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Community Connection Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 2013



nita Ellis, Hofstra University director of off-campus living and commuting student services, and Dr. Greg Maney, professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra, were among the honorees at the Uniondale Community Council’s (UCC) 30th Annual Trustees Dinner Dance at Verdi’s of Westbury on February 10, 2013. The UCC uses this occasion to recognize individuals who have served Uniondale in a variety of ways over a significant amount of time. Pictured: Seated (L-R) Breanna Lee Irizarry, student member, Uniondale School Board; Nancy Skeete, president, UCC; Dr. Florence Simmons, honoree. Standing (L-R) Elaine Smith, past president, UCC; Ms. Ellis and Dr. Maney of Hofstra; Noel Charles, chair, UCC; Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby; Emerson Mott, president, Uniondale School Board; Dr. Mary Cameron, honoree; Dr. Terri Magnum, trustee, Uniondale School Board; Mary Ellen Kreye, vice president, UCC; James Sharpe III, vice president, Uniondale School Board; and Neville Georges, trustee, Uniondale School Board.



n March 13 Hofstra University and the Hofstra Roller Hockey Club raised more than $17,000 with the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event, a fundraiser at which more than 50 Hofstra students, administrators, and faculty shaved their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Day event was first brought to Hofstra in 2009 by alumnus and Roller Hockey Club member Thomas Kostiw. “This event is really special to me and something that I truly look forward to each year. The funds raised are extremely important and go a long way in research and treatment for children struggling with cancer,” Kostiw said. INSIDE ... Campus and Community News ...................1-5 “Great Writers, Great Readings” ..................... 5 Lectures ......................................................... 6-7 Music and Theater ........................................ 8-9 Hofstra University Museum ...................... 10-11 Italian Experience Festival ............................. 11 Community Services and Programs ........ 12-15 Hofstra Athletics Home Games .................... 15 Legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation ................................................. 16

Hofstra student Inae Rurup shaved her head for the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event to raise money for childhood cancer research.

“Seeing the hockey team, university and community come together each year for such a worthy cause is an extraordinary feeling,” Kostiw said. “Everyone works so hard to raise money and get the word out. Watching these unselfish individuals sign up to shave their heads year after year is truly inspiring.” St. Baldrick’s Day is the largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for children’s cancer research in the world, according to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Participants this year included Dean of Students Peter Libman and Dr. Mario Murillo, chairman of the Radio, Television, Film Department and co-director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University. Top teams included the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and the Hofstra Roller Hockey Club.






hree Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine students and a professor of science education at the school received awards of distinction from the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve in recognition of their volunteer work at the preserve in the BeeWhispering Program. The educational program supports local honeybee colonies and raises public awareness of the bees’ beneficial effects on the environment. The award ceremony took place on May 4 at the organization’s Gold Gala.

The BeeWhispering Program raises public awareness of bees’ benefits to the environment.

Science Education Department Chair Patrick J. Gannon, PhD, and medical students A.J. Blood, Branson Sparks and Matthew Katz were recognized for their educational outreach programs and their excellent presentations at the beeyards for visiting school groups, local families, and even Long Island farmers. At the School of Medicine, the students also work with honeybee colonies located at Hofstra University as part of a research study investigating if and how natural honey may aid in desensitizing patients with seasonal pollen allergies (spring fever).

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve,” said Dr. Gannon. “Their interest and attention to the global crisis for honeybee colonies are timely, since the media has finally brought the contributions of this unassuming insect to agriculture into the public eye.”



the hospital and would be cared for.

“Humanism is an essential value that guides all aspects of our school and our curriculum,” said Dean Lawrence Smith, MD. “The work of The Gold Humanism Honor Society fits perfectly into what we are trying to instill in our students, so that they become compassionate, caring physicians.”

Students on the Medical School’s Community Service Committee collaborated on the idea of making the baskets. They spent weeks preparing the 28 baskets filled with a collection of dried fruit, granola bars, pretzels, bottled water, and juice boxes.

tudents from the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine embraced the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year by delivering gift baskets to nurses’ stations and ICU waiting rooms throughout the North Shore-LIJ Health System in observance of The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. Solidarity Day provided an opportunity for medical students and other health care workers to demonstrate their commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care.

“We know that we cannot eliminate the pain and stress that families are feeling in these situations,” said Lindsey Healy, one of the medical students participating in the project. “However, we want our community to know that we are thinking of them and that we are training to be compassionate doctors. We also want to thank hospital staff for working tirelessly to provide the best patient care possible.” Solidarity Day was ignited by the humanistic actions of Randall Friese, MD, the University of Arizona trauma surgeon who was the first to treat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dr. Friese struck a chord when he said that the most important thing he did for her in the ER was to take her hand and tell her that she was in Page 2


tudents, faculty and staff gathered at the campus intramural fields on April 27 to participate in the Relay For Life. Last year’s Relay For Life at Hofstra raised approximately $105,000, coming in third for fundraising in the New York metropolitan region.

member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The teams did most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also held creative fundraisers at their camp site.

Relay For Life began in May 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, took the first step of his 24-hour walk around a track in Tacoma, Wash., and raised $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society.

Patricia Montagano, senior assistant dean of students and director of recreation and intramural sports, has been working closely with the student organizers over the last several years. “It’s pretty amazing to see our students work so hard to rally everyone within our campus community on Relay For Life” said Montagano. “To build awareness, excitement and ultimately raise a huge amount of money through donations for such a worthy cause is an amazing accomplishment for these students.”

The Relay For Life event was held overnight as individuals and teams camped out in tents on the campus’s intramural fields, with at least one team

The Hofstra event featured several stands staffed by team members that sold items ranging from refreshments to apparel, as well as a large stage for performances and

Event volunteer Calla Hales, an MBA student at Hofstra, is a survivor of cancer, three years into remission. “I was lucky,” she said. “My doctor found the cancer early and was able to treat it solely with surgery. I want to help give back and support all those whose battles are much harder than mine was.”

The Hofstra community raised more than $111,000 for the American Cancer Society as part of the annual Relay For Life, setting a new record for the Hofstra event. The sixth anniversary of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Hofstra raised more than $111,000.

speeches during the event. The luminaria service was a moving aspect of the evening. Against the sunset, small paper bags with candles inside lined the track as Relay For Life participants, cancer survivors and caregivers gathered together for a ceremony to remember loved ones who have died and to honor those who have successfully battled the disease.

ZARB STUDENTS JOIN FORCES WITH NASSAU COUNTY TO AID VICTIMS OF SUPERSTORM SANDY Nurses and peop le in ICU waiting rooms re ceived Valentine’s Day gift baskets from medical stu dents.

“Families waiting in the ICU are going through the worst days of their lives,” said Lindsey. “They are stuck waiting in an unfamiliar place while their loved one battles a serious illness or injury. They may be so stressed that they have trouble eating and sleeping. We hope our efforts can ease some of that stress.” The students delivered the baskets on Valentine’s Day to North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and Glen Cove, Huntington, South Nassau, Plainview, Southside, and Franklin hospitals.

Undergraduate and graduate students from Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business reached out to local residents to lend a helping hand after Superstorm Sandy. Partnering with Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the students volunteered to be part of the Economic Recovery Task Force, an initiative aimed at the micro- and macroeconomic issues resulting from the storm.

Zarb students contacted numerous businesses in local areas such as Cedarhurst, Freeport, Glen Cove, East Meadow, Hewlett, Lynbrook, Merrick, Rockville Centre, Oceanside, Valley Stream and Massapequa Park, among other Long Island neighborhoods, informing them of important resources available to assist in their recovery. “It was such a gratifying experience to speak to local

businesses and feel like we helped make a difference in their lives,” said Steven Medard, a Zarb undergraduate student majoring in finance and marketing. Recovery services and programs available to Nassau County residents include Small Business Administration disaster recovery loans, federal disaster assistance, shared work programs, unemployment assistance and municipal contacts. “Our students have always maintained Hofstra’s tradition of community service. We are proud to have an astounding student body that exhibits great humanitarianism and leadership for their school, their peers and their community,” said Dr. Patrick J. Socci, dean, Zarb School of Business. Page 3





Ten students from New York City and Long Island high schools participated in this year’s Documenting Diversity program, an innovative summer initiative at Hofstra University that teaches and challenges these students to examine each other’s cultures through the art of documentary filmmaking. Now in its seventh year, the program is funded by The Rosenthal Family Foundation, a charitable organization established by Hofstra alumni Monica Horan Rosenthal and Phil Rosenthal, creator and executive producer of the award-winning television series Everybody Loves Raymond.

The five-week program allows students from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds to partner and make documentaries about each other that explore the similarities and differences that shape their points of view as emerging adults. The participants work under the guidance of Hofstra’s award-winning television and film faculty and student mentors, and they not only learn the technical elements of professional filmmaking in a rigorous academic environment, but also establish lasting friendships and gain a more informed outlook on other cultures and ways of life. According to program co-directors William Jennings and Aashish Kumar, students participate in writing, editing and producing workshops that look at themes such as identity formation and articulation. They also are trained in the use of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication’s state-of-the-art video equipment and editing software. Once their short films are completed, the students are invited back to a red carpet gala in the fall where their films are publicly screened. Films are also entered into film festivals and other screening events.

Documenting Diversity exposes students to documentary filmmaking and to lifestyles different from their own. The students, pictured here with their Hofstra mentors, receive a stipend for participating in the program.

Admission to the Documenting Diversity program is highly competitive and offered free of cost. Students who successfully complete their films receive a generous stipend. This year’s participants were: • Alan-Michael Christian James Duval, senior, Valley Stream

Central High School • Blair Garett, sophomore, Valley Stream South High School • Sanying Gui, junior, Flushing International High School • Kevin Hernandez-Amadon, 2013 graduate of Hempstead High

School • John Latini Jr., sophomore, Massapequa High School • Zoey Peck, senior, Roslyn High School • Kelvin Ramos, senior, Flushing International High School • Caitlin Rubin, senior, Friends Academy • Jennifer Walsh, junior, Townsend Harris High School • Jacqueline Xerri, junior, Oceanside High School

HOFSTRA HOSTS ITS SECOND LI REGIONAL SPELLING BEE Isabelle Scott, an 8th grader at Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School in Setauket, NY, was the champion of the second Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee, which was held at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse on February 24. Isabelle’s winning word was “abatement.” Prior words she answered correctly were “embroider,” “decongestant,” and “dubiously.” At the onset of the competition there were 99 4th-8th grade students from schools across Nassau and Suffolk County participating in the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. First runner-up in the competition was Naman Shakrani from W.T. Clarke Middle School in Westbury. Some of Naman’s words in the final rounds were “flabbergast” and “adventitious.” belle Scott Spelling Bee winner Isa man Shakrani and first runner-up Na s at the end celebrate their succes e winning word Th of the competition. ” nt. was “abateme Page 4

The Bee was the second to be held at Hofstra, and Isabelle went on to represent Long Island at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hofstra extends special thanks to News 12 Long Island, The Scripps Company, Merriam-Webster Inc., Encyclopedia Britannica, Long Island Ducks, New York Islanders and Hofstra Summer Camps for their support of the competition.

During the spring 2013 semester Hofstra student-athletes continued to display their dedication in serving the Hempstead and surrounding communities. Hofstra studentathletes worked on 16 individual and 28 combined community service projects and tallied more than 500 hours of service. Student-athletes raised more than $4,000 for various local charities throughout the semester, highlighted by the 4th Annual Date Auction (sponsored by the Hofstra University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) that raised more than $1,000 for the Special Olympics of Long Island.

Below are two other special projects that our studentathletes worked on this spring:

Reading With Pride In honor or Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration on March 1, studentathletes made trips to three local elementary schools – Jackson Main Elementary, Franklin Avenue School, and Polk Street School – and shared their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Team members from men’s and women’s cross country, women’s basketball, women’s golf, volleyball, wrestling, baseball and women’s lacrosse visited children from pre-K through 4th grade to read with the students as well as stress the importance of a proper balance between education and sports.

Matt Reister from Hofstra baseball shared his favorite Dr. Seuss books with children for “Reading With Pride.” Becky Celorio from the women’s cross country team volunteered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshop at the Long Island Children’s Museum.

Long Island Children’s Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshop Hofstra student-athletes from the women’s cross country team took the afternoon of January 21 to volunteer at the Long Island Children’s Museum as the museum hosted a day of activities in remembrance of Dr. King. Student-athletes assisted with lessons about civil rights and racism, and created crafts with the children in attendance.

PULITZER-WINNING AUTHORS HEADLINE THE 10TH ANNUAL “GREAT WRITERS, GREAT READINGS” SERIES The following events will take place at Hofstra University’s Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Admission to all “Great Writers, Great Readings” events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 516-463-5410 or visit

Wednesday, September 25, at 7 p.m.

Philip Levine is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. In 2011 Mr. Levine was named the 18th U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. His recent books include News of the World, Breath, The Mercy, and the Pulitzer-winning The Simple Truth. Mr. Levine taught for many years at California State University, Fresno, and had served as distinguished poet in residence for the Creative Writing Program at New York University. In 2000 he was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Monday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, a national bestseller, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is also the author of The Invisible Circus, Emerald City and Other Stories, Look at Me and the bestselling The Keep. Also a journalist, she writes frequently for The New York Times Magazine.

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Admission is free to the following events, and both take place in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus. For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

The following events are presented in 105 Breslin Hall, South Campus. For more information, call 631-420-1564.

Wednesday, October 16, at 11:15 a.m.


Sunday, October 27, at 2:30 p.m.

co-sponsored by the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement This is a panel discussion on immigration policy. Featuring Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins, Kalikow Center Senior Presidential Fellows.


Thursday, November 7, at 9:35 a.m.

Dr. Miriam Stark University of Hawaii-Manoa Admission is free.


Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

This is a panel discussion on presidential leadership and public service. Featuring Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins, Kalikow Center Senior Presidential Fellows, and Scott D. Reich, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.



Dr. Steven Houston Brown University Tickets: $5

The following events take place at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Admission is free. For more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m.

LUNCH WITH TRIMALCHIO: HOW MCDONALD’S INVADED ITALY Anthony DiRenzo, Ithaca College Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m.


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Tuesday, November 26, at 7 p.m.


IDEAS (INSTITUTE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION IN THE ADVANCED SCIENCES) IDEAS provides a focus on cutting-edge issues in science and technology for the general public, local public and private school teachers and administrators, and college educators. It seeks to create public visibility and enhanced understanding of advances in science and technology.

IDEAS is a co-sponsor of the Association for Constructivist Teaching (ACT) Annual Conference

The following two lectures take place 7:30-9 p.m. at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call IDEAS at 516-463-5792 or visit

October 18 and 19 at the National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, NYC featuring Dr. John Adam Professor of Mathematics, Old Dominion University

Thursday, October 17

X AND THE CITY: “ARITHMETIC” APPLIED TO URBAN LIFE Presented by Dr. John Adam, Professor of Mathematics, Old Dominion University Dr. Adam discusses how we can use elementary mathematics to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. These include questions such as the following: How did Princess Dido use the hide of an ox to found the city of Carthage (according to legend)? How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor’s offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to understand and even maximize traffic flow through tunnels? What are “road-bows” and rain circles? Why do so-called “taxicab circles” look like squares? And why is pi equal to four in the city? Finally, what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid? This will be an informative, entertaining and nonthreatening introduction to the use of mathematics in understanding aspects of city life. Thursday, November 14

NETWORKS FOR LIFE: YOUR ROLE IN STITCHING THE NATURAL WORLD TOGETHER Presented by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware Join Dr. Tallamy as he discusses how biodiversity is essential to sustaining human societies because other living things run our ecosystems. Yet, throughout the United States we have fragmented the habitats that support biodiversity by the way we have landscaped our cities, suburbs, and farmland. This is a problem because isolated habitats cannot support populations large enough to survive normal environmental stresses. We can reconnect viable habitats by expanding existing greenways, building riparian corridors, and changing the landscaping paradigm that dominates our yards and corporate landscapes.

MATHEMATICAL PATTERNS IN NATURE and Dr. Catherine Twomey Fosnot Professor Emeritus of Childhood Education, CUNY, and Founding Director of Mathematics in the City

PRACTICES THAT DEVELOP YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS Play with museum exhibits; adapt exhibit ideas for classroom use; participate in hands-on workshops; reflect on teaching and learning; plan creative lessons linked to Common Core Standards; enjoy collegiality at a themed lunch or dinner group; and explore NYC neighborhoods and parks. For more information, visit

SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Saturday Classes for Young People offers more than 60 courses in academics, arts and athletics for students aged 3-18, so there is something for everyone. Exciting courses include computer animation, CSI: forensic science, aquatics, theater workshops, and language arts. Also included in the Saturday youth programming is the Hofstra Gifted Academy and the Hofstra REACH program, a program designed to benefit children with autism. For more information, call 516-463-7400 or visit Page 7



Unless otherwise noted, for more information on the performances below, call the Hofstra John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 13 By Sam Shepard. Directed by Jean Dobie Giebel. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance. Showtimes: Friday, October 4 and 11, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 5 and 12, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 6 and 13, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m. Location: Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus Tickets: $10; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets now on sale.

GYPSY Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 27 Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by James J. Kolb. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance. A musical about “the ultimate show business mother,” set backstage on the vaudeville and burlesque circuits of the 1920s and ’30s. Filled with an array of wonderful songs and considered by many critics to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. Showtimes: Friday, October 18 and 25, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 and 26, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 20 and 27, at 2 p.m. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $15; $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning September 17.


Sunday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. The Hofstra String Quartet will perform Franz Josef Haydn’s scintillating string quartet in G minor, op. 74, no. 3, “The Rider,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s creative and extraordinary string quartet, op. 13 in A minor. Location: 10 New Academic Building, South Campus Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning October 1.


Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. Blanche Abram and Naomi Drucker, co-directors Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning October 1. Professor David Fryling and the Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir return to Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation on November 15.

YALE STROM & HOT PSTROMI KLEZMER CONCERT Sunday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center. Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning September 24.

COUPON Buy one full-priced ticket to one of the following performances and

GET ONE TICKET FREE • Hofstra String Quartet • American Chamber Ensemble • Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir • Hofstra Jazz Ensemble • Hofstra Symphony Orchestra • Hofstra University Choir and Hofstra String Orchestra • Hofstra Opera Theater • Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Offer is limited to one free ticket per person, per coupon.

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Friday, November 8-Sunday, November 17 By Caryl Churchill. Directed by Chris Dippel. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance. Challenging conventional notions of gender, race and sexual identity, this time-shifting comedy takes us on a journey from Victorian-era colonial Africa to urban London of the late 1970s to explore the nature of oppression, repression, and expression. Showtimes: Friday, November 8 and 15, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 9 and 16, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, November 14, at 8 p.m. Location: Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus Tickets: $10; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning October 8.

FALL DANCE CONCERT Thursday-Sunday, November 21-24 Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance. Featuring Hofstra faculty choreographers and guest artists. Showtimes: Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 24, at 2 p.m. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $12; $10 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning October 22.

HOFSTRA JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sunday, November 24, at 7 p.m. David Lalama, director


HOFSTRA CHORALE AND CHAMBER CHOIR* Friday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. David Fryling, director Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. An eclectic selection of choral music presented in an exquisite acoustic setting. Location: Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID *For tickets and information, please call 516-463-5497.

The annual Peter B. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund concert featuring internationally renowned Jazz bassist Noriko Ueda. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning October 22.


Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning November 5.


Tuesday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Cindy Bell, director Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning November 12.


Saturday, December 14, at 8 p.m. Peter Boonshaft, director Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning November 12.


Friday-Sunday, January 31-February 2, 2014 Isabel Milenski, artistic director Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 3 p.m. Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Tickets on sale beginning January 7, 2014. COUPON Buy one full-priced ticket to one of the following performances and

GET ONE TICKET FREE • Cloud Nine • Gyspy • A Lie of the Mind • 2013 Fall Dance Concert Offer is limited to one free ticket per person, per coupon.

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For more information on Hofstra University Museum exhibitions and programs or to register for a program, call 516-463-5672 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit September 30, 2013February 2, 2014



Woody Allen, New York, New York, 1996 Part of HUM’s Arnold Newman Exhibition Silver Gelatin Print 20 x 16 in. © Arnold Newman

Through December 13

ARNOLD NEWMAN: LUMINARIES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IN ART, POLITICS AND CULTURE This exhibition of photographic portraiture by Arnold Newman highlights the innovative minds and personalities that gave rise to the ideas and concepts that have shaped our world. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and influenced by the school of modernism, Newman’s work has changed the photographic portrait and is collected and exhibited in major museums and collections around the world. Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus Viewing Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free admission.

John F. Kennedy, United States Senator, Washington, D.C., 1953 Part of HUM’s Arnold Newman Exhibition Silver Gelatin Print 20 x 16 in. © Arnold Newman

Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790-1848), Fukagawa from the series One Hundred Famous Places n Edo for Flowers, ca. 1810-1845, color woodcut, 14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg. Hofstra University Museum Collections HU74.05.17

This original exhibition highlights Japanese works from the Museum’s permanent collections that span the 16th-20th centuries and include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings that focus on artistic traditions and give insight into Japanese culture. Location: David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus Viewing Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

SPRING/SUMMER EXHIBITIONS DAVID JACOBS: Sight and Sound February 4-April 27, 2014 Additional exhibition funding is provided by New York Community Bank Foundation.

SPIRIT AND IDENTITY: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections

SUBLIME HYSTERIA: THE ART AND LITERATURE OF GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM Hofstra University Professor Neil Donahue will present an overview of the art and literature of German Expressionism. Using images and excerpts (in both German and English), he will explore the scope and intensity of the German avant-garde between 1905 and 1925, leading up to and following World War I. His talk will offer insights into painting, poetry, drama and prose, as well as Expressionist cinema. Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus Admission: $5 general public; $3 senior citizen (over 65) or PEIR member with HofstraCard Friday, November 15, at 2 p.m.

BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS FOR ADULTS Travel the world through engaging experiences with authentic objects and works of art from six continents. The Global Explorations series explores a different culture or cultures each month and makes personal connections between participants’ own life experiences and the objects presented. November’s session is focused on gender roles in non-Western cultures. Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus Admission: $5 general public; $3 senior citizen (over 65) or PEIR member with HofstraCard

Hofstra University Museum presents SECOND SATURDAYS, FOR CHILDREN AGED 4-10 The following events allow children and their adult companions to explore works of art and then engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed. Second Saturdays programs take place 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus. Admission is $5 per child, per session, or $12 if child is enrolled for all three sessions. Admission for adults is free.

Saturday, October 12

VIVA L’ART! Create your own collages and drawings inspired by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, in celebration of Spanish Heritage Month. Saturday, November 9

BUILD IT! Design and build your own structure while learning about American architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. Saturday, December 14

ROLL IT UP! Explore Japanese scrolls and create your own.

February 18-August 29, 2014 Additional exhibition funding is provided by Astoria Federal Savings.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Unless otherwise noted, advance registration is requested for these programs. Call the Hofstra University Museum at 516-463-5672 or visit Emily Lowe Gallery, the location for many Hofstra University Museum events, is located behind Emily Lowe Hall, on Hofstra’s South Campus. Sunday, September 15, at noon and 2 p.m.


Children (aged 6 and up) will learn how to fold paper in the style of Japanese origami and create original works that they can take home. Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus Admission: Free with paid admission to the Italian Experience Festival (see page 11) Page 10

Friday, October 18, at 2 p.m.


For admission fees and more information, call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at 516-463-6580 or visit For vendor information, call 516-463-6504. Become a fan of “Hofstra University Festivals” on Facebook!



he Italian Experience Festival has become a popular Long Island tradition, celebrating Italy’s gifts of culture, education and commerce to America. Each year Hofstra presents the Italian Experience Festival, drawing to campus thousands of people from the tristate area. Unlike any other Italian festival, the Hofstra celebration emphasizes the many Italian contributions to American culture. The festival includes concerts, dancers, singers, native food, wine tasting and craft exhibitions. The 21st Annual Italian Experience Festival will be held outdoors on Hofstra’s South Campus.

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HOFSTRA MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW CLINICS The Maurice A. Deane School of Law Clinical Studies Program has 12 clinics: Community & Economic Development Clinic; Criminal Justice Clinic; Disaster Recovery Clinic; Immigration Clinic Practicum; Juvenile Justice Practicum; Law Reform Advocacy Clinic; Mediation Clinic; Political Asylum Clinic; Securities Arbitration Clinic; Youth Advocacy Clinic; Occupy Wall Street Clinic; and Clinical Prosecution Program.


he Scott Skodnek Business Development Center offers programs and services to promote economic development and job creation for the Hofstra community, Long Island and the region. The BDC’s focus is providing resources, training and development for business, including the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) sponsored by a grant from Empire State Development. The 60-hour training program provides participants with nuts and bolts skills to start or expand a business, determine the feasibility of the venture and develop a business plan. Capital One Bank sponsors a Business Plan Competition awarding cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The program is offered twice a year beginning in March and October. Assistance with completing and expediting processing of applications for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification is available. Receiving MWBE Certification can increase procurement and contract opportunities with state agencies. If you are a minority or woman who owns a business and have been in operation for at least one year, you may qualify to apply for certification. Operation Downtown, a series of free seminars sponsored by Capital One Bank, provides opportunities for small business persons to learn skills to enhance business development. Topics are presented by business experts and designed to give attendees skills they can implement for immediate results. The most recent seminar, on June 19, 2013, Create a Dynamic Plan for Growth, presented by business expert Roy Ryniker, president of

These clinics offer free legal assistance. Potential clients must meet certain financial eligibility requirements. For more information on the requirements and the specific types of cases handled by the clinics, call 516-463-5934.

A free Operation Downtown seminar “Create a Dynamic Plan for Growth,” sponsored by the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center and Capital One Bank, was held June 19, 2013. Pictured from left to right: Richard V. Guardino, Jr., Hofstra vice president for business development; speaker Roy Ryniker; Brian Thomas, vice president and small business area manager for Capital One Bank; and Diana Merenda and Ezell Jefferson, participants in Hofstra’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.

Other recently established Hofstra Law clinics include the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Clinic and the Veterans Advocacy Clinic.

For information on BDC programs, please contact the BDC at or 516-463-7214.


January-February 2014

Operation Downtown Seminars

QuickBooks Certificate Program

FREE Learn how the EAP can assist you in starting or expanding a business by providing “nuts and bolts” skills to determine the feasibility of your venture and complete a business plan.

FREE This series of three free seminars will feature speakers and topics geared toward assisting local business owners to improve marketing tactics, increase their customer base and utilize social media. A seminar is planned for the fall 2013; two additional seminars will be held in spring 2014.

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Like so many of their peers, Hofstra Law students took a keen interest in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Through a special clinic developed by Professor Stefan Krieger, a group of committed students applied their legal expertise to assist OWS protester Sade Adona. Faculty in the Criminal Justice, Youth Advocacy, Community and Economic Development, and Mediation clinics joined in the supervision of the students and shared their unique expertise on the different issues raised by OWS.

Training in QuickBooks and social networking services such Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are also offered.

Information Session – Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP)

$495 This 60-hour training program will assist participants to start or expand a business; workshops are held on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Business Plan Competition is sponsored by Capital One Bank.

he Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Occupy Wall Street Clinic settled the first Occupy Wall Street (OWS) case against the City of New York in U.S. District Court in its representation of a protester who sustained injuries while being arrested at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration.

“The OWS Clinic’s victory proves that when, as legal educators, we provide experiential learning opportunities in areas they are passionate about, law students can effect positive change in the world around them,” said Krieger.

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Entrepreneurial Assistance Program


Positive Promotions, explored how business owners can grow their business and improve profitability. Seminars are being planned for fall 2013.




$275 Learn how to use the accounting software to set up a QuickBooks company, invoice customers, track and pay sales tax, process credit card transactions and much more. January-February 2014

Advanced QuickBooks Certificate Program $275 Learn advanced features of the accounting software, including creating and modifying reports, restoring data, using classes and more.

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION Hofstra Continuing Education (CE) offers hundreds of programs and courses in professional development and personal enrichment, plus free lectures and events. We also offer Saturday Programs for Young People and PEIR (Personal Enrichment in Retirement). To RSVP for the events below or for more information, call 516-463-7200 or visit Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Start Date: Wednesday, November 20, at 6 p.m.



Presented by Craig Yaris With more than 200 million people worldwide using Twitter for business and personal success, it is important to have an understanding of this micro-blogging site. This comprehensive, hands-on course takes place in a computer lab, where the instructor will help you set up your Twitter profile so that you can connect to thought-leaders within your field, as well as potential business clients. In addition, we will discuss how to increase your following, how to effectively use hashtags for conversation and information tracking, and how to engage with your audience to enhance your business potential. It is recommended that all participants register for a Twitter account prior to the start of the course. Enrollment is limited. Fee: $65.

Presented by Keith Irizarry Have you ever dreamed about hosting your own talk radio show? This four-week seminar will help you learn how to create a rundown for a talk radio show, how to research the topics, and how to determine the theme of your show. You will also learn how to work with a co-host and interact with callers. In the final class, you will have the opportunity to take your newfound knowledge into a radio studio and record a mini-show. Do you have what it takes to be the next Mike Golic or Mike Greenberg (Mike & Mike)? This class will help you find out. Note: Registrants must be at least 15 years old. Fee: $250. Page 13

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center provides services to the community at large and Hofstra employees, while supporting high-quality educational and practical experiences for Hofstra students. The Saltzman Center unites the services of several facilities on the Hofstra campus.

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS THE SALTZMAN CENTER HELPS FORM THE COMMUNITY C.A.R.E. COALITION The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center has joined with other local organizations to form the new Community C.A.R.E. (Collaborative Alliance for Recovery and Empowerment) Coalition, which aims to educate local officials and social service and health care workers about free or nominally priced wellness services available to the public. The coalition was formed in the months following Superstorm Sandy. In addition to the Saltzman Center, Community C.A.R.E. Coalition members include: • Family and Children’s Association of Nassau County • Mental Health Association of Nassau County Inc. • Nassau BOCES On May 17 the coalition held its inaugural event, a breakfast workshop at Hofstra University titled Coping With the “New Normal”: Life After Sandy. Recognizing that many individuals and families impacted by Superstorm Sandy are in need of emotional support services, the breakfast hoped to further educate professionals in public service about the health and wellness programs and organizations formed in the wake of the storm, which continue to operate and offer assistance to the public. In the weeks following the breakfast event, the Saltzman Center was invited to attend a meeting of President Barack Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force to discuss the long-term needs of Long Island residents.

v Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic: This clinic offers individual, couple and family counseling, as well as group workshops for people coping with anxiety, going through divorce, caring for or grieving the loss of a family member, or parenting adolescents. The clinic staff is also available to provide “on location” workshops for schools and community service agencies. Fall 2013 registration is currently underway for groups such as: • Teen Talk • Children of Divorce • Children’s Self-Esteem • Premarital Couples • Effective Parenting For more information about our counseling services, group registration, or educational workshops, please call 516-463-5234.

v Psychological Evaluation, Research and Counseling

(PERC) Clinic: This clinic houses several smaller clinics that counsel patients in the management of anger and aggression, treatment of phobias such as flying and public speaking, diagnosis of and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, and child and parent psychotherapy.

v Reading/Writing Learning Clinic: This clinic is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and adults in an environment where learners have the safety and support that allow them to take risks and gain confidence as they move toward developing mature control of literacy skills. New York state-certified literacy specialists provide weekly small-group or individual literacy instruction. The clinic is committed to valuing students’ linguistic and cultural lives and incorporating students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths and identities as readers and writers. Page 14

v Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic: This clinic offers diagnostic and treatment services for children and adults for a variety of communication disorders, including language, articulation and voice therapy, treatment of stuttering, myofunctional disorders, cognitive communication disorders and accent modification. Audiological services include evaluations, hearing aid fitting and dispensing, central auditory processing evaluations and aural rehabilitation. Specialty clinics for toddlers and people with aphasia and languageliteracy support programs at an area elementary school are ongoing. All clinical services are supervised by professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

v Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI): New York state-licensed and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), CCI offers developmentally appropriate activities for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years, providing opportunities for hands-on, integrated learning. Staff-to-child ratios exceed those required by New York state licensing and NAEYC standards for excellence in care. CCI has also been designated a 2013-2016 Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Center by the New York State Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. Families may be eligible for subsidized child care through the Nassau County Department of Social Services Day Care Unit. Please call 516-463-5194 for more information. CCI is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost of services offered by the Saltzman Center clinics is just a fraction of the cost of private treatment. For more information on the Saltzman Center, call 516-463-5660.


For more information call 516-463-TIXX or visit

WOMEN’S SOCCER Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, North Campus Friday, August 30 Sunday, September 1 Friday, September 6 Friday, September 13 Friday, September 27 Sunday, September 29 Friday, October 25 Sunday, October 27

North Dakota State University Boston College Marist College Monmouth University UNC Wilmington College of Charleston College of William & Mary James Madison University

VOLLEYBALL Free Admission David S. Mack Physical Education Building (PEB) North Campus 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, North Campus Sunday, September 1 Sunday, September 15 Sunday, September 22 Saturday, September 28 Saturday, October 5 Wednesday, October 16 Tuesday, October 22 Sunday, November 3

Colgate University Brown University Monmouth University University of New Hampshire UNC Wilmington* James Madison University Fairleigh Dickinson University University of Delaware

3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

ONE FREE ADMISSION One free admission to a men’s or women’s soccer home game listed on this page, upon presentation of this coupon. For more information, call 516-HOF-TIXX or visit While supplies last. This offer expires on November 17, 2013, and is not valid for postseason events.

Friday, August 30 Saturday, August 31 Saturday, August 31 Sunday, September 1 Friday, September 13 Saturday, September 14 Saturday, September 14 Friday, September 27 Saturday, September 29 Friday, October 18 Sunday, October 20 Friday, October 25 Friday, November 15 Sunday, November 17

Delaware State University Coppin State University St. Francis College Siena College Princeton University USC Upstate Central Michigan University UNC Wilmington College of Charleston University of Delaware Towson University Northeastern University College of William & Mary James Madison University

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

FIELD HOCKEY Free Admission Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium, North Campus Friday, August 30 Saturday, September 7 Sunday, September 8 Friday, September 13 Sunday, September 15 Friday, September 20 Friday, October 4 Sunday, October 6 Sunday, October 13 Sunday, October 20 Friday, October 25 Sunday, October 27

La Salle University University of Maine Sacred Heart University Rider University Yale University University of Richmond University of Massachusetts at Lowell University of New Hampshire Drexel University University at Albany University of Delaware Towson University

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t the time of the 40th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1903 – W.E.B. DuBois wrote, “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line” (The Souls of Black Folk). Sixty years later at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. declared: “But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. As Americans commemorate these anniversaries, it is a time to consider how far the nation has come in its quest to become a more equal society. In addition to the November 7 and 8 program, join Hofstra University for a series of events sponsored by different constituents of the University leading up to the symposium dates. Groups will explore and discuss the history and short- and long-term impact of the Emancipation Proclamation as well as modern-day slavery and injustices.

“Frederick Douglass Circle” by Vinnie Bagwell; Monroe Lecture Center Courtyard, South Campus

For more information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit 46786:8/13

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