Alfred Gaetano Vassalotti, a fulltime faculty member of the University’s Mathematics Department from 1961-1997, has died at the age of 80.
On October 24, a Resident Assistant in Rotterdam smelled marijuana coming from a room. When the Resident Assistant entered the room, a jar of marijuana was found, the resident of the room was given a summons.
The Day of Dialogue VII, subtitled “A New Direction for the United States and the World?” took place at the University on Wednesday, October 28.
The League of Women Voters of Nassau County sponsored the Candidate Debate for Nassau County Executive on Tuesday, October 28 in the University’s Student Center Theater.
Dr. William Schaefer and Rafael Coicué were featured speakers at the Day of Dialogue discussion “Drug Wars: North and South” on October 28.
Last Thursday kicked off “The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics, and Prospects,” a three-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the University’s campus.
On Thursday, October 22, a panel discussion, called “Policing the Diverse Suburb: Equity, Accountability and Community Engagement,” took place as part of the University’s “The Diverse Suburb,” conference. Rene Fiechter, the Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, mediated the discussion.
On Thursday, October 8, the University held another Define ’09 event, “The Inner Workings of the Supreme Court” where the changes and future of the Court were discussed by National Public Radio Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and Dan Abrams, a Chief Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
In celebration of the inaugural Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) History Month, The Pride Network hosted an event on Wednesday, October 14 called “The ‘F’ Word: The Development of an Oppressive Word Toward the LGBTQ Community.” The purpose of the program, was to “discuss a topic that gets little attention, which is homophobia and its presence in our community and the greater community,” said Anthony Crisci, the Chair of the Hofstra Chapter of the Pride Network.
Dr. John Bryant, an English professor who has been with the University since 1986, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for $175,000 over the next two years to launch the Melville Electronic Library (MEL), an online archive of Herman Melville’s body of work.