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Adelphi University Magazine
“Joining Forces for a Better World”: That’s the feature story in this year’s Adelphi University Magazine. We take an up-close look at how Adelphi partnerships are making an extraordinary impact on our world. See how Bharat Bhisé, MBA ’78, is giving back by establishing the Bhisé Global Learning Experience that brought eight students on a life-changing journey to India. Our Women’s Leadership Conference—which broke attendance records in 2023—continues to empower and inspire women in their careers and in their personal lives. We look back on the work of two retiring faculty members, Jacques Barber, PhD, former dean of the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, and Nicholas Petron, MA ’70, former professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, and the profound impact they’ve had on students and alumni during their years at Adelphi.
After 12 years of leadership, groundbreaking research and numerous academic publications and awards, the dean of the Adelphi Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology is stepping down. Please join us in celebrating his extraordinary accomplishments.
I have been slowly sharing the news of Nick Petron, MA ’70’s retirement after 50 years at Adelphi, the first 10 as professor and director and approximately 30 as chair of the Department of Theatre. Once they get over their surprise, many acknowledged that “it’s the end of an era.” Nick was my instructor and…
Bharat Bhisé, MBA ’78, believes Adelphi students should have global exposure to other countries, cultures and economies—and he funded an all-expenses-paid study tour to India to prove it. Meet the students who benefited from this extraordinary inaugural trip.
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, three Adelphi alumni—international students Aleksandar Aleksiev ’11, Gabriel Hardy-Françon ’14, and Camille Pajor ’09, MBA ’16—quickly decided they couldn’t stay on the sidelines. All three made humanitarian trips to the border—and inside Ukraine—to bring aid and to help refugees escape and get resettled away from the war zone.…
Chuck D ’84, ’13 (Hon.), who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Adelphi, is rediscovering his college roots as an illustrator. The hip-hop pioneer is releasing his first fine art book this month, Livin’ Loud. An homage to legendary musicians in hip-hop, rap and rock, it features more than 250 of his works.
The next event in the Great Minds, Great Conversations series—"Sprinting Toward Success With Two Legendary Adelphi Olympians"—will feature Olympians and Adelphi track alumni June Griffith Collison '81, MBA '84, and Dennis Collison '80.
Just two days before Thanksgiving last fall, The Kelly Clarkson Show announced to the world that The Fairview School Choir from P.S. 14, a Queens, New York, elementary school, had been named the 2022 NBC Star Choir. That meant that a couple of weeks later, the students, dressed in festive red and green, were singing and…
Organized by two Adelphi Department of Mathematics and Computer Science assistant professors, the inaugural session of the Adelphi Summer Institute in Mathematical Epidemiology gave Long Island high school students an opportunity to conduct original research projects in mathematical epidemiology that focused on COVID-19 and cancer.
Fully online, intensive seven-and-a-half-week courses in liberal studies and business offer adult learners a flexible, quality option designed to work around their busy lives.
Melanie Bush, PhD, professor of sociology and an expert in teaching methods around the globe, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award. During her three-year tenure, she will develop new insights into the ways we can make education more just and equitable for all.
Little America, an acclaimed anthology series on Apple TV+, is inspired by the true stories of U.S. immigrants. All eight episodes will become available on December 9 on Apple TV+. And the third episode, “The 9th Caller,” is about a young Sri Lankan woman who is played by Isuri Wijesundara ’18. Like the title character, Wijesundara…
For David Machlis, PhD, an associate professor of finance and economics at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business and inaugural recipient of Adelphi President's Humanitarian Award, “fighting hatred is a team game and can't be done alone." As a national leader in this fight, he is piloting an exciting new program that will bring Adelphi's Black and Jewish students together to make a difference in the world.
Sarafina Bush ’12 majored in French and minored in dance at Adelphi, but she found her true calling designing costumes for student productions performed in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. That path took her to New York City, where she worked in costume design and productions such as Pass Over and MJ the Musical. Now she’s been nominated for a…
New Program for Students Returning to College
If you left college three or more years ago without finishing your degree, the Finish Line Program at Adelphi will help you be readmitted. You can earn your degree quickly and economically, with our convenient online, evening and weekend classes.
Awards and Accolades
With roots that stretch back to the 1860s, Adelphi University has been transforming lives with our unique approach to learning for more than 150 years. Throughout the decades, we’ve welcomed students from around the globe, expanded our academic offerings and geographic reach, and celebrated significant milestones in diversity, rankings, and successful outcomes.
Adelphi celebrated three Fulbright Scholars last year from our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral classes. This year, three Adelphi faculty have earned Fulbright honors—and one will become a prestigious Fulbright Program Adviser through the Fulbright Development Initiative.
When Deborah Hunt, PhD '12, learned that patient errors are on the rise despite years of new protocols, the dean of the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health decided to provide best practices for all healthcare workers.
Adelphi’s annual Scholarship and Creative Works Conference, better known as Research Day, celebrated its 20th anniversary with undergraduates and graduate students presenting their work in each of our Core Four areas of focus: arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, health and wellness, and the business and education professions.
In Adelphi’s first general education redesign in decades, faculty have reimagined the general education curriculum to be a pathway for self-discovery. Each step on the PATH helps students explore their strengths, engage with the world and embrace their career potential.
The latest research on how sauropod dinosaurs reached their massive sizes, authored by Michael D’Emic, PhD, associate professor of biology, has overturned decades of thinking on the topic. His groundbreaking research has been covered globally and will appear in Scientific American in September.