From My Desk

See President Riordan’s latest From My Desk message and stories below. 

President Christine Riordan

On the first Wednesday of each month, I send out a personal newsletter on a topic that interests me deeply. Here at Adelphi, we are transforming students’ lives, and I have so many stories to tell about how we do that—with our outstanding faculty and diverse and welcoming campus; through life-changing internships and winning athletics and performing arts opportunities; and by our personalized approach to higher learning. The Adelphi community of students, faculty, staff and alumni is making news around the country and the world, and I am thrilled to share these stories with you! 


“This is where real learning takes place”

Go inside the simulation lab, where nursing students face challenging situations that require quick thinking and decisive action.


Research at Adelphi

Teaching Science in Multilingual Schools

The growing number of elementary and high school students in English language programs is challenging educators to develop new approaches to teaching science. A clinical training program created by Adelphi professors yielded a promising look into the future of teacher training. Read about it in “Speaking the Same Language,” a feature article in our Academic and Creative Research Magazine.


Adelphi athletes say, “If you can play, you can play”


Adelphi athletics is proud to support diversity and inclusion. As part of that commitment, the Athletics Department and the Center for Student Involvement is holding an inaugural “Pride in the Park” event on April 9, sponsored in part by the Adelphi Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Council and coinciding with a softball doubleheader against Southern Connecticut State University.

Athletics has created a video for the event featuring Panthers from many of the University’s teams. The video—“If You Can Play, You Can Play”—is also a show of support for You Can Play, an international organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Alumni Making a Difference

Chuck D ’84, ’13 (Hon.)

Chuck D, the rap legend known back in the day as Carlton D. Ridenhour, returns to campus on April 15 for Inside the Artist’s Studio, a conversation with Dr. Perry Greene about the history of hip-hop and Chuck D’s years as the leader of the pioneering group Public Enemy. I thank Chuck for sharing his amazing journey with us!

Momentum Tour 2018–2019

The Momentum Tour swings into New Jersey with an April 9 date in Montclair hosted by Brian McAuley ’61, ’06 (Hon.), executive chairman of the board, pdvWireless, and co-founder of Nextel Communications. I hope you’ll be joining us for this entertaining evening. It’s a perfect opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and get the latest news from campus. Additionally, I am so grateful to our 346 alumni donors who helped make our third-annual Giving Day our biggest ever, with a total of $154,000 raised for great programs and causes.

Please join us!

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