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24 New Members Inducted to Hofstra's Mu Kappa Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Geographic Honor Society – May 2, 2018

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Department of Global Studies and Geography inducted 23 students and one faculty into Mu Kappa, our geography honors society, in a ceremony held at the University Club. The 24 initiates are now members of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international geographical honor society that was founded in 1928, and bring the total number of members in Hofstra’s chapter to 120 since its inception in 2012.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Luis Alvarez León, Assistant Professor, Urban-Economic Geography – Graduate School at Clark University, spoke about the importance of geography as a discipline for social analysis and change. He later gave a talk to students and faculty in the Department titled, ‘From Streetscapes to Navigable Landscapes: Crowdsourcing and Contesting the Spaces of Autonomous Driving.’ 

Mu Kappa secretary, Rachel Scarpino, a senior who was inducted in 2017, shared a brief history of the organization, including an explanation of the symbolism of GTU’s badge.

President, Associate Professor Dr. Kari Jensen, and Vice President, Adjunct Associate Professor Dr. Veronica Lippencott conducted the ceremony to welcome the following new inductees:

Hofstra students:
Olukemi Ifenlota Anazodo
Emilie Beck
Rachel Amanda Billard
Larissa Marie Bryant
Daria Burge
Paula Ximena Chirinos Paucar
Julianna Cirafesi
Ligia Clara
Zachary Cole Cybulski
Kimberly Dossett
Adriana Galarza
Adanya Ella Hicks
Emily Bridget Kelley
Robert Levinson
Fatimah Mozawalla
Ciera Nickel
Christina Ann Paccadolmi
Lois Paquette
Aleena Pasha
Emma Rossetti
Alishbah Saddiqui
Amanda Skeene
Lara Noelle Van Patten

Hofstra faculty:
Jase Bernhardt

For more information on the Global Studies and Geography Department at Hofstra University, visit  www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/geog/

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