January 6, 2017

Weekly Roundup: December 23-January 6, 2017

Faculty/Staff in the News


The Secrets To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 29, 2016 ⎸Fast Company

Jonathan M. Jackson, director of the Center for Psychological Services and Practicum Training at the Derner School of Psychology, discusses the secrets on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.


LI minimum wage hike to $10 an hour Dec. 31 spurs hope, fear

December 30, 2016 ⎸Newsday

Adjunct Professor Thomas W. Shinick, was interviewed about the recent minimum wage increases in New York City and Long Island and how it will affect the economy once it’s raised to $15.   


Dinosaur eggs took a surprisingly long time to hatch

January 3, 2017 ⎸EarthTouch News Network

Assistant Professor Michael D’Emic commented on a study by Dr. Greg Erickson of Florida State University, along with colleagues across North America, to determine how long it took for specific species of dinosaur eggs to hatch. 


Are You a People Pleaser? Then You Need These 12 Tips to Set Healthy Boundaries

January 1, 2017 ⎸Reader’s Digest

Adjunct Professor Deborah Serani is featured in the Reader’s Digest article on how to stop being a “people pleaser” and how to start saying no.   


AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre

January 3, 2017 ⎸

Assistant Professor John McDermott will be doing the scenic design for the Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of “As You Like It” running from January 24 through March 5, 2017.


As Dow Jones Soars, Speculation On Trump’s Impact On The Market

January 4, 2017 ⎸WSHU (NPR affiliate station)

Clinical Professor and Senior Executive in Residence Michael Driscoll was interviewed by “All Things Considered” Host Bill Buchner to discuss the market and the impact of Trump’s election.


New status anxiety fuels Trump derangement: Glenn Reynolds

January 6, 2017 ⎸USA Today

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski is featured in the USA Today story on how Trump’s election has affected those with liberal viewpoints and the fear over status changes as a result. 


University News

CCM’s Former President Elected to The Shakespeare Theatre Board

December 24, 2016 ⎸Parsippany Focus

Former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Adelphi, Edward J. Yaw, Ph.D., has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.


Garden City’s Most-Read Stories of 2016

December 27, 2016 ⎸Garden City Patch

The 2011 Garden City Patch story “Gay Athlete Making Mark at Adelphi University” about former student athlete Kevin Rohle is one of Garden City’s most read stories of 2016. 


After 2 brain surgeries, student athlete shares hope

December 28, 2016 ⎸Newsday

Adelphi psychology student, and former member of the women’s volleyball team, Blakely Murphy speaks about her experiences undergoing two different types of brain surgeries to remove benign brain tumors, serving as an unpaid public advocate for BrainPath, appearance on the television talk show “The Doctors” and keynoting two medical showcases in Washington, D.C. 


Long Island Internships, New And Improved 

January 3, 2017 ⎸Innovate LI

Adelphi’s recent partnership with Savvy Hires to create a hiring “pipeline” for autistic college graduates mentioned in Savvy Hires new collaboration with LaunchPad Long Island.


Alumni in the News

Romanian automotive group New Kopel appoints new CEO

December 23, 2016 ⎸

Alumnus Tal Lahav has been appointed CEO of New Kopel Group which specializes in operational leasing, fleet management and rent-a-car services. Lahav received a degree in business administration from Adelphi. 


Reno Music Beat: Tolle rings in 50 with rowdy homecoming show

December 27, 2016 ⎸RGJ

Adelphi alumna, indie R&B singer and young adult author Tanille Edwards discusses her career and gives advice to aspiring indie artists.


Anita Iskenderian is recognized by Continental Who’s Who

December 29, 2016 ⎸PR Newswire

Adelphi alumna Anita Iskenderian is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as an administrative assistant with Magellan Health, Inc.


She fights for healthy hearts

December 29, 2016 ⎸Long Island Herald

Adelphi alumna Susan Gruen Helsinger, who became a paralegal and earned her real estate license, has been named the Herald’s 2016 Person of the Year for founding the  Jason F. Gruen Foundation, which ensures that as many young people as possible are tested for congenital heart defects.


Sister Barbara Faber: An innovative angel

December 29, 2016 ⎸Long Island Herald

Adelphi alumna Sister Barbara Faber of Our Lady of Peace Church, who attended Adelphi at night to receive her master’s in social work, has been named the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald’s Person of the Year 2016.


Community Club Guest Speaker Grace Rowan

December 29, 2016 ⎸The Garden City News

Adelphi alumna and Community Outreach Educator from Winthrop University Hospital Grace Rown hosted a “ Introduction to Tai Chi” at the Community Club of Garden City on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


Helping People Succeed welcomes new chief financial officer

January 3, 2017 ⎸TCPalm

The non-profit organization Helping People Succeed has hired Adelphi alumna Ann Mehling to handle its finances, budgets, strategic planning for funding and more. She received her degree in business administration.



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