September 17, 2013

In This Week’s News: September 7-13, 2013

Author of Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, Michael Hingson spoke at Adelphi on Monday, September 9. Hingson, who is blind, was saved on 9/11 by his guide dog who led him down 78 floors in The World Trade Center. The event was announced in The Garden City Patch.

Adelphi sophomore Erika Panzarino was mentioned in The Yorktown-Somers Patch for her volunteer work with the Somers Historical Society. Panzarino, a graduate of Somers High School, is responsible for the Society’s project ‘Adopt an Artifact,’ an effort to preserve the artifacts found at the Wright-Reis Homestead in Somers, NY.

Adelphi University’s Institute for Parenting will be part of a new program called Babies Can’t Wait starting this month. The collaboration between the Nassau County Department of Social Services, infant mental health specialists from the Institute for Parenting and attorneys for both the child and the birth parent will create a specialty track for foster care children ranging from infants through age 5. Marcy Safyer, director of Adelphi’s parenting institute said in a Newsday article that Adelphi specialists will perform developmental and mental health evaluations on the children and provide therapy for each child. Another article on the new initiative appeared in NY Law Journal.

Robert B. Catell, the chairman of the board of JJT Energy, was named the first John J. Phelan Jr. Fellow of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. Catell is the former chairman and CEO of Keyspan and has more than 50 years in the energy utility industry. The announcement appeared in Long Island Business News.

Cara Lynch, ’12, has a series of prints and installations on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center in the Bronx. Her exhibition Housework, is inspired by historic homes including those owned by NYC Parks in the Bronx. Lynch is currently part of the project Ephemeral at Adelphi. Her chalk mural can be found outside the Ruth S. Harley University Center.

Adelphi junior Kristina Sharrott and Jacqueline Cartabuke, director of health services, and chair of the health and wellness committee for Adelphi University, were mentioned in a NY Post article about beating the freshman fifteen. Sharrott shared her tips for staying healthy and fit on campus while Cartabuke identified some mistakes that college students make that can lead to weight gain.

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