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“Adaptive Technologies” To Air In December - Exploring Critical Issues

A consideration of the technological advances and recovery techniques available to veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guest panelists will discuss choices for enhancing lives through adaptive technologies.

 
PRLog - Dec. 3, 2010 - In its seventh season, the award-winning television series Exploring Critical Issues, conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, will air “Adaptive Technologies” in December.  A consideration of the technological advances and recovery techniques available to returning veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and others faced with traumatic injuries, and disease-related amputations, guest panelists will discuss choices for enhancing lives through adaptive technologies.

Adaptive Technologies includes a look at prosthetics for amputees, the latest in recovery techniques, success stories and opportunities, organizations providing advice and counseling, new therapies and more.  Joining Dr. Scott are panelists: Dr. Ellen Kowalski, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Human Performance Science, Adelphi University; Dr. Robert Otto, Professor and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Adelphi University; Todd Schaffhauser, Paralympic Gold Medalist and Co-Founder of the Amputee Walking School; Eric Schatz, American Board Certified Prosthetist and President of International Prosthetics.  

“Adaptive Technologies explores not only the breakthroughs in technology serving those who have been put in harm’s way, but the successful measures taken by society to make their lives fuller,” said Dr. Scott.  “In this fascinating program, our panelists share their personal experience and their hopes for the future with warmth and perspective.”

The hour-long program “Adaptive Technologies” will air the week of December 5th and December 12th on Cablevision, channels 29 and 137; and Verizon FiOS, channel 296, as follows:  Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.  The Telecare program can be viewed simultaneously through the Internet at www.telecaretv.org.

Exploring Critical Issues -- seen by over five million households -- is the recipient of three Telly Awards, the cable equivalent of the Emmy.  Earlier this fall, Exploring Critical Issues aired “The ‘Greening’ of Society” and “The Long Island Economy and the Role of the Long Island Association.”

As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates, and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to explore critical local, regional, national, and global topics, such as the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law, and government regulations.

For more information on Exploring Critical Issues airdates and times, visit www.telecaretv.org.

About Dr. Robert A. Scott:
Inaugurated as Adelphi's ninth president in July 2000, Dr. Scott has built on the University's rich traditions in undergraduate and graduate education and continues to link the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs.  Since his appointment, Adelphi University has enjoyed new levels of academic growth and excellence, increased student enrollment, and an enriched campus life supported by alumni, faculty and administration.  Dr. Scott's philosophy of an "engaged" university is apparent in his dedication to the community, including undertaking the series televised series, Exploring Critical Issues.
For more on Dr. Scott, see:  http://administration.adelphi.edu/president/index.php

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Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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