See President Riordan’s latest From My Desk message and stories below.

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President’s Newsletter

Each month, I share stories of how Adelphi continues growing, leading and making a difference through our mission to transform lives. I invite you to see the ways our University, students, faculty, staff and alumni are contributing to our communities and advancing their professions and fields of study. I am thrilled to share these stories with you and welcome you to be part of our University community.

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November 2022


The strength of Adelphi lies in our connected community—where students, faculty and alumni come together to support our common goal of transforming lives. This month, I’m proud to highlight voices that are making an impact in every part of our network.

Our annual Academic and Creative Research Magazine features important research in the sciences and humanities, with special emphasis on undergraduate student scholars. Meanwhile, our graduate students are breaking down barriers for women to excel in STEM careers; one is even working with the Collider-Accelerator Department at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Alumnus Samuel Fremd ’69 used his inspiring background to support future healthcare professionals with a multimillion-dollar gift to our College of Nursing and Public Health. And in our mission to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at Adelphi, we tell the powerful stories of Hispanic students who are learning and growing on our campus.

I encourage you to discover the many ways Adelphi is prioritizing our people, our vision and our resources to provide an extraordinary higher education experience.

All the best,
Chris

A Year of Discovery

In our annual Academic and Creative Research Magazine, our faculty and students discover surprising new answers to important issues of our times. Read about our contribution to new knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, healthcare and the humanities. At Adelphi, undergraduates are part of our quest for understanding.

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Adelphi is making local, national and global news.

  • In The Chronicle of Higher Education’s How Colleges Help Students With Basic Needs, Anna Zinko, Adelphi’s assistant vice president for student affairs, and Jessica Monaco, MSW 21, coordinator of integrated care and case management, discuss our University’s resources and support programs for students.
  • What habits have been wiped out by the internet age? An article in HuffPost lists five of them, with insights from Margaret Cassidy, PhD, professor and chair of communications.
  • Healthline article about deadly synthetic fentanyl features treatment expertise from Marissa Abram 08, PhD 17, assistant professor in our College of Nursing and Public Health.
  • Newsweek recently featured relationship advice from Adelphi professor of psychology Larry Josephs, PhD.

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Recovery is possible. With support, treatment, and medications like buprenorphine (Suboxone) to reduce cravings, a person can recover from opioid use disorders.

Marissa Abram 08, PhD 17, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Public Health, in a Healthline article about a deadly synthetic fentanyl
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