Garden City, NY, United States
Garden City, NY, United States

Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York, United States. Adelphi also has Centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County. It is the oldest institution of higher education on Long Island. For the sixth year, Adelphi University has been named a "Best Buy" in higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university was also named a 2010 Best College in the Northeastern Region by The Princeton Review. The institution was awarded the 2010 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. U.S. News & World Report ranked Adelphi University as #152 among Tier 1 National Universities. Wikipedia.

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Adelphi University will hold its 121stCommencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY.

News Article | May 15, 2017

A Brooklyn-based author and monetary policy expert has released a comprehensive diagnosis of the U.S.’s fiscal shortcomings, in which he calls for a return to the gold standard and rejects the Federal Reserve. Intertwining historical context with public finance savvy, Robert Calabro seeks to educate the American public on the ever-crucial topic of fiscal policy in his new book, “The Great Betrayal.” In the book, Calabro homes in on the caustic nature of inflation, calling it a form of legalized theft, through his constructive and well-researched criticism of the Federal Reserve. He also chronicles the more than four decades in which the gold standard was utilized internationally and delves into major financial events, such as the Great Depression and the 2008 recession. “I come from a middle-class home, and I want my readers to know that I am one of them,” Calabro said. “Millions of our fellow citizens are suffering from currency devaluation, which is subtracting from our purchasing power. I am tired of seeing people suffer, and I am tired of losing.” “… this study is accessible, sober and comprehensive,” a Kirkus reviewer wrote about the book. “A useful, if partial, sketch of an increasingly serious and topical fiscal issue.” “The Great Betrayal” focuses on the foundation of all countries’ economies – currency. Through the power of education, Calabro hopes to deliver the antidote to the U.S.’s monetary policy ills and arm his readers with information so that they may form an educated opinion on the financial needs of the nation. “The Great Betrayal” By Robert Calabro ISBN: 978-1-483-46387-2 (paperback); 978-1-483-46386-5 (electronic) Available at the Lulu Online Bookstore, Barnes & Noble and Amazon About the author Robert Calabro holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Adelphi University and spent his career in both retailing and insurance. Now retired, Calabro spent two years conducting research for and writing “The Great Betrayal.” He currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. To learn more, please visit

News Article | May 19, 2017

Did your husband really like your bridesmaids? The answer could be linked to how long your marriage may last. Researchers studying marriage and friendships found that among white couples, when husbands disapproved of their wives' friends during the first year of marriage, the couples were more likely to end up divorced than when husbands were fine with their wives' friendships. The results did not hold true for black couples, the only other race surveyed in this study. However, in both black and white couples, when the husband felt the wife's friends interfered with the relationship, their chance of divorce was nearly doubled. "Ours was one of the first studies to look at the effect of merging friend networks and how those might affect the marital relationship," said Katherine Fiori, a psychologist at Adelphi University in New York and a co-author of the new research published May 3 in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. A lot of research has looked into how married couples navigate their relationships with in-laws, Fiori told Live Science, but there has been less of a focus on post-marital friendships. The role of merging friends for relationship satisfaction may be increasingly important, Fiori said, because people are now less likely to meet their significant others through friends and more likely to find them online. "We are now having people who are coming from two very different sets of families and friends who are now trying to merge these networks," Fiori said. [I Don't: 5 Myths About Marriage] The researchers used data from 355 black and white heterosexual couples who were surveyed through the Early Years of Marriage project, a study that has followed the same couples who married in Detroit since as early as 1986. About 36 percent of the white couples and 55 percent of the black couples divorced within the first 16 years of marriage. (All of the marriages in the study were between people of the same race.) Using that 16-year time frame, Fiori and her colleagues compared couples' likelihood of divorce with the answers that the men and women gave separately to several questions during their first few years of marriage. In year one, each person was asked about how many friends they and their spouse could call on for help and advice. They were also asked, "Does your (wife/husband) have friends that you would rather (she/he) not spend time with?" In year two of marriage, couples were asked whether their spouses' friends interfered with their married life. Husbands' perceptions of their spouses' friends turned out to matter the most for whether a couple would divorce. For example, 70 percent of white couples in which the husband was fine with his wife's friends during year one of marriage were still married 16 years later. But among those couples in which the husbands disapproved of the wife's friends, just over 50 percent were still married, according to the study. Women's attitudes toward their husbands' friends didn't matter for the likelihood of divorce. In black couples, neither spouses' feelings about the husband or wife's friends predicted divorce. If a husband viewed his wife's friends as interfering, though, the chance of divorce almost doubled regardless of race. The findings held true regardless of other factors that can influence divorce rates, including education levels, income, age, whether the study participants' parents were divorced, whether they'd had a child before marriage and their own reports of marital quality in the first year after the wedding. [The Science of Breakups: 7 Facts About Splitsville] Traditionally, social psychologists have seen an expanded friend network as a boon of marriage, Fiori said. But at the same time, married couples report spending less time with friends than single people do. Some of that may have to do with the couples turning to each other for their social needs, but friction between spouses and friends may be another issue, Fiori said. The study can't, on its own, explain why only husbands' opinions matter or why there is a racial difference in how friendships affect couples. Previous research, however, might provide some clues. Studies have suggested that black couples may rely on family networks for support more than white couples, who turn to friends more frequently, Fiori said. "It may just not matter as much that they disapprove of each other's friends, because their focus is so much on family," Fiori said of the black couples in the study. There are many reasons that a husband's opinion on his wife's friends might matter more than vice versa, Fiori said. Wives are known to be more likely to share emotional intimacy with friends than husbands. They talk about their marital problems more with friends, which may exacerbate those problems in some cases. And because men focus more on doing activities with their friends rather than sharing feelings, women may more easily take over for men's friendships. That means men may be more likely than women to simply drop a friend their spouse has a problem with. But it also may be that men are be more willing to seek a divorce over these issues than women, Fiori said. Previous studies have also found that when friends disapprove of a relationship, that relationship is more likely to eventually break up than if the social network gives it the nod of approval. Husbands who reported that they disapproved of their wives' friends may have been picking up on the friends' disapproval of them. "It's kind of like, which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Fiori said. Couples struggling with dislike of their spouses' friends might try reframing the relationship and considering the benefits their spouse gets from that friendship — and how those benefits might trickle down to the marriage, Fiori said.  "We often hear about problems that can come up with in-laws," she said. "We don't usually think about how difficult it can be to get along with a partner's friends." 7 Ways Friendships Are Great for Your Health Busted! 6 Gender Myths in the Bedroom & Beyond

News Article | May 18, 2017

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, HHAeXchange, the home care leader in connecting payers, providers and members, strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Scott Schwartz as vice president of sales. In his new role, Schwartz will run regional sales and operations for HHAeXchange, with a focus on expanding the company’s provider market presence and capitalizing on the organization’s industry-leading technology and home care offering. Schwartz will work closely with the executive team to establish and nurture provider sales processes while opening new regional markets for expansion. “Scott will bring an incredible amount of support and value to HHAeXchange as we continue to help home care agencies improve, automate and grow their businesses,” said Greg Strobel, president of HHAeXchange. “Scott’s vast knowledge of the sales world will be critical in helping our provider sales team and expanding the HHAX platform into new regions.” Previously, Schwartz founded CampSite, a SaaS-based customer relationship management (CRM) technology geared toward the summer camp and school industries, and grew the company to over $3M in revenue in under three years. Schwartz also held a series of sales leadership positions at OrderGroove, Indian Head Camp and Ducon Technologies Inc. Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Buffalo, as well as a Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in New York. “When you look at the health care industry today, specifically home care, there is an opportunity to drive improvement through technology and collaboration,” said Schwartz. “HHAeXchange offers a unique end-to-end solution, and the opportunity to build on the company’s success while expanding to new markets was very attractive.” To learn more about how payers and providers are using HHAX to improve efficiency, save dollars and improve member outcomes, visit HHAeXchange is the leader in connecting payers, home care agency providers and members through transformational SaaS-based technology that enables more collaboration, communication and connectivity than has ever been possible in home care. By breaking down barriers to effective member care in the home, HHAX allows payers and providers to be more efficient, reduce fraud and waste in the system and ensure payment integrity. With HHAX, payers and providers are armed to provide high quality, consumer-driven care that keeps members comfortably in their homes, improving the entire healthcare ecosystem. HHAX enables more than $3.3 billion in home care billings each year. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @HHAeXchange for more information.

News Article | April 26, 2017

The country music legend performs at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

Adelphi University students, faculty, alumni and friends will be showing their panther pride for 24 hours with a full day of giving back to the institution and rallying around causes they love with the first annual Giving Day 2017 scheduled for...

Although definitions of validity have evolved considerably since L. J. Cronbach and P. E. Meehl's classic (1955) review, contemporary validity research continues to emphasize correlational analyses assessing predictor-criterion relationships, with most outcome criteria being self-reports. The present article describes an alternative way of operationalizing validity-the process-focused (PF) model. The PF model conceptualizes validity as the degree to which respondents can be shown to engage in a predictable set of psychological processes during testing, with those processes dictated a priori by the nature of the instrument(s) used and the context in which testing takes place. In contrast to the traditional approach wherein correlational methods are used to quantify the relationship between test score and criterion, the PF model uses experimental methods to manipulate variables that moderate test score-criterion relationships, enabling researchers to draw more definitive conclusions regarding the impact of underlying psychological processes on test scores. By complementing outcome-based validity assessment with a process-driven approach, researchers will not only improve psychology's assessment procedures but also enhance their understanding of test bias and test score misuse by illuminating the intra- and interpersonal factors that lead to differential performance (and differential prediction) in different groups. © 2011 American Psychological Association.

The DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders Workgroup proposed that five DSM-IV personality disorders be eliminated as formal diagnostic categories (paranoid, schizoid, histrionic, narcissistic, and dependent), because these syndromes purportedly have low clinical utility and minimal evidence for validity. Scrutiny of studies cited in support of this proposal reveals difficulties in three areas: (1) Inadequate information regarding parameters of the literature search; (2) Mixed empirical support for proposed changes; and (3) Selective attention to certain disorders and not others. Review of validity and clinical utility data related to dependent personality disorder indicates that evidence regarding this syndrome does not differ from that of syndromes proposed for retention in DSM-5. Limitations in the research base cited by the workgroup illuminates gaps in the personality disorder literature, and may serve as a starting point for systematic research on personality pathology so that adequate empirical data are available to decide which syndromes to retain, revise, or remove in future versions of the diagnostic manual. © 2011 The Guilford Press.

Bornstein R.F.,Adelphi University
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2012

Contrary to clinical lore, a dependent personality style is associated with active as well as passive behavior and may be adaptive in certain contexts (e.g., in fostering compliance with medical and psychotherapeutic treatment regimens). The cognitiveinteractionist model conceptualizes dependency-related responding in terms of four components: (a) motivational (a marked need for guidance, support, and approval from others); (b) cognitive (a perception of oneself as powerless and ineffectual); (c) affective (a tendency to become anxious when required to function autonomously); and (d) behavioral (use of diverse self-presentation strategies to strengthen ties to potential caregivers). Clinicians' understanding of the etiology and dynamics of dependency has improved substantially in recent years; current challenges include delineating useful subtypes of dependency, developing valid symptom criteria for Dependent Personality Disorder in DSM-5 and beyond, and working effectively with dependent patients in the age of managed care. © Copyright ©2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IRES | Award Amount: 246.65K | Year: 2016

Increasing awareness of environmental issues has led to interest in renewable energy sources and waste materials recycling. This collaborative project between Adelphi University (US) and Warsaw University (Poland) will address these topics by focusing research on the development of novel, smart materials for alternative energy sources and new methods of water purification using solar energy. The project will increase the number of future U.S. workers who can understand and solve these important issues while increasing their ability to partner with international researchers who are also interested in these topics. This US-Polish International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project provides eight-week, photochemistry and nanotechnology research opportunity for twelve US students at Warsaw University, Poland. Specific efforts will be made ensuring the involvement of underprivileged and underrepresented in STEM minorities. Prior to their internships in Poland, students will spend the academic year working in research laboratory at Adelphi University developing essential technical skills relevant to the proposed research. This early-career research experience will enhance the professional training and education of the US undergraduate students by exposing them to modern instrumentation, advanced nanotechnology research, and its practical application. IRES students will develop global competencies through experiential education in an international environment motivating and inspiring young US researchers to invest in future research careers and become agents of change in today?s world.

Research efforts will focus on fabrication and characterization of nanohybrids combining CdX (X=S, Se) thin films with conducting polymers and wide-bandgap semiconducting metal oxides for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications. Detailed studies of the nanohybrids formation process and their characterization will help to identify the key parameters influencing the semiconductor heterojunction quality, such as: materials? choice, their synthesis and processing, in order to correlate their composition, structure and performance. The experiments proposed in this project will test this hypothesis. Both, material synthesis and characterization of the photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic properties will be performed using state-of-the-art electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic instrumentation available at Warsaw University laboratories. The US-Polish team expects to gain a better understanding of the basic working principles of these nanohybrid materials in order to increase their effectiveness and construct high efficiency solar cells and photocatalytic devices for environmental remediation. Successful completion of the proposed research would suggest solutions on some environmental issues, such as: hazardous waste treatment and low cost, high efficiency, alternative energy sources. The results of this project will be disseminated by conference presentations, journal publications and community outreach.

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