April 1, 2013
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communications

Around Blodgett Hall

News, Newsletter

blodgett hall at adelphi university

Our own resident filmmaker and teacher par excellence, Professor Joan Stein, has had her screenplay chosen for the prestigious Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab. The national event, April 12-14, is highly competitive, bringing in select film writers from across the country to work with established screenwriters and producers with the prospect of taking scripts into production. Prof. Stein is best known for her Academy Award nominated film, One Day Crossing.

The department is proud to announce the release of Prof. Peter Costello’s new book scheduled for May 13. Attachment–Based Psychotherapy: Helping Patients Develop Adaptive Capacities, will be published by the American Psychological Association Press. Prof. Costello is currently working on a second book focused on interpersonal relations.

In other news, Prof. Peggy Cassidy has been awarded a university faculty development grant to continue her research into the historical connection between media and childhood…

Prof. Mark Grabowski presents his work at a conference in Prague this summer addressing ethical concerns in cyberspace…Prof. Tom Campbell will be co-teaching an independent documentary production class in Cameroon, West Africa this summer…Kim Pratt, Jessi Shaheen, CathyBoyd, Terry Woods, and Ann Terry’s creative art work brought in funds for Creative Cups, which goes toward Adelphi’s breast cancer support line…Kim Pratt and Ann Terry continue with plans for the Media Lab major upgrade scheduled for May.

We welcome the newest member into our department — Isabel Sage. Yes, Prof. Anna Akerman and hubby Daniel Berman’s new baby daughter! Prof. Akerman will return from leave in September with added insight, we expect, into her class, Media and Children.

This piece appeared in the Communications Newsletter Spring 2013 edition.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communications