A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Has Gold Started A New Bull Market? The Experts Share Astonishing Insights

October 27, 2015 | Seeking Alpha

Adelphi’s Michael J. Driscoll, clinical professor and senior executive in residence comments on the rise of prices and stocks in gold in the market during the past three months and why investors should buy.

Tracy Trypuc, MPH(c), MBA, RN: College For Students With Disabilities

October 27, 2015 | The Daily Blu

Adelphi’s Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore and Assistant Professor Pavan Antony are featured on the show Your Health Matters and discuss their book College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. The book features the personal stories of individuals with disabilities who describe both the challenges and successes of their time in higher education.

Chalk Up and Ephemeral

October 27, 2015 | FiOS1 News

Chalk Up and Ephemeral Exhibition curated by Associate Professor Carson Fox will air on the news program Push Pause on Wednesday, October 28: 11AM, 12:30PM, 4:30PM; Friday, October 30: 4:30PM; Saturday, October 31: 4:30PM; and Sunday, November 1: 12:30PM

Your Health Matters

October 28, 2015 | The Daily Blu

Anne Marie Skvarla, director of the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders appeared on the show Your Health Matters on Thursday, October 29 (World Stroke Day). She covered speech, hearing and language disorders.

New Program Will Help Adults and Adolescents Build Healthy Relationships and Economic Stability

October 28, 2015 |

Peter Chernack, associate dean of Adelphi’s School of Social Work and faculty director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership speaks about CN Guidance and Project FORWARD. Disadvantaged Nassau County residents who live with mental health and/or substance-use-related disorders will soon begin receiving coaching, skill-building, and other support in developing sustainable trust and in repairing broken relationships with partners, family members, and local employers with the help of Project FORWARD.

Best Public Relations Strategies of Promoting Businesses During a Slow News Cycle

October 30, 2015 | Plainview Patch

Experts in leading industries on Long Island will share their best practices with business professionals looking to create attention for their own professional services firms. Adelphi Director of Media Relations and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) President Kali Chan is quoted about the November 12 PRPLI event.

Labor and the Locavore: Do Food Ethics Include Workers?

October 30, 2015 | University of Southern Maine

Associate Professor Margaret Gray will deliver “Labor and the Locavore: Do Food Ethics Include Workers?” on November 19 at the University of Southern Maine. Professor Gray’s award-winning book, Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic, is among the first books to ask the question: does sustainable food stop at environmental sustainability and ethical treatment of animals, or do we need a revolution in how we think about the workers who bring us our daily bread?

‘Rowing’ up the stream of fitness trends

October 30, 2015 | The Archway

Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Adelphi Human Performance Laboratory Dr. Robert M. Otto discussed the latest fitness trend of indoor rowing studios.


October 30, 2015 | Garden City News

Garden City Community Club to host Associate Professor Rakesh Gupta on his talk about “South India Land of Temples, Tech and Medical Tourism” on November 4.

University in the News

Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony

October 27, 2015 | Newsday

First-ever Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony at Adelphi in the Saturday, October 24 edition of Newsday on Page A10. The ceremony honors students who are committed to the health care profession and demonstration of compassionate, patient-centered care.

Author events at Long Island bookstores and libraries, week of Oct. 25

October 27, 2015 | Newsday

National Book Award winner and author of The Color of Water James McBride gave a lecture at Adelphi University on Wednesday, October 28 at the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom.

Kenneth McClane to speak at Cornell

October 27, 2015 | Ithaca Journal

Former Adelphi Trustee Kenneth A. McClane will give the Phi Beta Kappa lecture at Cornell. McClane is the W.E.B. DuBois professor emeritus of literature at Cornell, where he taught English and creative writing for 37 years and was named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow in 2004. He is also the author of seven poetry collections and two volumes of essays.

Fighting breast cancer takes financial toll

October 27, 2015 | Newsday

Breast cancer survivor Mary Sagarino thanks the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline for their emotional and financial support. Sagarino was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and was able to get her breast surgery paid for by the Nassau University Medical Center’s breast grant program.

Health Care Heroes Awards 2015

October 27, 2015 | Long Island Business News

Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline’s Creative Cups initiative won the LIBN Health Care Heroes Award in the community outreach category. The awards recognize excellence, promote innovation, contribute to the enhancement of the value and quality of health care and recognize the people and organizations whose tireless work, contributions and dedication to healing and caring ensure the well-being of everyone on Long Island.

Schumer Vows to Fight For Renewal of Perkins Loan Program That Helps Half a Million Students Attend College

October 27, 2015 |

Senator Charles E. Schumer mentioned Adelphi in a press release about the reauthorization and extension of the Federal Perkins Loan program. The program helps provide low-interest loans to students who cannot borrow or afford more expensive private student loans.

Seaford, Wantagh still on the mend

October 30, 2015 | Long Island Herald

Grace Tague, a student at Wantagh High School, is a victim of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. Her family were out of their home for two years and two months after Sandy. During her freshman year, she wrote a piece chronicling the ordeal of her family and her neighbors, the Dalys. Her story won first place for opinion writing in a contest sponsored by Adelphi University.

Superintendent of Building Mike Filippon retires

October 30, 2015 | Garden City News

Garden City Superintendent of Building Michael Filippon retires. He supported Adelphi’s campus facilities projects.

Alumni in the News

John Ellis Kordes to Speak at Adelphi about Early Aviation and Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight

October 27, 2015 |

Adelphi alumnus John Ellis Kordes will present on “Early Aviation in Garden City and Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight” on Sunday, November 1 as part of The Friends of the Adelphi University Library event. This is free and open to the public.

Calhoun Record Shop: The best record store in Akron to go unnoticed

October 27, 2015 |

Adelphi alumnus Forrest Webb is the owner of Calhoun Record Shop, one of the best record stores in Akron, OH. Read his story about how he created the vinyl shop inspired by his grandfather that is still running it today. Webb completed his graduate degree at Adelphi.   

Arvind Kajaria, Managing Director and Co-founder, IntraSoft Technologies Limited

October 27, 2015 | Newsday

New Q&A with Adelphi alumnus Arvind Kajaria, managing director and co-founder of IntraSoft Technologies Limited. Kajaria received his degree in business administration from Adelphi and now has 27 years of experience in creating and managing businesses.   

New president at Marian University

October 28, 2015 |

Adelphi alumnus Andrew P. Manion has been appointed 16th president of Marian University, a Catholic liberal arts university in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Manion holds a doctorate in experimental psychology and a master of arts in psychology from Adelphi University.

East Hampton Town Trustees Candidates

October 28, 2015 |

Adelphi alumna Rona Klopman is running for a seat on the East Hampton Town Trustees board. Klopman has master’s degrees in computer science and reading from Adelphi and C.W. Post, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Queens College.


October 30, 2015 | Garden City News

Alumnus John Ellis Kordes will deliver The Friends of the Adelphi University Library talk on “Early Aviation in Garden City and Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight” on November 1.

Hawley Council candidates reply

October 30, 2015 | The News Eagle

Alumna Marjorie C. Murphy is running for a seat on the Hawley Borough Council in PA. She currently serves on Government Agencies as well as being on the boards of local organizations that handle the arts, literary, historical and health needs.

Coach’s Corner: Joe Spallina

October 30, 2015 | Our Sports Central

Alumnus and former coach Joe Spallina discussed his success coaching lacrosse on the college and professional levels. While coaching at Adelphi, he was a huge success. He led his team to three straight Division II titles from 2009-2011. He also won National Coach of the Year for all three of those seasons. In total he won five titles as a player and coach at Adelphi.

Athletics in the News

Three LI Colleges Win Conference Championships

October 27, 2015 | Long Island Tennis Magazine

Women’s Tennis won the program’s first-ever NE-10 title and finished a perfect season at 15-0. Adelphi’s head coach Michael Misiti comments that the win is dedicated to the players that push the program forward.

University Arts in the News

World-Renowned Vocal Ensemble, amarcord to Perform at Adelphi University on Sunday, November 8

October 30, 2015 |

World-renowned vocal ensemble, amarcord to perform at Adelphi University on Sunday, November 8. Known as one of the leading representatives of Leipzig’s music scene in Germany and abroad, the ensemble has toured the globe including cities like New York, San Francisco, Houston, as well as to Central America, Australia, Japan, Israel, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 29 – November 4

October 30, 2015 | Long Island Press

Singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid at AUPAC on Friday, October 30 noted in Do This: Long Island Concerts and Events. Reid’s passion for music has led him to share the stage with some of Broadway’s top performers including Robert Goulet, Jane Krakowski, Blythe Danner and Bryan Stokes Mitchell, to name a few.

The top seven events for the coming week

October 30, 2015 | The Island Now

T. Oliver Reid concert at AUPAC listed as one of the top seven events for the coming week to see on Long Island. Reid brings a lifelong love of musical theater to the stage with such Broadway credits as Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, After Midnight and the 25th anniversary concert of Dreamgirls.

World-Renowned Vocal Ensemble, Amarcord to Perform at Adelphi University on Sunday, November 8

October 30, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

Direct from Germany, amarcord considered one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, will be at AUPAC on November 8. Born of the celebrated tradition of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig, these five former members of the choir create a bridge with their repertoire between medieval music traditions and modern compositions. The group captivates with its expressive, clear and precise singing, and also with its engaging performance style.

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