April 2013



Engineering Luminary to Speak at College’s Commencement
Charles H. Thornton ’61, Ph.D., P.E., will deliver Manhattan’s keynote address at the College’s 171st Commencement on May 19. Thornton is one of the world’s preeminent structural engineers and is a founding principal and former co-chairman of the international consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti, a worldwide leader in engineering design. READ MORE »

Charles H. Thornton


College Celebrates 150th Anniversary of its Charter
To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the chartering of Manhattan College, learn about the events and milestones that have shaped the history of the College during the past 150 years.


Manhattan Physicist Contributes to Landmark Scientific Discovery
Rostislav Konoplich, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, travels to and from Geneva to collect data from the Large Hadron Collider as part of the team working on the Higgs boson discovery.

Rostislav Konoplich

On Campus


College Marks 50th Anniversary of Pacem in Terris with Lecture Series, Library Exhibit
Pope John XXIII’s 1963 historic encyclical, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth), which urged government leaders to address political differences through negotiation, not arms, spawned the creation of the College’s interdisciplinary Peace Studies program. Manhattan is marking the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris with a series of lectures, capped off by an archival exhibit. READ MORE»

Pacem in Terris


Esteemed American Revolution Scholar to Deliver Christen Lecture at Manhattan
Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York, will deliver the annual Robert J. Christen Lecture at Manhattan College on April 8. The topic of the lecture is Women and the American Revolution. READ MORE»


College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center to Sponsor Events on April 4, 10, 16 and 25
The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center will sponsor a variety of lectures and events this month starting on April 4 with the Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture. The remaining events include a visit from author Nina Wolff Feld on April 10, a commemoration event on April 16 and a discussion with author Jasha Levi on April 25. READ MORE»



Two Members of Track Team Receive MAAC Weekly Honors
After record-setting performances at the ASU Invitational, Manhattan’s Brian McGovern ’13 and Lydia Wehrli ’15 were both named the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Performers of the Week for the outdoor track season.


2013 Spring JasperVision Schedule Released
JasperVision, Manhattan College’s exclusive online live and on-demand video destination for all athletics, released its 2013 spring schedule. The broadcast schedule features 13 total events, including home contests for the Jaspers men’s and women’s lacrosse teams along with both baseball and softball. READ MORE»


Lacrosse’s Yarusso and Fiorinelli Named MAAC Weekly Performers
Megan Yarusso ’16 and Christina Fiorinelli ’15, both members of the Manhattan women’s lacrosse team, were awarded MAAC weekly performances. Yarusso was named MAAC Rookie of the Week, while Fiorinelli earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. READ MORE»


Yarusso and Fiorinelli


Thomas Curry ’78 to Speak at FSAC Reception on April 30
On April 30, Thomas Curry ’78 will join the College community as featured speaker at the 11th annual Financial Services Advisory Council (FSAC) at the University Club of New York. As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Curry ’78 oversees more than 2,000 national banks and federal saving associations.







Thomas Curry

Jasper Open Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Manhattan College’s annual golf event will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 6 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. The Jasper Open raises money to support athletic programs and scholarships at Manhattan College. READ MORE»


Jasper Open 2012

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