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  1. Eugenia Leigh

    Award Winning Poet Eugenia Leigh to Speak as Part of Major Author Reading Series

    Leigh’s work has appeared in many publications including The Atlantic and Ploughshares.  

  2. Author Chuck Hogan

    Major Author Reading Series Returns on October 13

    Chuck Hogan and CJ Hauser are coming to campus to discuss their work.

  3. Manhattan College Spring Campus

    Whitman on Walls Brings Poetry and Film Performance to Gaelic Park

    The hybrid production kicks off Manhattan College’s celebration of 100 years in The Bronx. 

  4. Campus in springtime

    Digital Arts and Humanities Program Flourishing at Manhattan College

    Maeve Adams, Ph.D., and Adam Arenson, Ph.D., are helping other faculty members. develop their own digital humanities programs.

  5. Portrait photo of Suzanne Cope

    Major Author Reading Series Returns for 12th Year at Manhattan College

    Suzanne Cope and Mark Doty will be the featured readers this semester.

  6. Portrait photo of Cristina Perez Jimenez

    Cristina Pérez Jiménez One of Nine to Receive U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Grant

    The grant will support the development of a digital humanities project entitled “The Latino Catskills.”

  7. Kerianne Costello portrait photo

    A Trio of Jaspers Continue Postgraduate Service Tradition

    Three Manhattan College students are moving on to opportunities with national service organizations.

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    Acclaimed Poet Richard Blanco to Give Virtual Reading

    On March 3, Blanco will participate in Manhattan College’s Major Author Reading Series.

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    Jia Tolentino Takes Part in Major Author Reading Series on October 22

    A staff writer at The New Yorker, Tolentino will host a virtual reading and Q&A.

  10. 23rd Street subway showing uptown and the Bronx

    NYC Media Lab Consortium to Provide Students, Faculty with New Opportunities

    The collaboration will include internships, research and funding for entrepreneurial endeavors.

  11. Sarah Grieve smiling in front of a wall

    Major Author Reading Series Returns on October 24

    Helen Phillips and Sarah Grieve will discuss their writing on campus.

  12. Poster for A Midsummer Night's Dream

    American Shakespeare Company’s Travelling Troupe to Perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Shakespeare’s beloved comedy comes to campus on October 18.

  13. Tyler McCloskey portrait photo

    Academic Intersections

    Manhattan’s latest interdisciplinary projects highlight the many upsides to crossing academic lines.

  14. Portrait photo of Cristina Perez Jimenez

    English Professor is One of 24 Nationwide to Receive Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Ph.D., earns competitive national fellowship. 

  15. Students in virtual reality room

    Digital Arts and Humanities Program Combines Liberal Arts and Tech

    The minor is designed to create critical thinkers for the digital age.

  16. Quadrangle in spring time

    Major Author Reading Series Returns for Spring Semester

    Alvaro Enrigue, Laura Sims and Erika Meitner will speak on campus.

  17. Actor in The Winter's Tale production

    American Shakespeare Center Returns to Manhattan College

    The touring troupe will perform The Winter’s Tale on Friday, October 12.

  18. Fatimah Asghar headshot photo

    Major Author Reading Series Starts with Poet Fatimah Asghar

    Asghar’s work has been featured on PBS, NBC, Teen Vogue and Huffington Post.

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    College Volunteers Lead City-Wide Outreach During Mission Month

    Students and faculty spent the month of April volunteering in New York City. In doing so, they carried out the Manhattan College mission, which inspires us to lead and serve our community.

  20. Hayden Hall, site of many M.A.R.S. events

    Ernesto Quiñonez, Kaveh Akbar and Jo Ann Beard Lead Major Author Reading Series

    This semester’s version of the Major Author Reading Series begins on Thursday, February 15.

  21. Crowd laughing at Scatterbomb performance.

    Laughing Their Way to the Top: College Students Find Confidence in Comedy

    Students involved in the extracurricular improvisational comedy troupe Scatterbomb develop the social prowess to excel both personally and professionally.

  22. Fall 2016 MARS event

    Major Author Reading Series Features High Profile Writers for Eighth Straight Year

    Robert Greens, Meghan Kenny and David Eye will come to campus this fall.

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    Summer Outreach Program Prepares City Teens for College

    From July 24 – 28, the Center for Academic Success hosted its seventh annual Summer Literacy Institute, an immersive learning experience that this year helped 30 rising high school seniors in New York City plan for college.

  24. alumni of the branigan scholars grant program

    One Summer, Infinite Rewards

    Alumni of the College’s Branigan Scholars Grant program remember the projects that helped shape their career paths.

  25. John Evans

    John Evans ’17 Receives Carty Valedictory Medal, Addresses Class of 2017

    Blind since the age of 5, Evans is a published author and graduated with an English major, a history minor and a medieval studies minor.

  26. Italian American cooking show hosts

    Italian American Food on TV

    In a modern languages and literatures presentation, Rocco Marinaccio, Ph.D., professor of English, discusses Italian American cooking shows as a potent vehicles for the representation of Italian American Identity.

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    Anuk Arudpragasam, Author of One of 2016’s Top 10 Novels, to Read at Manhattan College

    Arudpragasam will discuss “The Story of a Brief Marriage,” set during the Sri Lankan civil war.

  28. Author at lecture

    Acclaimed Author of Young Adult Literature Motivates Students to Start Writing

    Christine Seifert, author of the widely popular young adult novel, The Predicteds, gave a lecture on Apr. 5 that outfitted aspiring writers with the skills to draft and publish their own stories.

  29. Peace Week

    Peace Week Highlighted by Kathy Kelly’s Cost of War Lecture

    Manhattan College will host a series of events surrounding the antiwar movement.

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    English Study Abroad Course Explores Literary London

    A beloved intersession course whisks Manhattan College students into the world of Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens.

  31. Manhattan College campus

    Major Author Reading Series Continues at Manhattan College

    Heidi Julavits, Stephen P. Kiernan, Keetje Kuipers, and John Hoppenthaler will speak during spring semester’s M.A.R.S. events.

  32. Professors from the College scout research and study abroad opportunities with Bethlehem University.

    College Faculty Find Inspiration in Bethlehem

    Faculty from the Schools of Business, Engineering and Liberal Arts spent Jan. 1-9 forging research and other academic partnerships with students and faculty at Bethlehem University, Palestine, and meeting prominent leaders and NGOs in Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jerusalem, including the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

  33. Katie Kerbstat '11, Laura Ricciardi '92

    Two Jasper Alumnae Win Emmy Awards

    Katie Kerbstat ’11 and Laura Ricciardi ’92 were honored for their work on two highly popular series.

  34. Romeo and Juliet

    American Shakespeare Center Touring Troupe Performs Romeo and Juliet on Campus

    The Hungry Hearts Tour brings the famed Shakespearean tragedy to Smith Auditorium.

  35. June Dwyer

    Former English Professor’s Love for the College Lives On Through Liberal Arts Scholarship

    The June Dwyer Liberal Arts Scholarship was established in 2011, and will be funded in the coming years by an estate gift to Manhattan.

  36. Major Author Reading Series speakers

    Megan Sexton, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Christine Poreba to Speak During Semester’s Major Author Reading Series

    The trio of writers will read their works, then participate in a one-on-one discussion.

  37. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. and Alannah Boyle '18

    Summer Research Scholars Take On Challenges

    Manhattan College's Summer Research Program includes five students working on Lasallian-focused research projects, plus a collaboration with students from Bethlehem University.

  38. Manhattan College campus

    Brendan Murphy '19 Receives Gaeltacht Summer Award To Study in Ireland

    Lindenhurst, N.Y., resident will study the Irish language in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland.

  39. Jennifer Perrine

    Jennifer Perrine To Conclude Semester’s Major Author Reading Series

    Poet to share her award-winning works on April 28.

  40. Sam Lipsyte

    Major Author Reading Series Continues with Best-Selling Author Sam Lipsyte

    Renowned author of Venus Drive, Homeland and The Ask to speak at Manhattan College for the biannual reading series on March 31.

  41. Left to right: Brandy Wilson, Sam Lipsyte, Jennifer Perrine

    Major Author Reading Series Continues as Three Acclaimed Writers Visit Campus

    Students will hear insights from author Brandy Wilson on Thursday, Feb. 25.

  42. Jenifer Martin

    Martin Becomes First Manhattan College Student to Receive Gilman Scholarship

    Jenifer Martin ’17 will study abroad in Madrid after receiving the award.

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    Pulitzer Prize-Winner Adam Johnson to Conclude Fall Semester’s Major Author Reading Series

    Award-winning author will share his work at Manhattan College on Nov. 19.

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    Poet Joanna Klink To Present Her Works at Nov. 12 Major Author Reading Series

    Prolific poet will read from her collection on campus.

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    Br. Patrick Horner Receives Costello Excellence in Teaching Award

    Nominated by one of his students, Br. Patrick is honored for 38 years of service to Manhattan College.

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    Major Author Reading Series Continues This Fall

    Manhattan College to host three notable authors during the fall semester.

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    Michael Garriga to Conclude Semester's Major Author Reading Series

    Creative writer and storyteller to present his works at Manhattan College on April 16.

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    Gianmarc Manzione ’02 to Return to Campus as Part of Major Author Reading Series

    Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and nonfiction writer Gianmarc Manzione ’02 will visit Manhattan College on March 26.

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    Major Author Reading Series Continues with Poet Gregory Fraser

    An esteemed poet and teacher, Fraser will visit campus on Feb. 18.

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    Major Author Reading Series Returns This Spring

    Manhattan College will host four critically acclaimed writers, including one alumnus, during the spring semester.

  51. Dr. Bridget Chalk

    Passports and Expatriates: Professor Reveals a Paradox of the Modernist Movement

    ‘Modernism and Mobility,’ a new book by Manhattan College professor Bridget Chalk, Ph.D., investigates the peculiar relationship between documentation and the individual.

  52. Small Batch Book Cover

    Visiting Professor of English Explores Contemporary Craft Industry Through Creative Nonfiction

    Suzanne Cope, Ph.D., published a new book “Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food”

  53. Poet Erica Dawson

    Major Author Reading Series Concludes with Poet Erica Dawson on Thursday, Nov. 13

    Author of Big-Eyed Afraid and The Small Blades Hurt to wrap up the fall M.A.R.S. lecture series.

  54. Novelist Ben Marcus

    Major Author Reading Series Welcomes Novelist Ben Marcus on Oct. 23

    Manhattan College’s M.A.R.S. program continues with Ben Marcus.

  55. Manhattan College

    College Celebrates Shakespeare with Performance and Lecture

    The American Shakespeare Center brings Much Ado About Nothing to campus, and the College also welcomes author Jean Howard on Oct. 7 for a lecture on Shakespeare.

  56. John Swenson

    Luminary Journalist and Jasper Alum Brings Music to the Masses Through Storytelling

    John Swenson ’72 looks back on an adventure-filled career that started on campus with the Quad.

  57. Jen McClanaghan

    Esteemed Authors To Visit Manhattan College this Fall

    The College’s Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) will commence on Sept. 18 with writer Jen McClanaghan.

  58. Manhattan College Quad

    College Celebrates First Annual Read Aloud on the Quad Event

    More than 100 members of the College community gathered to read Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass on May 1.

  59. Author Chris Tusa

    College’s Major Author Reading Series Concludes with Writer Chris Tusa

    Author of Dirty Little Angels and Haunted Bones to visit campus on April 24.

  60. Kwame Dawes

    Distinguished Authors To Visit Manhattan College During Spring Semester

    The College’s biannual Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) will begin on March 12 with poet Kwame Dawes.

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    Major Author Reading Series Concludes WithPoet and Critic Alicia Ostriker

    Award-winning poet will read her works on Nov. 14.

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    Major Authors Reading Series Continues with Writer Jill Bialosky

    Nationally acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and editor will visit Manhattan College on Oct. 8.

  63. Othello poster

    The American Shakespeare Center To Perform Othello as part ofManhattan College’s Family Weekend on Oct. 18

    The ASC brings one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies to campus.

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    Renowned Authors to Visit Manhattan College

    Major Authors Reading Series continues this fall with Mary Gaitskill, Jill Bialosky and Alicia Ostriker.

  65. Kathryn Wojtkiewicz

    Senior Humanities Student Aims to End Economic Inequality

    Jasper Summer Research Scholar Kathryn Wojtkiewicz ’14 joins a centuries-long dialog with her sights on the future.

  66. Br. Francis Bowers

    Brother Francis Bowers Celebrates 50-Plus Years of Service

    Br. Francis’ longtime and wide-ranging service helped shape the future of Manhattan College

  67. Honor Moore

    Manhattan College Reading Series Concludes with Acclaimed Writer Honor Moore

    Award-winning memoirist will read on April 24.

  68. Pollock

    Manhattan College Reading Series Continues with Poet Iain Haley Pollock

    Pollock will read from his award-winning poetry collection on March 26

  69. Laura Schroff

    Author Laura Schroff to Discuss Best-Selling Book "An Invisible Thread" at Manhattan College

    Schroff’s personal story about a chance encounter with a panhandler is uniquely inspiring

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    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.