University professor of bioengineering Sina Rabbany was among the team of scientists that recently made a new advancement involving stem cells. The team of scientists was able to generate endothelial cells, also known as blood vessel-forming cells, from stem cells.
The National Association for Music Education honored the University’s Music Department on February 12, as a 2009 Collegiate Chapter of Excellence in the categories of Best Music Program, Best Recruitment Technique. The University was also ranked as an honorable mention in the Best Professional Development category.
On February 27, 2010 a dozen University students will embark on the European Odyssey Program and spend 10 weeks traveling throughout western and eastern Europe while taking four courses. This is the twentieth anniversary of this unique program, which began in 1990 as a summer program in the Netherlands and eventually expanded to become the University’s only semester-length study abroad program.
Professor Paul Gootenberg of Stony Brook University spoke to students Wednesday about his book “Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug.”
The Appropriations Committee was the center of intense debate at Tuesday’s SGA meeting. Appropriations Committee is in charge of allocating money to active SGA clubs. The committee has a weekly contingency of $5,000, according to committee chair Yeyoung Lee, which they can give to clubs who request funding.
On February 18, a Hofstra Administrator observed a male, Onat Allorcun, inside Weller Hall. Public Safety was called, and when questioned Allorcun had no reason for being inside the building, he was taken to the Hofstra Information Center and banned from campus.
On Wednesday in the Student Center, students found the peculiar sight of Sherlock Holmes (junior Jim Ausanio) searching for a human dollar sign (Progressive Students Union Vice President Amanda Beneway). The demonstration was meant to inform students of the Budget Transparency Campaign.
This week, University President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the appointments of new Deans for both the School of Communications (SOC) and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
“I am what I call a bee whisperer,” Professor and Chair of the Department of Science Education. Patrick Gannon said. “I can read the mood of the hive.” Gannon will be setting up an apiary, consisting of two beehives, in the University Bird Sanctuary, in late April to early May of 2010.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson kicked off his election campaign to a standing room only crowd in the Student Center Multipurpose Room early Saturday.