October 26, 2007
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Adelphi University Wins Ford Foundation Grant to Enhance International Initiatives


Adelphi University has received a $75,000 Ford Foundation grant to enhance its international programs with the goal of expanding students’ understanding of global issues. Adelphi sought and won the prestigious grant—its first from the Ford Foundation in more than 50 years.

In awarding the grant, the Ford Foundation cited Adelphi’s commitment to broadening students’ knowledge of crucial global issues through events and curricular programs. Adelphi will establish a faculty-led committee to assess current offerings and advise on improvements and new initiatives. The funds will be used for recommended faculty development, including inviting consultants and other experts to campus.

In 2003 the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations of the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations approved Adelphi as a non-governmental organization (NGO), in recognition of the University’s commitment to bringing “global awareness of international issues and the United Nations to the university community and the public.” Adelphi regularly invites U.N. ambassadors to speak on campus, and has held programs with the World Health Organization. In 2006, Adelphi launched its Levermore Global Scholars program, an interdisciplinary program that offers students opportunities for community involvement and global learning.

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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