Year in Review
The Threat Within
Between a quarter and half of all cyberthreats come from an organization’s insiders, according to the FBI, and universities are far from immune. On March 16, the FBI joined leaders in academia and private industry at Fordham for a conference devoted to the challenges of stopping insider threats. Jointly sponsored by Fordham and the FBI, the event complemented the larger International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS), held every 18 months at Fordham, which is also home to the Center for Cybersecurity and a master’s degree program in the subject.
- FBI AND NSA DIRECTORS TALK ELECTION CYBERTHREATS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Will Russia attempt to interfere with U.S. elections again, even as it fights a war in Ukraine? “I’m quite confident the Russians can walk and chew gum,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on the first day of the International Conference on Cyber Security, jointly sponsored by Fordham and the FBI.
- University Unveils the Henry S. Miller Judaica Research Room
With antisemitism on the rise, the need for a space dedicated to studying Judaism has never been greater, said Fordham trustee and alumnus Henry Miller, whose support made it all possible.
- Graduate Student Makes Vision Care More Accessible with Smartphone App; Project Receives NIH Funding
As part of her master’s thesis, GSAS student Ciara Serpa is developing an app that can detect eye diseases at an early stage. The project recently received $100,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
- GABELLI SCHOOL EMBA PROGRAM RANKED #10 IN THE US
An impressive jump from its #20 ranking in 2021-2022, this newly announced standing in Poets&Quants positions the program as being among the most elite in the country.
- GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION PROFESSOR RECEIVES $3.5M FEDERAL GRANT FOR SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH
Professor Eric C. Chen received the Department of Education grant to prepare Fordham graduate students to offer mental health care in schools, which have seen a dramatic increase in anxiety and depression among students.
- $5M Gift Funds New Endowed Chair in Natural and Applied Sciences
A new endowed chair in the sciences, funded by Fordham trustee Kim Bepler, will advance research into urgent scientific questions that involve multiple disciplines.
- Fordham Earns Grant to Hold Second Cybersecurity Summer Camp
Fordham once again received a prestigious grant from Gen Cyber, a program jointly run by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, to hold a cybersecurity camp for middle and high schoolers.
- $300K Grant Funds ‘Visions of the Good’ Fordham Summer Program for Bronx Teens
“Visions of the Good in the Bronx,” a three-week program directed by philosophy professor Stephen Grimm, introduced 16 high school students to philosophy, college life, and more.
- Smithsonian Scholars Name Law Professor’s Book as a Favorite of 2022
Professor Tanya Hernández’s book Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality was chosen by scholar Ariana Curtis, curator of Latinx studies at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- Tech Entrepreneur Earns Schwarzman Scholarship
Alumna Ling “Cheryl” Yang, who co-founded the Consulting Club as an undergrad at the Gabelli School of Business, is one of a select group of scholars who will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing next year.
- Rule of Law Clinic Sparks Conversation with Report on Gubernatorial Succession
In the report, “Changing Hands: Recommendations to Improve New York’s System of Gubernatorial Succession,” the clinic’s students call for reforms to the current succession rules after a pattern of “unanticipated turnovers” in both the governor and lieutenant-governor roles, including the resignations of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin.
- Fordham University Teams Honored by NCAA for High Academic Achievement
Ten Fordham University athletic programs recorded a perfect 100% Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the latest data reported by the NCAA. Overall, Fordham student-athletes graduated at a 97% clip, tied for tops among all Atlantic 10 schools.