A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Pre-K funding: State, educators eye reliable system for public preschool programs

March 21, 2016 | Newsday

Dori Phalen, professor and director of early childhood and early childhood special education discusses the pre-k curriculum and best practices for children ages 3 to 4 years old.

Dagger, the canine painter, creates his own kind of art

March 21, 2016 | Newsday

Associate Professor Carson Fox comments on a 3-year-old black Labrador-golden retriever that can paint and explains that its paintings are reminiscent of abstract expressionists artists Willem de Kooning and Joan Mitchell.

Brussels attacks could alter Apple-FBI battle

March 22, 2016 | USA TODAY

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski quoted in the USA TODAY front page story on how the Brussels attacks might impact the FBI vs Apple privacy case in regards to the FBI efforts to make weaker encryptions on iPhones.

Adelphi sets its first TEDx

March 22, 2016 | InnovateLI

The independently organized TEDxAdelphiUniversity event, licensed by TED, will feature a stellar line-up of nine speakers including Adelphi President Christine M. Riordan, adjunct professors Bernadine Waller and Anthony Zenkus and alumna Deborah Serani, among others.

Are US-Cuba Business Interests Ready to Take Off?

March 22, 2016 | Voice of America

Assistant Professor John Drew discusses President Barack Obama’s history-making trip to Cuba, the significance of the visit and the trade embargo policy.

Should The US Change Its Cuban Immigration Policy?

March 22, 2016 | KPBS

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski discusses Cuban immigration and potential policy changes regarding the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act which grants Cuban citizens the right to become permanent U.S. residents after they have lived in the U.S. for one year.

Their Voice: Autism conference reiterates you are not alone

Mar 24, 2016 | Daily Herald

Stephen Shore, clinical assistant professor of education in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, will speak at a Conference on Autism at UVU.

University in the News

Glen Cove Student-Journalists Named Recipients of Prestigious Quill Awards

March 21, 2016 | Glen Cove Patch

Glen Cove High School student reporters, Roselle Cacio and Tami Gitlin were named recipients of prestigious Quill Awards at Adelphi University’s 2016 Press Day. Cacio wrote about her own personal experiences volunteering to help African boat refugees, while Giltin received an honorable mention for her piece “ 2016 Chugging Along or Full Speed Ahead.”

SCPA Workshop: How To Help Kids Cope with Anxiety

March 21, 2016 | PRLog

Suffolk County Psychological Association welcomes Deena Abbe, Ph.D., a leading clinical psychologist, on April 1, 2016 at the Adelphi Hauppauge Center. She will hold a workshop focused on helping mental health professionals recognize and treat anxiety in young children.

Adelphi Students Strut Their Stuff in High Heels to End Domestic Violence

March 24, 2016 | FiOS1 News

Adelphi Pi Lambda Phi brothers walked in high heels on campus to raise money and awareness for L.I. Against Domestic Violence.

Adelphi Students Fight to End Domestic Violence

March 24, 2016 | News12 Long Island

Adelphi Pi Lambda Phi brothers walked in high heels to promote gender equality and raise money and awareness for L.I. Against Domestic Violence.

Dispelling Misconceptions About Getting Your MBA

March 25, 2016 | USA TODAY supplement

President Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., an award-winning educator and internationally recognized expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and team performance, is in a featured video on leadership.  

Alumni in the News

Jeffrey Cohen Optical Guesses Tapping into the Waterways in the Sky

March 21, 2016 | Virtual Strategy Magazine

Alumnus Jeffrey Cohen, the visionary Cohen Group president, predicts atmospheric water harvesting will be a big hit in the future.

MacKay Shields: Investment Manager Highlight (AWF)

March 21, 2016 | MSN

Alumnus Jeffrey Phlegar is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of MacKay Shields LLC, an asset management firm based in New York City. Phlegar earned his bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and his M.B.A. from Adelphi University.

Leading Psychologist Yasmine Saad, PhD, to be Recognized as a 2016 Top Doctor in New York City, New York

March 21, 2016 | Before It’s News

Alumna Yasmine Saad, Ph.D., a psychologist at Madison Park Psychological Services, has been named a 2016 Top Doctor. Saad has been practicing psychology for more than 16 years and has earned her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University.

The Multitalented Mr. Welden

March 24, 2016 | East Hampton Star

Alumnus Dan Welden, the inventor of the Solarplate process and director of Hampton Editions Ltd, is profiled.

Uncle Eddie and Robin Mahonen to lead Easter service at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

March 24, 2016 | The St. Augustine Record

Husband and wife music duet and social and environmental activists Uncle Eddie and Robin Mahonen will present “Easter and its Promise of Transformation, Metamorphosis and Resurrection” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Robin holds a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University.

Women on the Verge of an MBA

March 25, 2016 | USA TODAY supplement

Alumna Anustha Shrestha interviewed about pursuing a career in business and the advancement of women in the workplace.

Nonprofit aims to make kids confident, teach leadership

March 25, 2016 | Florida Today

Alumna Marty Ward of Viera is the founder of a nonprofit organization called Create Confident Kids to Eliminate Bullying, a group whose mission is to instill confidence in Central Florida children.

University Arts in the News

Carson Kreitzer, Cesar Alvarez & More Honored with American Theatre Wing’s Larson Grants Today

March 21, 2016 | Broadway World

AUPAC welcomes César Alvarez and Sam Salmond with an evening of performance featuring their work as part of the Larson Legacy Concert Series which celebrates the next generation of creative artists at the college home of Jonathan Larson, class of ’82, to carry on his legacy.

The Adelphi University Symphony Orchestra to Perform an All-Bach Program on Friday, April 1, 2016

March 22, 2016 |

Under the direction of Grammy nominated music director Christopher Lyndon-Gee, the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra proudly presents an all-Bach concert, featuring no less than five outstanding soloists from the University’s distinguished faculty on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Things to Do on Long Island, March 26 Through April 3

March 24, 2016 | New York Times

Teatro Regio Di Parma, “I Due Foscari,” film screening on March 26 at 2:00 p.m., “Bregenz Festival’s ‘Die Zauberflöte,’” film screening on April 3 at 2:00 p.m., Adelphi Symphony Orchestra performs Bach on April 1 at 8:00 p.m., “Picnic,” play by William Inge from March 29 through April 3, and “Looking Through: Photography, Race, and Identity,” group exhibition through March 31 featured on New York Times ‘Things to Do on Long Island.”

The top seven events for the coming week

March 24, 2016 | The Island Now

Film screening of Teatro Regio Di Parma’s ‘I Due Foscari’ included on the top seven events for the coming week list.


March 24, 2016 | Newsday

Film screening of Teatro Regio Di Parma’s “I Due Foscari” and play “Picnic” are highlighted.

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