The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University received Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. CFRE is the hallmark of a rigorous, high-quality certificate program dedicated to setting premier standards in philanthropy for fundraising professionals.
Dr. Simone Martin-Howard, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Healthcare Administration, received an Erasmus KA107 Higher Education grant from the European Union. Dr. Martin-Howard’s project, “Best Practices in Child Health Outcomes: Lessons from Policymakers and Migrants in Malta”, will document Malta’s child health agenda.`
Marjan Moghaddam, Associate Professor of Media Arts, was invited to Abbey Road Studios in London. The studio is known for pioneering music technologies and remains at the forefront of spatial, immersive sound and performative technologies.
The National Hockey League highlighted two players from the LIU women’s ice hockey team. The story, “Color of Hockey: Indigenous players making their mark,” profiled freshmen Saige McKay and and Carrigan Umpherville. Both players are from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Canada. Click here to read the article.
LIU’s Model UN team won the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in Erfurt, Germany and met Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany.
Dr. Daniel Hanley, Assistant Professor of Biology and Co-Director of LIU’s Honors College on the Post campus, is the leader on a technology project funded by a grant from the National Graphic Society. Entitled “Journeys Through A Colorful World,” the project will develop a first-of-its-kind ultraviolet-visible multispectral camera system to obtain high-resolution spatio-temporal data. The multispectral camera system can be customized to capture different plant and animal species’ unique color patterns and movements invisible to the human eye. Dr. Hanley’s findings have garnered international praise, including media coverage from the BBC, MSN, Science News, Axios, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Discover.
Members of the LIU Student Investment Fund (LIU-iF) received a personal tour of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The tour was led by Joe Tama, the Northeast Regional Head of the NYSE. During the visit, students learned about the history of the NYSE, while also networking with alumni and designated market makers on the floor of the exchange. They also witnessed Kaleyra announce its official listing on the NYSE by ringing the opening bell. LIU-iF provides strategic investment management training and professional development. Other LIU-iF off-campus trips include the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Bloomberg Headquarters.
LIU alumnus Josh Margolin (BFA in Journalism, ’92) was featured on ABC’s 20/20, providing commentary on the investigative news report, “Growing Up Buttafuoco.” The episode chronicled the 1992 shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, a case that garnered national attention at the time. Margolin covered the sensational story during his senior year at LIU as part of his internship with Newsday. Following his graduation, Margolin would go on to co-win a 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for The Star-Ledger. In 2011, he co-authored The Jersey Sting, a bestselling book about one of the biggest political corruption cases. Margolin is currently the Chief Investigative Reporter at ABC News.
Twice in the same week, the Sharks battled the Black Knights on the iconic grounds of the United States Military Academy campus in West Point, New York. The LIU men’s and women’s basketball teams both played memorable road games in Christl Arena, Army’s 5,000-seat home court. The men’s team set a new single-game record with 45 three-pointers attempted, making 18 of them en route to a victory. Sophomore Jermaine Jackson Jr. made nine three pointers, breaking a school record that has stood for over two decades in the process. As a result, Jackson earned Northeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors.
Long Island University held several events on the Brooklyn and Post campuses to usher in the holidays. In Brooklyn, students, faculty and staff gathered together in the Connolly Courtyard to participate in the annual lighting ceremony. A similar event took place at Post with the annual mansion lighting and Holidays at Hillwood. Attendees for both events enjoyed ice skating, free food, crafts, holiday music and various other festivities following the lighting. The University also collected donations for the Toys for Tots organization. Additionally, faculty and staff convened on the Brooklyn campus for the annual Jingle and Mingle holiday event.