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September 2008 NEWSLETTER




Chemical Engineering Receives High Praise by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Manhattan College's chemical engineering program fourth in the specialty category of best undergraduate engineering programs. The College's ranking appears in the print and online versions of U.S. News & World Report 's 2009 edition of America's Best Colleges released this week. This isn't the first time the College's chemical engineering program has received a top spot in the popular survey. In the 2006 edition, Manhattan's program ranked fifth in the same category. Overall, the College's school of engineering earned a peer review rating of 2.9 and was ranked 38th among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's. Read.


Holocaust Resource Center Expands Internet Presence

The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) is using its Web site to fulfill its mission. This past summer, the HRC employed rabbinical student Joshua Franklin to put the center's collection of resources on the Internet. Dozens of clips of Holocaust survivors discussing their experiences, along with some of their writings, art and poetry can be found Here, along with both clips and entire public lectures given by the many famous speakers who have come to the campus over the past decade. The site also includes the reactions of students to encountering Holocaust survivors and participating in Holocaust educational projects. The HRC intends for the enhanced site to be the centerpiece of its outreach to the public.


Annual Career Fair Slated for Oct. 15

Representatives from more than 100 companies converge on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium to speak with interested students and alumni about job opportunities, internships or co-op positions. On-the-spot interviews and résumé reviews are available. Many of our company representatives are alumni. Coordination of the event and our enthusiastic alumni volunteers are led by Ken Kelly '54. To participate as an exhibitor or attendee, call Ken at (201) 265-4416 or Jessica Caron in the center for career development at (718) 862-7399 or e-mail


Fall Blood Drive

The fall blood drive will be held on Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 12:30-6:00 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. It is sponsored by Lasallian Collegians and the office of campus ministry and social action. For more information, please call (718) 862-7142.



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