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May 27, 2016

Weekly Roundup-May 20-May 27, 2016

Faculty/Staff in the News

Your brain on politics: What shapes your vote?

May 24, 2016 | CNN Politics

Adelphi Professor Joel Weinberger discussed his research on unconscious attitudes, the presidential candidates and how your brain shapes how you vote in a media interview on CNN.

On Our Island: Nonprofit highlights of the week

May 24, 2016 | Long Island Business News

Adelphi University student Mathew Moody accepted the 2016 Alcott HR Anniversary Scholarship Award. He was congratulated by Robert B. Willumstad School of Business Dean Rajib N. Sanyal and alumnus Louis Basso.

Adelphi honors Rockville Centre resident’s service   

May 25, 2016 | Long Island Herald

Dr. Gayle D. Insler’s service to Adelphi University featured. She will continue to serve as provost through June 30, 2016, and then, following a sabbatical, will return to the biology department faculty in Fall 2017.

Students at Quinipet learn team building skills

May 25, 2016 | Shelter Island Reporter

Director of Media Relations Kali Chan discussed the three-day Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Leadership Summit taking place on Shelter Island with Adelphi University and Farmingdale State College students.

Backstage with Melissa Manchester at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center

May 26, 2016 | MyLITV

AUPAC Executive Director Blyth Daylong on the record-breaking performing arts season and Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester who recently performed at Adelphi.

May 26, 2016 | Newday

Adelphi’s Director of Freshman Admissions Stephanie S. Espina discusses the college gap year on page A37 in Newsday on May 23, 2016.

University in the News

Adelphi University 2016 commencement

May 24, 2016 | Newsday

Adelphi University graduated 2,322 students at its 120th commencement on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

2016 Adelphi University spring commencement photos

May 24, 2016 | Newsday

Newsday published an Adelphi University commencement photo gallery of 35 photos.

Thousands celebrate at Adelphi University’s 120th commencement

May 24, 2016 | FiOS1 News

More than 2,300 graduates received their diplomas at the Adelphi University commencement ceremony at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Hannon Seeking Job Creators For His Upcoming “2016 Job Fair”

May 24, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

Senator Kemp Hannon will host a Job Fair on the Adelphi campus on Wednesday, August 18, 2016. His previous Job Fairs have had 90 or more employers and attracted more than 1,000 job seekers.  

Way to Go! Luis Lopez Cardona, Freeport

May 24, 2016 | Newsday

Freeport High School senior Luis Lopez Cardona who attended the summer science program at Adelphi University, is graduating as the fourth-ranked student in his class with a weighted GPA of 99.9.

Design your own bra for the Creative Cups auction

May 26, 2016 | Newsday

For the second year in a row, seven-year-old Sienna Leaver and her mom, Heather, are designing a bra for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline Creative Cups fundraiser.

Celebrity Sports Night runs up score at Viscardi Center

May 26, 2016 | The Island Now

Henry Viscardi School valedictorian Chris Alvarez plans to study communications at Adelphi University in the fall in pursuit of his dream to be a broadcast journalist.

Alumni in the News

Miss Sparta 2016 Crowned

May 24, 2016 | TapintoSparta

Alumna Lisa Simko Schumann, who owns and directs Dance Expressions Dance Arts, helped judge The Miss Sparta Pageant, which is known for its candidates impressive academic and athletic resumes.

Echo-Factory Ad Agency Hires Former Clippers Entertainment Director & Complex Media Exec

May 25, 2016 | Press Release Rocket

Alumna Juliette Ocon is the Echo-Factory traffic manager. Previously with the Clippers, Ocon apprenticed under the chief marketing officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment—an organization comprising the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders—before moving from the East Coast to work with the Clippers.

Athletics in the News


Attleboro native, Bishop Feehan grad Missy Traversi named women’s basketball coach at Adelphi University

May 24, 2016 | The Sun Chronicle

Missy Traversi, the former Bishop Feehan High School three-sport standout, has been named the women’s basketball head coach at Adelphi University.

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