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Fordham Conversations: Dion DiMucci and the Doo Wop Corner

by Jake Neher
Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

Records like "A Teenager in Love," "Runaround Sue," and "The Wanderer" made Dion one of the most popular pre-British Invasion artists in the world. He will talk about his upbringing in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the corner of Belmont and 187th - now called the "Doo Wop Corner" - where he and his group The Belmonts polished some of their early hits, and racial tensions between Bronx-area Doo Wop groups.

 

Fordham Conversations: New Media and its Impact on Death

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The Angel of Grief. A 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story

tkksummers, Flickr

How has social media and the internet impacted the way we grieve.   Fordham University Professor Dr. Paul Levinson explains the influence of social media site’s like Facebook and Twitter on grief.  Then British website creator Jon Davis discusses his site "MuchLoved.com", where those who are grieving can create an online memorial page for a loved one who has past away. In addition, New York University associate professor, Dr. Charlton MacIlwain discusses the rise of web funerals.

Fordham Conversations: Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition

by Robin Shannon
microphones and books in front of a case that says poetry music

Bob Doran, Flickr

Professor Scott Levin has taken the traditional college poetry class and added an interesting twist. He’s combining the poetry of writers like William Blake and T.S. Elliot with musicians such as Bob Dylan and Eminem. Levin says he hopes that the Fordham class Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition will lead to other Fordham professors using more pop culture and non-literary texts in the classroom. Scott Levin currently teaches at Louisiana Tech University.

 

Fordham Conversations: Student Showcase

by Robin Shannon, Sara Kugel, Kyle Kesses, Connor Ryan, Jake Neher, Alen Kanlic

Kevin Clyne

This weeks Fordham Conversations showcases a collection of student produced stories across an array of topics. 

Sara Kugel explores the challenges facing gay and lesbian youth; Ricky Sobrono and Kyle Kresses talk with author Ernie Palladino to discuss his book "Lombardi and Landry", about two of professional foodball's greatest legends; Connor Ryan takes a look at New York City's future bike-share program Citi-bike; and Jake Neher talks to 50's and 60's pop icon Dion Dimucci about growing up in the Bronx and his time on the Doo Wop Corner.

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