Hofstra Magazine: President's Report 2009
In the few years since we began to publish the annual President’s Report, it has become commonplace for us to state that the prior year was an extraordinary time for Hofstra University. In the annals of Hofstra’s almost 75-year history, however, the year 2008 was – by any measure – an extraordinary year for our University.
HOFSTRA 08 year in review M A G A Z I N E President's Report The A Special Edition of Hofstra Magazine inside: The Big Picture 2008 Year in Review Hofstra Athletics The HOMECOMING WEEKEND Save the Date: October 9 to 11, 2009 BIGPICTURE RECONNECT REDISCOVER RENEW For more information contact Kristin Ehrling at (516) 463-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni Event Information Visit hofstra.edu/Events for more events. Letters to the Editor Please send address changes and class notes to: Editor, Hofstra Magazine Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House 150 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1500 Fax: (516) 463-5897 E-mail: Alumni@hofstra.edu June 22 Hofstra Golf and Tennis Open Old Westbury Country Club Visit us at www.hofstra.edu Click on Alumni. Hofstra University continues its commitment to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status in the conduct and operation of its programs and activities, including admission and employment. Hofstra Magazine is published three times each year by Hofstra University. Our goal is to provide the Hofstra community with exciting and informative news about Hofstra University and its alumni, students, faculty and staff. October 9 Alumni Awards Dinner Garden City Hotel October 10 Homecoming Day inside features President Stuart Rabinowitz Vice President for University Relations and Publisher Melissa Kane Connolly '89 Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Alan J. Kelly Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Meredith H. 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Rizzo III '99 Contributors Lindsey Calabrese '04 Katie Davis Mary Fuchs Jacqueline Govoni Stacey Goldyn-Moller Asia Hauter Nicole Piampiano Leonard Skoros Deanna Tropeano '06 Billi Vernillo '05, '08 Ben Vogt Gwendolyn Armstrong Wade Contributing Photographers Brian Ballweg '77 Rychard Curtiss Mark Getman '94 Phil Marino Graphic Artist Denise Sarian University Archivist Geri Solomon Editing Staff Jacklyn Blaney Linda Merklin Alison Zorn 4 A Letter From President Stuart Rabinowitz 6 2008 Financial Report 8 The Big Picture 22 Hofstra Alumni Organization: Honoring the Past, Building an Exciting Future 24 2008 Faculty News 40 Year in Review 66 Honor Roll of Donors 92 Hofstra Athletics Hofstra Magazine, the Official Publication for Hofstra Alumni and Friends Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE 3 A Letter from President Stuart Rabinowitz Paul G. Kirk, Jr. (left) and Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. (right), co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates, joined Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz in welcoming guests to the presidential debate. In the few years since we began to publish the annual President's Report, it has become commonplace for us to state that the prior year was an extraordinary time for Hofstra University. In the annals of Hofstra's almost 75-year history, however, the year 2008 was � by any measure � an extraordinary year for our University. n the past year, our dream of creating one of the most innovative new schools of medicine in the country became a reality. With the hiring of the school's founding dean, Dr. Larry Smith, and our unique partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System, the nation's third largest system, we began to map out a curriculum that meshes classroom and clinical experiences in new ways, combining the learning of the science of medicine and clinical experiences, bringing together students, patients and members of the health care team from day one. We anticipate admitting the medical school's first class in 2011, subject to obtaining preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and necessary New York state approvals. The School of Medicine's vision of a "learning community" emphasizes case-based, team-based inquiry and scholarship, questioning, and reflection. Its vision includes the cultivation of personal and social responsibility, as well as a commitment to lifelong learning, and promotes student-centered learning based on a patient-centered curriculum. In spring 2008 the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System received a $25 million grant from the New York State Senate, which provides the school with funding toward the more than $125 million necessary to build the state-of-the-art facilities the school requires. New academic centers, such as the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM, the Center for Condensed Matter Research, the Center for Technological Literacy, and the Center for Civic Engagement, were created or expanded. Faculty authored groundbreaking studies on autism and education, and analyzed media and labor trends in national surveys. The highlight of our year, however, was on October 15, 2008, when Hofstra hosted the third and final presidential debate between now-President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Thousands of members of the international and national media, national politicians and leaders descended on Hofstra's campus to witness history being made, and our students and faculty had front-row seats as the debate � now known popularly as the introduction of "Joe the Plumber" � played out. On behalf of the Hofstra community, I had the privilege of ringing the NASDAQ opening bell on October 14, greeting the candidates, and meeting the congressional and political leaders who came to campus for the debate. I 4 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Visits to our Web site more than doubled, and there were thousands of media mentions and hundreds of feature stories about Hofstra programs, student engagement, and faculty expertise. The media monitoring estimate of potential viewership for the stories and related mentions of Hofstra was almost 13 billion people worldwide. It is, of course, impossible to fully assess the public relations impact of the debate. Some of the impact is not immediately measurable, but will hopefully be reflected in long-term reputational gains and enhanced name recognition. No one could argue, however, that the debate and surrounding programming and media coverage exceeded all expectations and truly put Hofstra on the map, while providing our students with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Educate '08, our unprecedented, yearlong program of academic courses, events, lectures, conferences, exhibits and performances focused on the election and the history of the American presidency, was an outstanding success, attracting thousands of students, alumni and community members to the Hofstra campus to become involved in the 2008 presidential campaign. Guests included James Carville and Mary Matalin, George Stephanopoulos, Robert Rubin and Paul O'Neill, Gloria Steinem, Ari Fleischer and Dee Dee Myers, Maureen Dowd and William Kristol, Mario Cuomo and Richard Haass, and dozens of respected journalists, historians and policy makers. Students came out in large numbers to hear the speakers and for the Hofstra Rocks the Debate concert with Jason Mraz and the Comedy Central Indecision '08 tour. And last year, despite the economic downturn, we announced the completion of our most successful capital campaign ever, having raised $110 million to fund student scholarships, faculty scholarship, technology and facilities. Generous alumni, friends and other donors provided Hofstra with the resources needed to enhance its place among nationally renowned institutions of higher education. The success of Hofstra University belongs to each of us � to our outstanding faculty, who place an equal value on research and teaching; to our more than 110,000 alumni, who are leaders in public service, business, the arts and media, education and health and human services, and law; to our students, who for the seventh consecutive year had increasingly excellent academic credentials, with an average SAT score of 1182, a more than 100-point increase in less than a decade. Students from across the country continue to enroll at Hofstra, and for the second year, more than half our students came from states other than New York. We continue to invest in scholarship and financial aid for our students, state-of-the-art facilities, and small classes. We continue to place an emphasis on public programs, such as our renowned "Great Writers, Great Readings" series; the annual Shakespeare Festival; a world-class Division I athletic program; conferences and exhibits hosted by the Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra University Museum; performances by the Departments of Music and Drama and Dance, and Hofstra Entertainment; and the many events and programs Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz offered by Hofstra's Breslin Center for the Study of Real Estate, the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, and Continuing Education. The University recently launched Define '09: New Challenges, New Solutions, a yearlong series of programs that will examine the new presidential administration, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face, and ways to address our country's most pressing issues. Designed to keep our students and our community engaged in politics and civic involvement, this program builds on the success of Educate '08 and the hosting of the October 15 debate. We already have presented several successful programs as part of Define '09, including appearances by Anderson Cooper, Donna Brazile and David Plouffe, and look forward to an interesting and engaging year. Through prudent management and careful stewardship, Hofstra University remains a stable and excellent institution, even in the current economy. Student interest and alumni engagement is stronger than ever, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of our varied constituents. As we prepare to commemorate our 75th anniversary, beginning on September 23, 2010, we have much to celebrate. A constant in our history has been our continuous momentum. Hofstra University has always placed an emphasis on respecting our great academic traditions while forging new paths and moving forward � utilizing new technology, creating new academic programs, and enhancing academic quality. Our momentum continues, and our University is better positioned than ever. With your support and involvement, there is no telling how far Hofstra University, and our alumni, faculty and students, can go. Sincerely, Stuart Rabinowitz President Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 5 The 2008 Financial Report Net Tuition & Fees 77.6% BIGPICTURE Components of Revenue 2007-08 Other Sources, Net of Investment Loss 0.5% Sales & Services of Educ. Depts. 0.8% Government Grants & Contracts 3.7% Contributions 4.9% Auxiliary Enterprises 12.5% Instruction 44.8% Components of Expenditures 2007-08 Research 1.1% Public Service 2.8% Academic Support 7.2% Auxiliary Enterprises 11.8% Student Services 13.0% Other Institutional Support 2.1% Executive Offices 0.8% Printing, Mail Room & Supply Services 0.5% Legal & Human Resources 2.2% Insurance 1.2% Components of Endowment Support 2007-08 Hofstra University relies on philanthropic support from alumni and friends. This investment in the University is critical to Hofstra's long-term success. Here's why: Alumni support is measured by US News & World Report and has a direct impact on the University's ranking. Participation at any level is critical. Our goal is to increase alumni participation each year. Hofstra remains a university largely reliant on tuition. Your support and the growth of our endowment allows Hofstra to undertake new initiatives to maintain its excellent reputation. Your gift provides for student scholarships, faculty support and program initiatives, and overall operations at Hofstra. Your investment in Hofstra will allow the University to reach its annual and long-term goals. We need your help--every gift makes a difference! Technology & Telecommunications 4.3% Public Safety 2.2% Public Relations 2.6% Development 1.7% Finance & Audit 1.7% Total Institutional Support 19.3% Endowed Scholarships 43.3% Funding for Scholarships 83.5% Other 4.5% Unrestricted 40.2% (Earmarked for Scholarships) Business Development Center 1.8% Endowed Professorships 5.8% Endowed Chairs 4.4% 6 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Financial Report 2008 Millions of Dollars 250 Endowment Target: $400-$500 million 200 150 Hofstra's financial strength reflects increased fund-raising activities, strong endowment growth, strengthened operating margins, and enhanced control over expenses, particularly relating to health care and post-retirement benefits. Financial resources have increased by 157 percent during the last five years, and Hofstra continues to enjoy debt ratings in the A category from both Moody's and Standard & Poors. The Capital Campaign, officially launched at the 2006 Hofstra Gala, raised $110 million as of December 2008. The University continues to expand its fund-raising activities and maintain tight control over expenses. 100 Endowment Investment Market Value 50 Hofstra University endowment investments grew to $232 million by 2007, increasing by more than 130 percent in five years. The endowment value in 2008 reflects the recent global economic difficulties faced by all institutions. The University has set its sights on an endowment goal of $400 to $500 million to provide enhanced scholarships to better compete with institutions with significantly larger endowments. 0 1935 1974 1984 1994 2004 2001 2008 As of August 31, 2008 Millions of Dollars 60 During the last six years, the University has increased its scholarship funding by 127 percent. Tuition Scholarships and Fellowships A larger endowment gives Hofstra the edge it needs to attract and retain the most highly qualified students by providing a greater number of scholarships. The University continues to make the growth of tuition scholarships a top priority. During the past six years, the University has increased scholarship funding by 127 percent to just over $57 million. That increase is reflected in the changing make-up of the student body. The 2008 average SAT score for first-year students was 1182, up 121 points from fall 2000. Our first-time freshman high school GPA stood at 3.35 in fall 2008, compared with just 2.80 in fall 2000. Selectivity -- the number of students accepted to Hofstra as a percentage of all those who apply -- was 53 percent this year, compared to 80 percent in 2000. The percentage of students in the top 10 percent of their high school classes was 26 percent this year, compared to 12 percent eight years ago. The percentage of first-year students from out of New York State is more than 50 percent, compared to 32 percent in 2000. 45 30 15 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 As of August 31, 2008 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 7 BIG The A Look at Some of the Events That Made 2008 One of the Most Memorable Years in Hofstra History PICTURE ABC News' Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo Launch of Educate '08 The October 15 presidential debate at Hofstra was not only a historic moment for the University, but also the culmination of an unprecedented series of events focused on the issues, history and politics of presidential elections. Announced on January 30, 2008, Educate '08 featured an intensive schedule of lectures, conferences, artistic performances and exhibitions, town hall meetings and interactive forums. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community participated in these free events, which often featured renowned newsmakers, scholars, and policymakers with unique insight and knowledge of the American political system. For those members of the Hofstra family who attended the many Educate '08 programs, the October 15 debate was the finale of a very exciting and politically charged period on campus that helped to create informed and engaged citizens. Fall 2008: Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin (September 9); ABC News' Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos (September 15); CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight panelists Michael Goodwin, Ed Rollins and Robert Zimmerman; American foreign policy experts Nancy Soderberg, Dr. Jay M. Parker, and Peter Beinart (September 23); former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass (October 2); and activist and writer Gloria Steinem (October 13). Response to Educate '08 was so positive that programs were even scheduled postHofstra debate. On October 28 White House press secretaries Dee Dee Myers and Ari Fleischer appeared, followed by former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis on November 10. To keep the environment of civic engagement going through 2009, Hofstra recently announce the launch of Define '09: New Challenges, New Solutions, a yearlong series of programs designed to examine the new presidential administration, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face, and ways to address our country's most pressing issues. Please visit hofstra.edu/define09 for information on Define '09 guest speakers and programs. Educate'08 Hofstra Guests of the Educate '08 series included: Spring 2008: New York Times Chief Political Correspondent Adam Nagourney (March 31), Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman (April 1), publisher of The Cook Report Charlie Cook (April 3), adviser to four U.S. presidents David Gergen (April 8), General (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey (April 14), presidential expert Fred Greenstein and biographers and reporters David Maraniss and Elisabeth Bumiller (April 17), New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and The Weekly Standard editor William Kristol (April 24), political icons Mary Matalin and James Carville (April 30), and CNN commentator Paul Begala and pollster Frank Luntz (May 5). Launch of 10 t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE General (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey educate '08 Dee Dee Myers, Hofstra Professor Bob Papper and Ari Fleischer Gloria Steinem Mary Matalin and James Carville William Kristol and Maureen Dowd The BIG PICTURE Dr. Lawrence G. Smith, North Shore-LIJ's chief medical officer, was named dean of the Hofstra University School of Medicine. School of Medicine Plans for the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System moved forward in 2008 with the appointment of the school's first dean and the announcement of a $25 million capital grant. First announced on October 16, 2007, the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System will be as significant for New York state as it is for both Hofstra and North Shore-LIJ. It will be the first allopathic medical school in Nassau County, and the first on Long Island in more than 35 years. The medical school plans to offer an M.D. program beginning in fall 2011, subject to preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and New York state approval. On March 26 Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and North Shore-LIJ Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dowling announced the appointment of Lawrence G. Smith, M.D., North Shore-LIJ's chief medical officer, as the first dean of the Hofstra University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith has since worked to move the accreditation process forward and shape the educational framework of the school. President Rabinowitz said of Dr. Smith, "His vision for the future of medical education and his ability to recruit scientists and other medical scholars will ensure that the School of Medicine will be an innovative academic institution, positioned to lead in educating the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. His continuing role as Announces Appointment of Dean and $25 Million State Grant chief medical officer of the health system will ensure a seamless integration of classroom and clinical education for our medical students." "With a formal agreement approved and a dean in place, North Shore-LIJ and Hofstra can now focus our time and energy on building the framework for a school of medicine that will ultimately enhance our region's medical research and improve its overall quality of health care," said Mr. Dowling. Dr. Smith said creating a medical school from scratch offers a unique opportunity. "We won't build a medical school that looks like old ones. ... We can identify what does work and then create a unique medical school on Long Island � and set a precedent for the future in medical training." On May 30 President Rabinowitz joined New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon to announce a $25 million capital grant that will provide the initial funding necessary for the state-of-the-art facilities needed for the School of Medicine. "This New York state capital funding provides us with the seed money we need to get our capital campaign started," said President Rabinowitz. School of 12 Medicine Hofstra Above: (L to r) Chairman of the North Shore-LIJ Health System Board of Trustees Saul Katz, North Shore-LIJ Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dowling, Dean of the Hofstra University School of Medicine Lawrence G. Smith, then Chair of the Hofstra's Board of Trustees John Miller, and Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz signed the agreement that moved plans forward for the Hofstra University School of Medicine. t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE (L to r) Then chair of the Hofstra Board of Trustees John Miller, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz; University benefactor Ishar Singh Bindra, and New York State Comptroller and Hofstra alumnus Thomas DiNapoli at the announcement of the award of the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize to the Dalai Lama. Guru Nanak a a anak a Interfaith Prize rfai 14th Dalai Lama Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz announced on March 24, 2008, that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, had been selected as the first recipient of Hofstra's international Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize. "There are few missions as important for a university as the advancement of understanding among all peoples," said President Rabinowitz. "Awarding this prize allows us to recognize those who bring together people of all faiths, which now � more than ever � is important for the peace and prosperity of our world." Tashi Wangdi, the Dalai Lama's U.S. representative, accepted the $50,000 prize via telephone on behalf of His Holiness during a news conference at Hofstra. The prize was established in 2006 through an endowment from the family Named First Recipient of the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize of Ishar Singh Bindra to be given by Hofstra University to individuals or organizations that have worked to facilitate dialogue that is indispensable to reducing religious conflict. The prize was named for the founder of the Sikh religion and was meant to encourage understanding of various religions and to build bridges between faith communities. Hofstra Trustee T.J. Bindra, son of Ishar Bindra, said, "We are immensely pleased with the selection. There could be no more deserving candidate than His Holiness, and to me what stands out most is that Guru Nanak stood for brotherhood, peace and wonderful relations between communities, and I think His Holiness personifies that the best." Hofstra Trustee T.J. Bindra was interviewed about the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize. The BIG PICTURE Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 13 The candidates and their wives received a warm welcome following the debate. October 15, 2008 The Presidential Debate As Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz wrote in the winter 2009 Hofstra Magazine, "Hofstra University's hosting of the third and final 2008 presidential debate put us on the global stage and made the Hofstra name immediately recognizable to people all over the world." The debate at Hofstra was the first to be held in New York state since 1960 and the first ever at a New York college. Guests included a vast array of political dignitaries and more than 3,100 members of the media from all over the world. Events of the day began before sunrise, with morning news crews setting up as early as 3 a.m. The excitement brought students out even at that time, and the flurry of excitement continued well into the morning of October 16. More than 400 Hofstra students volunteered to work on the debate in various capacities � from working with the media, to hospitality, to technical services and transportation. Ticket availability for the debate was very limited. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) assigned all tickets, with the majority going to the two campaigns. President Rabinowitz mandated that virtually all tickets the University received would go to Hofstra students. An online lottery system was set up, and more than 6,800 full-time, matriculated students registered to vote in the election entered for their chance to see Senators Obama and McCain spar for the final time. Students who did not win a ticket to attend the debate still experienced Between Barack Obama and John McCain plenty of excitement as they joined Hofstra faculty and staff to watch the debate, which was simulcast in various locations. Parties were held at the Mack Student Center's Main Dining Room, the Student Center Theater, Hofstra USA and the Netherlands Caf�. There were also community viewing simulcasts at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse and Monroe Lecture Center Theater. All the simulcasts for the students were covered by the media, and the community viewing at the Playhouse was broadcast in part by the BBC. In addition to the hard work of the campus community and vendors, financial support for the debate was essential. The University acknowledges the sponsorship of the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, The John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation, and Sondra and David S. Mack. Additionally Newsday and The New York Observer were supporters for the University's Educate '08 initiative. The debate at Hofstra received glowing reviews from the CPD, the media and members of the campus community. Perhaps the best indication of this positive feedback is the fact that plans are underway to file an application for Hofstra to host another presidential debate in 2012. October 15, 2008 14 Debate '08 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE WABC-TV's Bill Ritter and Liz Cho broadcast live on debate day from the Netherlands Cafeteria. Debate moderator Bob Schieffer. Hofstra students await the start of the debate. Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and his wife, Nancy, welcome Barack Obama to campus. A Hofstra student shows off her ticket to the debate. The BIG PICTURE Faculty Publications and Research Faculty Publications 2008 was a stellar year for Hofstra faculty research and publications. Faculty received approximately 56 grants totaling more than $6.8 million. There were also a variety of noted publications by Hofstra professors. Both the grants and published works covered a wide variety of subject areas � from autism to audiology, condensed matter to minorities in the media, from the Rolling Stones to Reading Orientalism. Below is just a sampling of these studies and faculty publications. For more information on these and other faculty endeavors, please refer to the listing of 2008 Faculty News (page 24). There are many more activities and awards listed on the Hofstra Web site, and on faculty members' individual pages at hofstra.edu/faculty. Carolina. Their findings were published in the May 15, 2008, issue of Biological Psychiatry and suggest that the repetitive behavior patterns observed in individuals with autism may be associated with dysfunction within the brain's attention and executive response circuitry. New Center for Condensed Matter Research Created Harold Hastings, professor and chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, is project director on a congressionally directed $525,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy in support of a new Hofstra University Center for Condensed Matter Research. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy played a key role in obtaining funding for the center. and Research Groundbreaking Autism Study Hofstra Assistant Professor of Psychology Keith Shafritz was the first author on a study that found individuals with autism who exhibit repetitive behavior show reduced activity in brain regions normally responsible for attention and executive function, the processes that help organize our actions and behaviors. "During a test of cognitive flexibility in which participants were asked to alter behavioral responses and shift cognitive sets, individuals with autism showed impaired performance and decreased activation in several areas of the brain compared with typically developing individuals," said Dr. Shafritz. "This pattern of reduced brain activity appeared in all participants in our autism group." Also participating in the study were researchers at Duke University and the University of North t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 "The new center will add to Hofstra's growing academic research in the physical sciences," Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz said. It will support ongoing work at Hofstra on practical applications of physics such as photocells, more powerful computers, physics of the heart, and various types of networks, including ecosystems. Congresswoman McCarthy said, "The work being done by Hofstra faculty and students through the center can have practical applications such as better photocells that will improve people's lives and help create new jobs." Condensed matter physics deals with the macroscopic physical properties of matter, particularly the "condensed" phases that appear whenever the number of constituents in a system is extremely large and the interactions between the constituents are strong. This includes quantum systems, classical physical systems, chemical systems, biological systems, and even networks. 16 Hofstra The BIG PICTURE Harold Hastings M. David Burghardt Keith Shafritz Dr. Hastings said, "The center will support nationally known visitors, Hofstra students, and Hofstra faculty. It will help strengthen physics research and research training of students at Hofstra, building upon a strong recent past toward an even stronger future." Dr. Hastings, Professor of Physics and Astronomy Rohana Garuthara, Professor of Chemistry Sabrina Sobel, Professor of Physics Gregory Levine and Assistant Professor of Physics Maxim Marienko are currently working on research that will fall under the auspices of the center. In addition, the Department of Energy grant will support research training for students who go on to become productive scientists and teachers, and will support for faculty, equipment and collaboration for the period 2008-2011. of ears, and any intense suction � even that of a kiss � has the potential to lead to permanent damage. Dr. Reiter has also received dozens of phone calls from people in situations similar to that of the young mother, encouraging Dr. Reiter to continue his research on this painful and debilitating condition. NSF Awards Technology Education Project M. David Burghardt, professor of engineering, and Michael Hacker, co-directors and founders of Hofstra's Center for Technological Literacy, received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling more than $1.8 million in support of their project Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE). This grant will be used to create a 3D gaming environment to help students learn about math and science. Beware the "Kiss of Deaf" Levi Reiter, head of the University's Audiology Program, received worldwide media attention for research he has been conducting on a condition he termed the "Kiss of Deaf." The research began with one of Dr. Reiter's patients, a young mother who experienced continuous hearing loss and severe pain after her young daughter kissed her emphatically on the ear a year and a half earlier. The Center for Technological Literacy supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in school districts, community colleges, and universities in New York state and nationally. Since its inception in 1993, the center has received $25 million in NSF funding. SMTE is the latest center initiative. It is a five-year project that develops and researches the academic potential of a hybrid instructional model that infuses computer simulations, modeling, and educational gaming into middle school technology education programs. The $1.8 million from the NSF is an initial award for funding the first three years of the project. The total award is expected to be $3.2 million. Prototypical materials use 3-D simulations and educational gaming to support students learning STEM content and skills through developing solutions to design challenges. The virtual environment allows students to analyze and improve their designs by changing variables and observing how their changes affect design performance. Once the designs are optimized onscreen, students construct physical models and compare their functionality and effectiveness to the simulated virtual models. After seeing different hearing specialists without getting any answers about her condition, the woman read about Dr. Reiter in a winter 2007 Newsday article and contacted him. Dr. Reiter found that the suction from the little girl's kiss did in fact cause a plethora of ear symptoms, including permanent hearing loss, facial twitching and tinnitus. Dr. Reiter's diagnosis was that "the suction caused by the kiss pulled her tympanic membrane outward. This pulled her ossicular chain until it detached the stapedial ligament, causing a series of explainable sequelae." Dr. Reiter's diagnosis (named Reiter's Ear-Kiss Syndrome or REKS by the medical community in his honor) and subsequent research were a reminder to families of the delicate nature The BIG PICTURE Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 17 L to r) Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies Theresa McGinnis, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies and Director of the Reading/Writing Clinic Andrea Garcia, and Verizon's New York Director of Government and External Affairs Susan Hayes. The grant will help fund two ambitious initiatives: a series of literacy workshops for parents and an after-school "Young Men's Writing Project" (YMWP). The YMWP will be modeled after the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic's Young Women's Writing Project, which has been running successfully for six years in the Roosevelt and Uniondale School Districts. These writing workshops for young people encourage middle school students to channel their creativity through poetry and other kinds of writing and reading. Both initiatives are scheduled to begin in spring 2009 with the recruitment of students and families. Professor Analyzes Minority Composition of the News Media The percentage of journalists of color and women working in local television and radio news rose in 2007, as did the percentage of both groups in newsroom leadership positions, according to a survey by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) in conjunction with Bob Papper, Hofstra professor and chair of the Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations Department. The 2008 RTNDA/Hofstra University Annual Survey shows that minorities comprised 23.6 percent of local television news staffs, up from the 21.5 percent result in 2006, and the second highest percentage since the peak in 2001. The number of Asian Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic journalists all increased, while the number of African Americans remained steady at 10.1 percent of the workforce. "In 14 years of doing this research, these are probably the best results, overall, that I've seen for women and minorities in TV news," said Professor Papper. "In what appears to be an era of `doing more with less,' it's heartening that there still appears to be a commitment to diversity in TV news." "I'm pleased we are still seeing progress in diversity in electronic newsrooms," said Barbara Cochran, RTNDA president. "There is still more to be done to help newsrooms keep pace with the growing diversity of the U.S. population, and RTNDA will continue to provide resources and share best practices to assist with those efforts." The percentage of women news directors reached an all-time high of 28.3 percent in 2007. Furthermore, women are as likely to be found as news directors in the largest markets as in the smallest, something that has not been the case in the past. RTNDA published Dr. Papper's survey in the July/August issue of Communicator, RTNDA's monthly magazine. Bob Papper Faculty Publications 18 A unique feature of the project is the development of an innovative Web-based instructor design interface and a library of objects to enable instructors to modify the context of the design problems to fit different instructional and geographic settings. The research investigates the transferability of the model and its potential to improve STEM teaching and learning. Content is driven by the concepts and skills identified in the K-12 Standards for Technological Literacy (STL). Partnering with Hofstra's Center for Technological Literacy in this project are the State University of New York at Buffalo, the NSF National Center for Telecommunications Technologies, Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and the City University of New York. and Research Promoting Literacy in the Community Hofstra's Reading/Writing Learning Clinic received a grant on December 4 from the Verizon Foundation for a new literacy outreach project titled "Supporting Youth and Families in Developing Literacy for the 21st Century." This project will promote literacy to economically disadvantaged teens and parents from communities that neighbor Hofstra. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their literacy skills and learn to implement new technologies necessary to participate in today's society. The Verizon grant was applied for and will be implemented by Andrea Garcia, associate professor of literacy studies and director of the Reading/ Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, and Theresa McGinnis, assistant professor of literacy studies at Hofstra. t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Hofstra The BIG PICTURE In January 2009 Hofstra University launched Define '09: New Challenges, New Solutions, a yearlong series of programs designed to examine the new administration of President Barack Obama, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face and ways to address our country's most pressing issues. Designed to keep Hofstra students and the community engaged and to encourage civic awareness, Define '09 builds on the success of Educate '08, the event series that led up to the University's hosting of the presidential debate on October 15, 2008. CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper, political strategist Donna Brazile, and President Barack Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe, are among the nationally known speakers who have already spoken at Hofstra as part of Define '09. The University looks forward to an exciting schedule of events and guests in fall 2009. UPCOMING EVENTS Department of Drama and Dance presents The Peter S. Kalikow Presidential Studies Symposium Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden, based on the book Nickel and Dimed, Or (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich Friday, October 2, to Sunday, October 11 Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus Tickets on sale beginning September 15. Prerogative Power and the Imperial Presidency From Lincoln to George W. Bush Featuring New York Times Columnist David Brooks Wednesday and Thursday November 4 and 5 Hofstra University School of Law presents Hofstra Cultural Center and The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University present The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday October 18, 19 and 20 Hofstra University School of Law presents Family Law: Collaborative Law Conference Collaborative law is an innovative conflict resolution method used in divorce and family disputes. The conference will discuss the future of collaborative law and the implications on families nationwide. Wednesday and Thursday November 4 and 5 Ethics Conference Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 22, 23 and 24 For more information on these and many other Hofstra University Define '09 events, visit hofstra.edu/Define09. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 19 The Page Turners Photo by Nancy Crampton Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Zachary Lazar received raves for Sway, a novel about the early days of the Rolling Stones, including the romantic triangle of Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Time Out New York weighed in with high praise. English Professor Paula Uruburu saw the publication of American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White: The Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century, about America's early 20th-century supermodel Evelyn Nesbit and the media frenzy following the murder of architect Stanford White by her psychotic husband, Harry K. Thaw. This book received favorable reviews in The New York Times Book Review, Newsday, Vogue, O � The Oprah Magazine, New York Post and Los Angeles Times. Acclaimed essayist Phillip Lopate, the John Cranford Adams Chair in the Humanities, examined relationships in Two Marriages, novellas about complex couples. Appropriately in the spring, Professor of English Phillis Levin celebrated the publication of her latest collection of poems, May Day, exploring how tenderness and violence change our lives. Professor of English John Bryant, one of the world's foremost experts on Herman Melville, shed new light on the author and his writing process with Melville Unfolding: Sexuality, Politics, and the Versions of Typee. Adjunct Associate Professor of English Charles Anderson released his second novel, A Highland Fling, the sequel to 2007's Playing for Blood, about two retired school teachers who open a private investigation business. Not every publication, though, was born out of the English Department. Professor of Law Alafair Burke published her fifth novel, Angel's Tip, the second book in her Ellie Hatcher series. Professor Burke is also known for her crime novels featuring Portland prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. Professor of Economics Gregory DeFreitas, who serves as director of the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy (CLD), authored Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Challenges in North America, Europe and Japan, chronicling the surprising decline in the economic status of young people that is underway today in the United States and many other highincome nations. Meena Bose, the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies and director of the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, authored The New York Times on the Presidency: 1853-2008, the first in a series of Times Reference books to be published by Congressional Quarterly Press that makes use of the Times' extensive archives to trace the evolution of American political institutions and organizations. Zachary Lazar Meena Bose Paula Uruburu Photo by Frank Fournier John Bryant Professor of History Stanislao Pugliese edited a new edition of Carlo Levi's Fear of Freedom, featuring newly published pieces of Levi's artwork and the first English translation of his essay "Fear of Painting." Stanislao Pugliese 20 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE Daniel Varisco, professor of anthropology and department chair, wrote Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid, a critical study of the late and controversial intellectual Edward Said, whose 1978 book Orientalism argued that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. Daniel Varisco Alan Flurkey Kristal Brent Zook, associate professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, examined the place of African Americans within the television and radio industry with I See Black People: The Rise and Fall of African AmericanOwned Television and Radio. In the book she profiles 10 key figures, including Catherine Liggins Hughes, who faced overwhelming challenges establishing Radio One but became the first black woman to own a publicly traded company, and Booker Wade, who currently operates one of the last African Americancontrolled public television stations in the country. Professor Emeritus Maureen Miletta co-edited a collection of 19 essays, Classroom Conversations: A Collection of Classics for Parents and Teachers, with her daughter, Alexandra, who is also an educator. The featured essays are intended to help younger teachers better understand the importance of their work and to offer renewed meaning to more experienced educators. For parents, the book should enrich their understanding of their children's educational experience. Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld, director of the Gerontology Program, co-authored Home Design in an Aging World, which examines changing norms and social strains in an aging world and their implications for home design. The book looks at senior home design in Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, which are now faced with the challenge of providing housing for populations that are living longer than ever before. Maureen Miletta Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld From the School of Education, Health and Human Services, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies Alan Flurkey was a co-editor on Scientific Realism in Studies of Reading, featuring research-based insights that broaden current understandings of the nature of reading. Professor Flurkey and Andrea Garcia, also an associate professor of literacy studies, contributed chapters to the book as well. Judith Kaufman, associate professor and chair of curriculum and teaching, served as a co-editor on Dissecting the Mundane: International Perspectives on Memory-Work, a collection of contemporary perspectives on memory-work from researchers in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, and the United States, and from the disciplines of education, marketing, sociology, psychology, masculinity studies and social work practice. Professor of Curriculum and Teaching Alan Singer saw the publication of New York and Slavery, Time to Teach the Truth. New York, both the city and the state, were centers of the abolitionist struggle to end human bondage; however, at the same time, enslaved Africans built the infrastructure of the colonial city. In the book, Dr. Singer shows teachers how to develop ways to teach about this very difficult topic. He also demonstrates how to deal with racial preconceptions and tensions in the classroom and calls upon teachers and students to become historical activists, conduct research, write reports, and present their findings to the public. Additionally, Dr. Singer and the Hofstra New Teachers Network published the third edition of Social Studies for Secondary Schools, a text intended for use in undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 The BIG PICTURE 21 In 1939 the Hofstra College Alumni Association was formed, and its first meeting took place in June of that same year on the east porch of Hofstra Hall. The Hofstra Alumni Organization: Honoring the Past, Building an Exciting Future he first graduating class at Hofstra College wasted no time organizing an alumni effort to encourage former students to stay involved with their alma mater. In 1939 the Hofstra College Alumni Association was formed, and its first meeting took place in June of that same year on the east porch of Hofstra Hall. Though the alumni framework has gone through many restructuring efforts over the past 70 years, alumni have always been a vital and influential constituency at Hofstra. As 2008 came to a close, the governing body of Hofstra alumni � the Hofstra Alumni Organization �readied for a major transformation. According to Immediate Past President Joseph Sparacio '89, this latest reorganization is one that "will help the alumni body grow at the same pace as that of the University itself. My dream is for Hofstra to have an alumni network comparable to that of an Ivy League school. I think we have the mechanism to build that now." For close to two years, Sparacio, the officers and assembly of the Alumni Organization (AO), and Hofstra's Alumni Affairs staff have been rethinking how to best serve the University's 115,000+ alumni around the world and how to reinvigorate alumni interest in Hofstra. There is renewed focus on providing professional programs for alumni, reaching out to former student leaders and those who participated in special interest groups on campus, and utilizing online tools to keep graduates informed and connected. "It is time for us to start thinking as a national � even an international � body," says Sparacio. The AO looked at redefining its mission and ways to make it easier to communicate with alumni and get involved with Hofstra � even from a distance. T William Kaiser served as Hofstra's first executive secretary for alumni. He is pictured on campus in 1957. 22 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Senior Director for Alumni Affairs Robert Saltzman says that new programs and events for graduates must now answer a key question: Will this involve more alumni? An event cannot be considered worth doing or successful unless it provides the opportunity for graduates to reconnect with the University. Laurie Bloom '95, Sparacio's successor as president of the AO, sums up the philosophy of the group like this: "Everything that we do now has to be relevant, and it has to be meaningful. We're trying to keep it simple and focused. "We're looking at what's going on in the world right now � what's happening in the economy � we're reevaluating the types of services and programs our alumni need and how we can support them in their career paths. We're not looking to reinvent the wheel, but we're making changes so that alumni will find their connection to Hofstra much more meaningful and important. "We have restructured how the Alumni Organization works," she says. "There are so many committees now, that any alum with an interest can get involved. We are working to revitalize alumni group chapters and would be delighted to speak with anyone who is interested in getting involved. We consider opportunities to connect with more alumni to be very precious." Increasingly, these new opportunities to reach out have involved online social media. The AO has examined the impact of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, among others. The AO has also started cultivating online relationships with current students so that they'll stay in touch after graduation. For alumni not as computer savvy, the AO still provides many occasions for face time with graduates. Bloom says, "There are many activities, and our committees meet very often. Those outside the area who want to participate can do so by conference call. We plan events for people with kids, older graduates with grandchildren ... we're even looking at events for singles." Bloom admits that bringing alumni back into the fold sometimes involves a sales pitch. "Before becoming involved or buying into an idea, people always ask, `What's in it for me?' Well, look at what Hofstra is becoming. `What's in it for me' is a chance to reconnect and be a part of something that is so exciting and that is growing in leaps and bounds. Maybe you didn't have that when you signed on to come here as a student, but look at what you have now. Look at what your degree is worth now. Many of us, if we were applying to Hofstra today, might not even be accepted." In addition to higher academic standards, Bloom and Sparacio agree that new developments such as the Hofstra University School of Medicine and Hofstra's hosting of the October 15, 2008, presidential debate have done much to instill pride in former Hofstra students and encourage them to reach out. "I think the excitement of the debate rippled out," says Bloom. "Anyone who is a Hofstra graduate felt tremendous pride. It was very real for our alumni and made them feel special." Bloom says getting involved with the University is about more than fund raising. "I've met people who will be my friends for life, people who are well-respected in their fields. They are accomplished. I would not have met them if it weren't for this Hofstra network. We wouldn't travel in the same circles. I may be getting my foot in the door and they may be at the top of their game, but because we're in the same room, sharing our interest in Hofstra, it levels the playing field. "Of course we would love to see 100 percent participation from our alumni. Giving is something people should rethink. It doesn't always mean giving a lot. Whether you give money or time to serve on a committee, here is what you can get in return: tremendous connections, opportunities, the ability to meet people who are mentors, people who can greatly impact your career and your life." Bloom said this is an exciting time for alumni to reconnect with Hofstra. "People used to ask, `What's Hofstra?' `Where's Hofstra?' Now they know. "People are now much more aware of Hofstra, and we at the Hofstra Alumni Organization see this as a tremendous opportunity to keep the momentum going and take it to the next level." For more information about the new Alumni Organization and its more than 30 affinity and regional groups, visit hofstra.edu/ alumni, e-mail email@example.com or call (516) 463-6636. 1. 2. 3. 1. The new officers of the Alumni Organization: Vice President for Programs Frederick Davis, Jr. '85, Parliamentarian/Historian Tanya Levy-Odom '90, President Laurie Bloom '95 and Vice President for Services Robert Salvatico '95. 2. Alumni Organization President Laurie Bloom and Senior Director for Alumni Affairs Robert Saltzman at an Alumni Assembly meeting on January 24, 2009. 3. Members of the Alumni Assembly join the new officers following their first meeting of 2009: Front (l to r) Ilene Schuss '80, '04; Davis; Levy-Odom; Bloom; Salvatico and Arisleyda Maldonado '94. Back (l to r) Ben Malerba '01, '05; Jeff Minihane '96; Irene Bossert '64; and Vincent Lopes '01. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 23 2008FacultyNews The following is a sampling of faculty accomplishments for the year 2008. Ralph Acampora Blanche Abram, senior professor of music, performed the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto as piano soloist with the Island Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Cinnamon, associate professor and chair of the Department of Music, on November 23. The performance, held at Van Nostrand Hall in Brentwood, NY, received a standing ovation. Professor Abram performed at Hofstra with The American Chamber Ensemble (ACE) on September 21 and again on October 12, at which the Faure Piano Quintet was presented along with other works. Adjunct Instructor of Music Naomi Drucker and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Marilyn Lehman are also core members of the American Chamber Ensemble. Last spring, ACE presented its 10th annual concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall and performed at Hofstra's Monroe Lecture Center Theater on April 13. Professor Abram participated in a March 8 concert that was part of the Hofstra Cultural Center's Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series. This concert of works by women composers also featured Professors Lehman, Drucker and Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music Tammy Hensrud and Donna Balson. Ralph Acampora, associate professor of philosophy, reported that his recent book, Corporal Compassion: Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Body (University of Pittsburgh Press), was translated into Italian and will be published in Europe by Edizioni Sonda (Marco Maurizi, translator; Massimo Filippi, editor). This past fall, Dr. Acampora received the "Distinguished New Course Award" from the Humane Society of the United States for a course he designed, "An(im)alogies of Moral Monstrosity." This class teaches the parallels between forms of institutional animal exploitation and atrocities perpetrated upon humankind. The Humane Society and the Animals and Society Institute judged entries on criteria such as depth and rigor within the topic, impact on the study of animals and society, and originality of approach. Mary Ann Allison, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, received an $18,000 grant from Sustainable Long Island in support of a project titled "Community Revitalization in New Cassel, New York." Michael Barnes, associate professor of psychology, received Hofstra's Award for Alumni Achievement in September. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He joined the Hofstra faculty in 1980 and currently teaches courses in clinical psychology, statistics and research methods. He is a charter member of Hofstra's Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence and serves as the statistical consultant for the Hofstra faculty. In November he served as co-director of the Hofstra Cultural Center conference The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Barbara S. Barron, professor of law, was hired by the government of BosniaHerzegovina to conduct an advocacy training program for defense attorneys in their pending War Crimes Tribunal cases. She was also engaged by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations to participate in its fi rst nationwide trial advocacy training program, which was featured on Japan's national network news. J Bret Bennington, associate professor of geology, presented "When Dinosaurs Ruled New York" for the Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences (IDEAS) on February 7. When most people hear about dinosaurs, they think about faraway places like the American West, China or Argentina. However, the fi rst nearly complete Michael Barnes J Bret Bennington 24 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews Peter Goodman by Ginny Ehrlich-Greenberg 2008FacultyNews dinosaur skeleton was found in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Dr. Bennington explained that dinosaurs roamed between massive volcanic eruptions in Newark and New Haven, and even Long Island has preserved a few bits of Mesozoic history exposed in the cliffs of the North Shore. Cynthia Bogard, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Civic Engagement, was project director on a $15,000 grant awarded by the Motorola Foundation in support of the project "President Lincoln: Live at the 2008 Presidential Debate." She was also awarded a $2,500 grant from the New York Council for the Humanities in support of the project "Democracy in Performance at the 2008 Presidential Debate." Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, associate professor of curriculum and teaching, was named a 2008 Teacher of the Year for the School of Education, Health and Human Services. Teachers of the Year are selected by graduating students in each school. "What makes Teacher of the Year such a singular honor is that for the faculty member to be selected, that person needs to ranked as a top faculty member by graduating students over a three- to five-year period of time," said Hofstra Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner. Dr. Brooks was recognized at the annual Hofstra Gala on May 1 and at commencement on May 18. Vincent Brown, associate professor of psychology, was awarded a $95,768 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of a project titled "Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment." Cynthia Bogard (right) and Professor of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies Lisa Merrill. John Bryant, professor of English, is project director on a $23,591 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a project titled "Melville, Revision and Collaborative Editing: Toward a Critical Archive." Russell Burke, associate professor of biology, received a four-month Fulbright grant to work as a senior research scholar at the Museo Civico di Zoologia in Rome, Italy, during the 2008-2009 academic year. He will study the ecology of Italian wall lizards in Italian urban and suburban settings where that species has been living for approximately 2,000 years. The Italian wall lizard was introduced to Garden City, New York, in 1966, and Dr. Burke has been studying it since 1997. His work will improve understanding of how commensal species adapt to live in human-altered environments. Robert A. Baruch Bush, the Harry H. Rains Distinguished Professor of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Settlement Law, delivered the Lawrence W. Kaplan Lecture in Conflict Resolution, titled "Breaking Free or Forever in Orbit: Mediation's Relationship to the Legal System," at the Federal Court House in Pittsburgh on May 1. He lectured on "The Transformative Model of Mediation" for the New York University Mediation Clinic at NYU Law School on April 22. He presented "Basic Skills for Transformative Mediation" at the Summer Skills Institute on May 19 and 20. He presented a "Master Class" with Dr. Joseph Folger on "Rethinking Conflict: Popular Culture and the Relational Orientation to Life," as part of the Second Annual Summer Skills Institute in Transformative Practice, co-sponsored by Hofstra Law School and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, held May 21 and 22. Professor Bush was a plenary presenter and commentator at the Bar Ilan University Conference on Transformative Mediation and Social Conflict, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 25 and 26. In connection with the conference, he presented three mediation training workshops for the Israeli Bar Association, Mosaica Mediation Center, and Gevim Mediation Center. He participated as a plenary panelist at a Haifa University Law School symposium on the current state of mediation in Israel. Russell Burke 26 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews I. Bennett Capers, associate professor of law, presented "Policing, Race, and Place" at the Hofstra Law School Junior Faculty Colloquium on February 13, at a San Diego Law School faculty workshop on April 4, and at the Law and Society Conference in Montreal, Canada, on May 31. He presented "Cross Dressing and the Criminal" at the Law, Culture, and the Humanities Conference at Boalt Hall School of Law on March 28 and at a workshop on "Regulating Family, Sex, and Gender" at University of Chicago Law School on January 31. Professor Capers presented "On Justitia" at the Literature and Law Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on April 11. David C. Cassidy, professor of chemistry, was elected a member of the International Academy of the History of Science, located in Sorbonne, Paris. Lynn Cohen, adjunct assistant professor, School for University Studies, serves as program director of the Southampton-based North Sea Poetry Scene (TNSPS), a not-for-profit organization committed to enriching lives through poetry. As a result of a grant proposal written by Professor Cohen, the New York State Council for the Humanities awarded TNSPS a mini-grant for its "Let's Talk Poetry 2008" series. Ronald J. Colombo, associate professor of law, received Hofstra's Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for his paper "Buy, Sell, or Hold? Analyst Fraud From Economic and Natural Law Perspectives," which appeared in the Brooklyn Law Review 91 (2007). The award was presented to Dr. Colombo during commencement on May 18. Professor Colombo presented a faculty workshop titled "Ownership, Limited" at St. John's School of Law on January 28 and "Business Ethics as Applied Natural Law" at the Murray Hill Institute in New York on May 14. Pellegrino D'Acierno, professor of comparative literature and languages, holds a distinguished professorship in Italian and Italian American Studies established by Queensboro UNICO, an Italian-American service organization. "The UNICO professorship is an extraordinary benefit to Hofstra University and to the community of Italianists working at Hofstra � [Professors] Stan Pugliese, Lori Ultsch, Gregory Pell, Simone Castaldi, Mary Anne Trasciatti � and to the current generation of Hofstra students engaged in the study of Italian language, literature and culture," said Dr. D'Acierno. "It will enable and inspire all of us to make Hofstra a model for the progressive teaching of Italian studies and Italian American studies in the United States and a vital center for the dissemination and showcasing of Italian and Italian American culture to both the academic community and the general public." Michael D'Innocenzo, the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change, received the 2008 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award by the American Historical Association (AHA). The award was presented at the association's annual convention in New York City on January 3, 2009. Established in 1986, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching at colleges and universities. The Society for History Education shares with the AHA the sponsorship of the award, which is intended for inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a real difference to students of history. In November Professor D'Innocenzo served as co-director of the Hofstra Cultural Center conference The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Zenia Da Silva, professor of romance languages and literatures, and Gregory Pell, assistant professor of romance languages and literatures, co-directed the Hofstra Cultural Center conference At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures, April 10 to 12. The conference featured the participation of more than Pellegrino D'Acierno Michael D'Innocenzo Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 27 2008FacultyNews 90 authors, scholars, performers and historians from a number of different countries, including Australia, Belgium, the Canary Islands, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, Spain, England, France, and Moldova, and from all over the United States. The conference is believed to be the first to address humor in as many as seven romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan and Galician. Linda Davey, associate professor of curriculum and teaching, is project director on a $216,000 subcontract awarded by the Farmingdale Union Free School District in support of a New York state universal pre-kindergarten program there, supervised by Hofstra's School of Education, Health and Human Services. Nora Demleitner, professor of law and dean of Hofstra Law School, participated in the American Bar Association's "Second Look" at Sentencing Reforms conference held in Washington, D.C., on December 8. Dean Demleitner presented a paper on the federal Residential Drug Abuse Program, which excludes non-citizens. The paper argues in favor of their inclusion, as the resulting sentence reduction would be beneficial to the offender, U.S. society and the person's country of origin. The paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. Dean Demleitner was named one of Long Island's Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Long Island Business News. Herbert Deutsch, professor emeritus of music, celebrated the world premiere of his composition "Passageways," written for the distinguished percussionist Svet Stoyanov, at a concert by Concert Artist Guild at the Patchogue Theatre on February 17. His new electronic music piece, "Blues for Martin," premiered at the Park Avenue Methodist Church on June 6, and Professor Deutsch's song settings of two Emily Dickinson poems were premiered by the Phoenix Quartet in New York City on November 9 and again performed at the Emily Dickinson Celebration (for which they were written) in Northport, NY, on December 10. J. Herbie DiFonzo, professor of law, co-presented "DNA Evidence, Forensics, and the `CSI Effect,'" on March 6 for the Artists & Lecturers Program at Farmingdale State College. He co-taught a simulation advocacy course in cross-examination and expert testimony in parenting disputes at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on May 28. At the same conference, he presented "Contemporary Marriage and Other Ways to Establish Families: From the 1950s to the 21st Century," as part of a panel on The New Lawyer: Advanced Legal Practice in the 21st Century. John Louis DiGaetani, professor of English, saw the publication of his book Stages of Struggle: Modern Playwrights and Their Psychological Inspirations in March. According to the publisher, McFarland & Co., Inc., the book examines "how characters in a play may trumpet their creator's political views from the stage, or an unusual structure or set design may result from the playwright's interest in theatrical form." Simona Doboli, associate professor of computer science, is project director on a three-year grant of $289,906 awarded by the National Science Foundation in support of the program "Collaborative Research: CPATH TI: Project ExCE2L (Excellence in Computing Entrepreneurship, Education and Leadership)." She and Vincent Brown, associate professor of psychology, are also recipients of a $156,258 grant from the National Science Foundation that was awarded to Hofstra in support of the project "DHB: Dynamics of Idea Generation in Individual and Group Brainstorming: A Multidisciplinary Approach Using Network Models and Behavioral Experiments." Nora Demleitner Simona Doboli 28 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews Janet Dolgin, the Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law, presented "Choice and Genetics" at Seton Hall Law School and two papers at Case Western University School of Law in April, one titled "Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research," and the other titled "Biological Elaborations." In January Professor Dolgin presented a lecture as part of Yeshiva University's Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities on "Social and Legal Responses to Abortion." Professor Dolgin and Joel Weintraub, adjunct professor of law and associate director of health law studies, directed the February 2008 Hofstra conference Embryonic Stem Cells, Clones and Genes: Science, Law, Politics and Values. Edward Elefterion, adjunct assistant professor of drama, received the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award for "Outstanding Director" for the Stanton Wood play The Night of Nosferatu. Professor Elefterion is artistic director and founding member of the Rabbit Hole Ensemble, a Brooklyn-based theater group. On January 8, 2009, Professor Elefterion's newest project, Shadow of Himself, premiered at The Access Theater in Manhattan. This modern epic about man's struggle for immortality continued his long collaborative relationship with OBIE-winning playwright Neal Bell. Hy Enzer, professor emeritus of sociology/anthropology, is co-editor of Episodes and Fragments: A War and Peacetime Memoir by Kurt Fuchel, a survivor of the Kindertransport and principal narrator of the Academy Award-winning film Into the Arms of Strangers. Dr. Enzer also is co-editor of Anne Frank: Reflections On Her Life and Legacy with his late wife, Dr. Sandra Solotaroff Enzer, a Hofstra alumna. Troy Etter, adjunct instructor of music, presented two lectures in New York City: "Subculture, Semiotics, and Stratification in the Music of Boards of Canada" on November 7 and "Policing Perversity at the Court of Fran�ois I: Musical Representations of the Prodigal Son in French Art and Song, ca. 1535" on November 21. He assisted with the preparation of three forthcoming scholarly publications: Cantatas de Antoni Literes: El manuscrito de Guatemala (edited by Antoni Piz�), Cabanilles and Other Composers: The Fundaci� Cosme Bau�� Manuscript (edited by Antoni Piz�) and Baltasar Samper: Lectures (edited by Antoni Piz�). He also served as assistant editor of R�pertoire International de Litt�rature Musicale. E. Christa Farmer, assistant professor of geology, proposed to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) that it hold its annual Junior Faculty Forum for 2008 on the topic of "Combining Models and Geological Data to Explore Past, Present, and Future Tropical Cyclone Activity." Her proposal, prepared jointly with James Done, a postdoctoral researcher at NCAR, was accepted and combined with a similar proposal on thermohaline circulation. The conference took place July 8-10 at NCAR in Boulder, CO. Laurie Fendrich, professor of fine arts, had some of her paintings featured in the exhibition ?abstraction: laurie fendrich, luke gray, tad wiley, held May 29 to July 25 at the new Gary Snyder/Project Space, located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The exhibition focused on these three contemporary painters who question and embrace abstraction in diverse ways. Alan Flurkey, associate professor of literacy studies, is project director on a $12,000 grant from the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking in support of the National Meeting of Eye Movement Miscue Analysis Researchers. David F. Foulk, dean, School of Education, Health and Human Services, was named to this position, effective July 1, after an almost yearlong national search. Dr. Foulk earned an Ed.D. in health education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and most recently served as a professor of health education and associate dean for administration and research at Florida State University's College of Education. Prior to serving as Herbert Deutsch Edward Elefterion Laurie Fendrich Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 29 2008FacultyNews associate dean, Dr. Foulk was chair of FSU's Department of Middle and Secondary Education for a decade and chair of Georgia Southern University's Health Sciences Department for seven years. He has published extensively in the areas of public health and health education, specifically in the fields of adolescent obesity, HIV/AIDS and use of tobacco. He has also been involved in submitting successful grant proposals at the multimillion-dollar level. Dr. Foulk's diverse academic background includes serving as an instructor at Tennessee State School for the Deaf and Georgia School for the Deaf, as well as coaching basketball and football at both schools. He was a member of the curriculum writing team of the health and physical education curriculum for the State School for the Deaf in Knoxville, Tennessee. David F. Foulk Eric M. Freedman, the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, published "Reconstructing Journalists' Privilege" in the Cardozo Law Review 1381 and recorded a DVD for the American Civil Liberties Union on Guantanamo issues to be used in a forthcoming documentary series on civil liberties. On December 17 Professor Freedman gave a presentation to The New Hampshire Supreme Court Historical Society in the U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter Judicial Conference Room at the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord. His presentation, titled "From Stewartstown to Guantanamo and Beyond," discussed his work on habeas corpus in the New Hampshire State Archives and the relevance of his project for short, medium and long-term issues in constitutional law. Monroe H. Freedman, professor of law, presented an ethics demonstration and discussion at a Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop on January 10. He discussed "Ethical Issues in Veterans' Claims Representation," at the Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, in April. He gave a presentation titled "Do Not Reveal Client Perjury" to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on May 2. On Election Day, Professor Freedman participated in the "Voter Protection Boiler Room" project in Columbus, Ohio. Professor Freedman is an active member of the National Right to Counsel Committee, which is co-sponsored by The Constitution Project and the National Legal Aid and Defender Service. On November 6 he delivered the keynote address at the Mercer Law School conference Professionalism and Ethics in the Digital Age. The title of Professor Freedman's speech was "Whatever Happened to the Search for Truth?" Mitchell Gans Leon Friedman, the Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law, published "The Second Amendment Debate: Look to the Historical Record" in the National Law Journal in February 2008. He lectured on "Fair Use Under the Federal Copyright Law" at Hofstra on February 28. In October Professor Friedman was named a New York metro "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine. Mitchell Gans, the Steven A. Horowitz Distinguished Professor of Tax Law, presented to trust and estate lawyers about the ethical issues involving the United Jewish Appeal on February 13. Professor Gans submitted a letter to the U.S. Treasury about pending proposed regulations under section 6694 of the Internal Revenue Code. He did an analysis for Leimberg online of recent amendments to Circular 230, which imposes ethical responsibilities on tax practitioners. Victoria Geyer, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, was named a 2008 Teacher of the Year for the School of Communication. Teachers of the Year are selected by graduating students in each school. "What makes Teacher of the Year such a singular honor is that for the faculty member to be selected, that person needs to ranked as a top faculty member by graduating students over a three- to five-year period of time," said Hofstra Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner. Professor Geyer was recognized at the annual Hofstra Gala on May 1 and at commencement on May 18. Victoria Geyer 30 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews Jean Dobie Giebel, associate professor and chair, Department of Drama and Dance, directed a workshop reading of Loretta Serrano's The Smoking Diary with Sheila Head on November 15 at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA in Manhattan. Kimberly Gilbert, assistant professor of psychology, is project director on a $35,506 grant awarded by the Initial Teaching Alphabet in support of the Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which is housed at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. Elizabeth Glazer, associate professor of law, presented "The Contingent Right to Exclude" at the Junior Property Scholars Conference at Widener Law School in February. She presented "When Obscenity Discriminates" at a University of Illinois College of Law faculty workshop in February. In March Professor Glazer gave a presentation titled "Unifying the Right(s) to Exclude" at the 11th Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and she participated in the Roundtable on Distributive Justice and the Charitable Contribution Deduction at the University of Illinois College of Law in May. Peter Goodman, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, led a September 12 discussion at Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus on Leonard Bernstein as a classical composer. On September 16 he attended and was an official blogger for the New York State Council on Arts "Cultural Blueprints" conference on Long Island. David Green, associate professor of political science, presented the 34th Hofstra Distinguished Faculty Lecture on November 19. The title of his presentation was "Has Europe Solved the Problem of War?" Dr. Green's research and teaching interests focus on European, international and American politics. His most recent academic publication is The Europeans: Political Identity in an Emerging Polity, published last year by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Jean Dobie Giebel Daniel J.H. Greenwood, professor of law, authored an article about the economic crisis and corrupt CEOs, titled "Making or Taking?" which was published on the news blog The Huffington Post. Professor Greenwood also wrote "Restoring Public Service to Private Enterprise," published on SolveClimate.com. John DeWitt Gregory, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law, participated in Northeastern Public Radio's "The Roundtable: David Paterson" on March 14, 2008. He guest lectured in a philosophy course on "Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas," addressing the status of animals before the law, in April 2008. He was elected to a new term as vice chair of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, and was reappointed to several of its committees. Joanna Grossman, professor of law, presented a faculty workshop at Villanova Law School on February 8 titled "The Failure of Title VII as a Rights-Claiming System." She presented "Pregnancy, Equality, and Citizenship" at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in May. At the same conference, she participated in a round-table on "Thirty Years of Anti-Discrimination Law." John DeWitt Gregory Frank Gulino, assistant professor of law, participated in a joint C.L.E. presentation to the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court and the Temple American Inn of Court on the historic Amistad case on May 30 in Philadelphia. Emanual B. Halper, adjunct professor of law, was reappointed chair of the American Bar Association's Community Outreach Standing Committee and as a member of the Diversity Standing Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. He also became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 31 2008FacultyNews Grant M. Hayden, professor of law, gave a presentation titled "The False Promise of One Share, One Vote" at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, held in May. William E. Hettrick, professor of music, announced the recent publication of his critical edition of music by Viennese conductor and composer Johann Herbeck (1831-1877), Selected German Works for Unaccompanied Men's Chorus, in the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, published by A-R Editions, Inc. For more information on this volume, visit areditions.com/ rr/embellish and read the 2008 spring issue of Embellishments. Dr. Hettrick is at work on a second volume, which will contain additional works by Herbeck for men's chorus and mixed chorus. William L. James, professor of marketing and international business, was named 2008 Teacher of the Year for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Teachers of the Year are selected by graduating students in each school. "What makes Teacher of the Year such a singular honor is that for the faculty member to be selected, that person needs to rank as a top faculty member by graduating students over a three- to five-year period of time," said Hofstra Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner. Dr. James was recognized at the Hofstra Gala on May 1 and at commencement on May 18. Susan Joffe, assistant professor of law, gave a presentation titled "Risks and Opportunities: Legal Guidelines for Employee Screening and Interviewing" to the Nassau/Suffolk Nurse Recruiters Association on March 5. Lawrence W. Kessler, the Richard J. Cardali Distinguished Professor of Trial Advocacy, served as faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Teacher Training Program held in March. Tom Klinkowstein, professor of fine arts, was a guest speaker at the Fashion Futures program at the University of East London on October 23. His presentation, titled "De-sign 2015," portrays the requirements for the near future for designers to be "engineer-entrepreneurs." He also conducted a workshop on the future of communities and the Internet at an event organized by Virtueel Platform in Amsterdam, Holland, on November 20 and 21, 2008. Professor Klinkowstein presented a 1 x 30 meter "diagrammatic narrative" about the future of design, A Day in the Life of a Networked Designer's Smart Things or a Day in a Designer's Networked Smart Things, 2030, at the DesignCenter Winkelhaak in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 6. Also contributing to the project were Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Carolyn Lloyd, Amarides Montgomery and Irene Pereyra. Stefan Krieger, professor of law, presented "Out of the Shadow: Clinical Legal Education" at the University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic's 50th Anniversary Symposium on February 23. In December Professor Krieger and Hofstra Law School launched the Center for Applied Legal Reasoning, a forum for studying theories of legal reasoning, researching issues related to solving legal problems, decision making in practice, and the development of teachers to train law students for the practice of law. Julian Ku, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development, was invited to speak at a November conference titled Universal Jurisdiction Ten Years After Pinochet: Ending Impunity or Decreasing Accountability? Hosted by The Global Law Forum at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, the conference took place at The Royal Horseguards in London with a fi nal public session at the House of Commons. The Global Law Forum invited Professor Ku because of his work on the problems raised by new systems of international criminal justice. Tom Klinkowstein Andrea Libresco Julian Ku 32 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews Katrina Fischer Kuh, associate professor of law, published "Electronically Manufactured Law" in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (Vol. 22, Fall Issue). She was also selected for the Task Force on Global Warming, created by the New York State Bar Association, to address the profound impact climate change is having on the natural environment and ecosystems. Aashish Kumar, associate professor of radio, television, film, was awarded a Fulbright grant to work in India on a service learning project with college students. The course he will be teaching, titled "Media Action Projects: Linking Campus to Community," will be offered in collaboration with the faculty and students of the Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Hyderabad. The project seeks to assist media production students in developing videos that document community processes or problems. Eric Lane, the Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, saw the publication of his book The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again, which he co-wrote with Michael Oreskes, managing editor of the Associated Press for U.S. news. Genius discusses the Constitution, the document that has made the United States the longest surviving democracy in history. The authors dissect the Constitution's history relative to the current problems of democracy. Holning Lau, associate professor of law, was a panelist at Towards Full Inclusion: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights, a conference at the University of Hong Kong on April 26. He presented a paper on globalization and human rights at Theorizing the Global Legal Order, a conference sponsored by Swansea University School of Law in Wales on May 22 and at the Annual Meeting of Law & Society in Montreal on May 29. Professor Lau presented "Formalism: From Racial Integration to Same-Sex Marriage" at the UCLA Williams Institute's Works-in-Progress Series in October. He presented the same paper at faculty workshops at Emory Law School and Villanova Law School. On December 2 Professor Lau co-taught a CLE course, Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy, offered by UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute. Stephen Lawrence, associate professor of physics and astronomy, presented the lecture "The Apollo Moon Landings: America's Greatest Triumph or History's Greatest Hoax? You Decide!" for Hofstra's Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences (IDEAS) on November 20. In this program, a number of interesting questions that have been posed by prominent conspiracy theorists (based on the technical challenges of traveling safely to the moon and on apparent inconsistencies in the Apollo photographic records) were described. In a fair and balanced application of scientific methodology, Dr. Lawrence presented the competing theories, reviewed relevant claims and physical evidence, and then discussed the best ways to critically judge between them. Dr. Lawrence's research focuses on supernova explosions, interstellar dust and the search for extrasolar planets. Ethna Dempsey Lay and Jennifer Rich, assistant professors of writing studies and composition, co-directed the Hofstra Cultural Center conference "Who Owns Writing?" Revisited, October 16 to 18. This was Hofstra's fi rst national conference on writing, and it explored the institutional and public spaces that the teaching of writing occupies in the 21st century. Andrea Libresco, associate professor of curriculum and teaching and director of the Hofstra University Network of Elementary Teachers (HNET), coordinated an event on April 8 titled "The Teacher Who Shaped My Life," where professors, teachers, administrators, and undergraduate and graduate students shared stories of teachers who Aashish Kumar Andrea Libresco Christopher Matthews Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 33 2008FacultyNews affected them greatly and influenced their lives. Some participants even tracked down their former teachers and invited them to the event, where the audience consisted primarily of pre-service teachers. Presenters spoke of teachers who had stretched their minds, spoken to their hearts, appreciated and trusted them as creative individuals, and encouraged them to have high expectations of themselves. Prospective teachers were moved and realized that the effects of good teaching on a student can last a lifetime. William McGee Theo Liebmann, clinical professor of law and attorney-in-charge of the Hofstra Child Advocacy Clinic, served as a training workshop creator and director for the California Administrative Office of Courts, Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Dependency Cases, in February and April. In March he participated on a panel titled "Nicholson v. Scoppetta: Three Years Later," a New York City Bar Association Program. Professor Liebmann was appointed by the state of California's Administrative Office of the Courts to design and implement an interdisciplinary training program to be used throughout the state to develop advocacy skills of social workers and attorneys who practice in child abuse cases. He was appointed to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Council on Children. Denise Lozano-Healey, adjunct instructor of music, is an accomplished flutist who had a very busy 2008 concert schedule. She performed throughout the summer with the Concert Pops of Long Island (Dean Karahalis, conductor), including a July 4 concert in Hewlett, NY; a July 5 concert at Eisenhower Park on Long Island; and three concerts at the Tilles Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. She also performed in the Hudson Opera Theater's production of La Traviata (Ron DeFesi, director), October 19, 25 and 26 in Middletown, NY. Behailu Mammo, assistant professor of mathematics, received Hofstra's Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for the paper "A Mean Value Theorem for Discriminants of Abelian Extensions of a Number Field," which appeared in the Journal of Number Theory 127 (2007). The award was presented to Dr. Mammo during commencement on May 18. Serge Martinez, associate clinical professor of law, presented on May 7 at the A.A.L.S. Clinical Section conference and on May 31 at Emory's Center for Transactional Law and Practice. Both presentations focused on the problem of taking on complex cases in a clinical practice. Christopher Matthews, associate professor of anthropology, and Jenna Coplin, adjunct instructor of anthropology, headed a team of students to resume excavation of a site in Lloyd Harbor, NY, believed to contain the remains of an 18th-century slave quarter. In 2007 students from Hofstra and other colleges uncovered foundations of the slave quarter as well as many 18th-century artifacts, such as dishes, bottles, and animal bones. The dig, which received funding from the New York Council for the Humanities, was part of a Hofstra summer course titled "Captivity and Community in Early African American New York." William McGee, adjunct associate professor of English, was named a fi nalist for a Deadline Club Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his investigative article about airline safety for Consumer Reports, titled "An Accident Waiting to Happen?" He was recognized by the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. He won a bronze award in the Travel News/Investigative Reporting category for his article "Air Security: Why You're Not as Safe as You Think," which also appeared in Consumer Reports, and a silver award in the Service-Oriented Consumer Article category for "The Ultimate Guide to Travel Web Sites" in Cond� Nast Traveler. Marlene Munn-Joseph Mario Murillo 34 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews William Metlay, professor of psychology, is project director on a subcontract for $397,893, awarded by the Parker Jewish Institute in support of a New York State Department of Health project titled "Long-Term Care Intensive Training Series on Managing Difficult Behaviors in Residents With Dementia." Doron Milstein, associate professor of speech-language-hearing sciences, was named a 2008 Teacher of the Year for Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "What makes Teacher of the Year such a singular honor is that for the faculty member to be selected, that person needs to ranked as a top faculty member by graduating students over a three- to five-year period of time," said Hofstra Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner. Dr. Milstein was recognized at the annual Hofstra Gala on May 1 and at commencement on May 18. Jamie Mitus, assistant professor of counseling, research, special education and rehabilitation (CRSR), assumed the role of project director on a grant that was originally awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to the late Dr. Frank Bowe, who held Hofstra's Dr. Mervin Livingston Schloss Distinguished Professorship for the Study of Disabilities. The $138,908 remaining funds of the grant have been reallocated, and Dr. Mitus will be responsible for the completion of the project, titled "Distance-Education on Rehabilitation and Independent Living for Persons Who Are Deaf." Additionally, Dr. Mitus and Professor Emeritus of CRSR Joseph Lechowicz are directors on a $149,995 grant from the U.S. Department of Education on a program titled "Rehabilitation Long-Term Training � Rehabilitation Counseling." Marlene Munn-Joseph, assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, was awarded a $56,783 grant from the New York State Education Department in support of the Hofstra University Teacher Opportunity Corps program. Mario Murillo, associate professor of radio, television, film, was awarded a Fulbright grant to work in Colombia with community radio organizations. His mission involves direct participatory research related to the training and development of public service radio broadcasters in two distinct settings. At La Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Professor Murillo will work with students to produce a series of programs that will be distributed throughout the country, as university radio licensees begin developing their programming network. Later, he will travel to the northern province of Cauca to work with young community radio journalists who report on the vast indigenous territories of the area. Maureen Murphy, professor of curriculum and teaching, was named one of 2008's "Top 100 Irish-Americans" by Irish America Magazine. Richard K. Neumann, Jr., professor of law, received the 2009 Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Section Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes Professor Neumann's significant contributions to the field of legal research and writing. Karen Osterman, professor and chair, Department of Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies, is project director on a $50,000 grant in support of the program "To Assist Roosevelt School District in Development and Implementation of Business Systems and Procedures." Gretchen Ostheimer, associate professor of computer science, organized summer computer camp for children in her Park Slope, Brooklyn, neighborhood. The children learned how to write computer programs at the Sheep Station, a neighborhood restaurant that donated space and an afternoon snack for the fi rst few days of the camp. Another neighborhood resident and Web programmer also donated his time, as did some of Maureen Murphy Richard K. Neumann, Jr. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 35 2008FacultyNews Dr. Ostheimer's Hofstra students, who traveled to Brooklyn to mentor the children. Approximately a dozen children ranging in age from 8 to 12, more than half of them Hispanic and almost half of them girls, signed up for the camp. Many of the children would not have had the opportunity to learn computer skills at this level. Hofstra supported the project by providing and imaging the computers, and Dr. Ostheimer received support for the project from Provost Herman Berliner, HCLAS Dean Bernard Firestone, and Vice President for Information Technology Robert Juckiewicz, whose staff set up the computers. of school-age children adopted from China. She has made several presentations and written articles concerning the language development of internationally adopted children. Dr. Roberts became interested in language development of internationally adopted children while working as a speech-language pathologist in the late 1990s. At that time, there was little published research available for determining what might be typical language development in the population of internationally adopted children. In 2000 she began collaborating with colleagues, some of whom had adopted children themselves, and conducted several studies on language development of children adopted from China. Darra Pace, associate professor of counseling, research, special education and rehabilitation, is project director on a $13,000 grant awarded by the Amityville Union Free School District in support of the project "2008-2009 Partnership Program." Irene Plonczak, Blidi Stemn and Roberto Joseph, assistant professors of curriculum and teaching, hosted a digital storytelling workshop on May 1 that brought a fifth-grade class from Queens to the Hofstra campus. The professors and Hofstra students had been using state-of-the-art telecommunications technology to work with the fifth graders prior to their visit. When the youths came to Hofstra, their assignment was to tell a "digital story" with digital cameras provided by the University. The children were given a tour of Hofstra, which started at Professor Plonczak's garden outside of Hagedorn Hall, where the students planted seeds, identified vegetables and discussed caring for a vegetable garden. Additionally, Professor Plonzcak is project director on a $144,927 grant from the New York State Education Department in support of a Summer Institute for Teachers of Math and Science, Grades 5 to 8. Alan Resnick, the Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law, presented on "Disclosure Requirements for Members of Ad hoc Committees in Chapter 11 Cases: The Northwest Airlines Decision" at the 41st Annual Uniform Commercial Code Institute on April 18. He gave a presentation titled "An Ethical Odd Couple? Trademarks and Bankruptcy" at the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany, on May 19. Professor Resnick participated in a meeting of the National Bankruptcy Conference in Washington, D.C., in March and served as chair of the Committee on Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, which drafted proposed amendments to the local rules. In October Professor Resnick was named a New York metro "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics. Jenny A. Roberts, associate professor of speech-languagehearing sciences and Kathleen A. Scott, assistant professor of speech-language-hearing sciences, presented "Language Acquisition of Internationally Adopted Children: What Do We Know?" at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center Breakfast Seminar on December 5. Dr. Scott's doctoral dissertation focused on the spoken and written language skills Alex Roskin, associate professor of fine arts, presented a spring on-campus exhibition of sculptural furniture at the Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall. Professor Roskin's most recent works of sculptural furniture grew out of his reverence for anatomy. The skeletal series that was on display at the Rosenberg Gallery reflected the seemingly simple yet highly complex mechanics of this physical armature. Grant Saff, associate professor of global studies, geography and geographic information systems, presented more than 52 of his photographs in a special exhibition last winter at the Highland Park Library in New Jersey. Kurt Salzinger, professor emeritus of psychology, has been elected president of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), the nation's oldest regional psychological association. Dr. Salzinger begins his term by serving as EPA president-elect for a year, then as president for one year beginning June 1, 2009, and as past president for one year starting June 1, 2010. He will preside as president at the 2010 regional conference in Brooklyn, New York. Jenny Roberts and Kathleen Scott presented "Language Acquisition of Internationally Adopted Children: What Do We Know?" (L to r) Jenny Roberts, Wendy Silverman, Joseph Scardapane and Kathleen Scott. 36 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 ".yparehT ylimaF dna gniniarT gnitneraP evitceffE hguorhT ecneloiV ylima 2008FacultyNews Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, is project director on a $4,000 grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation in support of an April 2009 Hofstra Cultural Center conference, titled Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the 40th Anniversary of Its Independence From Spain, for which she served as conference director. Christopher Sanford, professor of biology, received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation in continued support of his research titled "RUI: Evolution of Vertebrate Design: Functional Morphology of a Novel Feeding Mechanism in Osteoglossomorph and Salmonid Fishes." Jeremy Sarkin, distinguished visiting professor of law, has published a new book titled Colonial Genocide and Reparation Claims in the 21st Century: The Socio-Legal Context of Claims Under International Law by the Herero Against Germany for Genocide in Namibia, 1904-1908. Joseph Scardapane, adjunct assistant professor of psychology and executive director of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, is project director on a $25,000 grant from the New York State Education Department to support scholarship assistance for services provided by the Saltzman Center's Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Andrew Schepard, professor of law and director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, received the 2008 Person of the Year Award from the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He presented on "Child Custody, Visitation and Family Offense Proceedings" at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association, held February 1. He gave a presentation on the Uniform Collaborative Law Act at a conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts on May 30. Madeline Seifer, adjunct instructor of health professions and family studies and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, was awarded a $1,000 grant from Target in support of a project titled "Safe Homes: The Prevention of Family Violence Through Effective Parenting Training and Family Therapy." Kurt Salzinger Madeline Seifer Norman Silber, professor of law, served as a moderator for the panel "Impact of Patent and Other Intellectual Property Law on Research Utilizing Human Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells, Cloning and Genetic Engineering," held at Hofstra in March. He presented before the staff of Consumers Union on "No Place for Honest Men: The Origins of Consumers Union in the American Marketplace" on April 15. Professor Silber presented "Perspectives on Online Advertising" at a conference held at the University of California at Berkeley on April 18. Additionally, he was reelected to the board of directors of Consumers Union. On November 22 Professor Silber presented "Collapsing Bond Markets and the Nonprofit Debt Crises: Liability, Accountability, and Legal Reform" at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, in Philadelphia. Marc Silver, professor and chair, Department of Sociology, is project director on an $81,000 grant awarded by the Rauch Foundation in support of the project "Long Island Index 2009 Research." He was also awarded an $8,000 grant from the Rauch Foundation in support of the conference Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Face of Crisis, presented by The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM. Alan Singer Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 37 2008FacultyNews Roy D. Simon, Jr., the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate, 9th Senate District. He is the lead author on the newly published fourth edition of Lawyers and the Legal Profession published by Lexis/Nexis (formerly Matthew Bender). The book is a textbook for students taking courses in professional responsibility or legal ethics. Professor Simon has also published the 2009 edition of Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards, a statutory supplement for students taking professional responsibility or legal ethics. This is the 20th edition of this title, which Professor Simon and co-author Professor Stephen Gillers of NYU School of Law have published annually since 1989. Alan Singer, professor of curriculum and teaching, and Michael Pezone, adjunct instructor of curriculum and teaching, conducted the Third Annual Lower Manhattan Slavery Walking Tour on May 23. The professors were joined by students from the advanced placement government class at the Law, Government, and Community Service Magnet High School in Cambria Heights, Queens, as well as hundreds of high school and middle school students from all over the New York metropolitan area. The Slavery Walking Tour began at the red sculpture at One Police Plaza, with stops at a Colonial era African American burial ground; an 18th-century Wall Street "Slave Market"; a bank that fi nanced the transatlantic slave trade; a restaurant where slave traders known as "blackbirders" planned their voyages; locations where enslaved Africans fought for freedom in 1712 and 1741; and New York City Hall, where the city's leadership sided with the South and slavery during the Civil War. Arthur Solari, senior dance accompanist, served as music director, percussionist and performer for a highly acclaimed new production of Martha Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights from November 8, 2008, to March 1, 2009, at New York's Minetta Lane Theater in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Patricia Spencer, adjunct professor of music, is flutist with the Da Capo Chamber Players, performing an annual New York concert series plus international tours. She appeared recently with the Avalon String Quartet as guest artist in Mario Davidovsky's stunning Quartetto and other works. Her performance of Pierre Boulez's Sonatine, with Linda Hall, for the Look & Listen Festival, was called "sensational" by Musicweb. Recent New York Times reviews have cited her "passionate, warm-blooded performance" of the Berio Sequenza (June 2008) and noted that she "negotiated swirling figures and multiphonics deftly" in Tania Le�n's Alma (September 2008). She received a standing ovation for her performance of Joan Tower's Flute Concerto for the National Flute Association Convention in Nashville and much acclaim for her premiere of Shulamit Ran's flute concerto, Voices. Dozens of exciting pieces have been written for her, including Thea Musgrave's Narcissus and Judith Shatin's Kairos (both on Neuma Records). Barbara Stark, professor of law, presented "Theories of Poverty" at Notre Dame Law School on March 15. She presented "Across the Universe" at Osgoode Hall Law School on May 7. Professor Stark was appointed the John T. Copenhaver Chair of Law at West Virginia College of Law for the fall 2008 semester. Joanne Willey Benjamin Wolff Amy R. Stein, professor of law, contributed to a podcast titled "Being a Good Citizen of a Law Firm" to the Suffolk University Law School Series, "Transitioning From One-L to Summer Legal Work," available on iTunes University. Professor Stein and Astrid Gloade, adjunct professor of law, presented "Working Together: How the Collaborative Efforts of Academic Support Professionals and Other Faculty Members Enhance Law Student Education," at the A.A.L.S. Annual Meeting on January 4. Professor Stein served as a brief judge for the Annual Moot Court Competition sponsored by the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy at Capital University School of Law and for the Scribes "Best of the Best Competition." 38 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 2008FacultyNews Robert Thill, adjunct instructor of fine arts, and Bronwyn Hannon, curator of acquisitions, Department of Special Collections, organized the "Weingrow Collection Undergraduate Research Project," highlighting student engagement with Hofstra's vital collections. Vern R. Walker, professor of law, gave an intensive, four-day course titled "Lawyers, Judges, Regulators and Scientists: Using the Precautionary Principle to Decide Legal Cases" at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, from May 5 to 8. David Weissman, professor of engineering, is project director on a $110,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in support of the project "Corrections to Scatterometer Wind Vectors: Measurements of Rain Impact Effects Using NEXRAD." He also created a weather radar station innovation that was unveiled at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York, on May 9. This opportunity was made possible by funding from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Foundation. Joanne Willey, professor of biology, presented "Microbial Chitchat: Silent Conversations That Move the World" for the Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences (IDEAS) on October 30. A Hofstra faculty member since 1993, Dr. Willey's Hofstra laboratory has received funding from NIH, NSF, and several pharmaceutical companies. She has authored more than 20 research papers and has written two microbiology textbooks. Miguel-Angel Zapata Benjamin Wolff, adjunct assistant professor of music, presented a performance for the Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences (IDEAS) on October 2 titled "Galileo's Muse � An Evening of Music and Physics." The event explored the surprising relationship between scientist Galileo Galilei and the music of late Renaissance Italy. It tells the story of how Galileo's love of music and his experience as a lute player held the key to one of his most important scientific accomplishments � the formulation of his "Law of Falling Bodies." Professor Wolff is the creator of NEXUS: The Open Mind, a series of interdisciplinary concerts, such as this one for IDEAS. NEXUS reaches out to audiences by crafting a unique entry point, a bridge from their interests and experiences to the music being performed. Professor Wolff is a member of the Hofstra String Quartet, a professional group in residence at the University. Phyllis Zagano, adjunct professor of religion, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach a course at an Irish university on the history of women in ministry in the Catholic Church. In addition to teaching at Mary Immaculate College of the University of Limerick for the spring 2009 semester, Dr. Zagano will continue her research on the validity and legality of ordaining Catholic women as deacons, focusing on similarities among early ordination liturgies used for men and for women. Mary Immaculate College, founded in 1898, is a 2,500-student college of education and liberal arts. It became part of the University of Limerick in 1991. Kristal Brent Zook Miguel-Angel Zapata, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, read a selection from his book A Sparrow in the House of Seven Patios on April 15 at the Casa Bolivar in London. On April 16 he delivered a keynote address titled "Cesar Vallego and the Paris Poems" at the University College London. Dr. Zapata's most recent book, Transatlantic Steamer: New Approaches to Hispanic and American Poetry, was published in January 2008 as a co-edition with Fondo de Cultura Economica (Mexico), Universidad de San Marcos (Lima) and Hofstra University. In October he directed the Hofstra Cultural Center symposium I Am Going to Speak About Hope: Celebrating the Work of Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938). Dr. Zapata serves as editor of the Hofstra Hispanic Review, a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year. Kristal Brent Zook, associate professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, won an award for print investigative reporting from the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) for her Essence magazine article titled "The New York City AIDS Experiment." She was also on National Public Radio's "News & Notes" in April to talk about her new book, I See Black People: The Rise and Fall of African American-Owned Television and Radio (Nation Books, March 2008). Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 39 Jessica Verene '08 with some of the children she befriended during Hofstra's first study abroad program to Mali, Africa. The Departments of Biology and Geology sponsored a trip to the Gal�pagos Islands and Ecuador. 2008 January The year 2008 marked the golden anniversary of Hofstra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Many Hofstra students who have gone on to great success in the performing arts realized their fi rst taste of theatrical success on the John Cranford Adams Playhouse stage. In addition to theatrical performances, the 40,504square-foot Playhouse has throughout the years accommodated a wide variety of notable concerts, readings and lectures by renowned artists, celebrities, authors, scholars and world leaders, including former U.S. presidents. The John Cranford Adams Playhouse was designed by Aymar Embury, who also did early alterations from 1961 to 1963. In 1974 the building was dedicated to former Hofstra President John Cranford Adams, a renowned Shakespearean scholar. the year in review January 5: Professors J Bret Bennington and Russell Burke accompanied 14 students to the Gal�pagos Islands and Ecuador. Sponsored by the Departments of Biology and Geology, this January Session program allowed students to earn college credit while studying in one of the world's greatest natural laboratories. Located on the equator, 600 miles west of Ecuador, the Gal�pagos Islands are home to a wide variety of animal and plant species. January 5: The Anthropology Department and the African Studies Program launched a study abroad program in the West African nation of Mali. For the 15 students and four faculty members who participated, it was an enlightening experience that dispelled common misconceptions about the continent and instilled a deep appreciation of Mali's rich history and diverse people. The John Cranford Adams Playhouse, shown here shortly after its opening, celebrated its golden anniversary in 2008. 40 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 January 5 to 7: Students experienced the excitement of the official launch of the 2008 U.S. presidential election process by traveling to New Hampshire three days before the presidential primary on January 8. The students, accompanied by Hofstra faculty, participated in various Democratic and Republican Party events. The trip was organized by Political Science Professor David Green. January 11 to 27: Hofstra Entertainment presented the musical Showtune, a tribute to Jerry Herman, the musical genius behind Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Milk and Honey, La Cage Aux Folles and Mack & Mabel. January 14: The Hofstra University Museum opened On Location: Women Photographers From the Hofstra University Museum Collection at the David Filderman Gallery. The exhibition featured works by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Sally Gall, Erica Lennard, and Mary Ellen Mark. January 20: A multi-faith panel gathered for a program and vigil honoring the work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Stop the Hate Vigil: Living Martin Luther King's Dream Together" featured speakers Habeeb Uddin Ahmed of the Islamic Center of Long Island, Sergio Argueta of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.; civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington, Esq.; and Immediate Past President of the Long Island Board of Jessica Verene '08 with some of the children she befriended during Hofstra's first study abroad program to Mali, Africa. Rabbis Moses A. Birnbaum, D.D. The program was moderated by Michael D'Innocenzo, the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change at Hofstra University. January 22: The School of Education, Health and Human Services began its spring 2008 series of conferences and professional development workshops with a program titled Using Mental Training in Your Coaching. Other events included a math Olympiad, the sixth annual conference for the Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers, and a creative arts therapy conference. January 27: Sneaker Art!, an exhibition of wearable art by Hofstra first-year student Alexander Murray, opened at the student gallery in Calkins Hall. This exhibition was followed by several other student shows, including Joe Cap by Joe Capriglione in February; My Name is Reb, I Have This Art Show by Rebecca Carlson in October; and Adrenaline: A Painting Experience by Christina Makrakis in November. FORM, the student group that runs this gallery, chooses the exhibitions and hosts the opening receptions. January 28 to 31: Hofstra students and local government leaders participated in a campus initiative on climate change as part of a nationwide "teach-in" to raise awareness of global warming and to explore solutions. The program concluded with a panel featuring Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, LIPA President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Law, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, and Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne Hall. January 30: Hofstra President Stuart uary Rabinowitz announced the launch of Educate '08: Dialogue, Democracy and the '08 Debates, an unprecedented educational effort that engaged students, faculty and the public in a yearlong series of conferences, events and lectures about the 2008 election, politics and presidential history. The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Hofstra Cultural Center and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM , as well as all the schools and colleges of Hofstra University, were partners in the Educate '08 series. Alexander Murray's Sneaker Art!, presented by the student art group FORM, was the first student exhibition of 2008. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 41 2008 the year in review Responsible Governance" at a lecture sponsored by the Hofstra Law Review. February 7: The Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences (IDEAS) launched its spring 2008 lecture series with "When Dinosaurs Ruled New York" presented by Hofstra Geology Professor J Bret Bennington. This was followed by "A Different View from Space" by NASA astronaut Charles Camarda; "The Science of Fireworks" by Felix J. Grucci, Jr.; and "The Increasing Pace of Climate Change and Its Impacts" by Climate Institute Chief Scientist Michael McCracken. February 8: Legal and business professionals, academics, and top regulators gathered at Hofstra Law School to discuss the current state of the foreign exchange market and the declining dollar. Walter Lukken, acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, gave the keynote address. Also among the panelists was Francisco Ramon-Ballester, adviser to the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund. February 8: School of Communication students James Calinda, Liliana Candelario, and Luis Servera celebrated the premiere of their film Alma De Mi Padre on the Independent Film Channel. The students graduated from the summer program at the Ghetto Film School, an organization that connects talented young people to artistic, educational, and career opportunities in film and video. The students produced Alma De Mi Padre on location in Mexico City over the course of six days. February 8 and 9: Hofstra's V-Day Production Club presented the 10th anniversary performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, with a focus on "Women of New Orleans: Katrina Warriors." Ticket sales benefited V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. February 9 and 10: McGuire, renowned sportscaster Dick Enberg's one-man play Students and faculty pose outside of the Apollo Theater in Harlem after taking a tour through the area as part of Hofstra's Black History Month celebration. February February 1 to 29: Hofstra University celebrated Black History Month with a number of multicultural events. These included a lecture titled "The Role of the Civil Rights Movement in 21st-Century Politics" by civil rights attorney Fred Brewington; a screening of the Spike Lee film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts; and an excursion to Harlem to visit sites of cultural significance. February 1: The Department of Music began its spring 2008 season with a performance of Moli�re's Tartuffe by the Hofstra Opera Theater. This was followed by a number of student recitals, concerts by the American Chamber Ensemble and Hofstra String Quartet � Hofstra's professional music groups in residence � and the Hofstra Jazz Ensemble, Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Singers, Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Hofstra Chorus and String Orchestra, and Hofstra Symphony Orchestra. February 5: The Hofstra University Museum presented an original exhibition of works by Long Island artist Wendy Csoka. Bells, Baubles and Farce was held in conjunction with the spring Hofstra Cultural Center conference At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures. February 6: Professor Steven L. Schooner, an expert in the government's use of contractors, gave a thoughtprovoking lecture titled "Too Dependent on Contractors? Minimum Standards for Hofstra Opera Theater performed Moli�re's Tartuffe in February. 42 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 The 59th annual Shakespeare Festival presented Hamlet at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse in March. This Bud of Love: A One-Hour Romeo and Juliet was the companion play, adapted by Adjunct English Professor Maureen McFeely. about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire, was presented as a fund-raiser for Hofstra Athletics and the Department of Drama and Dance. Mr. Enberg was at each performance to answer questions from the audience. February 10: The Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series began its spring 2008 season with the theme "Spring, Sing, Swing." Concerts included Unforgettable: A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole, in conjunction with AfricanAmerican History Month in February; The Feminine Musique, featuring works by female composers; the Long Island premiere of Life, Love, Song! � A Visit with Gena Branscombe; and a big band performance titled Swing Into Spring � Broadway and Hollywood! March March 1 to April 30: The 19th Annual Art Expressions Exhibition, co-sponsored by Hofstra University and the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services, showcased 59 compelling pieces of artwork created by persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities who attend Nassau County programs. March 3 to 9: In the highest finish ever for Hofstra Law School in a "Vis International Moot" competition, 11 students from Hofstra Law School surpassed teams from all over the world to secure fi rst place for "Best Memorandum on Behalf of Respondent" at the competition's Far East site, held in Hong Kong. This year's competition attracted teams from 52 law schools, representing 13 countries. The Hofstra Vis Moot team also fi nished as First Runner-Up in the category "Best Brief Submitted on Behalf of the Claimant." In the oral competition, Hofstra's team tied for fifth in the opening round and advanced to the elimination round for the fi rst time. Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude, kicked off the "Great Writers, Great Readings" series for 2008. February 13: U.S. District Judge John Gleeson spoke to a packed house at Hofstra Law School on "The Sentencing Commission and Prosecutorial Discretion: The Role of the Courts in Policing Sentence Bargains." Judge Gleeson's speech, part of the Howard & Iris Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series, recommended that prosecutors be given the discretion to reach sentence bargains with defendants, even if the agreed-upon sentence is outside the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. February 27: Novelist Jonathan Lethem, whose work ranges from science fiction to westerns to crime fiction, spoke as part of the "Great Writers, Great Readings" series. Mr. Lethem's best-selling novel The Fortress of Solitude was an examination of the crucible of adolescence, rock music, superheroes, Brooklyn gentrification and interracial friendships. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 43 2008 the year in review annual Shakespeare Festival, featuring Hamlet, at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Hamlet, guest directed by Gus Kaikkonen, was performed on Hofstra's famous reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe stage. As part of the Shakespeare Festival, Adjunct Professor of English Maureen Connolly McFeely developed This Bud of Love: A One-Hour Romeo and Juliet as the companion play, and the Music Department's Collegium Musicum performed That Is The Question, directed by William Hettrick. Norman Podhoretz, editor of Commentary Magazine and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on March 26. March 4: Students gathered at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center to promote voter registration and student participation in the presidential election process. In the evening, there was a gathering of students and faculty at Hofstra University Honors College to watch the presidential primary returns. March 5 and 6: Recent scientific developments in the field of human embryonic stem cell research and cloning have prompted a host of difficult questions that challenge lawmakers, scientists, ethicists, theologians, and ordinary citizens. Some of the nation's leading researchers, physicians, lawyers, clergy, ethicists and policy makers debated these questions at a conference titled Embryonic Stem Cells, Clones and Genes: Science, Law, Politics and Values, presented by Hofstra Law School and the Hofstra Cultural Center. March 6: Hofstra's Schools for Schools Chapter held a "Tango for Atanga Dance-A-Thon" at Hofstra USA. The goal was to raise $1,000 for the Atanga Secondary School, located in the war-torn and poverty-stricken region of Northern Uganda. Hofstra's Schools for Schools Chapter raised money for textbooks, school renovations and teachers' salaries at the Atanga Secondary School. March 6: Hofstra Law School presented the 19th Annual Public Justice Foundation Gala Goods and Services Auction. The event funds Public Interest Law Fellowships, which are awarded to students who devote their summer to working in an area of public interest law. The auction was an overwhelming success, raising record-breaking funds of more than $35,000. March 6 to 16: The Department of Drama and Dance presented the 59th March 7: The Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal sponsored Emerging Technology and Employee Privacy. Focusing on the effects of emerging technologies such as the BlackBerry, RFIDS, GPS, and other tracking technologies in the employment arena, the symposium examined proposed solutions to privacy concerns, addressed the prevalent problem of data theft, and explored legal issues in this emerging area of the law. March 10 and 12: The Women's Studies Program and the Center for Civic Engagement presented Women Respond to War! featuring award-winning actress Ellen McLaughlin. On March 10 Ms. McLaughlin performed Penelope, a Hofstra Law School hosted Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., for a program on judicial clerkships. (L to r) Law School Dean Nora Demleitner, Justice Alito, and Professor of Law Norman I. Silber. 44 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 March 24: Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the selection of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, as the recipient of the University's fi rst international Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize. The $50,000 prize was established through an endowment from the family of Ishar Singh Bindra to be given to individuals or organizations that have worked to facilitate dialogue that is indispensable to reducing religious conflict. March 25 to April 8: The Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs sponsored a number of different events as part of Women's "Herstory" Month, to honor women and their impact in the world. March 26: Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and North Shore-LIJ Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dowling announced the appointment of Lawrence G. Smith, M.D., North Shore-LIJ's chief medical officer, as the fi rst dean of the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. The new medical school plans to offer an M.D. degree program beginning in fall 2011, subject to receiving preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and New York state approval. March 26: Former Commentary Magazine editor-in-chief Norman Podhoretz spoke at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. His lecture was sponsored by the Professional Organization in Speech Education (P.O.I.S.E.), the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the School of Communication. March 27: The future growth of the nation's suburbs and cities was the subject of a conference at the Hofstra University Club. The opening address, "MetroNation: Blueprint for American Prosperity," was presented by Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in The Brookings Institution and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM sponsored an event examining the future of the suburbs. (L to r) Executive Director of the National Center for Suburban Studies Lawrence Levy, Vice President and Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution Bruce Katz, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, and U.S. Congressman Steve Israel. play based on Homer's Odyssey. On March 12 Ms. McLaughlin directed a staged reading of Aristophanes' classic anti-war play, Lysistrata, featuring Hofstra students and faculty. In the fall, the Women's Studies Program presented two other events: "Will Sarah Palin Kill `Choice,' and Should We Try to Save It?" by Rosalind Pollack Petchesky, distinguished professor of political science, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, on October 21; and a reading by Susan Steinberg, author of the story collections Hydroplane and The End of Free Love on October 30. 25 Hofstra Law students for a round-table discussion. March 14 to 20: A group of Hofstra students and administrators spent spring break volunteering in the inner city of Philadelphia for the third annual "Spring Break Alternative Trip." In the first year of this program, students helped rebuild homes in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, and in 2007 they volunteered at a Navajo reservation in Bluff, Utah. This annual program is sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. March 16: The 10th Annual Irish Festival was presented at the Physical Fitness Center. The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America and features music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of crafts and food vendors. March 17 to 21: Hofstra presented "Give Yourself a Break: Safe Spring 2008," a series of programs for students that focused on health, well-being, stress management and recreation. Hofstra March 11: Hofstra Law School hosted Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. for a highly attended and fascinating discussion on judicial clerkships, in which Professor Norman Silber, Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Dean Nora V. Demleitner participated. Judge Garth, for whom Justice Alito and Professor Silber clerked, joined the program via video link from the University of Arizona. Following the clerkship event, Justice Alito met with t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 45 2008 the year in review nation's best-known political analysts, delivered the keynote address at a daylong presidential symposium sponsored by Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. The symposium examined issues surrounding the 2008 presidential campaign, including the candidates' political messages on issues of race and gender, the war in Iraq, and 24-hour campaign coverage by the news media. Associate Professor of Literacy Studies Joan Zaleski (left) received a grant that brought civil rights icon Ruby Bridges (second from left) to a local elementary school. Dr. Zaleski and her students visited the school that day to study issues of social justice and author studies in the classroom. Washington, D.C., which co-sponsored the conference with the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM. March 27 to May 8: The Hofstra Cultural Center presented its spring 2008 Italian-American Experience Lecture Series with the theme Bravo, Pavarotti! to commemorate the life and talent of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti, considered by many to be one of the most important vocalists of our time. Lectures included "Pavarotti as an Actor," presented by Hofstra Professor of English John DiGaetani. March 31: Adam Nagourney, chief political correspondent for The New York Times, offered his perspective on the 2008 presidential campaign during the Educate '08 program An Insider's Look at the 2008 Campaign: How We Got There and Where We Are Going, sponsored by Hofstra and The New York Times. Survive the Growing Wealth Gap?" at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. His talk was sponsored by the Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement, in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives. April 3: Joan Zaleski, associate professor of literacy studies, and a group of her students were guests at the West Elementary School in Long Beach, New York, to hear a presentation by civil rights icon Ruby Bridges. Ms. Bridges' appearance at the school was made possible by a grant Dr. Zaleski received from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to study issues of social justice and author studies in the classroom. As a 6-year-old child, Ruby Bridges made history in 1960 when her family volunteered her to participate in the integration of an elementary school in New Orleans. April 5 and 11 and May 16 to 18: Hofstra Entertainment presented several unique programs. First on April 5 was Sinatra April 1: Best-selling author and religion scholar Dr. Stephen Prothero discussed "Religious Literacy and Higher Education" at a lecture that was part of Hofstra's 2008 Visiting Presidential Scholar program. Dr. Prothero is chair of the Department of Religion at Boston University and author of American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon and The New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know � And Doesn't. April 2: Lifelines, large works on paper by artist Claudia McNulty, opened at the Rosenberg Gallery in Calkins Hall. The show, presented by Hofstra's Department of Fine Arts, portrayed a parallel between the losses in Ms. McNulty's life and the decay of the environment. April 3: Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report and one of the April April 1: 2008 Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman presented a lecture titled "Can American Democracy Chief Political Correspondent for The New York Times Adam Nagourney presented "An Insider's Look at the 2008 Campaign." 46 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 Healing � Healing Through Art concert at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. The performance was a multimedia concert using the spoken word, painting, sculpture, photography, film, dance and acting. Money raised was donated to the charity Doctors Without Borders. April 9: Hundreds of Hofstra students gathered at Hofstra USA to record the chorus of an original song written by Songs of Love for a seriously ill child from Long Island. Songs of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults. April 9 to 26: Hofstra observed Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, devoted to celebrating the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences representing more than 47 ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Events included lectures, films, and a walking tour and scavenger hunt through Chinatown in New York City. April 10: Hofstra mourned the passing of Bob Greene, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Newsday reporter and editor, whose work on the faculty at Hofstra contributed to The Department of Drama and Dance presented Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth at the new Black Box Theater. Dances: A Musical Dance Fantasy presented by the Metropolitan Repertory Ballet Company with guest narration by Bob Spiotto. April 11 saw the Long Island premiere of Moli�re Than Thou, a one-man show written and performed by Timothy Mooney. May 16 to 18 was a production of Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel, directed by Bob Spiotto. This fascinating and unique play explored the relationship between former U.S. President Harry S. Truman and fellow World War I veteran Eddie Jacobson, whose friendship was key in the founding of the State of Israel. April 9: Lynn Nottage, playwright of Intimate Apparel and winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, was the final guest of the 2007-2008 "Great Writers, Great Readings" series. April 9: Students responded to social injustices through art at the Art of April 8: David Gergen, an adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton and a television commentator, editor, teacher and best-selling author, delivered the annual Arnold A. Saltzman Lecture on the State of the Union. April 8 to June 6: The Hofstra University Museum presented Stan Brodsky, The Figure: 1951-2006 at Emily Lowe Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen Albert, included 28 works that began with the artist's self-examination during his days of study at the Academie Julien in Paris in the 1950s. New and revised choreography was featured in the Annual Spring Dance Concert. This particular performance, choreographed by Robin Becker, was titled "Drinking From My Bowl of Green Tea I Stopped the War." (Photo by Johan Elbers) Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 47 2008 the year in review Mexico, Spain, England, France, Moldova and across the United States. April 11 to 20 and 24 to 27: The Department of Drama and Dance followed up March's Shakespeare Festival with Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth and the annual Spring Dance Concert. April 17: Meena Bose, Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, moderated a panel discussion titled "What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008? A Biographer's Round-Table," featuring Washington Post reporter and William J. Clinton biographer David Maraniss; Princeton University Professor Emeritus and presidential expert Fred Greenstein; and New York Times reporter and Condoleezza Rice biographer Elisabeth Bumiller. April 19: A team of Hofstra graduate students from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business took second place in the national New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) Commodities Challenge after competing against 25 teams from 20 colleges. Hofstra's electronic trading team consisted of finance M.B.A. students Tansel Alan (team leader), Jessie Chen, Kay Hung, Steven Monti, Ronak Shah, and Swapnil Shah, who were all taking the The winning Zarb School team at the NYMEX Commodities Challenge with faculty adviser Professor Ahmet Karagozoglu (front row, center). the development of both the School of Communication and the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. April 10: The 34th Annual Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead Scholarship Ball was held at the Main Dining Room of the Mack Student Center. Scholarship money raised from this annual event helps Hempstead students pursue their higher education goals at Hofstra. Each year, the Unispan Award is presented at the ball to local community leaders. This year's Unispan Award recipients were Ted Adams '76, Mary Burns, Scott Clark, Paul Conte and Jacqueline Jones-Ford. April 10: Donna Freitas, whose book Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses provides insight into today's youth culture, spoke to students at Hofstra USA at an event sponsored by Hofstra University Honors College, the Lecture Series in Catholic Studies, and First-Year Connections. April 10 to 12: What is the history of humor? How has it played out in different languages and cultures throughout our world, from medieval times to the present? These were some of the questions addressed at the conference At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures, presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center. The event featured the participation of more than 90 authors, scholars, performers and historians from Australia, Belgium, the Canary Islands, Italy, Latin America, The winning Zarb School team at the District 2A American Advertising Federation Competition with their faculty adviser, Chuck McMellon. 48 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 graduate Futures Markets course taught by Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu, associate professor of finance and faculty supervisor for the Hofstra team. April 22: General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) delivered the Donald J. Sutherland University Lecture in the Liberal Arts at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, where he spoke about Iraq, foreign policy and the 2008 presidential election. General McCaffrey serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News and is an adjunct professor of international affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point. a series of events in celebration of Earth Day at Adams Quad. The festival for Hofstra students began with free food, activities, contests, vendors and music, and continued through the evening with a discussion of Long Island's environmental future. April 24: Maureen Dowd, 1999 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and New York Times columnist, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and New York Times columnist, participated in an Educate '08 event titled Issues, Parties and the Media: The 2008 Election Landscape at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. April 29: The National Center for Suburban Studies (NCSS) at Hofstra UniversitySM announced receipt of a $25,000 grant from the state of New York to create a Sustainable Suburban Neighborhoods Initiative, a joint project of the NCSS and Boston College's renowned Urban Ecology Institute. April 30: All's Fair: Love, War and Politics at John Cranford Adams Playhouse featured a talk by power couple Mary Matalin, celebrated conservative voice and presidential adviser, and James Carville, media personality and political icon. Playwright Lynn Nottage meets a Hofstra student and Associate Professor of English Erik Brogger prior to her reading on April 9. Hofstra Gala honoree Scott Rechler and Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz on May 1. April 30: The Fine Arts Student Art Show opened at Calkins Hall, featuring more than 300 works in painting, drawing, ceramics, 3-D, photography, design and new media. Noted graphic artist Jennifer Magee, senior associate and project director for Architecture Grid2 and co-founder and CEO of UPworld.com (a professional online networking site for design, architecture and building), served as a judge for this year's show. April 23: Susan Frelich Appleton, the Lemma Barkeloo and Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law, delivered the 2007-2008 Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture. She was introduced by Hofstra Law School Professor John DeWitt Gregory, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law. April 23: Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement, along with the School of Education, Health and Human Services and First-Year Connections, sponsored A group of women from Hofstra spent part of their weekend participating in Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" project. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 49 2008 the year in review competing against 10 other colleges, including Penn State, Ithaca College and Georgetown University. The team, under the advisement of Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business Chuck McMellon, won first place after preparing an advertising plan and campaign for AOL's instant messaging and social network platforms. May 4: The Dutch Festival celebrated its 25th year on Hofstra's South Campus with thousands of tulips in bloom, face-painting, live music and dance performances, craft vendors, and authentic Dutch food and beverages. May 5: Political analyst and CNN commentator Paul Begala and Frank Luntz, the most-quoted pollster in America, discussed the role of political polls and the shaping of public opinion in the 2008 presidential election during a joint appearance titled "The Evolving Role of the Poll and Public Opinion in Election Politics" at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. The lecture was sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series. May 5: Yonia Fain, a 94-year-old artist who witnessed many of 20th-century Europe's great social and political upheavals, was the subject of a Hofstra University Museum exhibit at the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall. A Painter's Witness to History: Political analyst Paul Begala spoke to students and faculty prior to his May 5 Educate '08 event with Frank Luntz, the most quoted pollster in America. May May 1: Scott Rechler, chief executive officer and chairman of RXR Realty LLC, a multibillion-dollar private real estate company, was honored at the annual Hofstra University Gala on May 1 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The 2008 gala raised $1.2 million for the Hofstra Scholarship Fund, making it one of the most successful fund-raising events in the University's history. Mr. Rechler has been a longtime friend and supporter of Hofstra, currently serving on the President's Leadership Council and the Hofstra University Honors College Advisory Board. May 1: President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the creation of an endowed chair in the Department of Religion for the study and teaching of Sikh musical traditions. The Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology, a gift from Hakam Singh, Ph.D., a retired chemist with a lifelong interest in Sikh music, will concentrate on how Sikh music and scripture are historically intertwined. Sikhism, founded in northern India, is one of the world's largest religions. May 3: A group of 20 women from Hofstra University helped build a Habitat for Humanity home in Bellport, NY, as part of its special "Women Build" project. The Hofstra group was led by Terry Greis, the energy, environmental health and safety manager for the University's Plant Department. The team also included a fi rst-year student and her mother. In addition to donating their time and energy, the Hofstra team raised $2,300 for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County. May 3 and 4: Students from the Zarb School of Business won the District 2A American Advertising Federation competition in New York City after Fine arts major Rachael Higgins was selected for a summer scholarship to the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Center. 50 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 Graduating students braved stormy weather for the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18. New York Governor and Hofstra Law School alumnus David A. Paterson was the guest speaker and honoree. Recent Work by Yonia Fain featured eight mixed media works on paper by the internationally known artist who taught at Hofstra for 13 years. in a hospital setting and two students on campus. With OSI's support, the program will increase the number of student recipients to two and three, respectively. applied physics major with a concentration in engineering and a Phi Beta Kappa member, also won a full scholarship to Princeton University for the Ph.D. track. May 5: The Merrill Lynch Center for the Study of International Financial Services and Markets of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business presented its annual conference, Stock Exchange Competition and International Listings. The conference brought together practitioners, policy makers, and academics to discuss issues relating to the recent competition among international stock exchanges, organizational and ownership consolidation, and the patterns and value of international listings. May 5 and 6: Hofstra's Masquerade Musical Theatre Company presented The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), directed by Hofstra student Emily Miethner. The show parodies the clich�d plots that typify many musicals and make them so irresistible. May 6: The Department of Biology announced the expansion of its 10-week paid summer research fellowship for juniors and seniors. The expanded program is funded by the OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation. Previously, Hofstra provided the research fellowship to one student May 7: Day of Peace, organized by the Progressive Students Union to celebrate diversity and coexistence on campus, took place at Calkins Quad. Everyone was asked to wear white or a bright color to symbolize peace. There were performances by Hofstra's Percussion Ensemble; dance students from the Department of Drama and Dance; Sigma 'Cappella, the only co-ed vocal a cappella group at Hofstra; and Hofstra Jazz Nonet. May 12 and 21: The Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra Hillel, in cooperation with Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County, presented two lectures by Israel's leading TV journalist, Michael Tuchfeld, correspondent for The Knesset Channel and news editor for Kol Israel. His lectures were titled "A Two-State Solution: Is It Really Possible?" and "Can Israel Be Jewish and Democratic at the Same Time?" May 13: Hofstra announced that senior David Miller '08 received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to conduct research in environmental engineering. Mr. Miller, who was an Hofstra May 14: Mathematics major Joseph Pawlowski '08 was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to conduct bio-mathematical research in Italy. The grant covers a period from October 10, 2008, to July 10, 2009. The Bellmore, NY, resident also won Hofstra's Outstanding Graduating Senior Mathematics Award and another Mathematics Department award for his work tutoring Hofstra students. May 15: Immacul�e Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, shared her experiences as a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She survived by spending 91 days huddled silently with seven other women in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house. Her talk was sponsored by Hofstra's chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. in conjunction with New Opportunities At Hofstra (NOAH, Hofstra's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program), the Black/ Hispanic Alumni Association, the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and the Nortel Black Business Council. t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 51 2008 the year in review middle and high school students from the surrounding community. May 28: Drs. Cynthia Bogard and Cheryl Mwaria accompanied four anthropology students on a two-week educational tour of the West African nation of Togo. Dubbed the "Green Future Project," the tour enabled U.S. and Togolese students to learn how to organize, implement and maintain sustainable ecology projects while learning about each other's culture, resources and politics. The relationship between Hofstra and the University of Lom� in Togo continued into the fall when a group of Togolese students visited Hofstra. Zarb School students and Associate Professor Yong Zhang (sitting, right) pose at the Great Wall of China during their study abroad program to study international business and marketing. May 15: Rachael Higgins, a fine arts major, won a full scholarship to the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Center Summer Program. The Idyllwild Summer Program, a very prestigious arts colony located approximately 40 miles outside of Los Angeles, offers children, teens and adults unique opportunities in the visual arts, creative writing, dance, music and theater. May 16 and 17: The Bronx Opera Company celebrated its 40th season and its 10th anniversary of performances at Hofstra by presenting a double bill that featured Mozart's The Impresario and Leoncavallo's immortal Pagliacci at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. May 18: Two thousand students celebrated their graduation from Hofstra University. New York Governor and Hofstra Law School alumnus David A. Paterson was the speaker and honoree at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. May 21 to June 24: The Zarb School offered students the opportunity to study abroad in China to learn about international business and marketing. The course was presented in two phases: the fi rst three weeks were spent in classes at Hofstra, and the rest of the program was conducted in China. May 24: Hofstra's Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) hosted a carnival fund-raiser at the Mack Student Center. STEP at Hofstra aims to increase the number of historically underrepresented students seeking careers in science and technology and pre-licensure professions. STEP enrolls May 30: Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz joined with New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon to announce a $25 million capital grant that will provide the initial funding for the state-of-the-art facilities needed to house the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. Hofstra anthropology students Brian Watson, Sarah Skiold-Hanlin, Kelly Goldberg and Thomas Neuschul take a moment to relax with their counterparts at the University of Lom� in West Africa. Hofstra students spent 12 days in Togo last May, and both groups took a tour of development projects there. Togo students visited Hofstra during the presidential debate last October. 52 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 June 17: The Hofstra University Museum announced an unprecedented gift of Andy Warhol art from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The gift was made through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the foundation's 20th anniversary. In July the Hofstra University Museum acquired 103 Polacolor prints and 50 black and white gelatin silver prints, valued at $150,300. June 19: The Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the Long Island Association co-hosted a panel discussion titled The Future of Health Care at the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall. The panel examined the current state of health care in the United States and areas of concern for the business community. June 23: Hofstra's annual Golf and Tennis Tournament to raise money for student scholarships this year honored two WDF Inc. executives � Chief Executive Officer Larry Roman '77 and President and Chief Operating Officer Joseph LoCurto. WDF Inc. is New York's largest plumbing and HVAC contractor. June 24: The National Center for Suburban Studies (NCSS) at Hofstra UniversitySM was designated a partner to the Brookings Institution's "Blueprint for American Prosperity" project, Zarb School Dean Salvatore Sodano (at podium) gave opening remarks at The Future of Health Care. June For the second consecutive year, Hofstra Law School had one of the largest numbers of students chosen for the Law Students Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowship Program. The Charles H. Revson Foundation offers the LSPIN Fellowship Program each summer, providing summer grants for first- and second-year law students attending law school in New York and New Jersey to work with public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area. George W. Bilicic, Jr. joined Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts as a managing director and head of infrastructure. In July Thomas J. Sanzone '82, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., was also named to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Donna Mendes '73, a senior vascular surgeon at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the fi rst African-American, female vascular surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery, was named to the board in September. June 6: Student Lauren Brookmeyer became the fi rst WRHU staff member to win a fi rst place prize at the 48th Annual National Hearst Journalism Awards Championship. Fellow students Kim Saltmarsh and Brian Bohl were semifi nalists at the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. June 10: Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the appointments of Debra Sandler and George W. Bilicic, Jr. to the Hofstra Board of Trustees. Debra Sandler '82 is the worldwide president for McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company and global marketer of innovative nutritional products. Students from Shanghai Province in China spent the months of July and August at Hofstra Continuing Education taking classes in business, language and American history. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 53 2008 the year in review Robert Davi. The play, directed by Bob Spiotto, is about two kids from Brooklyn � a Jewish girl and a Cuban boy. More than 30 years later, they recall two sides of a love affair that forever changed the way they felt about themselves, each other, and the world around them. September September 2: Classes began for the 2008-2009 academic school year. A convocation to welcome fi rst-year and new transfer students to campus was held at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Ninety-year-old Roslyn Klein accepted her long-awaited diploma from Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz in August. Though she was very close to completing the M.S.Ed. 40 years ago, family obligations interrupted her studies. University administration and faculty helped her complete her degree. an ambitious, multi-year initiative to build long-term U.S. prosperity by reinvigorating the federal government's role in promoting the health and vitality of America's metropolitan areas. As part of the partnership, NCSS Executive Director Lawrence Levy was named to the Brookings advisory panel on the initiative. August Hofstra Law School received funding from Joan Hermanowski '76, chair and sole shareholder of Americable International, to establish a two-year pilot mock trial program at Hempstead High School. June 30: Metropolitan area high school students were challenged to document a culture other than their own as part of an innovative summer program at Hofstra called "Documenting Diversity." Phil Rosenthal '81, producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, helped fund the program through a grant from the Phil and Monica Rosenthal Foundation. July Throughout July and August, Hofstra Continuing Education hosted 271 teenagers from Shanghai Province in China. While at Hofstra the students attended classes in business, language, and American history. They also participated in various campus activities. August 5: Ninety-year-old Roslyn Klein earned an M.S.Ed. from the School of Education, Health and Human Services after a 40-year hiatus in her studies. Ms. Klein missed her fi nal exams in 1968 due to urgent family obligations. Just prior to the start of Hofstra's spring 2008 semester, she wrote a letter to Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz explaining that she would like to complete this bit of unfi nished business in her life. With the help of Dr. Laurie Johnson, director of the graduate programs in counseling in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation, and the Provost's Office, a plan was devised to help Ms. Klein earn her degree, which was conferred at a special ceremony. August 8 to 10: Hofstra Entertainment presented the New York premiere of the comic love story Rachel and Julio, starring two successful Hofstra alumni in the performing arts � Lainie Kazan and September 7: Hofstra mourned the passing of Law School Professor David A. Diamond, who taught in the procedure, trial practice, and family law areas. He was a co-director of the Northeast Regional Trial Practice Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He also taught and wrote on legal problems of public education and in the area of civil litigation. He was very active in America's civil rights movement. In 1964 he traveled to Mississippi to provide legal services to the disenfranchised. He carried what he experienced there throughout his life and went on to a career defending people in poverty against abuses in the welfare system. September 8: The Hofstra University Museum opened an exhibition that utilized visual interpretations to showcase the Hofstra Cultural Center presidential conference series, which began in 1982. The Presidents, 1933-2001: History of Presidential Conferences at Hofstra University was on view in both the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall and the David Filderman Gallery. September 9: Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin addressed economic issues important in the presidential campaign at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, moderated the discussion. July 11: Hofstra Entertainment began its summer season with Moon Over Buffalo at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. 54 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 September 10: Shashi Tharoor, Ph.D., former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, author, and chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures, discussed the U.S. role on the world stage at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. Dr. Tharoor was the official candidate of India for the succession to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, and was a close second out of seven contenders in the race. September 12 to 28: Hofstra Entertainment presented 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical that portrays the Founding Fathers and their momentous creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The opening night performance, honoring Joseph D. Monticciolo, president of The Monticciolo Company of Woodbury, NY, was a benefit to support Hofstra student scholarships. September 15: George Stephanopoulos, ABC News chief Washington correspondent and anchor of This Week, presented a lecture at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Mr. Stephanopoulos oversees the network's coverage of Congress and reports on political and policy stories for all ABC News platforms. September 15: Award-winning novelist and short story writer Ann Beattie was the first speaker in the fifth season of Hofstra's "Great Writers, Great Readings" series. Ms. Beattie's first novel, 1976's Chilly Scenes of Winter, was made into a film, followed by Falling in Place; Love Always; Picturing Will; Another You; My Life, Starring Dara Falcon; and The Doctor's House. September 16: Regular panelists from CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight � Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Daily News Michael Goodwin, Republican political strategist and communication expert Edward Rollins, and Democratic National Committeeman and communications expert Robert Zimmerman � presented a program titled "2008 Election Issues Up Close" at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. September 18: Former and current faculty and deans who served as directors of the Hofstra Cultural Center's groundbreaking presidential conferences over the past 26 years gathered for a round-table discussion, On The Record: A Hofstra Presidential Conference Retrospective, to reminisce and share anecdotes about those events, credited with positively impacting Hofstra's selection as a 2008 presidential debate site. Participants included moderator Herman A. Berliner, Hofstra provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Bernard J. Firestone, dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS); Leon Friedman, the Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law; Paul Harper, William F. Levantrosser and Herbert D. Rosenbaum, Hofstra professors emeriti of political science; Eric J. Schmertz, the Edward F. Carlough Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law and former dean of Hofstra Law School; and Robert C. Vogt, former dean, HCLAS. September 19: The Alumni Awards Dinner was held at the Garden City Hotel. Honorees included Alumnus of the Year Randy William Frankel '79, general The Class of 2012 enters the John Cranford Adams Playhouse for a convocation where President Stuart Rabinowitz welcomed the students to the Hofstra community. The University was saddened by the passing of Law School Professor David A. Diamond on September 7. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 55 2008 the year in review Hofstra celebrates the 2008 Alumni Award winners. (L to r) Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, Randy Frankel, Michael Barnes, Steven Freiberg, Bill Edwards, Monica Horan Rosenthal, Catherine Hunter, and Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Alan J. Kelly. partner and owner, Tampa Bay Rays, and principal owner, Windham Mountain Ski Resort; Young Alumna of the Year ESPN's Catherine E. Hunter '00; and Honorary Alumnus Hofstra Head Softball Coach William W. Edwards, Jr. Recipients of the Award for Alumni Achievement were Hofstra Associate Professor of Psychology Michael J. Barnes '76, '80; Chairman and CEO of Global Cards for Citi Steven J. Freiberg '79, '80; actress Monica Horan Rosenthal '84; and Vice President, Securities Division for Goldman Sachs Group and founder of TeamBrent. com Michael McCreesh '90, '94. Rhode Island at James M. Shuart Stadium. Hofstra alumni William Green '67 and Martha (Sweeney) Green '68 received the Marjorie and James M. Shuart Family Award in recognition of their outstanding service to Hofstra. The award is named for Hofstra President Emeritus James M. Shuart and his wife, Marjorie, who are both graduates of the University. September 19 and 20: Hundreds of volunteers, including students, area residents and biologists, participated in a 24-hour "BioBlitz" to document all living organisms along a 7.5-mile stretch of the Meadowbrook Parkway corridor in Nassau County. Hofstra was the academic sponsor of the Meadowbrook BioBlitz, and the Biology Department provided experts to organize the field work and identify the species found. September 20: Hofstra celebrated Homecoming with the theme "Great Moments in American History." The Parade of Floats was followed by the Pride's victory over the University of September 21: Hofstra hosted the 16th Annual Italian Experience outdoors on the South Campus. This festival, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, as well as one of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States, celebrating Italy's gifts of culture, education and commerce to America. September 22: Faisal Alam, a gay Muslim activist of Pakistani descent, presented "An LGBT Muslim Perspective on the 2008 Presidential Election." Mr. Alam examined issues of interest to the LGBT community and particularly gay Muslims in the United States. September 23: The Irish Studies Program launched a semester-long film festival titled "The Reel Ireland." Films included My Left Foot, The Dead, Man of Aran and Angela's Ashes. September 23: Foreign policy experts discussed America's international relations, the presidential candidates and the role of foreign policy in the 2008 election. Panelists included Jay M. Parker, senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations and Georgetown University and Columbia University professor, and Nancy Soderberg, former vice president for multilateral affairs of the International Crisis Group in New York. September 24: The Center for Civic Engagement and Educate '08 sponsored the sixth annual Day of Dialogue in various locations on Hofstra's campus. "Day of Dialogue, Facing the Future Together" featured nearly 20 programs and speakers covering both domestic and foreign policy issues. September 25: Hofstra University, in cooperation with North Shore-LIJ Health System, hosted a town hall meeting on one of the nation's most pressing and imploding issues: the cost, effectiveness and accessibility of health care. The town hall meeting was moderated by Alvin Bessent, an editorial writer at Newsday. September 26: The School of Education, Health and Human Services 56 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 launched its fall series of lectures and professional development workshops for educators. Topics included Autism Spectrum Disorder: Current Policies and Best Practices; an AIDS education and prevention conference; Reaching All Children: Possibilities and Challenges in Implementing Response to Intervention; and the annual legal clinic for secondary school administrators and supervisors. September 26: The Department of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods co-sponsored the second annual symposium of The American Society for Quality, Long Island Section, which provided useful information on how to achieve a successful, balanced business process and improve service quality. September 26: Diana Carlin, found of DebateWatch and co-author of The Third Agenda in U.S. Presidential Debates: DebateWatch and Viewer Reactions, 1996-2004, led a discussion on what to expect during the fi rst presidential debate and how to interpret the candidates' responses. Former and current faculty and deans who served as directors of the Hofstra Cultural Center's groundbreaking presidential conferences over the past 26 years gathered for a round-table discussion, On the Record: A Hofstra Presidential Conference Retrospective. (L to r) Leon Friedman, Bernard J. Firestone, Robert C. Vogt, Paul Harper, Eric J. Schmertz, William F. Levantrosser, Herbert D. Rosenbaum and panel moderator Herman A. Berliner. September 29: The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM released the results of a national poll that found that America's suburban voters regarded the economy as the most important issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. This was the nation's fi rst 2008 presidential poll to focus exclusively on suburban voters. This poll also showed McCain/Palin leading Obama/Biden 48-42 percent among suburban registered voters. A month later, a subsequent NCSS poll showed a reversal in this support: 47-39 in favor of the Obama/Biden ticket. October October 2: Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass discussed "What Will the Next President Do? Identifying the U.S. Agenda for 2009" at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. October 2: Hofstra Law School hosted "U.S. Supreme Court at a Turning Point?" a panel discussion about important cases under review by the U.S. Supreme Court and how the presidential election would affect the Court's composition. The panel included Hofstra Law Professors Robin Charlow, Leon Friedman, Julian Ku and Eric Lane. October 2: Students, faculty and members of the public assembled at t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Hofstra celebrated Homecoming on September 20. (L to r) 2007 Homecoming Queen Janeita Bellamy '08, Alumni Organization President Laurie Bloom '95, Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Alan J. Kelly, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, Vice President for Student Affairs Sandra Johnson, the newly crowned King and Queen Kate Legnetti and Joe Bennethum, Homecoming Committee Chair Vincent Lopes '01, and 2007 Homecoming King Brian DeSimone '08. Hofstra 57 2008 the year in review Hofstra in the Student Center Theater to view and discuss the vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. October 3: The Department of Drama and Dance launched its fall 2008 season with Luis Alfaro's Electricidad, a modern retelling of Sophocles' Electra. This was followed later in the mouth with the musical Footloose and in November with Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope, presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. October 3: The Department of Music presented its Fourth Annual Benefit Concert, followed by a number of student recitals and performances this fall. These included the Hofstra Collegium Musicum, the Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Singers, Hofstra Opera Theater, Hofstra Jazz Ensemble, Hofstra Symphony Orchestra, Hofstra Chorus and String Orchestra, and Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. October 5: The Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series launched its fall 2008 season with the theme, "All American Music." Concerts included Politics and Protest, featuring legendary folk singer, composer and lyricist Oscar Brand on October 5; On the Stump, featuring Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet on November 2; and Made in America: A Musical Tribute to the Land of Opportunity, featuring vocalist Betsyann Faiella on December 7. October 7: Two noted economists, Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Dr. Alice M. Rivlin, examined the state of the U.S. economy and its impact on the 2008 presidential campaign at a town hall meeting. The discussion was facilitated by Dr. Robert Guttmann, professor and chair of Hofstra's Department of Economics. October 7: Presidential campaign speeches and their impact on American politics and the nation was addressed by Michael A. Cohen, author of Live Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner outside the Chemistry and Physics Building, named in his honor by Hofstra Trustee Alan J. Bernon '76, who had once been Dr. Berliner's student. From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the Twentieth Century and How They Shaped Modern America. The program looked at the history of presidential stump speeches and the promises made by candidates. October 11: Hofstra students "Rocked the Debate" at a free concert on the Intramural Fields. The event included student performances by the Alpha Phi Alpha step team, SPIT and 6th Element. Afterward, special guest Lisa Hannigan opened for the day's featured performer, Jason Mraz. October 12: The American Chamber Ensemble, a professional music group in residence at Hofstra, performed a program of works by former Hofstra professor Elie Siegmeister and Elliot Carter in celebration of their 100th birthdays. The concert also featured premiere performances of works by Long Island composers. October 13: Writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem discussed gender and race in politics, just two days before the final presidential debate at Hofstra. Ms. Steinem is president of Voters for Choice. October 14: Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York in honor of Hofstra's historic hosting of the third and final 2008 presidential debate the following day. Joining President Rabinowitz were New York State October 7: Students, faculty and members of the public assembled at Hofstra's Student Center Theater to view and discuss the second presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. October 10: Hofstra Law School's Journal of International Business and Law, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and The National Security Network sponsored "U.S. Foreign Policy and Its Effect on the Domestic Economy." Hofstra Law Professor Daniel J.H. Greenwood moderated the panel, which included Yale Professor of Law Lea Brilmayer, New York University Stern School of Business Dean Thomas Cooley, George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Director of Graduate Programs Karl F. Inderfurth, Auspex Group Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Dennis Keegan, and Yale Professor of Law Michael Reisman. 58 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 Comptroller and Hofstra alumnus Thomas DiNapoli; Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray; Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall; John D. Miller, then chair of the Hofstra Board of Trustees; and Hofstra Trustees Helene Fortunoff, Arthur J. Kremer, Donna Mendes, Marilyn B. Monter (current chair of the board), Edwin C. Reed and Debra Sandler. October 14: Costumed professional actors and Hofstra students staged historical re-enactments as one of the events leading up to Hofstra's hosting of the third presidential debate on October 15. The Center for Civic Engagement presented Democracy in Performance at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse and in tents on the South Campus quads. This event grew out of an Educate '08 class taught by taught by Professor of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies Lisa Merrill, Ph.D., titled "Democracy in Performance." October 15: After more than two years of planning and preparation, Hofstra was the proud host of the third and final 2008 presidential debate between then-Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. The debate at Hofstra was the first debate held in New York state since 1960 and the first ever at a New York college. October 15: The Council on Foreign Relations and Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency hosted a press briefing titled "Bailed Out or Bogged Down: Economic Challenges Facing the Next President," featuring Edward Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations and former Washington bureau chief of Financial Times; Brad W. Setser, fellow for geoeconomics, Council on Foreign Relations; and Meena Bose, director, Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. October 15: Hofstra Law School held a series of teach-ins on the "Challenges for the Next President," which included panel discussions on "Human Rights and Immigration Law" with special guest Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh; "The Supreme Court" with Hofstra Law Professors Robin Charlow and Leon Friedman; "The Economic Crisis" with Hofstra Law Professors J. Scott Colesanti, Ronald J. Colombo, Daniel J.H. Greenwood and Norman I. Silber; "Health Care" with Hofstra Law Professors Efthimios Parasidis and Joel Weintraub; and "National Security" with Hofstra Law Professors Eric Freedman, Leon Friedman, Scott Horton and Julian Ku. October 20: Hofstra's Chemistry & Physics Building was named Herman A. Berliner Hall. Hofstra alumnus and Trustee Alan J. Bernon '76 donated the funds to name the building as a tribute to his former teacher. "What could be better than naming one of our new important buildings, our science building, after someone who began his career at Hofstra as a faculty member and in his 39th year at Hofstra has been responsible for Hofstra's academic progress to date?" said President Stuart Rabinowitz. October 22: "The Bible, the Koran, and Dr. Seuss: Faith-Based Prisons in the 21st Century," a lecture by Winnifred Sullivan, Ph.D., examined the role of religion in our penal system and the views of the presidential candidates on the role and purpose of incarceration. Dr. Sullivan is the author of Paying the Words Extra: Religious Discourse in the Supreme Court of the United States; The Impossibility of Religious Freedom; and Prison Religion: Faith-Based Reform and the Constitution. October 27: Hofstra mourned the passing of Trustee Emeritus Robert E. Brockway '46, professor of marketing, senior executive-in-residence and special assistant to the dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Bob Brockway had a distinguished business career that included serving as president of the CBS Video Recording Division, president of Polygram Corporation, and chairman and CEO of Olympus Corporation. In 2007 his son, Peter, established a distinguished professorship in his father's name in the Department of Marketing and Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 59 2008 the year in review presidential election culminated with an Educate '08 Election Night Returns Party at the Mack Student Center Main Dining Room, where students and faculty gathered to watch the election returns. Associate Professor of Fine Arts Bez Ocko talks to students about her poster exhibition Paper Rock `N' Roll. International Business. Bob Brockway and his wife, Hope (Morehouse) Brockway '45, were recipients of the 2006 Marjorie and James M. Shuart Alumni Family Award in recognition of their friendship and service to the University. October 28: Former White House Press Secretaries Dee Dee Myers and Ari Fleischer continued the on-campus dialogue about the presidential election at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. Myers, who served during the Clinton administration, was the fi rst woman and youngest person ever to serve as White House press secretary. Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush and delivered the daily White House briefi ngs from 2001 to 2003. October 29: Hofstra University and the Hofstra University Museum dedicated a new sculpture, Frederick Douglass Circle, at the Monroe Lecture Center Courtyard, South Campus. The sculpture, designed by artist Vinnie Bagwell, was chosen from five other finalists by President Rabinowitz based on a recommendation from Hofstra University Museum Director Beth Levinthal, Provost Herman Berliner, and students. "The drive for this sculpture came from a student referendum several years ago encouraging the University to invest in artwork that reflected the diversity of our campus," said President Rabinowitz. October 30 to 31: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, in cooperation with the Hofstra Cultural Center, presented I Am Going to Speak About Hope, an international poetry symposium celebrating the work of Cesar Vallejo on the 70th anniversary of his death. The symposium was accompanied by a theatrical production, I Am Going to Speak..., conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto, executive producer of Hofstra Entertainment. November 5: President Rabinowitz announced that Marilyn B. Monter, a 1976 graduate of Hofstra Law School and executive vice president of the Westbury-based Holiday Organization real estate developers, was named the new chair of Hofstra's Board of Trustees. "Marilyn Monter is a longtime supporter of Hofstra and has served on the Board of Trustees for many years," President Rabinowitz said. "Her business acumen has helped guide our decisions on Hofstra's continuing growth, and her generosity to the University has ensured that Hofstra can continue to attract the best students and faculty to our campus." November 6: Hofstra's Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center hosted a fund-raising dinner and reception honoring Christopher C. Giamo, metro president, Suburban NY/Connecticut, TD Bank, N.A. The Saltzman Community Services Center unites the talents and capabilities of five separate organizations at the University � the Diane LindnerGoldberg Child Care Institute, the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, the Psychological Evaluation, Research and Counseling (PERC) Clinic, the Reading/ Writing Learning Clinic and the Speech- November November 4: After a year of notable speakers, special events and academic courses, Hofstra's focus on the 2008 Political Science Professor Rosanna Perotti helped organize an Election Night Returns Party at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. the year in review 2008 Acclaimed poet Molly Peacock was the final guest of the "Great Writers, Great Readings" series for 2008. explored the "sacred ground" in the cemeteries of Scotland, where each site encapsulates a unique slice of history, culture, religion, art and architecture. The exhibition was on display through February 6, 2009, at the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall. November 9: The Hofstra String Quartet, a professional music group in residence at Hofstra, performed its annual fall concert at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, featuring works by Haydn, Puccini and Schubert. Language-Hearing Clinic � and has helped these organizations expand their services and clientele. November 7: The LGBT Studies Program, in cooperation with the Hofstra Cultural Center, presented Queer Iconography, the Third Annual LGBT Symposium. Among other issues, the event considered whether "icon" and "iconography" cohabitate in the queer world and when and where queer iconography of the ancient world has shaped contemporary codes and symbolism. November 7: The Hofstra University Museum opened the photographic exhibition Sacred to the Memory: Photographs by Robert Reinhardt, which November 10: Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, presented his analysis of the 2008 presidential election at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. The program was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Hofstra University Honors College, School of Communication, and the Professional Organization in Speech Education (P.O.I.S.E.). November 12: Hofstra's Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy hosted "The White House and Working America: What the Election Means for Our Jobs," a fund-raising luncheon and lectures featuring New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse, U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), pension economist Teresa Ghilarducci, and syndicated columnist and author David Sirota. November 12: The Department of Fine Arts presented Paper Rock `N' Roll, an exhibition of more than 50 original, hand-printed, limited edition silkscreen posters, promoting and celebrating bands and concerts. The show opened at the Calkins Hall Rosenberg Gallery and featured works from the private collection of Hofstra Associate Professor of Fine Arts and exhibition curator Bez Ocko. November 12 and 13: For the first time, Hofstra participated in CollegeWeekLive, a college fair that takes place on the Hofstra students "Rocked the Debate" at a free concert on October 11 that featured Jason Mraz. School for University Studies Adjunct Instructor Joshua Greene presented a multimedia tribute to late Beatle George Harrison, featuring several musicians from the Alan Parsons Project. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 61 2008 the year in review Internet. High school students and their families were invited to visit Hofstra's "virtual booth," where they were able to download Hofstra brochures and handouts, discover important Web links for school information, and chat live with admission representatives. November 13 and 14: The Hofstra Cultural Center turned its attention to boxing legend Muhammad Ali for an in-depth examination of his life and impact on the world of sports, at a conference titled The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Participants included Ali's daughter, Maryum Ali; New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dave Anderson; sports journalists Bill Gallo, Stan Isaacs, Wallace Matthews and Phil Pepe; boxer Chuck Wepner; boxing referee Arthur Mercante; Ali business manager Gene Kilroy; Ali trainer Angelo Dundee; boxing guru and historian Bert Randolph Sugar; HBO Sports Commentator Larry Merchant; sports broadcaster Sal Marchiano; and screenwriter/author Budd Schulberg. The conference was co-directed by Michael D'Innocenzo, Michael Barnes and Ed Ingles. Boxing guru Bert Randolph Sugar and Muhammad Ali's daughter, Maryum, were among the participants in the Hofstra Cultural Center conference The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. November 18: Renowned poet Molly Peacock was the featured speaker at the last of Hofstra's 2008 "Great Writers, Great Readings" series. Ms. Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems. November 18: Top business leaders demonstrated the process of effectively responding to a corporate crisis during a Socratic panel held at the Student Center Theater. The panel consisted of business experts reacting to a hypothetical corporate crisis, injecting their personal experiences and knowledge. To allow for spontaneous response, the specific topic of discussion was not revealed to the panelists prior to the event. November 19: Hofstra Quants & Traders and the Global Association of Risk Professionals at Hofstra University honored Martin B. Greenberg '60 at a ceremony where he retired the jacket he wore for many years as a commodities trader. The jacket is now permanently displayed at the Zarb School's Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room at C.V. Starr Hall. Mr. Greenberg is a Hofstra trustee and founder and chairman of the board of Sterling Commodities Corporation. November 19: Hofstra's Health Policy Conference Planning Committee hosted Dr. Stuart Altman, former dean of The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, for its first of a three-part breakfast series titled Election Results and the Future of Health Care Reform. The event sponsors were health care provider EmblemHealth; Educate '08; Hofstra's School of Education, Health and Human Services; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Hofstra School of Law. A fund-raiser for the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center was held on November 6. (L to r) Saltzman Center Executive Director Joseph Scardapane; Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Alan J. Kelly; TD Bank Metro President Christopher Giamo (the evening's honoree) Saltzman Center Advisory Board Chair Joan Saltzman; and Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. 62 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 the year in review 2008 November 20 to 23: The Department of Drama and Dance presented the annual Fall Faculty Dance Concert at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. The concert, titled Women's Works, featured Hofstra dance majors appearing in works by special guest artist Judith Moss, as well as faculty choreographers Rachel List, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Teresa Perez, Maxine Steinman and Karla Wolfangle. November 21: School for University Studies Adjunct Instructor Joshua Greene presented a multimedia lecture and concert on the spiritualism of late Beatle George Harrison at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, accompanied by several musicians from the Alan Parsons Project. Professor Greene studied yoga with Harrison in the early 1970s and wrote the Harrison biography Here Comes the Sun. November 21 to 23: Chester Hartman, Ph.D., a leading expert in the areas of affordable housing and racial inequalities in the United States, spoke at Hofstra during a three-day visit as part of the Visiting Presidential Scholars Program. His first lecture was titled "The Social Construction of Disaster: New Orleans as the Paradigmatic American City." On November 22 he gave the opening address at a daylong symposium titled Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis. The symposium considered the future of housing policy and community organizing in the context of the current financial crisis. November 22: The impact of the economic crisis on the housing market, particularly in communities of color, and the opportunities it presents for changing housing policy was the focus of a one-day symposium titled Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis. Presented by the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra UniversitySM and the Department of Sociology, and sponsored by the Rauch Foundation, the event considered the future of housing policy and community organizing and featured panels that linked the fi nancial crisis to concrete paths to action. November 23: The Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra Hillel, in cooperation with the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County (COJONC), presented an Issues in Judaism Concert, Treasures of Sephardic Song, performed by The Gerard Edery Ensemble. November 25: Financial experts assessed the recent economic crisis and the implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 at a conference hosted by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business through its Merrill Lynch Center for the Study of International Financial Services and Markets. Artist Vinnie Bagwell with her creation, Frederick Douglass Circle. The sculpture was commissioned to better reflect the diversity of the Hofstra campus. Hofstra students participated in Hofstra's first Grand Design Challenge, coordinated by Associate Professor of Engineering Mauro J. Caputi. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 63 2008 the year in review December 10: Hardboiled eggs and chocolate candies were launched across a room as Hofstra engineering students competed in Hofstra's first Grand Design Challenge to solve engineering problems ranging from NASA escape pods to fire department ladders for high-rise buildings. Coordinated by Associate Professor of Engineering Mauro J. Caputi, the challenge consisted of teams of first-year students competing for the best designs to solve engineering problems using everyday materials such as poster board, twine, rubber bands, mailing tubes and duct tape. December 18: Approximately 700 undergraduate, graduate and law students celebrated graduation at Hofstra's midyear commencement at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Hofstra Class of 1976, was the guest speaker and received an honorary doctor of humane letters at the ceremony. December 20: Twelve student and alumni members of the Hofstra Tuba/ Euphonium Ensemble joined Hofstra Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Michael Saltzman and 51 other musicians for a holiday music segment broadcasted on ABC's Good Morning America This performance commemorated the 35th anniversary of TubaChristmas. Professor Salzman is one of the regional coordinators of TubaChristmas. Students and alumni members of the Hofstra Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble were featured on Good Morning America: Top row (l to r) Michael DesRault, Melissa Quartararo, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium Michael Salzman, Craig Martin and Adam Dristle. Bottom row (l to r) David Abrams, Michael Oakes, Kevin Mecchella and Brian Vollmer. Not pictured: Tim Eckstrum, Anthony Stelmach, Justin Comito, and Matthew Holmgren. November 26: Hofstra Law School announced the highest bar pass rate in recent years: 87.6 percent of Hofstra Law School's first-time test takers passed the July 2008 administration of the New York State Bar Exam. Of the record 11,176 total candidates sitting for the exam in New York, the overall pass rate for test takers was 74.7 percent. December December 3: Two nationwide developers of multi-family housing, Bryce Blair and Ron Terwilliger, were speakers at a conference presented by The Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra, Historic Times, Unprecedented Opportunities: The Game Plan for Implementing 21st-Century Zoning. Mr. Blair and Mr. Terwilliger, addressed how well-designed mixed-use communities may offer a lifestyle that is attractive to today's younger generation, as well as couples and empty nesters. December 3: Balbinder Singh Bhogal, Ph.D., was formally installed as the Sardarni Kuljit Kaur Bindra Chair in Sikh Studies at a Hofstra University convocation. "I am delighted to be the next holder of this important chair that has done so much to reinvigorate the field of Sikh studies," said Dr. Bhogal. December 3: Anson Rabinbach '67, professor of history at Princeton University and a specialist in modern European history with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history, gave a lecture titled "Concepts That Came In From the Cold: Totalitarianism and Genocide." The program was part of Hofstra's Visiting Presidential Scholars Program, which brings to campus guest lecturers from many disciplines for multi-day visits that include a public lecture and guest teaching. Dr. Rabinbach has published extensively on Nazi Germany, Austria, and European thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. New York State Comptroller and Hofstra alumnus Thomas DiNapoli '76 was the honoree and guest speaker at midyear commencement on December 18. 64 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 BUILDING A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE The Fund for Hofstra University is a vital source of unrestricted funds that help the University attract the best and brightest students through scholarships and financial aid, expanded academic offerings, recruitment and support of accomplished faculty, and classroom and other campus facility enhancements. Annual gifts to The Fund ensure that the University can continue to provide the highest level of academic excellence possible. The generosity of our alumni and friends over the past few years has enabled the University to: Announce the establishment of the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. Host the third and final presidential debate on October 15, 2008. Present Educate '08, a yearlong series of conferences, lectures, academic courses, and other programs on the American presidency and the issues that shaped the 2008 election. Award the first Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize to the Dalai Lama. Hofstra has experienced extraordinary success over the past five years, and it is through the vision and investment of our alumni and friends that we have been able to achieve so much. Unrestricted funds are critical to the University's future, and we hope you will join those who have already given this year. Thanks to your support, gifts to The Fund have grown 28 percent over the past two years! Please visit hofstra.edu/giving to make a gift online. Whether your gift is $10 or $1,000, your commitment is important to the University and to generations of Hofstra students. You can choose to make a one-time gift or sign up for our new monthly giving program. Make Hofstra University your philanthropic priority, and help us achieve even greater success. Support The Fund for Hofstra University today and make a difference. For more information about The Fund for Hofstra University, please contact: Mary Fuchs, Director for Annual Giving 102K Hofstra Hall 101 Hofstra University Hempstead NY 11549-1010 Telephone: (516) 463-6336 Fax: (516) 463-4867 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org hofstra.edu/giving Your Gift Matters! Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 65 Honor ROLL 2007-2008 $1,000,000 to $4,999,999 Through the generosity of alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations, Hofstra University received more than $35 million in cash and pledges during the 2007-2008 year. Hofstra University is grateful to all donors who gave cash during the 2007-2008 academic year, which ran from September 1 to August 31. These gifts play an important role in advancing the mission of Hofstra University. A complete list of all gifts to the University may be viewed at hofstra.edu/donors hofstra.edu/donors. Sondra and David S. Mack Kristin and John D. Miller $500,000 to $999,999 Lawrence P. Roman Monica and Philip Rosenthal Patricia K. and Frank G. Zarb $25,000 to $49,999 Carol and Alan J. Bernon Peter C. Brockway Joseph L. Dionne Niki and Joe Gregory Mary and Peter S. Kalikow $100,000 to $499,999 Christopher P. Albrecht Sardarni Kuljit Kaur and Ishar S. Bindra Harinder and Tejinder S. Bindra Susan and Edward Blumenfeld Barbara and Maurice Deane Nancy and Frederick* DeMatteis Helene Fortunoff and Robert Grossman Leo A. Guthart Amy Hagedorn Florence and Robert Kaufman James C. Metzger Marilyn Monter and Wilfried Witthuhn Muriel and Howard Weingrow $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Robert F. Gartland Laurence Ginsberg Edward Kalikow Kurt A. Lambert Cathy and Robert F. McKeon Lewis S. Ranieri Debby and Scott Rechler Daniel Berlin Stanley Bernstein Harry Binder Andrew Boas Mary Lou and John A. Cerrato Mark Claster James A. D'Addario Robert F. Dall Homer J. Demetriou Maria Demetriou Barbara Ann and Randy W. Frankel Gerard N. Giovaniello Barbara A. and Norman Gross Robert W. Johnson IV Norman F. Lent Doris and Bruce A. Lister Maureen O. Murphy Miriam Olsten Vincent M. Polimeni Jodi and Robert D. Rosenthal Joan and Arnold A. Saltzman Thomas J. Sanzone Joan and Donald M. Schaeffer James H. Simons Jeffrey Syden Nanette Wachter-Jurcsak Irving Waltcher Edward G. Watson Jack A. Weisbaum $10,000 to $24,999 Rosalba and R. Gary Barth Robert J. Bernstein Laura and George Bilicic Hank Bjorklund Robert Cagnazzi Shawn D. Cassidy Neil Cole Paul F. Conte Bradley L. Gerstman Rosalie and Vincent J. Giannone Michael F. Greco Michele and Martin B. Greenberg Amanda and Colin Goddard Joan Hermanowski Jeffrey O. Hollinger Donna M. Iucolano Andrew W. Lackmann Matthew Lackmann Tanya F. Levy-Odom Lisa and Anthony A. Lombardi Ann M. Mallouk Donna and James H.* Marshall Mark P. Matthews Carole M. and Anthony F. Mazzarella Janis and Richard Meyer Vincent R. Molinari Abby L. Morgan Susan and Sy Moskowitz Darra A. Pace A. J. Paluska, Jr. Marilyn Serota Plotz and Alan R. Plotz Regina A. and Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Kevin P. Quigley Diane W. and James E. Quinn Loyce and Donald R. Raber Nancy and Stuart Rabinowitz Samuel Ramos Jean and Albert L. Salvatico Cynthia and Robert Salvatico Brad Scheler Robin and Joseph Sparacio David A. Sterling Jeffrey M. Weiner $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Danal F. Abrams John F. Affisco Annette Schrader and Herman A. Berliner Mark L. Bibi Dorothy and Wilbur F. Breslin Linda and M. David Burghardt Jill and Joseph J. Carrello Rita and Frank Castagna Judith and Douglas Catalano Nicholas G. Christakis Michael J. Cohen Stuart Morton Cohen Nicholas C. Croce Kathi and Gary M. Cypres William B. Deakins William L. Devine Louis DiBlasi Paul M. Dodyk Douglas I. Falk Michael S. Goldberg Robert M. Goldberg John D. Gregory William J. Hauck Matthew Hickling Donald J. Hofmann, Jr. Jeffrey R. Hoops Patricia I. Hoppey Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia Angela Jaggar Christian H. Kampfl Peter B. Kaplan Roberta Karp Dolores Fredrich and Jeffrey Keller Eugenie and Walter B. Kissinger Susan and Arthur J. Kremer Gloria B. and Marvin Levin Randy Levine Joseph G. Lombardino Mary E. Madden Mark J. Marcucci Dorothy A. and Joseph M.* Margiotta John Mesloh Mary Ann and Joseph D. Monticciolo Morris W. Offit L. Peter Parcher Gregory Parisi Anthony Perettine Arthur Pergament Richard J. Potapchuk Vincent A. Puglisi Malek Rezig Stephen P. Rielly Gary F. Rupert Judith Salerno Pasquale Santoro Raymond J. Scott Marjorie Strunk Shuart and James M. Shuart Margaret Abraham and Pradeep Singh Ann and Salvatore F. Sodano Salvatore Spano Kelly Anne and George S. Tandy Lawrence Waldman Judith Wasserman Ann and Karl Weiler Caroline Sanchez and E. David Woycik, Jr. * Deceased 66 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Last spring, members of the Class of 2008 showed their Hofstra Pride by participating in the 2008 Senior Class Challenge, which asked all graduating seniors to make a gift to the University of $20.08 to support The Fund for Hofstra University. The goal was to raise $2,008, and the Class of 2008 surpassed its goal. Senior Class Challenge for Class of 2008 Exceeds Goal! 2008 Senior Class Challenge Donors: Richard Adragna '08 Jacqueline Agosta '08 Junnette Alayo '08 India Ali '08 Gladys Ali (for India Ali '08) Russell Angerhauser '08 Robert Beale '08 Kristy Bekmessian '08 Janeita Bellamy '08 Maggie Biunno '08 Edward Bobrick (for Benjamin Bobrick '08) Katie Brine Peter Buch (for Nicole Buch '08) Kevin Cagnard (for Jonathan Cagnard '08) Susan Carducci (for Samantha Carducci '08) James Clark '08 Anthony Cunha '08 Tobias Daempfle (for Vincent Daempfle '08) Lara Dakwar Kassandra DeAngelis '08 Blair Delson '08 Brian DeSimone '08 James Dollin (for Alexander Dollin '08) Shawn Donaghue '08 Kerry Dougherty Errol Duval Bonnie Edwards (for Erica Edwards 08) Christine Emanuelli '08 Sean Fanning '08 Ariana Finlayson '08 Ian Flaherty `08 Deborah Flora Bethany Forrest Arthur Fox (for Brittany Fox '08) Kerrin Fraser '08 Felisha Fret '08 Joyce Galante '08 Linda Basile (for Justine Giallanzo '08) Maryann Gross '08 Kelly Hayward '08 Robert Holzhauer '08 Bibi Hoosein '04 (for Fadia Hoosein '08) Kathryn Interlandi Rachel Jean Pierre '08 Pamela Jodha '08 John G. Manning Margaret Kaminski '08 Russell Karas '08 Nathan Kempf '08 Helana Koch '08 Meytal Kohen '08 Jonathan Lee '08 Kathryn Lester '08 Carol Leurini '08 Diana Gatturna-Leurini (for Carol Leurini) Allison Levine '08 Jamie-Lee Lochren '08 Cynthia Lovell (for Jeffrey Lovell '08) Marie Luma (for Joenell Luma '08) Conor Manning '08 Jason Martin '08 Christine Martin '08 (for Jason Martin '08) Joanne Masci (for Cristina Masci '08) Thomas Massey '08 Gina Mastadino '08 Patrick McDonald '08 Maria Melendez '08 Patricia Miles '05 Christopher Nicolia '08 Bernadette Norwick '08 Kimberly Nuss '08 Shellane Ogoshi '08 Rebecca O'Kane Maisie Osteen '08 Victoria Pellegrino '08 Loretta Petronzi '08 Jennifer Principe Matthew Proffitt '08 Rachel Ramirez '08 Caitlyn Rapelje '08 Leif Rosen '08 Denise Roth Danielle Sandler '08 Matthew Schorr '08 Roy Seter '08 Lauren Simonis '08 Sarah Smith '08 Amanda Soldano '08 Gary Staurowsky '08 Kerianne Stein '08 Jennifer Stoller '08 Nadine Surak '08 Janet Surak Matthew Taus '08 Linda Unterstein '75 (for Kevin Unterstein '08) Jessica Verene '08 Denise Verstandig (for Rachael Verstandig '08) Michele White '08 Christian Wintour '08 Robert Yawman '08 Jaclyn Zolezzi Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 67 Alumni DONORS 1939 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Lillian Schuttger Price $100 to $249 Madeline M. Rappelt 1948 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Morton G. Yuter $500 to $999 Marvin Wildenberg $250 to $499 Edward P. Marcinkoski Seymour C. Yuter $100 to $249 Harriett Dilday Hackford Catherine Hunerberg 1940 Undergraduate $500 to $999 Charlotte B. Kraemer $100 to $249 Helen Rand Lenke Warren R. Omark Dorothy W. Stack Albert Miller Hazel Petersen John Pfister, Jr. Lenore Davis Reilly Jane McDonald Riesenberger ('50) and Robert E. Riesenberger ('49) Vivian Whitehead Graduate $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University 1941 Undergraduate $100 to $249 James R. Grover 1951 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Vincent A. Puglisi $2,500 to $4,999 Joshua Bennett Charles E. Vasoll $1,000 to $2,499 Doris and Forrest McMullen, Jr. ('51) Benjamin N. Silvestrone $500 to $999 Arthur Lehrman Vincent P. Nagengast Janet and Richard D.* Wasson ('51) $250 to $499 Alice J. and Douglas R. Carroll Harriet George George Heyburn $100 to $249 Anonymous Friends of Hofstra University Bruce W. Burns Beatrice Masini Clark Robert Corwin William Deveer Walter Freese Harold Gerber Peter A. Hinrichs Richard Jaeger Virginia T. Jorgensen Gil Leib Eileen D. Massmann Gordon E. McKay Arthur Morr Harvey Shane Richard P. Smith Graduate $100 to $249 Gilbert A. Leib 1949 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Paul Detkin Jack Kuckens John H. Weaver $250 to $499 Robert Rais Gloria ('47) and Raymond Widmer ('49) $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Robert F. Albertson Richard S. Dirkes George A. Fournier Robert Kranzler Gloria and Fred Landsman ('49) Anthony A. Reidlinger Jane McDonald Riesenberger ('50) and Robert E. Riesenberger ('49) Vitro Rizzi William G. Robinson Anthony Totaro 1942 Undergraduate $250 to $499 Chester L. Tuthill $100 to $249 Royal E. Blakeman Mary Grover Marjorie Bischoff Koehn Jeanne Meyer Shinefield Robert W. Espach Jane Kreusler Frank Riccioli Morris Seidman $250 to $499 Joseph L. Scalise Lawrence M. Stransky $100 to $249 Phyllis Vance Boyle Phoebe T. Corwin Richard Edwards Walter Jones Harold Lazarus Michael Picozzi Melbourne Rappoport Constantine Ricci Amy Riemenschneider Edward J. Rochford Gerald M. Sauvigne John E. Schwamb Katherine May Totaro Anne Trenkle Benjamin T. Young, Jr. Rush F. Ziegenfelder III Graduate $5,000 to $9,999 Vincent A. Puglisi Harold Gerber Eileen D. Massmann 1954 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Louis H. Ng Frank T. Pascarelli George F. Wright $500 to $999 Alex G. Fedoroff $250 to $499 Michael J. Abbatiello Laura Brownstein Curtis Fisher R. Lee Jordan Robert G. Kurzman Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro $100 to $249 Carol Vickerman Bronzo Dorothy and John Francis Dolores Genovese Norman W. Hosler, Jr. Louis Irwin Edward Lodi Daniel J. McCarthy Edward D. Murphy David Quinn Joseph Ristuccia Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Doris and Forrest McMullen, Jr. ('54) $250 to $499 Alice J. ('54) and Douglas R. Carroll $100 to $249 Peter C. Panse Robert E. Riesenberger Magill Shipman 1943 Undergraduate $500 to $999 Edwin Moritz $250 to $499 Robert Pfeiffer $100 to $249 George C. Marks Harold Silkworth Helen Jasper Sullivan 1953 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Marjorie Strunk Shuart ('60) and James M. Shuart ('53) $1,000 to $2,499 Richard J. Clavell Anne and Joseph M. Heaney ('53) $500 to $999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Sondra Bernstein Ginny Ruby Eulie O. G. Kaufhold Warren J. Rudolph Joel Schwartz Ben F. Wilder $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Patricia Acierno Frank J. Alberti John H. Bisack II Hilda Kurner Carman William Donnelly Constantin Drivas F. L. Grahlfs Robert Kan Ralph J. Kaplan Arthur R Kuhn Richard U. Laue Patricia Dawson LeRoy Ronald Match Peter C. Panse John J. Podsiadlo, Jr. Virginia Bidwell Margery Nelson Reynolds Eric W. Spencer Graduate $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University 1944 Undergraduate $500 to $999 Betty Reid Lawson $250 to $499 Murial Neumann $100 to $249 Thomas P. Smith Donald C. Tiebout 1955 Undergraduate $500,000 to $999,999 Joseph L. Dionne ('55) $25,000 to $49,999 Robert F. Dall ('55) $10,000 to $24,999 Robert J. Bernstein $5,000 to $9,999 John Mesloh $1,000 to $2,499 Susan and Thomas Nunziata ('55) $500 to $999 Paul S. Goldstein Anna M. Kerekes Carl Orent $250 to $499 Robert E. Hillman Edward Smits $100 to $249 Ronald M. Armstrong James V. Brymer Lucille Jane Caserio Charles Dyon Christine and Edward Hedman Irene Schwartz and S. Robert Kroll 1950 Undergraduate $25,000 to $49,999 Barbara A. ('70) and Norman Gross ('50) $5,000 to $9,999 Dorothy A. and Joseph M.* Margiotta ('50) $1,000 to $2,499 John R. Lenz Roberta ('52) and Bernard Marcus ('50) Robert J. Thoms $250 to $499 Bob McDonald Arthur J. Venezia $100 to $249 Harold H. Abt, Sr. Betty Albertsen Robert J. Barry Warren G. Bornhoeft Lois Fournier Bruce Hackford Eric C. Jorgensen Otto Juelich William F. Kiesel IV John D. Killian III William T. Maguire, Jr. 1945 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Alice O. Bennett $250 to $499 Mildred B. Capuro Virginia Ellison 1952 Undergraduate $25,000 To $49,999 Norman F. Lent $2,500 to $4,999 Patricia Clark and J. Richard Block ('52) $1,000 to $2,499 Leo J. Dunn Walter Kohanowich Arthur Strunk Owen Walsh $500 to $999 Dorothy C. Espach 1946 Undergraduate $250 to $499 Ona Curran $100 to $249 Eleanor Schneider 1947 Undergraduate $250 to $499 Gloria ('47) and Raymond Widmer ('49) 68 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS William Lampe Paul Mackey A. Patricia Moore Morris Rosen James W. Scott Donald Seaman L. Eugene Teolis Allan M. Van Wickler Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 John R. Lenz $100 to $249 Robert H. Flynn Constantine Ricci $500 to $999 Herbert A. Deutsch John L. Fetzer Peter Meyer $250 To $499 Ronald Binday Alan Craig Frank W. Gargano Samuel Goldstein William J. Nickel William Thieben $100 to $249 Richard T. Bennett David Botwinik Evelyn M. Camps Frederick F. Courtney, Jr. W. E. Everett John Fahey Marion Fahnestock Thomas FitzGerald William Harper Phedon Charles Kontulis Raymond Kuehnel Joseph McPartin David Morris Robert Opdahl Paul E. Seidel Robert M. Single Richard Travis William H. Vandewater, Jr. Graduate $100 to $249 Marie Corrado Constantin G. Drivas 1957 Undergraduate $50,000 to $99,999 Patricia K. and Frank G. Zarb $2,500 to $4,999 Florence ('58) and Bernard Flaton ('57) $1,000 to $2,499 Henrie Wolf Blau* Patricia K. ('57) and Joseph R. Wamser ('58) $500 to $999 Bernard Dickman Henry T. Kohlmann Gladys P. Kusterer Harold F. Mayer David Provenzano 1956 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Robert W. Buckner $1,000 to $2,499 Joyce M. Hanna Albert Lahood George Loros Maureen and Ralph A. Nappi ('56) Robert M. Veit $250 To $499 Richard Holland Edgar R. Lellbach $100 to $249 Marjorie Blachly William Braun James P. Doris Myron Fishkind Henry R. Janiesch Richard K. Jones Harold Matles Lea Giblyn Pennington Francis X. Reed Saul Teichman Graduate $500,000 to $999,999 Joseph L. Dionne $250 to $499 Michael J. Abbatiello Frieda A. Stahl $100 to $249 Robert W. Keith Ronald M. Quinn Virginia M. Bidwell Charlotte A. Sohl 1958 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Donna ('95) and James H. Marshall ('58)* Marilyn Serota Plotz ('61) and Alan R. Plotz ('58) $5,000 to $9,999 L. Peter Parcher Salvatore Spano $2,500 to $4,999 Peter DeMayo Florence ('58) and Bernard Flaton ('57) $1,000 to $2,499 George D. Benjamin Joseph J. Martinez $500 to $999 G. Lansing Blackshaw Robert W. Dixon Constantine D. Kyropoulos Daniel Notine Ross Weaver $250 To $499 Eva B. Bernstein Lawrence P. Magilligan Kurt Lambert "I strongly believe that in order to succeed in any endeavor, whether professional or personal, one must be able to prioritize, make tough choices, work hard and be prepared to make sacrifices." This is advice offered by Dr. Kurt Lambert '88, a leader on the international financial scene. Less than 10 years after his graduation from Hofstra, he founded Harcourt Investment Consulting AG, a provider of hedge fund products and services, which today manages in excess of $4 billion. Currently, Dr. Lambert is president of the board of Zegora Investments Ltd, a firm based in Zurich, which specializes in socially responsible investments (SRI). Dr. Lambert is a member of the advisory board of the FTSE Hedge Fund Index and a member of the board of trustees of the not-for-profit Africa Foundation. Though Dr. Lambert is widely recognized for his work in asset management, his path to success started when he was a mathematics major at Hofstra, and some of his most treasured memories are of his days as a student, spending time with friends at Bits 'n' Bytes. "I developed my closest friendships at Hofstra," he said, "and it is the time I spent with these friends and with other members of the International Club that I remember most fondly." He says of the education he received at Hofstra, "There was a unique combination of high-quality academics and small classes that created an environment conducive to studying and moving ahead. Furthermore, a large majority of the classes were challenging, which forced you to do that additional hour of studying or that extra research." After Hofstra, Dr. Lambert earned an M.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his doctoral studies in economics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1995. He says, "I came to asset management quite accidentally, having completed my graduate work in monetary economics and planning a first career move at either the World Bank or the IMF. During my Ph.D. studies, however, I worked at UBS as a research analyst, primarily making use of my econometric skills, and simply fell in love with the financial world. I was soon thereafter offered a position at another bank in the newly emerging space of hedge funds, and that was the start of my relationship with asset management in general and hedge funds in particular." Dr. Lambert says he has always had a strong interest in diplomacy and charitable activities. He recently gave a gift to Hofstra that will provide financial assistance to minority students. His advice for young professionals working their way up the ranks: "Believe in yourself and your capabilities, and never forget that the most meaningful things in our lives, whether of a professional or personal nature, require fierce dedication, hard work and sacrifice. And a bit to the side, but always important, remember the golden rule that relates to empathy. Finally, strive for a balance in your life that places a high value on non-material goals." Dr. Lambert was honored by Hofstra's Black/Hispanic Alumni Association in 2002 and was the University's Alumnus of the Month in February 2008. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 69 Alumni DONORS Lawrence H. Pierce Thomas V. Reifenheiser Elizabeth ('58) and David Roycroft ('59) Peter Salit Richard Turnau Dolly Chessler Weisinger $100 to $249 H. Lawrence Berman Bruce G. Blower Sheila Warren Bouwman Richard A. Bradie Glenn Camps Joan Cavanagh Leonard Cipolla Albert W. Garrigan Frank G. Giangrande William J. Heimerle Richard J. Hickey John Hoffman Marilyn Kontulis Joseph Letta Joseph G. Marshall Eileen Mattes Louise Mazzella Arthur McLoughlin Barbara Walsh Murphy Sandy Reifel Patricia and Robert Walker Rochelle Weissbard Helen Garrett Williams Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Robert W. Buckner $250 To $499 Robert E. Hillman $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University John J. McDonald John J. Podsiadlo, Jr. Joseph M. Seaman G. Donald Smythe Darrol Solin Irene Sullivan Shatz Frank Terranova Art Thunell Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Albert A. Lahood $100 to $249 Frank J. Alberti Mindy and Stanley Brownstein ('59) Lenore Davis Reilly Robert M. Single $100 to $249 John G. Hoffman Patricia D. LeRoy 1961 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Marilyn Serota Plotz ('61) and Alan R. Plotz ('58) $5,000 to $9,999 Louis DiBlasi $500 to $999 John A. Corrado, Jr. Elaine Goldstein George T. Mulligan Marianne Vecsey $250 to $499 Halina Bitensky Robert DeNeef Barry Lemieux Herman Linn William M. Lockhart Harriet ('61) and Stephen Miller ('60) William Voelker Carolyn N. White $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University B. Douglas Amberman William Bodde Anne Cacoliris Cynthia and Barry Hersh Jack Kaley Iris Korol Harold Mabie Anthony R. Mercurio Noel Robin Roberta Schwartz Martin Smagorinsky Manfred Wolff Graduate $250 to $499 William B. Thieben $100 to $249 Robert C. Blank Donald E. Collins Francis X. Reed Frank Terranova 1960 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Michelle and Martin B. Greenberg ('60) $5,000 to $9,999 Marjorie Strunk Shuart ('60) and James M. Shuart ('53) Ann and Karl Weiler ('60) $2,500 to $4,999 Frank A. Mauro $1,000 to $2,499 Patricia Oliansky George Vecsey $500 to $999 Vincent Dugan Charles Hildebrandt Michael Manzer $250 to $499 Barbara and Thomas Cousins Harriet ('61) and Stephen Miller ('60) Jeffrey Smitten $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Robert G. Berkson Barrie G. Bittner Marian Brownstein Robert Cherniak Carolyn R. Fairchild Francis J. Fitzgerald Andrew Franzone Robert D. Jaeger Adrienne B. Kennedy Wilfred F. Layton Vincent Lorenz Thomas C. McKessey James McPartlin Judith Nuss-Steele Terry F. O'Dwyer Marion Ann Oppenheimer William Pavony Carl Schilling Nicholas Siciliano Joel M. Spiro Eric J. Weller Anthony H. Yonda Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Charles E. Vasoll $500 to $999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University George L. Back Francis J. Baselice Joseph H. Boyer Daniel Daly Stephen Gershenson Clare ('62) and Richard J. Kaelin ('68) Alice Janks Langholz Laurence A. Levine Charles F. Lipp Wayne Muchmore Diane Joan Nelson William R. Reilly Mary Alice Swartwood-Patton Philip Tirino Stephen Wolf Graduate $500 to $999 G. Lansing Blackshaw $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Adrienne B. Kennedy James Klausen Gloria and Fred Landsman ('62) Ira S. Schwartz Norman Janowitz Frances Mortensen Kittelmann Robert Pastor Irene Perelman Owen Schaub Carol Sica Ronald Zoia Graduate $500 to $999 William J. Schickler $100 to $249 William P. Harper Laurence A. Levine Frank L. Maraviglia Gerald M. Sauvigne Robert Schur 1964 Undergraduate $25,000 to $49,999 Jack A. Weisbaum $1,000 to $2,499 Lynn and Richard Cardozo Robert F. D'Esposito Marilyn Gannon Gerard N. Giovaniello Madelyn Leibowitz John Schmitt Patricia and John Sepulveda ('67) $500 to $999 Michael A. Antino Irene K. Bossert $250 to $499 Kenneth R. Bagatelle Arlene and Raymond DiScala Leonard Garille John A. Gonzalez Stephen Horblitt Barbara Hull Robert A. Monroe, Sr. James J. Richards Edward L. Samuels $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Miles A. Baum Lester M. Bellows, Jr. Joyce Quinn Blum Michael A. Blum Robert Brand Ray Conchado, Jr. Karen Brucker Covitt Robert Engler Elaine F. Feldis Preston S. Fischer Joan and Robert Galante ('65) Donald W. Gotterbarn Sheila and Larry M. Howard Roger W. Hughes Joseph T. Jakubauskas Gerard Lamber Philip Henry Mark Anthony Ottavio Paul Rosman Thomas H. Schmiegel Michael Schneider Elaine J. Schwartz Leona Avery Tabell 1963 Undergraduate $100,000 to $499,999 Susan ('63) and Edward Blumenfeld $1,000 to $2,499 Marilyn ('64) and Timothy Gannon ('63) Ronald V. Governale Paul Jeffery Vivian and Albert Passuello ('63) Toni Sosnoff Vincent Zuaro $500 to $999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Philip Avillo Edward C. Goodman Michael R. Hut Andrej Muccillo Elliott Sclar $250 to $499 Richard Caproni Armand Rappaport Charles E. Tholen $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Elaine Kent Abrams ('63) and Allan D. Abrams ('67) Virginia Cook William T. Cresswell Edward Danowski Ingrid Demilo Deanna Rudolph Falk Judith Green Rendely George A. Hvidsten Ruth Iannone 1959 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 John G. Newman Ralph R. Shaw $500 to $999 Robert Boos Norman R. Goldstein $250 to $499 Allan Felsen Renzie W. Lamb Paul E. Levine Elizabeth ('58) and David Roycroft ('59) Edward Scott $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Stephen Barbone Philip R. Bowdre Gail Cohen Alfred Dirska Caryl Perlman Ellis James Klausen William R. Laky Donald Laux Corrine and Charles Lucido Michael H. Morris Alan Neuschatz 1962 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Ralph S. Larsen $1,000 to $2,499 Joel Fishkind Norman L. Hicks Daniel Murnick Robert A. Tobi $500 to $999 Peter J. Carew Paul C. Johnson Joan M. Natalie $250 to $499 Edwin L. Berger Richard C. Murphy Adele and Armand Rappaport ('62) Alice Spinetta Salerno Robert Schwartz 70 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS Gerald M. Therrien Gerald W. Vance Brenda Westheim George F. Wittman, Jr. Maxine Wolf Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Eric N. Piper $500 to $999 Paul C. Johnson $250 to $499 Lawrence G. Olsen $100 to $249 Sylvia J. Giallombardo Frank G. Giangrande Joseph P. Mcpartlin Joseph A. Ristuccia 1966 Undergraduate $500,000 to $999,999 Mary and Peter S. Kalikow ('66) $5,000 to $9,999 Kathi and Gary M. Cypres ('66) $1,000 to $2,499 Edward Finegan Rudolph G. Polanski Mary and Joseph P. Salvemini ('66) $500 to $999 Lester A. Bayer Walter B. Brown Douglas A. Drossman Jesse Pollock Phyllis and Terence Smolev ('66) $250 to $499 Frank Casey Maxine S. Ezra Allan M. Frost Anthony Galgano Bruce A. Harris Evelyn Kalenscher C. Jane Matteson Harvey E. Moder Joseph B. Schubach Dannel Schwartz Diane K. Weisman Philip J. Weisman $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Kevin P. Bergin Lynne Greene Brooke Russ Bruno Jean P. Fontana Stanley Goldberg Stephen E. Hershkowitz Dennis B. Jaffe Michele M. Kalin George P. Kay Peter Lancy Jeffrey D. Lloyd Stephen H. Nisenson William L. Olivari Richard J. Tamaro Anna and Richard L. Tax Anne Kropf Wolf Graduate $250 to $499 Raymond V. Discala Stephen A. Horblitt $100 to $249 Dorothy T. Bausch Richard T. Bennett Ray Conchado, Jr. Edward A. Danowski Deanna Rudolph Falk Robert D. Jaeger William R. Laky Doctoral $500 to $999 G. L. Blackshaw 1967 Undergraduate $1,000,000+ Sondra and David S. Mack ('67) $10,000 to $24,999 Loyce and Donald R. Raber ('67) $5,000 to $9,999 Judith Wasserman $1,000 to $2,499 Lawrence Ripak Patricia ('64) and John Sepulveda Peter D. Shapiro $500 to $999 Richard Cacciato $250 to $499 Jane M. Goldman Nancy and Marc D. Summers ('67) $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Elaine Kent Abrams ('63) and Allan D. Abrams ('67) Dianne A. Blau Edgar Braun Robert Franz Mithchell Gorkin Martha Sweeny Green ('68) and William E. Green ('67) Zigfrid R. Grins Elaine ('71) and James J. Healy ('67) Bruce Immerman Irene A. Kellner Charles D. McFaul Joseph Messina Mark Nevins Bernard Parker Henry D. Perry Leslie G. Roden Eli H. Schmukler Paula ('67) and Michael S. Schneider ('64) Astrid Sipos Bennett G. Zier Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Rudolph G. Polanski Paul B. Stessel Robert A. Tobi $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Peter Lancy Joseph W. Marriott Roberta Schwartz Patricia Cutter Bohn Winckler 1965 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Gerald N. Mongeluzo $500 to $999 Gerald R. Knorr Ronald P. McNavich $250 to $499 Irwin Bloom Kathleen Michelsen Gonzalez Liliane Lazar Stefan H. Leader Holly and David R. Rosenfeld ('65) Harold Withers $100 to $249 Brian Cary Donald P. Cummings Michael J. Denino Eleanor A. and James G. Drayton Joan ('64) and Robert Galante ('65) Susan M. Goldstein Adele and Jeffrey Greenhaus Robert A. Hawkins, Jr. John L. Hiller Ellen and David B. Jaffe ('65) Jay P. Kaplan Judith C. Lambert Richard B. Levine David F. Padgett John J. Panarese, Jr. Emily Kleinman Schreiber Douglas Sickul Robert R. Silz Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Cora Chu Chin $250 to $499 Halina A. Bitensky Howard Kassinove Edward Scott $100 to $249 Elaine (`65) and Allan D. Abrams Ilene H. Barshay Carolyn R. Fairchild Francis J. Fitzgerald Sandy Reifel Carl Schilling Francis J. Zampino $1,000 to $2,499 Rita and Michael A. D'Amato Thomas A. Famigletti Chester J. Geveda, Jr. Nunzio J. Grella Richard P. Kolkka $500 to $999 James S. Brown James R. Cavin $250 to $499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Mark D. Cury Louis DeFrancesco Claudia M. Dobelstein Stephen D. Fink Martha Sweeny Green and William E. Green ('67) Frank L. Marcinowski Thomas M. Niblette $100 to $249 Leslie W. Brown Judyth A. Conklin Jacqueline H. Epstein Lorraine and Jeffrey Goldstein Adele G. Greenhaus Edgar F. Haffner Edward J. Halas Clare ('62) and Richard J. Kaelin ('68) Harvey Kletzkin Eric A. Landau Janet Barnett Minc ('70) and David C. Minc ('68) Susan R. Nevins Paul B. Peloquin Marge T. Ricci Robert H. Roehrig Michael J. Rosenfelt Richard C. Smith Linda and Joseph P. Sofia ('68) Charles A. Spector Judith Tyne James E. Wikstrom Barry S. Wilder Graduate $5,000 to $9,999 Judith Wasserman $250 to $499 Harvey E. Moder Marc D. Summers $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Marion P. Fleming William Michael Lipsky Louise Mazzella Douglas Sickul Robert R. Silz Nathalie J. Smith 1968 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 A. J. Paluska, Jr. $5,000 to $9,999 Lawrence Waldman $2,500 to $4,999 Paul J. Flora 1969 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Jeffrey O. Hollinger $5,000 to $9,999 Judith and Douglas Catalano ('69) $2,500 to $4,999 Elaine M. Saville and Daniel M. DeStefano ('69) $1,000 to $2,499 Richard Briglio Jeanne M. Clidas Michael E. DeDomenico Carolyn C. and Paul F. Farinella Richard S. Frazer Helen and Leonard Krulewich ('69) $500 to $999 Peter M. Gottesman Ross S. Uhlfelder Allen J. Zagoren $250 to $499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Armand DeAmbrosis Ronald E. Dobelstein Stephen J. Koshers Helen Lewis Bruce A. Rauch Robert D. Sena William M. Terrone $100 to $249 Catherine Fechtmann Berg John W. Bongard, Jr. Elizabeth A. Cafferty Donna M. Cynar Helen and Nicholas DelGuercio Steven F. Durham Charles T. Endy Joel Feldman Mark Fuster Stephan Garber Rosann Petrella Gonzalez Candace Harden-Storey Karen S. Hausner Linda Lee Hendrickson Miriam ('69) and Kenneth R. Heyman Edward D. Houghton John C. Hussey Paul R. Jacobi Richard J. Koszarski Peter D. Leighton Rita Levy Joan Weil Litt and Robert M. Litt Ann S. McMillan Richard McNally William G. Melone Gerhard K. Raabe Richard Romano John Sagnelli Daniel A. Segal Robert W. Trester Linda ('69) and Robert Wadalavage ('73) Graduate $500 to $999 Michael R. Hut $250 to $499 Jane M. Goldman Liliane Lazar James J. Richards $100 to $249 Barbara J. Doctor Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 71 Alumni DONORS Ellen and David Jaffe ('69) Clare Kaelin Frederick Kieser Mark Nevins Gerald W. Vance Anne Kropf Wolf Carol Wilgus Charles L. Wright $100 to $249 Barbara Kaye Besser Donald Bieniewicz Joseph G. Bordonaro Peter K. Cherry Robert Davis Lloyd M. Friedland Susan C. Kopher Richard A. Lotano Meryl Lutz Theresa Mangravite James P. Mayer Janet Barnett Minc ('70) and David C. Minc ('68) Mary E. O'Connor Douglas J. Pravda Nancy ('70) and Allan Rowe Robert P. Warshauer Graduate $25,000 to $49,999 Barbara ('70) and Norman Gross ('50) $10,000 to $24,999 A. J. Paluska, Jr. ('68) $5,000 to $9,999 Judith Salerno $500 to $999 Mary ('70) and Robert Crabbs $250 to $499 James D. Spagnoli $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Bonnie Belford John C. Hussey Donald Laux Paula Schneider Sherry Skolnik Helen Jasper Sullivan $250 to $499 Ronald Lawrence Crane Barbara Walsh Dreyer ('80) and Donald Dreyer ('71) Geraldine T. ('71) and Kenneth Lehrer Jeffrey A. Wurst $100 to $249 Peter W. Brodsky Gerda Goldstein Carroll Mary E. Cava Thomas F. Egan Malcolm Eisenberg Robert M. Fishman William J. Forrester Thomas J. Fratello Cheryl W. Goodridge Elaine ('71) and James J. Healy ('67) Richard A. Hollenberg Terrance L. Huntsberger June I. Kailes Margaret ('87) and Thomas A. Merle ('71) Adriana B. Oleksiuk Elaine R. Sammon Joanne Thoelen Graduate $100 to $249 Jerilyn Bifulco Jacqueline Epstein Joan and Robert Galante ('71) Stanley Goldberg Irene A. Kellner Dorothy B. Kennedy Evelyn Van Ness Joseph Messina Marie Metlay Laurie Platt Marion Procelli Matthew S. Procelli Astrid Sipos Nancy Smith 1970 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Nickolas S. Clidas James Coffman Donald DiBlasi Daniel A. Golub Mitchell H. Silvey Richard M. Steuer $500 to $999 Lawrence A. Davis Louis H. Liotti George R. Rehn Mary and Harry Royle ('70) William R. Schlameuss $250 to $499 Bette Ingoglia Harold A. Lewis Gloria and Stephen A. Molello ('70) Beverly E. Shaw 1971 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Michael S. Goldberg $1,000 to $2,499 David Benjamin Marsha and Antonio Garay Ivy Leibowitz Daniel T. Napoli Shelley Freilich Weinberg $500 to $999 Robin Resnick Kriegel Georgene Sfraga Panza 1972 Undergraduate $25,000 to $49,999 James A. D'Addario $10,000 to $24,999 Ann M. Mallouk Carole M. Mazzarella and Anthony F. Mazzarella ('72) $2,500 to $4,999 Joseph Rapaport Mark Matthews Mark Matthews '90 established an endowed scholarship in his family's name earmarked for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. "My wife and I wanted to be able to provide some endowment for business school students in need. We wanted to help people who have a financial need, and we didn't want that need to be an impediment for them to go to a good university. We feel great about being a small help to someone who can really use it," he explained. Matthews is very excited about the endowed scholarship and his new position as chair of the Fund-Raising and Scholarship Committee for the Zarb School of Business Alumni Council. He is optimistic that the alumni network will continue to expand by tapping into the potential of current students and utilizing the knowledge and professional connections of graduates. He also hopes to generate interest in other alumni to support scholarships. "While I was there, Hofstra was pretty good in terms of having a strategy to enhance the school's reputation. In the last 15 years, the University has made a real effort to get its name out there, and there are many well-known Hofstra graduates, particularly in financial services. If you are in a job search and people know that the school has a good reputation, that can have a positive effect. Name recognition is helpful." Since earning a B.B.A. in management from Hofstra, Matthews has worked in several capacities within the financial services industry. Currently, he is the regional head of Americas for Equity at Deutsche Bank, one of the world's leading financial services providers. He resides in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, with his wife and three children. 72 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS $1,000 to $2,499 Mr. Robert L. Calandruccio Carolyn C. and Paul F. Farinella Stephen Trentacoste $500 to $999 Karen E. Bodner ('71) and Michael Olecki Anthony Lopes $250 to $499 Calvin Andrew Robert J. Cardamone Robin ('73) and Eric Hananel ('72) Arlene C. Newman Allen F. Ross John J. Tortora Lois F. Wasoff $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Steven A. Appel Ronald Bernhard Ralph J. Capozzi Bob Cesa Joseph S. Edwards Robert L. Fellows Edith K. Dipaola Frank Alan Goodman William E. Gould Marian C. Tuminelli Mark H. Kennedy Donald G. McTaggart Richard Monath Jeffrey E. Oster Linda C. Pierce Sharon Roman Andrea G. Shrednick Louise C. Singleton Elizabeth A. Thomas Kenneth J. Witkin Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Elaine M. Saville and Daniel M. DeStefano $1,000 to $2,499 Leslie J. Brownstein $250 to $499 John Gonzalez Kathleen Michelsen Gonzalez Linda ('72) and Richard Halluska Margaret Heller $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Doreen Andersen Renee Kantor Ronnie S. Maibaum Barbara O'Connell Nancy ('72) and Allan Rowe $2,500 to $4,999 Arthur M. Sillman $1,000 to $2,499 Barry E. Berg James L. Cameron Stephen G. Epstein Beth E. ('73) and Charles F. Levinthal Paul G. Lowell Kathleen M. Mucciolo John S. Norbeck AnaMaria Perez Bernice Spandorf $500 to $999 Robert A. Arcoro Donna M. Mendes Sharon T. O'Rourke Robert J. Schless $250 to $499 Joanne Morse Anderson Robin ('73) and Eric Hananel ('72) Joseph Jahrsdoerfer Elise and Peter Kunkel Raymond Lulenski Jonathan Moreno Fern and Jaime Morozowski Ellen Rodbell Roizen $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Peter J. Clagnaz Mark S. Ginsburg Robert A. Hausner Lawrence Henn Arlene Hillerson Donald F. Kane Mitchell Koshers Philip T. Lewis Bruce Matuson Agnes A. Miller Linda Cheryl Rosen Rita M. Smith Michael Starr Elliot R. Susseles Linda ('69) and Robert Wadalavage ('73) John R. Wagner Marilyn Z. Wagner Kevin Walker Richard B. Weber Gloria L. Wilson Robert Wishnew Graduate $10,000 to $24,999 Rosalba ('73) and R. Gary Barth $500 to $999 Marianne Vecsey $250 to $499 Judith Bilello Richard Halluska Sharon Nicholson $100 to $249 Patricia Cleary Terrance Huntsberger Gloria Koster Maureen Leonard Robert Motta Alese Pechter Carol Pine John A. Tuominen Law $1,000 to $2,499 Charles Cummings $500 to $999 Rosalind Gordon Charles McEvily Richard Waxman $100 to $249 Philip Crotty Richard Herzbach 1974 Undergraduate $500,000 to $999,999 Niki and Joe Gregory ('74) $100,000 to $499,999 Christopher P. Albrecht $50,000 to $99,999 Margaret P. and Robert F. Gartland ('74) $10,000 to $24,999 Diane W. ('73) and James E. Quinn ('74) $1,000 to $2,499 Jason G. Cury William J. Fowler John H. Frew William J. Porter $500 to $999 Natalie Datlof Lawrence A. Hammond Stanley E. Krangel $250 to $499 Patrick Arbucci Paul E. Blutman Paul D. Cayea William J. Chardavoyne Iva Ellen Deutchman Leslye S. Fenton Francine and Thomas Weaver Stephen G. Wilson $100 to $249 Steven G. Berg Bill Bleyer Joan L. Bowers Robin Brandvein Pamela C. and Robert J. Cavaliero ('74) Mindy F. Cesa Steven E. Cohen Thomas M. Colwell Andrew C. Dinan Robert M. Ey Patrice L. Frank Ingrid and Paul Glorioso Paul F. Karl Angela M. ('75) and Robert L. Kozlowski ('74) Joann P. Krieg Ronnie Lesh Ronnie Elaine Freedman Levine Robert Lipper Laurence S. Markowitz Geraldine McGann Patrick Monahan Richard J. Pearson Robin and Fred Pierce ('74) Julie R. Quain Joan E. Regnell Michael T. Reilly Richard W. Reutzel Stanley Santoro Gail L. Sonners Timothy F. Zalak Graduate $5,000 to $9,999 Lawrence Waldman $2,500 to $4,999 Frank Mauro $1,000 to $2,499 Tyree Curry Carolyn C. and Paul F. Farinella $500 to $999 Lawrence Davis Wilma Tootle $250 to $499 Robin and Eric Hananel Jeffrey A. Wurst $100 to $249 Peter Carter Donna Cynar Robert M. Gorin, Jr. Clarence Little Annette M. Seaman Frank P. Viola Doctoral $250 to $499 Marc D. Summers $100 to $249 William M. Lipsky Law $25,000 to $49,999 Jodi and Robert D. Rosenthal ('74) $2,500 to $4,999 Richard Leland $1,000 to $2,499 David Benjamin $500 to $999 Michael Lefkowitz $250 to $499 William Burton David Kellman $100 to $249 Howard Edelstein Lewis Fishman Richard Harrity Susan Kluewer Eric Koster Stephen Latzman Salvatore Lecci James Magenheimer A. Patricia Moore Rocky Piaggione 1975 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Jeffrey R. Hoops $2,500 to $4,999 Diane Goldman Michael J. Lawler $1,000 to $2,499 Catharine Coleman Morton O. Schapiro Richard L. Sussman 1973 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Diane W. ('73) and James E. Quinn ('74) $5,000 to $9,999 Mary E. Madden $500 to $999 Joel M. Chaise Paul R. Danker Robert L. Fuss Richard Johanson Fred M. Kramer Ann M. Peterson Patricia Thomas Curry Gary Weinstock $250 to $499 Barbara Bye David M. Durgin Christine P. Jahrsdoerfer Marc K. Johnston Michael F. Kuzow John Lupetin Pamela K. Madden Nelson F. Migdal Martin S. Neham John Pulli Donna Oseff Shirreffs David A. Smith Joseph R. Zoeller $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Donna and Doug L. Aloise ('75) Linda Barbieri Julie Ann Beatrice William R. Bohn Sheryl and William Boris-Schacter Joseph C. Bracken William W. Doyle Linda Giacalone Fitzgerald Ann M. Fitzpatrick Mitchell A. Golub Susan O. Grabel Richard J. Herder Evelyn R. Jones Lee E. Kilbrith Angela M. ('75) and Robert L. Kozlowski ('74) Robert McKosky Patricia A. Randall-Cooper Beatrice M. Jackson Laraine C. Schubert Janet E. Solomon Manuel I. Valente Michael A. Wach Wynne B. Wilder Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Carolyn C. and Paul F. Farinella Beth E. and Charles F. Levinthal Jay Wanderman $500 to $999 Joan ('50) and Donald E. Axinn (`75) Linda Unterstein $250 to $499 Eleanor Andrew Barbara Walsh Dreyer and Don Dreyer C. Jane Matteson Francine Weaver Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 73 Alumni DONORS $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Alan Andersen Ingrid Glorioso Zigfrid R. Grins Iris L. Grover Arthur Iconis Joann Krieg John P. McGovern John J. Panarese, Jr. Pamela Staker Daniel Vogrin Ronald Zoia Doctoral $1,000 to $2,499 Richard Briglio $100 to $249 Robert W. Motta Law $1,000 to $2,499 Stephen Epstein Kent Moston $500 to $999 John Nickelsberg $250 to $499 Lloyd Nadel $100 to $249 Igor Bilewich Mona Engel Jeffrey Englander Eleanor Glanstein Eric Goldstein Ronald Ort Charles Robert Rona Seider Jeffrey Silberfeld 1976 Undergraduate $500,000 to $999,999 Carol and Alan J. Bernon ('76) $2,500 to $4,999 Tere ('82) and Michael Borgia ('76) $1,000 to $2,499 Marie ('88) and Frederick C. Johs ('76) Andrew A. Kress Christine and Kenneth Martin ('76) Joseph W. Schier Alan R. Taxerman $500 to $999 Kristin C. Kalwara Robert M. Russo Richard S. Steinberg Harold D. Tarry $250 to $499 Mark S. Danielson Frank J. Frisina Patricia A. Hudgins Kathiann M. Kowalski Anthony J. Liotta Karen K. Lipton Philip R. Marino Lawrence J. Wurzel $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Scott L. Adler Clyde L. Berger Glen A. Burnett Robert L. Bush Frank L. Carollo Jean E. Dobson Robert J. Droge Robert E. Ducharme Nancy B. Eason Sarah M. Foulger Paul Friedlander Richard D. Gray Robert C. Hiller Lucille F. Iconis Patrick J. Kane Michael A. Kolansky William J. Lowell Bruce W. Menzies Naomi Neuwirth Albert V. Prete Allen Rickert Victor J. Romita Jean A. Schubert Jonathan M. Solomon Frank Spada Karen B. Washington Graduate $500 to $999 Gerald H. Tootle $250 to $499 Theodis Adams Joanne Morse Anderson Michael J. Barnes David G. Blanchard Barbara Bye $100 to $249 Evelyn B. Cohen Robert M. DiSogra Malcolm Eisenberg William Forrester Ronnie Elaine Freedman Levine Kathy Martin Stuckey Phyllis B. Ramjattansingh Michael A. Wach Vincent Zuaro Law $100,000 to $499,999 Marilyn Monter ('76) and Wilfried Witthuhn $10,000 to $24,999 Joan Hermanowski $2,500 to $4,999 Robert Abrahams $1,000 to $2,499 C. Payson Coleman Robert Douglas $500 to $999 Darrell Gavrin Stephanie Ortoleva $250 to $499 Richard Canter $100 to $249 Leonard Grumbach Saundra Gumerove John Hogan Morton Marshack John Molinari Stella Schindler 1977 Undergraduate $50,000 to $99,999 Lawrence P. Roman $25,000 to $49,999 Mark Claster $5,000 to $9,999 Richard J. Potapchuk Gary F. Rupert Caroline Sanchez and E. David Woycik, Jr. ('80) $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Sally Ann ('78) and Brian Ballweg ('77) James P. Flood $1,000 to $2,499 James M. Wolin $250 to $499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Natalie H. Brooks Deborah S. Dansky Ellen T. Frisina Melvin C. Mahoney Yvette M. Fink Naomi Schwartz Diana L. Weiner Todd M. Zelnick $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Corey B. Bearak Philip W. Cadieux Laurence E. Campbell Edwin T. Carine Joseph P. Charielli Claudia A. Cuti Glenn S. DeMilt Lori L. Epstein Lori S. Fields Paul A. Grand Rosemary L. Hickey-Vargas Gregory T. Jennings Stuart J. Lava Gerard Mcdermott Debra McKosky Wendy B. Miller Michael E. Nawrocki James E. Olivo Teresa F. Perez Robin ('77) and Fred Pierce Kevin M. Regan William Sherman Edward Sorensen John J. Watras Renee ('79) and Richard Worrall ('77) Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 William J. Porter $250 to $499 Christine P. Jahrsdoerfer $100 to $249 Patrice Frank Patrick Monahan Mark A. Shulman Janet Shields Smith Joan O. Smith Kathleen Valletta Gloria L. Wilson Law $10,000 to $24,999 Brad Scheler $1,000 to $2,499 Mark Caruso Brian Conneely Joan Feinstein Richard Fuhrman Miriam Hyman Stanley Levin Marilyn Levine Meryl Silverman Monica Sussman $500 to $999 Martin Kohler Barry Peek Leo Schoffer Madeleine Shriftman $250 to $499 Paul Blutman Stuart Spitzer $100 to $249 Karen Berman Richard Block Joseph Borg Stanley Diamond Michael Frank Barbara Gaba Cecilia Gardner Joel Gerstenblatt Mark Jaffe Susan Kane Andrew Lipton Michael Mais Irwin Miller Vito Napolitano Cheryl Roth Stephen Satkin William Schulder Michael Taubin 1978 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Ann and Salvatore F. Sodano ('78) ('83) $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Sally Ann ('78) and Brian Ballweg ('77) Linda W. Caruso Andrew Terrono $1,000 to $2,499 Nicholas M. Florio Barry J. Rava $500 to $999 Brian J. Casey Diane and Russell A. Levin Dan Terrasi $250 to $499 Edward M. Barrett Clint C. Ferenz Sharon M. Jenkins Donald F. Leistman Martin A. Nagle Anthony Notaro Edward Saueracker Nicholas Serro $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Toomas H. Allik Anthony J. Bilello Gary S. Bush Michael R. Cohen Steven M. Feldman Steven Fendell Robert H. Girolamo Corrie E. Horshinski Robert J. Klotz Lorraine A. Kocen Ellen L. Le Noble Daniel J. Lefkowitz Michael J. Lesser Andrew S. Levine Robert J. Mandel Robert A. Margolis Timothy J. Marsh Stuart D. Mazer Gary R. Melillo Janet M. Mulkeen Robert T. Quarte Michael A. Scheno Genevieve M. Sharp Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Florence Flaton $500 to $999 Leonard Sturm $250 to $499 Deborah Dansky Gerstenblatt Nancy Ellen Summers $100 to $249 Paul Friedlander Maureen Kear Susan P. Kelly Joseph Marchica Robert Pastor Law $50,000 to $99,999 Edward Kalikow $2,500 to $4,999 David Lustig Michael Patrick $1,000 to $2,499 Jay Baris Abraham Gross $500 to $999 Janet Belkin Scott Himes Howard Lane Denise Sher $250 to $499 Marc Horowitz $100 to $249 Dolores Anne Battalia Arthur Diamond Saralee Evans Lawrence Green Carol Himes Judith Hozore Wayne Leibert Susan Lubitz Nessa Moll Marlene Monteleone Brett Reiss Sanford Rosen Frank Schellace Philip Shapiro 74 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS Howard Smith Roberta Sugarman 1979 Undergraduate $1,000,000+ Kristin and John D. Miller ('79) $50,000 to $99,999 Laurence Ginsberg $25,000 to $49,999 Randy W. Frankel $10,000 to $24,999 David A. Sterling Jeffrey M. Weiner $5,000 to $9,999 Donald J. Hofmann, Jr. $2,500 to $4,999 Michael K. McHugh $1,000 to $2,499 Steven D. Berkley Cindy Lewis Jodi and Gary B. Popofsky Christy A. Prifte Beth S. Rosenberg $500 to $999 Barbara Jean Catalano Steven J. Freiberg $250 to $499 Anthony Daurio Barbara J. Patton Donna ('79) and William Romer $100 to $249 Richard B. Botjer Dennis M. Dowd Diane M. Fagiola Michael Fowler Bruce G. Grossberg Carol D. Hansen Dianne R. Karpowicz May Katz Joseph McHale John V. Rispoli Robert J. Santimays Virginia A. Vollmar John S. Walsh Craig J. Wild Brian J. Wilson Renee ('79) and Richard Worrall ('77) Charles J. Yovino David W. Zuhusky Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Jeffrey Glass $500 to $999 Ann M. Peterson $250 to $499 David J. Wotman $100 to $249 Linda Caputo Samuel Philip LaSala Philip Lewis Doctoral $100 to $249 Barbara A. Kos-Munson Pamela D. Straker Law $1,000 to $2,499 Laurence Ginsberg Kieth Rieger Catherine Samuels $500 to $999 Andrew Kress $250 to $499 Carl Abraham Andrew Ceraulo $100 to $249 Eric Brettschneider Joseph Covello Lesley Delia Clifford Gerber Ruth Carol Haber Barbara Manning Shelia Martin Jed Schulman Deborah Zwany 1980 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Mark L. Bibi $2,500 to $4,999 Gary Diana Elizabeth McGarr-Hagan $1,000 to $2,499 Stephen G. Bondi Anthony N. Dalessio Eva G. Drabkin Edwin V. Grivins Ira B. Silver Joseph Zaffuto $500 to $999 Elisa Gallaro Roseann Henry $250 to $499 Eileen J. Blancato Robert Creamer Thomas K. Gill Ilene J. Schuss Annette J. Guarisco Georgina D. and Patrick B. Martorella ('80) William J. Ryan Douglas A. Sabella Patti Ann Surico Barbara Walsh Dreyer ('80) and Donald Dreyer ('71) Laurie B. Wotman $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Peter J. Abbott Doreen ('81) and Brian S. Appel ('80) John R. Bedell John F. Boyle Michael Cassano Steven D. Christie Jean M. Coghill Thomas A. Davis Eileen Glaessgen Kimberly A. Kemp Patricia Ann Lawrence Sanford L. Mailman Diane ('81) and Charles McGaughey ('80) Mark E. Mildner Malachy J. Mulligan Albert Musella Michael E. Powers William Poy Joel Ratner David A. Rich Jeffrey L. Rosten John J. Sauerland Michael P. Schenk Daniel B. Smith Michael D. Smith Debra G. Speyer Cary S. Tepper Margaret A. Walter Joseph B. Wing Patricia Wolkstein Paula J. Zottoli Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Andrea S. Rieger $500 to $999 Steven J. Frieberg $250 to $499 Donna Oseff Shirreffs $100 to $249 Joel S. Dauman Richard Herder Nancy Moncrief George Richford Henry W. Schmitt Robert H. Stark, Jr. Elizabeth A. Thomas Doctoral $250 to $499 Judith M. Martinez $100 to $249 John C. Hussey Bradford E. Jacobs Law $25,000 to $49,999 Andrew Boas $10,000 to $24,999 Hank Bjorklund $5,000 to $9,999 Dolores Fredrich and Jeffrey Keller Randy Levine Caroline Sanchez and E. David Woycik, Jr. ('77) $500 to $999 Merrie Frankel $250 to $499 Thomas Gehret Domenick Napoletano H. Brooks Smith $100 to $249 Evelyn Alden Donald Citak Janet Connolly Jan Goldman Ellen Krimmer Kenneth Ludman Kenneth Mauro Jayne Ann McPartlin Marc Powers Mark Rogers Elias Schwartz Richard Small 1981 Undergraduate $50,000 to $99,999 Monica Horan Rosenthal ('84) and Philip Rosenthal ('81) $2,500 to $4,999 Catherine ('81) and William Hennessy Karen P. Seiter-Carteris $1,000 to $2,499 Marijean ('81) and Joseph R. Scardapane ('83) Burton D. Warren Edgar H. Williams $500 to $999 Lawrence Byrne William L. Del Gais David J. Einbinder $250 to $499 Kenneth A. Crabbs Cheryl Q. Miles William B. Siegel $100 to $249 Doreen ('81) and Brian S. Appel ('80) Luci Baum Keith H. Bergendoff James J. Breslin Barbara V. Bubin-Buonagura Paul J. Cancelliere Paul F. Cimino Denise J. DiMeglio James W. Ekberg Keith B. Enderle Murray G. Goldberg William J. Keck Joseph T. Maloney Tedd S. Melnyk Ramon N. Mills Alba Pakula Susan M. Reinhardt Dorothy C. Safranek Kevin T. Sharkey Elizabeth Anne Bonchonsky Donna and Edwin Thompson Richard A. Vollmer Diane ('81) and Charles McGaughey ('80) Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 James M. Wolin $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Debra Bolton Nancy Eason Linda Giacalone Fitzgerald Howard E. Graves, Jr. Jerrold Hirsch Evelyn R. Jones Timothy Marsh James E. Olivo Renee and Richard Worrall ('81) Doctoral $500 to $999 Scott L. Linden $250 to $499 Michael J. Barnes Nancy Ellen M. Summers $100 to $249 Gail L. Cashen Phoebe T. Corwin Law $100,000 to $499,999 Barbara and Maurice Deane ('81) $10,000 to $24,999 Janis ('81) and Richard Meyer $1,000 to $2,499 Christopher Antone Ben Rubinowitz $500 to $999 Gregory Classon Peter Grossman Dennis Stewart $250 to $499 David Bythewood $100 to $249 Corey Bearak Janis Markowitz Barry Mehlman Robert Rediger Salvatore Russo 1982 Undergraduate $25,000 to $49,999 Thomas J. Sanzone $2,500 to $4,999 Gary Diana $1,000 to $2,499 Gary M. Arnold Richard A. Catalano Joseph M. Corcoran Robert P. Gannon Linda J. Hantzschel Robert G. Horvath $500 to $999 Randell Montellaro $250 to $499 Joseph A. Battillo Michael H. Bruzik Mary Ann Kutz Joseph M. Gallo Christopher M. Mackey $100 to $249 Artie Amico Annette M. Colletti David A. Bellamy Mae P. Bernstein Sharron B. Figucia Steven Boscarino Stephanie Cooper Donna Della Ratta Kim and Philip DiFabio Vicki A. Dwyer Dale Goldstein Russell W. Hahn Douglas S. Harvey Frances Jacobsen Diamante J. Labella-Alberda Terry Lamantia Nancy D. Lieberman Mireille and Spencer Lubin Jeffrey L. Marcus Andrew J. Matzelle George R. Muller Kevin W. Pohmer Thomas Porrazzo Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 75 Alumni DONORS Donna Marie Quilty Marirose R. Rebolini Jay Rubinstein Vera Santeramo Gerardo Santos Ann M. Thibadeau Maria and Anthony Vella ('82) Andy H. Viets Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Tere ('82) and Michael Borgia ('76) Bernice Spandorf $100 to $249 Robert Cavaliero Donald Horn Candace McClintock Robert J. Santimays Doctoral $100 to $249 John J. Koster Law $10,000 to $24,999 Neil Cole $1,000 to $2,499 Michelle Bratsafolis Joel Kotick Ernesto Marrero Leo Spandorf $250 to $499 Margaret Kranz Barbara Patton $100 to $249 Michael Glassman Lawrence Haber Kathleen Wallace Kathleen Feeney Steven Feldman Joseph J. Foy Gregory P. Gaglioti Andrew W. Golub Michele D. Hart Donna M. Henry Ava G. Hill-Gaunt Elyse M. Hoelzer Linda M. Hopewell Michael C. Kluger Thomas A. Lopresti Brian J. McArdle Jonette Lynn Mines Linda Panzarino Don H. Reynolds Rudene Scipio Anthony Stefanou Roberta J. Sunkin Amy L. Ullrich Marc W. Wegener Helaine D. Winograd Graduate $5,000 to $9,999 Ann and Salvatore F. Sodano ('78) ('83) $2,500 to $4,999 Sally ('83) and Brian Ballweg ('77) $1,000 to $2,499 Steven D. Berkley Marilyn and Timothy T. Gannon Kenneth Yashian $250 to $499 Penelope J. Wilson $100 to $249 Robert Genalo Howard J. Kahn Claude Macari Donna Thompson Edwin Thompson Doctoral $1,000 to $2,499 Marijean ('81) and Joseph R. Scardapane ('83) $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Dolores M. Fernandez Law $5,000 to $9,999 Roberta Karp $1,000 to $2,499 Mindy Birnbaum Esther Kind David Lippman Jodi ('83) and Gary B. Popofsky ('79) $250 to $499 Kim Burke Beatrice Cambridge Annette Guarisco Denise Langer Michael Lerner Jody Lippman Lea Ruskin Lorenzo Vieito Jane Leslie Wexton $100 to $249 Paul Aloe Peter Aufrichtig Leslie Berger Cesar Callan Robert Cohen William Collado Rhonda Epstein John Ferreira Barbara Greenberg Bruce Jurist Alan Kaminsky Frances Langstaff Jeffrey Mace Laurence Paskowitz William Rebolini Marcia Schiff George Silver Kathleen Valletta Erica Zaglin Richard Zimmerman $500 to $999 Kevin Schlosser $250 to $499 Barbara Lynaugh Eric Mencher $100 to $249 Gregory Cerchione Pamela Fitton Sandrea Friedman Dolores Gebhardt Robin Hollander Max Kunin Tracey Joy Miller Jeffrey Powell Mark Rozell Debra Speyer 1985 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Mark J. Marcucci $2,500 to $4,999 Robert J. Keyes $1,000 to $2,499 Barry F. Cavagnaro Solange and Frederick Davis, Jr. ('85) Lizabeth A. Lynner Rona L. Platt Emil R. Wohlgemuth $500 to $999 James J. Boriotti Cynthia A. Farr Anita ('03) and John J. Manfredi ('85) Joseph F. McCullough Linda ('88) and David J. Obedzinski ('85) Marie L. Strebel $250 to $499 Anthony C. Arena Anthony W. Cummings Daniel G. Dyer James J. O'Leary Douglas H. Schulman $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Vincent A. Alesi Maria G. Cambareri Susan and Peter P. Capone Christopher T. Carr James M. Cashin John Cetta Joseph A. Chirico Euripides A. Christou James A. DePol Joseph R. Downey Elisa ('88) and Patrick C. Gordon ('85) Laura J. Gregor Marion Iannotta Keith J. Kobel David M. Kuhl Jacqueline O. LiCalzi Christine H. Lucey Patrick J. McNelis, Jr. Keith W. Mormile Eric A. Ross Judy M. Spak Amy L. Spintman Sharon B. Tetenes 1984 Undergraduate $50,000 to $99,999 Monica Horan Rosenthal ('84) and Philip Rosenthal ('81) $5,000 to $9,999 Annette Schrader ('84) and Herman A. Berliner William Del Gais $1,000 to $2,499 Richard C. Bayer $250 to $499 Kenneth R. Richards Frank M. Tedesco $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Thomas Carey Patricia H. Gabberty Lisa P. Gaglioti Glenn W. Kempa James C. O'Regan Lorie N. Wegener Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Kathryn Marinello $500 to $999 Bonnie Ellen Arnesen Louis Demars Robert Russo $250 to $499 Naomi Scwartz Patti Ann Surico $100 to $249 Donna and Doug Aloise ('84) John Bedell Philip W. Cadieux Jeffrey L. Marcus Michael E. Powers Michael D. Smith Doctoral $100 to $249 Barry R. Friedman John P. McGovern Law $1,000 to $2,499 Stuart Ball Barbara Barron Esther Miller Gary G. Tynes Marilyn A. Vokoun Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 Tere and Michael Borgia $1,000 to $2,499 Edwin V. Grivins $500 to $999 Darleen Kurth Holly J. Seirup ('85) and Clifford Pincus ('83) $100 to $249 Margaret Bermel Gary F. Brinster Grace Dervin Oneil G. Eastmond Captain Peter E. Hermanns Ann M. Thibadeau Law $5,000 to $9,999 Arthur Pergament $1,000 to $2,499 William Weir $250 to $499 William Condon Randell Montellaro $100 to $249 Randy Arthur Konrad Cailteux Donald Glasel Jeanne O'Neill Alan Snider 1986 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Robin ('86) and Joseph Sparacio ('89) Donna M. Iucolano $2,500 to $4,999 Anthony Pecorella $1,000 to $2,499 Bruce W. Quinn $500 to $999 Francis A. Anderson Jennifer C. Appel ('90) ('93) Adam W. Berg Jonathan A. Frye John Hoffman Jonathan Kanovsky Daniel J. Kenna $250 to $499 William A. Delaney Suzanne P. Moss Mara Russakov Rosenberg ('86) and Martin Rosenberg ('87) Daniel F. Smith $100 to $249 Gregory P. Caburis Joseph S. Castro Joanne Chirico Lloyd C. Crosman Gregory Cuneen Deborah C. Cusano Theodore DiPasquale Frank C. Ferraro Lori J. Goldman Carmen D. Gawronski Katherine A. Geller 1983 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Michael F. Greco $5,000 to $9,999 William L. Devine Gregory Parisi $2,500 to $4,999 Sara A. ('83) and Ron Shindel ('96) $1,000 to $2,499 Jo-Ann and Francis P. Livoti $500 to $999 Anthony Basile Lauren D. Pignataro Holly J. Seirup ('95) and Clifford Pincus ('83) Victor S. Russo $250 to $499 Paul J. Appel Robert D. Marcinkowski William Minott Victor R. Siclari $100 to $249 Marc A. Alpert Elizabeth J. Aly Ira M. Birns Lisa M. Boscarino Barry F. Brover Angella W. Brown Judith T. Callan Catherine Cancelliere Paul J. Coco 76 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS Kenneth W. Johnsen Theresa M. ('86) and Keith W. Mormile('85) Lisa M. O'Neil Denise A. O'Sullivan Anita C. Phoenix Frederic J. Vagnini Rosemarie Yancosek Graduate $5,000 to $9,999 Matthew Hickling $1,000 to $2,499 Christopher Beattie $500 to $999 Kathryn Jenkinson $250 to $499 Matthew Lippman Mary Ann Sobczak $100 to $249 Carol Friedland Mark S. Krull Joel Ratner Arthur Sulzer Doctoral $100 to $249 Barbara A. Feingold Law $2,500 to $4,999 Brian Daughney $250 to $499 Stephen Harris Theresa McSweeney $100 to $249 Jeffrey Chase Bruce Elstein Julie Evans Pamela Hirschhorn Kenneth Lewis Tyrone Montague 1987 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Lisa and Anthony A. Lombardi $5,000 to $9,999 Anthony Perettine Stephen P. Rielly $2,500 to $4,999 Elena and Christopher J. Galluzzo ('87) $1,000 to $2,499 Erik A. Covitz Janice M. Mcfadden Kelly Anne ('87) and George S. Tandy ('88) Timothy P. O'Malley Shawn A. Sosnik $500 to $999 Jill F. Anderson Chrisitina A. Cotton Evan S. Giniger Susan A. Handel Boriotti Brian S. Lyght Corey A. Tavel $250 to $499 Lisa Marie ('87) and Anthony C. Arena ('85) Charles F. Bowers III Steven Piano Paul O. Pink Stanislao G. Pugliese M. Jennifer Romanello $100 to $249 Veronica G. Briand Barbara A. Coughlin-Byrne Neil A. Dabagian Brandon J. Falchiere Thomas A. Ferro Richard I. Gurvitz Frank J. Hruska Hiram M. Lazar Rosemarie and Angelo W. Lovallo Mary M. McShane Ernst J. Paul Gary C. Pesko Wendy A. Rauh Adam S. Roth Janet D. Verneuille Wayne A. Willoughby Graduate $250 to $499 Anthony Arena Janice Koch $100 to $249 Mae P. Bernstein Suzanne E. Carson Katie and Fred Lueck ('87) Eileen Simons Doctoral $100 to $249 Joseph G. Indelicato Law $500 to $999 Sarah Cohn $100 to $249 William Fried Adam Harris Judith Hepworth Joyce London Susan Martin 1988 Undergraduate $100,000 to $499,999 Kurt A. Lambert $10,000 to $24,999 Shawn D. Cassidy Vincent R. Molinari $5,000 to $9,999 Christian H. Kampfl Peter B. Kaplan Kelly Anne ('87) and George S. Tandy ('88) $2,500 to $4,999 William M. Hennessey Neil D. Katz Vincent A. Palazzolo $1,000 to $2,499 Roy C. Felgoise John P. McDaid Terry Vaccaro Jeffrey Saliture Jeffrey Saliture '08 is the founder and CEO of MyWorkster Enterprises, a millennial generation project developed to help professionals advance their careers through simple and effective technologies. It accelerates the recruiting and job placement process by building robust, interactive networks that connect members and employers. Saliture started MyWorkster in 2005 while he was still a Hofstra undergraduate student. MyWorkster allows users to create a professional profile, browse company profiles, and network with peers, professors, alumni and potential employers. The service is free, and signing up takes just a few minutes. To date, MyWorkster has approximately 100,000 members nationwide. MyWorkster's next phase is an exciting new development for Hofstra. Saliture worked with the University's Career Center and Alumni Affairs Office for nearly two years on MyWorkster@ Hofstra, a special alumni adviser module that sits neatly within the larger MyWorkster system. The module launched in February 2009. A unique feature of the MyWorkster@Hofstra venture allows students and graduates to find alumni advisers in a wide variety of professions. Both job hunters and those volunteering as career advisers will find MyWorkster@Hofstra to be a rewarding service. Saliture has also recently launched Facebook Connect, which enables Facebook users to seamlessly log in and register for MyWorkster using Facebook usernames and passwords, integrate MyWorkster activity feeds into Facebook profiles, and share professional content on MyWorkster with friends on Facebook. Saliture is currently living in New York, where his company is headquartered. He grew up in Oyster Bay, NY, but did not have any exposure to Hofstra prior to student orientation. "Never having seen the campus before, Hofstra owned me from the day I first drove past the lions," he said. Jeffrey Saliture at the Hofstra Career Center's Job Fair on March 11, 2009, demonstrating MyWorkster@Hofstra for students. At the convocation for new students, Saliture remembers "being struck by the poise and maturity of my peers." "I also remember having a conversation with a senior who was in the process of successfully starting his own business. I remember thinking how far off and impossible that seemed for me. Little did I know that two years later, as a junior, I would be that same guy and having that same exact conversation with an incoming freshman on the same stage." Saliture credits Hofstra for giving him the ability to achieve the level of success that he's already experienced. "The standard of excellence that Hofstra holds for itself and its graduates is the greatest asset I've taken from my experience. The unwillingness to accept an outcome if you know more is possible, the inability to stand down from a challenge, and the knowledge that hundreds of thousands of others are approaching the world with that same spirit ... that is how Hofstra has given me an edge. "Knowing that you can make the world better and that there are others with that same base is something that Hofstra can create like no other." Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 77 Alumni DONORS $500 to $999 Karen T. Amato Keith D. Butler Mary Alice LaGiglia Gans ('89) and Glenn Gans ('88) Eileen M. Hughes Linda ('88) and David J. Obedzinski ('85) Irma Souveroff Jack Styczynski $250 to $499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Vincent M. Buquicchio Timothy S. Driscoll Jonathan E. Furr Gary P. Moore Maria C. Pistocchi $100 to $249 Steven G. Acker Gary M. Bennett David E. Coleman Anita Ellis Karen L. Foy Marie ('88) and Frederick C. Johs ('76) Nicole C. Jordan Jaspreet S. Mayall Karyann ('89) and Howard Needel ('88) Janice and Scott G. Nicholson Ellen G. Potter Alison M. Roth Lisa A. Sizemore Graduate $10,000 to $24,999 Donna M. Iucolano $2,500 to $4,999 Lena and Gustave Scacco Sara A. ('88) and Ronald Shindel ('96) $1,000 to $2,499 Linda Hantzschel Melora Lane $250 to $499 Thomas Ripp $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Marie Amella-Pesko Arthur B. Behal, Jr. David Dreifuss Jean P. Fontana Elise Gordon Russell Hahn Debra G. Speyer Law $1,000 to $2,499 Ivy Leibowitz $250 to $499 Anthony Cummings $100 to $249 Jeremy Goldberg James Scott $5,000 to 9,999 Patricia I. Hoppey $2,500 to $4,999 Christine and Anthony G. Bruno Melissa Kane Connolly Angela L. Emrich Matthew J. Mazzilli $1,000 to $2,499 Dawn M. Hynes $500 to $999 Robert F. Barnett Richard J. Drury Mary Alice LaGiglia Gans ('89) and Glenn Gans ('88) Nicholas Lavacca Jay I. Pomerantz Ronald J. Schley $250 to $499 Jean Pierre Alvarado Denise and Michael J. Arena ('89) Michael P. Devlin John M. Jensen Richard A. Klass John P. McDonough $100 to $249 John F. Berry Michael R. Caggia Roy P. Coghill Lorraine D. Curran Richard Donoghue Sylvia K. Gurman Thomas J. Hartnett Umberto Italiano Christopher S. King Karyann ('89) and Howard Needel ('88) Marc R. Riccio Robert J. Saunders, Jr. Graduate $25,000 to $49,999 Edward G. Watson $10,000 to $24,999 Anthony A. Lombardi $1,000 to $2,499 Andrea Motta $250 to $499 Patricia Jordan $100 to $249 Amr Aly Elizabeth Murphy Aly John Viola Robert G. Zinnel Law $1,000 to $2,499 John Bae Spencer Klein $500 to $999 Joel Segal $250 to $499 Thomas Jaycox R. Quinn $100 to $249 Judith Berger-Barkan Jonathan Halperin Lisa McCluskey Daniel Posener Claire Telecki 1990 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Bradley L. Gerstman Tanya F. Levy-Odom Mark P. Matthews $2,500 to $4,999 David J. McNamara $1,000 to $2,499 Joseph P. Bush Michele L. ('93) and James W. Cusack ('90) Michelle D. Gatto Martin F. Kelly John A. Michielini Kristen J. Shaughnessy-Bush and Joseph P. Bush $500 to $999 Vito A. Colombo Ginny S. Ehrlich-Greenberg Brian M. Foresta James P. Scully $250 to $499 Ellen J. Schulman Barbara Switter $100 to $249 Nikki M. Bell Anne M. Caradonna Albert F. Cheong Vincent J. Cincotta Christopher G. Duffy Maureen J. EdmonsonDonoghue Kellyann M. Few-Bellizaire Edith M. Gallagher Steven D. Goldman Gary R. Guth Joseph Juliano Brenda L. Kowalewski Jonathan R. Laird Ann Marie Lazar Douglas H. Moini Leo A. Monahan Kelly A. Murray Erik G. Noormae Ronald A. Paterson Michael T. Quattrucci Michele A. Roberts Jay Schnitzer Gordon F. Soper David Stolarz Kevin J. Sullivan David T. Troyan James P. Vafeas Amy Powers Patricia P. Wright Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Terry Vaccaro $500 to $999 Jennifer C. Appel ('86) ('93) $250 to $499 Lisa Arena $100 to $249 Karen Coco Judith Cohen Anita Ellis Thomas Loscalzo Tedd S. Melnyk Amy Ullrich Doctoral $250 to $499 Matthew R. Lippman Bette E. Schneiderman $100 to $249 Carol L. Friedland Law $100 to $249 Robert Fricke Lisa Pieroni Law $10,000 to $24,999 Samuel Ramos $500 to $999 Michael Schaffer $250 to $499 Gregg Grauer $100 to $249 Dawn Levy-Weinstein Mary Whelan 1991 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Jill and Joseph J. Carrello (`91) William B. Deakins $2,500 to $4,999 Gerard DiConza $1,000 to $2,499 Kathleen Stanley Guy L. Truicko $500 to $999 Maria M. Schwartz James Shanahan $250 to $499 Richard Cardone Sofia Kakoulidis Pearse McCormack Dana Slifkin McCreesh ('91) and Michael McCreesh ('94) $100 to $249 Matthew A. Babel Barry Black Joseph M. Gaito Lisa Haber Lawrence J. Hance Edward J. Holland Susan M. Iadarola Kenneth M. Jaslow Jill A. Levitz Charles J. Mulhern Vincent J. O'Brien William A. Shuart Paul W. Sibblies Nicolas A. Stanziani Thomas D. Toy Matthew S. Zvolensky Graduate $2,500 to $4,999 David J. McNamara $500 to $999 Mary Alice LaGiglia Gans ('89) and Glenn Gans ('88) $250 to $499 Daniel F. Smith $100 to $249 John Berry Thomas Ferro Evan S. Fishman Laura J. Gregor Sheila Jabalpurwala Christopher S. King Angela Kozlowski Aleta Labiento Carole A. Smith David Troyan Doctoral $250 to $499 Patricia F. Jordan 1992 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Ann E. Mc Donough $1,000 to $2,499 Richard F. Jack $500 to $999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Evan J. Leonard $250 to $499 Kelly A. Chapman Laura A. Facopoulos Jonathan M. Gusdorff Rhory J. Moss $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Paul J. Debenedittis Stephen E. Ehrlich Darren Geliebter Eugene A. Hawkins Melissa L. Henderson Natalie A. Kozlowski Stacy M. Levine Peguy Maurice Karen F. Merker Michael Passuello David Regan Jonathan Schmugge Jason E. Schuit Ingrid N. Wright Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Janice McFadden $500 to $999 Linda ('88) and David J. Obedzinksi ('85) $250 to $499 Andrew Adler $100 to $249 Stanley Borenstein Tatiana Gordon Angela Guziewicz Kevin J. Kennedy Janet A. Lenaghan Laura Zvolensky Doctoral $1,000 to $2,499 Andrea L. Motta $250 to $499 John C. Guthman $100 to $249 Robert A. Margolis Law $500 to $999 Christopher Senior $250 to $499 Andrew Laskin 1989 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Robin ('86) and Joseph Sparacio ('89) 78 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS $100 to $249 David Fritz Kenneth Labbate 1993 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Kenneth R. Bollinger Melissa J. Butchin Matthew S. Schwartzberg $1,000 to $2,499 Michele L. ('93) and James W. Cusack ('90) Thomas F. McKevitt Gary S. Rinaldi $500 to $999 Mark K. Cox $250 to $499 Paul S. Grosswald Laura A. Guggino Todd A. Uterstaedt $100 to $249 Fabian O. Banchiero David G. Barrett Kevin E. Boston-Hill Thomas Calcagno Tracy L. Cornette Robert G. Costello Newton Fong Douglas H. Fox Russell A. Horowitz Jeffrey I. Kassinove Justan M. Kraemer Patricia Mantoan Michelle A. Olson Alfonso J. Pisani Joseph Princz Dana M. Berritto Jess S. Todtfeld Craig B. Warn Scott D. Woldow David S. Wolfson Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Roy Roberti $500 to $999 John Hoffman Michael Riak $250 to $499 Stephanie ('07) and Edward Bushey ('93) Joseph Heinlein $100 to $249 Gina Danetti Marc Riccio Madeline Seifer Doctoral $1,000 to $2,499 Terry Vaccaro $500 to $999 Jennifer C. Appel ('86) ('90) $100 to $249 Patricia L. Galaskas Law $1,000 to $2,499 Michael Baroni $250 to $499 Lauren Baum Jeanette Cotting Jennifer Green $100 to $249 Anne Caradonna Richard Colloca Abena Darkeh Mary Lou Folts Patricia Wright Mark Miller Ryan Schreiber 1995 Undergraduate $10,000 to $24,999 Rob S. Salvatico $5,000 to $9,999 Nicholas C. Croce $1,000 to $2,499 Ian D. Bower $500 to $999 Laurie J. Bloom ('95) and Leonard Thon Beth Goldberg $250 to $499 Erica and Eric Fuller Mark T. Godfrey $100 to $249 David A. Bennett Melissa Pasko Tyler S. Cornell Christopher M. Correia Oren Gold Katherine Hoey Robert M. Incognoli Matthew Parr Eric P. Paulson Vincent J. Pisano Samantha F. Quattrucci Diana L. Rose Megan J. Scharf Graduate $500 to $999 Beth Goldberg $100 to $249 Christopher Adams Lynn Beisel Vincent Cincotta Steven Goldman Jeffrey Kassinove Kelly Murray Emily Kleinman Schreiber Michael Venuti Doctoral $500 to $999 Holly J. Seirup ('95) and Clifford Pincus ('83) Law $500 to $999 Michael Kimack Maria Schwartz $100 to $249 Steven Hansen Marc Zisselman 1994 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Robert A. Basso $1,000 to $2,499 Hari Achuthan $250 to $499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Christopher G. Nicholson $100 to $249 Melissa G. Barrett George J. Beisel Lynn F. Beisel Crystal L. Boyd John F. Cafasso Wainwright B. Elbers Margretta F. Geiger Howard M. Goldberg William G. Heimerle Marta G. Holliday Nicole M. and John W. Kallo Jon R. Karis Jared Kurtzer Danielle L. Kurtzer Jacob M. Makmale Domenic J. Mantoan Erin M. McDermott Danielle L. O'Sullivan Dina M. Pesce Michael Schwartzberg James J. Shinnick Michael S. Smith David S. Young Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Robert Crowley $500 to $999 James Shanahan $250 to $499 Deborah J. Adler Dana Slifkin McCreesh ('91) and Michael McCreesh ('94) $100 to $249 Zenora Ali Karen Merker Michael Quattrucci Nancy Meschi Stewart Doctoral $100 to $249 Sheila K. Jabalpurwala Claire L. Little Thomas J. Loscalzo Karin J. Spencer Law $1,000 to $2,499 John Griem Rona Platt Dana Workman $100 to $249 Eric Eichenlaub Joseph Juliano Jonathan Martin Jennifer ('99) and Jeffrey Minihane ('96) Bojan Srdanovic James G. Tonna Steven G. Valente Zak W. Wright $250 to $499 Christopher D. Bergersen Steven M. Petersen Heather D. Rocco Karen L. Vacchio $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Carol A. Cooper David C. Lieblein Brian H. Marshall Tara E. McCarthy Bryan R. Rafft David C. Scileppi Bethany D. Sumpter Kevin C. Walwyn Karyn R. Weingarten Graduate $10,000 to $24,999 Hank Bjorklund $1,000 to $2,499 James Walsh $500 to $999 Brian Foresta $250 to $499 Kathleen Simmons Dwyer Sofia Kakoulidis $100 to $249 Fabian O. Banchiero Melissa Barrett Michael Hughes Ileane Bayer Liss Martha Yasso Erik G. Noormae Ingrid Lezaja Wright Doctoral $100 to $249 Joel Ratner Law $1,000 to $2,499 Thomas McKevitt $500 to $999 Cheryl Bartow $100 to $249 Richard Bock Michele Gerace Tamara Stephen $250 to $499 Paul R. Manson David J. Siino Jolie Grossberg $100 to $249 Darius A. Burton George Choriatis Philip R. Gaboury Caryn J. McIsaac Elizabeth Parisi Rick C. Vizzi Elizabeth A. Zembruski Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Michele L. ('01) and James W. Cusack ('97) $250 to $499 Margery H. Clayton Laura Guggino $100 to $249 Carol A. Cooper Howard Goldberg Law $500 to $999 Beverly Baker $250 to $499 Tracia Callender Robin Young Tyrrell $100 to $249 Celia Bacon Anne D'Elia Marc Latman Joseph Lopiccolo 1998 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Charles M. Avigliano Samantha W. McKevitt $500 to $999 Thomas R. Marich Claire and George J. Stanek ('98) $250 to $499 Ayanna M. Bascombe $100 to $249 Melissa G. Warshaw Adam M. Balber Anna Benedetto Hugh B. Blisard Neil S. Cohen Audra F. Rosati Tricia J. Griffith Jeremy R. Gussick James B. Hannafin Richard Justino Michael J. McIsaac Patricia Regensburg Brendan M. O'Boyle Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Hillary Fuhrman Kathleen Glass Reynaldo R. Reyes $500 to $999 Virginia and Jason McKenna $250 to $499 Mia R. Cohen Roman Terekhine 1997 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Thomas J. Basile $1,000 to $2,499 John P. Clare Linda G. Greenseid Barbara A. Lukeman Merope Pentogenis $500 to $999 Matthew B. Coleman Marc A. Karis Virginia Kane ('97) and Jason McKenna ('96) Simon Riddiough 1996 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Malek Rezig $2,500 to $4,999 Paul Bjorneby Sara A. ('83) ('88) and Ronald Shindel ('96) $1,000 to $2,499 Louis M. Lombardo $500 to $999 Jessica A. Eads Virginia Kane ('97) and Jason McKenna ('96) Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 79 Alumni DONORS $100 to $249 Colleen Card Margretta Geiger C. Scott Neff Law $1,000 to $2,499 Joseph Richetti $250 to $499 Samuel Lee $100 to $249 Daniel Buoniconti Richard Campo Deborah Cann Leon Feingold Keven Friedman Michael Reiss David Rubenstein Elaine Sammon $100 to $249 Dana J. Bennett Jose Campon Fernando DaSilva Dominic A. Gallina Keith R. Goodale James W. Hansen Michael X. Laurano Mark Montanaro Robyn L. O'Connor Arianne Romeo Michelle M. Sabbag Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Samantha W. McGill $500 to $999 Nicholas Lavacca ('88) Jennifer ('99) and Jeffrey Minihane ('96) $250 to $499 Heather D. Rocco $100 to $249 Mary Boylan Darius Burton Thomas P. Fursa Kimberly Gilbert Elizabeth Parisi Diana Rose Tina Wydner Doctoral $100 to $249 Jeffrey I. Kassinove Law $1,000 to $2,499 Kenneth David Arthur Laitman $100 to $249 Anthony Colantonio Jason Parpas Graduate $500 to $999 Zak Wright $250 to $499 Thomas Gill Jolie Grossberg $100 to $249 Marcia Brucculeri Calvin Bryant Jeremy Gussick Amy-Beth Martin Kameel Juman Caryn McIsaac Samantha Quattrucci Michael Tashbook Mark Van Loon Doctoral $10,000 to $24,999 Darra A. Pace Law $1,000 to $2,499 Christopher J. Caruso Barbara Lukeman Bram Weber Joel Weintraub $250 to $499 Christopher Caruso $100 to $249 Sondra Mendelson Felicia Tucker David Warren Kenneth Winkelman 2001 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Howard L. Schor Julie E. Wright $500 to $999 Gerald T. Donaghy $250 to $499 Robert A. Anspach Vincent Daniels Gerard W. Fay David C. Fuchs Bryan J. Koslow Vincent Lopes Frank A. Pomponio Paul B. Quinlan Richard J. Sullivan Brian M. Zusi $100 to $249 Thomas A. Albano Teneshia E. Clarke Jeff Fox Joseph J. Hamrah Michael D. Hernandez Jonathan B. Leis Takita W. Mason Mark Mihalik Julie S. Rubin Jordana Smallberg Michael C. Stencel Harry D. Tyson 2000 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 John Barth Michael D. Ogazon $250 to $499 Joseph A. Amplo Daren Atkinson Anthony C. Musumeci Iris N. Schwarz Daniel J. Topple $100 to $249 Alieu Barry Daniel P. Bennett Regina M. Dinisio Darlene Federico Ann R. Gilmartin Rashad H. Haughton Steven D. Kent Adam M. Klein Alexander Liberman Dionisios Papadatos Robert T. Parrinelli Nancy Pierdipino ('06) Brian J. Przedwiecki Thomas J. Quinlan 1999 Undergraduate $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Nicholas G. Christakis $500 to $999 Timothy F. McMahon John P. O'Hagan Claire A. Stanek $250 to $499 Christopher S. Boffa Francis A. Rizzo Vincent J. Russo Noel Thompson Noel Thompson '04, who was a marketing major and history minor at Hofstra, is a trader for Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. The Kingston, Jamaica, native attended Hofstra on a wrestling scholarship and was a student-athlete throughout his four years at the University. His wrestling career had an unusual start. During his freshman year of high school in Freeport, New York, the school's athletic director recruited Noel for the wrestling team after seeing him stand up for a classmate whose sneakers were repeatedly taken during gym class. From there, Thompson worked hard through high school as a two-time all American New York State Champion (and later winning 133 wrestling matches for Hofstra). He also competed in track and football during his high school career. Thompson now gives back to his alma mater, serving as a member of the board of the Hofstra Pride Club. "It is my way to stay involved in Hofstra Athletics, keep good relationships and see how I can help the needs of student-athletes. In order to lead, you have to serve." Thompson is also the chairman of wrestling at the New York Athletic Club, which was established in 1868 and has produced more than 200 Olympic medalists. He is also on the board of a nonprofit organization called Beat the Streets Wrestling, headed by Michael Novogratz, president of Fortress Investments. When Thompson was asked why he decided to give back to higher education and athletics, he responded, "I want to help give back to people and be a part of making a difference in their lives. Hofstra played an important role in developing me, and I want other kids to have that same opportunity." Thompson also credits Hofstra for introducing him to the world of trading. "My Hofstra [wrestling] coach, Tom Ryan, wanted me to help coach kids ages 5 to 8. A father of one of those kids turned me on to oil trading," he said. He met his mentor in Glen Cove, where the two took a boat into work. "From that moment on, walking through the trading area, I knew what I wanted to do. The intensity was very similar to wrestling. When I got out of school, my resume was packed, and being a student-athlete gave me the edge against others." Thompson also lives by some counsel offered by History Professor Michael D'Innocenzo. "We were studying the history of immigration, and he said, `In life you don't want to just be a U.S. citizen, you want to be a world citizen.' It's important to have respect for people who are different than you. In life, if you carry that with you, you'll understand people. That line from Professor D'Innocenzo has always resonated with me. " 80 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Alumni DONORS Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Michele L. ('01) and James W. Cusack ('97) Marijean ('81) and Joseph R. Scardapane ('83) $500 to $999 John O'Hagan $250 to $499 Pamela Williams $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Gene P. Heskin Brendan O'Boyle Liudmila Patokina Doctoral $250 to $499 David G. Blanchard Law $1,000 to $2,499 Charles Avigliano $100 to $249 George Choriatis Neil Cohen Thomas DeMicco Michael Langer Christopher Nolan $500 to $999 Patrick Geraghty $250 to $499 Nava B. Brahe Christine M. Punch $100 to $249 Joseph C. Bailey Kurt N. Barrett Tara D. Broder Heather A. Brousseau Jeffrey J. Cestra Andrew T. Coen Kevin D. Coyne Andris Dikmanis Carolyn M. Dooley Kathleen A. English Scott Fishkind Daniel R. Golebiewski Christopher R. Grdich Christine M. Iannuzzi Kathryn L. Kerschner Scott Kletzkin Aaron J. Kozlowski George G. Lindeman Jessica M. Livi Jeanine M. Maiolini Alain Marcedo D. L. McElgun Wayne E. Perry Keith J. Reilly Eric S. Sadowski Matthew J. Wyman Graduate $10,000 to $24,999 Michelle and Andrew W. Lackmann ('03) $1,000 to $2,499 Julie E. Wright $500 to $999 Kelle A. Barth Anita M. Manfredi $250 to $499 Christopher S. Boffa $100 to $249 Darlene Federico Arianne Romeo John J. Sauerland Paul J. Trapani Law $250 to $499 Matthew Miller Frederick Wen $100 to $249 Minni Bhatia Renee Cote Gina Danetti Patrick Fife Davin Goldman Matthew Minerva Janine Peress Amy Weisinger 2002 Undergraduate $250 to $499 Thomas J. Kessler $100 to $249 Thrisha C. Andrews Allison H. Elberg Kristin L. Marshall Vincent J. Meluzio Joseph W. Principe Robert Spinelli Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Edward J. Fred $500 to $999 Mark K. Cox Irma Souveroff $250 to $499 Michele A. Marx $100 to $249 Michael J. McIsaac Dionisios Papadatos Doctoral $250 to $499 Jerry L. Jackson $100 to $249 Kimberly A. Gilbert Law $250 to $499 Martin Restituyo $100 to $249 Lisa Cairo Kara Gorycki Pat Gravino Christopher Kula Nancy Lucas Elia Pineiro $100 to $249 Alexis L. Alcantara Meaghan S. Almon Patrick W. Carrington Lionel O. Darbonne Christopher W. Falvo Stefano V. Fasulo Cerissa L. Johnson Stephen M. Lagana Craig S. Lombard John F. Milhiser Kathleen A. Mulligan Jonathan D. Schulman Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 Michael D. Ogazon $250 to $499 Denise A. Arena Ilene Schuss $100 to $249 Fernando DaSilva Allison H. Elberg Patricia Posthauer Michael C. Stencel Stacey L. Taradash Doctoral $100 to $249 Christopher J. Adams Law $250 to $499 Gary Tomasulo Jolie Viviano $100 to $249 Charo Ezdrin $100 to $249 Susann Duffy Laura Outeda Diana Salierno Theodore Worthington 2006 Undergraduate $500 to $999 Timothy J. Treubig $250 to $499 Danielle Skakandi $100 to $249 Christina Arnone Amy M. Belonick Daniel F. Bennett Bruce Conwell Thomas J. Craig Adam D'Andrea Stephen A. Gizzi Anthony R. Guarascio Robert Kelly Callie A. Osborne Patricia E. Reid Ian J. Sheinheit Gerard A. Sweet Caitlin M. Taylor Tara M. Ulrich Stephanie A. Wacik Graduate $100 to $249 Donna Della Ratta Aaron J. Kozlowski Michael Passuello Nancy Pierdipino Eric S. Sadowski David J. Taylor Doctoral $100 to $249 Rose T. McSweeney Law $500 to $999 Travis Tatko $250 to $499 David Kleinman $100 to $249 Mary Bresnan Jeffrey Dodge Andrew Extract Franca Fanizzi Jodie Gross Mitchell Shpelfogel Peter Siroka Laura E. Sweeney John P. Wagner Lisa H. Wambold Graduate $100 to $249 Jacqueline E. Bottenbley Carolyn M. Dooley Joseph J. Hamrah Loretta T. Jost D. L. McElgun Carey V. Pauley Theresa Pellecchia Doctoral $250 to $499 Stephanie ('07) and Edward Bushey ('93) Law $500 to $999 Robert Harper $250 to $499 Stephanie Buffa $100 to $249 James Lee Louis Russo Jason Sackoor Terrence Tarver 2008 Undergraduate $100,000 to $499,999 James C. Metzger $250 to $499 Rafael F. Guillermety $100 to $249 Nicole E. Buch Carlos L. Cid Brian C. Dunleavy James W. Farrell Roman Fleszar Danielle Marsicano Eric J. Munoz Graduate $1,000 to $2,499 John Barth $250 to $499 Nava B. Brahe Michael P. Devlin $100 to $249 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Meaghan S. Almon Amy M. Belonick Billie S. Phillips Law $1,000 to $2,499 Ryan Greenbaum Kyung Kim Rebecca Kulik $500 to $999 Jack Evans Bernadette McGann Chelsea Roseman $250 to $499 Laura Daly Frank Salamone $100 to $249 Kelly Murray Gariel Nahoum Patrick Reilly Melissa Schroeter 2005 Undergraduate $2,500 to $4,999 Richard J. Bigus $1,000 to $2,499 Nicole R. Barth $500 to $999 Amy N. Hochfelsen $100 to $249 Hailey E. Clark Andrew B. Croiter James R. Davermann Erik M. Dorfler Joseph DuBois Nicole J. Lupo Marion A. Madison Dov I. Sassoon Bradley Smallberg Lisa M. Torres Graduate $500 to $999 Gerald T. Donaghy Martin E. Restituyo $250 to $499 Christine M. Punch James F. Wenk $100 to $249 Alieu Barry Ann R. Gilmartin Daniel R. Golebiewski Tara E. McCarthy Theodore Worthington Law $1,000 to $2,499 Thelma Jones 2007 Undergraduate $250 to $499 Casey M. McGrath Arman Osooli Leiland S. Stevens $100 to $249 Steven Alves Amanda Cohen Lisa Figuccio Ruth E. Franklin Michael K. Johnson Jacob P. Kuchera Lizanne Murphy Mary Rosenfeld Brian A. Sosa David S. Susi 2004 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 Noel Thompson $500 to $999 Jay M. Artinian Daniel J. Greening $250 to $499 Veronica C. Davis 2003 Undergraduate $1,000 to $2,499 John W. Sohn Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 81 Friends � Faculty � Staff $500,000 to $999,999 Peter C. Brockway Hakam Singh $100,000 to $499,999 Sardarni Kuljit Kaur and Ishar S. Bindra Harinder and Tejinder S. Bindra Nancy and Frederick* DeMatteis Helene Fortunoff and Robert Grossman Leo A. Guthart Amy Hagedorn Florence and Robert Kaufman Muriel and Howard Weingrow $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Cathy and Robert F. McKeon Lewis S. Ranieri Debby and Scott Rechler $25,000 to $49,999 Daniel C. Berlin Stanley Bernstein Harry Binder Mary Lou and John A. Cerrato Homer J. Demetriou Robert W. Johnson IV Doris and Bruce A. Lister Maureen O. Murphy Miriam Olsten Vincent M. Polimeni Joan and Arnold Saltzman Joan and Donald M. Schaeffer James H. Simons Jeffrey Syden Nanette Wachter-Jurcsak Azelle* and Irving Waltcher Annette Schrader and Herman A. Berliner Dorothy and Wilbur F. Breslin Linda and M. David Burghardt Rita and Frank Castagna Michael J. Cohen Stuart Morton Cohen Paul M. Dodyk Douglas I. Falk Dolores Fredrich and Jeffrey Keller John D. Gregory William J. Hauck Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia Angela Jaggar Eugenie and Walter B. Kissinger Susan and Arthur J. Kremer Gloria B. and Marvin Levin Joseph G. Lombardino Mary Ann and Joseph D. Monticciolo Morris W. Offit Raymond J. Scott Margaret Abraham and Pradeep Singh Leonard Thon George F. Tischler, Jr. Robert P. Williams $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University Raymond N. Greenwell Suneel Anand Patrick Anderson Daniel Andrews Donna and Robert A. Behringer Barry Berkule Gary Berman Howard W. Boyce, Jr. Noel L. Brann Denise Roberts-Brant and Dennis Brant Donald F. Brennick Mario Caracappa Kenneth Cloud James M. Conboy Dorothy E. Connolly Joseph Corsini Patrick F. Daly Gloria Datlow and Stanley L. Datlow Willis R. Deming Nora V. Demleitner and Michael D. Smith Michael D'Innocenzo Stephen Dutton Rodney B. Finzel Mark B. Fisher Gary J. Flood Joseph Fowler Monroe H. Freedman Nancy and Richard K. Freedman David J. Freeman Gordon M. Freeman Alan M. Fressle Thomas Fridstein Patricia M. Cooper and Warren G. Frisina John J. Froccaro David J. Gallo Phyllis Gangel-Jacob Ellen P. and William C. Gascoigne Michelle and John C. Gatto R. Jay Gerken Daniel Gerstman Michael K. Greenseid Drew M. Gulley Richard H. Gundich Samuel Hanna Christopher C. Hein Gregory T. Hein William S. Herndon Joel Hirschhorn Arthur R. Hirst Thomas E. Holman Joseph J. Horan Joe Howard Tonka M. Hudson-Foster William Hunt John Impagliazzo Sandra S. and Andrew Johnson Christopher J. Kain George S. Kaywood $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Friend of Hofstra University M. Patricia Adamski and Edwin Burrows Keith Albertina Frank Antetomaso Larry Bloom Patricia Clark and J. Richard Block Melissa Kane Connolly Susan DelToro Arthur J. Farley Laurie and Paul Flamm Doug H. Forsyth Jacqueline and Jeff J. Froccaro Jose Gravier Craig M. Hatkoff Catherine and William Hennessy Monika Hudson Joanne and Robert W. Juckiewicz Ben Kaminow Robert Katz Susan A. and Alan J. Kelly Karen and Charles Lutz Edward M. Kelly Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair Julie Mangini Alan McFarlane William H. Miller Joshua Mulholland Mary and Thomas Pecora Daniel Reilly Kevin Richardson George H. Roberts Irwin Ross William Savino Anita Stark Richard J. Sullivan, Jr. Robert Thill $10,000 to $24,999 Lori and Scott M. Arnel Dorothy R. Astman Laura and George Bilicic Merle-Anne Soulotis Burke and James B. Burke Robert Cagnazzi Paul F. Conte Rosalie and Vincent J. Giannone Amanda and Colin Goddard Robert M. Goldberg Carole M. and Anthony F. Mazzarella Abby L. Morgan Susan and Sy Moskowitz Regina A. and Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Kevin P. Quigley Nancy and Stuart Rabinowitz Jean and Albert L. Salvatico $5,000 to $9,999 Danal F. Abrams John F. Affisco Abby and Kenneth Kenigsberg Lawrence Welsch Kessler Thomas J. Killeen Marion Kohanowich Wayne A. Kolins Paul C. Kurland Helen M. Latimer Russell Lay Lilo and Gerard G. Leeds Matthew Levin Carol and Andrew Lipton Janine and Frank Lizza, Jr. Malachy T. Mahon Paul Maloney Kenneth Marder Christopher McGrath Marlene and Jay Mendelsohn Barry G. Moss Stephen J. Occhipinti Gerard E. O'Connor Mary M. Ogoshi Olumiseun Ogunye Joe Ottaiano James L. Palenchar Jane M. Parrinelli Vivian and Albert Passuello Thomas K. Patterson Joseph F. Pellegrini Harriet L. Peters Leland A. Peyser Samuel Pines Martha S. Pope Eric I. Prusan Ronald Rabin Michael J. Ricigliano, Sr. Jill Rosenberg Jo Anne Russell and James Hettenbach Anthony M. Sabino Stanley J. Sanders Robert Sargent Ted Sasso Eric Schiemsing Stephen W. Schlissel Liora P. and Alan Schmelkin Steven A. Sherman John M. Skudin Adam M. Snyder Andrea and Alan P. Solow Marc L. Spector Jerry Spiegel Stephanie and Lee R. Spiegel Harvey W. Spizz Barbara Stanley Arline and Daniel J. Stein Muriel V. Stone Ronald E. Strothkamp Michael J. Sullivan Marguerite and Joseph A. Suozzi Jay P. 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This initiative, launched in 2008, allows third graders from local school districts to connect what they are learning in the classroom with art at or from the Hofstra University Museum. "This program is innovative and fresh and has such an impact on the students it serves," said Mentar. "I believe that art is the soul and lifeline for our students. It provides the skills and knowledge students need to develop creativity and determination necessary for success in today's global informational world." Hofstra University Museum Director Beth Levinthal said, "JPMorgan Chase Arts Travelers Through Time unlocks the wonders of art museums to hundreds of our area's children and inspires them by the power, beauty and magnificence of the visual arts. We are most grateful to JPMorgan Chase for providing the funding that brings this program to life for our neighborhood students." As part of the Art Travelers program, third graders from the Hempstead, Freeport and Uniondale school districts on Long Island attend action-packed art adventures at the Hofstra University Museum that open their eyes to artistic treasures from around the world. At the same time, they connect what they are seeing and learning at the museum with their school's literacy, social studies and visual arts curricula. Mentar attended one of the museum's visits to the Jackson Annex School in Hempstead. "I was truly impressed with the level of knowledge that [the children] showed during my visit." "Museums and schools are natural partners," explained Hofstra University Museum Education Director Nancy Richner. "Over the course of the program, teachers, students and parents become more comfortable using museums, they gain knowledge and understanding about various cultures, and the Hofstra University Museum enhances its understanding of how to better serve those audiences." Of the Art Travelers Through Time initiative, Mentar says, "This program just makes me want to do more. I love dealing with kids -- they are like sponges just waiting to absorb any knowledge given to them." To date, the program has involved more than 325 students and 20 teachers and administrators. It is expected that the museum will serve 1,000 third graders and their families from the three districts in April and May 2009. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 89 Matching GIFTS 3 M Foundation A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Access Group AllianceBernstein Allstate Insurance Company American Electric Power Corporation American Express Foundation American International Group Inc. Anheuser-Busch Companies AOL Time Warner Foundation Arbella Charitable Foundation, Inc. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Automatic Data Processing Inc. 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Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 91 2008HofstraAthletics Former football great and current New Orleans Saint All-Pro Marques Colston, pictured with Director of Athletics Jack Hayes, had his jersey retired this past fall. Continuing a string of successful years for the Hofstra Athletics program, 2008 was highlighted by NCAA appearances from the wrestling, softball and lacrosse teams, as well as many individual honors for Pride student-athletes and coaches. Hofstra Athletics T he wrestling team heated up the winter months by winning its seventh consecutive Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship. The Pride crowned three conference champions � Lou Ruggirello, Jonny Bonilla-Bowman and Alton Lucas � and sent seven wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis. The team placed 15th at the NCAA Championships, and had two wrestlers earn All-America honors as CAA Wrestler of the Year Charles Griffi n placed third and Alton Lucas fi nished eighth. The All-America accolades were not the only awards the Pride captured, as Ruggirello earned the prestigious Gorrarian Award, which is presented to the wrestler with the most pins in the least time at the NCAA Championships. Ruggirello recorded three pins in 4:54 to claim the award. The men's basketball team did not reach postseason for the fi rst time since 2005, but the season was highlighted by Antoine Agudio's pursuit of the school scoring record. Agudio broke the 43-year record of 2,222 points, which was held by Steve Nisenson, on February 27 at Delaware and fi nished his career with 2,276 points. Another highlight of the season was the emergence of red-shirt freshman guard Charles Jenkins, who was named the CAA Rookie of the Year and looks to continue the lineage of great guards at Hofstra. Women's basketball also saw a two-year run of postseason play end, though the Pride fielded a young team that can only get better with experience. 92 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 HofstraAthletics2008 Anthony Muscarella led the Pride in scoring on his way to honorable mention All-America honors. Kayleigh Lotti became Hofstra's career strikeouts leader in 2008 with 743. Year in Review The spring season saw men's lacrosse and softball carry the Hofstra banner into NCAA Championship competition. The men's lacrosse team captured the CAA title in a thrilling overtime win over top-seeded Drexel to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in two years. Anthony Muscarella earned All-America honors, while Kevin Unterstein was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year, and Jay Card was named CAA Rookie of the Year. Softball continued its dominance in CAA competition, winning its seventh straight CAA title and its 11th consecutive conference crown, counting four in the America East Conference. The team hosted an NCAA Regional for the third year in a row and advanced to the regional fi nals for the third time in five years. The team set a record for wins in a season with 45 and, individually, Kayleigh Lotti was named CAA Pitcher of the Year, and Bill Edwards was voted CAA Coach of the Year. The women's tennis team also enjoyed a successful 2008, winning a program-best 14 matches, with two players � Lauren Clifton and Christie Gattelaro � earning All-CAA honors. Clifton won 25 matches, while Gattelaro had 20 wins on the season. continued on page 94 The fall season began with Hofstra announcing that the jersey numbers of 20 former student-athletes would be retired during the 2008-09 academic year, with 10 retirement ceremonies taking place in fall 2008. Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 93 2008HofstraAthletics The Hofstra wrestling team has won seven consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championships. Hofstra Athletics Year in Review continued from page 93 The fall season began with Hofstra announcing that the jersey numbers of 20 former student-athletes would be retired during the 2008-09 academic year, with 10 retirement ceremonies taking place in fall 2008. On the field, four teams � women's soccer, men's soccer, field hockey and volleyball � qualified for CAA Championship play. The women's soccer team lost a heartbreaking 1-0 contest in double overtime at the CAA Championship fi nals, while the men's soccer team fell in the fi rst round of the CAA Championship. Volleyball advanced to the CAA semifi nals, while the field hockey team was eliminated in the CAA quarterfinals. Jess Crankshaw of the women's soccer team continued Hofstra's run of strong defensive players as she was named CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year. The award marked the fifth time in the last six years that a Hofstra player has had at least a share of the honor. Sue Weber had her #20 jersey retired at a ceremony this past September. Former school scoring leader Steve Nisenson and current leader Antoine Agudio were recognized for their achievements in February 2008. Hofstra student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, as many players earned academic recognition. Among the standouts were: Lauren Engle, who was named CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in volleyball; Sue Weber, a member of the women's soccer team who graduated in May and was named CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as well as the ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year; and wrestling's Lou Ruggirello, who was named to the NWCA Academic All-America team. The Pride also had several student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-District teams, including Nick Altomare (football), Lauren Engle (volleyball), Harmonie Calinda (volleyball), Luka Djordjevic (men's tennis), Joanna Kralowetz (softball), Pam Dreslinski (softball), Carolann Lubach (softball) and Kris Root (softball). Other highlights from 2008 included the third Hofstra Athletics Hall of Induction Ceremony that took place in February and the Pride Student-Athlete Awards Banquet in May. It was announced at the banquet that the Hofstra Unsung Hero Award would be renamed in honor of Nick Colleluori, a member of the Pride lacrosse team who lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in November 2006. 2008 CAA Volleyball ScholarAthlete of the Year Lauren Engle was twice named to the Provost's List (4.0 GPA) at Hofstra. 94 Hofstra t h e p re s i d e nt 's re p o r t 2 0 0 8 Plan for the Future A planned gift can help you: Generate income for life Realize a substantial income tax deduction Reduce the tax burden on your estate Avoid large capital gains taxes Bequests, life-income gifts, charitable trusts, and gifts of real estate or life insurance can benefit you and, at the same time, support Hofstra University and its continued success. To discuss any of these options, please contact Meredith Celentano at (516) 463-6377 or Meredith.Celentano@hofstra.edu Alumni Request Form Prefix Hofstra ID# Home Address Home Phone Employer Business Address Business Phone First M.I. 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