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 author Deanna Singh. The Fordham University Alumni discusses what inspired her to write her first children’s picture book “I Am A Boy of Color.”  Singh describes it as “a tribute to the beauty and power boys of color possess.” 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Professor Dr. Mohammad Nejad.

They discuss his “Negative Word-of-Mouth” Study.  It looks at what can happen to a company’s profits when a  dissatisfied customer begins to express that with so-called “NWOM.”

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Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams talks to people who, in one way or another, have gone back to college

Cira Vernazza is Director of Fordham University's College at 60 program. Vernazza talks about how the university has special classes designed for people 60 and older.

Then, students Judy Bowman, Timothy Kiehn, and Peg Smith-Loeb discuss the benefits of taking college courses after retirement.

Finally, Taylor Harris talks about moving back to her alma mater and her McSweeney's column "Big Mom on Campus: Raising 2 Kids in a College Dorm."

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There’s a painful, chronic disease that affects millions of women in the U.S. But it’s rarely talked about and even doctor’s say it’s often misunderstood. Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside, causing pain and sometimes infertility.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Social Worker, Advocate and Fordham Alumni Casey Berna. She discusses her battle with endometriosis and her documentary “Endo-truth: The Impact of Endometriosis and Infertility on Mental Health.”

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