtual reality with developers and enthusiasts in the field. And finally, Cityscape's Veronica Volk finds out about "smart cities" and how we can use technology to solve NYC's problems with author Anthony Townsend and independant developer/VP of a digital advertising firm Will Turnage.
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Elaine Congress is the Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Extramural Programs in the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service andAllan Luks is the Director of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leadership.  They discuss The future of non-profits and the skills needed to run them.”

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Scott Samuelson, author of The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone talks about why he teaches Plato to plumbers at a community college in Iowa. You can read his piece in The Atlantic and also visit his website
Then Eva Badowska, Fordham University’s Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, talks about why a liberal arts degree is vital to the workforce and how statistics tell us liberal arts majors are better off in the long run.
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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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Autism is a developmental disorder that can hinder a persons social skills and cause them to have repetitive and restrictive behaviors. This week two researchers join Fordham Conversations to talk about what they are doing to treat autism. Fordham University Doctoral Candidate Amanda Leeder discusses how the brothers and sisters of kids with autism can be a key element in treatment. Later, Fordham University PhD student Xiaoming Lou tells us about her research on memory processing and how to develop it in people with autism.

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