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Adelphi inaugurates Christine Riordan as its 10th president

March 14, 2016 | Newsday

Dr. Riordan accepts the symbols of the office, the President’s Medallion and a University hood in our colors of brown and gold as she is installed as the 10th and first woman president of Adelphi University.

Adelphi University inaugurates first female president in its 120-year history

March 14, 2016 | FiOS1 News

President Riordan is officially installed as the 10th President and first woman president in the University’s 120-year history. Dr. Riordan’s plans for Adelphi include a planning process that focuses on student success, academic excellence and the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Adelphi inaugurates Christine M. Riordan as president Friday

March 14, 2016 | Newsday

Inauguration of Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., as Adelphi University’s 10th President took place last Friday on campus. Dr. Riordan shared her vision for the University with the theme, “A Modern University with Deep Roots.”

Riordan inaugurated as Adelphi University president  

March 14, 2016 | Long Island Herald

The Adelphi University Presidential Inauguration for Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D. was held on Friday, March 11, 2016. Dr. Riordan is the first female president to lead the University in its 120-year history.

Adelphi inaugurates Christine Riordan as its 10th president

March 14, 2016 | News 12 Long Island

Adelphi swears in first female to lead university, Dr. Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., played four times on Friday, March 11.

Certificate programs: A shortcut to new careers

March 14, 2016 | Newsday

University College Dean Shawn O’Riley speaks about the importance of certificate programs for individuals looking to go back to school for a career change or advancement and Olga Castro discussed Adelphi’s online translation certificate.

How Playing Sports, Even Poorly, Can Make You More Successful in Business

March 14, 2016 | New York Observer

Assistant Professor Meredith Whitley speaks about the benefits of teaching sport skills, life skills and how athletes with lesser abilities can learn valuable lessons important to their future careers such as dealing with adversity.  

U.S. Credit Card Holders Are Partying Like It’s 2008 — And At Their Own Peril

March 14, 2016 | MSN

Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta speaks about the reasons for the rising credit card debt, why consumers need to be adamant about spending less and making sure to use savings to pay down their existing credit card balance.  

Can Adelphi’s New President Be A Leader For Diversity On Campuses Internationally?

March 16, 2016 | Odyssey

Adelphi student Mohendra Dinnanauth covered President Riordan as a leader and her vision on creating a culture of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

March 16, 2016 | Morrow County Sentinel

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski writes about President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba and why the immigration policies surrounding Cuba should change.

The Organic Movement’s Hidden Labor Costs

March 17, 2016 | Brown Political Review

Associate Professor Margaret Gray on the poor working conditions of the laborers on organic farms and why the consumer should consider the working conditions of the workers, alongside the animals and environment, when buying food.  

The Market’s Dreaded ‘Quadruple Witching’ Is More Like 3 Witches and a Little Lady

March 18, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

Adelphi’s Michael J. Driscoll, clinical professor and senior executive in residence comments on the stock market quadruple witching.

Adelphi prez at inauguration targets diversity, financial aid

March 18, 2016 | Long Island Business News

President Christine M. Riordan outlines her vision and priorities at inauguration as the 10th president.

Young Americans Are Shunning Credit Cards

March 18, 2016 | MSN

Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta comments on millennials and downward trend of credit card usage within that generation.


March 18, 2016 | The Garden City News Online

Highlights from President Riordan’s inauguration last Friday are featured in the Socially Speaking column.

Professor’s Perspective: E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

March 18, 2016 | The Island Now

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski writes about President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba and why the immigration policies surrounding Cuba need to change.

University in the News

Overturn the Tisch Miseducation Legacy in New York

March 14, 2016 | Huffington Post

On March 17, 2016, a town hall meeting on teacher certification was held at Adelphi University to discuss the future of common core in the education system and the new state regulations that students must have: an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and take the Graduate Record Exam or a similar test in order to apply for teacher education master degree programs.

Adelphi University hosting meeting on vets’ health challenges

March 16, 2016 | Newsday

Adelphi University hosted its annual conference on bringing awareness to veterans’ health challenges and examine the needs of the 125,000 veterans living on Long Island.  

University offers support to local veterans

March 16, 2016 | News12 Long Island

Adelphi hosted the 8th Annual Veterans Mental Health Conference to help veterans who are transitioning to civilian life, aging, disabled or suffering from serious illness.

Adelphi University

March 16, 2016 | U.S. News and World Report

Adelphi University was listed in the announcement of the 2017 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News.

High school students talk media at Press Day

March 16, 2016 | Long Island Herald

More than 300 high school journalists gathered at Adelphi on March 9 for Press Day and Quill Awards. Students listened to a panel that focused on the modern media coverage of politics that included alum Michael Balboni, Christopher Hahn and Adelphi professors Paul Thaler, Salvatore Fallica and Mark Grabowski.

Balancing Work And Cancer Forum

March 16, 2016 | Port Washington News

The Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline presented Balancing Work and Cancer on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The forum focused on the practical and legal issues when balancing a cancer diagnosis and work, including deciding whether to work during treatment, disclosure, managing side effects at work and tips for job hunting.

Westlake Sophomore Selected As HOBY Ambassador

March 16, 2016 | Mount Pleasant

Adelphi will host the New York-Metro Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar from June 10-12, 2016 to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline

March 17, 2016 | Newsday

Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline calls for artsy bras for Creative Cups by July 15, 2016.

A needle, thread and glue gun fundraiser

March 18, 2016 | The Island Now

All are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or become a sponsor for Creative Cups, a fundraiser for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline.

Alumni in the News

Social worker aims to make a difference in community

March 16, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

Alumna Linda Tepper is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma that volunteers with the Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton and her “ultimate dream” is to see a strong trauma center open.

Up in the Air: Rutgers–Camden Nursing Professor Reflects on 25-year Career as a Nurse in the United States Air Force

March 16, 2016 | Rutgers-Camden News Now

Alumna Elizabeth Scannell-Desch reflects on her service as a command nurse executive in the U.S. Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon and how for 25 years it was her calling.

EnergyHub appoints Evan Vogel as VP of Utility Sales

March 16, 2016 | Intelligent Utility

EnergyHub appoints alumnus Evan Vogel as vice president of utility sales. Vogel holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from Adelphi University.

Laundrylux Hires Tudisco to Lead Technical Care & Training

March 17, 2016 | Green Lodging News

Commercial laundry equipment provider Laundrylux hired alumnus Robert Tudisco as its new Vice President of Technical Care and Training. Tudisco holds a M.B.A. from Adelphi University.

James Ferguson To Deliver Joseph J. Napolitano Memorial Lecture At Adelphi University on march 28

March 18, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

James Ferguson ’77, M.D., M.P.H. ’15, one of the first to graduate with a Master of Public Health from Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health, will deliver the Joseph J. Napolitano Memorial Lecture on Monday, March 28, 2016.

Harvard Club of Long Island honors Herricks, Sewanhaka teachers

March 18, 2016 | The Island Now

Alumna Rachel Pantorno at Sewanhaka School is recognized on the Harvard Club of Long Island’s Distinguished Teacher of 2016 list.

Studio a Dream Come True

March 18, 2016 | The East Hampton Star

Alumna Laura Sisco opened a dance school in Montauk called Creative Edge Studio.

University Arts in the News

A capella ensemble performs in Centereach

March 16, 2016 | Long Island Herald

North High School’s a cappella group appearance at SingStrong NY at AUPAC was mentioned in the Long Island Herald.  

Things to Do on Long Island, March 19 Through March 27

March 18, 2016 | New York Times

AUPAC events highlighted in Things to Do on Long Island: Teatro Regio Di Parma, I Due Foscari; Bregenz Festival’s Die Zauberflöte; Adelphi Symphony Orchestra; and Picnic.












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