September 2015 News

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    College’s STAR Center Helps to Develop STEM Education for High School Teachers

    With an increased focus on expanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to the classroom, more than a dozen high school teachers gathered on Sept. 19 to further develop their engineering skills at Manhattan College.

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    Around the World : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Manhattan’s faculty experts and administration weighed in on the papal visit to give a global context to this historic event.Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.Assisant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center

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    On Campus : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Sept. 25 to address a worldwide congregation that included prominent leaders, environmentalists, and Manhattan College students who listened to his historic speech on campus via a live telecast of the event.

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    Manhattan College Bears Witness to the Pope’s 2015 Apostolic Journey

    New York City has a way of dwarfing historic moments in the contiguous and contagious movement of its 8 million-plus inhabitants. But from Sept. 24-25, even the Big Apple couldn’t overshadow the arrival of Pope Francis, as thousands stopped their daily activities to hear a word from or catch a glimpse of His Holiness. From faculty and administrators to students and alumni, the Manhattan College network was there to bear witness: in person, on campus and around the world.

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    In Person: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Vespers - St. Patricks CathedralPresident Brennan O'Donnell and Br. Jack Curran reflect on the Thursday night prayer service.Read More [+]

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    Research Scholars’ Presentations Highlight Student-Faculty Collaboration

    On Sept. 18, more than 65 students from five schools presented a summer of discovery with support from faculty mentors.

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    Meghan Roberts, Ph.D., to Deliver 14th Annual Costello Lecture

    Roberts will deliver a lecture titled “Savant Spouses: Love, Marriage and Collaboration in Enlightenment France.”

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    Jasper Educators Find “Sea of Good” in Seedy Italian Suburb

    Twelve students enrolled in Manhattan’s education programs spend the summer bonding with underprivileged adolescents in Scampia, Italy.

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    Transforming Lives and Transcending Borders with Water Solutions

    Gennaro Maffia, Ph.D., professor of Chemical Engineering, presented highlights from sustainability projects he’s conducted all over the world with the help of his students at Manhattan College’s World Water Issues and Solutions event.

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    Biology Professor Ghislaine Mayer, Ph.D. Participates in PRIDE Program

    Mayer invited to join faculty from across the country in research career advancing opportunity.

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    Manhattan College Welcomes Pope Francis to New York City

    In preparation for the Pope’s visit to the U.S. and New York City, members of the Manhattan College community share a special message with Pope Francis.

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    Chasek Discusses International Development Policy From Front Lines

    On Sept. 8, Chasek presented on the process of sketching out the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among 194 countries.

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    Manhattan Gives Voice to the U.S. Constitution

    This year, the Manhattan College community took to the sun-drenched Quad to reflect on this enduring document. One by one, over the course of an hour, students, faculty and administrators volunteered to read passages from the text from beginning to end, bringing each word of the Constitution and its 27 amendments to life.

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    Dirty Paki Lingerie, an Acclaimed One-Woman Play, Comes to Campus

    Actor and writer Aizzah Fatima is the sole performer in a show that draws rave reviews.

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    Counseling Alum Becomes Agent of Change as Missioner in El Salvador

    Serving a rural village in Central America, Melissa (Blythe) Altman ’06 and her family are operating programs for local children in an effort to better their futures.

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    Manhattan College Welcomes Three Speakers for Annual Student Activities Lecture Series

    Best-selling author, chef and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel, Extra’s New York City correspondent AJ Calloway, and violence prevention educator Ted Bunch to speak at lecture series from Sept. 14-16.

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    Manhattan College Ranks No. 17 in U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges Report

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes Manhattan College among top schools and as a standout college for veterans.

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    Purposeful Networks Recognizes Manhattan College’s Commitment to Service

    Manhattan’s students honored for ongoing sustainability projects.

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    Manhattan Student Strives to Make a Difference as a Tribute to Fallen Father on 9/11

    Olivia Siller ’18 works alongside family to promote the mission of her father’s legacy, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.