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Manhattanville College Announces Commencement 2013 Speakers

Manhattanville College is pleased to announce Dina Temple-Raston as its keynote speaker for the College's 172nd Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, David C. Berliner as Graduate Commencement speaker, and Marlene Sallo'86 as Baccalaureate and Honors Convocation speaker.


Commencement D Raston 175x247Manhattanville College is pleased to announce Dina Temple-Raston as its keynote speaker for the College's 172nd Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday, May 18, 2013 beginning at 11:00 am on the main campus quad.

Adding to the coverage of NPR's national security team, Temple-Raston reports about counterterrorism at home and abroad for NPR News. Her reporting can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines.

A long-time foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, Temple-Raston opened Bloomberg's Shanghai and Hong Kong offices working for both Bloomberg's financial wire and radio operations. She also served as Bloomberg News' White House correspondent during both Clinton administrations and covered financial markets and economics for both USA Today and CNNfn.

Along with her background in journalism and news reporting Temple-Raston is also an award-winning author. Her first book, A Death in Texas, won the Barnes' and Noble Discover Award and was chosen as one of the Washington Post's Best Books of 2002. Her second book, Justice on the Grass on the role Radio Mille Collines played in fomenting the Rwandan genocide, was a Foreign Affairs magazine bestseller. Her two other books, In Defense of Our America and The Jihad Next Door are related to civil liberties and national security.


Commencement D Berliner 175x247David C. Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University , will speak as the 2013 Graduate Commencement. He is a member of the National Academy of Education (NEA), the International Education Academy (IEA), a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is the recipient of awards for distinguished contributions from APA, AERA, and the National Education Association (NEA).

Dr. Berliner is co-author of the best seller The Manufactured Crisis, co-author of Putting Research to Work, and co-author of six editions of the textbook Educational Psychology. He is also co-editor of the first Handbook of Educational Psychology and the books Talks to Teachers, and Perspectives on Instructional Time. His newest book, Collateral Damage, is about the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing. Dr. Berliner has also authored more than 200 published articles, technical reports, and book chapters.

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Marlene Sallo,'86, Special Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will address the Baccalaureate and Honors convocation on May 17, 2013. Sallo joined the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011. In her current role, she assists the Chairman, who makes recommendations directly to the Oval Office when civil rights infractions have occurred at the various cabinet level departments of government.

Sallo came to the Commission from the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, where she had been a Juvenile Justice Policy Fellow since 2010, advocating for the reform of juvenile justice systems. She has been a member of the American Bar Association's Commission (ABA) on Youth at Risk since 2010.

An active member of the ABA's Litigation Committee, she serves as the website editor and was named one of the Outstanding Subcommittee Chairs for the ABA Litigation Section for 2009-2010. She is a past member of the Florida Bar's Standing Committee for the Legal Needs of Children.