Tag Archives: MC1969

JFACEBOOK: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] San Fran Public Library



Peter Quinn at the San Francisco Public Library

Peter Quinn reads from Dry Bones, the third Fintan Dunne detective novel. You can check out Peter Quinn’s books from our online catalog: http://sflib1.sfpl.o./..

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Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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JNEWS: Carbonell, Ruben [MC1969] elected to the National Academy of Engineering



Chemical engineering professor Ruben Carbonell has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors in the field. He is one of 67 new members and 11 foreign associates announced by the academy Thursday.

Carbonell was cited for “research and innovation in multiphase reactor design, high-pressure thin-film coating, and novel bioseparation processes.”

In the early 1980s, he developed a new mathematical model to describe the hydrodynamic performance of trickle bed reactors that are useful in petroleum processing. In the mid-1990s, his research group developed a novel way of identifying small, inexpensive and robust peptide ligands for the purification of proteins from biological sources by affinity chromatography.

Carbonell’s work was instrumental in identifying specific ligands for the removal of the prion protein that is responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as Mad Cow Disease, in humans. He led the development of a process for making a novel filter to be used for the removal of prion protein from human blood during transfusions. One of these ligands is also being used to reduce the risk of prion transmission during intravenous injections of therapeutics such as antibodies derived from pooled human plasma.

Carbonell is a fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. His numerous awards at NC State include the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest award given to university faculty. He has published over 230 papers, is an inventor with more than 30 patents and is co-founder of two start-up companies.

Carbonell earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in 1969 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1973. He spent 10 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis before joining NC State in 1984.

He served as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at NC State from 1994 to 1999 and was also co-director of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes from 1999 to 2008.

Carbonell is the director of the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science and has led the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center on Centennial Campus since 2008.

He is the 12th current NC State faculty member to be elected to the NAE, a private, independent nonprofit organization that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Two emeritus faculty members are also members.

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Carbonell, Ruben [MC1969]

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JFOUND: Wagner, Philip [MC1969] Founder at The Fusion Project



Wagner, Philip [MC1969]
Founder at The Fusion Project
San Francisco Bay Area
Primary/Secondary Education

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JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] Dry Bones, the third and final installment



The History-Mystery Man
Peter Quinn
Peter Quinn

By Tom Deignan
December / January 2014

The author Peter Quinn, whose third and final installment of the Detective Fintan Dunne trilogy was released in October, talks to Tom Deignan.

It’s been nearly 20 years since Peter Quinn’s epic Banished Children of Eve, arguably the greatest novel of the New York Irish, was published. Over the course of 600 pages, Quinn depicts the city in all its gore and glory, as the Irish and others struggle to find a place in America, which had absorbed wave after wave of Famine immigrants, only to then be plunged into a bloody Civil War. With extraordinary attention to detail and a diverse cast of characters, Quinn presents the causes and consequences of these seismic events, including the Draft Riots of 1863, and raises important questions about the Irish, immigration, assimilation and the myth of the melting pot.

“Once the Irish stepped off those boats, they were different people. Because now they had to deal with all these other people,” Quinn said recently, seated in the back room of the Old Town bar on East 18th Street in Manhattan.

Now 66, Quinn was alternately comic and reflective, irreverent and earnest, over the course of a wide-ranging interview that covered his writing career, the Irish in America, as well as his latest book, Dry Bones, the third and final installment in his celebrated Fintan Dunne trilogy.

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JNEWS: Gaffney, Brother James [MC1969] Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice



Brother James receives Papal Recognition
Published: November 27, 2013.

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Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (“For the Church and Pope”) medal Tuesday, November 26 at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet. Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, presented the Papal Recognition during the closing Mass and Celebration of the Year of Faith to him and to ten other outstanding members of the Diocese of Joliet.

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Brother James chairs both the Lasallian Association of College and University Presidents and the Midwest District Council of the Christian Brothers. An alumnus of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, he holds master’s degrees from St. Mary’s and Manhattan College (N.Y.), plus a doctorate in pastoral theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Ill.). 

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Gaffney, Brother James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gaffney, Brother James [MC1969]

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JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] guest appearance



Artists at Work: Peter Quinn – Nov 02,2013
From Alltop RSS
November 1, 2013 – 8:00pm

My next guest is Peter Quinn, who joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 & retired as corporate editorial director for Time Warner in 2007. He received a BA from Manhattan College (1969), an MA in history from Fordham Univ (1974) and was ABD.. He was awarded a Ph.D., honoris causa by Manhattan College (2002). In 1979, he was Governor Carey’s chief speechwriter, continuing under Governor Mario Cuomo; he helped craft the Governor’s 1984 Democratic Convention speech & his address at Notre Dame University. His 1994 novel Banished Children of Eve won a 1995 American Book Award. Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America was published in 2007. Colum McCann summed up Quinn’s historical detective novels — Hour of the Cat (2005), The Man Who Never Returned (2010), and Dry Bones (2013) — as “generous and agile and profound.” He co-wrote the 1987 television doc “McSorley’s New York,” (NY Emmy for “Outstanding Historical Programming”). He was a commentator in PBS documentaries “The Irish in America;” “New York: A Documentary Film;” “The Life and Times of Stephen Foster,” s the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Passion of Sister Rose.” He was an advisor on Martin Scorcese’s “Gangs of New York.” He helped conceive/script the 6-part doc “The Road to the White House,” which aired on TG4 in Ireland (2009). Quinn was editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society (1986 to 1993). He has articles/reviews in The NY Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, Catholic Historical Review, Philadelphia Enquirer, L.A. Times, Eiré-Ireland. He is on the advisory boards of the American Irish Historical Society, NYU’s Gluckman Ireland House, and the Tenement Museum. He is a co-founder of Irish American Writers & Artists.http://www.newyorkpaddy.com

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JUPDATE: Zino, Michael J. (MC1969) joined Google+


Your contact Michael Zino joined Google+

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Zino, Michael J. (MC1969) 

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JNEWS: Patterson, James [MC1969] pops for 100K$ for 18



Manhattan College Announces 18 Recipients of James Patterson Scholarships
October 21
10:25 2013
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👤by Books News Desk


Best-selling author and alumnus James Patterson ’69 will award $100,000 in academic scholarships to Manhattan College. This is the second year in a row for the James Patterson Scholarships, and 8 juniors and 10 seniors from the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, and Science are recipients of the 2013-2014 scholarships.

“I established the scholarship program at my alma mater to recognize hard-working students who give back to the Manhattan College community and their communities in New York City and elsewhere,” Patterson said. “With this recognition, my hope is these outstanding students will go on to do great things after graduation.”

The scholarship recipients include:

Francisco B. Alvarez, government (Thermal, CA)
Emily Bellas, elementary education/special education (Bellerose, NY)
Alexandra M. Cerrati, physical education (Stony Point, NY)
Joseph V. Cusmano, communication (Rochelle Park, NY)
Claire E. Leaden, communication and French (Cutchogue, NY)
Tina M. Nitis, marketing (Yonkers, NY)
Aldiana Perazic, biology (New York, NY)
Donika Zherka, secondary education (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Meena A. Balady, computer science (Lynbrook, NY)
Giuliana Addesso, secondary education (Yonkers, NY)
Morgan A. Maclearie, special education/elementary education (Toms River, NJ)
Claire C. Miksad, elementary education/special education (Ridgefield, CT)
Maria A. Sanzari, elementary education/special education (North Haven, CT)
Eric Scattaretico, special education/elementary education (Yorktown Heights, NY)
Justin M. Vento, chemical engineering (Lincroft, NJ)
Colleen E. Walsh, secondary education (Baltimore, MD)
Kathleen P. White, history and peace studies (Keansburg, NJ)
Kathryn E. Wojtkiewicz, philosophy and English (Lancaster, NY)

The scholarship program will award $5,000 to each of the 18 recipients, and all of the seniors are eligible to apply to receive one of four additional awards in the amount of $2,500 based on essay submissions. The seniors will submit essays describing their various contributions made during their junior year and their personal vision for plans after graduation.

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[JR: Wish I could!  ]

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JFOUND: Rowley, Thomas E. [MC1969] CEO of Truviso



Executive Profile
Thomas E. Rowley
Chief Executive Officer, US Wireless Data Inc., Prior To Reverse Merger With StarVox Communications, Inc.

Mr. Thomas E. Rowley, Tom served as the Chief Executive Officer of Truviso, Inc. since July 2009. Mr. Rowley is an entrepreneurial leader with strong marketing and engineering management skills. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of StarVox Communications, Inc. since March 23, 2007 and its Co-Chairman since December 2005. He also served as an Interim Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of StarVox Communications, Inc. from August 1, 2007 to August 2007. He served as Chief Executive Officer of US Wireless Data Inc., Prior to Reverse Merger With StarVox Communications, Inc. Mr. Rowley has 35 years of experience in assisting early-stage technology companies to commercialize their technology and determine new markets. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Preventsys Inc. Prior thereto, he co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of BT Counterpane, Inc. (also known as BT Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. and Counterpane Internet Security Inc.). In 1996, he founded Veridicom Inc., and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rowley served as the President of Centigram Communications, now a public company serving the voice processing industry. He also served as a Senior Executive for Voysys Corporation and Prompt Communications. Before moving to California in 1982, he was employed on the East Coast by the National Security Agency, Systems Engineering Laboratories, and Perkins-Elmer Corporation. Mr. Rowley serves as Chairman of the Board and Director of BT Counterpane, Inc. He served as an Executive Director of Starvox Communications Inc. since March 23, 2007. He has lectured for business schools at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and Santa Clara University on how to build a venture-backed company. Mr. Rowley was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2002. In addition, he holds two patents with the United States Patent Office. Mr. Rowley holds a BEEE from Manhattan College. He has also done graduate work for a Masters Degree in Computer Science at University of Maryland.

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Rowley, Thomas E. [MC1969]

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JFOUND: Gaffney, Br. James [MC1969] President of Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois


Mr. Brother James Gaffney, FSC has been the President of Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois since 1998. Mr. Gaffney has been a Director of Medichem Life Sciences Inc., since March 1999. He has been an Independent Director of First Midwest BanCorp. Inc. since 1998. He serves as a Director of First Midwest Bank, a subsidiary of First Midwest BanCorp. Inc. Mr. Gaffney has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Roger Osman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service from the United Way of Will County (1997), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2002), the De La Salle Award from Bethlehem University (2005), the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Founder’s Award (2007) and the Saint Patrick High School President’s Council Counsellor II Award (2010). Mr. Gaffney holds a B.A. degree in Religious Studies and an M.Ed. degree in Education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He received an M.A. degree in Theology from Manhattan College in New York and obtained a D.Min. degree in Theology from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.

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Gaffney, Br. James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother James received his Masters in 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gaffney, Br. James [MC1969]

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