Manhattanville College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, located in Purchase, New York. Founded in 1841 at 412 Houston Street in Manhattan, it was known initially as Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. Manhattanville's mission is to "educate students to become ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community". The school moved to its current location in Purchase, New York in 1952.Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students attend Manhattanville. Manhattanville students come from 76 countries and 48 states. In accordance with the college's Portfolio System, which is the nation's oldest such system, undergraduate candidates must present: a freshman year assessment essay, a study plan outlining all course work counted toward the degree, a program evaluation essay giving both a rationale for course choices and an evaluation of the course, and specific examples of work in writing and research.The architectural and administrative centerpiece of the Manhattanville campus, Reid Hall is named after Whitelaw Reid, owner of the New York Tribune. On either side of Reid Hall stand academic buildings on one side and on the other residence halls around a central quad designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park. The Manhattanville community regards the central quad and buildings as representing the academic vision of the college’s commitment to integrated learning and centered strengths. Other historic buildings include Lady Chapel, the President’s Cottage known as the Barbara Debs House, the old Stables, and Water Tower. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 20, 2016
Madelyn Ricciardi, Associate Real Estate Broker, Houlihan Lawrence, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ms. Ricciardi has been chosen as a Distinguished Real Estate Professional™ based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Ms. Ricciardi outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After graduating from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York with a Bachelor of Music Education, Ms. Ricciardi spent many years as an educator. She is a Certified Buyer Agent, a Certified Relocation Agent, and a Historic Homes Marketing Specialist. She is also taking continuing education courses in Environmental Issues. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, Ms. Ricciardi brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry, and in particular, to her area of expertise, the real estate market of the Westchester communities of Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Croton-on-Hudson and Heritage Hills. When asked why she decided to pursue a career in real estate, Ms. Ricciardi said: "Years of teaching showed me how wonderful it is to work with people. I also developed the ability to listen and learn during these years. I wanted to work in a profession that was more results oriented and I knew I could parlay the skills I developed as an educator into successful real estate transactions." This dedication to serving the needs of her community has allowed Ms. Ricciardi to become one of the most trusted real estate professionals in Westchester County, as well as one of the area's top producing agents. She has six times been named a Top Scoring Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine and has also received the Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sales awards from the Westchester County Board of Realtors, who have named her to their prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Club. As a thought-leader in her industry, Ms. Ricciardi keeps a close watch of prevailing trends in the area. With a firm understanding of the different factors that impact a given locality's market, she offers clients a unique perspective when pursuing their real estate goals. She noted: "The current global, regional, and local economic data influences the real estate market immediately and filters down to both buyers and sellers. My years of real estate experience gives my clients a cutting edge advantage on either side of the transaction." Ms. Ricciardi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, Westchester County Board of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, and the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Beyond her career as a Real Estate Broker, Ms. Ricciardi is also a dedicated member of her community. She currently serves on the Board of the Ossining Children's Center and was an active member of the Interracial Women’s Leadership Council, the Junior League of Northern Westchester as well as her local Women's Choral Group, The Hudson Bells. The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Madelyn Ricciardi. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
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Baur B.,Manhattanville College |
Quader S.,University of Connecticut |
Huang C.-H.,University of Connecticut
Briefings in Bioinformatics | Year: 2012
Network motifs are statistically overrepresented sub-structures (sub-graphs) in a network, and have been recognized as 'the simple building blocks of complex networks'. Study of biological network motifs may reveal answers to many important biological questions. The main difficulty in detecting larger network motifs in biological networks lies in the facts that the number of possible sub-graphs increases exponentially with the network or motif size (node counts, in general), and that no known polynomial-time algorithm exists in deciding if two graphs are topologically equivalent. This article discusses the biological significance of network motifs, the motivation behind solving the motif-finding problem, and strategies to solve the various aspects of this problem. A simple classification scheme is designed to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of several existing algorithms. Experimental results derived from a few comparative studies in the literature are discussed, with conclusions that lead to future research directions. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Author, educator and children's education advocate Rosella Calauti believes social literacy is a key skill in the context of the 21st century. Aiming to equip the younger generation with this modern world survival skill, she puts together "Friends" (published by AuthorHouse), an exquisitely woven tale of friendship that inspires young readers to nurture their social selves and build healthy, well-rounded relationships in the real world. "Friends" is specifically designed for tots 2 to 5 years old. During these formative years, the child experiences rapid growth and development and “Friends” supports the development of skills necessary for the establishment of a strong social ground as they strive to become independent. The book encourages young children to feel secure as they develop, and experience their first encounters of making friends, while they explore the world and continue to become individuals. It is ideal for teachers, parents and caregivers who wish to discuss how to share and play cooperatively. In addition to the topic of building friendships, the book also helps develop recognition of words that are opposites and introduces adverbs (here, there, and everywhere) as part of its educational aspect. It seeks to motivate children to inquire about friendships, relate to them, and suggests places to find friends, while strengthening reading and writing skills. An inspiring and educational book, "Friends" opens a whole world of new possibilities for children everywhere. This book has been awarded with the Purple Dragonfly Book Award, an award recognizing excellence in children’s literature given by Five Star Publications. About the Author Rosella Calauti, author and career changer, found her niche as a teacher. She completed a Master’s Degree in Art Education at Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) and a second Master’s in Humanistic and Multi-Cultural Education at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY). She has two NY Teacher Certifications. Calauti is now dedicated to helping children, especially those in the Hudson Valley where she has worked for over 10 years. AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.
News Article | November 25, 2016
MONROE, NY, November 25, 2016-- John A. Fontana has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Widely regarded for his skill as an employee benefits specialist, Mr. Fontana has served as the president of The Fontana Group, LLC, for more than 17 years. He began his career upon graduating from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1977. Throughout the next two decades, he served a variety of New York-based companies, including Bankers Trust Company, Fidata Corporation, New York Power Authority, Random House, Inc., Polygram Holdings, Inc., Price-Waterhouse Coopers, George Buck Actuaries, and Sperry Corporation. During this time, Mr. Fontana gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in operations, employee benefits, employee plan development, pension plan analysis and retirement plan analysis. Mr. Fontana received an MBA in accounting from Fordham University in 1984. He proceeded to use his knowledge to educate others, and was an adjunct professor with Manhattanville College. In his position, Mr. Fontana taught finance and economics in an effort to guide students who wish to pursue a similar area of focus in their careers.Deeply dedicated to his community, Mr. Fontana has held positions in various civic organizations. He was previously involved with the Monroe Democratic Committee as a member of the board of directors from 1985 to 1987, and used his position on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Benefits Committee to work with members of Congress on the issue of social security finance. In addition, he was a captain of United Way in New York City between 1992 and 1999, as well as a team manager of M-W Little League for three years. His current affiliations include the New York City Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Orange County Partnership, as well as the Mid-Hudson Valley Society of Human Resources Management, where he is the president-elect and contact advocate. A talented musician, Mr. Fontana has been a member of numerous Christian rock bands including Voice of Praise and Sunrise, since 2000. He has performed at the Church of the Sacred Heart for nearly three decades. Mr. Fontana is also a member of the Westchester Fencers Club.In recognition of his academic prowess and business acumen, Mr. Fontana has been featured in a wide variety of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World. Furthermore, he has been included in the 28th through 37th editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, which were published between 1993 and 2009.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | December 13, 2016
Hospice of Westchester (HOW) recently hosted its annual “Tree of Life” Reception at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y. Over the last few months, community members were invited to make a donation to HOW through the purchase of a gold star in memory or in honor of a loved one. During the event, which took place on December 7, guests and sponsors shared in the celebration of life by placing the personalized gold stars on the “Tree of Life.” The evening featured holiday entertainment provided by Manhattanville College’s elite pop vocal group, The Quintessentials. “Our ‘Tree of Life’ reception presents an opportunity for us to come together with members of the community to foster a sense of family and love at a very special time of year,” said Mary K. Spengler, MS, chief executive officer of HOW. “The holidays can be difficult for families that have recently lost loved ones or have a family member diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and it is my hope that the event was able to bring them comfort.” The Grand Sponsor of the event was Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. Sponsors included AliGraphics; Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean, Prato & Sastow PLLC; Co-Communications, Inc.; Cuddy & Feder LLP; The Hilton Westchester; James P. O’Toole Consulting; The Kensico Cemetery; PKF O’Connor Davies; Polchinski Memorials, Inc.; Ross Mailing Services, Inc.; and Patricia & Charles Trainor. All proceeds from the event will benefit HOW’s mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200 in White Plains. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call 914-682-1484. About Hospice of Westchester: Hospice of Westchester (HOW) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients diagnosed with any serious or life-limiting illness and gives support to their families and loved ones. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484. For the latest news and updates, find HOW on Facebook.
Todd N.E.,Manhattanville College
Anatomical Record | Year: 2010
Few osteological descriptions of the extant elephants and no detailed morphological comparison of the two genera, Elephas and Loxodonta, have been done in recent years. In this study, 786 specimens of extant elephants (crania, mandibles, and molars) were examined for characters unique to each species. Differences between sexes in each species were described, as well as differences between subspecies of each species. Striking differences in morphology were noted between sexes of both elephants and between subspecies, which may complement current genetic studies, the focus of which is to determine division at the subspecies or species level, particularly differences between the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) and the forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis). In addition, examination of the two living elephants provides an excellent dataset for identifying phylogenetic characters for use in examining evolutionary relationships within and between fossil lineages of elephantids. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Todd N.E.,Manhattanville College
Anatomical Record | Year: 2010
In 1973, Vincent Maglio published a seminal monograph on the evolution of the Elephantidae, in which he revised and condensed the 100+ species named by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1931. Michel Beden further revised the African Elephantidae in 1979, but little systematic work has been done on the family since this publication. With addition of new specimens and species and revisions of chronology, a new analysis of the phylogeny and systematics of this family is warranted. A new, descriptive character dataset was generated from studies of modern elephants for use with fossil species. Parallel evolution in cranial and dental characters in all three lineages of elephants creates homoplastic noise in cladistic analysis, but new inferences about evolutionary relationships are possible. In this analysis, early Loxodonta and early African Mammuthus are virtually indistinguishable in dental morphology. The Elephas lineage is not monophyletic, and results from this analysis suggest multiple migration events out of Africa into Eurasia, and possibly back into Africa. New insight into the origin of the three lineages is also proposed, with Stegotetrabelodon leading to the Mammuthus lineage, and Primelephas as the ancestor of Loxodonta and Elephas. These new results suggest a much more complex picture of elephantid origins, evolution, and paleogeography. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Fellowship | Program: | Phase: IRFP | Award Amount: 159.22K | Year: 2013
The International Research Fellowship Program enables U.S. scientists and engineers to conduct nine to twenty-four months of research abroad. The programs awards provide opportunities for joint research, and the use of unique or complementary facilities, expertise and experimental conditions abroad.
This award will support a 24-month fellowship for Dr. Christopher Pappas from Manhattanville College located in Purchase, New York, to work with Dr. Mathieu Picardeau within the Biology of Spirochetes Unit at the Institut Pasteur located in Paris, France.
To aid in the physiologic study of the genus Leptospira, the investigators are developing an inducible system which will be used to engineer conditional mutants of essential genes in Leptospira spp.. Further, the investigators are exploring in detail the phenotypes of previously identified transposon mutants created using the Himar1 mariner transposon system which has previously been developed within the host laboratory.
Leptospirosis is an emerging infectious disease caused by the genus Leptospira. It is a zoonotic infection which is maintained within a mammalian reservoir. Transmission to humans can lead to severe disease manifestations, which results in fatality in over 10% of cases worldwide. The proposed projects will aid in the characterization of the physiological aspects of Leptospira spp. and thus allow greater understanding of the biology of leptospires.
Further, this fellowship aids the study of leptospires to transcend national borders. The fellowship creates an international collaboration between Dr. Christopher Pappas of Manhattanville College and Dr. Mathieu Picardeau and other colleagues at the Institut Pasteur; a facility focused on the advancement of biological sciences and public health comprised of researchers who collaborate at the international level.
Manhattanville College | Date: 2016-03-08
Manhattanville College | Date: 2016-03-08
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