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School of Arts

Anthony Amiano ’15, a communication major and government minor, was cited as a 2015 Wunderkind by Westchester Magazine. 

Adam Arenson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the urban studies program, co-authored a May 15 blog article in The New York Times. The article focuses on the end of the Civil War and American expansion to the west. 

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of modern languages and literature, organized and chaired the session, In Celebration of Her Quincentenary: St. Teresa’s Legacy to Early Modern Women at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto, April 30-May 3. In addition, she presented the paper “Teresa of Avila’s Ethics of Nurture and Influence” and the session and paper were in honor of the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth

Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government, will speak at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, May 24-29. 

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, discussed U.S. relations with Latin America on March 18 in Havana, Cuba. His discussion formed part of the Balcón Latinoamericano, a monthly lecture series sponsored by the FLACSO-Cuba program of the University of Havana. In addition, six Manhattan students attended the event as part of their spring semester sociology course, Cuba – Tropical Socialism. In mid-April, Dello Buono also presented “A Sociological Analysis of the Global Supply Chain” at the Manhattan College Labor Studies Conference Slavery No More: Breaking the Supply Chains of Human Slavery. His recent article “Washington’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Free Trade Agenda” (co-authored with Ximena de la Barra) appears in the journal NACLA Report on the Americas. 

Jennifer Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Manhattan College, was awarded the 2015 William Koren, Jr. Prize for her article “My Sister for Abbess: 15th-Century Power Disputes over the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers,” which was published in the Journal of Medieval History in 2014.

Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Communication department, was quoted in The New York Times in an article discussing the role of the boomer generation in film. Read the article

Mary Kate Kelly ’15, a psychology major, was among 12 Catholic college representatives who attended the first Catholic college fair within the Archdiocese of New York.

Claire Nolte, Ph.D., professor of history, presented the paper, “Praga/Prag/Praha:  Redefining Identity in an Era of Modern Cities” on April 20 at the colloquium of the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany.
Michele Saracino, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, had her 2012 book, Clothing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living recently published in Chinese. The book examines the spiritual and emotional anxiety negotiated through adornment practices.

School of Business

Kelly Douglas ’15, a management major, and Grace Hoffman ’15, an accounting major, each received the Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal on May 14 at the Spring Honors Convocation. The Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal is one of the College’s highest undergraduate student honors. 

School of Education and Health

Tedd Keating, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology, was quoted as an expert source in a recent Men’s Journal article, repurposed on the Yahoo! Health website.

School of Engineering

Shabaz Ali ’16, a chemical engineering major, presented New Polymer-Based Recyclable Catalyst for the Benzoin Condensation Reaction at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Queensborough Community College on May 9.

The ACI Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), will award Daniel Hussey ’15, a civil engineering master’s student starting in fall 2015, with one of seven scholarships working in concrete research.

Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was featured on NPR on May 2. 

Jessica Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was part of a recent article publication in the May 2015 volume of the Journal of Environmental Management. Wilson and co-authors from Carnegie Mellon University, published their article, “The effect of sampling strategies on assessment of water quality criteria attainment” published.

School of Science

Douglas Huntington ’18 received the Student Achievement Award as the School of Science’s outstanding freshman chemistry major, sponsored by the Westchester Chemical Society. He received the award on April 30 at the Westchester Chemical Society’s Distinguished Scientist Awards ceremony at Pace University.

Anthony Masi ’15 was selected as the second annual Computer Science Award winner. The award is presented annually to a computer science major for their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular excellence in the Department of Computer Science at Manhattan College.

Computer science major Anthony Masi ’15 and Ankur Agrawal, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, collaborated on a research project in 2014 and their work was recently published in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science in Applications (IJACSA). “Developing a search algorithm and a visualization tool for SNOMED CT” was published in the May 2015 edition. Read the paper

Cindy Munguia ’15, a double biochemistry and Spanish major, was recognized by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry as the School of Science’s outstanding senior organic chemistry student.

On April 29, computer science majors Tylor Borgeson ’16, Blerim Cobaj ’15, Tim Gilmore ’15, Anthony Masi ’15, Andre Oliveira ’15 and Tyler White ’15 were inducted into Tau Sigma Kappa, the computer science honor society at Manhattan College.

The following School of Science students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Queensborough Community College on May 9:

  • Annie Chen ’16, a biology major, Trash to Treasure: Coffee Waste to Biodiesel
  • Marybeth Dooley ’15, a chemistry major, Alkaline Earth Metal Oxides as Catalysts in Biodiesel Production
  • Sisi Hu ’15, a biochemistry major, Quenching of [Ru(BPY)3]2+ Emission by Binding to Ag Nanoparticles
  • Anet Kashoa ’15, a biochemistry major, The Formation of 1D Catalysts for Transesterification of Biodiesel
  • Paulo Markaj ’16, a biochemistry major, Remediation of Water Containing Chromium (VI) with Insoluble Vitamin C DerivativesLai King Jessica Mo Ng ’16, a biochemistry major, A Practical Synthesis of 4-(4’-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone (Raspberry Ketone)

Kimsy Tor ’15, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, received the The Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal on May 14 at the Spring Honors Convocation. 

Helene Tyler, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, spoke at the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society induction ceremony at Fordham University on May 7. She discussed Stepping onto the Pitch: A Pure Mathematician’s Foray into Applied Research with Undergraduates and chronicles her work with students, which analyzes the passing networks of the Manhattan College women’s soccer team.

Posted on May 20, 2015

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JHQ: First Annual Business Analytics Conference and Competition


First Annual Business Analytics Conference and Competition Explores Art and Science of Decision-Making

Attracting participants from 13 colleges and universities from across the nation, the events included a variety of field experts and industry leaders as well as an exciting competition for undergraduate students.

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JHQ: Alumni Defensive Driving Class 6/20


Liberty Mutual Defensive Driving Class
Saturday, June 20 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
De La Salle Hall, 205 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Bronx, NY 10471

In partnership with the Alumni office, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting a Defensive Driving Class for Manhattan College alumni and employees through the National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI). The course is offered to Manhattan College alumni and employees at a reduced rate. Upon completion of this course, New York licensed drivers will:

  • Receive a 10% insurance discount on collision and liability premium for the principal driver on the policy, valid for 3 years.
  • Reduce the total points on your driving record up to 4 points for violations occurring within the past 18 months.
  • Refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention.

To RSVP, please email Shane Moran at by June 15 to reserve your seat.

The cost of the class is $22 (check/money order made payable to NTSI).

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JHQ: 05/20 Nationals vs. Yankees


Good Morning,

Thank you again for registering for tomorrow’s Nationals game. We’re glad you’re able to attend! We do still have some tickets available if anyone is interested in purchasing a few more for family or friends. We’d hate for any tickets to go to waste!

Also, it’s worth noting that metal detectors have been added at the park and guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Take care and enjoy the game (and Memorial Day Weekend)!


Ainsley T. Kelley
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

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JHQ: New Jaspers


The festivities began on Saturday afternoon, as more than 200 students received master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the Spring Commencement. 

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[JR: Sadly, I don’t have them as readers. Argh! Maybe I should take out an ad in the program?]

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JHQ: Video of 2015 Commencement


Manhattan College Spring Commencement 2015 

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JHQ: Financial Services Advisory Council Reception 2015-Jun-23


Jun 23, 2015: Financial Services Advisory Council Reception at University Club of New YorkThe Manhattan College Financial Services Advisory Council cordially invites you to attend the 13th annual spring reception featuring a presentation by Poonam Arora, Ph.D.

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