Fordham Researchers Identify Factors of COVID-19 Guideline Adherence Among Student Body

By: Nicole St. Jacques Adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, has been shown to effectively lower positive cases in academic institutions. However, despite these precautions, cases continued to rise among college-aged students during fall 2020, causing many universities to shut down during their first semester. One New York Catholic … More Fordham Researchers Identify Factors of COVID-19 Guideline Adherence Among Student Body

Modeling the Winter-Tick Epizootic

By: Abbigail Ramnarine Charlotte Beckford is a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, double majoring in mathematics with a concentration in applied mathematics and Spanish language and literature.  With a focus on the application of mathematics to the environment, Beckford began to explore the population dynamics regarding moose and winter-ticks and furthered her research … More Modeling the Winter-Tick Epizootic

A Study of the Neurological Effects of the ELAC2 Gene

By: Henry Prewitt Max Luf is an undergraduate student at Fordham studying integrative neuroscience. Max’s commitments to medical sciences extend to his extracurricular involvements. He is an EMT and officer with Fordham University EMS and the Fordham Integrative Neuroscience Student Association’s secretary. After graduation in 2022, Max plans to enroll in a master’s program or … More A Study of the Neurological Effects of the ELAC2 Gene

A Life-Changing Doubt

By: Amara Overmyer What happens when the faith you have built your life upon is no longer an absolute truth? In her most recent research project, Dr. Ayala Fader of Fordham’s Anthropology department studied ultra-Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn and Upstate New York who reject the idea that the Torah is the word of God, the … More A Life-Changing Doubt

Uncovering the Mystery of Smart Cities

By: Maeve O’Connor This March marks one year since the widespread start of lockdown, quarantine and COVID-19. This past year has kept people apart physically, but many have remained connected to the outside world through the use of digital technologies. In a year where everyone’s life has shifted online, Dr. Gregory T. Donovan wants to know how … More Uncovering the Mystery of Smart Cities

Recalling Memories of Altruism: A Fordham Student’s Research to Increase Personal Well-being

By: Emily Huegler This year has not given many a reason to smile. One Fordham student’s research, however, has required each of its 153 participants to focus on something positive. In the summer of 2020, Julianna Scofield, a junior at Fordham College Rose Hill, conducted an experiment on altruistic memories and well-being, hoping to find … More Recalling Memories of Altruism: A Fordham Student’s Research to Increase Personal Well-being

Cancer Research, Molecular Modeling, and Collaboration in a Virtual Setting

By: Andrea Estrella  The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed nearly every facet of university life, and undergraduate research is no exception. Fordham student Lucy Hart serves as proof of the fact that the restrictions caused by the public health crisis we currently face need not stand in the way of continued research pursuits and student-to-student … More Cancer Research, Molecular Modeling, and Collaboration in a Virtual Setting

Protein Interactions: Fordham’s Own Shaping Molecules of the Future

By: Sophie Epstein Proteins are, of course, so much more than what we think of when we drink a shake in the morning. These complicated polymers are not just limited to nutrition but carry out countless essential functions in the natural world. Yet, beyond their natural functions, chemists are even still finding new ways to … More Protein Interactions: Fordham’s Own Shaping Molecules of the Future

Economics and Epidemics: A New Methodology Toward Understanding Discrepancies in Regional Vaccination Rates

By: Amanda Dial We are approaching a challenging, yet critical period in our fight against COVID-19— vaccination. It is a long-awaited glimmer of hope after a prolonged darkness, but the return to normalcy it promises is not unconditional. Achieving herd immunity through vaccinating a sufficient percentage of the population poses not only logistical and political … More Economics and Epidemics: A New Methodology Toward Understanding Discrepancies in Regional Vaccination Rates