A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Job Hopping Can Affect Your Credit-Worthiness

March 2, 2016 | Main Street

Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta on strengthening your credit score if you have a less than stellar employment history.

The ‘Twitter test’ for Supreme Court nominees

March 3, 2016 | Sacramento Bee

Adelphi Associate Professor Mark Grabowski writes about the need for tech literacy when selecting Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat.

Leader to Honor: Patrick Coonan, EdD, MEd, MPA

March 4, 2016 | Nurse Leader

College of Nursing and Public Health Dean Patrick R. Coonan featured for his drive and commitment to health care and nursing leadership role. The publication covered his career path, future of the Adelphi College of Nursing and Public Health and take on essential skills needed for today’s nurse leader.

Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 | South China Morning Post

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski on the Apple-FBI fight over iPhone encryption and privacy.

University in the News

Adelphi University Presents: Living Healthy with Chronic Illness

March 1, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering the Living Healthy Workshop on April 6, 2016, which will be a free six-hour session for people with any type of ongoing, chronic health problem; it is also appropriate for caregivers.

2016 Adelphi President’s Gala Honors Outstanding Individuals

March 1, 2016 |

Adelphi will recognize John Collins and Winthrop-University Hospital, Marian Conway, Ph.D. and the New York Community Bank Foundation and Adelphi alumnus Vince Tizzio ’89 at its 16th Annual President’s Gala.

No. 109: Ren rocks, Hofstra roars and 2015’s top elective surgeries

March 2, 2016 | Innovate LI

Adelphi is teaming up with Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s Tech Task Team, LISTnet and LaunchPad to host Pitch Island, a Shark Tank-style event where presenters pitch ideas to a panel of industry leaders and experts. The event is scheduled for April 30, 2016 at the AUPAC Concert Hall.

The Empty Bowls Project flourishes at Adelphi

March 4, 2016 | The Garden City News

Adelphi University faculty, staff and students have made handcrafted ceramic bowls as part of the larger Empty Bowl Project to support The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).The goal of Adelphi’s participation in the Empty Bowls Project has been to raise awareness among Adelphi students that hunger is not only a third world problem, but a problem that exists in many local Long Island communities.

New ‘Breakthrough’ Breast Cancer Drug Prevents Aggressive Cells From Spreading Without Harming Healthy Cells

March 4, 2016 | CBS 2

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a possible breakthrough in breast cancer. Survivor and Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline volunteer Jeannie Retura talks to CBS 2.

American Theatre Wing Announces 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients

March 4, 2016 | Theater Mania

The American Theatre Wing has announced that the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant recipients are César Alvarez (book, music and lyrics), Nikko Benson (music and lyrics), Carson Kreitzer (book and lyrics), and Sam Salmond (book, music, and lyrics). César Alvarez and Sam Salmond will be performing at AUPAC next season as part of the Larson Legacy Concert Series.

Carson Kreitzer, Cesar Alvarez & More Among American Theatre Wing’s 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients

March 4, 2016 | Broadway World

The 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients were announced. The Jonathan Larson Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue alumnus Jonathan Larson’s dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, and urban vitality.

American Theatre Wing Awards 4 Writers With Jonathan Larson Grants

March 4, 2016 | American Theatre

The Jonathan Larson Grants are given annually to up-and-coming composers, lyricists, and book writers in honor of alumnus Jonathan Larson, composer of RENT.

Alumni in the News

Friends Of Mercy Medical Center Celebrate 50th Anniversary Gentlemen’s St. Patrick’s Dinner

February 29, 2016 | Hospital Newspaper

Monsignor Francis Caldwell, a social work alumnus, will be honored at The Friends of Mercy Medical Center’s 50th Annual Gentlemen’s St. Patrick’s Dinner. Caldwell completed his master’s degree in divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington and a master’s in social work from Adelphi University.

Empire National Bank promotes eight of its bank employees

March 1, 2016 | New York Real Estate Journal

Alumna Susanne Pheffer has been promoted to executive vice president, chief technology officer/security officer at Empire National Bank. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and corporate finance and an master’s degree in corporate finance from Adelphi University.

Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ bookends Oscars during diversity controversy

March 1, 2016 | New York Daily News

Alumnus Chuck D Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ bookends Oscars during diversity controversy.

Judge Cynthia Rufe to be honored with award

March 2, 2016 | Bucks County Courier Times

Alumna, former Bucks County Judge and current U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia Rufe will be honored next week with the 35th annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award.

National Association of Professional Women Inducts Stavroula Mamais-Lorino, President of Mamais Contracting Corp., Into Its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

March 2, 2016 | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

The National Association of Professional Women honors alumna Stavroula Mamais-Lorino as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle.

William ‘Bill’ Kaler Named Professional of the Year in Nonprofit Operations Management

March 4, 2016 | 24-7 Press Release

Alumnus William ‘Bill’ Kaler, vice president, treasurer and moderator of WeatherFun, has been named a Worldwide Branding Professional of the Year in Nonprofit Operations Management.

Q&A: Cynthia Oliver

March 4, 2016 | Theater Jones

Alumna Cynthia Oliver on her dance career and performance at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

Athletics in the News

Adelphi men’s lacrosse team regains confidence after beating Post

February 29, 2016 | Newsday

Featured is Adelphi men’s lacrosse win over LIU Post, 15-9, on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

University Arts in the News

Push Pause

February 29, 2016 | FiOS1 News

SingStrong NY at AUPAC feature will run on March 2, March 3, March 5 and March 6 at various times (about 15).  

‘Rent’ creator Jonathan Larson honored in concert at Adelphi University

March 1, 2016 | Newsday

The American Theatre Wing 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Max Vernon at AUPAC on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Larson graduated from Adelphi University and wrote his first musical with his mentor Jacques Burdick, Adelphi’s theater department head at the time.

Adelphi University Presents “Jennifer Maloney: How Are Things?”

March 1, 2016 |

Associate Professor Jennifer Maloney’s exhibition How Are Things? which includes oil paintings and assemblages created during her sabbatical and explores the nature of hoarding, saving and procrastinating. The exhibit will run through April 17, 2016.’s 2016 March Family Fun Guide: Celebrating St. Pat’s Across the Island, Welcoming Spring with Tons of Fun & Exciting Entertainment

March 1, 2016 |

Max Larson; a composer, lyricist, playwright and performer and the Allan Kelly Gang are listed in the March Family Fun Guide.

3 Photographers Expose Race in America c. 2016

March 1, 2016 | The Creators Project

Adelphi University Looking Through: Photography, Race & Identity which captures racial realities through photography by Shikieth, Gareth Smit, and Stacey Tyrell is featured.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events March 3 – 9

March 3, 2016 | Long Island Press

Sports writer and Adelphi University Adjunct Professor Brett Topel will be speaking and signing his new book When Shea Was Home: The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants and Jets.

The top seven events for the coming week

March 4, 2016 | The Island Now

Proof, directed by Adelphi Professor Brian Rose and featuring theatre students runs through Sunday, March 6.

Things to Do on Long Island, March 5 Through March 12

March 4, 2016 | New York Times

Screening of the Salzburg Festival’s Der Rosenkavalier; Student Recital; The Alan Kelly Gang; United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble; Proof; and Looking Through: Photography, Race and Identity all highlighted.






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