Monthly Archives: March 2015

Associate Professor uses online data to predict future fashion trends

Heng Xu, an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, is collecting and analyzing data to gain insight into the needs, motivations and behaviors of the fashion industry, retailers and consumers. Her ultimate goal is to help the average person follow the often fickle twists and turns of the fashion world. Xu’s colleague, Yilu Zhou, an associate professor of information systems at Fordham University, is assisting her in researching and analyzing the data they’ve collected.  Read the article

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Experts predict new positive direction for ‘Daily Show’ under Trevor Noah

Media watchers say Noah’s selection was a good move. Paul Levinson, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, said unlike other comedians or Daily Show correspondents, Noah’s relatively low popularity allows him to create his own tone for the show. Read the article.

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100-Year-Old Olivia Hooker on Fordham, Faith, and Redemption

Fordham Psychology Professor Emerita Olivia Hooker, PhD, survived the Tulsa Riots of 1921 by hiding under the family kitchen table. Outside, white men burned her affluent black community to the ground. Her father, who owned a department store, moved the family out of the area, but returned to rebuild his business. Read the story on Professor Hooker.

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Fordham Mourns Rev. Matthew Baker, Theology Doctoral Student

The Fordham community is saddened by the death of the Rev. Matthew Baker, 37, a doctoral candidate in theology in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.  Read the article.

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Chris Lowney on leadership: Get over yourself

Chris Lowney, FCRH ’81, GSAS ’81, imparted leadership lessons from Pope Francis and the Jesuits to Fordham students and faculty during his lecture on March 3. Read the article.

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From Fordham to Africa and Back: Alumna Wins 2015 Swanstrom-Baerwald Award

Sarah Weber, GSAS ’05, received the 2015 Swanstrom-Baerwald Award for Excellence during a special ceremony held at in Rose Hill’s Keating Hall. The biennial award—of which Weber is only the fourth recipient—recognizes members of the Fordham community who demonstrate stellar commitment to the service of faith and the promotion of international peace and justice.

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