Category Archives: MNews

MNEWS: Alma Mater gets a nod

2019-Feb-03

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/28/heres-what-its-like-to-be-a-woman-construction-worker.html?yptr=yahoo

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Schillivia Baptiste, who owns the construction firm Laland Baptiste, says that as a kid who loved STEM classes, she had no idea that she could find a career in construction as an engineer. Her introduction to the industry came in high school when she attended a summer program at Manhattan College and learned about the different type of jobs you could get with an engineering degree.

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[JR: Alma Mater gets a nod for steering her in the right direction.]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater uses VR radiotherapy treatment

2019-Feb-03

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/manhattan-college-upgrades-through-virtual-reality-reboot,68013

Manhattan College upgrades through virtual reality reboot
Posted February 3, 2019
By SIMONE JOHNSON

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It might feel like a science-fiction movie, but it’s not. Instead, it’s technology making a difference.

Manhattan College is taking learning to the next level with virtual simulations and avatars. It’s created a virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room, also known as VERT, to help students experience radiation therapy procedures without having to leave the classroom.

Sara Silverstein, the clinical coordinator for the radiation therapy technology program at the school, believes it’s already given her students a significant hands-on glimpse into the world of cancer treatment, providing training that could easily be compared to an actual internship.

Silverstein’s classroom uses a three-dimensional program that gives students a closer look into the technicalities of radiation therapy. Such therapy is important when it comes to cancer treatment, using a linear accelerator machine to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy may not always succeed in eliminating cancer itself, but it can help alleviate pain suffered by those fighting cancer.

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[JR: Neat!]

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MNEWS: USNEWS Rankings

2019-Jan-02

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/manhattan-college-2758/overall-rankings

Manhattan College Rankings
 

#15 (tie) in Regional Universities North

#6 in Best Colleges for Veterans

#35 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
At schools where doctorate not offered

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MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts the annual Dorothy Day lecture 01Nov @ 4PM

2018-Nov-01

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/ncr-today/morning-briefing-176

Morning Briefing
Oct 31, 2018
by Heidi Schlumpf

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If you’re in New York, Manhattan College will host the annual Dorothy Day lecture, with Daniel Cosacchi, Joanne Kennedy and Michael Lee discussing Day, Oscar Romero and “The Making of a Saint.”

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https://manhattan.edu/academics/schools-and-departments/school-of-liberal-arts/events-lectures.php#/?i=1

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MNEWS: Manhattan College volunteers help clean up Van Cortlandt Park

2018-Oct-26

https://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2018/43/43-a-vcpvines-2018-10-26-bx.html

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES JOINED THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS IN HELPING TO SPRUCE UP THE PARK
Volunteers Spruce Up Van Cortlandt Park
By Robert Wirsing

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Nick from Manhattan College helped rid the area of harmful vines.

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Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Alex (l) gave Manhattan College volunteers pointers on how to properly pull vines from the ground.

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[JR: Well done.]

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MNEWS: Lady Jaspers VB raises $ for childhood cancer org

2018-Sep-30

http://www.news12.com/story/39199323/volleyball-team-raises-2500-for-childhood-cancer-awareness

Volleyball team raises $2,500 for childhood cancer awareness
Posted: Sep 29, 2018 5:47 PM EDTUpdated: Sep 29, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

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THE BRONX -The Manhattan College women’s volleyball team raised $2,500 Saturday in support of an organization who helped a teammate’s sister who battled brain cancer as a child.

Team member Gina Marie Napoli’s younger sister has been in remission for five years since battling brain cancer. Her family is giving thanks to Friends of Karen, an organization which provides emotional and financial support to children with life-threatening diseases and their families at no cost.

Friends of Karen assisted Napoli’s sister, Sophia, and family during their struggle with childhood cancer.

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[JR: Well done, Lady Jaspers.]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts a competition

2018-Jun-05

http://www.elon.edu/E-Net/Article/163088

Elon wins analytics poster competition

An interdisciplinary team of Elon students presented a data analysis during the Business Analytics Competition at Manhattan College.

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