Pope Francis recognized the work Ahern has done in international Catholicism.
School Of Liberal Arts
Students earned an honorable mention award and recognition for two position papers.
The award will be given as part of the annual Costello Lecture.
Suzanne Cope and Mark Doty will be the featured readers this semester.
Deborah Kanter, Ph.D., has chronicled the impact that Mexican immigrants have had on Catholic parishes in Chicago.
On October 5, the Center will host the authors of “We Refuse to be Enemies,” a story about an unlikely friendship.
The grant will support the development of a digital humanities project entitled “The Latino Catskills.”
The Center has educated students and the community for a quarter century.
Droubie has been a go-to scholar on the history of the Olympics in Japan.
A first-generation college student, Mejia is one of 50 students selected from across the country.
The best-selling author and philanthropist continues to support students from his alma mater.
Three Manhattan College students are moving on to opportunities with national service organizations.
The group dealt with many pandemic obstacles to shine at the global conference.
Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, will be the keynote speaker.
Blad has been a member of the Manhattan College faculty since 2009.
Nazar has interned at Mekong NYC in support of the Bronx community.
On March 3, Blanco will participate in Manhattan College’s Major Author Reading Series.
Herman Ziering was a Holocaust survivor and justice seeker after he fled a concentration camp.
The events will take place virtually and at a safe distance during the final week in February.
The HGI Center will also host an interdisciplinary teach-in on white nationalism on February 2.
Students can develop a critical awareness of digital media art as an agent of social change.
The Manhattan College professor emeritus will reflect on Day’s life on November 8.
A staff writer at The New Yorker, Tolentino will host a virtual reading and Q&A.
Events scheduled from October 8-28 celebrate our status as a Fair Trade College.
The group has worked to raise on-campus awareness for the peace and justice movement.
The partnership gives students a chance to experience Italian art and museums.
The fall calendar begins on Sunday, Sept. 27 with an information session on the Uyghurs.
The event will take place on the main campus quadrangle.
Five Manhattan College students earned recognition for their short films which competed in multiple film festivals.
Adam Arenson, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Urban Studies program at Manhattan College, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Costello Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Graduate students are invited to learn more about Manhattan College’s graduate programs from home.
A grant from the foundation supports the criminal justice education initiative.
The student-run campus newspaper delivers news online and on social media during the pandemic.
Pizzimenti is one of fifteen college students nationwide to be awarded the fellowship.
Students will acquire skills useful in analyzing the current global pandemic.
The Texas native has immersed himself in Manhattan College’s sports media production program.
Roca is a mathematics major in the School of Science.
Coronavirus may cause the 2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed or canceled.
Varanasi is a double major in peace and justice studies and political science.
The celebration begins with Gayatri Gopinath delivering the annual Women and Gender Studies lecture.
Three graduating seniors received Fulbright awards in the 2019-20 academic year.
A.K. Sandoval-Strausz, author of Barrio America, will speak on campus on February 27.
The collaboration will include internships, research and funding for entrepreneurial endeavors.
Study abroad trips held during the January intersession provided unforgettable experiences for Manhattan College students traveling during winter break.
Sister Pimentel will address the relationship between immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border and the Catholic Church on February 19.
Herndon will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in international studies.
Scull will examine the 'soft power' influence religious leaders still possessed in British and Irish politics after the Second World War.
Helen Phillips and Sarah Grieve will discuss their writing on campus.
Twenty students will receive a James Patterson scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
Shakespeare’s beloved comedy comes to campus on October 18.
Students in the College’s sports media production concentration will be part of the game-day crew.
The conversation will focus on building a bridge between the LGBTQ+ community and Catholic Church.
Lance Strate, a founder and first president of the Media Ecology Association, will deliver the keynote lecture.
Dedicated to the memory of Holocaust survivors and justice seekers, the exhibit opens in November.
Manhattan students who completed projects this summer presented their findings to the public on Sept. 26-27.
Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., will receive the Costello Excellence in Teaching Award.
The new major will incorporate studies in music recording, audio technology and critical theory.
Throughout the year, the Manhattan College community will reflect on the meaning of the Lasallian tradition.
Manhattan’s latest interdisciplinary projects highlight the many upsides to crossing academic lines.
Afridi is a widely recognized interfaith scholar and dynamic classroom presence.
Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Ph.D., earns competitive national fellowship.
Madison Richards ’19 is in Italy this summer in advance of graduating in December.
A hands on experience at Booz Allen provided Ellison Madsen ’19 with experience in blockchain technology.
Wiedemann will learn about commercial revitalization and develop leadership skills.
Quhshi will speak on behalf of the class of 2019 at Undergraduate Commencement; Maresca will be the student speaker at Spring Commencement.
The international studies major will travel to Panama this summer.
Three Manhattan College graduating seniors have earned Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards.
Graduating senior David Caiafa teaches yoga and mindfulness to help New York City teens prepare for the future.
The exhibition will open on Wednesday, April 10 and is open to the public through mid-June.
Susan Gallardo will discuss her work in Asia on Monday, April 8.
Ali is one of 262 students nationwide to receive this award.
The minor is designed to create critical thinkers for the digital age.
Students will produce live Manhattan College sporting events beginning with the 2019-20 basketball season.
The week's programming will explore institutions that have participated in unethical behavior.
Students are learning about little-known areas in their backyard.
A winter break volunteer experience in Michigan helped business student and graduating senior Olivia Gartland understand the reality of the Flint water crisis.
Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., is spotlighting on-campus faith communities in a new book.
Alvaro Enrigue, Laura Sims and Erika Meitner will speak on campus.
University of Virginia history professor S. Max Edelson will discuss the colonial period on Monday, Feb. 4.
The spring schedule of events begins on Thursday, January 24.
2018 Year in Review
Members of the city’s public sector presented to students about post-grad opportunities in government and non-profits.
Friedenberg conducted experiments with student participants, comparing which types of shapes are most attractive.
Manhattan College hosted the three-day event focused on higher education’s role in refugee and migrant education.
From all of us at Manhattan College, we wish you a Merry Christmas, blessed New Year, and a happy and healthy holiday season.
The Manhattan College community dedicates a community artwork to commemorate the life and legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle for the Tercentenary.
An introductory religious studies course helps student veterans transition to college life.
Prior to the annual Schweitzer Lecture, students lit candles to remember victims of the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh.
The best-selling novelist and Manhattan College alum continues to give back.
From Yelping the greatest slice of New York City pizza near campus to balancing your academic and extracurricular interests.
Woltz addresses the destruction and conservation of ecological systems through visual media.
The Center will continue to advance its mission to eradicate human suffering, prejudice, and racism through education.
The touring troupe will perform The Winter’s Tale on Friday, October 12.
Students present on topics in liberal arts, business, health, science and engineering.
Cammarata is a beloved professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures department.
In its inaugural year, the W.I.S.E. (Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise) professional development summer internship program was a resounding success.
Student veterans and engineering programs highlighted as standout programs.
Asghar’s work has been featured on PBS, NBC, Teen Vogue and Huffington Post.
Manhattan College graduates are landing jobs in their desired fields with strong salaries.
Fun Fact: 75% of Manhattan College freshmen live on campus — making Move-in Day kind of a big deal!
While living together in a community in Lee Hall, freshmen in the Arches program take one class together per semester that incorporates service projects and cultural excursions in New York City.
Students from all five undergraduate schools are conducting Manhattan College research in 2018.
Political science better describes the ways people engage in political activity.
The Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal is known as Manhattan College’s most prestigious undergraduate award.
Battocchio will receive the Carty valedictory medal and speak on behalf of her classmates at Commencement.
Forbes rates Manhattan College among the top 10 Catholic colleges and universities.
An expert on ageism, Ashton Applewhite will serve as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 17.
Enger is a musician who tells the story of a little-known aspect of the Holocaust.
Marshall Strawbridge ’21 is thriving in Manhattan College’s government and economics departments.
MacFarquhar will be the keynote speaker at the annual Aquinas Lecture on April 10.
A history and peace studies major, Rebhahn is an active leader on campus.
On March 22, Becky Nicolaides, Ph.D., will discuss the contours of change in diversifying suburbia.
From March 18 - 24, the College will host a series of events that aim to address women's issues worldwide, and empower women in their personal and professional lives.
A team of Manhattan students recently placed in the Top 10 of the UniGame, an international business contest from the owners of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Neyfakh’s popular Slate podcast on Watergate details how it’s relevant today.
This semester’s version of the Major Author Reading Series begins on Thursday, February 15.
Brendan Pastor, Associate for the United Nations PRME Secretariat, Visits Campus to Discuss Ethics in Management Education
A leader in the international organization will speak at the College on February 21.
Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, a multimedia exhibition, will be on view at the College from Monday, Feb. 19 to Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The exhibition will take place on campus from February 19-27.
Heidi Furey is part of a National Science Foundation grant focused on the dilemmas surrounding autonomous vehicles.
Students involved in the extracurricular improvisational comedy troupe Scatterbomb develop the social prowess to excel both personally and professionally.
Matt Marcello traveled all over New York City at a summer internship that gave him unique, valuable experience.
Communication majors will have the ability to take advantage of the College's partnership with ESPN to gain experience for working in the production field.
Undergraduate students have the ability to learn the most spoken language in the world.
The chair of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth, Heschel is the keynote speaker at the College’s annual Schweitzer Lecture on Nov. 7.
Four recent graduates from Manhattan College prove that a staunch commitment to our cities and the nation can yield success in the professional sphere.
What started as a summer job at the O'Malley Library has turned into a career calling for Tim Gress ’19 whose discovery of a book collection prompted him to learn about book restoration and pursue a graduate degree in library science.
A faculty member in the philosophy department, Bollert is highly regarded by his students and peers.
A Manhattan College faculty member will also receive the annual Costello Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Manhattan College students will share their research on current issues in a wide variety of disciplines
Representatives from opposing sides will debate on the upcoming vote.
As the founder of NYC Together, Dana Rachlin ’08 is reshaping communities by helping build positive relationships between Brooklyn police officers and local teenagers.
Robert Greens, Meghan Kenny and David Eye will come to campus this fall.
An advanced communication course led to a transformative 11-week paid summer internship with West Harlem nonprofit, SoHarlem.
Starting in the spring of 2018, the College will offer a study-away Semester in New York City program for students from across the country.
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.
Comedy writer Zarqa Nawaz and Dartmouth professor Susannah Heschel highlight fall slate.
Alumni of the College’s Branigan Scholars Grant program remember the projects that helped shape their career paths.
A homegrown Veterans Success Program has provided a way for student veterans to acclimate to college life and find their place among peers.
An international studies major with a concentration in global issues and a minor in Spanish, Balaj will travel to Spain this summer.
Recent college graduates of the Schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering and Science begin their careers working at top brands in the world's most stylish industries.
The students will continue the College’s mission of service and social justice.
Ochoa-Figueroa is Manhattan College’s first Fulbright finalist since 2004.
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.
Longtime adviser and co-founder of Earth Negotiations Bulletin encourages students to think globally but act locally.
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.
The Republic of Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations (U.N.), Ambassador Macharia Kamau, visited campus on Apr. 6 to discuss world affairs with College seniors studying conflict resolution.
An environmental science major, Sigue was honored for her work in advocating for local causes and strengthening the Bronx community.
50 years ago this month, a landmark peace education conference at Manhattan College was lauded by esteemed educators, a U.N. official, and even the Pope.
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.
JustPeace invited four speakers of different disciplines to share their perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline build for World Water Day 2017.
On April 6, Heyer will discuss topics surrounding migration and political justice within the frame of Catholicism.
Manhattan College is increasing its efforts to include more community-based learning courses in the curriculum and forge more dynamic local partnerships.
Robin will deliver a presentation on The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump.
Santer will share research discoveries in the field of atmospheric science.
A beloved intersession course whisks Manhattan College students into the world of Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens.
Heidi Julavits, Stephen P. Kiernan, Keetje Kuipers, and John Hoppenthaler will speak during spring semester’s M.A.R.S. events.
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).
Fr. Bryan Massingale will speak about cross-racial solidarity within the Catholic Church.
Michele Saracino, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies, is researching swimming as a spiritual practice, relating our connection with water to our interactions with God and others in everyday life.
Yale University professor of history will examine Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy.
Manhattan College represented the United States at the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 11-13 and earned a Distinguished Delegation Award.
Religious studies professor has been a member of the College’s faculty since 2002.
Government faculty members Pamela Chasek, Margaret Groarke and Jonathan Keller share their thoughts on the 2016 election, as the campus discusses the issues raised throughout the campaign.
Katie Kerbstat ’11 and Laura Ricciardi ’92 were honored for their work on two highly popular series.
The June Dwyer Liberal Arts Scholarship was established in 2011, and will be funded in the coming years by an estate gift to Manhattan.
What do a saint and a heretic have in common? Plenty, according to Sean L. Field, Ph.D.
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.
Manhattan College's Summer Research Program includes five students working on Lasallian-focused research projects, plus a collaboration with students from Bethlehem University.
Pottinger is the first Manhattan College faculty member to receive the prestigious Berlin Prize.
Jeanette Settembre has been a reporter for the New York Daily News since June of 2013.
Lindenhurst, N.Y., resident will study the Irish language in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland.
A communication and government double major, Heinitz is recognized for her leadership and service to the College community.
Manhattan College is the first in New York City's metro area to install 4K video equipment.
A budding pop star on two continents, Ali Isabella ’19 is studying the business of music at Manhattan College.
As part of this year’s Peace Week events, Nuwan Jayawickreme, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, discussed the psychology of borders, and suggested that borders can be traced all the way back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors who formed groups and alliances to survive.
The two-day event, Feb. 29 – March 1, explores challenges in an age of extremism.
Students will hear insights from author Brandy Wilson on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Four College students share their experiences working in journalism, education, fashion, and technology.
Laura Ricciardi ’92 is an executive producer, writer and director of the true crime series.
The president of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts will lead a series of dance and musical performances in Smith Auditorium.
The pop/rock quartet includes two brothers who are Manhattan College graduates.
Jenifer Martin ’17 will study abroad in Madrid after receiving the award.
Eight Manhattan College students earned an outstanding delegation award – the highest award a group can receive – at the National Model United Nations international conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic during Thanksgiving week.
History major Kimberly Hickey ’16 set out to investigate the disappearance of Rosie the Riveter by researching the portrayal of women in advertising from 1950-1959.
Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, participated in a two-day seminar in Rome, which was hosted by the Pontifical Justice and Peace Council to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council document Gaudium et Spes.
Manhattan College religious studies professors Kevin Ahern and Natalia Imperatori-Lee recently sat down with Sister Arlene Flaherty, OP, and Brother Ernest Miller, FSC, to explore the future of the prophetic mission during a panel sponsored by the College’s departments of Catholic Studies, Religious Studies, Peace Studies and the office of Mission.
How do you defend the rights of the nameless during a humanitarian crisis? What is truth in the midst of civil war? These were just a few of the questions discussed at Manhattan College’s screening of Syria: Snapshots of a History in the Making, a film by the anonymous Syrian film collective, Abounaddara.
An expert in international policy and climate change, the longtime Manhattan College professor is recognized by the international studies honor society.
Roberts will deliver a lecture titled “Savant Spouses: Love, Marriage and Collaboration in Enlightenment France.”
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.
On Sept. 8, Chasek presented on the process of sketching out the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among 194 countries.
Driven by the papal encyclical, the month-long series of events tackles several current environmental issues.
Since 1988, Br. Robert has made a wide-ranging impact on his alma mater.
International studies majors report to the United Nations headquarters to attend intergovernmental meetings and prepare briefs that often go directly to mission ambassadors.
A new Study Away program asks students to consider grand questions in the great outdoors through a religious studies course taught by Philip Francis, Ph.D.
Results of a Manhattan College career survey indicate students’ progress in securing a full-time job and/or enrolling in a graduate or professional school within nine months of graduation.
Formerly the School of Arts, the name change clarifies its emphasis on liberal arts.
Jared Boyles ’16 received a fellowship award from The Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northwestern University during the International Association for Conflict Management conference.
Twenty-five Manhattan College students brought home three awards from the 2015 National Model United Nations conference in midtown from March 29 - April 2.
Six students to take on year-long volunteer positions; one to enter Catholic seminary.
Edwards honored for article in the Journal of Medieval History.
An old course in a new venue specifically tailored to veterans affected by combat-stress, PTSD, and trauma, takes students to Paradise Island in the Bahamas to discover the healing power of yoga and meditation.
In light of the widely publicized deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the social unrest that followed, the professors and students at Manhattan College recently organized a Racial Justice Teach-In to recognize and challenge structural racism and white privilege.
Mommy, MS and Me, a new children’s book written by religious studies major Stephanie Garcia ’15, is designed to create a dialog.
Manhattan College’s HGI Center will focus on the Holocaust and its lingering effects throughout the 2015 spring semester.
The Manhattan College alumnus has served as a longtime board member at the Fresh Air Fund.
Suzanne Cope, Ph.D., published a new book “Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food”
The College’s Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) will commence on Sept. 18 with writer Jen McClanaghan.
Professor Investigates Connection Between Virtual Worlds in Video Games and Religion; Fosters Student Research and Publications
Robert Geraci releases new book on how video games might play a role in the religious options of modern life and publishes paper with student as a result of NSF grant.
Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center hosted a series of roundtable discussions among more than 100 religious leaders, scholars and individuals from New York City and the local community. The event was planned as a way to discuss and examine the current extremism, prejudice and violence occurring in the Middle East.
Seasoned professor of modern languages and former associate dean at Salisbury University began on July 1.
Ana Maria Laguna to discuss Cervantes’ "Don Quixote" at annual lecture.
George Young to present book on Russian cosmism, a philosophical and cultural movement in Russia during the 20th century.
Alon Tal to present The Environment and the Middle East Peace Process: A Blueprint for Progress on March 5.
Courtney Slack ’14, a 2013 intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, spent a semester teaching 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust to New York City youth.
Award-winning poet will read her works on Nov. 14.
More than 100 students were recognized for their academic merit and leadership at the Fall Honors Convocation.
David Beamer will speak about the courage, honor and sacrifice his son, Todd Beamer, and the passengers aboard Flight 93 displayed on Sept. 11, 2001.
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush will discuss the crucially important issue of how religion is covered by the media.
Dominique Girardi ’14 interned at CNBC’s Power Lunch where her skills learned at Manhattan College led to an unforgettable summer.
Nationally acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and editor will visit Manhattan College on Oct. 8.
The series features a visit from bestselling author Sonia Nazario and First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD Rafael Pineiro.
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.
On Sept. 25, Manhattan College continues the Costello Lecture series with historian and UCLA professor emerita Lynn Hunt, Ph.D.
Banu Koçer Reisman and Dila Çelik will discuss the recent protest in Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Square.
Major Authors Reading Series continues this fall with Mary Gaitskill, Jill Bialosky and Alicia Ostriker.
Jasper Summer Research Scholar Kathryn Wojtkiewicz ’14 joins a centuries-long dialog with her sights on the future.
Rokas Kirlys ’14, developed a new skill set while conducting summer research.
On Sept. 9, Manhattan College continues the Newman Lecture series with cultural historian and media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D.
Expert on the Ethics and Culture of Hacking to Speak at Center for Ethics Inaugural Event on Sept. 19
Gabriella Coleman, author of “Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking” will visit campus.
New tenure-track professors will join faculty in the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering and Science.
Katie Kerbstat ’11 pursued her passion for media as a writer for The Quadrangle, and now works for one of television's most successful broadcasts.
Amanda Cromwell ’13, a resident of Jackson, N.J., will join the selective program in fall 2013.
Nearly 1,000 bachelor's and master's students awarded degrees.
Perry Rizopoulos ’13 and Pelham, N.Y., resident, receives Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal.
More than 100 students were recognized for their academic merit and leadership.
As the class of 2013 prepares to head out into the world, 13 seniors tell us about their plans for after graduation and reflect on what made their Manhattan College experience special.
Andrew Kranichfeld ’07 overcame a brain tumor and resulting blindness through his creative pursuits.
Don't push witnesses into psychotherapy prematurely, says Nuwan Jayawickreme, an expert on large-scale traumatic events
Br. Francis’ longtime and wide-ranging service helped shape the future of Manhattan College
Notable Expert on Public Financial Institutions Will Deliver Gargano Lecture at Manhattan College on April 18
Thomas Stanton will discuss why some firms thrived and others failed following the recent economic collapse
Alberto Morgante, one of 60 undergraduates selected for prestigious academic convention, builds miniature tunnels and exposes them to explosions to simulate potential terrorist attacks
Award-winning memoirist will read on April 24.
Each spring, Manhattan College students are immersed in international policy with a visit to UN headquarters in New York City and a docket of issues to resolve.
From practicing to professional, COMM 320: Strategic Planning in Public Relations asks students to hone career skills by working with organizations and businesses as they strategize and write on behalf of actual clients.
Award-winning film profiles 20th century New York City artist
Carol Berkin will address the role of women during U.S. Revolution on April 8
In INTL 201: Global Issues Seminar, students examine global problems to better frame worldly solutions.
Lineup includes book discussions by authors Jasha Levi and Nina Wolff
Pollock will read from his award-winning poetry collection on March 26
Manhattan College to Mark 50th Anniversary of "Pacem in Terris" With Lecture Series, Library Exhibit
Pope John XXIII’s historic encyclical has deep ties to campus community
Schroff’s personal story about a chance encounter with a panhandler is uniquely inspiring
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.