June 2017
Graduation Is Over. But Our Summer of Changing Lives Is Just Beginning. 

The decorated-graduation-cap trend was in full force at Adelphi's 121st Commencement a few weeks ago, where hundreds of grads personalized their own caps—a fitting end to the personalized education that is the hallmark of Adelphi. On the mortarboard of class President Georgia Linaris' cap, in gold letters, was a phrase that summed up the day for all 2,175 graduates: "On to my next adventure."

Although most colleges and universities become quieter places during the summer, many students, faculty, artists, scientists and pre-college students are, in fact, beginning their next adventure right here—at Adelphi University. 

Physicist and Assistant Professor Matt Wright, Ph.D., will be in his lab, laser cooling and trapping atoms and molecules at temperatures one million times colder than the average temperature on Pluto. Young writers and their teachers will be in intensive writing workshops at our Young Writers Retreat, a collaboration between best-selling author and Adelphi graduate Alice Hoffman '73 and the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. And renowned advocate and Assistant Professor Stephen Shore, Ed.D., will be teaching two courses on autism—a subject he knows well, being on the autism spectrum himself.

Arts at Adelphi will be busy as ever. The New York Theatre Workshop will be workshopping new plays on Adelphi stages in development for Broadway stages later in the year. And alumna Robyn Cooper '09, an observational artist and adjunct Adelphi professor, will be exhibiting her work on the second-floor gallery in our Performing Arts Center.

We welcome visitors from New York, Long Island and beyond to come by our Garden City campus to tour our Outdoor Sculpture Biennial 2016–2018 or to take one of more than 200 college courses for credit at our Long Island and Hudson Valley campuses or our downtown Manhattan Center. It just might be the perfect summer to learn about video game programming, ethics in business or digital photography. Details are below.

And we're very excited to be welcoming our Panthers-to-be in July—pre-college students from all over the country—so they can earn college credit by studying nursing, robotics or digital filmmaking, to name a few.

Spots are still available if you happen to know a high schooler who might like to go on to that next adventure we call summer at Adelphi. 

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

Watch Adelphi's brilliant student conductor Oswaldo Machado  '17 share his music, his inspiration, and the news about the Lincoln Center summer that could transform his life.

Career News: Ninety-Two Percent of Our Graduates Are Either Employed or in Graduate School Within One Year of Graduation.*

Taylor Salmon, a 2016 Willumstad School of Business M.B.A. graduate, is starting in September as an assurance associate at PwC and will soon be one of the approximately 90,000 Adelphi alumni employed all over New York, the country and the world.
*Source: Survey of 2014-2015 Recent Graduates
Heading to the National Institutes of Health, Elizabeth Cohn, Ph.D., executive director of Adelphi’s renowned Center for Health Innovation, will spend June in a Washington, D.C., lab—exploring the latest genomic science to promote health in our community. This nurse researcher was selected from nurses across the nation to spend part of her summer building the knowledge to develop a new program that could truly change lives: Adelphi's Health Innovation Precision Prevention Program. Precision medicine is the new wave of health; precision prevention ensuring health and wellness is the newest horizon in that field. Adelphi's nurses are breaking new ground in their research on health.

Camp Abilities, an overnight camp for visually impaired youths, returns to Adelphi for the ninth straight year. Campers experience tandem biking, baseball and other sports, many for the first time. Founded by Lisa Innella Santos '08, M.A.'11, adjunct professor, hosting this event has become an annual tradition. Santos has dedicated her career and her summers to providing children with sensory impairments the chance to experience opportunities that might not be available to them otherwise, enabling them to become more physically active members of their schools, communities and societies. We salute Santos, our physical education program, our volunteers and our brave campers as they learn to do activities they never believed possible.  

Adelphi’s Summer Pre-College experience brings together students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that our University has to offer—and it is a proven pathway to college success. Students live and learn like real college students, in a challenging and supportive environment. Of special note, students with autism spectrum disorder can attend our highly successful Bridges to Adelphi Summer Pre-College program, which helps these students acclimate to the demands of university life and earn higher GPAs once they become college students. Adelphi’s beautiful and safe Garden City campus is just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and a quick train ride away from New York City, making it the perfect pre-college location. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) workshops will enliven Adelphi labs this summer. Putting the arts into the sciences, and vice versa, is the product of the collaborative efforts of Cindy Maguire, Ph.D., acting associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and more than a dozen different Adelphi faculty members who are passionate about creative research. On July 13, crafts meet electronics as faculty teaches us all to “sew electric” with conductive thread and LED lights. On August 16, the community will design and print their own 3-D forms. STEAM labs are collaborative, community-based makerspaces where people from all backgrounds gather to create, research, tinker, explore and invent.
Take a course for credit—no matter what college you attend now—or take a course for the joy of learning. Summer Session II starts July 10 and offers more than 100 different courses, from anthropology to educational technology (a booming new tech field) to theater arts. Adelphi's Garden City campus, voted Best Public Garden on Long Island, is an inspiring and busy place all summer long and offers students from all over the tristate area a great option to improve their transcripts or develop a new interest. And high school students can earn college credit, if they qualify, by taking one of more than 20 approved courses.

If you are a neighbor of our Garden City campus and have a high schooler or young children, Adelphi is a great place to be this summer. Regents prep courses will get your student ready for these important milestone tests in an appropriate college setting. And camps are ready for almost any interest. Chess camp, baseball camp and girls' lacrosse camp will be calling Adelphi home for the summer—often with Adelphi faculty and coaches. (Since our women’s lacrosse team just won the National NCAA Division II Championship, we have some great learning, and plenty of inspiration, to share with young female athletes.)
Athletics Update

Women's Lacrosse, High Jump Reach New Heights

Our teams wrapped up the 2016–2017 campaign on a high note, being named the Northeast-10 Conference Presidents' Cup winners for the fourth time in their five seasons since joining the conference in 2009. Adelphi's women's lacrosse program returned to its winning ways, bringing home its third National Championship trophy in four seasons, marking the eighth for the program. Our freshman high jumper Victoria Major, who earned a berth in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the winter, returned to the Outdoor Championships, finishing fourth in the country and earning First Team All-American status. Our student-athletes also posted a 3.3 GPA as a department, with all teams individually posting a 3.0 or better. 


Alumni in the Spotlight

We salute the courage and the scholarship of 2017 grads Jayme Mintz, Yuhao Qiao and Victoria Silva, who are traveling to a remote Alaskan dig site with Associate Professor Brian Wygal, Ph.D., to further his groundbreaking research on the last mammoths of the Ice Age. Remember, alumni can connect or job hunt at Alumnifire, the free Adelphi alumni and student virtual networking site.

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