The Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professorship in Italian Studies and Italian American Studies
UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the United States. Queensboro UNICO, a private non-profit organization, is composed of individuals of Italian ancestry dedicated to preserving Italian heritage through various cultural programs. In an effort to preserve Italian American culture in a positive light, a group of Italian American businesspeople have joined forces with Hofstra University to create and endow in perpetuity the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professorship in Italian Studies and Italian American Studies. The Distinguished Professorship was first held by Dr. Pellegrino D’Acierno. Hofstra History alumnus Dr. Stanislao Pugliese currently holds the position.
Queensboro UNICO has also endowed a scholarship for a Hofstra University student studying Italian, Italian studies or Italian American studies.
Association of Italian American Educators
Hofstra University is home to the Association of Italian American Educators, located in the Department of History, 321 New Academic Building, South Campus.
C.I.A.O. (Cultural Italian American Organization) is the student-run Italian club. Contact the group at email@example.com, follow them on Twitter at HofstraCIAO or visit hofstra.collegiatelink.net/organization/hofstraciao.