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Fordham community makes impact at U.N. sustainability events

Members of the Fordham University community made their presence known in the international community this month during events designed to discuss and promote sustainable business and development. Provost Stephen Freedman led a team of faculty and administrators at a joint session of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Forum on Principles of […]

Frank Sirianni, vice president and CIO of Fordham University, speaks to Fordham's CIO Roundtable.

Fordham CIO: University leading the pack with IT innovations

How do you provide for the technology needs of students, faculty, and staff at a university with three distinct campuses and myriad buildings, offices, dormitories and open spaces? Fordham’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer Frank Sirianni has a simple answer: It’s not easy. But, Sirianni explained during his talk at a recent Fordham CIO Roundtable, […]

James R. Lothian

Lothian: Decision to close Greek banks not surprising

Greece’s decision Monday to close its banks in an effort to slow the country’s financial crisis caught some “people a little bit by surprise,” one market analyst told The New York Times. But Professor James R. Lothian, director of Fordham University’s Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, was not one of them. […]

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Ready to help new international students? SAC needs you!

Hey, graduate students: Is New York your city? If so, perhaps we can count on you to show our new international students around. Each student arriving from outside the United States this fall could benefit from someone who knows New York—and who knows Fordham. You could be one of those people. The Student Advisory Council and the Office of […]

Associate Professor Brent J. Horton

Horton breaks down IR risks in magazine article

Can an investor relations firm’s efforts to create buzz for a client turn into securities fraud? Brent J. Horton, an associate professor of law and ethics at the Gabelli School of Business, explored the issue in a recent article in IR Magazine. Horton laid out the court case against DreamTeamGroup, an IR firm, and Galena […]

Michael Pirson

Pirson: Pope’s encyclical adds to sustainability efforts

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (Praise Be to You), released Thursday morning, laid out a case for a more conscious stewardship of the planet, rejecting a what he said was a short-sighted throw-away culture of consumerism and greed. Climate change, ecological destruction and waste are not only destroying the planet but also contributing to the degradation […]

Cindy Chen

Success story: Finance student takes internship at Eventsy

While being an intern for an event planner may seem a bit removed for an accounting and finance major, Cindy Chen thinks her new job has benefits beyond the work experience. “I was a little bit shy at the first party,” Chen, a native of China, said about her marketing and sales work with Eventsy, […]

Lauren Teske

Success story: Marketing graduate lands job at Flamingo Group

Lauren Teske’s new job as a research executive at the Flamingo Group, an international brand consultancy, gives her two things she was looking for straight out of college: challenge and variety. The Flamingo Group’s primary focus is “qualitative research, so I will be working on teams to uncover opportunities and solve challenges that clients are […]

Vincent Pelizzi and Assistant Professor Bozena Mierzejewska in Germany.

Transmedia storytelling research gets world attention

By Joe Vitale, GabelliConnect freelance writer A senior research project completed by Vincent Pellizzi, BS ’15, has captured the attention of several worldwide research and media associations. His project investigated the concept of “transmedia storytelling“—which sounds complex, but is actually a fancy name for a fairly everyday phenomenon. The popular video game Assassin’s Creed is a recognizable […]