April 12, 2013
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In This Week’s News: April 6-12

News, In The News

President Scott’s article “The Crime is in the Lie” was published on April 4 in Corporate Compliance Insight. The article calls attention to honesty and the importance of seeking forgiveness rather than covering up mistakes. According to Dr. Scott, trust is crucial to the survival of democracy and commerce.

An article in the Delphian (Volume 68, Issue 8) highlighted student success at Adelphi compared to other schools on Long Island, based on graduation rates. Adelphi has a graduation rate of 65.5 percent, which is the second highest rate among private universities in the region and above the national average.

Adelphi’s newly launched PACT (Philanthropic Action in Challenging Times) program was covered in Long Island Business News. Funded by James Riley Jr. and the Riley Foundation, Adelphi students allocated $10,000 each to two local non-profits, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Herstory of Centereach.

A study authored by Dr. Sarah Eichberg, director of community research for the Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement (iSoRCE), was covered by CBS Radio, FiOS1 TV and Newsday. The study found that in certain communities on the Long Island defined as ‘food deserts,’ residents have very little access to healthy food and struggle with food insecurity. The full study and its findings can be found here.

Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the Public Health Program, Dr. Philip Alcabes, was interviewed on Chinese TV about a new strain of bird-flu virus, H7H9. Dr. Alcabes said he was not concerned the virus would become an epidemic and that information and preparedness, as opposed to panic, are the best ways to handle the virus. To watch the video:

Professor of Psychology, Dr. Lawrence Josephs, was quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal about individuals with high levels of self-esteem. Dr. Lawrence said that ‘divas’ easily impress others at first because of their confidence and charm and that narcissism is an adaptive behavior because it indicates dominance. The story was ranked as the top #5 story on the WSJ site and trended on LinkedIn as a widely read story.


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.

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