Monthly Archives: May 2015

David Letterman, bidding farewell tonight, infused New York energy into his comedy

“He is the foundation and predecessor of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver; that off the cuff, no holds barred style of presentation,” said Paul Levinson, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University. Read the article.

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Witness: Fr. Patrick Ryan, SJ

In this in-depth WITNESS interview, Fr. Ryan shares his great knowledge of Islam and helps us to understand better the urgency and necessity of dialogue with Muslims in today’s world. Read the article.

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David Letterman retires in world where stupid pet tricks are now the norm (+video)

“In the ’80s, it was the beginning of, ‘Hey, this is so good I want to see it, and if I can’t see it at the time, I can see it the next day,’ ” says Paul Levinson, a professor of media studies and pop culture critic at Fordham University in New York. Read the article.

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White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Read the articleWhite House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman than her Democrat Rivals? by Heather Gautney.

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To be young, gifted, Black and poor

Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Fordham University and the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream.” Read the article.

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Looking at ‘Mad Max’ then and now

These post-apocalyptic narratives keep working precisely because they play off the fear that civilization as we know it may come to a bad end, says Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University. Read the article.

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Why do mosquitoes like you so much? It’s in your DNA

Although the new study confirmed there’s a genetic predisposition to mosquito attractiveness, everybody produces chemicals that attract insects and ticks to a certain degree, said entomologist Tom Daniels, an associate research scientist and co-director of Fordham University’s Vector Ecology Lab at the Calder Center. Read the article.

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Decentered. As in “not the crux of all things.”

The block or early morning quiet and focus has actually been on my calendar for decades, but I’ve recently retitled it based on a cue from Merold Westphal, a philosopher who teaches at Fordham University. Read the article.

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The Rise of Bronx Power

“He’s got to solidify his base in the Legislature,” said Bruce Berg, a political science professor at Fordham University. Read the article

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Black Political Power, Representation In Baltimore

Dorian Warren talks with Fordham University’s Christina Greer.  Read the article

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