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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02 – 2010 JAN 09

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02 – 2010 JAN 09

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W02.html

 

INDEX

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Jan 2, 2011 (6 days ago)

POSITRACTION: Don’t have to be out West to hear Catholic radio

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-radio-network-having-an-impact-in-western-us-survey-suggests/

Catholic radio network having an impact in western US, survey suggests

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San Francisco, Calif., Dec 10, 2010 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Immaculate Heart Radio network listeners who responded to a survey say they are more active in their parishes as a direct result of listening to Catholic radio.

The California-based radio network has 24 stations in northern and central California and New Mexico as well as in the cities of Reno, Salt Lake City and Phoenix. The network carries 18 hours of programming from EWTN every day.

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[JR: Wait until the “Secular Progressives” at the FCC hear bout this propaganda. For those who are interested, you can ‘listen live’ via the inet at the next link. Neat for the inet to be used for something other than porn.]

http://ihradio.org/wp-content/themes/simplefolio/listen.html

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Jan 2, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Based on feedback or lack there of

1) Abandon Yahoo Groups and go to Constant Contact.

Staying with Yahoo; it’s free.

2) Drop some of the categories, like JVIDEO, and others that have no content. Seek new categories that are of interest, like “charity”?

Adding JCHARITY for those appeals for support concerning Jaspers

3) Maybe JJ is no longer useful to our fellow Alums and should be killed or maybe transferred to the College.

No one wants it.

4) Kill the JJ website. I have no idea if it’s used.

Turned on Google tracking for the website; defer decision until next year.

5) Kill JJ-daily and / or JJ-weekly

Neither takes an onerous amount of time. Turned on Google to track usage; defer decision until next year.

6) Develop an iPad application (?)

Maybe; I think I’d like to author an IPAD application.

7) Create an annual edition summarizing the 2010 weekly issues.

Too much work for no demand.

8) Research the old issues to go online.

Too much work for no demand.

9) Seek new sources of Jasper news.

Too much work for no demand.

10) Open Facebook private groups for different class years.

Too much work for no demand.

Guess that about closes those thoughts.

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Jan 2, 2011

JTWITTER: Umana, John [MC1969]

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM 2011-Jan-02

JTWITTER: Umana, John [MC1969]

“Happy New Decade! This is the one where we get out of these intractable wars. Let’s remember to pray for our troops.”

[JR: Amen, Donna Nobis Pacem.]

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Jan 2, 2011

MFOUND: Interesting blog; not Jasper

http://natesadventurebook.blogspot.com/2011/01/song-from-american-movie.html

Nate’s Adventure Book
“nchausse”

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Song from an American Movie

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-NYU students all claim to “hate most other NYU students” due to their cynical nature, hipster fashion sense and negative attitudes, but they love their school’s reputation and the location of their school (Greenwich Village, of course) and their knowledgeable professors. I, on the other hand, generally like most Manhattan College students because of their sense of humor, positive attitudes, and the east coast suburban upbringing I’m familiar with. I don’t mind Manhattan College’s reputation, and while it’s not as good as NYU’s, it does have some very knowledgeable professors. Being in the Bronx has made me respect and love New York’s outer boroughs in a way most NYU students do not. Especially since most of them think Washington Heights and Morningside Heights are in the Bronx. Even so, I really like the friends I’ve met this semester. I feel like I did fit in with the other NYU students, being a bit of a hipster and a cynic myself. I hope to see some of the people I’ve met when school starts again in New York in a few weeks.

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[JR: Jury’s out on this one. But I suspect the writer is NOT a Jasper. Interesting blog, and may be a Jasper. But I think not. Since I spent an hour on it, I figured I’d share. Help?]]

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Jan 2, 2011

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) thinks about unpaid interns

So what do all those secular progressives who demand higher and higher minimum wage think about unpaid interns?

– O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

[JR: Don’t know. But I’ll guess they are against them for some reason.]

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Jan 2, 2011

JLINKEDIN: de Figueiredo, Erick Mello [MC1999] Sugar Trader at Cevital SPA

http://br.linkedin.com/pub/erick-mello-de-figueiredo/16/76b/100

de Figueiredo, Erick Mello [MC1999]
Sugar Trader at Cevital SPA
São Paulo Area, Brazil
Financial Services

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Jan 2, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Mapping Manhattan College on the net

Anyone have any items that I’ve missed?

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Jan 2, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Easy way to report Jasper sightings … or anything else!

[JR: Here’s an easy way to pass news into the Virtual Jasper Jottings Newsroom.]

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Jan 3, 2011

MBLOGGER: “Ampersand” maybe a Jasper?

http://forthysiaandampersand.blogspot.com/

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Ampersand:

Today, my mother and I took a trip to our local Visher Ferry Nature Preserve which is conveniently not that far from our home. For now, our photos seem to be coming from the same location, but soon, when I return to my home away from home, Manhattan College, it will be interesting to see the change in subject.

Day two, accomplished.

363 to go.

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[JR: I can’t tell and there’s not ANY detail on the blog or Google. “Ampersand” may be a Jasper. Help?]

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Jan 3, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Conde, Ed [MC1985] Director – Alcohol Countermeasures Laboratory at U.S. Department of Transportation – Volpe Center

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ed-conde/7/865/67b

Conde, Ed [MC1985]
Director – Alcohol Countermeasures Laboratory
at U.S. Department of Transportation – Volpe Center
Greater Boston Area
Chemicals

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Jan 3, 2011

JHQ: Frank Porter Graham on Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony

http://goo.gl/KQur3

“Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps”
Monday, February 7, 2011 7.30pm
Where: Smith Auditorium

Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Browning has been awarded multiple prizes for his eight books, including the landmark Ordinary Men: Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992). His most recent work and the basis for his presentation at Manhattan College is the extraordinary Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp (Norton, 2010). A prolific scholar and the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, Browning’s books have been translated into nine other languages. Browning is also a major public intellectual dedicated to Holocaust education. He has served as an expert witness to combat Holocaust deniers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

A prolific scholar and the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, Browning’s books have been translated into nine other languages. Browning is also a major public intellectual dedicated to Holocaust education. He has served as an expert witness to combat Holocaust deniers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Jan 4, 2011

JOBIT: Lyons, Cornelius J. “Neil” [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=147594590

Cornelius J. “Neil” Lyons
(Asbury Park Press)

CORNELIUS J. “NEIL” LYONS
AGE: 43
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS

Cornelius J. “Neil” Lyons, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the age of 43. He was a former chief construction inspector with Con Edison, and a graduate of Manhattan College.

He was a loving son of Maria (nee Casabona) and the late Cornelius; cherished brother of Maria Zani and brother-in-law of Michael; adored uncle of Sofia and Santino; dear nephew of Joan Weber, Patricia Faraldi, Bettina, Nancy and Susan Casabona.

Reposing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 and from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home. 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bronx. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at St. Gabriel’s Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Published in Asbury Park Press on January 4, 2011

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Lyons, Cornelius J. “Neil” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=cornelius-lyons&pid=147594590&cid=full

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Jan 4, 2011

MFOUND: FACEBOOK “TMLS – MC” was a pretender of the real site

RE: Thomas More Law Society- Manhattan College

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-More-Law-Society-Manhattan-College/69683283363

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FROM AN FACULTY ADVISOR EMAIL TO ME. (I didn’t ask for or get permission to copy it. So, I’ll “fair use” quote.)

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For your information, here is the link to the correct Thomas More Law Society Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=20072611088&v=info

The Law Society has been using this group page for the last two years as a way to communicate with its members.

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[JR: Its unclear to me what caused this is a “train wreck” but was predictable. Any corporation, group, or entity with out a strategy, tactics, and procedures / processes to deal with the inet is asking for multiple repeated “black eyes” imho. ]

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[JR: The rogue site is gone. Interesting completely gone. Facebook doesn’t allow it’s content to be Googled.]

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Jan 4, 2011

JHQ: View L.O.V.E. Service Videos

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/01_03_11_1.shtml

View L.O.V.E. Service Videos from Manhattan Students on YouTube

Manhattan College’s Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) is a service program that strives to provide students with the opportunity to participate in community service and explore what it means to work toward social justice around the world. Check out three videos of L.O.V.E. student service trips to Kenya, the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, West Virginia, Ecuador, Guatemala, New Mexico and Texas on YouTube.

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Jan 4, 2011

JHQ: Jasper role in Penicillin

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/01_03_11_2.shtml

Alum Plays Role in Bringing Penicillin to the Public

A medical breakthrough that changed the world, thrust into the spotlight by one sensational Pulitzer Prize-winning story, has all the trappings and suspense of a Hollywood movie. Set in New York and read by an anxious American public during World War II, this story is actually true to the life of Dr. Dante Colitti ’36, an Italian-American doctor raised on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, one mile from the College. Colitti is the subject of a chapter in Canadian historian Michael Marshall’s book Dancing Over Stone, published in October 2010, on the history of the medical breakthrough otherwise known as penicillin.

[JR: I didn’t know that; did you?]

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Jan 4, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Potoczniak, Mike [MC1997] Staff Psychologist at UC Berkeley

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepotoczniak

Potoczniak, Mike [MC1997]
Staff Psychologist at UC Berkeley
San Francisco Bay Area
Hospital & Health Care

Summary: Working as a Licensed Psychologist in the Bay Area of CA. Most of my time is spent at UC Berkeley; however, I have a small-medium private practice and I am privileged to work as a contact hire for the Public Health Institute in their study of methamphetamine addiction. During the summer I have been honored to teach intensive courses at Manhattan College for Grad School of Education. I really have what I have always wanted, a well rounded career that includes a variety of different aspects of Psychology. I am never bored.

Specialties: Substance abuse and dependence, PTSD, Men’s Issues, Transgendered Health, Gay and MSM issues, HIV/AIDS issues

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Jan 4, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Urge Jaspers to capture “their song”

WRITTEN TO A FELLOW ALUM PRIVATELY:

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On a serious note, have you written your autobiography? I’m absolutely serious. With the advent of self-publishing, it’s almost easy. If you create the content, pushing it through to a printed book is almost trivial. I did my first one as a joke, and my Mom LOVED it. She couldn’t read it but she kept it out where she could see it all the time. :-) I guess I’m inspired by the Foxfire series of books where a bunch of college kids collected all the old timer’s stories in the West Virginia Appalachian rural areas. Every time I read a Jasper obit, I wonder what he could have told us. And, that that person left with their song unsung. Can’t imagine all the fantastic Jasper lore you have locked away. The nice thing about self-publishing is that it doesn’t have to please any one but you.

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Steven Covey tells about the word, ‘universe’, meaning ‘one song’.

He goes on to say that we each sing a song and the Universe’s is the summation of all those songs. As an impressionable fat old white guy injineer, I think one thing is that we let people slip off this mortal plane with out inducing them to share their “song” before they go.

Bad or good. Beautiful or ugly. Tone deaf or melodious.

You may think that we, the world, will all be like Simon Cowell, looking at that dumpy old maid get ready to sing Les Miserables.

But, in fact, you, like she, may well knock our socks off with “your song”.

So, I urge you to “sing” us “your song”!

Yell, if you want help.

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Jan 4, 2011

JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] Vibrant Media CFO interviewed

http://www.itworld.com/[primary-term]/132268/10-questions-vibrant-media-cfo-jeff-babka

January 3, 2011, 05:30 PM — IDG News Service —

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– Name: Jeff Babka
– Age: 57
– Time with company: 4 months
– Education: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting (Magna cum Laude, 1973); Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, MBA (1981); Stanford Executive Program (1990)
– Company headquarters: New York, NY
– Revenue: $100M+
– Countries: U.S., U.K., France, Germany
– Number of employees: 250
– Number CFO oversees: 33

Where did you start in finance and what experiences led you to the job you have today?

I started my career in public accounting back in 1973 and passed the CPA exam in May of 1974. Just to show you how long ago that was, there was only one FASB pronouncement out then but it wasn’t out for six months so we didn’t need to know it for the CPA exam.

I was fortunate to have a wide variety of both financial and non-financial experiences over my career, all of which in combination seemed to prepare me well for becoming a public company CFO and taking companies down the IPO path. My longest tenure was with AT&T and then Lucent Technologies after the spin off in 1996. I had several financial roles there, including being CFO of a $6 billion business unit, and managing a very small team with the remit of taking a domestic product line to international markets. The international experience was invaluable in learning to deal with cultural and technical financial issues across borders.

My first public company CFO experience was with Indus International, an enterprise asset management software company, which had a major contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defense suspended right before I joined. We spent nine quarters getting the company back to profitability and were able to raise some capital on Wall Street and do a couple acquisitions, which along with some significant downsizing, brought the company back to profitability. I guess it was the job I did there that gave our financial sponsors the idea that I could be a good candidate to take a communications company in their portfolio public. That company was NeuStar, which we took public in 2005 and it was the Renaissance Capital and IFS IPO of the Year for 2005. That success got me to Sophos in 2009, which was acquired by a U.K. private equity firm just as we were about to hold our IPO organizational meeting. Since Sophos didn’t need a public company CFO in the U.S., I like to say that both Lebron James and Jeff Babka became free agents on July 1, 2010! Lebron “took his talents to South Beach” and after a couple of months of relaxation, I took mine to the Big Apple when Doug Stevenson, Vibrant Media’s co-founder and CEO, offered me the opportunity to join them as CFO on Sept. 1.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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Babka, Jeff [MC1981]

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Jan 4, 2011

JFOUND: Nästa anhalt: MC, NYC by Jasper Student “gnissim” [MC2015?]

http://gnissim.blogg.se/2011/january/nasta-anhalt-manhattan-college-nyc.html

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Hi blog,

I feel so damn good right now. I have been accepted to Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York City . Tomorrow I Paya somebody deposit to the school, then they will send my I-20 (proof that I have come in to school) . This was a bit of a shock, yeah, I was pretty giant sure I could get into, but I thought hell it would take nature at least two more weeks to get everything ready. But the coach has apparently managed to put together everything anyway. And some papers could be given to fix after it has been accepted, they have only themselves competing for the school to do, and no admissions to the school, which I thought before.

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Jasper Student “gnissim” [MC2015?]

[JR: My Swedish is getting pretty good; no? LOL! Let’s hope Google never gets tired of “Translate”. Or that our MC foreign students tumble that we’re reading their “encrypted” traffic.]

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Jan 5, 2011

JNEWS: Cerreta, Peter A. (MC1971) Gallery of Local Art’s featured artist

http://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/living/2011/01/05/month-of-exploration.html

Month of Exploration
January events in Flagler County offer little bit of everything
January 5, 2011 12:05 AM Posted in: Living

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The weekend gets started Friday with the opening reception for the Gallery of Local Art’s featured artist, Peter Cerreta. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery at 208 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Cerreta is a graduate of Pratt Institute with advanced degrees from Hunter College and Manhattan College where he earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Both his teaching and business experiences have led him to depict the human condition in his art. Cerreta teaches at Daytona State College and in local adult education programs. Cerreta’s works will be on exhibit for the month of January. For more information, contact Sudrey Scherr at 386-439-5569.

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[JR: The hunt was on. Not listed on the Daytona State College site. On Facebook but all info protected. On LinkedIn but no info. Ahh, has a website.]

http://www.artbycerreta.com/ABOUTme.html

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My name is Peter A. Cerreta and here you can obtain personal and professional information about me.

EDUCATION:
* BS Art Education degree 1958, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (recipient of “Dean’s Scholarship Award – Outstanding Student of Art”), “High Honors Graduate”
* MA Art Education degree with minor in Art History, 1965, Hunter College, New York City
* MS Counseling Psychology degree 1971, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York

PUBLIC SCHOOL WORK EXPERIENCE: Art Teacher, Counselor, Administrator, Program Coordinator K – 12

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Daytona Beach Community College, Palm Coast, Florida Studio Arts and Art Appreciation; Flagler Adult & Community Education – Sculpture; Daytona Beach Art League – Painting & Sculpture

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: Owned and operated the “Armchair Art & Framing Gallery”, Hawthorne, New York

STUDIO EXPERIENCE: Painting, oil, acrylics and watercolor; Sculpture, terra cotta, plaster, casts, & assemblage; Photography, black & white, and color; Prints, collage, computer manipulations

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Cerreta, Peter A. (MC1971)

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Jan 5, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Gutierrez, Israel Serrano [MC????] Vice CEO, Sales+Mk+Com. Manager and Co-Owner at Gema Active Business Solutions

http://es.linkedin.com/in/israelserrano

Gutierrez, Israel Serrano [MC????]
Vice CEO, Sales&Mk&Com. Manager and Co-Owner at Gema Active Business Solutions
Barcelona Area, Spain
Telecommunications

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Jan 5, 2011

JNEWS: Borello, Christopher P. [MC1998] elected partner Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper + Scinto

http://www.pr-inside.com/fitzpatrick-cella-harper-scinto-names-r2336495.htm

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Names Five Partners
2011-01-05 18:43:07 –

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Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the nation’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Stephen E. Belisle of the Washington, D.C. office and Christopher P. Borello, Alicia A. Russo, Christopher E. Loh and Robert S. Schwartz, all of the New York office, have been elected partners of the Firm, effective January 1, 2011. All were previously associates of the Firm.

“Steve, Chris, Alicia, Chris and Bob all have proven track records of success, and we are delighted they are now our partners,” said Fitzpatrick Managing Partner, Colleen Tracy. “We look forward to their continued dedication and contributions to our Firm and our clients alike.”

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Christopher P. Borello practices complex patent litigation in a wide variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical devices, and computer technology. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and has experience litigating cases that arise under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Mr. Borello received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pace University in 2002, his M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in 1998 and his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Cooper Union in 1995. Mr. Borello, 37, resides in Hawthorne, NY.

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About Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, (www.fitzpatrickcella.com) founded in 1971, is a leading national intellectual property law firm of over 175 lawyers with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.

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Borello, Christopher P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1998.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I missed that. Too many plates spinning; some wobbling; this one dropped.]

Borello, Christopher P. [MC1998]

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Jan 6, 2011
JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) finds the calendar available

[JR: I’m no “holy roller”, but I found this interesting free app in the new Mac App Store. I thought others might be interested. FWIW.]

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Jan 6, 2011

JNEWS: De Rienzo, Harry [MC1975] back on a block in the South Bronx

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/nyregion/07block.html?_r=1

In the South Bronx, Blight Returns to a Rehabilitated Block
Harry De Rienzo is back on a block in the South Bronx, trying to save a number of buildings that have fallen into disrepair.
By DAVID GONZALEZ
Published: January 6, 2011

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Back then, 920 was among a handful of tidy buildings maintained by a landlord who was struggling against the arson and abandonment encroaching all around. His pluck inspired Mr. De Rienzo to organize the block and its beleaguered residents into the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, which renovated three crumbling buildings on the street and started Mr. De Rienzo on a career providing housing for poor and working people.

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Back in 1976, the fires that would incinerate so much of the South Bronx had begun to nip around the edges of Kelly Street when Mr. De Rienzo, fresh out of Manhattan College, started working at the settlement house, Casita Maria, running a basketball program.

Cooling down after games, he chatted with local residents about the neighborhood, where a near-bankrupt city was taking over scores of tax-delinquent and abandoned buildings, but doing little to make them livable.

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De Rienzo, Harry [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Harry is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

De Rienzo, Harry [MC1975]

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Jan 6, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Venturino, Tony [MC1979] Partner at Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tony-venturino/14/a4/344

Venturino, Tony [MC1979]
Partner at Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Law Practice

Summary: Former chemical engineer, now with over 20 years of experience in patent, trademark and technology licensing law for a variety of US an foreign clients over a wide range of technologies.

Specialties: Chemical, mechanical, medical device and software patents and trademarks

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Jan 6, 2011

JNEWS: Edwards, John [MC1981] Small Riverdale agency acquired

http://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/Giant-takes-over-John-Edwards-Real-Estate,47827

January 6, 2011

Giant takes over John Edwards Real Estate

By Nikki Dowling

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Real estate giant Prudential Douglas Elliman is expanding rapidly and has even taken over a small agency in Riverdale.

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John Edwards Real Estate, located on Johnson Avenue, has been selling properties in Riverdale for 25 years. It employs 10 agents. The owner, John Edwards, was “born and raised” in Riverdale and attended Manhattan College, according to his website.

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http://www.johnedwardsrealestate.com/aboutedwards.php

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John Edwards was born and raised in Riverdale, N. Y. and is a product of its neighborhood schools. He attended Manhattan College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and graduated as a member of The National Honor Society (Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Kappa Chapter).

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Edwards, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Edwards, John [MC1981]

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Jan 6, 2011

JHQ: Class of 2010 Yearbook Party Friday, January 14, 2011

* Group: Manhattan College Alumni Society
* Subject: Class of 2010 Yearbook Party Friday, January 14, 2011 7-9 p.m. Dante’s Den

Join us for cocktails and refreshments and pickup your FREE yearbook at your first official Manhattan College Alumni Event! To register go to http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni and choose “events” and click on “Yearbook Party”. See you there!

Posted By Ellen Kiernan

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Jan 6, 2011

JBLOGGER: Gibbons, Patti (MC1986) blogs about her mission trip to Haiti

http://pattigibbons.com/?p=1183

[JR: Sad]

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Jan 7, 2011

JOBIT: Younker, Lillian Theresa [MC1970 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=147638141

Lillian Theresa Younker

May the Lord only preserve in me a burning love for the world and a great gentleness; and may God help me persevere to the end in the fullness of Humanity —-Teilhard de Chardin

Lillian Theresa Younker, 84, died on Wednesday January 5, 2011. Beloved daughter of the late Aloysius and Annie Younker she was born the youngest of nine children on June 6, 1926. Lillian is preceded in death by her siblings Gene, Jack, Sr. Mary Paul, RSM, Anna Mae, Joe, and Jimmy Younker and Grace Niehoff. She is survived by her brother Paul Younker, Paducah, Ky., and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friends and extended family, Sharon Whitley and Kateri Whitley (Lil’s Precious). Others Lillian considered her family include the Sisters of Mercy (Cincinnati Province), Sr. Doris Gerke, OSC, Ben, Eileen, Benjamin & Emily Youngblood, many in the CCVI, Oblate, CDP, Brigidine, Assumption High School, St. Francis of Assisi Communities, and many, many others who would take pages to list but know who they are.

Lillian left home at 15 to enter religious life and was professed a Religious Sister of Mercy in 1946 to serve as a teacher in Paducah and Louisville Kentucky. She was a counselor, Director of Novices, and mentor to many who to this day kept in contact with her. She attended the Athenaeum of Ohio, St. Louis University, and Manhattan College where she earned numerous undergrad and graduate degrees.

In 1969 Lillian joined the Archdiocese of Louisville Kentucky staff as the Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation. During that time Lillian challenged many issues, but most notably the equal pay for all staff, both men and women alike. In 1975 she began her own consulting and training company, Organization Development Company which led her to conduct nursing management/ leadership workshops, training foreman for Ford Motor Company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, career counseling and skills development with women who were going through career changes, and leadership workshops for parish councils and religious communities. Lillian moved to Texas in 1979 to pursue the same type of career path doing work with McFann-Gray Assoc. In 1982 she began her journey as Academic Dean at the Oblate School of Theology where she remained for 15 years. While at Oblate she mentored a number of women and helped them see themselves as professional ministers in the Church. Some of those women are the great leaders in our Church today.

After awhile in retirement she was recruited to become the Executive Director of the Catholic Counseling & Consultation Center setting up a satellite clinic and placing counselors in the Catholic Schools of San Antonio. Her last retirement found her rocking the babies at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church nursery where most of the children called her Tia, Grandma, or just Ms. Lil. Lillian was a woman of great compassion, faith, and most of all LOVE.

While Lil’s many accomplishments in no way define her, they are indicative of her value as an educator, mentor, confidant, and friend. She had a gift for making each person with her feel special and gave of herself tirelessly.

Our family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Melba Beine and the staff of Vitas Hospice for their care and kindness during Lillian’s journey to the Father. Rest in God’s love and our memories my “Beautiful Rose”.

Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala. Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Church and Cemetery in Paducah Kentucky at 1:00 pm on Saturday January 15, 2011. The family requests that donations be made to: Vitas Hospice Services, 5430 Fredericksburg Road #200, San Antonio, Texas 78229 or to the Monastery of St. Clare, 1505 Miles Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.

Published in Express-News on January 7, 2011

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Younker, Lillian Theresa [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook:

[JR: Did Jasper Ms. Lillian have a course with Father Bruce? That “Tell lee yard” (aka Teilhard de Chardin) quote gave me an non-acid flashback to his class. “Danny Lou” does it as well! Odd to see a quote in an obit.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lillian is a member of the Class of 1970.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Younker, Lillian Theresa [MC1970 RIP]

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Jan 7, 2011

JNEWS: Laue, Kevin [MC2013?] inspiring others

http://rushthecourt.net/2011/01/06/chris-otule-kevin-laue-remind-us-to-stop-complaining/

Chris Otule & Kevin Laue Remind Us to Stop Complaining

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The human body is an amazingly adaptable entity when faced with adversity.

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Or a one-armed man. This story reminded us of Kevin Laue, the Manhattan College sophomore who made waves a couple of years ago when he received a scholarship offer to play for the Jaspers despite having only one upper appendage. The 6’10 center is not yet producing as much as Otule with only fourteen points and fourteen rebounds on the season, but his minutes have increased to double figures in three of his last six games and everyone continues to marvel with the skills he has developed despite playing with such a major competitive deficiency. Given the barriers to excellence in this game that he’s already overcome, we have absolutely no doubt that, like Otule, he’ll find a way to make himself valuable.

Laue and Otule are inspirational stories that serve to remind us that many things that seem impossible are quite possible with reasoned acceptance of one’s circumstances and the right attitude. If you think you doubt yourself too much, can you imagine how many times these two guys have let such demons into their own minds? Or how often they heard from people that they should probably think about doing something else other than basketball with their free time? All of us have flaws, but few of us have actual physical deficiencies such as theirs; yet we’d all do well to remember the lesson that these two young men teach us. The human body is an adaptable entity — if you’re unhappy with something about it, you can work to change it. Most everything else is just excuses.

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Laue, Kevin [MC2013?]

[JR: “If you’re unhappy with something about it, you can work to change it. Most everything else is just excuses.” Guess that about sums up life!]

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Jan 7, 2011

JOBIT: Dolan, Peter Francis [MC1960 RIP] by Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

Peter Francis Dolan (1942-2011)

Peter F. Dolan passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, after a courageous struggle with lung cancer. He was 68. Born on November 8, 1942, to Peter and Agnes Dolan (née Waters) Peter grew up in Good Shepherd Parish in the Inwood neighborhood of northern Manhattan. He attended Good Shepherd Grammar School, graduating in 1956. From there he went on to Manhattan Prep, from which he graduated in 1960, and Manhattan College, where he received his degree in 1969.

Peter was gifted with warmth, intellect and wit and possessed a beautiful tenor voice, which was regularly on display in the Good Shepherd choir, and the Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College Glee Clubs. As a young boy, while others his age were discovering rock and roll, Peter became infatuated with opera and in particular with Irish Tenor John McCormack. He became a McCormack scholar, writing and editing numerous articles on the famous singer and contributing to the John McCormack Discography Project of the John McCormack Society. http://www.mccormacksociety.co.uk/

Peter’s passions included traditional Irish music, and during the 1970s and 80s he periodically hosted Friday night seisiúns at the now-defunct Eagle Tavern on West 14th Street in Manhattan. He also pursued keen interests in photography, writing, history and the politics of New York City. During his time in New York, Peter worked at Keshkerrigan – the noted and now-closed bookstore in Lower Manhattan, specializing in Irish and Irish-language books – and for a brief period, in the office of Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer.

In the 1990s, Peter relocated to Hartford, where he continued his interests in writing, photography and music. Most recently, he was known to exercise his tenor vocal chords at the Wednesday night seisiúns at McKinnon’s Irish Pub located at 114 Asylum Street in Hartford.

Peter leaves no known surviving blood relatives, but does have his classmates from Manhattan Prep, who are overseeing the final arrangements for their dearly departed “brother”.

REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND. MAY YOU FIND PEACE AND JOY IN YOUR NEXT LIFE.

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A funeral Mass for the repose of Peter’s soul will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd Church, 4967 Broadway New York, NY 10034. Following the Mass we will deliver Peter’s ashes to St. Mary’s Cemetery, 114 Sprain Road, Yonkers, NY 10710, to be interred alongside the remains of his parents. A reception honoring Peter’s memory will be held immediately thereafter at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant & Bar, 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.

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Richard M. Scarlata, MP ’60; MC ’64

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Dolan, Peter Francis [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

[JR: Thanks. This didn’t appear in the web searches; it would have passed by invisibly.]

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Jan 7, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Jennifer Greco [MC2007] Acct Dev Supv at Mediaspace Solutions

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jenngreco

Jennifer Greco [MC2007]
Account Development Supervisor at Mediaspace Solutions
Greater New York City Area
Newspapers

Specialties: Writing, Editing, National Media Planning, Managing Campaigns

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Jan 8, 2011

JNEWS: Murray, Michael M. (MC1984) Partner, Winston + Strawn

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2011/01/thechurnjanuary7.html

January 7, 2011 6:39 PM
The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

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Intellectual property litigator MICHAEL MURRAY has joined the New York office of Winston & Strawn as a partner, the firm announced on Thursday.

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A graduate of Manhattan College, Murray earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=30&itemID=3199

January 6, 2011
Winston & Strawn Bolsters IP Practice with Addition of Michael Murray to its NY Office

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NEW YORK — Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Michael Murray has joined its intellectual property litigation practice in New York as a partner. Murray brings more than 25 years of sophisticated experience in IP litigation representing clients on the licensing and patentability of technology, patent infringement and enforcement issues, and strategies for developing intellectual property assets. He joins Winston from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

“Mike brings enormous talent and high energy to our IP litigation practice,” said Michael Elkin, managing partner of Winston’s New York office. “His vast experience understanding complex IP issues, along with his track record of success in the courtroom, will be an immediate asset.” Added Jim Hurst, head of Winston’s highly-ranked 140-attorney intellectual property group: “As our IP practice expands, it will look for the kind of experience and know-how that Mike brings to the table. His abilities are a great fit for the practice and firm, and will allow us to expand our services in a strategic way around the globe.”

Murray earned his J.D., from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.S. degree from Manhattan College.

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http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=24&itemID=16276

Murray, Michael M. (MC1984)

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Jan 8, 2011

JLINKEDIN: St. Clair, Mark [MC1972] GM, PM Serv at SunGard Higher Ed

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-st-clair/4/179/497

St. Clair, Mark [MC1972]
GM, Project Management Services at SunGard Higher Education
Greater Philadelphia Area
Higher Education

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Jan 5, 2011

Comment on JFOUND: Nästa anhalt: MC Jasper Student “gnissim” [MC2015?]

by Bill Smith

Congratulations on your acceptance to Manhattan College. I graduated in 1973 and have been practicing law since 1977, and I still use what I learned at Manhattan. It’s a great school. Take advantage of it!

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Jan 7, 2011

Comment on JOBIT: Dolan, Peter Francis [MC1960 RIP]

by John Kim

It’s ironic that it was the lungs that ended his life.

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Jan 7, 2011

Comment on JOBIT: Dolan, Peter Francis [MC1960 RIP]

by Phil Ventura

I too am a long-standing devotee of John Count McCormack and his singing.

It seems to me that I have read somewhere previously that Peter Dolan was working on publishing a listing of McCormack’s many concert and recital appearances. Would you know anything about that?

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Jan 8, 2011

Comment on JOBIT: Dolan, Peter Francis [MC1960 RIP]

by J. Morrison

Peter wrote an article which includes McCormack’s concert and recital apperearances at the following McCormack web site:

http://www.mccormacksociety.co.uk/Mccormack/Studies/John%20McCormack%20Mastersinger%20by%20Peter%20F_%20Dolan.htm

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Jan 8, 2011

ENDNOTE: Never speak in absolutes?

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Posted By: Kristan Mercer Hawkins
To: Members in Abolish Abortion
Another Pro-Life Group Started!

Dear Friend of Life,

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At medical school’s across our nation, pro-life students are facing discrimination because of their fast held belief that abortion is always wrong. (JR: My emphasis) And each time these have been reported to us we have offered our help and support.

As a matter of fact, in just 4 months, Medical Students for Life of America has helped 5 new pro-life medical groups form and 4 more already established groups have joined our expanding national network. Dominique has traveled 15,822 miles from June to November to meet with these medical students and to speak before 2 national medical conferences, all to strengthen the fragile pro-life medical student community.

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[JR: I was always taught at MC to watch “absolute-ism”. Any time you think there are “no exceptions”, God, The Fates, The Universe will present you with evidence of how wrong you are. Readers here now I’m simultaneously “pro-choice” and “pro-life”. I just don’t want the Gooferment telling us what to do. I don’t want them quietly, or not so quietly, advocating or paying for abortions. I think that killing a potential human being should be newsworthy rarity. Not an every day occurrence. I’m sure, that in rare instances, there are tough close calls. The Tebow commercial is evidence of that. But, when we adopt an “absolute” position, we set up the Gooferment to “police” the “action”. That’s force. Perhaps, we need the medical community to conduct a review. Perhaps, we need hospitals, where these are performed, to have an “ethical review” (i.e., an abortion is not presumed to be OK). Perhaps, we need more options. What we don’t need is “freezing” positions or empowering Gooferment. imho.]

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