February 2013 News

  1. Manhattan College Theologian Weighs in on Papal Election

    As the Vatican prepares to elect a new pope, Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D. breaks down the prospects for a Latin American pope in response to the Church's changing demographics.

  2. International Career Counselor Will Speak at Manhattan College

    Award-winning author Stacie Berdan will offer tips on how to impress international job recruiters

  3. Power in the City Course Immerses Students in New York City

    GOVT 222 takes students out of the classroom and into the city with weekly trips to historic locations throughout New York City.

  4. President Obama Nominates Alumnus to Oversee Nation's Banks

    As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas Curry ’78 oversees more than 2,000 national banks and federal saving associations.

  5. Aspiring Engineers Learn the Basics of Green Energy

    The Energy Dynamics of Green Buildings course is preparing mechanical engineering students with the tools and knowledge necessary to break into a career in green energy design.

  6. Lyons Chamber Players Bring World Premiere of New Brahms Arrangement to Manhattan College

    Lyons Chamber Players, a professional chamber orchestra that modernizes classical works for today’s audiences, will travel to the Manhattan College campus next month to perform the world premiere of its new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 for violins, viola, cello double bass, flutes, clarinets, bassoon and French horns.

  7. Manhattan College Theologian Releases Book Forecasting the Future of Catholic Higher Education

    Manhattan College theologian John R. Wilcox, professor emeritus of religious studies, recently published a book outlining the challenges Catholic colleges and universities face with diminishing numbers of clergy members on campus.

  8. Finance Major Interns Year-Round at J.P. Morgan

    Since her sophomore year, Isjana Dizdari ’12 has interned at J.P. Morgan where she has been able to apply her classroom studies to the corporate world.

  9. International Intern Finds His Passion

    Yuri Merezhko ’13 used his language fluency and international relations background to thrive in an internship with the Human Rights Watch where he worked on a wide variety of projects.

  10. Internship Leads to Job Offer for Chemical Engineering Student

    Following her internship at L’Oréal USA Sara Jones ’13 was offered a job which she'll start after graduation.

  11. Computer Science Major Interns at HBO

    Bilal Abdul-Nabi ’13 interned in the information technologies department at the HBO cable network where he worked as an applications developer.

  12. Hands-On Learning in a Clinical Setting

    As a nuclear medicine intern at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Maria Rodriguez ’12 is learning the ropes in the real world.

  13. Student Interns Get Their Foot in the Door at Top Companies

    Our New York City location provides Manhattan College students with the unique opportunity to intern at world class organizations while still in school. Here are some success stories from recent student interns.

  14. Manhattan College’s Charles Geisst Publishes Financial History Book

    Financial historian Charles Geisst, Ph.D., Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Economics and Finance at Manhattan College, will publish his 19th book, Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt, on March 4. Beggar Thy Neighbor recounts the major debt revolutions of the past to the most recent financial crises.

  15. Award-Winning Authors to Visit Manhattan College

    For the sixth consecutive semester, Manhattan College’s English department will host the Major Authors Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), starting on Thursday, Feb. 28, with a reading by award-winning author Josh Weil.

  16. Campus Operations Update: Feb. 9, 2013

    The blizzard that hit the region brought approximately 12 inches of snow to campus. As of noon on Saturday, Feb. 9 all campus paths and walkways are clear, including entrances to O'Malley Library, Draddy Gymnasium, the parking garage and all of the residence halls.All of the roads surrounding the College have been plowed, including Manhattan College Parkway. Members of the community who are on campus should continue to exercise caution as paths and walkways will continue to be slippery, especially when they refreeze overnight on Saturday.

  17. Severe Weather Update: Feb. 8, 2013

    Due to the impending blizzard, all classes scheduled to start after 2 p.m. are canceled. All administrative offices are closed after 2:30 p.m. Essential personnel should report as usual.Resident students on campus are urged to use caution throughout the weekend. The storm is expected to bring high winds and will create slippery conditions.The following is an update regarding campus operations for the remainder of Friday and throughout the weekend:

  18. Manhattan College Celebrates Black History Month With Performance By Keith David

    Emmy-winning actor/singer will be accompanied by Broadway composer Frank Owens

  19. Christina & Nitin

    Nitin ’03 and Christina Sekhri ’05 founded, organized and led the first Manhattan College trips to Camp Reynal — the precursor to a summer Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) trip.

  20. Rachel & Patrick

    Ready for a Lasallian life together, Patrick ’07 and Rachel Mecca ’09, ’10 married last year and road-tripped across the country on their honeymoon.

  21. Lois & John

    Former community organizers Lois Harr, director of Campus Ministry and Social Action, and John Reilly ’75 built a relationship while rebuilding the Bronx.

  22. Relationship Advice from the Experts

    We asked our couples for their best relationship advice. Young Jaspers, take note!

  23. Fausta & Michael

    An unexpected loss in the family inspired Michael ’81 and Fausta McDermott ’82 to serve their local community, both personally and professionally.

  24. Jaspers in Love

    Jaspers who serve together, stay together. This Valentine's Day, meet four Manhattan couples whose passions for giving back sparked romance.

  25. Bringing Rugby to the Bronx

    Physical education teacher Mike Rosario ’98 started a rugby team at a Bronx public school. In addition to winning trophies, he's changing lives and building community one player at a time.

  26. Jaspers Around the World

    More than 120 students, faculty and staff traveled to 10 destinations around the world during the winter intersession through Manhattan College study abroad programs, field study seminars and L.O.V.E. trips. This year’s trips featured some of most unique learning opportunities to date.