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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 08 – 2012 Febuary 19

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 08 – 2012 Febuary 19

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W08.html

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2012-Feb-12

POSITRACTION: Separation of School and State?

http://www.mackinac.org/7129

Catholic Schools and the Common Good
Posted by Andrew J. Coulson

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One of the first things you learn when you start to study the comparative performance of school systems is this: on average, Catholic schools are much more educationally effective and vastly more efficient than state-run schools. And then you learn that their impact goes beyond the three R’s. I wrote a little about these facts a few years ago, while I was with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and my Mackinac friends have resurrected the post for Catholic Schools Week. I’ve appended an excerpt below, but you can read the whole thing here.

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It’s nice to see the positive contribution of Catholic Schools recognized. Shame that we Catholics no longer have First Amendment rights in the USA.

“What!”, you say.

Guess you haven’t been paying attention. Notice that Catholic Schools are disappearing. Why do you think that is?

Because a pay for service can’t compete with the Gooferment, when that Gooferment gives away the same service for free.

And, if you think that is an “unintended consequence” then you are … let’s be charitable … naive.

The Prussians invented the school system to: (1) make good soldiers (i.e., cannon fodder) for the Army; (2) “reliable” factory workers; and (3) citizens who were easily led by the elite.

Doubt it? Where do politicians send their kids to school?

What should you do?

Probably too late. But, you could contribute your attention, time, talents, and money to an inner city school.

Good Shepherd school is fighting back. The Administration has reached out to its alumni and they are giving back.

Perhaps, if everyone fights really hard, then we can overcome the Laws of Economics.

Politically, we might be able to have the Separation of School and State?

All depends upon you.

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2012-Feb-12

MOBIT: Baker, James Osborne Jr. [MCattendee RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/myrtlebeachonline/obituary.aspx?n=James-Baker&pid=155829336

James Baker Jr.
James Osborne Baker
Myrtle Beach

James Osborne Baker, Jr. passed away on February 8, 2012. He was born on October 15, 1946 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and grew up in Briarcliff Manor, New York. He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1964, and attended Manhattan College. He received his B.A. degree from Coastal Carolina University in 1995.

Jim served with the U.S. Air Force for over 10 years. He was stationed in Danang during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. In Myrtle Beach, Jim work for AVX for several years. He also worked for Radio Shack before retiring.

Jim was dedicated to his family and his community. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 899 and enjoyed camping trips to Camp Coker. He was also a member of the Grand Strand Radio Club. He contributed to the American Radio Relay League and the SKYWARN weather alert system. Jim was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5086, and served as Grand Knight. He also enjoyed gardening, photography, and carving walking sticks.

Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Moss Baker, his sons Wade Aaron, Christopher Allen, and Anthony Moss, and his daughter Marissa Hope. He has enjoyed getting to know his grandchild, Stephen James. He is also survived by his siblings Robert, William, Pauline, Margaret, Thomas, Michael, and Timothy.

Visitation will be at the Myrtle Beach Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Services will be held at St Andrews Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach on Monday at 11:00 AM. A guest book is available at http://www.myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Sun News on February 12, 2012

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Baker, James Osborne Jr. [MCattendee RIP]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 and Viet Nam, Republic of interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities. There but for the Grace of God go I.]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/myrtlebeachonline/guestbook.aspx?n=james-baker&pid=155829336&cid=full

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2012-Feb-12

JEMAIL: Ragusa, Michelle [MC2004] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I believe that Michelle is a member of the Class of 2004.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ragusa, Michelle [MC2004]

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JTWITTER: Ragusa, Michelle [MC????] returns to campus

My alma mater (@ Manhattan College w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/EHbsmqJ3
by MichelleRagusa (Michelle Ragusa)
My alma mater (@ Manhattan College w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/EHbsmqJ3

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2012-Feb-12

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports a video takedown

Dear John,

This was taken down.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Wonder why? “Taken down by the User”; never did figure out who “manhattancollege” was? I found it … “hauntingly peaceful”. Too bad! It was up when I reported it. I’ll have to think about “capturing” videos and “stuff”. I know that many of the political activists in NH “capture” videos to preserve them. Like about the City of Keene buying a tank for the police. Maybe everyone has to do the same thing. It was good.]

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http://youtu.be/ltC7NbOM–g
St. John Baptist de La Salle Reflection
Uploaded by manhattancollege on Jan 30, 2012No description available.Category:EducationTags:Manhattan College    Saint John Baptist de La SalleLicense:Standard YouTube License

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2012-Feb-12

JEMAIL: Brooks, Richard [MC2007] idedby McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 2007.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brooks, Richard [MC2007]

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On 2/11/2012 10:08 AM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:>
>> REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …
>> https://twitter.com/#!/rbrooksDPT/statuses/167971756928278529
>> @rbrooksDPT aka “Richard Brooks” tweeted:
>> Just did an interview about my career for my alma mater. Physical Therapy is moving on up! #physicaltherapy #ManhattanCollege
>> 9:02 AM – 10 Feb 12 via Twitter for iPhone>> # – # – #
>> Brooks, Richard [MC????]

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2012-Feb-12

JEMAIL: Szeligowski, John J. [MC1964 RIP] idedby McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Szeligowski, John J. [MC1964 RIP]

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On 2/11/2012 9:42 AM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:>
>> http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/02/john_szeligowski_69.html
>> John Szeligowski, 69
> Published: Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:27 AM
> Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:28 AM
> By Staten Island Advance
> Szeligowski, John J. [MC???? RIP]

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2012-Feb-12

JNEWS: Edwards, Stacey Jack [MC1987] Berks basketball HoF

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=364823

Originally Published: 2/12/2012
Seven to be inducted into Berks basketball hall
Mike Drago

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One of the first women to officiate an NBA game and a current NBA assistant coach are part of the fifth class of the Berks Basketball Hall of Fame, set for induction Wednesday night at the Sovereign Center between games of the Berks Conference semifinals.

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former Kutztown star Stacey Jack Edwards

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[JR: Stacey] Jack Edwards in 1983 became the first Berks girl to top 2,000 career points; she averaged 30.8 points in league games as a senior and led the Cougars to back-to-back Berks titles.
She went on to play at Manhattan College, where she scored 1,665 points and was named all-conference and an academic All-American.

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[JR: “Jack Edwards” a girl’s name threw me for a while.]

Edwards, Stacey Jack [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stacey is a member of the Class of 1987.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Edwards, Stacey Jack [MC1987]

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2012-Feb-13

MEMAIL: Predmore, Carolyn E. (MCfaculty) shares a mashup of Villanova and MC

Hi John,

Our college president was at the meeting in DC where the Villanova Pastoral Choir sang for the gathering.  Lizz is second from the right.  She thinks that Villanova was the only college choir that sang for the group – it was on that Saturday – Jan 28, but who knows about the other days.  Don’t know if this makes Jasper Jottings – but it was a cute mashup of Villanova and MC.

Best,
Carolyn

— Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore

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Predmore, Carolyn E. (MCfaculty)

[JR: Always interested in anything about the doings of Future Jaspers, the MC Prez, Faculty, Staff, and all things that MC cooperates on. Stories of charity and courage always go to the top of the list. And of course, I’m prejudiced towards stories about Irish Dancing and even German Beer Hall behaviors!  Reminds me of my lost youth. Thanks for the content.]

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2012-Feb-13

JLINKEDIN: Attard, Jason S. [MC2011] MechEng Temp at Jeffrey Mgmt Co

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

Attard, Jason S. [MC2011]
Mechanical Engineering Graduate
Temporary at Jeffrey Management Corp.
Astoria, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Summary:

* B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering w/ minor in mathematics.Engineer-In-Training.Experience in the construction industry (public sector), 3D parts/assembly design, and manufacturing.
* Various other work experience includes building maintenance (residential, commercial), photography, writing.Specialties
* Knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, thermal/fluid system design, manufacturing processes, combustion systems, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, I-DEAS.
* PADI certified scuba diver (12m/40ft) and open water diver (18m/60ft).

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2012-Feb-13

JLINKEDIN: Scholl, Ryan (MC2009) Applications Engineer at Thorlabs

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

Scholl, Ryan William [MC2009]
Applications Engineer at Thorlabs
Greater New York City Area
Research

Summary: Ambitious Photonics Engineer with a Background in Phase Coherent Sources and InterferometrySpecialties

Current interests: interferometric metrology and imaging, optical phase and sign detection, external cavity coherent sources, novel resonator geometries, and optimizing parameters around the scanning Fabry-Perot confocal interferometer.

http://sites.google.com/site/ryanwilliamschollonline/

https://www.facebook.com/RyanScholl20

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2012-Feb-13

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) on libertarians condoning murder

When is it?

Everyone is sometimes right and sometimes wrong and we have to deal with this in our decision making.

If we believe that an embryo is a being from the moment of conception and we are wrong, then by not aborting it we cause a great inconvenience.  If we believe that a being is only created at birth or sometime after birth and we are wrong, then by aborting it we commit murder.  Considering the possibility that we are wrong is often considered in business or safety decisions. I prefer the more cautious approach.

Then there is the libertarian that feels that each should follow his conscientious.  That libertarian considers standing by and watching murder as being OK as long as he / she does not commit murder because the murderer might not believe that he / she is committing murder.  This is complete nonsense.

Regards,

Mark A. Mangone

Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

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[JR: I think you misstate the Libertarian thinking. All libertarian believe in the ZAP (i.e., Zero Aggression Principle). To not believe in it is to, at the core, not be a libertarian. A libertarian would not stand by if there was aggression. Murder seems like the ultimate aggression. If you aggress against my neighbor, I’ll be next. So, if as a society, “we” all agreed that “life” began at 21, then Libertarians would not stand by if you shot a “birthday boy”. The fact that there is no consensus as to when life begins, makes most little L libertarians very careful on this divisive issue. One thing we can all agree is that the Gooferment is always the wrong way to deal with complex issues.]

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2012-Feb-14

MFOUND: Columbia spends to beat MC

http://lafayettesports.myfreeforum.org/sutra23426.php

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:57 am
Bogus Megapardus

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Did everyone see this as well?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23…ons-in-ivy-league-recruiting.html

“[B]because the improved financial aid packages are available to all students, there is no limit to the number awarded on a given team, unlike athletic scholarships, which are regulated with specific maximums set by the N.C.A.A.”

“If I can find 30 guys who can qualify for $40,000 a year and be admitted, then all the better,” said Brett Boretti, Columbia’s baseball coach, referring to a complete four-year roster. “No other coach can do that.”

That’s so nice for them, wouldn’t you say?

The again, they go to that length just so they can beat Lafayette, Holy Cross and Manhattan College in baseball.  Seems like a stretch.

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[JR: Interesting example of how MC has to compete on an unleveled playing field. But we know that! <insert NCAA rant here>]

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2012-Feb-14

JLINKEDIN: Iuso, Lawrence [MC1977] Lending Sales Mgr at Quorum FCU

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lawrence-iuso/47/965/36A

Iuso, Lawrence [MC1977]
Lending Sales Manager at Quorum FCU
Bronx, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Financial Services

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2012-Feb-14

JTWITTER: Santoro, Lisa [MC2006] channeling Kelly, Ray [MC1963]

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

https://twitter.com/#!/LiteraLee/statuses/169271663001747458

@LiteraLee aka “Lisa Santoro” tweeted:

“Hoping that using a Manhattan College address label on my NYPD application brings me luck. Working that Ray Kelly alum connection.”

11:08 PM – 13 Feb 12 via Twitter for iPhone

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[JR: I thought this was funny! Hope it works for her.]

Santoro, Lisa [MC????]

Kelly, Ray [MC1963]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lisa is a member of the Class of 2006.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Santoro, Lisa [MC2006]

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2012-Feb-14

MTWITTER: Cardinal-designate Dolan at Commencement 5/20

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

https://twitter.com/#!/PalmWebDesign/statuses/169206763562860545

@PalmWebDesign aka “Palmetto Web Design” tweeted:

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan To Speak at Manhattan College’s Commencement on May 20 dlvr.it/1ByltS #PressReleases #webdesign #seo

6:50 PM – 13 Feb 12 via dlvr.it

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http://pressreleases.bloginteract.com/2012/02/13/cardinal-designate-timothy-dolan-to-speak-
at-manhattan-colleges-commencement-on-may-20/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan To Speak at Manhattan College’s Commencement on May 20
By Top US News Releases • Feb 13th, 2012

College will also honor Cardinal with honorary doctorate degree during ceremony
RIVERDALE, N.Y., (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, who will formally be elevated to cardinal on Feb. 18 by Pope Benedict XVI and has served as Archbishop of New York since 2009, will deliver Manhattan College’s keynote address at the College’s 170th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.

The new cardinal will also receive an honorary doctorate degree during the 1 p.m. ceremony, which will award more than 700 undergraduates with degrees in some 40 major fields of study from its five schools in arts, business, education, engineering and science.

“We are honored and delighted that Cardinal Dolan will be with us to celebrate this great day in the life of the College,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “He has a deep affection for and appreciation of the work of Catholic education at all levels and has been a wise counselor and pastor to the Colleges and Universities in his diocese. His becoming an honorary alumnus of Manhattan College represents the continuance of a great history of faithful, collaborative work between the College and the Church in New York City.”

Since first being installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009, Cardinal Dolan has guided the diocese in the Catholic faith and teachings. In 2010, his fellow bishops elected him to president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and he also was chairman of Catholic Relief Services from 2009-2010.

Cardinal Dolan was ordained a priest in 1976 and spent the first 10 years of his religious service working as an associate pastor at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights, Mo., and serving in parish ministry in St. Louis. In the late 1980s, he was recognized for his leadership in the Church and appointed to secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. He went on to serve as rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome from 1994-2001. Before beginning his work in New York, Cardinal Dolan was the Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002-2009 and also was named Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.
Born in St. Louis, he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College. He completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and earned a license in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. In addition, Cardinal Dolan was awarded a doctorate in American Church History from The Catholic University of America.

Members of the media who would like to cover the Commencement ceremony should call Liz Connolly Bauman, assistant director of communications at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7232 or email public_relations(at)manhattan(dot)edu.

About Manhattan College:

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.
Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.

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For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/2/prweb9191248.htm

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2012-Feb-14

JTWITTER: O’Donnell, Chris [MC2008] tweets a Manning cartoon

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

@codonnell822 aka “Chris O’Donnell” tweeted:

“pretty sweet cartoon after the superbowl win. Not sure who the credit goes to though http://t.co/GGQDH9lz

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[JR: Pretty funny toon. It’s probably copyrighted; so discretion is …  ]

O’Donnell, Chris [MC2008]

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2012-Feb-14

JVIDEO: LOVE in NOLA

http://youtu.be/hZLu6aTXZtM

Manhattan Students Volunteer in New Orleans Over Winter Break

[JR: 5 minutes of shaky video of Jaspers doing work. Goodness! Specific people are not ided in the video; names listed at the end without school or class labels. So it’s more an MVIDEO than a JVIDEO.]

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2012-Feb-14

MVIDEO: Updated Seven minute Reflection on St. John Baptist de La Salle


St. John Baptist de La Salle Reflection
Uploaded by manhattancollege on Jan 30, 2012No description available.Category:EducationTags:Manhattan College    Saint John Baptist de La SalleLicense:Standard YouTube License
[JR: Seven minute video. Soft spoken. No idea who’s “manhattan college” or who was speaking.]
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This was taken down.
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Wonder why? “Taken down by the User”; never did figure out who “manhattancollege” was? I found it … “hauntingly peaceful”. Too bad! It was up when I reported it. I’ll have to think about “capturing” videos and “stuff”. I know that many of the political activists in NH “capture” videos to preserve them. Like about the City of Keene buying a tank for the police. Maybe everyone has to do the same thing. It was good.]
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[JR: “It” is back. I’m not sure if it’s the same content. It has a new URL and there’s no way I know to authenticate it’s the same one. It has a title and trailer added so it’s not identical.]

http://youtu.be/EA_DW3ipHtQ

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2012-Feb-15

JOBIT: Flynn, Patrick Thomas [MC1967 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tcpalm/obituary.aspx?n=PATRICK-FLYNN&pid=155878886

PATRICK THOMAS FLYNN
January 12, 1946 – January 1, 2012

Patrick Thomas Flynn, 65 years old of Sebastian, Fl, formerly of Marathon, FL passed away on January 1, 2012 at the Sebastian River Medical Center. Patrick was born on January 12, 1946 to Brigid and David Flynn in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in St. Simon Stock Parish and graduated from Good Shepherd Elementary School in Inwood, Manhattan. He graduated from La Salle Academy High School and continued his education at Manhattan College where he graduated in 1967.

Following graduation, Patrick worked at Lincoln Hall, a residential facility for troubled boys run by the Christian Brothers in Lincolndale, NY before joining the FBI as a Special Agent in 1971. During his tenure at the FBI, Patrick was assigned in Minnesota, California and Miami where he retired after 25 years of service in 1996. Following his retirement, Patrick and his wife Rosa, moved to the Florida Keys where he worked as a private investigator for many years. In 2002, they relocated to Sebastian, FL, where Patrick enjoyed his retirement to the fullest.

Patrick, who was affectionately called “Big Daddy” by his wife, touched the lives and hearts of many people always smiling, helping and looking at the bright side of life. Patrick’s life was a moving testimony of his tremendous love and devotion for his wife, family and friends.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife Rosa, and his siblings: Christian Brother Gregory Flynn of Ethiopia, David Flynn of County Cork, Ireland, Kathleen Donnelly of Wanaque, NJ, William Flynn of Emerald Isle, NC, Dr. Mary Flynn-Maguire of Ridgefield, CT and Ann Flynn of Warwick, RI along with many nieces, nephews and in- laws. He also leaves behind his loving and adored dogs, Tinker, Buffett and Patsy.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon at St. Helen Catholic Church located at 2000 20th Street in Vero Beach, FL (Tel. No. 772-567-5129). Following the mass, a celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at Squid Lips in Sebastian, FL from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Francis Children’s Care Organization in Ethiopia, www. addis-hope.com: CB Community Melrose- Addis Hope Foundation, Addis Hope Fund Administration, 9550 S. Ocean Drive, Apt. 605, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on February 15, 2012

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Flynn, Patrick Thomas [MC1967 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/tcpalm/guestbook.aspx?n=patrick-flynn&pid=155878886&cid=full

[JR:  This is brother of Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967). I’m astonished that his brother was a year ahead of me at Good Shepherd. So close; yet so far away. Another story lost forever. Dona Nobis Pacem  ]

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2012-Feb-15

JVIDEO: DiDonato, Michael [MC2013] on service in Ecuador

http://youtu.be/kGrGj4rmL1o

Uploaded by manhattancollege on Feb 14, 2012

This is the first of Manhattan College’s student-produced L.O.V.E. trip videos from the 2012 winter intercession, created by Michael DiDonato, a senior chemical engineering student.

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[JR: Five minute video. I doubt there will be any record contracts for a capella singing. But, the 102 year old guy motioning for something was unexplained. Good works are their own reward.]

DiDonato, Michael [MC2013]

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2012-Feb-16

JOBIT: Lyons, Daniel G. [MC1935 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=Daniel-LYONS&pid=155911990

Daniel G. LYONS

LYONS, Daniel G.

Daniel G. Lyons passed away Sunday (February 12, 2012).

He was born in New York City on February 20, 1913, the son of Thomas and Delia (Murphy) Lyons. He attended De LaSalle Institute and graduated from Manhattan College School of Engineering, cum laude, in June 1935, both schools in New York City.

He came to Stamford, CT in 1938, and was Supervisor of Real Estate and Mortgage Loan Appraisers for Equitable Life Assurance Society. He left Equitable Life in 1942 to become a Field Engineer and later Construction Superintendent for Leonard Construction of Chicago, IL. In 1944, Dan married Kathleen Ann Ashworth. They traveled the country and Dan worked on projects with DuPont Chambers Works Pennsville, NJ, General Foods Gains Plant, Kankakee, IL, and Stauffer Chemical Co., Richmond, CA. They returned to Connecticut in 1948 and took up residence in Guilford where Dan was employed by George B. Horan Co. as an appraiser. In 1950 he became Chief Appraiser in the Loan Guaranty Division, Veterans Administration, Hartford, CT, and moved to Wethersfield that same year. He was appointed Executive Director of the Hartford Housing Authority in 1953 and reached compulsory retirement age in 1978. Dan became Executive Director of the Wethersfield Housing Authority in 1979 and left in 1985. He served as a consultant to the Glastonbury Housing Authority in 1987 to help develop their first congregate housing facility and remained in that capacity until it was completed and occupied in 1991.

Dan was a member of the Tau Beta Pi-Engineering Honor Society; was a Licensed Professional Engineer; former Senior Member, Society of Residential Appraisers; past president New England Council of NAHRO (National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials); former member National Board of Governors, NAHRO; and was a member of the Board of Directors, Connecticut Chapter NAHRO. He served for twenty years as a member of the National Alumni Council of Manhattan College. He was Treasurer of the Capital Community Technical College Foundation Board.

Dan was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Ashworth Lyons and his brother, Thomas Joseph Lyons II. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Judith Lyons of Hartford; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen Lyons and Robert Plenkovich of Seattle, WA; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and David Ouellette, of Virginia Beach VA; his four granddaughters, Katelyn Moon and her husband Jared, Megan, Amy, and Kristin Ouellette; and great granddaughter, Olivia Moon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home 34 Beaver Rd. Wethersfield. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 18, at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church, 601 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benectict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to, Manhattan College, Development Office, 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Riverdale, NY, 10471., or a charity of the donor’s choice.

For additional information please visit http://www.farleysullivan.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on February 16, 2012

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Lyons, Daniel G. [MC1935 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/hartfordcourant/guestbook.aspx?n=daniel-lyons&pid=155911990&cid=full

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2012-Feb-16

JHQ: Free Tax Preparation To Bronx Residents on 2/20

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-college-students-provide-free-tax-preparation-bronx-residents

Manhattan College Students Provide Free Tax Preparation To Bronx Residents
Posted on February 16, 2012
UNHP also to host mobile tax date on College’s campus on Feb. 20

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As part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Manhattan College business students are helping to provide free tax preparation at the Refuge House in the Fordham Bedford section of the Bronx during the current tax season. The College is partnering with University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP), Fordham Bedford Community Services and Ariva Inc., for the third consecutive year to make the service available to qualified Bronx residents.

UNHP will also hold a mobile tax date on Manhattan College’s campus on Monday, Feb. 20 from 1-4 p.m. for qualifying staff, students and local community residents in Miguel Hall, room 209. Space is limited for the event, and those arriving earlier will be waited on first.

“Along with being a great learning experience, it feels good to use the skills you have to help out people who are less fortunate,” said Kimberly Mohn, a senior accounting and finance major, and the program’s student leader.

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[JR: Sad that the tax requires smarts to figure it out. And, that we departed from the Dead Old White Guys’ vision of freedom. Plus would you want to beg student to do your taxes? And, only one day.]

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2012-Feb-16

JLINKEDIN: Turano, Brianna [MC2015] Tennis Pro at Freeman Tennis Courts

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

Turano, Brianna [MC2015]
Currently a Sophomore at Manhattan College with passion to achieve my goal of working in Sports Management
Greater New York City Area
Management Consulting

Summary: I am a student at Manhattan College studying Business Management and Marketing. I am interested in sports management and marketing, and hope to someday become a sports or entertainment agent. I am energetic and have a positive attitude and love working with others. I am highly motivated and determined to succeed.

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2012-Feb-16

MFOUND: Peacceful cooperation cited

http://www.forumforpeace.com/2012/02/la-duree-de-vie-dun-coeur-les-musulmans-
et-les-economies-djuifs-vit-ensemble-par-mehnaz-m-afridi/

15 février 2012
La durée de vie d’un cœur: les musulmans et les économies d’Juifs vit ensemble par Mehnaz M. Afridi
Par Joseph Meidan

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New York, New York – As I listen to sound bites of news, a swarm of words sting me: Iran, Israel, nuclear, Palestine-Israel at a standstill, Muslims kill Jews, and Jews kill Muslims. As a Muslim woman who teaches classes about the Holocaust at a Catholic college, I am constantly frustrated by the media coverage of the Middle East which overwhelmingly serves to highlight and entrench national and religious tensions, prejudice and conflict.

A recently-aired documentary by filmmaker Karen Ghitis, on Al Jazeera, was an extremely heartening exception to the rule. The film, Jerusalem SOS, showed Jews and Muslims saving each other’s lives.

The documentary, which aired last month, portrayed Arabs wearing orange vests printed with the red Star of David teamed up with haredi (or ultra-Orthodox) Jews with side curls, black skullcaps and tzitziot (knotted ritual fringes on their garments). And both groups have only praise for each other. Working as volunteer paramedics for the Orthodox Jewish organisation United Hatzalah (UH), these Jews and Muslims are taking note of the most important aspects of their faiths: preserving human lives and justice.

I was reminded of the Qur’anic injunction that states that “on that account We ordained for the Children of Isra`il that if any one slew a person … it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity” (5:32).

Likewise, the Talmud (a repository of the ancient Jewish oral law and wisdom) states, “whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. » (Babylonian Talmud, 22a).

In the documentary the UH-trained Palestinian paramedics note that there are often delays in ambulances reaching the sick and wounded in East Jerusalem because Israeli ambulances are not permitted to enter Palestinian neighbourhoods without being accompanied by a police or military escort. Moreover, some of the homes have no addresses. Because the UH paramedics know the area well and drive ambucycles (ambulances on motorcycles), they are the first to arrive at the scene.

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* Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College in New York City. This article was written for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews).

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[JR: Blessed are the peacemakers …  ]

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2012-Feb-16

JTWITTER: ‘life on campus’ posted on Facebook by “manhattan college”

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

@lizkennedy aka “lizkennedy” tweeted:

“Just looked at the ‘life on campus’ album posted by the stupid manhattan college Facebook. Now I’m depressed.” by lizkennedy (lizkennedy)

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[JR: Can’t find it? ]

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2012-Feb-16

JNEWS: Cummings, Richard [MC1971] 30 year plastic surgery career

http://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-plastic-surgeon-discusses-recent-popularity-silicone-100034933.html

North Carolina Plastic Surgeon Discusses Recent Popularity of Silicone Gel Breast Implants

At his North Carolina plastic surgery practice, Dr. Richard Cummings has performed more than 7,000 breast augmentation procedures over his 30 year career. He says silicone gel breast implants are the most popular choice of implants amongst his patients. Dr. Cummings discusses reasons for patient preference as well as statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) confirming his observations nationwide.

Kinston, NC (PRWEB) February 16, 2012According to a recent report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 318,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2010, increasing by 2% since 2009 and 210% since 1997. Of the significant number of breast augmentation procedures performed in the past year, the ASAPS study shows that 62% of patients chose silicone gel implants while 38% used saline. Dr. Richard Cummings, a plastic surgeon in North Carolina, says he has seen similar popularity at his practice for breast augmentation with silicone gel implants. Dr. Cummings says patient preference for gel is likely a result of the natural look and feel available with silicone gel implants, as more patients are seeking proportionate, subtle results.

While Dr. Cummings says some people still express concern about the safety of silicone implants, he reassures his patients that the FDA devoted 14 years of extensive research and development to verify their safety. He says the new generation of breast implants is now very different as researchers continue to perfect their design, however they are still manufactured for the utmost patient safety and effective results. Because breast augmentation is currently the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure according to ASAPS statistics, Dr. Cummings says every available effort is being put into ensuring patient safety and quality results through innovative techniques and technology.

Dr. Cummings says a majority of patients are selecting silicone breast implants because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue. “The silicone gel implants feel more natural and lighter, which is why a number of my patients are returning to upgrade from the saline implants.” Many of Dr. Cummings patients are choosing to upgrade their saline implants to avoid the potential for rippling or deflation, neither of which exist with silicone gel implants.

About Richard E. Cummings, MD

Dr. Richard Cummings graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY and received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He also did his general surgery residency in Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miami V.A. Hospital, as well as at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He then completed his plastic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center, the Hines V.A. Hospital, and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Cummings has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, served as the Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, and has performed more than 7,000 breast augmentation procedures in his 30 years of practice.

Located at 5080 Hwy. 70 West in Kinston, NC, Dr. Cummings’ practice can be reached at 1-800-682-2662 or 1-252-523-7082. He can also be contacted online through (the)his websites cummingsplastic.com, and northcarolinabreast.com, or at facebook.com/cummingsplastic.

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Aaron HurstRosemont Media for Dr. Richard Cummings(800) 491-8623

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1971.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Richard [MC1971]

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2012-Feb-16

JNEWS: McCracken, Jen [MC2005] leading Rhinebeck

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120216/SPORTS01/302160020/
H-S-softball-McCracken-looks-forward-leading-Rhinebeck

H.S. softball: McCracken looks forward to leading Rhinebeck
Ex-John Jay star picked to coach Hawks
11:06 PM, Feb. 15, 2012

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Jen McCracken is looking forward to leading the Rhinebeck High School softball team to the next chapter in its history.

McCracken, 28, a 2001 graduate of John Jay where she won the first state softball title under Bonnie Schilling, was named as the Hawks’ new coach at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. She takes over for Steve Boucher, Rhinebeck’s athletics director who won state titles in 2009 and 2010 and whose Hawks made the state Final Four in four of the last five seasons.

“I’m really excited,” said McCracken, who teaches physical education and health at Bulkeley Middle School in the Rhinebeck district and also played college softball at Manhattan College with Rhinebeck assistant coach Kristin Koegel. “I’m excited to be part of this program and hope to continue the Rhinebeck tradition.”

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McCracken, Jen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jen is a member of the Class of 2005.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCracken, Jen [MC2005]

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2012-Feb-16

MTWITTER: “our” Flickr group

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

@ManhattanEdu aka “manhattan college” tweeted:

“Upload your best #MC photos to our Flickr group throughout the day & win #Jasper $: bit.ly/xi1qtj #MCSocial”

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[JR: A few pictures (16) are there in a group of (8) people without identification.]

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2012-Feb-16

JNEWS: Cahill, John [MC1964] a Tribune Tribute

http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/17478006/article-Tribune-Tribute–John-Cahill

Tribune Tribute: John Cahill
by Jessica Pickens Staff Writerjpickens@heartlandpublications.com

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John Cahill saw 77 countries in 15 years.

While working for The Sheraton Corporation and Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, Cahill helped international hotels stay up to date with technology.

“The company was intercontinental so 30 weeks out of the year I would be traveling,” Cahill said. “I would spend 12 weeks out of the year in London and two weeks in Tokyo. I’ve been to so many place a lot of them feel like home.”

Of all the places he has traveled, Cahill says Australia and Rome are his favorite, but for very different reasons.

“I love the outlook of life people have in Australia: surfing and no work,” he said. “In Rome, it is tiring to the eyes looking at all of these beautiful places that are 3,000 years old. It’s amazing to think you are walking where Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar walked.”

Though Cahill has worked with technology since 1964; that wasn’t his original goal.

He studied Elizabethan drama at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. and wanted to write and teach. After finding out that didn’t pay very much he got a job at the Bank of New York. But while working in the bank, he saw a sign advertising jobs for programmers that paid more than he was currently making.

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Full Name: John Cahill
Age: 69
Occupation: retired from technology for hotels
Favorite food: Leg of lamb
Favorite pastime: Reading about history
Family: Wife- Alieen; Children- Mary, John, Aileen, Paul, Margaret, Denis; and 17 grandchildren
Pets: Golden Labrador named Dixie
Residence: State Road
Born in: New York City (Manhattan)
Interesting Fact: Traveled to 77 countries
Church: St. Stephen Catholic Church
Read more: Elkin Tribune – Tribune Tribute John Cahill

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1964.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cahill, John [MC1964]

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2012-Feb-17

MEMAIL: Update on the fundraiser for Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

Update on the fundraiser for Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]

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Just giving you a quick update, Hampton Rotary golf outing is coming along well for Tierney Veliz, we had someone donate $2000.00 dollars to our cause and we passed that along to her last week. When I get the brochures printed up, we have a sports writer from the Star Ledger and a big time business man as honorary chair person, can I have a mailing address to send the brochure to any maybe some how you can spread the word to alumina, our goal is at least $20,000 or in like donations such as computers, ramps to make Tierney’s life easier. She is doing well, looks great and has the heart of a lion, hopefully soon a van to drive and going for her masters in the near future. She is a waking miracle, never seen anything like it, be well,

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thanks again,
Jude DiGidio

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[JR: Hope everyone has their checkbooks ready.]

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2012-Feb-18

JHQ: Author Junot Díaz on 2/29 1700

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/acclaimed-authors-visit-manhattan-college

Acclaimed Authors To Visit Manhattan College
Posted on February 16, 2012

The Manhattan College English department and the school of arts are launching the fourth semester of the Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), beginning with acclaimed author Junot Díaz on Feb. 29 at 5 p.m.

Designed to engage and expose students to modern literature, M.A.R.S. has brought a variety of writers to campus for readings and book signings, including Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad; Rick Moody, award-winning novelist; and Tina Chang, the poet laureate of Brooklyn.

The school of arts, in conjunction with student government, Manhattan Magazine and the modern foreign languages department, is proud to welcome Díaz, the first Latino writer in the M.A.R.S. program.

Author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Díaz won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Dayton Literacy Peace Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), Pushcart Prize XXII and The O’Henry Prize Stories (2009). He is currently fiction editor at the Boston Review and the Rudge & Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Entertainment Weekly has described The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao as, “Terrific … Narrated in high-energy Spanglish, the book is packed with wide-ranging cultural references — to Dune, Julia Alvarez, The Sound of Music — as well as erudite and hilarious footnotes on Caribbean history. It is a joy to read, and every bit as exhilarating to reread.”

Following Díaz, Emma Straub, author of Other People We Married and the forthcoming Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, will visit campus on April 2. Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of Late Wife, will finish off the spring 2012 series on April 19.

All of the M.A.R.S. events are open to the public and will be held on campus in Hayden Hall, room 100. In addition, the April 2 and 19 events will start at 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the M.A.R.S. series at Manhattan College, contact Adam Koehler, assistant professor of English, by email at adam.koehler@manhattan.edu or phone (718) 862-7546 or David Eye, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, by email at david.eye@manhattan.edu or phone (718) 862-7921.

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2012-Feb-18

JLINKEDIN: Yurcisin, Michael [MC2012] interested in sales

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

Yurcisin, Michael [MC2012]
College senior looking to gain experience in sales
especially relating to gov’t agencies.
Cashier, dairy/grocery clerk at Stop & Shop (Five years to date)
Bronx, New York
Government Relations

Summary: From my choice of electives and roles in my part time job, I like to consider myself someone who is capable of wearing many hats, and wearing them well. I have a broad set of interests that allows me to connect with many different people from my peers at Manhattan College to residents of Kingsbridge in the Bronx that I have met through my part time job. I am always focused on making my customers happy and solving their problems for them rather than with them but I also excel when working on group projects or discussions where I have an excellent ability to bring out the best in others as well as myself. I am, above all, a team player focused on results whatever they may be. Because of the post 2008 job market, I plan to cast a wide net and am willing to adapt to many different roles. I would certainly be an asset to any company looking for these qualities.

Specialties: I am an avid fan of music, especially local bands. Some of my best friends in high school were musicians and although I am not one myself I always enjoyed playing any role I could like band manager or just helping move equipment.

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[JR: Anyone, who can be a cashier for five years, certainly impresses me.]

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2012-Feb-18

JNEWS: Collins, James [MC1969] Collaborative approaches to scientific study

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/asu-cet020812.php

Public release date: 17-Feb-2012
Contact: Margaret Coulombe
margaret.coulombe@asu.edu
480-727-8934
Arizona State University

Collaboration: Expanding the very model of a modern major scientist

The traditional seas of scientific practice were once commanded by solitary captains in disciplinary ships. However, the nature of scientific practice has changed significantly in the 21st century. Collaborations now draw singular H.M.S. Pinafores into interdisciplinary armadas armed to address complex, cross-cutting problems in health, energy, agriculture, education and conservation.

So how does an agency, a foundation, a policy maker or an institution judge individual contribution in this rising tide of collaborative efforts? And should existing evaluation tools still in fact be centered on traditional individual reward mechanisms?

Arizona State University scientist James Collins examines how the transformation in scientific practice affects the business of how science is done in his opening talk for the AAAS Symposium “Successful interdisciplinary collaboration: Insights from practice and theory” from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.

“Thinking about the goals of science and how interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches can help to achieve them is an important challenge to the standard independent investigator model of scientific practice,” says Collins, who is the Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment in ASU’s School of Life Sciences. “These talks will address the broader implications of such transformations, not only for scientists but for educators, funding agencies and foundations, science policy makers, and the broader public, and strategies for increasing the rewards of shared knowledge production.”

In addition to Collins, five speakers address the implications of collaborative approaches to scientific study, from the need for organizational restructuring and the sociological underpinnings of interdisciplinary synthesis, to the impacts of differing values and goals and lessons learned through existing cooperative research centers and the “Sea Around Us” project.

Symposium speakers include Collins, Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia); Irwin Feller (AAAS); Stephanie Pfirman (Barnard College), Michele Lamont (Harvard University), Denis Gray (North Carolina State University). The session was organized by Melanie Roberts and Edward Derrick with AAAS Science and Policy Programs, who is moderator.

“The challenge going forward is creating environments for individuals and institutions that foster interdisciplinary innovation within cultures adapted to reward disciplinary excellence,” says Collins. “One outcome of this session would be examples of what makes for successful collaborations and how we might use such things as electronic communication and information resources to tackle the complex problems of the 21st century on a global scale through international, interdisciplinary efforts.”

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Professor James Collins joined the School of Life Sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1975. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of AAAS, Ecological Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Scientific Research Society of North America (Sigma Xi), American Society of Naturalists, Association for Women in Science, American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. He received his B.S. from Manhattan College in 1969 and his Ph.D. from The University of Michigan in 1975 and joined Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences in 1975. He has been a member and chair of the Advisory Committee to NSF’s Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, a member of the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education, a cross-directorate committee reporting to NSF’s assistant director for Geological Sciences and served as NSF’s assistant director for Biological Sciences from 2005-2009. At ASU, Collins was founding director of ASU’s Undergraduate Biology Enrichment Program funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and served as co-director of ASU’s Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) programs funded by NSF and National Institutes of Health respectively.

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2012-Feb-13

Comment on: “JTWITTER: Ragusa, Michelle [MC2004] returns”

by Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty)

MC 2004

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[JR: Yup, but scooped by Mike. McEneney, Mike (MC1953) <Insert funny joke about age and old Jaspers.> He works hard to keep his job. Unlike the CIC! No one wants this job. LOL!]

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2012-Feb-13

Comment on: “JNEWS: Sciara, Paul [MC1992] doing City”

Dear John,

This is Paul. Mike is correct, ’92. Thank you for posting this. First time on this site. Well done! Contact us on our website, facebook or twitter pages (www.cityislandbeer.com, http://www.facebook.com/cityislandbeer, http://www.twitter.com/cityislandbeer)

Thank you again!
Paul

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[JR: Ahh, you’re more than welcome. Trying to con my “older” friend into a road trip. (Yes, I do have three friends — OLDEST, OLDER, and just plan old OLD.)]

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2012-Feb-18

ENDNOTE: Big Gooferment’s cheerleaders

http://www.mrc.org/realitycheck/realitycheck/2012/20120203063403.aspx

Media Go to Bat for Abortion Giant, Ignore Catholics vs. Obama Controversy
Study: 76% of Sound Bites Favored Planned Parenthood Over Komen
By: Matthew Balan
Friday, February 03, 2012 6:35 PM EST

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When the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the U.S.’s largest breast cancer charity, announced on February 1 that it would no longer be donating to Planned Parenthood, the Big Three networks — ABC, CBS, NBC — rushed to the defense of the left-wing organization, which is the largest abortion conglomerate in the United States. Over the course of about 60 hours, ABC, CBS, and NBC emphasized the controversy with a whopping 13 morning and evening news stories. The soundbite count was loaded: 76 percent of the quotes came from supporters of Planned Parenthood (35 in total). Only 11 clips or statements came from Komen representatives or new allies.

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On ABC’s World News on February 2, Shipman concluded that the apparent outrage at the breast cancer charity “shows the passion in this country among women on the issue of women’s health care- access to services. I think we’re going to hear a lot more of that over this campaign year.”

In their coverage of the Komen vs. Planned Parenthood dispute, the Big Three clearly showed that they were willing to rush to the defense of the abortion giant over a few hundred thousands dollars in grant money. But when the Obama administration handed down a policy that clearly violates the consciences and the religious beliefs of Catholic institutions across the country, the networks barely raised a peep.

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There are two take aways imho from this.

* The Main Stream Media is the propaganda arm of the “Secular Progressives”. So, watch for the bias incoming.

* Pro-life is NEVER going to get fair treatment in the media or in the Democratic Party. Find a D who’s pro-life?

So regardless of where you come down on the issue, almost any issue, you should be concerned by the polarization and the fight for control of “the levers of government”.

Remember FDR and the Amendment to limit Presidential terms? The R’s pushed it to keep from ever getting another four term D. Guess who was the first Prez term-limited? You, an R! Ike.

So, even if “your side” has the controls now, you should be ABSOLUTELY opposed to increasing the power of the Gooferment. Why you ask? Because “your side” is not always going to be in control. DO you really want the “other side” to have the power. Whatever that power is.

The Dead Old White Guys were fearful of Gooferment, having just fought a revolution, having too much power. Have we forgotten it.

Kill anyone, even American citizens, without due process, to “fight the war on terror”? Don’t be surprised if that’s turned on you someday. Can’t happen here? Remember the Japanese America Internment, Waco, Ruby Ridge, the Philadelpia AIM fire?

Argh!

Fight the duopoly on EVERYTHING they want to do. Because eventually it’ll be done to you.

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