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Update on recent activities and accomplishments at Manhattanville College:
Curriculum and Co-Curriculum:
- Recently a historic meeting took place among representatives of Manhattanville College, Maryville University (St. Louis, MO) and Roehampton University (London, UK). Representatives of these three institutions, which trace their roots to the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, met to discuss a new partnership to strengthen their shared foundational commitments to social justice, civic engagement, and global citizenship through exchanges of students and faculty, joint curricular and co-curricular programming. The first symposium as part of the Duchesne Alliance will be held in Roehampton University this summer.
- On November 16, 2010, the United States House of Representatives voted to declare the week of April 11, 2011 as Undergraduate Research Week. Manhattanville joined the Council on Undergraduate Research this year, and faculty members have developed opportunities for our students to engage in meaningful research activities. On April 13th students will showcase their undergraduate research projects at our inaugural Undergraduate Research Fair.
- At the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition, the preeminent intercollegiate mathematics competition in North America, if not in the world, Manhattanville College was represented by a team composed of Quan Hoang, Long Mai, and Devin Kapper, who finished sixty first (61st). Mr. Hoang and Mr. Mai placed in the top 8% of all those who wrote the exam and Mr. Kapper in the top half. Schools they beat will give you an idea of the splendor of this accomplishment: all the SUNY schools except Stony Brook, the three U. S. service academies, Amherst, Bard, Boston College, Bryn Mawr, Bucknell, Dartmouth, Emory, Franklin and Marshall, Georgetown, Kenyon, Lehigh, Macalester, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Oberlin, Penn State, Reed College, Skidmore, Smith, Swarthmore, Tufts, Tulane, and Wellesley.
- Jada Wilson, '14, will intern with the Clinton Foundation this summer, an honor indeed, for which she competed nationally.
- Elizabeth Adams, '13, will intern with Samuel Goldwyn Films, Development and Acquisitions Department, in Los Angeles this summer.
- Students and alumni have begun receiving admissions notices to graduate schools. Tiffany Nicole White ('11), has received funding and admission to the graduate program in Divinity at Yale., Petra Majdak '07 will be accepting an offer to the MD/Ph.D. Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Marlen Gonzalez ,'08, has been accepted to the University of Virginia to earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and Sawsan Samara '04, and Sekai Ndemanga '08,will attend Oxford University in the fall. Others await news on admissions to various graduate programs.
Facilities and Space
- Renovations in the Berman Center are now complete, and Student activities has moved to renovated spaces; students and staff are excited about this as we get one step closer to transforming the Center into a campus living room.
- The Task Force on Dorm and classroom renovations interviewed several Owners' Representatives and will recommend one to me shortly.
Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement and Baccalaureate 2011 speakers. All will receive Honorary Doctorates:
- Undergraduate Commencement:
Ambassador Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, '74
Ambassador Welters has served as the United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago since her appointment in 2009 by President Obama. Before her appointment as ambassador, she spent nearly thirty years in civic organizations aimed at expanding educational, career, and cultural opportunities for people around the world, with a focus on assisting underprivileged youth.
- Graduate Commencement:
Dr. Anthony Davidson, incoming Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies
After fifteen years of teaching and developing curricula at major universities in the New York area, Dr. Davidson became Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He was subsequently asked to become the founding Dean of the Division in Business. He has spent the past 25 years leading organizations and managing key initiatives across a wide range of industries.
- Baccalaureate and Honors Convocation:
Dr. Paul O'Prey, Vice-Chancellor of Roehampton University (London, UK)
Professor O'Prey took up his post as Vice-Chancellor in 2004. He was formerly Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Bristol, and played a major role in the development and implementation of academic strategy at Bristol, in both research and education. Dr. O'Prey as VC of Roehampton University is a signatory along with Manhattanville College and Maryville University, of the Duchesne Alliance, the first of several Global Portals that Manhattanville will initiate in future.