Hofstra Cultural Center The Hofstra Cultural Center is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, a music program, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. It plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The activities of the Hofstra Cultural Center augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University. The conference and symposium component develops educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and international scholars. The Hofstra Cultural Center has sponsored more than 130 conferences and symposia and has won international recognition for its Presidential Conference Series. Conferences, lectures, theater performances and concerts are open to members of the Hofstra family and the community at large. Founding Director JOSEPH G. ASTMAN* STUART RABINOWITZ President, Hofstra University Andrew M. Boas and Mark L. Claster Distinguished Professor of Law
M. PATRICIA ADAMSKI Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration Adolph J. and Dorothy R. Eckhardt Distinguished Professor of Corporate Law Hofstra University
HERMAN A. BERLINER Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence J. Herbert Distinguished Professor Hofstra University NATALIE DATLOF Executive Director
ATHELENE A. COLLINS Senior Associate Director Projects Development, Budgeting and Office Procedures DEBORAH S. LOM Assistant Director Assistant Director of the Music Program CAROL MALLISON Conference Coordinator ROBERT T. SPIOTTO Artistic Director of Community Arts Programs and Executive Producer, Hofstra Entertainment STANISLAO PUGLIESE Hofstra Cultural Center Fellow Professor of History, Hofstra University ALEXEJ UGRINSKY Editorial Consultant Hofstra University Cultural and Intercultural Studies JEANNINE RINALDI Senior Assistant to the Director HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER CONFERENCE ASSISTANT Andreina Nu単ez
Cover design: J Bret Bennington, Hofstra University
Wednesday, In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra UniversityApril 6, 2011 Hofstra Cultural Center
1935 presents a conference
The Reality and the Promise Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 7, 8 and 9, 2011 Stuart Rabinowitz President and Andrew M. Boas and Mark L. Claster Distinguished Professor of Law Hofstra University M. Patricia Adamski Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration Adolph J. and Dorothy R. Eckhardt Distinguished Professor of Corporate Law Hofstra University
Marilyn B. Monter Chair, Board of Trustees Hofstra University Herman A. Berliner Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor Hofstra University
Bernard J. Firestone Dean and Professor of Political Science Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
CONFERENCE CO-DIRECTORS J Bret Bennington Professor of Geology Hofstra University
Zenia S. DaSilva Professor of Spanish Hofstra University
Michael Dâ€™InnocenzoÂ Professor of History and Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change Hofstra University
CONFERENCE COordinators Athelene A. Collins Senior Associate Director Hofstra Cultural Center
Natalie Datlof Executive Director Hofstra Cultural Center
joseph g. astman distinguished conference scholars Morris Dickstein Distinguished Professor of English The Graduate Center/CUNY
Fritz Stern University Professor Emeritus Columbia University
Message From the Conference Co-Directors
t is September 23rd of 1935, and the doors of Hofstra College open to welcome the inaugural class of 159 day students and 621 evening students. It is a time when realities cast shadows that all but obscure the promise of the young century. Adolf Hitler announces that Germany will rearm. The dust bowl rages across the Great Plains. America and the world struggle in the throes of economic depression. Yet the promise is there – the promise, the challenge, and the resolve to forge a new future. The first antibiotic drug is developed and tested. Amelia Earhart flies solo from California to Hawaii. President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. In 1935, in spite of all the challenges, there is still a hunger for exploration and for the creative surge that turns the immediate into the eternal – in the humanities, the sciences, and the social structures that shape our lives. Hofstra College, newborn, plunges into the fray. Seventy-five years have passed since those fledgling days, and the shadowy realities of war, recession, and environmental crisis persist, along with the promise of invention, exploration, and enlightenment embodied in that small liberal arts college of 1935, now a renowned university devoted to teaching, to academic discovery, and to the betterment of the global community it serves. To explore the world as it was when Hofstra College was founded and to better understand the world in which Hofstra University finds itself today, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to 1935: The Reality and the Promise. We welcome your expertise, your perceptions, your insights. We welcome your recollections of the past and your visions for the future. And we welcome the spark of intellectual interchange that transforms the pursuit of knowledge into an ongoing adventure. It is our hope that you will enthusiastically engage the broad range of ideas and perspectives on 1935 that our speakers, scholars, performers, and activities provide.
Here are some conference highlights: ➤ A pre-conference dramatic event: 1935: Word for Word: Wednesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. ➤ A tour of the Cradle of Aviation Museum exhibitions: Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. ➤ More than 100 panel presentations covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. ➤ Special addresses by celebrated scholars, authors, and public figures, including: Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English, The Graduate Center/CUNY; author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression; Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar Political commentators Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins, Senior Presidential Fellows, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Baruch College and The Graduate Center/CUNY; author of Lee Krasner: A Biography Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University; author of Five Germanys I Have Known; Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor, Queens College and The Graduate Center/CUNY and Columbia University Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball hall of famer; author of On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance; executive producer of the film On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Basketball Team You Never Heard Of ➤ Exhibitions of paintings, posters and photographs. ➤ Musical and dramatic performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7, 8 and 9. ➤ A banquet featuring an address by Mr. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and haute cuisine from 1935: Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. ➤ Street games of the ’30s, interactive and live: Saturday, April 9, at 4 p.m. ➤ A post-conference tour of the FDR home and museum and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage at Hyde Park, NY: Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
In addition to acknowledging all the speakers, scholars, and performers who contributed their time and talent to this conference, we would like to express our gratitude to Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Bernard J. Firestone, and the members of the conference committee. This conference would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the Hofstra Cultural Center staff, executive director Natalie Datlof, senior associate director Athelene A. Collins, conference secretary Jeannine Rinaldi, and staff members Deborah Lom and Carol Mallison. Special thanks go to Beth Levinthal, executive director of the Hofstra University Museum, Geri Solomon from University Archives, and Sarah McCleskey of the Axinn Library for their respective roles in coordinating the conference exhibitions. We also wish to thank Sally Ann Drucker from Nassau Community College for mounting the photographic exhibition. We appreciate the input of the many members of our faculty who contributed their expertise and counsel in developing this conference. Thank you for joining us as we look back to 1935 and celebrate 75 years of achievement in higher education at Hofstra University.
J Bret Bennington Conference Co-Director
Zenia Sacks DaSilva Conference Co-Director
Michael Dâ€™Innocenzo Conference Co-Director
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT Hofstra Entertainment presents
1935: WORD FOR WORD
Conceived and directed by Bob Spiotto featuring performances by Joe Hoffman, Susan Murphy, Christina Myers and Bob Spiotto This unique performance highlights some of the most famous — and perhaps infamous — words from the year 1935 drawn from well-known speeches, quotes, anecdotes, comedy routines, headlines and radio shows, as well as literary samples from stories, plays, novels, poetry and perhaps even a song. 8 p.m. The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center California Avenue, South Campus
Sunday, April 10, 2011
POST-CONFERENCE EVENT 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
CONFERENCE TOUR:* FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S VAL-KILL COTTAGE Hyde Park, NY
Join us for a daylong excursion to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Eleanor Roosevelt‘s cottage in Val-Kill. Conference tour departs from the Hofstra campus at 9 a.m. from the parking lot adjacent to the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus, and leaves Hyde Park at 5 p.m. *Reservation required and subject to full bus – 44 adults. Boxed continental breakfast included.
Exhibitions Hofstra University Museum presents
1930s: ART IN AMERICA
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus (Through May 27, 2011) Drawing upon works from the Hofstra University Museum collection and works on loan from the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Old Print Shop, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, and Sragow Gallery, this original exhibition provides a “snapshot” of the visual arts in America during the 1930s, featuring artists such as Arthur Dove and Man Ray. Additional funding provided by Astoria Federal Savings. Viewing Hours: Thursday, April 7, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Hofstra Cultural Center presents
NEW YORK IN THE 1930s: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAX DRUCKER Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Curated by Sally Ann Drucker, Department of English, Nassau Community College Max Drucker’s photography reflects his visual love affair with New York City, where he spent the largest part of his life. A modernist vision with geometric motifs informs his architectural, commercial, nature, glassware, and even portrait photography. Viewing Hours: Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Hofstra University Library presents
TARZAN IN LITERATURE AND FILM
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Main Floor, South Campus (Through May 30, 2011) This exhibit celebrates the Tarzan films and highlights the literary tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, along with the artistic contributions of his illustrator J. Allen St. John. The exhibit features items from the Hofstra University Library Special Collections. Viewing Hours: Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Exhibitions ON THE THRESHOLD OF PROGRESS AND MODERNITY: LONG ISLAND IN TRANSFORMATION, 1935 Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus (Through May 11, 2011) Curated by Peter Otis, Class of 2012, Hofstra University Through the use of photographs from Hofstra’s Long Island Studies Institute, this exhibition depicts a Long Island caught between two worlds: one a vastly agrarian society, and another, a greater step toward 20th-century modernization. The 1930s began an era in which private estates and large farms fell to the real estate boom and population growth on Long Island. Hofstra University, itself, was constructed on the estate of William and Kate Hofstra, millionaires who built their home in Nassau County. After Mr. and Mrs. Hofstra’s deaths in 1932 and 1933, respectively, the Hofstra name was commemorated by the estate trustees’ decision to establish an institution of higher learning on the property. Viewing Hours: Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE BOOK SALE, DISPLAY AND BOOK SIGNINGS Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus Display Hours: Thursday, April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and COFFEE Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
OPENING CEREMONY Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Herman A. Berliner Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor Hofstra University
J Bret Bennington Professor of Geology Hofstra University Conference Co-Director
Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English The Graduate Center/CUNY Author, Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar Culture and Crisis: The Divided Mind of the Great Depression
LUNCH (on your own; see page 34 for on-campus dining facilities)
Did you know? In 1935 … • The average cost of a new house was $3,450.
• Bacon cost 35 cents per pound.
• Average income per year was $1,600.
• The average new car cost $625.
• A first-class stamp cost 3 cents.
A loaf of bread cost 8 cents.
Dedication Ceremony (left) Hofstra College, 1930s (right) Courtesy of Hofstra University Archives
Thursday, April 7, 2011 1-2:30 p.m.
1935 AND THE ENDURING NEW DEAL Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Lynn A. Bassanese, Acting Director Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY Robert Clark, Supervisory Archivist Herman Eberhardt, Supervisory Museum Curator Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY Sponsored by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Courtesy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Did you know? In 1935 … • U.S. Congress accepted President Roosevelt’s New Deal. • President Roosevelt signed the Public Utilities Act to restrict public utilities monopolies. • President Roosevelt signed the Motor Carrier Act, which gave the Interstate Commerce Commission control over bus and truck traffic. • President Roosevelt signed the Revenue Act of 1935, also known as the Wealth Tax Act, which increased income tax rates for wealthy Americans and corporations.
RACE RELATIONS IN 1935 — I Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Millicent Brown Professor of History, Claflin University, SC Shawn Christian, Wheaton College, MA The Harlem Renaissance in 1935: On James Weldon Johnson’s “English 123” Carolyn Grimstead, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus The Actor Frank Silvera and the Federal Theatre Project 1935-39 Kelly K. Ronayne, St. John’s University Experimental Philanthropies and the Negro Theatre
Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:30-4 p.m.
A “NEW DEAL” IN THE 21ST CENTURY? COMPARING PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY MAKING IN THE FDR AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Meena Bose, Professor of Political Science and Director, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University
Howard B. Dean III, Senior Presidential Fellow Edward J. Rollins, Senior Presidential Fellow Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University
Richard Himelfarb, Hofstra University
Sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University
Did you know? In 1935 … • Federal spending was $6.41 billion. • The Consumer Price Index was 13.7. • Unemployment was 20.1 percent. • George H. Gallup began the “Gallup Poll.” • A gallon of gas cost 10 cents.
THE CUTTING EDGE OF SCIENCE IN 1935 Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Harold M. Hastings Professor of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Hofstra University
David C. Cassidy, Hofstra University Physics in the United States During the 1930s David M. Rooney, Hofstra University Envisioning Supersonic Flight: The 1935 Volta Conference and Its Aftermath Philip M. Sherman, Great Neck, NY The State of Computers in 1935
Did you know? In 1935 … • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie (France) for the synthesis of new radioactive elements; James Chadwick (UK) received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron. • Aircraft-detecting radar was pioneered by Robert Watson-Watt (UK). • Nylon was created by DuPont chemist Wallace Hume Carothers. • The first fluorescent tube was sold by General Electric. • The first U.S. streamlined electric railroad engine began service.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 4-5:30 p.m.
SOCIAL SECURITY: AMERICANS’ RETIREMENT AT RISK? Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Edward J. Zychowicz Professor of Finance, Hofstra University Kirstin Downey, Washington, DC Author, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins — Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage; Co-Editor, A Promise to All Generations: Stories & Essays About Social Security & Frances Perkins (forthcoming) Susan Jacoby, New York, NY Author, Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age and The Age of American Unreason
Sponsored by the Hofstra Labor Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University
Did you know? In 1935 … • President Roosevelt signed the U.S. Social Security Act, which established retirement insurance and a federal payroll tax to finance federal-state unemployment insurance.
TAKING FLIGHT: AVIATION IN 1935 Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
David E. Weissman Professor of Engineering, Hofstra University Josh Stoff, Cradle of Aviation Museum Airmindedness: Long Island and America’s Romance With the Airplane, 1927-1940 Michael N. Geselowitz, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering History Center and Mort Hans, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering History Committee Long Island, Cradle of High Tech: The Transition From Electrical to Electronic Industry, 1901-1969 Richard P. Hallion, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Rhythms of Speed and Streamlining: The Transformation of American Aviation
Did you know? In 1935 … • The China Clipper made the first Pacific Airmail delivery. • Robert Goddard used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 PANEL III-C
EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRACY 246 East Library Wing, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
Eric Lane Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law Gray Brechin, University of California, Berkeley The New Deal’s Educational Initiatives During the Great Depression — And the Poverty of Our Own Nora V. Demleitner, Dean and Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law Still Struggling With Its Identity: Legal Education Then and Now Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University When All Curriculum Was Social Studies Curriculum: Whatever Happened to the Progressive Vision of Harold Rugg?
DINNER (on your own; see page 34 for on-campus dining facilities)
TOUR OF CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS Bus will depart for the Cradle of Aviation Museum at 5:40 p.m. from shuttle stop on California Avenue, South Campus, and will return at 6:45 p.m. Please sign up for this tour at the Conference Registration Desk.
Did you know? In 1935 … • Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California. • The DC-3 (Douglas 1935) traveled nonstop across the United States in 15 hours.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:45-8:15 p.m.
RACE RELATIONS IN 1935 — II Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Joseph McLaren Professor of English, Hofstra University John W. Pulis, Hofstra University Between the Wars: Benito Mussolini, Haile Selassie, and the Apocalypse in Afro-American Cultural History
Jorge Serrano, Montclair State University DuBois and Black Reconstruction Marshall Zucker, Gotham Avenue School, Elmont, NY The Seeds of Racial Equality in the United States Were Planted in Forest Hills on a Night in July, 1935
NEW YORK CITY: THE PHYSICAL PLANT Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Paul J. Mateyunas Restoration Consultant and Architectural Writer Locust Valley, NY George L. Scheper, Johns Hopkins University Corporate Roles in the Construction of Modernity and “Modernism” in New York in the 1930s Sally Ann Drucker, Nassau Community College New York in the 1930s: The Photography of Max Drucker Katie Uva, The Graduate Center/CUNY First Houses and the Struggle for Public Housing in New York City
Did you know? In 1935 … • The New York City Housing Authority dedicated its first public housing project.
Herald Square, 34th and Broadway, Manhattan Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938 Courtesy of New York Public Library
Thursday, April 7, 2011 PANEL IV-C
REACHING OUT THROUGH PRINT AND THE AIRWAVES 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
Bruce Avery General Manager, WRHU (88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University) and WRHU.org Hofstra University Suzanne N. Berman, Hofstra University 1930s: A Decade of Public Relations Development in America Vincent DiGirolamo, Baruch College/CUNY Son of the Forgotten Man: The Newsboy in 1930s Culture and Politics Rob Domanski, City College of New York/CUNY Defining the Public Interest: The Communications Act of 1934 and Its Effect on the Net Neutrality Debate
Did you know? In 1935 … • The Associated Press launched the Wirephoto service.
MUSICAL INTERLUDE Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus David Lahm, pianist and Gail Newman, vocalist Bob Spiotto, narrator/vocalist, Hofstra University Escape Into Romance: Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Others
Did you know? In 1935 … • Fibber McGee and Molly radio show premiered. • Robert E. Sherwood’s play The Petrified Forest, starring Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard, opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City.
Friday, April 8, 2011 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and COFFEE Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
THE SEVENTH COMINTERN CONGRESS AND THE POPULAR FRONT 246 East Library Wing, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
Moderator Vern L. Pedersen Associate Professor of History, University of Great Falls, MT Author, The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-1957 It’s Hard to Be Popular: The Marine Workers Industrial Union and the Popular Front James G. Ryan, Texas A&M University Author, Earl Browder: The Failure of American Communism Communism Is 20th Century Americanism: Earl Browder and the Communist Party’s Americanization Campaign Lauren Weiner, Baltimore, MD, and Robert Cohen, Kingston, NY I Dreamed I Saw Joe Stalin Last Night: The Music of the Popular Front Sponsored by the Historians of American Communism PANEL V-B
A 75-YEAR HISTORY OF MEDICINE ON LONG ISLAND Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
David M. Weiss, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Health Professions and Kinesiology, Hofstra University David L. Battinelli, M.D., Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University The History of Medical Education at North Shore-LIJ Health System
Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D., F.A.C.P., Nassau County Department of Health The History of the Department of Health in Nassau County Lyn Weiss, M.D., Nassau University Medical Center A 75-Year History of Nassau University Medical Center Sponsored by the Hofstra University School of Education, Health and Human Services and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Friday, April 8, 2011 PANEL V-C
LITERATURE OF THE DEPRESSION Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Karyn M. Valerius Assistant Professor of English, Hofstra University Iska Alter, Hofstra University Waiting for Lefty: Betrayal and Promise Donald G. Baker, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus Whither America? 1930s Popular Novelists in Search of a National Identity Julia Lisella, Regis College, Weston, MA Muriel Rukeyser and Margaret Walker: New Deal Poets
Jon-Christian Suggs, The Graduate Center and John Jay College/CUNY (Emeritus) Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Proletarianism, Promise, and Reality in 1935
Did you know? In 1935 … • Butterfield 8 by John O’Hara, Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe, The Last Puritan by George Santayana, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Horace McCoy, and Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck were all released. • Penguin produced the first paperback books.
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CONCURRENT PANELS PANEL VI-A
HOFSTRA AND LONG ISLAND Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Geri Solomon Assistant Dean of Special Collections, Hofstra University Natalie Naylor, Hofstra University (Emerita) Robert Moses and His Legacy on Long Island Joshua Ruff, The Long Island Museum and St. Joseph’s College “They Dress Them Up”: The Prewar Rise of Levitt and Sons, 1929-1941 Robert B. Sargent, Hofstra University (Emeritus) The “Battle of the Styles” and the Hofstra Campus That Might Have Been Edward J. Smits, Nassau County Historian Nassau County’s 1935 Charter: A Political Virus for the 21st Century
Friday, April 8, 2011 PANEL VI-B
THE NLRA: STILL LABOR’S MAGNA CARTA? 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
Grant Hayden Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law Roger Clayman, Long Island Federation of Labor A Union Perspective on Labor Rights Today John E. Higgins, Jr., Catholic University Law School The NLRA at 75 Susan Rubisch-Gisler, Carlow University The Impact of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 on American Unionization
Gregory DeFreitas Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University Sponsored by the Hofstra Labor Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University
Union marchers on Broadway, Camden, New Jersey. A typical scene reflecting a large population of unemployed in desperate need of work and looking for jobs. Courtesy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Did you know? In 1935 … • President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which established the National Labor Relations Board to prevent unfair labor practices.
Friday, April 8, 2011 PANEL VI-C
FILM: HOLY HOLLYWOOD! Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Zenia S. DaSilva, Conference Co-Director Sharron Greaves, Nyack College Pigtails and Dimples: Shirley Temple, an Iconic Symbol of What Was Right When So Much Was Wrong Daniel J. Leab, Seton Hall University Creating and Imagining Reality: The Creation of The March of Time Phillip Lopate, Hofstra University No Longer Silent, Not Yet Noir: Hollywood Films in the Mid-Thirties David M. Lugowski, Manhattanville College Film Authorship, Censorship and American Culture: A Tale of Two Films by James Whale in Hollywood, 1935
PLENARY SESSION I Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Beth Levinthal Executive Director, Hofstra University Museum
Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History Baruch College and The Graduate Center/CUNY Author, Lee Krasner: A Biography Lee Krasner in the 1930s: Making Art, Making Trouble and Making Do in the Great DepressionÂ
LUNCH (on your own; see page 34 for on-campus dining facilities)
Isaac Soyer (American, 1902-1981) Scrub Woman, 1940 Charcoal on paper Gift of Dr. Alfred Brotman HU74.16 Hofstra University Museum Collection
Friday, April 8, 2011 2-4 p.m.
ART AND ARTISTS IN THE AGE OF THE WPA 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
Beth Levinthal Executive Director, Hofstra University Museum Helen A. Harrison, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY Making Murals Modern: Social Consciousness and Formal Innovation During the New Deal Bez Ocko, Hofstra University WPA Poster Project in Perspective Harvey Smith, University of California, Berkeley, and National New Deal Preservation Association The Monkey Block: The Art Culture of the New Deal in the San Francisco Bay Area
Did you know? In 1935 … • The WPA began the Index of American Design project, which continued until 1942 and yielded 18,000 images of American decorative and folk objects. • New York’s Frick Gallery opened.
THE FDR REVOLUTION Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Herbert D. Rosenbaum Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Hofstra University Kristen Blake, Molloy College Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.S. Foreign Policy: From Isolation to Intervention Susan Quinn, Brookline, MA FDR and the Two Harolds Thomas G. Voss, New York, NY Huey, Charlie and Bill: A 1935 Retrospective W. Ray Kwame Williams, Rutgers University Business School, Newark Again, Crisis Meets Opportunity: FDR and Obama Comparative Reflections
Did you know? In 1935 … • The U.S. Senate refused to participate in the World Court by a vote of 52-36. • Congress passed the United States Neutrality Act.
Friday, April 8, 2011 PANEL VII-C
OTHER DIMENSIONS OF THE 1930s 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
J Bret Bennington, Conference Co-Director Peter C. Chabora, Queens College/CUNY Musings on Ecosystems and Seeking More Earths Paul J. Mateyunas, Locust Valley, NY Author, North Shore Long Island Country Houses, 1890-1950 The Gold Coast, Post Black Friday: Conditions After the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 Lisa M. Dresner, Hofstra University Tarnish on the Golden Age? Contemporary Anxieties in British and American Detective Fiction of the Early- to Mid-1930s Kim Moreland, George Washington University The Trouble I’ve Seen: Martha Gellhorn’s Novellas of the Great Depression
STUDENT SYMPOSIUM See page 29 for details.
SPORTS IDOLS OF THE GAME Plaza Rooms West Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Ed Ingles Professional-in-Residence, WRHU (88.7 FM), Hofstra University Stan Isaacs, Newsday (ret.) Race and Ethnic Issues in Sports, Circa 1935 Jeffrey Kroessler, John Jay College/CUNY Greater New York: The Sports Capital of Depression Era America Richard J. Puerzer, Hofstra University The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords: The Greatest Team in the History of Baseball?
Did you know? In 1935 … • Babe Ruth (as a Boston Brave) hit the 714th and final home run of his career. • Hank Greenberg was selected American League MVP unanimously. • The first Orange Bowl was held. • Jesse Owens set six world records in less than an hour at the Berlin Olympic Games, infuriating Hitler. • Pacific Association of the Amateur Athletic Union voted not to participate in the Berlin Olympics.
Friday, April 8, 2011 PANEL VIII-B
THE WOMEN OF THE NEW DEAL 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
Lisa Merrill Professor of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies, Hofstra University Kirstin Downey, Washington, DC Author, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins — Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage; Co-Editor, A Promise to All Generations: Stories & Essays About Social Security & Frances Perkins (forthcoming) Brian Stipelman, Dowling College Love and Sacrifice: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Democratic Theory
Mary Anne Trasciatti Associate Professor and Chair of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies, Hofstra University
Did you know? In 1935 … • The Works Progress Administration (WPA) formed under the authority of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.
MUSIC: THE SOUND OF THE 1930s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
David Lalama Professor of Music, Hofstra University Alison Baker, Independent Scholar Saloon Songs for Hard Times James J. Kolb, Hofstra University “Miserable With You”: Broadway Songs From the Great Depression Christopher McKittrick, Suffolk Community College and Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus In the Shadow of Jazz: The Secret History of New York Blues
Did you know? In 1935 … • George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty and Awake and Sing, Cole Porter’s musical Jubliee, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s musical Jumbo premiered in New York City. • Your Hit Parade debuted on radio.
Friday, April 8, 2011 5:30-7 p.m.
CONFERENCE EXHIBITION RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBITION 1930s: ART IN AMERICA Additional funding provided by Astoria Federal Savings.
Beth Levinthal, Executive Director Hofstra University Museum
Marion Greenwood, Mississippi Girl, 1930 Lithograph, Gift of Mr. Edwin S. Marks, HU 77.17
PERFORMANCE: IRVING BERLIN IN THE 1930s A concert celebrating the songs of Irving Berlin from the period 1935-1945. The Smart Set featuring Valerie Anastasio, singer Bradford Connor, singer and pianist Tim Harbold, pianist Benjamin Sears, singer
Friday, April 8, 2011 7 p.m.
CONFERENCE BANQUET Main Dining Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
The Reality and the Promise
In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University Greetings
Stuart Rabinowitz President Hofstra University
Master of Ceremonies Herman A. Berliner Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Hofstra University Conference Co-Directors J Bret Bennington Professor of Geology Hofstra University
Zenia S. DaSilva Professor of Spanish Hofstra University
Zenia S. DaSilva
Charles Jenkins Hofstra Menâ€™s Basketball, #22 Class of 2011, Hofstra University
Michael Dâ€™Innocenzo Professor of History Hofstra University
Author, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance Executive Producer, On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Basketball Team You Never Heard Of Narrated by Jamie Foxx and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the documentary film On the Shoulders of Giants tells the story of the Harlem Renaissance Big Five, more commonly known as the Harlem Rens, an all-black professional basketball team that fought to be a part of the game, only to be set back by the racism that plagued the United States before World War II. The book and documentary chronicle the Rens as they made their way toward playing in the first nonsegregated championship in 1939 against a team from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Following the banquet, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will be available for photo opportunities and a book signing of On the Shoulders of Giants. Books will be available for purchase on site. All net proceeds benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA: RACE, POLITICS AND PRIESTS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION Plaza Rooms Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Timothy Coogan Associate Professor of History, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Fiorello Fights for the Forgotten Charles Kaczynski, Lehman College/CUNY Syncretic Discord: Americanization Tensions Among the Polish Vincentian Fathers in New York Abigail Mellen, Lehman College/CUNY The Mayor’s Reformers: A Daughter’s Recollections of LaGuardia’s Treasurer “Junie” Mellen
THE FAR EAST IN FLUX Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Takashi Kanatsu Associate Professor of Political Science, Hofstra University Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor, Queens College and The Graduate Center/CUNY and Columbia University The 1930s in the Far East: Japanese Belligerence and Chinese Fragmentation
Yuki Terazawa, Hofstra University 1935: The Politics of the “New Woman” in China and the Women’s Movement Worldwide Patricia Welch, Hofstra University Edogawa Rampo’s “The Caterpillar” and the Modern Body Politic
Saturday, April 9, 2011 Did you know? In 1935 … • Japan invaded Shanghai, China. • President Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth. • Toyota cars were launched in Japan. • An earthquake in Quetta, India (now Pakistan), killed approximately 50,000 people. • British Parliament passes the Government of India Act, which provided Delhi with a federal legislature.
MODES OF FASHION Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus Claire Lindgren Professor of Art History, Hofstra University Patricia Rossi, North Merrick, NY The Fashion Industry: The Role and the Response, 1930-1939 Peter Eliopoulos, Middlesex Community College The Fedora: A Statement of an Era Charles McKay, Vernon Township School District, Vernon, NJ 1935: The Year the American Front Porch Disappeared From American Homes
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
ENCROACHING SHADOWS Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Thomas G. Voss New York, NY Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University Paul V. McNutt and the Idea of Security in the 1930s: A Foretaste of Cold War Liberalism? Ronald J. Meyers, East Stroudsburg University Intellectuals, Critics, and the Cold War: Seeds Sown in the 1930s Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University An Ideology of Compensation: Fascism and the Ethiopian War in the Italian-American Community
Did you know? In 1935 … • Italian troops invaded Ethiopia. • The League of Nations imposed sanctions on Italy for the invasion. • President Roosevelt asked Italian leader Benito Mussolini to preserve peace in East Africa.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 PANEL X-B
IMAGES OF THE ’30s Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Carol Fletcher Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations Hofstra University Christopher McKittrick, Suffolk Community College and Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus “Drafting” the Funnies: How Popeye, Superman, Dick Tracy, Captain America and Friends Helped Save America Joan Dupre, Barbara Lynch and Neera Mohess Queensborough Community College/CUNY Students: Isabella Aslarona, Peter Kempijan, Sarah Naqvi, Anastasia Robinson, and Andre Simms, Queensborough Community College/CUNY Pop Goes the Decade: The Student Wiki Interdisciplinary Group Looks at the 1930s
Did you know? In 1935 … • “Popeye the Sailor,” a radio drama based on the comic strip by Elzie Segar, debuted on NBC.
1930s Hofstra Estate Courtesy of Hofstra University Archives
1940s Hofstra Buildings Courtesy of Hofstra University Archives
Saturday, April 9, 2011 PANEL X-C
AMERICAN WRITERS BETWEEN THE WARS Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
James A. Levy Adjunct Assistant Professor of History Director of the Oral History Project, Hofstra University
Ruth Prigozy, Hofstra University (Emerita) The 1930s: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Lost Decade”
Mark Cirino, University of Evansville Hemingway’s Thirties: A Decade of Conversion
Claudia M. Stolz, Urbana University Take Dos Passos Off the Shelf: Read, Reassess
PLENARY SESSION II Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Stanislao Pugliese Professor of History, Hofstra University
Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus Columbia University Author, Five Germanys I Have Known Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar
1935: The Fatal Illusions of Europe
Did you know? In 1935 … • Nazis deprived German Jews of citizenship. • Hitler ordered German rearmaments, violating Versailles Treaty. • Nuremberg Laws were put into effect. • The Volkswagen Beetle (“The Peoples Car”) was launched in Germany. • The Luftwaffe was created as Germany’s air force. • The Saar region was reunited with Germany and became part of the Third Reich. • Hitler introduced mandatory military service.
1:15-2:15 p.m. LUNCH (on your own; see page 34 for on-campus dining facilities)
Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:15-3:45 p.m.
ANTIFASCISM, FASCISM AND DEMOCRACY IN THE 1930s Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Stanislao Pugliese Professor of History, Hofstra University Pellegrino D’Acierno, Hofstra University Celluloid Empires, XIII/1935: Black Shirts versus Duck Soup – The Cinematic Imaginaries of Mussolini’s Italy and Roosevelt’s America Garrett Eisler, The Graduate Center/CUNY “Premature” Antifascism on Stage and Screen: Jewish-American Drama and Film in the Era of Isolationism Ryan Shaffer, Stony Brook University Democracy, Fascism and Patriotism: American and German Nazis on Long Island, 1936-1945
ON COMEDY AND THE COMICS Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Steven A. Meyerowitz President, Meyerowitz Communications Editor, Hofstra Chronicle, 1973-1974 Joseph Dorinson, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus “Breaking the Slump”: Laughing Your Troubles Away Judith Abrams, New York, NY Yoo, Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Michael D’Innocenzo, Hofstra University Will Rogers: The Humorist as Social Critic
VIEWPOINTS FROM ABROAD Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Sabine Loucif Professor of French, Hofstra University Zenia S. DaSilva, Hofstra University Pan-Hispanic Panorama ’35: With a Bit About Brazil Toby Norris, Assumption College Autonomy or Engagement: French Artists and Writers in the Crucible of Politics Judith Stallings-Ward, Norwich University Two Faces of Anarchism: Gandhi and Durruti
Saturday, April 9, 2011 4-5 p.m.
MUSICAL INTERLUDE Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Zenia S. DaSilva Conference Co-Director Herbert Deutsch, Professor Emeritus of Music, Hofstra University Co-creator with Dr. Robert Moog of the Moog Synthesizer – an invention that changed the course of music history. Jazz in 1935: A Struggle for Identity
BRINGING CITY GAMES TO LIFE Physical Education Building, North Campus
An interactive panel exhibiting the games of the 1930s and why they are still in existence today. Featuring such games as Punch Ball, Box Baseball, Slap Ball and Stick Ball.
Facilitator and Presenters: Steven H. Frierman, Professor of Health Professions and Kinesiology, Hofstra University, and Hofstra University physical education majors Sponsored by the School of Education, Health and Human Services, Hofstra University 5 p.m.
RECEPTION and CLOSING REMARKS The Parlor, Hofstra Hall, South Campus
Hofstra Hall, 2011
STUDENT SYMPOSIUM Friday, April 9, 2011 3-5 p.m. Welcome
Stuart Rabinowitz President Hofstra University
Master of Ceremonies
Herman A. Berliner Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Hofstra University
Michael D’Innocenzo Professor of History and Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change Hofstra University Conference Co-Director
Shante Evans Hofstra Women’s Basketball, #30 Class of 2013, Hofstra University
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Basketball Hall of Famer, Coach, and Actor; Best-Selling Author, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance; Executive Producer, On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Basketball Team You Never Heard Of
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School Central Islip High School Copaigue High School East Rockaway High School Flushing High School Freeport High School Hempstead High School John Adams High School John F. Kennedy High School Long Beach Martin Luther King Center Lynbrook High School Malverne High School North Shore High School Northport High School Oceanside High School Oyster Bay High School Queens Vocational Technical High School Roosevelt High School Uniondale High School Valley Stream Central High School Westbury High School
Each school will receive an autographed copy of On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for its library.
The Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Scholar Award This award was established in 1985 in recognition of the outstanding role of the late founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center, Dr. Joseph G. Astman. Dr. Astman was a humanist, a cultural comparatist and an international scholar who had the vision to establish the Hofstra Cultural Center as a forum for international scholarly thought. 1986
Marilyn French, Author Conference: The World of George Sand
Andrea Bonanome (Italy), Medical Researcher Conference: Chocolate: Food of the Gods
Edmund W. Gordon, Psychologist Conference: Minorities in Higher Education
1989 Nicole Pellegrin (France), Scholar Conference: The French Revolution of 1789 and Its Impact 1990 Edmond Morris, Biographer, and Sylvia J. Morris, Biographer Conference: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Modern America 1990
Dore Ashton, Art Historian Conference: Van Gogh 100
John Cage, Composer and Artist Conference: Bamboo and Oak: The Impact of East Asia on American Society and Culture
1991 Paul Badura-Skoda (Austria), Musician, and Eva Badura-Skoda (Austria), Musicologist Conference: Mozart: 200 Years of Research and Analysis 1991 Charles W. Smithson, Banker Conference: Innovative Financial Instruments and Development in Financial Services
1995 Kazuo Sayama (Japan), Writer and Baseball Historian Conference: Baseball and the “Sultan of Swat”: Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Babe Ruth 1995
Ngûgî wa Thiong’o, Novelist and Essayist Conference: Africa 2000
Nicholas Johnson, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Conference: Eleventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on General Semantics
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Scholar Conference: Inscription as Art in the World of Islam
Peter A. Quinn, Author Conference: Irish Literatures: Old and New Worlds
Rem Koolhas, Founder and Principal, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Professor of Architecture, Harvard University Conference: (In)Visible Cities: From the Postmodern Metropolis to the Cities of the Future
Joyce Carol Oates, Author and Poet Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Princeton University Conference: George Sand: History, Politics and Society: From the First Empire to the Third Republic
Herbert S. Parmet, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, City University of New York Conference: The Tenth Presidential Conference: George Bush: Leading in a New World
Edward Peters, Scholar Conference: Pope Innocent III and His World
Lucine Amara, Opera Singer Conference: Opera and the “Golden West”
John G. Cawelti, Scholar Conference: Detective Fiction and Film
Marc Shell, Scholar Conference: Money: Lure, Lore and Liquidity
1997 Mario Lavista (México), Composer Conference: The Hispanic Connection: Spanish and Spanish-American Literature in the Arts of the World
Artie Kamiya, Scholar Conference: East Coast Regional Conference on “Games Children Play”
1998 Oren Lyons (Iroquois), Scholar Conference: Native American Experience: Long Island, New York and Beyond
1993 Paul John Eakin, Scholar Conference: First Person Singular: Autobiography Past, Present and Future
1998 Will Friedwald, Writer and Frank Sinatra Historian Conference: Frank Sinatra: The Man, The Music, The Legend
1994 Tovah Feldshuh, Actress Conference: Women in Theatre: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sarah Bernhardt
1999 Jon C. Teaford, Scholar Conference: Nassau County: From Rural Hinterland to Suburban Metropolis
1994 Martin Bauml Duberman, Scholar Conference: Art, Glitter and Glitz: The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity
1999 Michele Luzzati (Italy), Scholar Conference: The Most Ancient of Minorities: History and Culture of the Jews of Italy
David B. Ruderman, Scholar Conference: The Most Ancient of Minorities: History and Culture of the Jews of Italy
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Historian Conference: The Vision of Eleanor Roosevelt: World Citizen Ahead of Her Time
1999 Donald Spoto, Author Conference: Alfred Hitchcock: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Alfred Hitchcock 1999
Michael A. Morrison, Scholar Conference: Millennial Shakespeare: Performance/Text/Scholarship
Peter Riddell, Associate Editor, The Times (London) Conference: The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?
Walter Isaacson, Managing Editor, Time Symposium: The Leadership Difference: Rating the Presidents
Gary Giddins, Biographer Conference: Bing! Crosby and American Culture
Robert Kimball, Author and Historian of Musical Theatre Conference: The Broadway Musical: 1920-2020
2003 Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Writer, Equatorial Guinea Symposium: Beyond the Patria: Exile, Border-Crossing, and Transnationalism in the Spanish-Speaking World 2003 Carl R. Gunther, Historian and Archivist Conference: From Autogiro to Gyroplane: The Past, Present and Future of an Aviation Industry 2003
George D. Jackson, Historian Conference: St. Petersburg 300th Anniversary: The City as a Cradle of Modern Russia
J. Richard Hackman, Scholar Conference: Applied Organizational Psychology
Edith Grossman, Translator Conference: Don Quixote: The First 400 Years
2000 Jackson R. Bryer, Scholar Conference: A Robert Anderson Retrospective: Theater and Film
Robert Fishman, Scholar Conference: New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Carlisle Floyd, Composer, Susannah Conference: Contemporary Opera at the Millennium
Paul Ryan, Scholar Conference: Youth Employment in the Global Economy
Kenneth T. Jackson, Scholar Conference: Redefining Suburban Studies
Bill Michaelis, Scholar Conference: The Child’s Right to Play: A Global Approach
2005 Douglas Brinkley, Scholar Conference: 11th Presidential Conference: William Jefferson Clinton: The “New Democrat” From Hope
E.L. Doctorow, Author Conference: Moby-Dick 2001: An International Celebration
Richard A. Falk, Scholar Conference: 2001: A Peace Odyssey
George Wein, Producer Symposium: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong: A Celebration of Jazz
John Seelye, Scholar Conference: John Steinbeck’s Americas
Gwen Kirkpatrick, Scholar Symposium: Spanish and Spanish-American Poetry: Transition 2000 and Beyond
Howard Zinn, Scholar Symposium: Representing Sacco and Vanzetti
2002 Ian Thomson, Scholar Conference: “If This Is a Man”: The Life and Legacy of Primo Levi
Ronald G. Knapp, Scholar Conference: Asian Merchant Cultures at the Crossroads
Anthony Saunders, Scholar Conference: Managing Risk in Financial Institutions: From Theory to Practice
Eric J. Topol, Scholar Conference: Biomedical Research and the Law
Cathy L. Jrade, Scholar Symposium: Rubén Darío: 90 Years Later
2007 Jay Pasachoff, Scholar Conference: Building a Scientifically Literate Population and Workforce for the 21st Century 2007 Harold Koda, Scholar Conference: Defining Culture Through Dress: Individual and Collective Identities 2007
Talal Asad, Scholar Conference: The Politics of Religion-Making
Robert Davi, Artist Symposium: Bond, James Bond: The World of 007
The Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Scholar Award 2007
Raymond Benson, Scholar Symposium: Bond, James Bond: The World of 007
Suzanne Jill Levine, Scholar Conference: Borges and Us: Then and Always
2007 Richard Kadison, Scholar Conference: College Student Mental Health: Psychological, Institutional and Legal Issues
2010 Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Scholar Symposium: Sexual Identities: They Ain’t What They Used to Be!
Jessica Milner Davis, Scholar Conference: At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures
2010 Peter Zweifel, Scholar Conference: New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations From Home and Abroad
Alison Stone, Scholar Conference: Philosophy of Luce Irigaray
Howard P. Chudacoff, Scholar Symposium: Child’s Play, Children’s Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Explorations
Doug Hesse, Scholar Conference: “Who Owns Writing?” Revisited
Remo Bodei, Scholar Conference: For a Dangerous Pedogogy: A Manifesto for Italian and Italian American Studies
Francesco Durante, Scholar Conference: For a Dangerous Pedogogy: A Manifesto for Italian and Italian American Studies
2008 John A. Pojman, Scholar Symposium: Building a Scientifically Literate Population and Workforce for the 21st Century: The Science of Patterns and Colors 2008 Stephen Hart, Scholar Symposium: I Am Going to Speak About Hope: International Poetry Symposium Celebrating the Work of César Vallejo 2008
Jeffrey T. Sammons, Scholar Conference: The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali
2009 William F. McComas, Scholar Conference: Darwin’s Reach: A Celebration of Darwin’s Legacy Across Academic Disciplines 2009 Neal A. Baer, M.D., Writer and Executive Producer Symposium: Media and Social Change: Using Entertainment Education to Improve the Outcomes of Health and Social Issues of Women 2009 Miguel Angel Sikota Ndjoli, Audiovisual Artist Conference: Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the 40th Anniversary of Its Independence From Spain 2009 Eugenio Nkogo Ondo, Philosopher Conference: Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the 40th Anniversary of Its Independence From Spain 2009 Joan Marter, Scholar Symposium: Perle Fine and Early Leaders of Abstract Expressionism 2009 Bernard Neville, Scholar Conference: Jean Gebser: Identity, Civilization and Consciousness 2009 john a. powell, Scholar Conference: The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects
2010 Michael Bérubé, Scholar Symposium: The Future of the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century 2010 Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009) Symposium: U.S. Presidential Leadership at the United Nations: Evaluating the Past 65 Years and Looking Ahead to 21st-Century Governance 2010
Kevin Smith, Scholar Symposium: KAPOW! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books
2010 Margo Wootan, Scholar Conference: Public Health Challenges and Achievements: 1935-2010 2010
James P. Gee, Scholar Symposium: 75 Years: The Transformation of Public Schools
2010 Sheila W. Wellington, Scholar Conference: Social Responsibility in Business in the 21st Century 2011
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Scholar Conference: Communication, Technology and Democracy: Promises, Prophecies and Projections, 1935-2011
Morris Dickstein, Scholar Conference: 1935: The Reality and the Promise
Fritz Stern, Scholar Conference: 1935: The Reality and the Promise
David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Into Sunlight: The Impact of War on the Social Body From the Vietnam Era to the Present
We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and contributions of: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Stuart Rabinowitz, President OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Herman A. Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs OFFICE OF THE DEAN HOFSTRA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Bernard J. Firestone, Dean OFFICE OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Joseph M. Barkwill, Vice President Department of Public Safety Dining Services Office of Event Management Physical Plant Department OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Melissa Connolly, Vice President Creative Services Editorial Services Mail Center Printing and Publications DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Sandra S. Johnson, Vice President Peter Libman, Dean Sarah M. Young, Executive Director Hofstra ATHLETICS Jack Hayes, Director Men’s Basketball Team Women’s Basketball Team HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM Beth Levinthal, Executive Director JOAN AND DONALD E. AXINN LIBRARY HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Daniel Rubey, Dean HOFSTRA LABOR STUDIES PROGRAM AND THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR AND DEMOCRACY HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Gregory DeFreitas, Director
JOHN CRANFORD ADAMS PLAYHOUSE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Alan Pittman, Director of Theater Facilities Stacey Lane, Playhouse Manager PETER S. KALIKOW CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Meena Bose, Director CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Meena Bose Political Science Gregory DeFreitas Economics Warren Frisina Hofstra University Honors College Patrick Gannon Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University Ginny Greenberg Office of University Relations Ed Ingles WRHU, Hofstra University James T. Kolb Drama and Dance Corrine Kyriacou School of Education, Health and Human Services Beth Levinthal Hofstra University Museum Sarah McCleskey Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library Robert Papper School of Communication Stanislao Pugliese History Daniel Rubey Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library Geri Solomon University Archives David M. Weiss School of Education, Health and Human Services Special thanks to: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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Dining Facilities on the Hofstra University Campus There are several dining facilities on the campus, some of which are listed below. NORTH CAMPUS
Student Center Café Mack Student Center
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Friday) 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday)
Café Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes Memorial Hall
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Friday) (Closed Saturday)
Starbucks at Café on the Corner Mack Student Center
8 a.m.-11 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Au Bon Pain at Hofstra Deli
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 7:30 a.m-5 p.m. (Friday) 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturday)
Hofstra University Club David S. Mack Hall
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) (Closed Saturday)
Axinn Library Café
8 a.m.-midnight (Monday-Thursday) 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday) 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Saturday)
Starbucks at Café on the Quad
7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday) (Closed Saturday)
Hofstra at a Glance
Hofstra Board of Trustees
Location Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. Telephone: (516) 463-6600
As of December 2010
Character A private, nonsectarian, coeducational university.
President Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D. Colleges and Schools Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education, Health and Human Services; School of Law; School for University Studies; Hofstra University Honors College; Hofstra University Continuing Education; and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University. Faculty There are 1,165 faculty members, of whom 533 are fulltime. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. Student Body Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 6,804. Total University enrollment, including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law, is about 12,000. Malefemale ratio is 44 to 56. Degrees Bachelorâ€™s degrees are offered in about 140 program options. Graduate degrees, including Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., Au.D., J.D., and M.D., advanced certificates and professional diplomas, are offered in about 150 program options.
Marilyn B. Monter,* Chair Alan J. Bernon,* Vice Chair David S. Mack,* Vice Chair Joseph M. Gregory,* Secretary Stuart Rabinowitz, President ____________________ MEMBERS George W. Bilicic, Jr. Tejinder Bindra Robert F. Dall* Helene Fortunoff Steven J. Freiberg Colin Goddard Martin B. Greenberg* Leo A. Guthart Peter S. Kalikow* Abby Kenigsberg Arthur J. Kremer Karen L. Lutz Donna M. Mendes*
The Hofstra Campus With 115 buildings and 240 acres, Hofstra is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.
Janis M. Meyer*
Libraries The Hofstra libraries contain 1.2 million print volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 49,000 full-text journals and 47,000 electronic books.
James E. Quinn*
Accessibility Hofstra is 100 percent program accessible to persons with disabilities. January and Summer Sessions Hofstra offers a January session and three summer sessions between May and August.
John D. Miller* Martha S. Pope Edwin C. Reed Robert D. Rosenthal* Debra A. Sandler* Thomas J. Sanzone* Peter G. Schiff Joseph Sparacio* Frank G. Zarb*
Hofstra Firsts ...
1936 Nexus Class
1935 Hofstra First Faculty
1939 The Chronicle Staff 1936 May Day Courtesy of Hofstra University Archives
Hofstra University Seal and Motto Hofstra Trustee Dr. Rusus Smith and Dutch-born Hofstra art professor Constant Van de Wall created the University seal that was adopted in December 1937. The seal’s insignia is derived from the official seal of the reigning house of the Netherlands, the House of Orange, and is used with the permission of the Crown. The device is of two rampant lions in gold, tongues in red, on an azure field with gold blocks. Each lion wears a royal crown and holds a lifted sword in the right claw. In their left claws they carry a bundle of gold-headed arrows, held together with a ribbon of gold. The arrows represent the seven provinces of Holland. Changes to the seal have been few. The azure background was changed to white, and one of the lions was changed to a female. At the bottom of the seal appear the words “Je maintiendray,” meaning “I stand steadfast” or “I shall stand fast,” as they do on the 1,000-year-old coat of arms of the Orange-Nassau family. The motto and seal are reflections of the Dutch heritage of both Long Island and William S. Hofstra, for whom the University was named.
1935: The Reality and the Promise