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Anthony Agnone, associate professor of engineering, received a special service citation from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in January for his continued service to AIAA and its Long Island section as technical committee member, council member, committee chair and student faculty adviser.
Stuart Bass, professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business, was named the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Teacher of the Year. He was recognized at the 11th annual Gala on May 3, and again at the May 20, 2007, commencement exercises. The award, which is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is based on nominations by graduating seniors.
Frank Bowe, the Dr. Mervin Livingston Schloss Distinguished Professor for the Study of Disabilities, released a study that found that Americans with disabilities – the third largest minority in the United States – are the least likely of any demographic within the nation to achieve the American dream. Dr. Bowe’s study, titled “Disability in America,” found that among Americans with disabilities, one in four subsists on below-poverty income and more than 75 percent have an individual income of less than $20,000. Dr. Bowe has also been named to the Exceptional Needs Standards Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The NBPTS provides national certification to outstanding teachers throughout the nation.
Meena Bose, the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, appeared on the Jim Lehrer Newshour on November 23 as part of a panel to compare and contrast the Vietnam War with the war in Iraq. She was quoted in USA Today on January 23, 2007, in an opinion column titled “Senators Don’t Have Lock on 2008 Campaign.” She also did a number of radio interviews with stations around the country on the 2008 presidential race. Those included KXYL radio in Texas; KGAB in Cheyenne, Wyoming; KNST’s morning show in Tucson, Arizona; and KRLC’s “Opinion Please” program in Lewiston, Idaho. But Dr. Bose’s greatest recent accomplishment was the birth of her son, Brian Arjun Barr, on December 18.
I. Bennett Capers, associate professor of law, was named Hofstra Law School Teacher of the Year. He was recognized at the 11th annual Gala on May 3, and again at the May 20, 2007, commencement exercises. The award, which is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is based on nominations by students.
Nora Demleitner, interim dean of Hofstra Law School, was featured in the March 7 edition of Law.com in an article titled “First Woman to Lead Hofstra’s Law School.” Two days later she was the subject of another article in Long Island Business News titled “Another First for the Hofstra University Law School.” On March 1 she was named interim dean of Hofstra Law School. She has been a member of the Law School faculty since 2001 and had most recently served as vice dean for academic affairs.
Herbert Deutsch, professor emeritus of music, was a presenter at the Hawaii International Conference of the Arts and Humanities in January. His performance and lecture were titled “The Birth, the Era and the Impact of the Moog Synthesizer.” He presented the same program at Central Connecticut State College on April 12 and has been asked to prepare an extended session for Texas A&M next fall. On March 9 and 10 he directed a NYSSMA solo festival where more than 430 students were adjudicated as piano soloists. On June 29 a concert in his honor was held at The Inter-Media Arts Center (IMAC) in Huntington. The concert was a celebration of his 75th birthday and focused on his role as the co-developer of the Moog Synthesizer, his co-founding of the Long Island Composers Alliance and his musical compositions. Featured on the concert program were several Hofstra alumni who have achieved great success as both teachers and performers.
Edward Elefterion, adjunct assistant professor of drama and dance, directed the Stanton Wood play Land of the Dead for the Rabbit Hole Ensemble. Professor Elefterion is the artistic director and founding member of the Rabbit Hole Ensemble theater group. For information on future performances visit www.rabbitholeensemble.com.
Laurie Fendrich, professor of fine arts, celebrated the opening of her solo exhibition at the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery on December 5, 2006. Her work was on display until January 6, 2007. Professor Fendrich also saw the publication of an essay on fine arts education published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in the spring of 2007.
Jeanne Fuchs, professor emerita of comparative literature and languages, had an article titled “George Sand: Notorious Woman, Celebrated Writer” published in The Lincoln Center Theater Review (fall/winter 2006 issue, number 43), devoted to Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia.
Andrea Garcia, assistant professor of literacy studies and director of the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Saltzman Community Services Center, was honored with the Community Service Award for Excellence in Education from Planned Parenthood of Nassau County at its 2006 annual symposium and luncheon. Dr. Garcia was recognized for her “Young Women’s Writing Project,” which she conducts out of the Saltzman Community Services Center with a grant from Planned Parenthood. The program encourages middle school students from the Roosevelt School District to express their feelings and creativity through poetry and short story writing.
George L. Greaney, director of the English Language Program, had his newly published book reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review. The reviewer described Dr. Greaney’s annotated translation of Aeschines’ On the False Embassy as “a useful addition to the recent resurgence of scholarly interest in Aeschines.” The reviewer went on to say that Dr. Greaney’s translation “conveys very well the rhetorical features of Aeschines’ argumentation.”
David Green, associate professor of political science, was named the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year. He was recognized at the 11th annual Gala on May 3, and again at the May 20, 2007, commencement exercises. The award, which is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is based on nominations by graduating seniors.
John Impagliazzo, professor of computer science, received a lifetime service award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) on March 10. ACM is the premier organization of computing professionals and academics. Dr. Impagliazzo’s work in computer science and related areas spans four decades. He has been recognized for his computing expertise by universities, governmental agencies, and institutions around the world. He serves as an adviser and consultant for various countries regarding curricula, assessment, accreditation, and related activities. He has served as an accreditation team chair and program evaluator for ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and CSAC (formerly the Computer Science Accreditation Commission) and has performed in an active leadership role on visiting teams for more than 35 computing-related programs worldwide.
Tom Klinkowstein, associate professor of fine arts, had his work “A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090” selected for the Human Design Exhibition, curated by Sachiko Uozumi. The exhibition will tour four locations in Europe in 2008 and 2009, including the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Design Museum Gent in Belgium, the Trennale di Milano in Italy and the Kestner Museum in Hanover, Germany. “A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090” is a 3 x 10 meter digital print portraying the networks encountered in a fictional designer’s life over her 100-year lifespan. Professor Klinkowstein also presented a workshop to a Bremen, Germany, development agency on “Design Thinking” on March 13, 2007.
Steven Knowlton, professor of journalism, mass media studies and public relations, will be leaving Hofstra to become a faculty member at Dublin City University (DCU). Professor Knowlton has been a journalism educator for 20 years and has published books on journalism education, journalist ethics and on the 19th century Irish nationalist newspaper The Nation. He worked for nearly 20 years as a journalist at American newspapers and news agencies. He undertook his doctoral research at Washington University on the Irish nationalist leader Charles Gavan Duffy. “DCU offers probably the best graduate journalism education in English-speaking Europe and, with its commitment to have a global reach, can make a major contribution to the development of journalism internationally,” Professor Knowlton said. “The university is still quite new and has the freedom to take advantage of 21st century developments, and to help shape them.”
Robert Leonard, professor and chair of comparative literature and languages and director of the Forensic Linguistics Project, gave key testimony in the high-profile Brian Hummert case in York, Pennsylvania, last fall. Hummert was subsequently found guilty of writing threatening letters to his wife as an anonymous stalker, then killing her. He then sent letters to the police under the guise of a mysterious serial killer to throw detectives off his trail. The evidence Dr. Leonard gave concerned apostrophes, and how their distinctive pattern of use linked Hummert to the murder. This case marked only the second time in recent Pennsylvania history that linguistic evidence was used in court. Forensic linguistics is the emerging science of language as it applies to law enforcement and legal proceedings. Dr. Leonard is one of only a handful of forensic linguistics experts in the world.
Phillis Levin, professor of English, was named the recipient of the 2006 Richard Hugo Award for her poems “Acorn,” “Rhinoceros at the Prague Zoo” and “Tender Offer,” which appeared in the fall 2006/winter 2007 issue of Poetry Northwest. The magazine awards two prizes annually for what it determines to be the best work it published for the previous year. Professor Levin’s previous honors include an Ingram Merrill Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship to Slovenia, The Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship. She is an elector of the American Poets’ Corner of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York.
James P. Levy, special assistant professor, School for University Studies, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. Founded in 1868, the organization is committed to international and British history.
Robert Licata, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, was named the School of Communication Teacher of the Year. He was recognized at the 11th annual Gala on May 3 and at the May 20 commencement exercises. The award, which is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is based on nominations by graduating seniors.
Claire Lindgren, associate professor of fine arts, was the only art historian from the United States to speak at the UNESCO-sponsored International Archaeological Symposium held in Pula, Croatia, November 20 to 26, 2006. The symposium, “Viticulture and Olive Growing from Prehistory to the Middle Ages,” was attended by archaeologists, university professors and museum curators from virtually all of Europe and parts of North Africa and the Near East. The title of Dr. Lindgren’s lecture, “Art, Wine and Dionysus,” traced changes in the depiction of the god Dionysus iconographically and stylistically from the early fifth century BCE through the third century CE. Dr. Lindgren has been requested by the editorial board of Histria Antiqua to further expand upon the subject for inclusion in the next volume (XV) of that publication.
Georgina Martorella, assistant professor of library services, was named a recipient of Hofstra’s 23rd Annual Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication. The award was given for her article “Libraries in the Aftermath of 9/11,” which appeared in The Reference Librarian, no. 94 (2006), pgs. 109-137.
Bill McGee, adjunct associate professor of English, wrote an article for the March 2007 issue of Consumer Reports magazine on airline safety. The article contributed to a decision by Congress to hold a hearing examining the issue of airlines outsourcing aircraft maintenance. Professor McGee also writes regularly about travel issues for USA Today, the most recent of which was “How to Solve the Airlines’ Passenger-Service Woes” on February 27.
Maureen M. Miletta, associate professor of curriculum and teaching, was named School of Education and Allied Human Services Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at the 11th annual Gala on May 3 and at the May 20 commencement exercises. The award, which is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is based on nominations by graduating seniors.
Bez Ocko, associate professor of fine arts, spoke at the St. Brides 5th annual international design conference, Fast Type, Slow Type, held in Birmingham, England, on October 18, 2006. Her talk, “Reading the Moving Picture,” was a presentation of issues in film subtitling, including typographic conventions, new directions, and reflections on her recent experience in the production and design of on-screen typography for an independent film. Professor Ocko was also quoted in an opinion piece that appeared in Newsday on December 17 titled “A Good Sign?” about platform gap warning signs at LIRR stations.
Ruth Prigozy, professor of English, has had a number of recent publications and interviews. An article she wrote about The Great Gatsby appeared in Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (2006). Her review of My Lost City, edited James L.W. West III, was published in the journal Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, 9 (2007). Dr. Prigozy’s review of Modernity and Progress: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Orwell by Ronald Berman appeared in The Hemingway Review, spring 2006. She also wrote the afterword for the reprinting of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned for Penguin Signet Classics, February 2007. In October 2006 Dr. Prigozy was interviewed by BBC4Radio for You’ll Never Know, The Life of Dick Haymes. This four-part documentary was based on Dr. Prigozy’s biography of Dick Haymes.
Stanislao Pugliese, professor of history, wrote a review of Auschwitz Report by Primo Levi with Leonardo De Benedetti, edited by Robert S. C. Gordon. The piece, titled “Primo Levi’s First Draft of History,” appeared in The Forward in January. He was also interviewed by National Public Radio on April 10 about the publication of A Tranquil Star, a collection of short stories by Primo Levi. The interview aired on April 15, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Also in April, Professor Pugliese directed a conference, Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism After the Fall, for the Hofstra Cultural Center. On May 3 he gave a lecture for the Cultural Center’s Italian-American Experience Lecture Series titled “Memoir From a Swiss Prison,” about Ignazio Stone.
Levi Reiter, professor of speech-language-hearing sciences and head of the audiology program, was featured in Newsday on March 11 for having prepared a rap titled “Say Whut?” to get students interested in the field of hearing sciences. The rap has gotten rave reviews from students, colleagues and even the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In fact, ASHA is using “Say Whut?” as part of an ambitious program designed to recruit undergraduates across the country for careers in audiology. “It’s a great icebreaker,” said Dr. Reiter, a Chassidic Jew and grandfather of 17, who also has a thriving audiology practice in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Herbert Rosenbaum, professor emeritus of political science, delivered the annual Stein Lecture, titled “Jews in American Politics,” at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The lectureship was established in honor of Max K. and Mathilde Stein, formerly of Hempstead. Max Stein was a 1956 graduate of Hofstra. Their son, Dr. Kenneth Stein, is professor of contemporary Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies at Emory.
Larry Russell, assistant professor of speech communication, rhetoric and performance studies, received an award at the conference of the National Communication Association on November 17, 2006, for the best ethnographic article published in 2006. His monograph “Three Pilgrim Paths” appeared in Theatre Annual in an issue devoted to pilgrimage.
Christopher Sanford, professor of biology, is project director on a $135,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award was given to Hofstra in support of a project titled “RUI: Evolution of Vertebrate Design: Functional Morphology of a Novel Feeding Mechanism in Osteoglossomorph and Salmonid Fishes.”
Janice Sawyer, assistant director of Lifelong Learning and Community Programs and adjunct associate professor of foundations, leadership and policy studies, has been named to the executive committee of University Continuing Education Association (UCEA). UCEA is among the oldest college and university associations in the United States, assisting institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and services.
Joseph Scardapane, executive director of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center and director of the Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic, and Mitchell Schare, professor of psychology and director of the graduate program in clinical and school psychology, were featured in a Newsday Part II cover story on November 13, 2006, about the virtual reality therapy clinic at the Saltzman Center and its helpfulness in treating fear of flying and public speaking, among other phobias. They were featured again on November 20 in a television health segment that aired locally on CW 11 (WPIX) and other stations around the country.
Robert Thill, adjunct professor of fine arts, art history and humanities, had an art-related project reproduced and discussed in an essay by Arthur C. Danto, titled “The Work of Art and the Historical Future.” The essay appeared in End of Art – Endings in Art, a book edited by Gottfried Boehm and Gerhard Seel and published by Basel: Schwabe AG for the International Academy for Philosophy of Art (2006).
Sharon Whitton, professor of curriculum and teaching and graduate director of the mathematics education program, has been awarded the 2007 College Mathematics Educator of the Year Award from the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association.
Jason Williams, assistant professor of biology, was named a recipient of Hofstra’s 23rd Annual Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication. The award was given for his work “A New Species of Tomlinsonia Turquier,” 1985 (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Trypetesidae) in Hermit Crab Shells from the Philippines, and A New Parasite Species of Hermioniscus Buchholz, 1866 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Hemioniscidae). This article appeared in Zoosystema 28 (2006); pgs. 285-305 (co-authored with Christopher B. Boyko, Ph.D.).
Phyllis Zagano, senior research associate-in-residence, Department of Religion, was interviewed on February 26 by News 12 Long Island regarding “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” a controversial Discovery Channel documentary. She appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on March 1 to discuss a column she had written for the Religion News Service on civil discourse. She has also been included in the 2007 edition of Who’s Who of American Women.