Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Nicholas J. DeLillo, professor of mathematics and computer science, was recently honored by Dr. Stephen J. Friedman, president of Pace University, for having completed 30 years of continuous and distinguished service as a member of the Pace University faculty and the Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science. He was also cited by Prof. David Hennerdinger of the department of computer science at Union College for the high quality of the review of scholarly papers recently submitted for inclusion at the CCSCNE10 Conference to be held at the University of Hartford in April.

Robert M. Geraci, assistant professor of religious studies, has published the book Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (Oxford University Press). The book is a study of how the belief that we might upload our minds into computers affects robotics research, virtual world occupancy, and contemporary debates in philosophy and theology.

Peter B. Heller, professor of government, delivered a paper, “The Downside of Technology,” at the Sixth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Berlin, Germany, on January 16, 2010.

Lawrence Hough, director of the radiological & health professions programs, was elected to the board of directors of the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly known as the Methodist Church Home for the Aged) this past fall. He will serve through March 2013. Hough is embarking on enhancing learning experiences for Manhattan College students, and providing activities for the residents at the Methodist Home.

Zella Kahn-Jetter, professor of mechanical engineering, and her mechanical engineering students were featured in a story in The Legislative Gazette on March 2. The story highlights the cooperation between the College and the Methodist Home in Riverdale, NY, and features several of the newest creations the students have created to make the lives of seniors at the home easier.

Shawn Ladda, associate professor of physical education and chair of the department, was elected chair of the National Council for Active Girls and Women (NCAGW).

Christoph Lienert, associate professor of physical education, was recently appointed associate editor of Adapted Phyiscal Activity Quarterly (APAQ). The publication is an international, multidisciplinary journal designed to stimulate and communicate high scholarly inquiry related to physical activity for special needs populations. Articles appearing in APAQ include a range of disciplines such as corrective therapy, gerontology, health care, occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical education, dance, sports medicine, physical therapy, recreation and rehabilitiation. It is the official journal of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity.

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Welcome New Employees

Manhattan College welcomed several new employees: Annie Chambliss (publications manager), Eileen Duarte (payroll  manager), Elizabeth Gibbons (residence life), Richard Harrison (campus security), Ellen Mauser (O’Malley Library), Michael McLeod ’09 (alumni relations officer), Chaner Sanchez (campus security), Sandra Wiley (O’Malley Library), Br. James Wallace (Mission). For a full list of recent new employees, click Here.


Manhattan College Milestones

Joseph Berger (30 years), computer center, Stacy Pober (20 years), O’Malley Library, Raafael Santos (20 years), physical plant, MaryEllen Skehill (20 years), O’Malley Library, Eileen Smith (20 years), School of Business, Floyd Mott (15 years), physical plant, Edward Keough (10 years) student financial services, and Daniel Quinn (10 years), physical plant. For a complete list of recent anniversaries, click Here.



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