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Date: May 19, 2011
Economics Department Inducts Students into National Honor SocietyHofstra University, Hempstead, NY … On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the Economics Department inducted nine students into Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), one of the world's largest academic honor societies, in a small ceremony held at the Student Center.
The Hofstra student inductees were:
Brendan Casey (not present)
Yaneke Douglas (named to ODE in 2010)
The faculty members present at the reception included (in alphabetical order): Dr. Constantine Alexandrakis, Dr. Massoud Fazeli, Chairperson Robert Guttmann, Dr. Roberto Mazzoleni, Dr. Fatemeh Moghadam and Dr. Bhaswati Sengupta. Also present were Michael Gueli, president of the Hofstra chapter of ODE, and Matthew Torres, vice-president of the Hofstra chapter of ODE.
The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are:
• Recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics
• Establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within and among colleges and universities
• Publication of its official journal, The American Economist
• Sponsorship of panels at professional meetings and competitions, such as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.
Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 652 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities.
For more information on the Economics Department at Hofstra University, visit www.hofstra.edu/economics .