A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News


January 4, 2016 | WBAI 99.5 FM

Daniel Rosenberg, director of the General Studies Learning Community was on the radio show Behind The News Long Island with Sergio Argueta on January 5 at 5:20 p.m.

Grabowski: School’s Islam assignment displays ignorance on all sides

January 4, 2016 | The Roanoke Times

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski explains the legal principle of the separation of church and state in regards to the controversy over assignments in public schools asking students to write Islamic statements.

Supreme Court coverage reinforces public’s distrust of media

January 4, 2016 | The Hill

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski discusses the Supreme Court’s recent hearing on affirmative action. The case was brought to the Court by Abigail Fisher who sued the University of Texas at Austin for race discrimination after her rejection from the school in 2008.Grabowski exposes the misleading coverage of the case and why the public’s level of trust in journalists is at an all time low.

Op-Ed: High School’s Misguided Islamic Art Assignment Shows Ignorance On All Sides

January 4, 2016 | Long Island Press

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski on the controversy over religious assignments in public school and the similarity to previous Long Island cases.

How to Network With the People You Already See Every Day

January 5, 2016 | Money

How do you create friendly, social relationships with the people you actually see at work every day? President Christine M. Riordan helps explain what you can do to broaden your network at work and how in doing so, you can boost your career prospects.

Future of Adelphi

January 5, 2016 | Long Island Business News

President Christine M. Riordan on the future of Adelphi and higher education in the January 7 edition on page 12.

Charlesetta Wicks’ dress art, paintings get museum show

January 5, 2016 | Newsday

Alumna Charlesetta Wicks has a new exhibit at the African American Museum in Hempstead on dress art and paintings. Marsha J. Tyson Darling, professor of history and interdisciplinary studies and director of the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies explains how the exhibit is rooted in African tradition.

How Can Bullying/Hazing Be Prevented? Here’s What 3 Experts Told Us

January 7, 2016 | WUTC NPR 88.1 FM

Jessie Klein, associate professor and director of the Creating Compassionate Communities discusses ways to prevent bullying and hazing. She explains schools should teach compassion rather than emphasize competition with one another athletically, academically and socially.

Why Investors Should Be Wary of Italy

January 7, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

Michael J. Driscoll, clinical professor and senior executive in residence commented on how Italy’s economic situation might affect how investors in the U.S. invest their money.

Professor’s Perspective: Virginia controversy has familiar ring

January 8, 2016 | The Island Now

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski on a Virginia high school geography teacher’s controversial Arabic calligraphy writing assignment.

NACE Job Outlook 2016: What Employers Want to See on Your Resume

January 8, 2016 | Good Call

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business Adjunct and Internship Coordinator Neil Halloran on how can students develop leadership and teamwork skills in college.

University in the News

Kevin Bedard, an athlete’s dedication to his brothers

January 4, 2016 | Long Island Report

The brotherhood of the Bedard triplets. Richard Bedard is a member of Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) and Breaking Boundaries.

Adelphi, Winthrop honor Pre-Med Scholar Awardees

January 4, 2016 | Garden City News

Garden City High School students completed the Winthrop-Adelphi Summer Science Institute.

50 Safest Colleges in America

January 7, 2016 |

Adelphi University has been named one of the 50 safest colleges in America by

To Meet Coming Advisor Shortage, Colleges Add Financial Courses

January 8, 2016 | Financial Advisor Magazine

There is a strong need in the financial industry for incoming qualified financial advisors, and the STC’s partnership with universities across the country is part of a dedicated effort to address this industry wide shortage. Adelphi is among the colleges adding courses sponsored by Allstate.  

Senior Official to Encourage Students to Reach Higher at Roosevelt High School Visit and Jack and Jill Empowerment Summit in New York

January 8, 2016 | U.S. Department of Education

On Saturday, Jan. 9, Khalilah Harris, deputy director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will give remarks during an empowerment summit hosted by the Jack & Jill of Nassau County followed by two moderated panel discussions at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Pulse of the Peninsula : County missing out on state funds

January 8, 2016 | The Island Now

Adelphi University’s sustainability project and efforts briefly mentioned.

Alumni in the News

Senior Vice President

January 4, 2016 | Garden City News

Alumnus Andrew J. Borzilleri joined New York Wealth Management as senior vice president/partner, financial advisor.

A New Year with a new executive director

January 4, 2016 | Long Island Advance

Sybil Mimy Johnson is the new executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport area.

Thanking the Person Who Has Inspired Me to Write

January 7, 2016 | Huffington Post

Alumna and Adjunct Kelley Lynn featured for inspirational blog “RIP the Life I Knew” and more.

NEW GIRL | Love Conquers All from “Big Mama P” | FOX BROADCASTING

January 7, 2016 | FOX 5

Alumna Amanda Simolari was featured in Season Five of the FOX show New Girl in the dance segment. Currently she works for the Blue 13 Dance Company.

Richard Johnson to Bring One-Man Show to Gene Frankel Theatre

January 7, 2016 |

Alumnus Richard Johnson to bring his one man play, “Pappy on Da Underground Railroad” to the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, Manhattan. The show will run from February 11 to 27, 2016.

Adelphi University Alumni Alan Newman Elected to the Board of Directors of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

January 7, 2016 | Press Release

Retired banking executive and M.B.A. alumnus Alan Newman was elected to the board of directors of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Remembering four strong Black women

January 8, 2016 | New York Amsterdam News

A look back at four remarkable Black women. One of them is alumna Jocelyn Cooper, an indomitable force in Brooklyn’s politics for decades. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University.

Retired Miami-Dade soccer coach Louis Confessore up for national award

January 8, 2016 | Miami Herald

Retired Miami-Dade soccer coach Louis Confessore up for national award at the U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s annual awards gala. He spent more than 50 years involved with youth soccer at multiple levels. His only experience with soccer was a course he took on the game while at Adelphi University and a half-season of varsity soccer in 1959.

Samsung Gear VR Featuring LeBron James and Cleveland!

January 8, 2016 | YouTube

Samsung released a new commercial on Christmas with LeBron James featuring “Welcome to the Terrordome” and alumnus Chuck D’’s voice is heard at the end of the commercial talking about the phone. He was also a guest on ESPN Radio regarding the commercial.

Athletics in the News

Former Holy Name star Anh-Dao Tran takes basketball talents to Germany

January 4, 2016 | Telegram

Feature on Anh-Dao Tran who plays professionally with the Karlsruhe Lions.

Fourth Annual NYC Soccer Gala Set For March 3 At NYAC

January 7, 2016 | St. John’s University

Former Adelphi head soccer coach and current New York Red Bulls Director of Youth Programs Robert Montgomery will be honored at the fourth annual NYC Soccer Gala on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club.

Lakers rank 15th in Nike/Lacrosse Magazine preseason poll

January 8, 2016 | M Live Media Group

Defending national champion Adelphi wowen’s lacrosse open 2016 as the top team in Division II, earning the top ranking from the preseason media poll.

University Arts in the News

Art Faculty Spotlight

January 4, 2016 | Newsday

Art Faculty Spotlight runs until January 10 in the Ruth S. Harley University Gallery.

Philip Edward Fisher Returns to Adelphi University on Saturday, January 16

January 5, 2016 |

World-renowned concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher returns to Adelphi University on Saturday, January 16.

World-renowned concert pianist returns to Adelphi

January 8, 2016 | Garden City News

World-renowned concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher returns to Adelphi University on Saturday, January 16. The centerpiece of this afternoon of music will be all four of Chopin’s beloved Ballades.

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