Category Archives: JHQ – From Headquarters

JHQ: Donahue, Jean [MC1981] principal Bronx High School of Science


Jasper Alum and New Bronx Science Principal Has Big Plans to Increase STEM Education

As Jean Donahue steps into her new role at Bronx Science, she plans to expand computer science and engineering programs.

Jean Donahue ’81, ’03, never imagined she would become principal of the high school she attended in the 1970s, The Bronx High School of Science (Bronx Science).

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Donahue, Jean [MC1981]

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JHQ: Alma Mater — Tumblr Blog Showcasing

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Manhattan College Launches Tumblr Blog Focused on Showcasing Academic Research and Lasallian Work

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[JR: Nice, but not without risk? And why tumbler. Who owns the content?]

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JHQ: Alma Mater updates with a notice


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A Lasallian Catholic College

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[JR: Captured it exactly!]

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Manhattan College will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

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When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your identifying documents.

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JHQ: Dilemmas of American religion on Sept. 11


College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Welcomes Historian of Religion Charles H. Long

Charles Long to discuss the dilemmas of American religion on Sept. 11.

On Sept. 11, Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center will commence the fall semester with a discussion on the dilemmas of American religion by historian Charles H. Long, Ph.D.

Long, a retired scholar and professor of the history of religions, studied with Joachim Wach, the pioneer of the comparative study of religion at the University of Chicago. He also helped to establish the international scholarly journal History of Religions with Mircea Eliade and Joseph Kitagawa. Both the journal and discipline played a major role in the study of religion in the U.S.

In addition to the University of Chicago, Long has held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, and was the Jeannette K. Watson Professor of History of Religions at Syracuse University. He also was director of the Research Center for Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a founding member of the American Society for the Study of Religion and the Society for the Study of Black Religion, Long was president of the American Academy of Religion in 1973.

His research and work captures a unique perspective on the meaning of religion in the formation of the Atlantic world, which is the history of relations between the people and empires bordering the Atlantic Ocean rim from the 1450s to the early 21st century. In particular, he transfers the issue of religion within the structures of the Atlantic formation, which offers further insight into the understanding of religion and African American religions.

On Nov. 5, the HGI Center welcomes Murray Baumgarten, Ph.D., to present the seventh annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture. Baumgarten is the Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, co-director of Jewish Studies, and founding director of The Dickens Project at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Founded in 1996, the HGI Center is committed to understanding and respecting differences and similarities between people of all religions, races, ethnicities and nationalities.

The Sept. 11 event will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library, and the local community is invited to attend.

For more information about the HGI Center’s events, please contact Mehnaz Afridi, director of the HGI Center, at (718) 862-7284 or

Posted on August 29, 2014

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JHQ: Accomplishments August 2014


Faculty and Student Accomplishments: August 2014

View all the recent accomplishments and accolades of Manhattan College’s faculty, students and administration.


Leaders of Manhattan College participated in the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U) Summer Institute “Creating Community through Collaboration” at the University of Redlands in June. The NAC&U brings together schools that share integrating liberal arts, professional studies and civic responsibility. College participants included: Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president; William Clyde, Ph.D., provost; Richard Satterlee Ph.D., vice president for student life; Br. Jack Curran, vice president for mission; Antonio Cordoba, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern language and literature; Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., professor of kinesiology; Carol Hurwitz, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics; as well as Heidi Laudien, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and James Abulencia, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering, who have been designated as the College’s campus ambassadors.

School of Arts

Mehnaz M. Afridi, Ph.D., director of the Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center (HGI), gave a talk for the Turkish Islamic Center at Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue in Scarsdale, N.Y. on July 14.

HGI has partnered with Yeshiva, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and SelfHelp (social services) to create three fellowships. Three MC students and Yeshiva students will be working together with a Holocaust survivor and attend 8-10 events. The Fellowship is called YHS: Bridging Faiths Through the Holocaust.

Afridi will serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee On Religion, Ethics and the Holocaust. The Committee serves as a resource for individuals and groups grappling with the ethical and philosophical issues raised by the Holocaust and contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism.

Afridi attended a luncheon at the British Consulate to meet and consult with the United Kingdom Commission on the Holocaust in June. Members of the commission included Mick Davis, Helena Bonham Carter and Amy Kaplinsky, and were appointed by Prime Minister Cameron.

Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, recently took part in the Catholic Conversation Project (CCP), a gathering of young theologians, for a few days of panels, discussions, camaraderie and prayer. He was cited in the National Catholic Reporter’s coverage of the event.

School of Business

Patricia M. Sheridan, J.D., assistant professor of business law, published an article “Advising Students or Practicing Law: The Formation of Implied Attorney-Client Relationships with Students” in Vol. 31 of the Journal of Legal Studies Education, a

publication of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Additionally, Sheridan was elected vice president of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business at their annual conference held in Lenox, Mass.

Andrea Laquidara ’14 and Alyssa Vigada ’14 were among 71 recipients of the Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year, which were awarded by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Foundation for Accounting Education.

School of Education and Health

Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., professor of kinesiology, representing the national organization SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators), participated in the LGBT Sports Coalition Summit hosted by Nike in Portland, Ore. this summer. The mission of the Coalition is to wipe out homophobia in sport. Nike has already committed more than $200,000 in funding and plans to continue its financial support this next year.

Additionally, Ladda served as keynote speaker and delivered a three-hour workshop entitled, “From the Common Core to Bullying Prevention: Physical Literacy is a Social Justice Issue!” at the California Physical Education Workshop, a week-long professional development opportunity for current teachers held at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo in July.

School of Engineering

Computer engineering major Daniel Sanz ’15 published a paper, “Automated Menu Recommendation System Based on Past Preferences” in the July 2014 edition of International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA). The paper is a result of an independent study with Ankur Agrawal, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, during spring 2014.

Posted on August 25, 2014

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JHQ: Alma Mater has Digital Signage Service


Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Digital Signage Service Upgrade

This summer, ITS has been working to ready an upgraded Digital Signage service for the Manhattan College Campus. This service will provide content to the Digital Signage units in the new Student Commons, as well as to the existing units on campus. A major feature of this system will be the use of live media RSS feeds to provide fresh content for the numerous units, including event feeds from the college’s calendaring system. This will reduce – or eliminate the need – for users on campus to create and upload graphic posters.

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JHQ: Alma Mater swings thru CA 10/19-22


Oct 22, 2014: San Diego Alumni Reception at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
San Diego area alumni, family and friends are invited to join other Jaspers after work for an evening cocktail reception in the private dining room at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. The event is $35 per person and includes a selection hors d’ouevres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.

Oct 21, 2014: Southern California Alumni Reception at McCormick & Schmick’s
Southern California alumni, family and friends are invited to join other Jaspers after work for an evening cocktail reception on the outdoor terrace at McCormick & Schmick’s. The event is $35 per person and includes a selection hors d’ouevres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.

Oct 19, 2014: Los Angeles Alumni Reception at SmithHouse
Enjoy Sunday afternoon football with other Jaspers watching the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys in the private screening room at SmithHouse. The event is $35 per person and includes lunch and an open bar. Advance registration is required. 

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