From My Desk
See President Riordan’s latest From My Desk message and stories below.
On the first Wednesday of each month, I send out a personal newsletter on a topic that interests me deeply. Here at Adelphi, we are transforming students’ lives, and I have so many stories to tell about how we do that—with our outstanding faculty and diverse and welcoming campus; through life-changing internships and winning athletics and performing arts opportunities; and by our personalized approach to higher learning. The Adelphi community of students, faculty, staff and alumni is making news around the country and the world, and I am thrilled to share these stories with you!
Dear Adelphi family and friends,
June was a pivotal month for many reasons.
Adelphi is eager to transform for the greater good and, while agile and responsive, our mission remains steady—to continue to provide an academic experience that transforms students’ lives and prepares them for careers of purpose in a rapidly changing world.
This month, I am pleased to share some stories from our University and community that share a theme of adaptability, transformation and the future:
- Our plan for the fall semester is taking shape—cautiously, responsibly and with a focus on safety and our mission.
- Our telemedicine expert predicts how COVID-19 will drive artificial intelligence and wearable sensors into the mainstream.
- An alumna from Trinidad and Tobago shares her remarkable decision to not retire—rather to return to Adelphi for a surprising new career.
- Our leading epidemiologist shares predictions on the future of COVID-19 in our lives.
I wish you a safe and enjoyable summer and am confident that we will be stronger, wiser and well prepared for our new academic year.
All the best,
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.
Research: Addressing Maternal and Child Health Inequalities
Across the globe, women and children experience public health problems at higher rates than the general population. Korede K. Yusuf, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Public Health, has dedicated her career to addressing this issue, especially as it concerns maternal health and fetal development. Read about it in “Early Interventions,” a feature article in our Fall 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.
Alumni Making a Difference—A Gala Thank-You
I thank Adelphi’s alumni—and our current music students—for their brilliant virtual performance of “Seasons of Love,” from RENT, Jonathan Larson ’82’s Broadway musical. Their Facebook Watch performance helped raise funds for the President’s Student Success Scholarship, which provides support for juniors and seniors who experience financial difficulties. You can still see the performance—and donate to help.