A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty & Staff in the News

Study questions treatment of ‘stage zero’ breast cancer
August 21, 2015 | News 12 Long Island

Heather Edmonson, program supervisor and Gwen Harrison, a breast cancer survivor were interviewed in regards to the New York Times article on a new study that raises questions about the effectiveness of treating early “stage zero” breast cancer.

For Survivors of Cancer, Finding Love Involves an Extra Hurdle
August 21, 2015 | Cure

Adelphi’s counseling and education coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline Erin Nau speaks about the challenges of dating when you have cancer. She encourages people who are battling cancer to keep their head up, explore their options and focus on the positives when searching for a lasting relationship.

College bound? On-campus yoga gets high marks
August 21, 2015 | Cure

Adelphi Adjunct and alumna Constance McKnight on teaching yoga and the positive impact it has on university life for students. McKnight is gearing up to teach her two-credit, two-semester yoga class in her ninth year focusing on meditation, Savasana, visualizing, focusing, centering, self-awareness, mantras and affirmations.

Gustavson Column: After 38 years, Marty Garrell is still loving the outdoors
August 22, 2015 | The Suffolk Times

Adelphi’s Physics Professor Marty Garrell has been commuting from Churubusco to Long Island, a 16-hour round-trip, every week for the past 25 years. To date, he has dedicated 38 years to writing his “North Fork Outdoors” column. The column is focused on Garrell’s passion for nature and he is not stopping anytime soon.

What We Wear to Meet the Water
August 25, 2015 | Project MUSE

Adelphi Associate Professor Jacqueline Jones LaMon’s poem, “What We Wear to Meet the Water” is featured on Project Muse.

8 Tips for Surviving the Stock Market’s Record Drop
August 26, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

Clinical Professor and Senior Executive in Residence Michael Driscoll explains why panicking in the worst move that investors can make during a crash and why they tend to put back on their “game faces” after labor day. 

My personal experiences as a professor on the autism spectrum
August 26, 2015 | Autism Speaks

Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore on his newly released book titled College for students with disabilities: We Do Belong. Shore’s new book includes advice for college-bound students with autism and other disabilities and support for professionals who are facing the challenges with them.

Don’t panic! Context is key to understanding latest market mayhem
August 27, 2015 | The Guardian

Clinical Professor and Senior Executive in Residence Michael Driscoll explains why the stock market takes dips in August due to managers not making quick minute to minute decisions and waiting until September to make decisions on whether to sell or not.

University in the News

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program Receives Grant from Long Island 2-Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer
August 24, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program has received a grant for $25,000. The grant will be used to assist the breast cancer program with its Sisters United in Health program that educates and provides support for underserved women.

Noted Breast Cancer Activist, Breast Cancer Survivors to Speak at Breast Cancer Hotline 35th Anniversary Celebration
August 26, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program’s Celebration of Survivorship announced for Tuesday, October 13 at the Ruth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom. Frances M. Visco, JD, founder and president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition will be the keynote speaker at the event.  State Senator Kemp Hannon and public relations consultant Lyn Dobrin will be honored as well.

Adelphi U Budget-Neutral Cogen Plant To Reduce Annual Energy Bill by $1.6 Million
August 27, 2015 | Campus Technology

Adelphi University is working on a major facilities project that will save the institution $1.6 million annually on energy. This will include the installation of a 1.99 mega-watt heat and power plant, an upgrade of the ventilation system in the science building and a replacement of the legacy boilers. This upgrade will lead Adelphi to have a smaller carbon footprint and a modern energy infrastructure for years to come.  

Alumni in the News

Larson Legacy Concert Series: Sam Willmott
August 22, 2015 |

Composer-lyricist Sam Willmott, winner of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant, 2015 Kleban Prize and the  2012 Fred Ebb Award,  and a crew of incredible performers will be staring in The Larson Legacy Concert Series at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) starting on October 4, 2015.    

‘We’re At The Tip Of The Iceberg Here’: Q&A With CityFunder’s David Behin On NYC Real Estate Crowdfunding
August 25, 2015 | Crowdfund Insider

Adelphi alumnus and co-founder and CEO of CityFunders, David Behin, answered questions about real estate crowdfunding, the success of CityFunders and an upcoming investment deal for a new development project in Queens, NY.   

SUNY Old Westbury announces Key Appointments in Division of Student Affairs
August 26, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

Gareth Shumack joins SUNY Old Westbury as director of residential life, after having served most recently as assistant director of residential life for Adelphi University. He is also a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, the Long Island Council of Student Personnel Administrators and the American College Personnel Association. Shumack received his M.A. from Adelphi University.

Athletics in the News

Ex-Islander Lauren Leo named head coach of St. John’s women’s tennis program
August 24, 2015 | Staten Island Advance

St. John University announced that alumna, and former Adelphi University tennis coach, Lauren Leo will be returning to her alma mater to become the 15th head women’s tennis coach in program-history. Leo also holds a master’s degree in physical education from Adelphi University.

University Arts in the News

Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Museums Reckon With Recovery
August 19, 2015 | New York Times

Associate Professor Christopher Saucedo’s artwork is featured in The New Orleans Museum of Art’s exhibition “Ten Years Gone”. The exhibition features bodies of work by six artists expressing their views on memorization and ties to New Orleans. Saucedo’s work honors the World Trade Center and the victims of 9/11, and the loss of his younger brother.

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