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October 16, 2015
 
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Weekly Roundup-October 9-16, 2015

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Faculty/Staff in the News

Box-Office Boomers: The Encouraging Greying of Hollywood

October 12, 2015 | The Atlantic

Adelphi’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sam L Grogg comments on the changing view of aging in Hollywood and the trend of directors becoming more comfortable with using older actors to portray complex characters in everything from romantic comedies to serious dramas.  

The urge to merge

October 12, 2015 | Long Island Business News

Adelphi alumnus and Adjunct Thomas W. Shinick commented on how corporate mergers affect Long Island firms, forcing the sale of assets and opening the door for local companies to buy assets firms.

Some liked it hot: Dinosaurs evolved range of body temperatures

October 13, 2015 | New Scientist

The age-old question has been answered: Were dinosaurs warm blooded or cold blooded? This new study suggests they might have been both. Adelphi’s Assistant Professor Michael D’Emic speaks about the exciting new discovery using eggshells that proves smaller dinosaurs had cooler body temperatures than the larger ones.

Are you a woman “alpha”? Find out!

October 15, 2015  | Univision.com

Adelphi’s Derner Institute Professor Jean Lau Chin is featured in the slideshow on what it means to be an “alpha” female and how it is no longer necessary in today’s society for a woman to be an ‘alpha” in order to emulate man.

About the Order of the Sword & Shield

October 15, 2015  | Security Honor Society

Adelphi’s assistant director of CHI, as well as program coordinator and adjunct faculty for graduate programs in emergency management Meghan McPherson is featured on the Board of Advisors for the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society. The society is dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, and all protective security disciplines.

Finding love with autism

October 15, 2015  | Longview News Journal

Adelphi’s Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen Shore officiated the wedding between Abraham Nielsen and Anita Lesko in a public ceremony during the Love and Autism Conference in San Diego. Read this heartwarming story about how two people on the autism spectrum found each other and are now considered as “Autism’s First Couple”.

Calling in Help: Mental Health Services for NY Students

October 16, 2015 | Public News Service

Adelphi’s Institute for Parenting Director Marcy Safyer speaks about the benefits of a public-private partnership to address mental-health issues in schools. The Shenendehowa Central School District recently partnered with the Saratoga Center for the Family to provide private mental health services on school grounds. Safyer believes that programs like these will help increase attendance and better academic performances in schools.  


University in the News

Ties that bind

October 15, 2015  | Newsday

Adelphi University students dressed in pink gathered on campus on October 14, 2015 to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating a human ribbon to raise awareness of the cause. The photo can be found in the October 15, 2015 edition of Newsday on pg. A22.    

Human Ribbon

October 15, 2015  | Fox 5 News

Adelphi University’s human ribbon was featured in the New York Minute segment. Student’s dressed in pink and formed the ribbon on October 14, 2015 in order to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

Transit fare discount proposed for commuter students
October 15, 2015  | Newsday

On Thursday, Senator Charles E. Schumer announced in front of the AUPAC at Adelphi University his plan for making public transportation more affordable for students. Under the proposed plan called the University Transit Rider Innovation Program (UTRIP), students will be able to receive discounts of 25% or more from services such as the Long Island Rail Road and local bus systems.

NY senator proposes bill to discount college student fares

October 15, 2015  | News 10

Senator Charles E. Schumer announces and proposes a new bill called the University Transit Rider Innovation Program (UTRIP) that would give students a 25% discount or more for public transportation such as the railroad and local bus stations. The announcement was made at Adelphi University on Thursday.  

Recreation Commission reviews summer season, considers strategic plans

October 16, 2015 | Garden City News Online

Adelphi University students are interning at the Garden City Department of Recreation. This fall, three interns from Adelphi University are working with Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi on a new plan from Kevin Ocker, the department head of recreation.


Alumni in the News

Chris Bernard: Vice President, Player Development, Marketing and Team Operations

October 12, 2015 | NBA.com

Adelphi alumnus Chris Bernard, Knicks VP, Player Development, Marketing and Team Operations is featured on the Knicks’ website. Bernard graduated from Adelphi in 1999 with a B.A. in business management and later served as graduate assistant coach for the men’s basketball squad for two years.

Robert Cowie and Silvia Bouchard

October 12, 2015 | The Daily Record

Adelphi alumnus Robert Cowie joins the board of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating young people to succeed in today’s rapidly changing economy. Cowie received his Master of Business Administration in human resources and labor relations from Adelphi.

Coppinger has long history of volunteerism in Easton

October 12, 2015 | Easton Courier

Adelphi alumnus Paul Coppinger is running for the Region 9 Board of Education seat. Coppinger’s family have lived in Easton for 17 years and he is dedicated to volunteering for the community. He has been a coach for AYSO soccer, Odyssey of the Mind and Chess at the Easton library, as well as volunteered with the Easton PTA as chair of the Education Committee. Coppinger has been elected to the Region 9 Board of Education from 2003 to 2007.   

Women in insurance and the champions of change

October 12, 2015 | Wink

Adelphi alumna Eileen McDonnell, president & CEO of Penn Mutual is highlighted as a champion of change for women in insurance. While working for WANG Labs, McDonnell was earning her MBA in Finance from Adelphi. She now serves as the chairman, president and CEO of Penn Mutual, an insurance organization working towards gender equality.

GCMS welcomes new assistant principal

October 12, 2015 | Garden City News

Adelphi alumnus Daniel Fasano has become the new assistant principal and “Dignity Act Coordinator” at Garden City Middle School. Fasano earned his BA in mathematics and his MA in secondary education at Adelphi.

Residence program director recalls vacations with residents

October 14, 2015 | National Catholic Report

This new Q&A with Adelphi alumna and Executive Director of Mercy Home, Sr. Kay Crumlish, speaks about her vacations with residents of Mercy Home to Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskills, Pinegrove Dude Ranch, and Disney World. Crumlish received her certificate in business administration from Adelphi.

ALUMNUS ADVOCATES FOR ADELPHI INTERNS: IBM’S THOMAS CROKER ON WHY INTERNSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT
October 15, 2015 | Long Island Exchange

Adelphi Alumnus Thomas Croker, the director of sales at IBM for the NY/NJ Enterprise organization speaks about the importance of Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business Internship and Mentorship Program. Croker graduated from Adelphi with a BBA in business management in 1971.

30 in 30: Spallina’s Next Act

October 15, 2015 | Lacrosse Magazine

Adelphi alumnus Joe Spallina speaks about his impressive coaching record in lacrosse, what it was like coaching his son at Stony Brook and watching him compete during the nationally televised World Series of Youth Lacrosse and watching his New York Lizards team during the Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup.

Fitzpatrick Academy Dancing to New Heights!

October 15, 2015 | PRLOG

Adelphi alumna Kelly Fitzpatrick is featured in the article about The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dancing she founded, its success in competitions and creating seasoned dancers, and her background as an Irish Dancer starting at the age of three. Fitzpatrick graduated from Adelphi with a BA in communications.  

SOCIALLY SPEAKING
October 16, 2015 | Garden City News

The Friends of the Adelphi University Library will present their annual fall lecture on Sunday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center. The speaker this year will be  Adelphi alumnus John Ellis Kordes on “Early Aviation in Garden City and Also Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight”. This topic will be of interest to one and all and there is no admission fee.

October 18, 1968: Bob Beamon’s one giant leap shatters the world long jump record

October 16, 2015 | BT

This feature looks back on Adelphi alumnus Bob Beamon and his world record long jump (29 feet, 2.5 inches) in the 1968 Olympic Games. The 22-year old from Queens broke the world record with this jump.


University Arts in the News

Adelphi University’s Best of Broadway: Gold, Rubies and Pearls

October 13, 2015 | LongIsland.com

Adelphi University is proud to present the latest installment of its Best of Broadway concerts titled Gold, Rubies and Pearls celebrating the anniversaries of many Broadway classics.  The show is directed by Adelphi adjuncts Erin Quill, from the original Broadway company of the Tony award-winning Avenue Q, and Jad Bernardo, the award-winning musical director. The program will take place on Saturday, October 17, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m. at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

Acclaimed Trio Solisti to Perform at Adelphi University at the Performing Arts Center

October 14, 2015 | LongIsland.com

Adelphi University is pleased to announce that the acclaimed chamber music ensemble Trio Solisti will be performing on Saturday, October  24, at 8:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. This marks the 11th year for the acclaimed piano group as Adelphi’s Ensemble-in-Residence.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 15 – 21

October 15, 2015  | Long Island Press

Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center’s show Gold, Rubies, and Pearls is featured as an upcoming Long Island event. The performance will include musical traditions of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) by showcasing the popular tunes of the last 50 years from those celebrating their anniversaries such as songs and arrangements from The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Café, Nunsense and many more.

SINGER AND BROADWAY STAR T. OLIVER REID MAKES HIS ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DEBUT ON OCTOBER 30
October 15, 2015  | Long Island Exchange

Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is proud to present the acclaimed singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid with this Bistro Adward-winning show, Drop Me Off in Harlem—a theatrical one-man revue that takes us on a club-hopping journey through the elegant nightclubs and working-class speakeasies of 1934 Harlem. The concert will take place on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Singer and Broadway Star T. Oliver Reid Makes His Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Debut
October 15, 2015  | PRLOG

Adelphi University is pleased to announce that the acclaimed singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid will be performing his Bistro Award-winning show, Drop Me Off in Harlem on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

What’s happening on Long Island this weekend
October 15, 2015  | Long Island Herald

Adelphi Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Maya Muratov will present a historical lecture entitled,  “Greeks, Barbarians and Early Greek Colonization of the Northern Black Sea” on October 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Adelphi University’s Best of Broadway: Gold, Rubies and Pearls
October 16, 2015 | Garden City News Online

The Department of Music at Adelphi University is proud to present Gold, Rubies and Pearls celebrating the anniversaries of many Broadway classics. The show is directed by Adelphi adjuncts Erin Quill, from the original Broadway company of the Tony award-winning Avenue Q, and Jad Bernardo, the award-winning musical director. It will take place on Saturday, October 17, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

Things to Do on Long Island, Oct. 16 to 25, 2015
October 16, 2015 | The New York Times

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center’s screening of the Salzburg Festival’s “Arabella.” Oct. 25 and the Trio Solisti lecture and musical demonstration on its concert repertoire. Oct. 23 are both featured in The New York Times’ Thing to Do on Long Island.

The top seven events for the coming week
October 16, 2015 | The Island Now

Adelphi University’s Gold, Rubies, and Pearls is featured for the top seven events for the coming week. The performance will celebrate the anniversaries — from 10th to 50th – of great Broadway hits. The program features classic songs from such shows as “The Sound of Music,” “Show Boat,” “Chicago,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Nunsense” and more under the new creative team of Erin Quill and Jad Bernardo.

Newsday

October 16, 2015 | Newsday

Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center’s Gold, Rubies, and Pearls featured in Newsday. The production will celebrate the anniversaries — from 10th to 50th – of great Broadway hits from “The Sound of Music,” “Show Boat,” “Chicago,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Nunsense” and more.   

Singer and Broadway Star T. Oliver Reid Makes His Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Debut on October 30
October 16, 2015 | LongIsland.com

Adelphi University proudly announces that the acclaimed singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid will be performing Drop Me Off in Harlem,  his award-winning show on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

 
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