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Adelphi University

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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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-- Leading national theater organization, New York Theatre Workshop (http://nytw.org/default.asp)(NYTW), has a long history of fruitful collaboration with the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (http://aupac.adelphi.edu/)(AUPAC). This summer, Adelphi hosted the workshop's sixth summer residency from June 5-18, where 11 students from the Department of Theater (http://theatre.adelphi.edu/)gained a significant edge in the world of theatrical project development.Founded in 1979, NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 17 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. They work with more than 1,800 artists annually and have developed hundreds of productions including Adelphi alumnus Jonathan Larson'sDoug Wright'sand Martha Clarke'sEmerging playwrights, actors, dramaturgs and more have gained success through NYTW's Artist Workshop activities, including participating in residency programs as fellows.During the course of the residency, students and NYTW fellows worked on projects that were shared at the end of the residency as work-in-progress readings. Students were able to make connections with the artists, observe new ways to develop art, refine acting techniques, complete historical research and learn new theater terms and procedures. Though their responsibility was to assist the residency, collaboration played a key role in the experience."The first day we sat down, and all the actors read the play, they asked us what we thought. We were able to contribute, which we didn't expect and they were receptive to it," said Harper LaBrozzi '20, one of the student interns. "It was truly 'Hey really, what do you think of this?' and that was something you do not get everywhere."Some students enjoyed the program so much that they decided to participate for a second year."Well coincidentally, the first time I saw a show at NYTW, which was my freshman year here, I immediately thought 'I would love to do a show there,'" said Joanna Georghiou '20, who described the experience as one to help students reach their future goals."That's a goal for myself, to be cast in a show at the Workshop. I feel like I'm closer to that now because I've done this twice and I'm getting to know the people who work there and see how they run which is amazing."The NYTW guest artists were eager to participate in the program and work with the students. One of the artists, Amauta Marston-Fermino, described the program as refreshing because groups of people come together to focus on creating art. Other artists agreed that the program will have a lasting effect. "If any one of these students were like 'Hey I'm moving to New York, do you know anyone? Can you help me find an apartment? Can you put me in touch with who you know at X Y Z?' I would be glad to do it," said Ato Blankson-Wood, another guest artist.The program began as an initiative led by the College of Arts and Sciences ( http://arts- sciences.adelphi.edu/ ). Over the past six years, the program has extended its residency at Adelphi to provide more time for collaboration."It's a tremendous opportunity for us to bring artists outside of New York City and work within Adelphi's space aided by the theater students," said Artistic Producing Associate, Rachel Silverman from NYTW. "It is very meaningful to us and to the artists we bring up to be able to work in such great facilities and be taken such good care of. One of my favorite parts is seeing how much work is always accomplished within each residency, and to see how the resources at Adelphi have helped to develop the piece in ways it may not have gone had we been working elsewhere."For more information about the AUPAC, visit aupac.adelphi.edu . For details about Adelphi University's Department of Theatre, visit theatre.adelphi.edu/Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


News Article | August 2, 2017
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-- Adelphi University continues to be at the forefront of launching new programs for high needs areas of healthcare. New programs approved for the 2018 spring semester include an M.S. in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (D.N.P.).The M.S. in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program is designed to educate nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level as advanced practice nurses to provide primary psychiatric and mental health care across the lifespan (child-adolescence through geriatric). Students will work directly with children, adolescents, adults and geriatric clients experiencing psychiatric problems through required clinical practice and take core courses including pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment and pharmacology."There are a significant number of individuals in our country with mental health problems requiring treatment," said Jane White, Ph.D.FAAN, associate dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health. "With the current substance use disorder problem and its national focus and funding for prevention and treatment, even more individuals will need treatment.""However, at the same time, there has been a decrease in the number of psychiatrists who treat these disorders especially by prescribing appropriate medications,"Dr. White added. "Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are prepared to assess and treat these patients with counseling and medication and can fill in this gap of needed practitioners. Unfortunately in New York State there are presently only 1,200 licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners."Adelphi's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) post-M.S. certificate program will educate nurses who have an M.S. degree and are NPs in another specialty to provide primary psychiatric and mental health care across the lifespan (child-adolescence through geriatric) and will allow those practitioners with an M.S, who are certified in another specialty, to expand their care to a wider population of clients. Students in the MS and post MS programs will be prepared to assess, plan and manage clients and families with psychiatric diagnoses, providing psychopharmacology, counseling and therapy interventions.Adelphi's newest Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner D.N.P. program, prepares nurses to be comprehensive care practitioners who provide fully accountable and continuous care and includes the entire spectrum of adults including young adults, adults and older adults to patients across settings and during transitions. Students will be able to hone their skills in the clinical simulation laboratory with the latest education technology in Adelphi's new Nexus Building, while learning side-by-side with their nurse practitioner faculty. Students can enter either at a post baccalaureate level or an advanced standing level with an MS degree as a nurse practitioner."There is currently in NY a need for more primary care providers. Fewer physicians are choosing primary care as a specialty or career track," said Dr. White. "The doctorally- prepared nurse practitioner is able to assess and treat individuals in primary care settings alongside physicians or in some settings autonomously. As the population ages and is faced with chronic illnesses, more primary care providers are and will continue to be needed."Find more information about these programs at: http://nursing.adelphi.edu/ academics/nursing- programs/ Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


News Article | June 21, 2017
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Changes to Cuba Policy Mark Grabowski, Esq. Associate Professor, Communications Department Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. "[The proposed changes to America's Cuba policy] are bad news for Americans and Cubans. But, if there's a silver lining, it's that tech and telecom will be exempt from the rollback and will be able to continue to make inroads in Cuba. A senior White House official today indicated that expanding telecommunications and internet access to Cubans are among the Obama-era exemptions Trump will leave in place. Getting Cuba online is one of the best and quickest ways to bring about change there. The new connectivity will have a momentum all its own. The Obama Administration knew this and that's why they focused on expanding tech in Cuba. Google recently became the first foreign internet company to operate in Cuba. In fact, even if we roll back to where we were before Obama started loosening sanctions, it shouldn't hinder tech. Congress's embargo gives the president more leeway over telecom than over other sectors." Two groups of Adelphi University students and faculty were among the first U.S. scholars to explore and experience Cuba on the brink of transformation in January 2016. Grabowski taught Global Perspectives: Cuba in Transition; the student journalists who participated posted stories directly from Cuba (see http://cubastories.com). Website: http://www.adelphi.edu Contact: Kali Chan, chan@adelphi.edu Trump Administration's Changes to Cuba Policy John Drew, M.A., M.F.A. Assistant Professor, Communications Department Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. "I am deeply troubled by Trump's heightened aggression towards Cuba, although I am not surprised, since he has shown great interest in and capacity to undo some of the most noteworthy accomplishments of the Obama presidency. What Trump has failed to realize is that American tourism and economic development on the island makes it much harder for the Cuban regime to get away with repressive human rights tactics. In fact, one could say that more international and internet-enabled and savvy eyes and ears on the island can be seen as a way of heightening surveillance on the Cuban regime's human rights record; thus, if this record was really the Trump administration's most pressing concern in Cuba, they would be better suited to further expand American travel and economic investment in Cuba. What we have seen today, however, is perhaps far more worrisome. Last month, Russia resumed oil shipments to Cuba for the first time in more than a decade and there are now reports emerging that Putin and the Cuban regime are discussing the re-opening of a Russian military base on the island. One would think that with all the news reports about potential Russian interference in the recent U.S. presidential elections, that the country's executive leadership would be doing everything it can to prevent Russia from developing further opportunities in which to interfere or influence U.S. domestic policy and political outcomes. And yet, by suddenly isolating Cuba after the previous administration had just created major momentum towards building a potential alliance in Cuba, the Trump administration has given Russia a very enticing opportunity to exploit this renewed isolation, and the fact that Venezuela is all but a failed state now means that Cuba has very few countries to turn to for help. And given that the Cuban economy remains one of the most vulnerable in the region suggests that the Cuban regime will seek assistance and build economic alliances wherever they may present themselves, i.e., enter Russia. It remains to be seen how much more difficult the U.S. treasury department will make it to legally travel to Cuba, but as a professor who has seen firsthand what sort of impacts materialize by taking American students to Cuba and introducing them to one of our nearest and friendliest neighbors, you can be sure I will do everything I can to hold up this tradition and to resist yet another and increasingly dangerous foreign policy blunder by the current presidency." Two groups of Adelphi University students and faculty were among the first U.S. scholars to explore and experience Cuba on the brink of transformation in January 2016. Drew taught Global Perspectives: Cuba in Transition; the student journalists who participated in posted stories directly from Cuba (see http://cubastories.com). Website: http://www.adelphi.edu Contact: Kali Chan, chan@adelphi.edu Overtime Lawsuits Should be FLSA Wake-up Call Audrey Mross Employment Law Attorney Munck Wilson Mandala, Dallas Overtime lawsuits have spiked in recent years, particularly in the energy sector, and businesses should take a close look at their payroll practices and ensure that they are in compliance with the FLSA wage-and-hour guidelines. Says Mross: "The FLSA's administrative exemption is routinely misapplied by employers, and this case is a wake-up call to businesses that use a loose interpretation of the 'duties test' in order to obtain the desired outcome of exempt status. Employers may have breathed a sigh of relief when the planned December 2016 doubling of the minimum salary for most FLSA white-collar exemptions was put on hold via an injunction. And they may be assuming that agency enforcement of FLSA classification will wane as the DOL faces a 20 percent cut in its annual budget under the new Trump administration. But this case is a good reminder that individuals and groups of employees can still file lawsuits and the judiciary will hear their plea. The biggest take-away here is that these FLSA classification disputes may not be resolved via summary judgment, meaning employers leave their fate in the hands of a jury, who are often pre-disposed to favor employees in these types of cases." Contact: Robert Tharp, robert@androvett.com States Have Powerful Tools in Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Kent Sullivan Attorney Jackson Walker LLP, Austin, Texas "I expect a significant wave of lawsuits against the companies and organizations connected with the spread of powerful prescription opioid drugs. States will be very tempted by the significant potential damages that may be awarded in court to try to recoup some of the costs of treatment. There is, of course, a way to successfully defend these cases, but at the beginning, state governments have a huge advantage under Medicaid fraud and consumer protection statutes. You have a huge hammer over these companies' heads, and they can be at risk of losing more than actual damages. The damages are often multiplied if you're found liable, and the states can often recover attorneys' fees. As government healthcare has expanded, so have anti-fraud actions by states. These lawsuits are not part of the traditional private party litigation framework, where the burden of proof is higher. In many cases, the defendants consider settling to avoid the significant risk and high cost of litigation." Sullivan was chief deputy AG to then-Attorney General Greg Abbott in Texas and led the reorganization and expansion of the AG's Civil Medicaid Fraud section. Contact: Kit Frieden, kit@androvett.com 'Gainful Employment' No True Test in Assessing a College Aaron Gottlieb Bankruptcy Attorney Godwin Bowman & Martinez, Dallas Just before it was set to take effect, the Department of Education has stopped the implementation of a rule designed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for marketing claims concerning employment rates for graduates. Had the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule taken effect, for-profit colleges would have had to prove their programs led to the "gainful employment" of graduates or risk the loss of federal aid. Says Gottlieb: "There is no doubt that the student loan bubble may burst in the near future due to the crushing amount of student loan debt. However, some responsibility must still remain with the student loan borrower to carefully choose which colleges and programs to attend. If a for-profit school provides the student an education and degree for which the student paid tuition, then a 'gainful employment' requirement following graduation seems to be too broad a brush to wield in determining whether the for-profit school made a material misrepresentation. Several lawsuits have been dismissed over the past five to 10 years on the basis of student borrowers' reliance on publications which listed inaccurate employment rates of graduates. The courts have consistently considered this information mere 'puffery,' rather than any sort of guarantee." Contact: Rhonda Reddick, rhonda@androvett.com Gender and Racial Socialization in Education Angela Campbell, Ph.D. Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, School of Education; Co-Director, Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement Cabrini University "Educators must prioritize the preservation of human dignity in all teaching, learning, scholarship, and liberating processes. We the People transform spaces for inclusive excellence, empowerment, and emancipation." An educational leader and scholar activist, Campbell focuses her work and research on adolescent gender and racial socialization, such as rites-of-passage programs, school-and community-based partnerships, and culturally relevant pedagogy and programming to create welcoming, inclusive school climates. Her academic interests include socialization practices in schools, multicultural and social justice education, adolescent gender identity, as well as character and youth development programs. Campbell is available to discuss Charter school reform, multicultural education, adolescent gender identity, youth programs, and education reform strategies that support students' academic and socio-emotional development. Website: www.cabrini.edu Contact: Lori Iannella, lni723@cabrini.edu Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/community/jobs/ Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line. PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/profnet-experts-available-on-us-cuba-relations-education-policy-more-300477741.html


News Article | June 19, 2017
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The Outpacing of Anti-Virus Software by Machine Learning & AI Simon Crosby Founder and CTO Bromium San Francisco, Callifornia "Won't it be great when you can ditch Anti-Virus software forever? That day is coming, made possible by massively secure devices that react at machine learning speed to machine-timescale attacks, protecting themselves 'by design' and automatically remediating each attack with no need for signatures or a leap of faith on fallible AI-based detection." Crosby is the co–founder and CTO of Bromium. He was the co-founder and CTO of XenSource, and later served as CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix after the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Previously, Crosby was a principal engineer at Intel, where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was also the founder of CPlane, a network-optimization software vendor. In 2007, Crosby was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs. He currently contributes to Forbes, and was also a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. Website: www.bromium.com Contact: Trevor Carver, trevor@methodcommunications.com Overtime Lawsuits Should be FLSA Wake-up Call Audrey Mross Employment Law Attorney Munck Wilson Mandala, Dallas Overtime lawsuits have spiked in recent years, particularly in the energy sector, and businesses should take a close look at their payroll practices and ensure that they are in compliance with the FLSA wage-and-hour guidelines. Says Mross: "The FLSA's administrative exemption is routinely misapplied by employers, and this case is a wake-up call to businesses that use a loose interpretation of the 'duties test' in order to obtain the desired outcome of exempt status. Employers may have breathed a sigh of relief when the planned December 2016 doubling of the minimum salary for most FLSA white-collar exemptions was put on hold via an injunction. And they may be assuming that agency enforcement of FLSA classification will wane as the DOL faces a 20 percent cut in its annual budget under the new Trump administration. But this case is a good reminder that individuals and groups of employees can still file lawsuits and the judiciary will hear their plea. The biggest take-away here is that these FLSA classification disputes may not be resolved via summary judgment, meaning employers leave their fate in the hands of a jury, who are often pre-disposed to favor employees in these types of cases." Contact: Robert Tharp, robert@androvett.com 'Gainful Employment' No True Test in Assessing a College Aaron Gottlieb Bankruptcy Attorney Godwin Bowman & Martinez, Dallas Just before it was set to take effect, the Department of Education has stopped the implementation of a rule designed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for marketing claims concerning employment rates for graduates. Had the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule taken effect, for-profit colleges would have had to prove their programs led to the "gainful employment" of graduates or risk the loss of federal aid. Says Gottlieb: "There is no doubt that the student loan bubble may burst in the near future due to the crushing amount of student loan debt. However, some responsibility must still remain with the student loan borrower to carefully choose which colleges and programs to attend. If a for-profit school provides the student an education and degree for which the student paid tuition, then a 'gainful employment' requirement following graduation seems to be too broad a brush to wield in determining whether the for-profit school made a material misrepresentation. Several lawsuits have been dismissed over the past five to 10 years on the basis of student borrowers' reliance on publications which listed inaccurate employment rates of graduates. The courts have consistently considered this information mere 'puffery,' rather than any sort of guarantee." Contact: Rhonda Reddick, rhonda@androvett.com Changes to Cuba Policy Mark Grabowski, Esq. Associate Professor, Communications Department Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. "[The proposed changes to America's Cuba policy] are bad news for Americans and Cubans. But, if there's a silver lining, it's that tech and telecom will be exempt from the rollback and will be able to continue to make inroads in Cuba. A senior White House official today indicated that expanding telecommunications and internet access to Cubans are among the Obama-era exemptions Trump will leave in place. Getting Cuba online is one of the best and quickest ways to bring about change there. The new connectivity will have a momentum all its own. The Obama Administration knew this and that's why they focused on expanding tech in Cuba. Google recently became the first foreign internet company to operate in Cuba. In fact, even if we roll back to where we were before Obama started loosening sanctions, it shouldn't hinder tech. Congress's embargo gives the president more leeway over telecom than over other sectors." Two groups of Adelphi University students and faculty were among the first U.S. scholars to explore and experience Cuba on the brink of transformation in January 2016. Grabowski taught Global Perspectives: Cuba in Transition; the student journalists who participated posted stories directly from Cuba (see http://cubastories.com). Website: http://www.adelphi.edu Contact: Kali Chan, chan@adelphi.edu Changes to Cuba Policy John Drew, M.A., M.F.A. Assistant Professor, Communications Department Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. "I am deeply troubled by Trump's heightened aggression towards Cuba, although I am not surprised, since he has shown great interest in and capacity to undo some of the most noteworthy accomplishments of the Obama presidency. What Trump has failed to realize is that American tourism and economic development on the island makes it much harder for the Cuban regime to get away with repressive human rights tactics. In fact, one could say that more international and internet-enabled and savvy eyes and ears on the island can be seen as a way of heightening surveillance on the Cuban regime's human rights record; thus, if this record was really the Trump administration's most pressing concern in Cuba, they would be better suited to further expand American travel and economic investment in Cuba. What we have seen today, however, is perhaps far more worrisome. Last month, Russia resumed oil shipments to Cuba for the first time in more than a decade and there are now reports emerging that Putin and the Cuban regime are discussing the re-opening of a Russian military base on the island. One would think that with all the news reports about potential Russian interference in the recent U.S. presidential elections, that the country's executive leadership would be doing everything it can to prevent Russia from developing further opportunities in which to interfere or influence U.S. domestic policy and political outcomes. And yet, by suddenly isolating Cuba after the previous administration had just created major momentum towards building a potential alliance in Cuba, the Trump administration has given Russia a very enticing opportunity to exploit this renewed isolation, and the fact that Venezuela is all but a failed state now means that Cuba has very few countries to turn to for help. And given that the Cuban economy remains one of the most vulnerable in the region suggests that the Cuban regime will seek assistance and build economic alliances wherever they may present themselves, i.e., enter Russia. It remains to be seen how much more difficult the U.S. treasury department will make it to legally travel to Cuba, but as a professor who has seen firsthand what sort of impacts materialize by taking American students to Cuba and introducing them to one of our nearest and friendliest neighbors, you can be sure I will do everything I can to hold up this tradition and to resist yet another and increasingly dangerous foreign policy blunder by the current presidency." Two groups of Adelphi University students and faculty were among the first U.S. scholars to explore and experience Cuba on the brink of transformation in January 2016. Drew taught Global Perspectives: Cuba in Transition; the student journalists who participated in posted stories directly from Cuba (see http://cubastories.com). Website: http://www.adelphi.edu Contact: Kali Chan, chan@adelphi.edu Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/community/jobs/ Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/profnet-experts-available-on-artificial-intelligence-employment-cuba-policy-more-300475920.html


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.


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.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 1.20M | Year: 2011

The Adelphi University Science Education Advancement (SEA) Noyce Scholarship Program is providing scholarships to 26 students majoring in the sciences as they prepare to enter a science teaching career in a high-need public school. This program includes: 1) two field-based marine science courses that explore marine environments of Long Island, 2) a three-week internship with Nassau Board Of Cooperative Education Services Summer Marine Biology (BOCES), 3) a strong mentoring/induction program pairing scholars with an accomplished teacher-mentor from high-need partner schools, 4) mentorship by a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certified teacher, and 5) assessments using the NBPTS Take One! program. The scope of educational reach of the partners in this project, Adelphi University and Nassau BOCES, makes this project an important contribution to the much needed effort to increase the quality and quantity of highly-qualified science teachers. The projects focus on 1) using marine sciences as a vehicle for the teaching and learning of all science disciplines and 2) preparing teachers to use marine environments in their own curriculum holds significant promise for the improvement of science education in a region spanning from New York City to the far reaches of Long Island, a region comprising some of the most important yet over-used coastal environments found along the Atlantic seaboard.


Grant
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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