Tag Archives: MC1957

JNEWS: Uhran, John J. Jr. (MC1957) 2014 ASEE Fellow

2014-Jul-18

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2014/07/18/7929032.htm#

[July 18, 2014]

John Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)

NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 17 — The University of Notre Dame issued the following news: John J. Uhran Jr., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The grade of fellow is conferred upon an individual who has been an ASEE member for a minimum of 10 years and in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

Although his research interests focused initially on communication theory and systems and simulation techniques, more recently he devoted time to artificial intelligence. Uhran maintained a special interest in engineering education throughout his career, providing significant leadership in the development of many undergraduate programs in Notre Dame’s College of Engineering.

A faculty member since 1966, Uhran helped develop several laboratories at Notre Dame and published more than 90 technical papers and 30 reports. He is co-developer of NDTran, a software package used to simulate large systems. Before retiring, he began a series of conferences on First Year Engineering Education. The sixth in the series is being held at Texas A&M in August. He has been actively involved in both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and ASEE, served as an adviser for Tau Beta Pi and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi and Alpha Phi Omega.

Uhran received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1967. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Purdue (1963) and Manhattan College (1957).

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Uhran, John J. Jr. (MC1957)

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JNEWS: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) Featured Host, Blog Talk Radio

2014-Jul-14

http://keywestlou.com/featured-host/

FEATURED HOST
Posted on July 10, 2014 by keywestlou

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I have been doing Blog Talk Radio for two years. Love doing the show! It is a quick half hour of Louis expressing his thoughts on political and social issues. The half hour requires 10-12 hours weekly of preparation. Which I enjoy! I was a lawyer. Lawyers research.

Blog Talk Radio advised me this week that I have been elevated to Featured Host. The designation is noted on my blog talk radio page. Additionally, I will be listed picture and all as a Featured Host on Blog Talk’s home page. Do not be impressed. Blog Talk is a big operation and has many hosts. Featured Hosts number about one hundred.

Blog Talk indicated the reason for the designation being applied to the show was two fold. A growing audience and the quality of the subject matter presented.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) alerts on Pat Egan ’57

2014-Jun-10

Good Evening All,

From Bob Fink. We have been praying for Bob’s Classmate and close Friend, Pat Egan ’57. Bob tells us Pat is doing great but still needs our prayers. Please keep Pat in your prayers that he may continue to heal and improve. We pray for Pats’ continued recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JUPDATE: Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC1957] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Jun-01

JNEWS: Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC1957] retiring Santa Cruz County’s forensic pathologist
2014-May-30

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_25862510/masons-mark-richard-doc-mason-retires-from-santa

Mason’s mark: Richard ‘Doc’ Mason retires from Santa Cruz County Coroner’s Unit
By Stephen Baxter
Posted: 05/29/2014 07:38:39 PM PDT

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the class of 1957.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC1957]

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JLINKEDIN: Murphy, John [MC1957] Rockland County Legislator

2014-Jun-01

Manhattan was more than an educational institute, it, like the Marine Corps that I joined after graduation, instilled in me a sense of worth and responsibility by making me feel part of something special, part of an extended family with hundreds of brothers [no ladies at that time]and a long proud tradition.Today I very well may be the longest serving County Legislator in the history of New York State.My Manhattan experience and values account for this.

Murphy, John [MC1957]
Rockland County Legislator
Orangeburg, New York
Legislative Office

Current

Homes For Heroes,
Loeb House / Joseph’s Home,
Camp Venture, Inc.

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ENDNOTE: HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI by Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

2014-May-31 

http://keywestlou.com/insights-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=insights-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

INSIGHTS…..HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
Posted on May 19, 2014 by keywestlou

Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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[JR: As is my usual procedure, when I read an “endnote” that I wish I had written, especially one done by a fellow Jasper, I’ll defer to my learned fellow Alum. Please take the time to read it in its entirety. If you do and are not moved, then nothing I would have written would have been better. I’ll quote one small section that I found moving.]

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Two of the speakers were survivors of the bombings. Relatively close to me in age. Setusko Thurlow is today 81 years old. At the time the bomb fell on Hiroshima, she was 13. Yasuaki Yamashita is today 74 years old. At the time the bomb fell on Nagasaki, he was 6.

Moderating the event was Clifton Truman Daniel. Daniel is President Truman’s oldest grandson.

President Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The two survivors are part of the Hibakusha Stories Group. Hibakusha is Japanese for atomic bomb survivors, a bomb affected group. The group is anti-nuclear weapons. It seeks the destruction of all nuclear weapons. Ban the bomb!

The personal stories of both survivors were compelling. They were there. Their lives thereafter significantly affected by the bombings.

Setsuko Thurlow again was 13 years old and living in Hiroshima at the time. She was an eighth grade student. However, she and other young school children did not attend school any longer. The men and young lads were fighting in the islands. Japan was losing the war. Only young children and women were left in Japan proper. They had to help in the war effort.

Setsuko was part of a group of thirty girls who were working at Army headquarters. Setsuko’s job was decoding secret messages from the front lines. She was attending an assembly meeting when the bomb fell. The time was 8 am. Suddenly, there was a flash. Beyond description.  All she said of the bombing itself was “…..a real catastrophe.” She added, “No human being deserves that kind of experience.”

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[JR: Readers of my blog know that Harry S. is close to the top of my worst Presidents. Specifically he’s #3. And it’s all about Abombing two civilian targets when the Japanese were trying to surrender. Soecial place in Hell imho for this atrocity. Remember I’m a little L libertarian who believes in the Zero Aggression Principle. This is a national disgrace. And, makes me sad that my country was so foolish and easily deceived. Seems fitting on Memorial Day to ask ourselves some very tough questions. That’s why I say ‘bring the girls and boys home now; we can always send politicians and bureaucrats!’]

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JNEWS: Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC1957] retiring Santa Cruz County’s forensic pathologist

2014-May-30

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_25862510/masons-mark-richard-doc-mason-retires-from-santa

Mason’s mark: Richard ‘Doc’ Mason retires from Santa Cruz County Coroner’s Unit
By Stephen Baxter
Posted: 05/29/2014 07:38:39 PM PDT

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SANTA CRUZ >> Finding a cause of death is just the start of an investigation for Richard “Doc” Mason, Santa Cruz County’s forensic pathologist of 34 years.

Mason, who will retire Friday at age 78, doesn’t just explain that a man was murdered with two stabs in the chest, for instance, he finds answers to dozens of questions that police want and prosecutors need to find and convict the killer.

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He found an interest in guns at 16, which he said was unusual for a city kid. He earned degrees from Manhattan College and St. John’s University on his way to the Boston University School of Medicine.

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Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the class of 1957.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mason, Richard ‘Doc’ [MC1957]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) cites a GREAT video

2014-Apr-19

[JR: Blog post pointing to a video that is a great way to spend 4½ minutes.]

Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957):

“Buffalo’s Bob Saraceno is a blog friend. Yesterday he e-mailed an Andre Rieu You Tube piece. I share it with you this morning. What you are about to see and hear is emotionally moving, Enjoy it as part of the Holy Week spirit. Whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, or whatever, God is God.”

http://youtu.be/FcLF5wopyjo

[JR: Happy Seasonal Greetings. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) wishes Melkam Fassika

2014-Apr-14

Dear John,

I hope this finds you doing well.

For most of our children Addis Hope is more than a school. It is a sanctuary from the dangerous streets that surround them and the hovels in which they are forced to live.

From its beginning, all of us in Addis Hope subscribe to the vision of defending the right to life of the weakest among us and the quality of life of the powerless among us, namely the children entrusted to our care. The program has made a covenant with them that their rights will be respected, their welfare protected and as much as possible they will grow up free from fear and in peace.

Thank you for supporting this vision through your continuing partnership with us. We recognize that you are frequently called upon to support many worthy causes and are grateful that you have chosen to assist Addis Hope whether by financial assistance or your prayers. Both are more than welcome and very much needed.

It only happens every four years that Easter is celebrated together in the East and West. Since the Resurrection is the fulfillment of hope and since hope is basically what Addis Hope is all about, I want to be among the first to wish you Melkam Fassika (Happy Easter).

God bless,
Br. Gregory/Jack

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) liked the operating room of the future

2014-Mar-30

Hi John:

Thanks for sending the video about the operating room of the future. It was incredible. Like many pioneers, they are disparaged. I hope their work holds up and is quickly implemented. When I think of what my wife went through with high power indiscriminate chemotherapy, it makes me shudder. I hope they are able to get the same results with breast cancer targeted therapy. I also have personal reasons for hoping for their success in treatment of Parkinson’s.

Keep up the great work.

Best regards,
Peter

P.S. Manhattan College has purchased a few copies of my history of La Salle Military Academy: Pro Deo Pro Patria The Life and Death of a Catholic Military School. The College Librarian Maire Duchon is a real winner.

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: Yes, so  much is possible, yet “we” keep wasting attention, time, and resources on foolishness! Thanks for the kudos. Nice to know folks read it.]

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