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Faculty & Staff in the News

Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Soundtracks Series Begins with “What’s the Score?”

August 31, 2015 | New Jersey Stage

Adelphi University’s Associate Professor Christopher Lyndon-Gee will lead a panel discussion on the importance of composers’ original manuscripts to collectors, historians, musicians, musicologists, and, ultimately, fans of classical music at the Princeton Public Library. The panel will additionally include cellist Wendy Sutter and classical music writer and radio personality Ross Amico.

Who’s Who for Professional Women

September 1, 2015 | Long Island Business News

Adelphi University’s President Christine M. Riordan is featured in LIBN for Who’s Who for Professional Women. Dr. Riordan plans to build on Adelphi’s foundation and historic strengths as we distinguish ourselves as a modern metropolitan university, one that other institutions will be inspired by and government, corporations and healthcare and nonprofit organizations will turn to as a strong partner.   

Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business News

September 1, 2015 | Long Island Business 

Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs Maureen H. Leslie will be inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame for Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business awards program. In her role with the University, she has created strategic partnerships and championed the MBA program for physicians to provide them with an in-depth understanding of the world of business and its direct relationship to this rapidly changing industry.

“Working with College Students with ASD: Challenges and Rewards” with Bridges to Adelphi

September 1, 2015 | Something to Talk About

Bridges to Adelphi Assistant Director Diana Damilatis and Supervisor Ehrin McHenry discussed their experiences working with college students on the autism spectrum on Something to Talk About.

My Brother’s Keeper

September 2, 2015 | The Verge

Adelphi University’s Associate Professor Judy Fenster is featured in The Verge article, “My Brother’s Keeper” by Jessie Guy-Ryan whose little brother Zach struggles with addiction. The article focuses on TROSA, a therapeutic community that helps people overcome their addictions though clinical groups, vocational and educational activities, and community meetings.

Getting Their Hands Dirty for the Less Fortunate

September 2, 2015 | Anton Newspapers 

Adelphi Employee Volunteer Day at Bethel Hobbs Community Farm featured in all editions. Since 2011, Adelphi has volunteered at Hobbs Farm and given back to the community to bring awareness to food production and the issue of hunger on Long Island.

How to Build Credit Without Credit Cards 

September 4, 2015 | Yahoo! Finance

Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta explains that having a borrowing history beyond family and friends is important. If you never had a credit card nor took out any loans, then your creditworthiness is undetermined. 

Tips for Traveling with a Special Needs Child

September 4, 2015 | Trekaroo Blog

Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore recommended a list of the day’s itinerary (in picture form if your child can’t read) when traveling with a special needs child. Having the list gives your child a sense of empowerment and not a loss of control over his day.

When Doctors Get Sick: How Much to Share About Mental Illness? 

September 4, 2015 | MedPage Today

Adjunct Deborah Serani shared her depressive disorder during a post-doctoral studies program 15 years ago, after overhearing several colleagues mock their patients. She wants patients to see that by adhering to a treatment plan—as she has done—they can live fulfilling lives.

University in the News

Rice to address new students at Adelphi on Sunday

August 31, 2015 | Newsday

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice is highlighted on the Newsday Spin Cycle Blog. Rice recently spoke at Adelphi University’s matriculation ceremony for the class of 2019 on self-determination, learning to think critically and making your own choices.

Rec Commission and Village Board talk fields, finances and deadlines

August 31, 2015 | Garden City News 

Six students from Adelphi University have been interviewed by Garden City Recreation and Parks Commissioner Kevin Ocker and Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi for internship positions that will help with the town’s Parks and Recreation strategic plan.

New York college gets $13.5m cogeneration lift

August 31, 2015 | Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production

The Adelphi University science building will undergo a massive transformation by 2016 with the completion of a new science lab with a combined heat and power system. The new floor of the building will include new faculty offices and two computer labs to expand resources for students and faculty.

The 50 Most Caffeinated Colleges in The US

September 2, 2015 | Food and Wine

Struggling to stay awake in class? Adelphi University has been named #23 of the most caffeinated college campuses in the United States! GrubHub analyzed over 100 colleges to see which campus are ordering the most caffeine to keep their students energized.

Adelphi to contribute to South Ave. repaving 

September 4, 2015 | Garden City News

A deal was reached between the Village and the University for a contribution to road paving. Adelphi University was happy to partner with the Village to do the project to improve the access to the roadway.

Alumni in the News 

College Radio Watch: Alum Calls for Return of KTRU’s Old FM License to Rice, WRAS Update + More News

August 31, 2015 | Radio Survivor

Jose Fritz at Arcane Radio Trivia delves into the history of college radio at Adelphi University and hip-hop star and alumnus Chuck D and the mobile DJs called Spectrum City.

Screenvision Strengthens Team With New Hires And Promotions In Multiple Departments Across The Company

September 2, 2015 | PR Newswire  

Adelphi alumnus David Ostrander has been promoted to director exhibitor relations at Screenvison, a national cinema advertising leader that is growing its corporate footprint.  

VC-backed bitcoin exchange itBit expands team with two hires

September 2, 2015 | PE Hub

Adelphi alumna Kim Petry has joined itBit as its chief financial officer. Petry has held positions as the CFO of Global Operations and Technology at Broadridge Financial and CFO and Vice President of Global Commercial/Corporate Card Payment at American Express.

Michael Chayes, Managing Principal at Sustained Leadership, Discusses How to Implement Change Initiatives Successfully in Sarder TV interview

September 2, 2015 | IT Business Net

Adelphi alumnus Michael Chayes, the managing principal at Sustained Leadership, was interviewed by Sarder TV on how businesses can implement change and how organizations can make change initiatives successful.  

Dr J Returns to Philadelphia for the Erving Golf Classic

September 3, 2015 | Huffington Post 

Adelphi University alumnus Don Ryan is returning to Philadelphia for the Julius Erving Golf Classic scheduled from September 12 to 14. The weekend will feature a basketball clinic, celebrity golf tournament, and VIP Ball to benefit the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, Dorys Erving Fit Youth Foundation, and other charities.

EverBank Business Credit AddsTwo Underwriters to ABL Group

September 3, 2015 |  ABL Advisor

Adelphi University alumnus Steve Schuit has been hired as a new underwriter for EverBank. Schuit will bring expertise in all aspects of loan origination, financial modeling, underwriting, and portfolio management to the business.  

Garden City welcomes new teachers

September 4, 2015 | Garden City News

Alumna Jenna Wood Palko joins Garden City High School as a mathematics teacher. Ms. Palko holds a B.A. in American studies, pre-med from Providence College and an M.A. in mathematics education from Adelphi University.

 University Arts in the News

Things to Do on Long Island, Aug. 30 to Sept. 6, 2015

August 31, 2015 | New York Times 

The 1990’s Baths of Caracalla in Rome by Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras is being bought back to life on September 12 at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

School of Ballet serves adults as well as children

August 31, 2015 | Garden City News

The Adelphi University Preforming Arts Center on Saturday, September 5 and Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will be home to Classical School of Ballet LI auditions for the upcoming dance season.

American Idol Season Eight Winner Kris Allen to Kick-Off Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Season on September 18

September 3, 2015 | 

Mark your calendars because American Idol winner Kris Allen will be kicking off the Adelphi University Preforming Arts Center’s eighth season. The performance will be held Friday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. and will showcase the singer’s new album Horizons as well as other hits like the platinum-selling “Live Like We’re Dying.”

Things to Do on Long Island, Sept. 6 to 13, 2015

September 3, 2015 | New York Times 

Baths of Caracalla: The Three Tenors Concert will be shown on the big screen at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center on September 12. The exhibition for Paintings by Richmond Lewis continues until September 22. The art reception is scheduled for September 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Gallery.

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