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JFOUND: Cusack, John L. [MC1973] speaks on “Sustainability”



Professor will explain meaning of sustainability at next Bergren Forum session

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Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Oct. 22, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with a talk on “What Do We Mean By Sustainability?”

The program is free and open to the public. 

The session will be presented by John L. Cusack, an adjunct professor in the AU School of Business with the MBA program (masters of business administration), as well as the founder and president of Gifford Park Associates (GPA), Bronxville. GPA is a sustainability management advisory firm specializing in sustainability finance, management and implementation, responsible investing, clean technologies, climate change, environmental risks disclosure, and the relationship between the sustainability and financial performance of firms.

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Cusack received both a bachelor of civil engineering degree and a master of environmental engineering and from Manhattan College. He then went on to earn an MBA in management from New York University- Leonard N. School of Business.

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Cusack, John L. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cusack, John L. [MC1973]

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) about distorting history


RE: Discussioninthisweek’sJJ.betweenKuhnandReinke

{First: a wave to Bob Kuhn from my Class of ’73}

I would have agreed with FJohn Reinke about the transition from the term “Global Warming” to “Climate Change,” but my thoughts have changed a bit after doing a bit more research on it using a tool I’ve often used against Antismokers when they distort history in their efforts. It’s called Google N-Gram, and it allows entering a word or phrase to see a graph of frequency in writings since 1800. Using that tool for example I was able to show how “Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” was a created sound-bite … a concept that didn’t exist until pushed by the antismoking movement of the 1970s.

In this instance I entered “climate change” and “global warming” and found this:


As you can see, both terms came into regular use around the same time just before 1980, and grew at the same pace until about 1994. From 1995 onward “climate change” far outstripped global warming.

Soooo… it’s not as though it was created out of nowhere by the Warmers, it simply got moved into a more prominent position, as, I believe, Michael Crichton predicted in his novel “State Of Fear,” as the Warming argument became more difficult to maintain.

Here’s another link that’s shorter but points to the same destination if anyone wants to check or wants to experiment with their own phrases out of history:


– MJM Class of ’73

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: I remember “global cooling” and we’re all going to freeze. There’s always something that only the Big Gooferment can save us from if we give them more power. Argh! Sheeple.]

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) disagrees with Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)


Donald Costello
In Response To COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) accuses me of leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon
Submitted on 2015/08/16 at 3:56 pm

Bob Kuhn response regarding of jj jumping on the crank opinion bandwagon is precisely the reason the debate is so worthless . Sarcasm is still the cheapest form of humor. The fact is that even the scientific method has changed with the emergence of Big Data and few have the background, subject matter experience and High Performance computing skills to deal with a possible laboratory to look deeply into the problem I don’t and neither does the Pope but I guess I can forgive him…he didn’t claim excathedra.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: i do NOT forgive His Holiness because he needs to restrict himself to ‘faith and morals’.  At one time the world was flat and inhabited waitpeople who believed in witches and warlocks. Sorry, but I don’t “know” and I am surrounded with folks who have “The Truth”. You have to bring a TON of evidence before 2+2=5 before I’m convinced. Argh!]

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COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) accuses me of leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon



In relation to your 8/16 ENDNOTE: Some folks report the news, others make it up. Beware of the latter. It seems you have failed this pop quiz in relation to your source for the shift to “climate change” from “global warming.” And — regardless of your opinion about the science — shame on a Manhattan engineer for leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon when there is legitimate historical information available on the subject of the terminology in this debate and how and why its usage has evolved. “Global warming” did come first, in 1957; “climate change” followed, but not recently – it appeared in 1957; and “global climate change” — far too cumbersome for the media — is presently the most accurate scientific characterization. Maybe LewRockwell and Eric Peters think “climate change” is “new” because they haven’t been interested for that long in the quality of the air they breathe and the water they are fortunate to still be able to drink? Maybe it has taken Fox News to alert them to the fact that there’s a political hot potato they can play with by bruiting their opinions around as fact. Here’s a nutshell and research from NASA (not the U.N.): http://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change

Rob Kuhn ’73

[JR: I remember when “we were all going to freeze” in 70’s. The answer, of course, more Gooferment regulation. Then, it was “we were all going to burn up” until some inconvenient facts showed up. Not the least was the “scientific” folks were cooking the books! Now it’s “climate change”. And, of course, the only thing that can save us is more Gooferment regulation. And, yes, I like clean air and clean water, but you have to snicker at the Gooferment EPA polluting the rivers in three states by tampering with an abandoned gold mine. Guess we just need more Gooferment regulation. Sorry, there is a trend here of the political class — R’s and D’s — to herd the shepple to the slaughterhouse. So we’re we food once by “global cooling” and now “climate change”? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. And, btw, last time I looked NASA was the Gooferment agency that can’t seem to get out of its own way. So, of course, its bureaucrats echo the party line. Sigh! Can’t wait to see if the prediction of Old Farmer’s Almanac comes true. A heavy snow fall is obviously climate change. Argh!]  

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JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph [MC1973] ‘Clock Is Ticking’



Business Media & Marketing 
Clock Is Ticking for Time Inc.’s CEO
Joe Ripp pushes online video, ‘native’ ads and ‘big data’ to save the company Henry Luce built; ‘slow and steady death’
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
July 27, 2015 10:39 p.m.

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In April, Time Inc. Chief Executive Joe Ripp flew to Procter & Gamble Co. ’s headquarters in Cincinnati determined to reverse an ominous trend.

Like many other marketers, the consumer-products giant is shifting more of its advertising online. P&G, the world’s largest advertiser, cut its print spending on Time Inc.-owned publications by a third last year, according to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media.

Mr. Ripp’s message: We have what you’re looking for. He outlined Time Inc.’s plans to invest aggressively in digital media, including online video, and to use “big data” it collects about readers to help target ads, say people familiar with the meeting. A spokesman declines to say how P&G responded.

Since taking the top job at Time Inc. nearly two years ago, the 63-year-old Mr. Ripp has been racing to reinvent what was once one of America’s most powerful media companies. He also is trying to counter the narrative that Time Inc. is a lumbering, old-guard print publisher unable to adapt to the digital age.

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The son of a former production chief at aircraft manufacturer Grumman Corp., Mr. Ripp worked his way through Manhattan College stocking supermarket shelves at night. Now he flies his own twin-engine Piper Navajo and owns a vacation home in Nantucket, Mass., where he is vice commodore of the Great Harbor Yacht Club.

A shock of white hair is the most visible sign of Mr. Ripp’s long history at Time Inc. He joined the magazine group in 1985 as assistant comptroller and became Time Warner’s finance chief in 1999.

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Ripp, Joseph [MC1973]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) agrees with the endnote


Fully agree, but you’ve got a typo to fix in your last sentence: pretty sure you mean “stuff they CAN’T print…”

instead of “can”



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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

“You must invest in stuff they can print — land, beans, bullets, bandaids, and bullion.”

Yup, I meant “can NOT print”. At least someone read it. Laugh!

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JFOUND: Sauseville, Edward A. [MC1973] Scientific Advisory Board Quest Pharmaceuticals



Edward A. Sauseville M.D.
Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Im
Quest Pharmaceuticals, IncA

Edward A. Sausville, M.D., Ph.D. serves as Associate Director for Clinical Research of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Sausville is also Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Affiliate Professor in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He served as Senior Investigator at NCI till 1988, when he went to Georgetown University as Associate Professor of Medicine. He returned to the NCI in 1990, and for ten years through 2004 was Associate Director of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis for the Developmental Therapeutics Program. Dr. Sausville serves as Member of Scientific Advisory Board for ImQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Sausville is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Sausville’s areas of expertise include cancer biology, and cancer drug development and therapy. Following medical house-staff training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he was a Medical Staff Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Biochemistry in 1973, and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1978 and M.D. in 1979 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City.

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Sauseville, Edward A. [MC1973]

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