A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Could Zuckerberg’s Paternity Leave Affect NY’s Paid Leave Efforts?

November 30, 2015 | Public News Service

Marcy Safyer, the director of the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting comments on Mark Zuckerberg’s two-month paternity leave saying that it is an opportunity that every parents should have.

A Response to Amber Scorah: Learning from Parents and Child Care Providers to Create Better Policies

December 1, 2015 | From The Square

Adelphi Professor Elizabeth Palley co-wrote a piece in response to a New York Times story about U.S. child care policy and why the decision to leave young children in daycare is difficult in the United States.

Tracy Trypuc, MPH(c), MBA, RN: Importance Of Knowing Your Family Health History

December 1, 2015 | TheDailyBlu

Adelphi Professor Benjamin Weeks is featured on Your Health Matters on the importance of knowing your family’s health history in order to find out if you are at risk of certain diseases and conditions.

More On The Spectrum Training For Tech Jobs

December 1, 2015 | Disability Scoop

Adelphi Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore speaks about the job outlook for individuals with autism in this article about people on the autism spectrum training for tech jobs and how they must follow their passions when considering career paths and opportunities.

New York State needs $17.8B more in Sandy aid

December 2, 2015 | Newsday

Meghan McPherson, assistant director of the Center for Health Innovation and adjunct faculty member for the Emergency Management Graduate Programs at Adelphi was quoted on a story about Sandy aid and the money New York State needs to address housing, business and infrastructure damage caused by the storms.  


December 3, 2015 | Networking

Christine M. Riordan’s appointment as the 10th president in the November/December 2015 issue on page 8.

Unleash the Power of L&D

December 3, 2015 | Chief Learning Officer

Associate Dean Alan Cooper on organizations that use learning and development as a means of adapting and changing a company’s  business strategy.

Making sense of the senseless violence

December 4, 2015 | HealthDay

Assistant Professor Michael Moore on making sense of the senseless violence and how the American public is coping with the news of mass shootings.

Director reflects on early childhood learning’s benefits

December 4, 2015 | Newsday

Laura Ludlam, director of the Alice Brown Early Learning Center spoke about the need for more programs that embrace early childhood practices, and will help kids learn social and emotional skills.

Outstanding program by Professor Rakesh Gupta

December 4, 2015 | Garden City News

Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta delivered a lecture on southern India for the Garden City Community Club. For the past several years, he has returned to India twice a year and has visited 17 of its 29 states via plane, train, elephant and camel.

I’m Not Broken

December 4, 2015 | National Journal

Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore talks about his experience with autism.  

ProfNet Experts Available

December 4, 2015 | Yahoo! Finance

Professor MaryAnne Hyland on how Mark Zuckerberg’s paternity leave sets a good example.

ProfNet: The Expert Connection

December 4, 2015 | PR Newswire

Beth Christensen, associate professor and director of the Environmental Studies Program on the COP21 UN Conference and how climate change is society’s greatest danger.

University in the News

Penn Mutual Praises Adelphi University Business Interns

November 30, 2015 |

Penn Mutual praises Adelphi University business interns saying that they bring new energy to the firm and play a valuable role in marketing initiatives such as branding, social media, marketing campaigns, event planning, and recruiting.

Fabrizio team tops annual Adelphi marketing challenge

November 30, 2015 | InnovateLI

Adelphi Apprentice Challenge winners from Calhoun High School are featured in the article. The Challenge brings together future marketeers for a competition styled after The Apprentice television show and features two hundred students from 19 local schools.

Studying the Earth and Oceans

December 1, 2015 | Boating Times

Opportunities to study biology and environmental sciences at Adelphi rate high in this article with classes including marine biology, principles of ecology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, and animal behavior.

Featured Institutional Member of the Week: Adelphi University

December 2, 2015 | Associations for Black Culture Centers

Adelphi University Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies has been featured as the Institutional Member of the Week. The Center sponsors numerous events throughout the year, including the annual African American Read-In, the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture and the James Baldwin Lecture on Literary documentary screenings, performances, art exhibits and more.

Herricks’ Cheung Wins Apprentice Challenge

December 2, 2015 | Five Towns Patch

Herricks High School freshman Justin Cheung, along with his marketing team, placed first at the Adelphi Apprentice Challenge. Students were asked to develop and present a strategic marketing plan in front of a panel of judges, consisting of business professionals and industry leaders.

Hornets, Clifford agree to contract extension

December 3, 2015 |

Former Adelphi men’s basketball coach Steve Clifford has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. In the past, he has worked with such teams as the New York Knicks, the Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Adelphi University employees volunteer at local farm

December 4, 2015 | Garden City News

On Saturday, August 15, more than 20 Adelphi University employees and their families spent a day harvesting fresh local produce for our hungry neighbors on Long Island at Bethel Hobbs Community Farm.

Adelphi’s ‘Make it a Million’ sets NY mark

December 4, 2015 | Garden City News

Adelphi “Make it a Million” campaign sets a New York record. By using the water-bottle refilling stations across campus and at our centers, Adelphi students, faculty and staff have saved more than a million plastic bottles from landfills. We’re the first University to reach this achievement in New York State.

The least expensive private colleges

December 4, 2015 |

Adelphi University listed as one of the least expensive private colleges.

Alumni in the News

Marian’s New President

December 1, 2015 | Sabre Voice

Adelphi alumnus Andrew Manion is the new president of Marian University. Manion attended St. Norbert University where he received his undergraduate degree, acquired his Ph.D. at Adelphi University, then served at Aurora University in Illinois as their Vice President, where he was on staff for 17 years.

Grassi & Co. Welcomes Anthony Tomaro as an Audit Partner

December 1, 2015 | Virtual Strategy Magazine

Adelphi alumnus Anthony Tomaro has joined Grassi & Co. as an audit partner in their Jericho office. Tomaro is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting from Adelphi.

Dickson Young, a Top Northern Virginia Criminal Trial Attorney, Is Renamed to the Virginia Business Legal Elite

December 2, 2015 | Benzinga

Adelphi alumnus Dickson J. Young, Esq., was selected by his professional peers to be included in Virginia Business Magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite. Young graduated cum laude from Adelphi University in 1973.

2016 Parenting App of The Year: Breastfeeding Central

December 2, 2015 |

Adelphi alumna Beverley Rae on the 2016 Parenting App of the Year called Breastfeeding Central. The App guides mothers through each important phase of nursing their babies. Beverley received a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi.

Regenerative Medicine Follows the CAR T-Cell Gravy Train: Maxim Group’s Jason Kolbert and Jason McCarthy

December 3, 2015 | Counting Pips

Alumnus Jason McCarthy explains why stem cell and regenerative medicine companies underperformed other segments of biotech. Kolbert helps tackle the issues that have frustrated investors, and provides names of those who can profit on their investments while patients enjoy longer lives.

Athletics in the News

Adelphi’s Gomez named ‘Player of the Year’

December 3, 2015 | The Island Now

Laura Gomez earned Player of the Year honors for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association East Region First Team and for the NE-10. She is joined on the team by fellow adelphi athletes: Victoria Antonino, Taylor Groth, and Taylor Salmon.

University Arts in the News

Things to Do on Long Island, Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, 2015

November 30, 2015 | New York Times

The Adelphi Opera Theatre, Adelphi Concert Band, Adelphi Chamber Music Ensemble, Adelphi Jazz Ensemble, Adelphi Chorus and Adelphi Vocal Ensemble are listed as Things to Do on Long Island.

The top seven events for the coming week

November 30, 2015 | The Island Now

Fall Dance Adelphi, a compilation of some of Martha Graham’s most brilliant works recognized as one of the top seven events for the coming week. Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body.

Exhibit to feature 3 Adelphi professors

November 30, 2015 | The Island Now

Artwork by Adelphi professors Hannah Smith Allen, David Hornung and Christopher Saucedo is on display through January 10 in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery at Adelphi University.

What’s happening on Long Island this weekend

November 30, 2015 | LI Herald

Fall Dance Adelphi is a salute to Martha Graham, featuring Adelphi University Dept. of Dance students on Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 2-4, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. $20. at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

Adelphi University’s Fall Dance Adelphi Presents Brilliant Works by Iconic Choreographer Martha Graham from December 2 through December 6

December 2, 2015 |

Fall Dance Adelphi Presents Brilliant Works by Iconic Choreographer Martha Graham. The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Due to Adelphi University Department of Dance’s strong reputation, students have performed at The Joyce Theater as part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s University Partner Showcase to illustrate their abilities and expand the boundaries of contemporary dance.

Fall Dance Adelphi Presents Brilliant Works by Iconic Choreographer Martha Graham from December 2 through December 6

December 2, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

The Department of Dance at Adelphi University is proud to present Fall Dance Adelphi: Martha Graham. The program, which features acclaimed works of Graham and choreography by distinguished faculty Frank Augustyn, Orion Duckstein, and Adelheid B. Strelick, will take place from Wednesday, December 2 through Sunday, December 6 at AUPAC Olmsted Theatre.

Trevor McQueen: Our Way

December 3, 2015 | NY Metro Parents

Join AUPAC for an entertaining evening of classic songs and melodies by popular musician Trevor mcQueen as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra and the 90th birthday of Sammy Davis Jr.

Adelphi University’s Annual Free Staged Reading of the Timeless Classic, A Christmas Carol, Returns on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

December 3, 2015 | NY Metro Parents

AUPAC is pleased to present a live radio-style reading of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, by student actors on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Olmsted Theatre

Adelphi University’s Annual Free Staged Reading of the Timeless Classic, A Christmas Carol, Returns

December 3, 2015 | News LI

In what has become a holiday tradition, AUPAC will present a live reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, dramatized by Barbara Field and directed by Adelphi Department of Theatre professor, Brian Rose.

Adelphi University’s Annual Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol, Returns on December 20 at 2:00 p.m

December 3, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

More than a dozen Department of Theatre students who will bring Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the other characters we all know and love to life in a live reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on December 20.


December 4, 2015 | Newsday

Fall Dance Adelphi and Adelphi Opera Theatre featured in liarts section on page B28.

Adelphi University’s Annual Free Staged Reading of the Timeless Classic, A Christmas Carol, Returns on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

December 4, 2015 |

Come see the Annual Free Staged Reading of a Timeless Classic, A Christmas Carol.

Things to Do on Long Island, Dec. 4 to 20, 2015

December 4, 2015 | New York Times

Trevor McQueen, Adelphi Chamber Music Ensemble, Adelphi Concert Band, Adelphi Flute Ensemble, Adelphi Jazz Ensemble, Adelphi Opera Theater, Adelphi World Music Ensemble, and Adelphi Chorus and Adelphi Vocal Ensemble highlighted in the New York Times calendar.

Trevor McQueen Celebrates the Rat Pack at Adelphi University on Friday, December 18     

December 4, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

AUPAC is proud to present prominent entertainer Trevor McQueen and his band on Friday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.

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