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December 2007 NEWSLETTER



College To Honor Retired
Verizon CFO at De La Salle Dinner

Frederic V. Salerno

Manhattan College will present Frederic V. Salerno '65, retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of Verizon, with the De La Salle Medal at the College's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. The ceremony will be held at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. A native New Yorker, Salerno joined New York Telephone in 1965 and served in the telecommunications industry for 37 years. For more information about the De La Salle Dinner, Click here.


Sesquicentennial Campaign
Raises $160 Million

Manhattan College recently announced the completion of its Sesquicentennial Campaign, after having raised more than $160 million during six years in the largest capital campaign in the 154-year history of the College. Announced publicly in January 2003, the Sesquicentennial Capital Campaign, with an initial goal of $150 million, was the most ambitious development program in Manhattan College history. It began in July 2001 and was officially completed this past June, though promises of new money have continued, and several potential gifts are still being finalized. Read



Manhattan College Honored at
Model U.N. Conference

Model U.N.

Manhattan College's 11-student delegation was honored with one of six performance awards at the National Model United Nations-D.C. Conference, which was held from Nov. 2-4 on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Read


Dr. Francis Taylor Deceased at 82

Dr. Francis B. Taylor '44, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science and a member of the Manhattan College community for more than half a century, passed away on Nov. 16 at the age of 82. Taylor joined the College in 1947 as an instructor in mathematics and was part of the faculty until his retirement in 1990. A generous supporter of the College, the Francis B. Taylor Medal for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is awarded annually during Commencement exercises.


Special Note From Residence Life

Please be advised that there was an error in the 2007-08 student handbook, which indicates residence halls open for the spring semester on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, students may not return before Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Thank you for your cooperation.



Biology Professor Awarded Grant To Improve Long Island Sound

Marine biologist Dr. Michael Judge has long been fascinated with water flow and animal behavior. For his latest project, Manhattan's associate professor of biology blends these interests to study if and how fish larvae move in areas of low dissolved oxygen in the Long Island Sound. Read


Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Nada Marie Assaf-Anid, professor of chemical engineering, recently published two peer-reviewed journal articles: “Curbing the Greenhouse Effect by Carbon Dioxide Adsorption with Zeolite 13X” and “Sustainable Engineering for the Future: A Laboratory Experiment on Carbon Dioxide Adsorption from a Carbon Dioxide-Nitrogen Stream” in AIChE and the International Journal of Chemical Engineering Education , respectively.

Dr. Bruce Liby, associate professor of physics, and Ryan Scholl '08, presented the paper “Determining the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Cooper with a Michelson Interferometer” at the International Student Research Conference at The City College of New York from Oct. 30-31.

Dr. Christoph Lienert, associate professor of physical education and human performance, delivered the keynote speech Adapted Physical Activity: Transcending Boundaries at the Fourth International Mediterranean Sports Science Congress in Antalya, Turkey, from Nov. 9-11.

For more faculty and staff accomplishments, Click here.


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For questions or comments, please e-mail or call college relations at (718) 862-7232





Florida Alumni Greet
Manhattan Team







Vice President for Advancement Thomas Mauriello, new Alumni Director Ellen Kiernan, and Assistant Director Thomas McCarthy recently traveled to Florida to host a series of luncheons. Among the stops were Bonita Springs, Naples, Port St. Lucie and Sarasota. Each event was met with an enthusiastic response by supportive alumni. The alumni office will continue to make great strides in bringing together Jaspers throughout the country.

Join our Gulf Coast Club at the University Club in Sarasota, Fla., on Dec. 7, for its annual Christmas luncheon with a visit from Br. Robert Berger '73, F.S.C., vice president for student life. Click here to register.


Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap

The office of mission and the alumni office will be hosting a Theology on Tap session Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, Thomas Hall. The guest panel will address the topic, "Should We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us?" The discussion focuses on the power forgiveness. For more information on this free event, Click here.


Western New York Alumni Gather

Western NY Alumni






It was a beautiful sunny seventy degree day in Buffalo on October 21, as the Buffalo Bills beat the Baltimore Ravens at Rich Stadium. The tail gate party was organized by Jim D'Aiello '78, Tim Lee '98, and Jack McMahon '55.


Mentoring Opportunities for Alumni

If you are interested in mentoring Manhattan students, please contact Br. Charles Barbush, F.S.C. at (718) 862-7519 or e-mail at Students in the computer science and arts departments are especially in need of mentors.


The Alumni Office Extends Warm Holiday Greetings to our Alumni, Families and Friends

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The Manhattan College office of alumni relations works to develop programs and events for the College community and its alumni/ae. Please feel free to contact any of the following staff members with questions or comments:

Ellen Kiernan, director
(718) 862-7977

Thomas McCarthy, assistant director
(718) 862-7454

Grace Feeney, officer
(718) 862-7432



December 2007
01 National Alumni Council Meeting
01 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
02 Annual College Christmas Concert
05 Hanukkah begins
07 Last Day of Classes
07 Christmas Luncheon, Gulf Coast, Fla.
18 Board of Trustees Meeting

January 2008
13 Men's B-Ball at Niagara *
16 De La Salle Medal Dinner
16 Treasure Coast Club Lunch, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
17 Men's B-Ball at Siena *
18 Class of 2007 Alumni Yearbook Party
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
21 Residence Halls Re-open
22 First Day of Classes
30 Faculty Convocation
30 Men's B-Ball vs. Iona at MSG *

* The alumni office will be hosting pregame receptions for these highlighted basketball games. For more information, please call (718) 862-7454.

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Hoops Teams Look To
Build on Early Success

Men's Basketball

Off to a 3-3 start, the Manhattan College men's basketball team is ready to embark on a December schedule that includes road games against Boston University, Princeton and Big East Conference member Rutgers. The women's squad begins the month in the Brown Basketball Classic and also battles Siena and Villanova. Read


Baseball Squad To Welcome
Elite Recruiting Class

Manhattan College's baseball program has secured the second best 2007 recruiting class in the Northeast, according to Baseball America. The Jaspers are the only Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference program on the list. Read




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