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Cultural Center

Fall 2017
Hofstra Cultural Center Academic Grants

All events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration recommended. Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

Monday, October 9, 2:55-4:20 p.m.
Global Judaisms Lecture III
Jews, Gender and Race in Latin America

Dr. Ariana Brodsky, president of the Latin American Studies Association and associate professor of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland, explores the paths taken by young Argentine Jewish women and men as they navigate these politically charged times. Youths who were active in Jewish communal institutions debated whether or not to participate in Argentine political youth groups. Most of them were training to eventually move to Israel, and many of these young Jews chose not to be apathetic to an existing political climate that increasingly viewed young people as agents of change.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Dr. Ariana Brodsky

Tuesday, October 10, 4:30-9 p.m.
The Business Culture of the Mohegan Tribe

The Business Culture of the Mohegan Tribe representative 1

Representatives from the Mohegan Tribe Council discuss an array of interesting topics related to business and Native American culture. The first session, led by Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, expounds on the importance and difficulties of cultural awareness when marketing and conducting business overseas. The second session will be an interactive discussion led by Charlie Strickland, vice chairman of the Council of Elders, who will sing, drum, and tell stories of the Mohegan Tribe.

Presented in collaboration with the Hofstra American Marketing Association (HAMA).

Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center

The Business Culture of the Mohegan Tribe representative 2

Wednesday, October 11, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Ada Lovelace Day
Thinking like an Attacker: An Introduction to Red Team Security

Named for the 19th century scientist who pioneered computational programming, Ada Lovelace Day is part of an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our speaker, Cassia Martin is a Senior Security Consultant with ten years of professional experience in systems, security, and programming. She uses automated tools in combination with manual testing techniques to identify vulnerabilities in web and mobile software. #AdaLovelaceDay
Speaker:  Cassia Martin
Senior Security Engineer
Amazon

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Ada Lovelace Day

Wednesday, October 11, 3-4 p.m.
What Mathematics Can Tell Us About Cancer

J.B. Nation

J.B. Nation, a leading specialist in universal algebra, has been involved over the last 10 years in interdisciplinary study of genetic data on cancer patients, with the bio-informatics group at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

Multiple factors determine the progress of a tumor. Some of these factors are the same across different types of cancer, while others are associated with only one or a few types of cancer. How can we identify those factors? The NIH has made available mRNA expression and other variables, along with clinical data for about 30 different cancers. New computer algorithms for analyzing expression data have allowed Dr. Nation to compare the genetic profiles of 15 different types of cancer from NIH data and identify the most significant factors in each one. This is done from the mathematical properties of the expression table. Only afterwards are the biological processes interpreted. Moreover, one can also gain information about possible treatments.

This project involved collaboration among mathematicians, statisticians, physicians, pathologists, and computer scientists. As with the study of many other complex problems, progress in the treatment of cancer depends increasingly on interdisciplinary communication.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

J.B. Nation chart

Wednesday, November 8, 12:50 -2:15 p.m.
Newsday - Go Inside

Meet the senior leadership of Newsday, one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City. In a changing media landscape, how has a 77-year-old, traditional print business transformed itself into a multimedia operation? How has digital delivery and interactivity changed how news is covered? Learn how publishing decisions are made and how the pieces of a daily news operation come together. Moderator: Cliff Jernigan, Chairperson, Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


Wednesday, November 8
Hofstra Design-a-thon
Create, Collaborate, Compete

Student teams are invited to participate in a speed challenge to design creative works for a local nonprofit client. Featuring a lecture by Troy Griggs, graphics editor at The New York Times, and including faculty mentors and judges from The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and the Department of Fine Arts, Design, and Art History, the challenge is an opportunity for students to show off their design chops to win prizes and get published. No prior preparation is required. The client and the design challenge will be revealed at the event. Space is limited. Visit bit.ly/hofstradesignathon to register for the competition; registration for the lecture is not required.

11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Lecture by Troy Griggs

12:40-6:30 p.m.
Competition

Calkins Lab, South Campus

For more information, please email Russell.Chun@hofstra.edu.

Troy Griggs

Tuesday, November 14, 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Climate Change and Globalization in Coastal Regions:
Opportunities and Challenges for Building Resilience

Dr.  Robin Leichenko

Dr. Robin Leichenko's research intersects the fields of economic geography and human dimensions of global environmental change. Her work examines how and why processes of global economic and environmental change differentially affect cities, regions and sectors, and the implications of these processes for questions of vulnerability, equity, resilience and sustainability.  Her book, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (with Karen O'Brien, Oxford University Press, 2008) was awarded the 2009 Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko's talk will examine interactions between climate change and globalization in coastal regions of the United States.
Speaker: Dr. Robin Leichenko, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Rutgers University

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


Wednesday, November 15, 2:55-4:20 p.m.
Book Presentation: A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth and Justice in Mexico

Pablo Piccato presents his new book, A History of Infamy, which explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-20th century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction flourished. As Piccato demonstrates, ordinary people in Mexico have made crime and punishment central concerns of the public sphere during the last century, and in doing so have shaped crime and violence in our times.
Speaker: Pablo Piccato, Columbia University

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Pablo Piccato

Thursday, November 16, 4:30-9 p.m. (NAACP Grant)
BLACK REFLECTION

Hofstra's chapter of NAACP will hold a series of workshops and a culminating "keynote conversation" to speak to the men and women of the Hofstra community separately about the difficulties each gender faces in the current racial climate. In our workshops, two speakers will give their unique perspectives on the gender divide in the black community and how to overcome and be successful through the different adversities each gender experiences. The culminating discussion will discuss the self-image of the black community and how we can come together to support one another to build a framework for change.
Speakers include Amanda Seales, comedian, actress, recording artist, and radio personality; and Sawandi Wilson, Hofstra graduate ‘09 and actor.

Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center


The Great War: A Hundred Years On

THE GREAT WAR – A HUNDRED YEARS ON

Join us for a continuation of events commemorating the anniversary of American engagement in World War I.


Thursday, September 28, 4:30 p.m.
Film Screening:
Hearts of the World (1918)

This film sets out to tell the story of World War I with the greatest realism possible through the melding of warfare and melodrama, a narrative strategy D.W. Griffith had perfected in his extraordinary and controversial film work prior to this film. Yet Griffith’s unprecedented access to the battlefield did not ensure the film’s success, and considering the reasons for this may help us understand something of the nature of what was a new and terrifying form of war—and the inability of contemporaries, from politicians to soldiers, to grasp its true nature.

Presenter:
Dr. Isabelle Freda
Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Hofstra University

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Hearts of the World

Wednesday, October 18, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Feminizing Farming
World War I and Female Agricultural Resilience in France

Speaker:
Dr. Nicole Dombrowski-Risser
Professor of History
Towson University

Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor

Nicole Dombrowski-Risser

Friday, November 10, 8 p.m.
Hofstra Symphony Orchestra
Music and the Great War

Adam Glaser, director

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse


Tuesday, November 28, 2:10 p.m.
Film Screening
J’accuse (1919)

J’accuse, a French silent film directed by Abel Gance, juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I. Work on the film began in 1918, and some scenes were filmed on actual battlefields. The film’s powerful depiction of wartime suffering, and particularly its climactic sequence of the “return of the dead,” made it an international success and confirmed Gance as one of the  most important directors in Europe.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

J'Accuse

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Tuesday, October 31

Just in time for some Halloween fun, join us for an evening full of “spooktacular” interactive fun – learn about Long Island’s very own witchcraft trial, listen to stories about Hofstra ghosts and apparitions while on a guided tour of the South Campus, and then settle back for a trick or treat film screening with a live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. #HofHalloween

THE DEVIL IN NEW YORK —
THE WITCHCRAFT TRIAL OF GOODY GARLICK, 4:30-6 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween as Tara Rider sheds light on the most famous American witch hunt, which began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial — the trial of Goody Garlick. Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. To understand what happened during these trials, we must first understand the stresses of ordinary 17th century life in New York and why the fear of witches existed. The trial of Goody Garlick acts as a lens to help us understand the hysteria associated with these accusations.
Speaker: Dr. Tara Rider
Lecturer and Director of the International Academic Program to Ireland and England
Stony Brook University

Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Witchcraft Trial

WALKING TOUR: HOFSTRA GHOSTS, 6:15 p.m.

Join us after the lecture for a ghost tour of Hofstra’s South Campus. The walking tour will feature stories and surprises, and will highlight Hofstra’s own ghosts and stories of nearby apparitions. Cider and doughnuts will be served.
Facilitated by Geri Solomon, University Archivist and Debra Willett, Educational Coordinator, Long Island Studies Institute.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Long Island Studies Institute.
Meet in front of Hofstra Hall, South Campus.

TRICK OR TREAT FILM SCREENING – THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LIVE, 8 p.m.

“Don’t dream it. BE IT!” Join us to celebrate the original cult classic film with live performances by students and community members. Full of “spooktacular” interactive fun – door prize for best Halloween costume, trick or treat, and free popcorn.

Co-sponsored by Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion (IEI)

Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center


  • Spring 2017 Featured Events

    Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
    The Crisis of Black Education by Dr. Christopher Emdin

    From the moment that black people set foot on the shores of theUnited States, the most powerful tool for their oppression has been the denial of an education. Dr. Emdin explores the ways that this practice has evolved over time, and the ways that we can resist the denial of an education. Drawing from the words and work of civil rights icons throughout history, the talk emphasizes the role of resistance to oppression through formal engagement in education. In a merging of theory, practice, science, and story, this address explores a way forward for those destined to lead the charge for social justice. Christopher Emdin is an associate professor of mathematics, science, and technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and associe also serves as Minorities in Energy ambassador for the U.S. Depate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. Hartment of Energy and the STEAM ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Emdin will sign copies of his book For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, available for purchase after the lecture.
    Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and Black Student Union (BSU)

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center

    The Crisis of Black Education

    Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.
    Shakespeare Signature Speaker: Joseph T. Morton*

    Joseph T. Morton, former Hofstra University student. The noted American actor speaks about his experiences at Hofstra and beyond, including his work in classical theater, contemporary drama, film and television. Current work includes ABC's hit show Scandal and the critically acclaimed Turn Me Loose off-Broadway.

    *Mr. Morton's appearance is subject to his professional schedule.

    Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

    Hofstra Shakespeare Festival

    View photos from: Shakespeare Signature Speaker: Joseph T. Morton
    Shakespeare Signature Speaker

    68th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival – Debut of Globe Stage
    We are proud to announce a very special all-Shakespeare semester to celebrate of the opening of the new Hofstra Globe Stage. The new Hofstra Globe Stage was researched and designed by David Henderson, associate professor and head of scenic design in the Department of Drama and Dance. This adds an exciting new chapter to Hofstra's long history of Globe scholarship that began with Hofstra President John Cranford Adams in 1945. The festival begins with a full-length production of Hamlet in full Elizabethan dress on the new Globe stage and continues with a one-hour adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and special performances of Elizabethan works by the Music Department and the Dance Program.

    For more information on Shakespeare related events visit Hofstra Shakespeare Festival.

    Hofstra New Globe Stage

    Wednesday, March 8, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
    CENTER FOR "RACE," CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE presents
    Forging a More Inclusive Campus in a Conflicted Country:
    Navigating "Race," Diversity and Social Justice

    Renowned attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall, JD, MA, delivers the inaugural address as Hofstra launches its new Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice. Her talk encourages the University community to support the new center in its efforts to move Hofstra forward in embracing the principles and policies of diversity in everyday practice. Browne-Marshall is associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is the author of several books, including her most recent, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice
    Presented by the Department of Drama and Dance, and the Hofstra Cultural Center
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    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email the Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice at RaceCultureSocialJustice[at]hofstra.edu

    Gloria Browne-Marshall
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    Forging a More Inclusive Campus in a Conflicted Country: Navigating "Race," Diversity and Social Justice

    Monday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.
    Hofstra Cultural Center and Jewish Studies Program present
    GLOBAL JUDAISMS LECTURE
    Sephardim In Network: Arab-Jewish Worlds

    Join us for this lecture delivered by two experts in the field who explore the networks of Sephardim of Arab-Jews through the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The speakers unveil hidden stories of intercultural encounters, struggles for identity, and religious creativity.
    Speakers: Ronnie Perelis, Rabbi Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies, Yeshiva University
    Francesca Bergoli, Director of Jewish Studies, City University of New York

    Presented in collaboration with the Hofstra Department of Religion and Hofstra Hillel: The Center for Jewish Life on Campus.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


    Wednesday, April 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
    THE GREAT WAR – A HUNDRED YEARS ON

    Join us for a series of readings commemorating the anniversary of American engagement in World War I, including the reading of President Woodrow Wilson's speech "Making the World Safe for Democracy" and other works focused on democracy.

    Main Lobby, Axinn Library
    The Great War - A Hundred Years On

    Related Event:
    Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
    Film Screening and Discussion
    All Quiet on the Western Front

    The 1930 American film starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander and based on the book by the same name, shows the physical and mental toll that World War I took on the soldiers. Rodney Hill, Hofstra assistant professor of radio, television, film, leads a discussion following the film

    Room 211 Breslin Hall, South Campus

    All Quiet on the Western Front Film

    Presented by the Department of History


    Hofstra Cultural Center presents
    Film Screenings and Discussion:
    The Anthropologist

    Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, The Anthropologist is a documentary about the work of anthropologist Susie Crate, who travels the world studying cultures already affected by climate change. It is also a film about mothers and daughters who are anthropologists – Crate's relationship with her teenage daughter is juxtaposed with an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and daughter of American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead.

    Monday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
    Screening: The Anthropologist

    Tuesday, April 18
    9:30 a.m. Screening: The Anthropologist
    11 a.m. Discussion with director Seth Kramer

    The Anthropologist movie poster
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    Film Screenings and Discussion: The Anthropologist

    Wednesday, April 26, 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
    Second Annual Digital Research Exchange (DREx):
    Designing Digital Archives for Research and Pedagogy

    The symposium begins with a keynote address by Raymond Siemens, Canada research chair in humanities computing and distinguished professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, a leader of collaborative, transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy.

    Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor

    2-4 p.m.
    Panel Discussion
    The afternoon panel discussion is moderated by John Bryant, professor emeritus, Hofstra University. Panelists include Thomas Augst, New York University; Jeffrey Ravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Elizabeth Dillon, Northeastern University.

    Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus

    Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra's Digital Research Center (DRC)

  • Fall 2016 Featured Events

    Wednesday, September 28, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)

    What Is Latinx Queer History?

    How do you translate queer into Spanish? How do you create culturally sensitive, bilingual, age-appropriate materials about Latinx gender and sexuality or LGBT experience?

    Dr. Larry La Fountain-Stokes discusses his recent toy theater Enciclopedia Deiknumena publication titled A Brief and Transformative Account of Queer History/Un Breve y Transformador Relato de la Historia Queer, illustrated by Dave Buchen and published in Puerto Rico, in the context of other books on lesbian, gay, and transgender topics for young readers.

    Dr. La Fountain-Stokes was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and teaches at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora, and of the short story collections Abolición del pato and Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails. Dr. La Fountain-Stokes’ creative work also includes performances and a series of You Tube videos as Lola von Miramar, a Puerto Rican drag queen with a PhD who loves poetry and cooking.

    Presented by Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) and African Studies Program in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.


    Latinx Queer History

    Tuesday, October 11, 11:10 a.m.
    Theater of War

    Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their caregivers and families today. Using Sophocles’ plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, these readings are aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences.

    Each performance is followed by community panelist remarks and a facilitated town hall discussion.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center


    Theater of War

    Wednesday, October 12, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    Ada Lovelace Day

    Named for the 19th-century scientist who pioneered computational programming, this event is part of an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    Speaker: To be announced.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center


    Monday, October 31, 2:55 p.m.
    MICHAEL KIMMEL: Angry White Men: Masculinity at the End of an Era

    Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

    Michael Kimmel

    Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.
    The Aesthetic Brain With Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

    This event brings Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, to Hofstra to talk about his recent book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art. Dr. Chatterjee discusses findings from cognitive neuroscience that reveal neural structures and networks engaged in our response to beauty and in other aesthetic encounters.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    The Aesthetic Brain With Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

    Monday, November 14, 7 p.m.
    Jennifer Teege
    My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me:
    A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past

    My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me is a book born of a shocking discovery for speaker Jennifer Teege. She picked up a book by chance at Hamburg's main library and discovered that her grandfather was the brutal Nazi commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp, portrayed so memorably by Ralph Fiennes in the film Schindler's List. Ms. Teege's mother was German; her father was Nigerian. Raised in a loving home by her adopted German family, Ms. Teege struggled with depression as she coped with the trauma of rejection by her birth mother. She went to college in Israel, where she learned fluent Hebrew and earned degrees in Middle Eastern and African Studies. She later returned to Germany and now had to learn about her biological family's secret from a book; and that a monstrous man, Amon Goeth, reviled for decades as "the butcher of Plaszow," was her biological grandfather. After her emotional pilgrimage, Ms. Teege says, "I'm no longer a prisoner of the past. I know now that I am not to blame, and the guilt no longer weighs heavily on my shoulders. There is no Nazi gene: We can decide for ourselves who and what we want to be."

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


    Jennifer Teege

    Wednesday, November 16, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    The Emergent National Security Landscape: The New Strategic Polarization of the World President

    Obama’s national security strategy suggests that environmental factors represent a core foreign policy challenge, and indeed, the ongoing discourse regarding the potential security implications of climate change has promoted environmental security to the forefront of the global security agenda. As the president suggests, national security affairs may no longer be limited to traditional politico-military dynamics; but instead, climate, resources, and demographics may now be viewed as being equally important as traditional elements of national power. Nevertheless, linkages between violent conflict and environmental degradation are a matter of some controversy and continue to inspire a great deal of debate in academic and professional circles.

    Speaker: Frank Galgano, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment, Villanova University

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Studies and Geography

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


    Frank Galgano

    Thursday, December 1, 4:30 p.m.
    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher:
    Six Problems of Climate Change

    Debates concerning what to do about climate change – and whether to do anything at all – turn on six major questions: (1) Is it real? (2) Does it matter? (3) How much should we care about the future? (4) What can be done? (5) Who will pay? (6) Do we need new politics? Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will explain these questions, and suggest answers to them. The lecture is drawn from a forthcoming book, co-authored with Evelyn Fox Keller, The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts (W.W. Norton, 2017).

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    Philip Kitcher
  • Spring 2016 Featured Events

    Wednesday, February 24, 11:15 a.m.
    Acting Shakespeare Lecture Series
    The Robben Island Bible

    A staged reading of the verbatim theater piece The Robben Island Bible, followed by a talkback with the playwright, Matthew Hahn. The Robben Island Bible centers around South African Sonny Venkatrathnam, a political prisoner on Robben Island from 1972 to 1978. Venkatrathnam asked his wife to send him The Complete Works of William Shakespeare during a time when prisoners were briefly allowed to have one book other than a religious text. The book's "fame" resides in the fact that Venkatrathnam passed the book to a number of his fellow political prisoners in the single cells. Each prisoner marked his favorite passage in the book and signed it with the date. It contains 32 signatures, including those of Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada and Mac Maharaj, all luminaries in the struggle for a democratic South Africa. The selection of text provides fascinating insight into the minds, thinking and soul of those political prisoners who fought for the transformation of South Africa. It also speaks to the impact of Shakespeare on the human spirit regardless of place or time.

    Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center

    Robben Island Bible
    View photos from: Acting shakespeare Lecture Series: The Robben Island Bible

    Wednesday, March 2, 11:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    The 2016 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture with Bret Stephens

    Bret Stephens writes "Global View," the The Wall Street Journal's foreign affairs column,
    for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. He is the paper's deputy
    editorial page editor, responsible for the international opinion pages, and a member of
    the paper's editorial board. He is also a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a
    weekly political talk show broadcast on Fox News Channel..

    Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center
    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from: The 2016 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture with Bret Stephens


    For a printable pdf, please visit Sutherland 2016 pdf.


    Tuesday, March 8, 11 a.m.
    Remember the Triangle Fire

    On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory located one block east of Washington Square Park. Beginning on the eighth floor, the fire burned through three floors of the Asch Building, now NYU’s Brown Building. There were over 500 employees – mostly young women and recent immigrants. Because the owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits – a then-common practice to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks – many of the workers could not escape and jumped from the high windows. Fire trucks arrived, but their ladders reached only the sixth floor. The elevators ran as long as they could as workers pressed into the cars; some tumbled down the elevator shaft. In the end, 146 people died. There was a trial, but the owners – long known for their anti-union activities – were acquitted. The fire became a rallying cry for the international labor movement. Many of our fire safety laws were created in response to this tragic event and improved safety standards.

    Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center

    Remember the Traingle Fire
    View photos from: Remember the Triangle Fire

    Friday, March 11, 2:55 p.m.
    The Music Business, Broadway, Belting, and Crossing Over From the Classical Side

    Steven Gross presents a Master Class illumining many of the things he has learned in his more than 20 years of musical experience, including what to expect during a Broadway audition, the best way to present your materials and how to select your personal repertoire. Mr. Gross has worked on Broadway and the West End as a music director, conductor and pianist. Mr. Gross has appeared with many national and international opera companies, symphony orchestras and festivals. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from Yale University and is a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar. He has extensive experience working in academia as a clinician, guest artist and professor and is the founder and CEO of the musical theater database MusicalTheaterSongs.com.

    Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Department of Music

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    View photos from: The Music Business, Broadway, Belting, and Crossing Over From the Classical Side
    Steven Gross

    Tuesday, March 15, 2:20 p.m.
    Mariposa & the Saint

    Longtime friends and current collaborators Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen have written a play through the prison wall. Over the course of three years, crafted only by letters, they smuggled out a story that is urgent, emotional and profound. From inside the isolation of solitary confinement, Mariposa speaks directly to the audience. Her words will change you. The performance is followed by opportunities for the audience to engage in a dialogue regarding the issue of solitary confinement and take action. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini with performances by Ray Huth and Julia Steele Allen.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    Mariposa & the Saint

    Monday, March 21, 2:55 p.m.
    Walt Whitman’s Musical Voice

    Hofstra Writing Studies and Composition faculty member and noted spoken word Entertainer Paul Kirpal Gordon teams up with pianist/composer Steve Elmer to present iconic poems from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass – read aloud to musical compositions by Ellington, Debussy, Chopin, Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hart, among others. Hofstra students and special guests present readings and a PowerPoint presentation on the Long Islandborn poet.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from: Walt Whitman's Musical Voice
    Walt Whitman’s Musical Voice

    SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND HUMAN SERVICES

    Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.
    The Politics of Big Food and Big Soda:
    A Conversation with Dr. Marion Nestle

    Junk food and soda have long been known to be leading contributors to obesity, diabetes, dental disease, and other health problems that plague Americans, yet they remain multibillion-dollar industries with global reach. Dr. Marion Nestle, world renowned for her research examining scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and the impact of the immense lobbying power in the food industry, outlines both the challenges and winning strategies (including imposing taxes on sodas, removing sodas from schools and restricting marketing to children, excluding the purchase of sodas using food stamps, and limiting the sizes of drinks sold) and calls for a greater investment by companies and communities in promoting sports and outdoor entertainment, healthy alternatives to sugary drinks, and more nutrition research. Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center

    For more information on this lecture and National Public Health Week at Hofstra, please contact Nicolle Tumminelli at nicolle.t.tumminelli[at]hofstra.edu or 516-463-6467.

    National Public Health Week at Hofstra

    LABOR STUDIES PROGRAM
    Tuesday, April  12, 2:20 p.m.

    Equal Pay Day: CHORE WARS! Gender Equality Comes Home
    As women moved into the formal labor force in large numbers over the last 40 years, essential care work has increasingly shifted from the family domain to the market. On this national Equal Pay Day, join us as a forum of experts and activists discuss why essential child care and elder care work remain low-paid in this country even as demand grows for high-quality care. How can public policies help improve the equity and effectiveness of care work? Speakers include Silvia Federici, Hofstra professor emerita and author of Revolution at Point Zero; Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst economics professor, editor and author of For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States; and Jocelyn Gill-Campbell, coordinator of Domestic Workers United NYC. Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and African Studies Program


    Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
    The Blooming Garden of Beauty

    Experience a full immersion into the world of classical Japanese dance and music, with a Kabuki performance by Sachiyo Ito and Dancejapan. The performance will be followed by a Q&A on women in Japanese arts, with participants Francesca Cassio, PhD, Hofstra University, and Patricia Welch, PhD, Hofstra University.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    View photos from: The Blooming Garden of Beauty
    The Blooming Garden of Beauty
  • Fall 2015 - Past Events

    Friday, September 25,
    2:20-4 p.m.
    EarthBeat!

    Professional dance and music company The Vanaver Caravan brings EarthBeat! to Hofstra. This exotic dance presentation focuses on the rhythms that evolved from different cultural groups to express their need to harmonize with the earth. The program includes French  Canadian and Irish Step Dance; Appalachian Clogging; West African Harvest Dance; South African Gumboot Dance; Chinese Ribbon Dance; Sicilian Tarantella; dances from Bulgaria, India, Brazil, Israel, Armenia and Spain; Kurdish/Turkish dance; original stick dances; body percussion; and stomp dances. American dance reflects the vision of America as a melting pot. The program celebrates the extraordinary beauty of our world cultures.

    Additional funding was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.Council on the Arts

    John Cranford Adams Playhouse

    View photos from:
    EarthBeat!
    EarthBeat

    Thursday, October 8, 4:30 p.m.
    Language, Authority and Mass Media:
    Spanish-Speaking Voices in the United States

    Why does Dexter speak Spanish in the first few episodes of the hit television series, but not in subsequent seasons? Is the United States a Spanish-speaking nation? When did Spanish become such an important part of the U.S. economy? Andrew Lynch, PhD, University of Miami, a specialist in sociolinguistics and issues of bilingualism, responds to these and other questions about the status of Spanish in the United States, exploring the ways in which the language has been imagined and represented in the mass media. The role of institutional authority in language use is also brought into question.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library 

    Spanish-Speaking Voices in the United States

    Tuesday, October 13, 2:20 p.m.
    Ada Lovelace Day

    Named for the 19th-century scientist who pioneered computational programming, this event is part of an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Speaker: Dani Horowitz ’05, Founder and CEO, DaniWeb LLC

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    Ada Lovelace Day

    Wednesday, October 14, 4:30 p.m.
    Immigration and New York’s Future:
    50 Years After a Landmark Law

    As the Presidential campaign season heats up, immigration is a major topic of debate. A half-century ago, the Civil Rights Movement won passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, overturning America’s ethnocentric national admissions quotas. Since then, Asian and Latin American newcomers have dominated migration flows, dramatically reshaping the country’s population. Nowhere is this more evident than in New York. How has this affected local jobs, businesses and the immigrants themselves?  We invite you to a forum which will address this question and others on major immigration policy reforms. Speakers include Tarry Hum, associate professor, Graduate Center, CUNY and author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood, and Walter Barrientos, regional coordinator of the community organization, Make the Road New York. 

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library 

    Immigration

    Tuesday, November 17, 4:30 p.m.
    The Mitzvah Project

    The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor/writer Roger Grunwald – the child of a Holocaust survivor – explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during World War II. Through the story of Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew, the one-person drama — created with director and co-author Annie McGreevey — reveals the history of tens of thousands of German men known as “mischlinge” — the derogatory term the Nazis used to characterize those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents — who served in Hitler’s  army. Grunwald’s lecture delves deeper into the history that produced these mischlinge-soldiers —  men who were the product of two centuries of German-Jewish assimilation, intermarriage, conversion and the striving of a people committed to calling the German fatherland their home. Following the lecture, Mr. Grunwald leads a discussion with the audience.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center 

    The Mitzvah Project

    Tuesday, November 17, 4:30 p.m.
    Lecture and Book Signing With David Batstone

    David Batstone is co-founder and president of global anti- slavery organization Not For Sale, and co-founder and managing partner of Just Business, an international investment group that incubates social enterprises. He is currently a business professor at the University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry. David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    David Batstone
  • Spring 2015 Featured Events - Past Events

    HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Friday, February, 6, 8 p.m.
    Black Angels Over Tuskegee

    by Layon Gray
    featuring Hofstra Alumnus Lamark D. Cheston

    Winner of the 2009 NAACP Award, 2009 ADA Award and 2010 NYC Audelco Special Achievement Award. Incredible! Vibrantly energetic and emotionally captivating, Black Angels Over Tuskegee is a historical docudrama narrative of six men embarking Upon a journey to become the first aviators in the United States Army Air Forces during a tumultuous era of racial segregation and Jim Crow idealism in twentieth century American history.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    $15 regular tickets; $12 group rate (15+);$5 student with HofstraCard or non-Hofstra student with ID
    $10 Hofstra faculty/staff/administrator with HofstraCard
    $25 Meet the Cast VIP Reception
    (includes one ticket and preferred seating)

    Proceeds from VIP tickets benefit the Hofstra University Black/Hispanic Alumni Association Scholarship.

    For tickets and information, please contact the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644.

    David Tavarez Photo credit: Aidan Cole

    Sunday, February 8, 5 p.m.
    African Diaspora: Music and Dance in the Old and New Worlds

    Join Hofstra’s Department of Music and the Hofstra Cultural Center as we go on a musical journey of the African Diaspora celebrating music and dance in the Old and New Worlds. The audience will experience West African drumming and dancing; South African choral music; concert music by African, Latin American and African-American composers; and Cubop (Cuban bebop) and Calypso dances for Big Band choreographed by Mickey Davidson. Highlights include performances by Hofstra student dancers and musicians, ensembles from Hempstead and Uniondale High Schools, and invited guest artists, including the internationally acclaimed Imani Winds.

    John Cranford Adams Playhouse

    $12 general admission; $10 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID; Students under 16 receive one free ticket; $8 group rate (15+); Two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard.

    For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    David Tavarez

    Wednesday, February 11, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    Black History Month Reception

    Join the Hofstra community as we celebrate Black History Month. The reception will feature keynote speaker Gloria Browne-Marshall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Refreshments will be served.

    Sponsored by the Multicultural & International StudentPrograms Office, Zarb Black & Hispanic MBA/MS Associationand the Hofstra Cultural Center.

    For information, please visit hofstra.edu/MISPO, email MISPO@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-6796.

    Black History Month Reception

    Monday, February 23, 4:30 p.m.
    Invisible Wars: Indigenous Religion, Resistance, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

    Dr. David Tavárez, associate professor and chair of anthropology at Vassar College, discusses his research on transatlantic/global colonial intellectual exchanges. He also explores evangelization and language policies, writing, and power in the public sphere, as well as in Nahua and Zapotec societies. He is the author of The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2011).

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from:
    Invisible Wars: Indigenous Religion, Resistance, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

    For more information, please email Brenda.Elsey[at]hofstra.edu or Benita.Sampedro[at]hofstra.edu.

    David Tavarez

    Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
    I Hear America Singing: Walt Whitman and the Great American Songbook

    Spoken word entertainer Kirpal Gordon and his Speak-Spake-Spoke Septet present an evening of Walt Whitman’s poetry performed to musical compositions from the Great American Songbook. Gordon and his band weave familiar and timeless standards that fit Whitman’s King James rhythms and expand their meaning Musicians include Arthur Kell, bass; Todd Bashore, alto saxophone; Claire Daly, baritone saxophone; Carlton Holmes, piano; Amanda Monaco, guitar; and Warren Smith, percussion. Hofstra students and other special guests present readings of Whitman’s poetry.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from:
    I Hear America Singing: Walt Whitman and the Great American Songbook

    For more information, please email Paul.K.Gordon[at]hofstra.edu.

    Kirpal Gordon

    Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m.
    Religion Evolves: A Rap Guide to Religion

    Canadian bornhip-hop artist Baba Brinkman performs faith-illuminating songs inspired by the best of evolutionary and cognitive science. This event – part hip-hop concert, part stand-up comedy, and part TED Talk – explores one of the most heated questions of our age: What is the point of religion?  This groundbreaking work, fresh from a five-star run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and an extended off-Broadway engagement, explores the evolution of religion, leaving audiences with a new appreciation for religion itself, as well as for its critics.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    View photos from: Religion Evolves: A Rap Guide to Religion

    For more information, please email John.P.Teehan[at]hofstra.edu.

    Ba Ba Brinkmann

    Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m.
    A Former Skinhead’s Fight Against Prejudice

    A violent childhood made our speaker easy prey for skinhead gang recruiters. At an early age he was a leader in the neo-Nazi movement hosting a cable access show used for Skinhead recruitment. While serving a prison term, he began questioning his hatred after meeting inmates that made him questions his racist beliefs . After leaving prison, he met others who made him question his hatred. He evenutally defected from the white supremacy movement. Hear our speaker as he tells his inspirational true story of going from a leader in the white supremacy movement to becoming a speaker in the movement against hate and for tolerance.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center

    For more information, please email Lyle.S.Rothman[at]hofstra.edu.


    Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2
    Cambridge Union Society Debate
    View photos from: A Former Skinhead's Fight Against Prejudice

    Hofstra University hosts the Cambridge Union Society from the University of Cambridge, England, one of the oldest and most prestigious debating societies in the world. A series of debating workshops for students will be followed by two debates featuring mixed Hofstra-Cambridge teams. Debate topics will be announced.

    Wednesday, April 1, 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. - First Debate
    "This House believes that police shootings of African-Americans are not about racism"

    Thursday, April 2, 11:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m. - Second Debate
    "This House believes preparing for global warming is preferable to efforts to stop global change."

    Location for both debates: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    For more information, please email Philip.Dalton@hofstra.edu.

    Hofstra - Cambridge Debate

    Equal Pay Day
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:55 p.m.

    In celebration of Equal Pay Day 2015 Hofstra University presents a forum on the employment challenges of working women. Join the discussion in this free annual event presented by Hofstra's Labor Studies.
    Panel participants to be announced.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from: Equal Pay Day

    For more information, visit: hofstra.edu/laborstudies or e-mail questions to laborstudies@hofstra.edu.


    Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
    National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
    HIV: Isn’t There a Vaccine for That?

    Youth ages 13 to 24 account for an estimated 26 percent of all new HIV infections diagnosed in the United States, yet only 23 percent of sexually active high school students have ever been tested for HIV. Most new HIV infections are among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Panelists from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pride for Youth, the Health and Education Alternatives for Teens Program and local YMSM Living with HIV lead interactive discussions focusing on the latest trends, behavioral and biomedical prevention strategies, and methods to engage suburban YMSM. Other topics include key measures that every young person needs to take to protect themselves and their partners, and issues surrounding dating, disclosure and discrimination among YMSM. This event is held in conjunction with Hofstra’s School of Health Sciences and Human Services National Public Health Week.

    View photos from
    "National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
    HIV: Isn't There a Vaccine for That?"

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Anthony.Santella[at]hofstra.edu.

    Red Ribbon

    Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
    Conversations on Colonial Mexico:
    The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley

    Caterina Pizzigoni, associate professor of Latin American history at Columbia University,
    discusses her research on indigenous societies in central Mexico. Analyzing testamentary
    documents, Pizzigoni chronicles Nahua homes, daily life, and how a region held onto its
    Nahua traditions while incorporating aspects of Spanish imperialism.

    View photos from
    "Conversations on Colonial Mexico:
    The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley"

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Brenda.Elsey@hofstra.edu or Benita.Sampedro@hofstra.edu


    Wednesday, April 22, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    47TH HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE
    Can Pharmaceuticals Be Replaced With Bioelectronics?

    Kevin Tracey, MD
    President and CEO, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    President and Professor, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine
    Senior Vice President of Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Molecular Medicine and Neurosurgery,
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at 516-463-5400.

    Kevin Tracey

    Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
    Guest Performance of The Well Reds

    The Well Reds, an alternative/pop/punk/rock band with a captivating musical style similar to The Fray, The Muse, and One Republic, perform original music from their newly released album Volume (November 2014) and teach about the songwriting process. Guitar-playing techniques are demonstrated during this interactive event, featuring raw and synthesized sounds.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center

    View photos from "Guest Performance of The Well Reds"

    For more information, please email hofculctr[at]hofstra.edu.

    Well Reds

    Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
    Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane? A Symposium on Superstorm Sandy and Preparedness

    Two expert panels discuss the local impact of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, as well as our efforts to prepare for the next huge storm. Panelists include Adam Sobel, professor, Columbia University, and author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future; Amy Simonson, United States Geological Survey, Coram, NY;  Nelly A. Romero, program director, Long Beach Latino Civic Association; Anthony Eramo, member, Long Beach City Council; John McNally, co-chair, Long Beach Community Reconstruction Program, and associate director, regional action, The Energeia Partnership at Molloy College; and Erika Schaub, assistant director of public safety and emergency management officer, Hofstra University.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    View photos from "Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane? A Symposium on Superstorm Sandy and Preparedness"

    For more information, please email Emma.C.Farmer[at]hofstra.edu.

  • Fall 2014 Featured Events - Past Events

    Fall 2014 Featured Events - Past Events

    Monday, September 15, 7 p.m.
    1989 Revisited: Tiananmen and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
    25 Years Later

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History at UC Irvine, editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and author of Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China and China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know revisits 1989. How similar or different were the nearly contemporaneous protests that broke out in Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest in 1989? Do the interpretations of the events that circulated at the time still make sense, and why did the struggles in China – as opposed to places like Czechoslovakia – end so differently? And does 1989 hold the same significance today as it did in the immediate wake of the toppling of the Berlin Wall?

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Libary

    For more information, please email Sarah.McCleskey{at}hofstra.edu

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    Wednesday, October 1, 3 p.m.
    Why the Digital Is/Isn’t Important:
    A Measured Approach to Using New Media Remarkably

    Digital technologies bring with them a bounty of new processes, practices, and products that find their way into academic life. We are faced with the challenge of determining how best to incorporate them into faculty research, pedagogical practice and student projects, though we may be tempted to take this challenge on with breathless enthusiasm.

    Kimon Keramidas, assistant professor and director, Digital Media Lab, Bard Graduate Center, focuses on a more measured approach, one that puts this digital era in historical perspective and better empowers us to create remarkable things with these new media.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Ethna.Lay{at}hofstra.edu.

    Why the Digital Is/Isn’t Important: A Measured Approach to Using New Media Remarkably

    Designing the Movies: John Muto and the Art of Production Design

    John Muto is a member of the Design Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. During his long career as a production designer (one of the key creative roles in the film production process), he has been responsible for the overall "look" of such films as Night of the Comet (1984), Species (1985) and the two films that we will be screening: River's Edge and Home Alone.

    Both films will be shown in the Student Center Theater,
    Mack Student Center

    John Muto
    River's Edge

    Wednesday, October 1, 5 p.m.
    River's Edge (1986)
    Directed by Tim Hunter and starring Keanu Reeves in one of his best (and earliest) screen roles. In this shocking drama, a high-school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. His friends' reaction is almost as perplexing as the crime itself. The film also features performances from Crispin Glover, Ione Skye and Dennis Hopper. The film's stark, gritty realism is largely the result of the production design by John Muto.


    Home Alone

    Wednesday, October 8, 5 p.m.
    Home Alone (1990)
    Production designer John Muto will introduce this classic film starring Macauley Culkin and directed by Chris Columbus who plays an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left home alone while his family flies to France for Christmas. He must defend his home against idiotic burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). The screening will be followed by a discussion with John Muto about his strategies in designing the overall "look" of the film. A light reception will follow.

    Co-sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the Herbert Lawrence School of Communication

    For more information, please email Rodney.F.Hill{at}hofstra.edu


    Wednesday, October, 8, 2:55-6 p.m.
    Si Se Puede !
    Cesar Chavez and Immigrant Rights Today

    Si Se Puede ! Cesar Chavez and Immigrant Rights Today

    The Civil Rights Act became law fifty years ago and that same year Cesar Chavez founded the United Farmworkers Union as a popular movement for expanding immigrants' labor and human rights. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a viewing of the new film Cesar Chavez (2014), followed by a discussion on the film and current immigration policy debates with Lori Flores, Professor of History, Stony Brook University and Emma Kreyche, Organizing Director, Worker Justice Center.

    112 Breslin Hall or Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/laborstudies


    Sunday, February 8, 2015, 5 p.m.
    Hofstra Celebrates Black History Month
    A concert exploring the African Diaspora — the spread of music and dance from Mother Africa throughout the world. Join us to experience West African drumming and dancing, South African choral music, concert music by African and Afro-Cuban composers, and Cubop and Calypso dances for Big Band. Hofstra student dancers and musicians, ensembles from Uniondale and Hempstead High Schools, and invited guest artists and alumni will perform.
    John Cranford Adams Playhouse
    For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669


    Thursday, October 9, 6 p.m.
    Inclusion and Exclusion Through Interfaith Dialogue:
    Lessons From Crown Heights and the Interfaith Center of New York

    Dr. Henry Goldschmidt, scholar and director of education programs at the Interfaith
    Center of New York, draws on his extensive experience to describe what interfaith work
    really looks like “on the ground.” He also explores how the category of “interfaith” can
    include but also exclude potential participants in interreligious conversation and conflict
    resolution. This 40-minute talk concludes with a question-and-answer dialogue with the
    audience.

    246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library

    For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/religionevents.


    Friday, October 10, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Media and Migration from Africa to Spain

    This daylong event features film screenings and a round-table discussion on the intersections of media, migration, Africa, and Spain organized by Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, Hofstra University, and H. Rosi Song, Bryn Mawr College. The film curator is
    María Teresa Cabo, director of the Galician Film Festival of New York, and the event features scholars from the tristate area and Pennsylvania researching topics such as media and migration, labor studies, borders, Afro-European relations, the Maghreb and West Africa, Mediterranean studies, Spain, Galicia and Cataluña.

    Films include Sahara Chronicle (2007), El espectáculo (2012),Tann Sa Yoon (2013), and Todos vos sodes capitáns (You Are All Captains) (2011).

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Benita.Sampedro{at}hofstra.edu.


    Tuesday, October 14, 3 p.m.
    Ada Lovelace Day

    Ada Lovelace Day

    Named for the 19th-century scientist who pioneered computational programming, the event is part of an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Rebecca Wright, director, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers University, and a professor in the Rutgers Computer Science Department, is the guest speaker for Hofstra’s Ada Lovelace Day celebration.

    Dr. Wright’s research focuses on information security, including cryptography, privacy, foundations of computer security, and faulttolerant distributed computing, as well as foundations of networking.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Elizabeth.Scott{at}hofstra.edu.


    Saturday, October 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Managing New York Ocean Resources: Connecting Science and Policy

    New York Marine Sciences Consortium

    The 2014 New York Marine Sciences Consortium meeting is focused on the future of New York ocean policy and implementation. Input from the scientific community, policy makers, other stakeholders and the general public will be used to develop recommendations and identify critical knowledge gaps regarding ocean-related human uses, natural resources, and cultural factors. Responses from the meeting will be presented to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Oceans and New York state to guide development of regional and New York ocean action plans and ocean assessments, and help maximize the benefits of our ocean resources and protect the health of the ecosystem.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center
    Please visit Marine Sciences Consortium to register. For more information, email Maureen.Krause@hofstra.edu.
    To submit poster titles, please email your title to christine.gurdon@stonybrook.edu.


    Tuesday, October 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Domestic Violence: Dare to Speak Its Name
    (Communities Respond to Intimate Partner Abuse)

    Domestic Violence:Dare to Speak its Name

    The Criminology Program of Hofstra’s Sociology Department, in association with the Herstory Writers Workshop, presents a conference that brings together memoir writers and experts on the social, economic and political causes of domestic violence and introduces the most recent changes to the legal system in dealing with this offense, which has only recently been defined as a crime. Social and political movements and academic research (particularly feminist research) have made immense contributions to understanding the nature and causes of intimate partner abuse.

    This conference will explore how community response, legal innovations and the raising
    of public consciousness through a story-based strategy can change hearts, minds and
    policies around domestic violence, while giving a voice to those who have too often been
    silenced in the arenas that affect their lives the most.

    246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Liena.Gurevich{at}hofstra.edu.


    Wednesday, October 22, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
    46TH HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
    DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE

    J. Herbie DiFonzo

    Dilemmas of Shared Parenting in the the 21st Century:
    How Law and Culture Shape Child Custody
    J. Herbie DiFonzo, Professor of Law
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at 516-463-5400.


    Wednesday, October 29
    Day of Dialogue 2014: Social Responsibility and Human Security

    A day of workshops, panels and performances devoted to deliberation and reflection
    on some of the major issues that face our community, our nation and the world, from
    the crises in the Middle East to the midterm elections and racism in professional sports,
    to the state of the economy. This all-day annual event presented by Hofstra’s Center
    for Civic Engagement serves as an important forum for community engagement and
    participation. Students, faculty and community members are welcome. All events are free
    and open to the public.

    Various campus locations

    For more information and a detailed listing of Day of Dialogue events, please visit hofstra.edu/cce.


    Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

    Wednesday, November 5, 11:15 a.m.
    I Was Born a Baby: The Dynamic Development of Gender Variability

    Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita, Brown University, is a leading expert in biology and gender development and a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times and PBS. Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s current research on parent-infant interactions and the embodiment of gender uses dynamic systems theory to demonstrate how cultural difference becomes bodily difference.

    This groundbreaking new approach to the study of gender differences exposes the flawed premise of the nature vs. nurture debate.

    Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center

    For more information, please email Karyn.Valerius{at}hofstra.edu.


    Friday, November 7, 2:20-5 p.m.
    Singing on Stage: A Master Class with Jane Streeton of the
    Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London

    Jane Streeton

    Jane Streeton presents a master class with Hofstra drama and music students featuring techniques from her book Singing on Stage: An Actor’s Guide (June 2014). Ms. Streeton is an international soprano soloist in opera and concert and has worked as a singing coach and vocal advisor for film; with the BBC; in West End musicals; and at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.

    She is the coordinator of the singing team and course leader for the Musical Theatre Short Courses at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

    The master class is open to the public.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center


    Thursday, November 13, 7 p.m.
    Bridging Community and Academic Research:
    What’s in It for Us?

    Bridging Community and Academic Research: What’s in It for Us?

    Academics do research to understand the world better and to make sense of complex and interesting phenomena, but how can they connect that research to the problems of the “real world”? Communities that are the focus of academic study often have little say in the research process, though their input and experiences make valuable contributions to improving the very issues being researched. Join us in a conversation with sociologist Barbara Katz Rothman, professor, CUNY Graduate Center, that highlights the benefits of and barriers (for both researchers and community members) to working together to solve problems, with practical tips on how to bridge the participation gap.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please email Martine.Hackett{at}hofstra.edu.


    Thursday, November 20, 4:30-6 p.m.
    Pride and Purpose Debate: Does Nuclear Energy Have
    a Role in Our Sustainable Energy Future?

    Does Nuclear Energy Have a Rle in Our Sustainable Energy Future

    In recent years, many concerned with the role of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming have advocated that we quickly increase the amount of nuclear energy produced around the world in order to replace carbon-based energy to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, many others have raised concerns about nuclear waste and safety and disagree with this approach. Participants will debate whether nuclear energy has a place in our efforts to create a more sustainable future.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/ccdebates.
    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

    Please RSVP at http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?com=rsvp&eID=10395

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    Amara Lakhous

    Tuesday, December 2, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Clash of Civilizations in Italy

    Amara Lakhous, author, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, examines the theme of identity through the descriptions of idiosyncrasies in multicultural
    Italy by way of a story of a murder in Rome.

    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

    For more information, please contact Stanislao Pugliese at

    516-463-5611 or email stanislao.pugliese{at}hofstra.edu.


    Jorge Eielson

    Thursday, December 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Poetry and the Visual Arts in Romance Languages
    (XIX-XXI Centuries): A Tribute to Jorge E. Eielson (1924-2006)

    Hofstra University will host a one-day symposium honoring the great Peruvian poet/artist Jorge Eduardo Eielson. One of the most radical voices of Latin American poetry of the 20th century, Eielson was known for his iconoclastic poetry and his quipus, today considered precursors of conceptual art. The symposium is in collaboration with the Americas Society and The Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

    Fall 2014 – Music Performances, Lectures and Demonstrations

    Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series
    Music From Around the World

    Friday, September 19, 12:30 pm
    The Taiko Masala Drum Ensemble*
    Founded by master drummer Hiro Kurashima, the ensemble combines the training and discipline of Japanese martial arts with the precision and power of complex drumming.

    *Presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences Main Dining Room, Mack Student Center

    Professor Rita Ganguly

    Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
    Lecture and Demonstration: Women in India: Music and Culture
    Professor Rita Ganguly, New Delhi, India Professor Rita Ganguly is an authority in the fieldvof semiclassical Indian music, with particular reference to the romantic repertoire performed by female artists. She is the foremost disciple of the legendary Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar, and she will be at Hofstra to share her memories and her music.
    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

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    Gamelan Kusuma Laras

    Friday, November 14, 7 p.m.
    Gamelan Kusuma Laras performing The Spirit of Gamelan
    Gamelan Kusuma Laras is a classical Javanese gamelan orchestra based in New York City that performs music, dance and theater from the classical repertoire of the courts of Central Java. The orchestra was formed 30 years agoto study and present Indonesian performing arts to American audiences. Kusuma Laras has entranced music and dance lovers in the United States and in Indonesia with its authentic performances on instruments created especially for the Indonesia Pavilion at the World's Fair of 1964-65 in New York.
    Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID.
    Tickets on sale beginning October 14, 2014

    For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11a .m.-3:45 p.m.

    Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

    Sacred and Secular in the Sikh Musical Tradition

    Monday, November 17, 7 p.m.
    Lecture: Sacred and Secular in the Sikh Musical Tradition
    Dr. Virinder S. Kalra
    , Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester, UK
    How does the sacred/secular opposition explain itself in the context of musical production? Through the deconstruction of the sacred/secular opposition, Dr. Kalra explores the relationship of religion and music to wider questions of religion and politics. Its postcolonial approach brings Asia into the Western sacred/secular opposition, and provides a set of analytical tools — a language and range of theories — to allow further exploration of non-Western religious music.
    Presented in collaboration with the Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology at Hofstra University
    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
    For more information, please email Francesca.Cassio[at]hofstra.edu.

  • Spring 2014 Featured Events - Past Events

    Spring 2014 - Past Events

    Joseph G. Astman Concert Series Sacred Music From Around the World

    Sepideh Raissadat

    Persian Mystic Songs for Nowruz
    Sepideh Raissadat, vocal and sehtar
    Naghmeh Frahmand, zarb, daff
    The event celebrates the Nowruz, the festivity marking the Iranian New Year on March 21. The repertoire presented by Sepideh Raissadat includes masterpieces of Persian mysticism set to music.
    Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

    Francesca Cassio

    Sikh Holy Hymns
    Dr. Francesca Cassio, vocal and tanpura
    Parminder Singh Bhamra, pakhawaj
    Nirvair Kaur Khalsa, taus
    Dr. Francesca Cassio (Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology at Hofstra University) will perform traditional hymns from the Sikh Gurus's repertoire (16th-18th centuries) in the traditional dhrupad style. Dr. Cassio will be exceptionally accompanied on pakhawaj by Parminder Singh Bhamra (from the Anad Foundation, India) and on taus by Nirvair Kaur Khalsa. The event aims to celebrate the Sikh Festival of Vaisakhi.
    Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

    Alsh Ensemble

    The Alash Ensemble Performing
    Overtone Singing from Mongolia
    The Alash Ensemble is a trio of master overtone singers (xöömei) from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The ancient art of overtone (or throat) singing developed among the nomadic herdsman of this region. Alash remains grounded in this tradition, while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the West.
    Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

    Cambridge Union Society Debate

    Hofstra University will host one of the oldest and most prestigious debating societies in the world, the Cambridge Union Society, from the University of Cambridge (England).
    A series of debating workshops for students will be followed by a debate, featuring mixed Hofstra-Cambridge teams.

    First Debate: Individualism
    Tuesday, March 25, 11:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
    Watch the debate

    Second Debate: Surveillance
    Wednesday, March 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
    Watch the debate

    Mark Wood

    Electrify Your Strings With Mark Wood

    Mark Wood, Emmy-winning composer and music education advocate as well as an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, presents innovative techniques in music education and performs on an electric violin, the Viper, his own invention.
    Friday, March 28, 2:55 p.m.

    Joe Lieberman

    2014 Donald Sutherland Lecture: The Honorable Joe Lieberman

    The 2014 Donald Sutherland Lecture will feature former United States Senator Joe Lieberman (1989-2013) from Connecticut.
    John Cranford Adams Playhouse
    Thursday, April 3, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

    For more information, visit: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=8214

    NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK (NPHW)
    Various events around campus.
    Thursday, April 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
    National Public Health Week Keynote Address
    Dr. John McDonough, Harvard School of Public Health
    Monday, April 7-Friday, April 11
    More information and a detailed listing of the NPHW events, please visit hofstra.edu/NPHW2014.

    The Butler

    The Butler
    Film directed by Lee Daniels.  As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
    Dates/Times: Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    More information:  Please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

    Soul of a Nation
    By the creators of the nationally acclaimed theatrical series of multimedia, one-person plays Faces of America.

    In this performance three actors all portray young African Americans, who examine topicsthat the present college generation feel need to be addressed. These include the U.S. Justice System, hair, balancing adulthood, intersection of cultural identities, and more.
    Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 7 p.m.
    More information: Please contact Office of Multicultural and International  Student Programs at MISPO@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6796

    Wil Haygood

    A Conversation with Wil Haygood
    Washington Post journalist and author of the book The Butler will speak about his book, which inspired the movie, followed by a book signing.
    Date/Time: Tuesday, February, 25, 7:30 p.m.
    More information: Please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

    Heart Health

    Hofstra Heart Health Week
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Surprisingly many young people are at risk. Learn how you can change this during a week of free activities, including health screenings and nutritional consults; expert talks on cardiac arrest and stress management; a blood drive; and “Hoops for Hearts” and “Dodgeball for Hearts” tournaments.
    More information and a detailed schedule of the week's events: hofstra.edu/laborstudies

    meditation

    The Edge of Therapy: Students, Yoga and Mindful Practice — A Four-Hour Workshop
    A panel discussion with mindfulness and yoga-in-school experts, followed by break-out groups. Exciting new dimensions of psychotherapy are emerging from the juncture of Eastern and Western traditions. This is a rare opportunity to meet with leading practitioners and researchers. Participating students will speak about their experiences with yoga and mindful techniques. This is a workshop of importance to students, educators and psychotherapists alike.
    Date/Time: Monday, March 4, 4-8 p.m.
    Please visit Hofstra Cultural Center Event Recordings to view the event video.
    More information: Please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

    Women’s History Month/Religion and Film Series:The Works of Margarethe von Trotta

    Both screenings will be followed by a panel discussion led by Hofstra professors from various departments to examine the intersection of religion, politics and gender as portrayed in the films of renowned German director Margarethe von Trotta.

    Vision

    Vision
    The inspirational portrait of Hildegard von Bingen, the famed 12th-century Benedictine nun, who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment.
    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.

    Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt
    A biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. The film covers Arendt’s controversial reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker.
    Date/Time: Monday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.
    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=7224

    Living with Nature

    Living With Nature: Food, Beauty and Healing in Post-Tsunami Japan

    Internationally renowned chef and restaurateur Kazushiro Sato discusses his family’s experience with the tsunami and demonstrates his cooking skills as he sculpts fruits and vegetables into intricate shapes such as flowers and butterflies. He will explain how important it is for us to live alongside nature as we mark the third anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

    Date/Time: Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=7211

    Sixth Annual Seminar in Central Asian and Middle Eastern Numismatics

    This seminar brings to Hofstra top world specialists on coins of the Ancient Near East and Islamic World. Over the past five years this event has evolved into an important North-American international forum for the specialists on the history of pre-modern coinage. 111 Breslin Hall, South Campus

    Date/Time: Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    For more information, please email aleksandr.naymark{at}hofstra.edu.

    65th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival
    Acting Shakespeare Lecture Series: FIASCO THEATER
    Three co-founders of Fiasco Theater, one of New York's most innovative ensemble companies,will discuss the art of acting and producing Shakespeare today.


    Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.
    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=8080

    Beauty and the Brain
    Dr Anjan Chatterjee, discusses his new book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art (Oxford University Press, 2013). Dr Chatterjee uses neuroscience to probe how an aesthetic sense is etched in our minds and evolutionary psychology to explain why aesthetic concerns feature centrally in our lives.
    Date/Time:         February 5, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural  Center Grants
    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=7267

    Count Basie

    Up South - The Great Migration in Sound and Movement
    "Up South: The Great Migration in Sound and Movement" featuring performances by the Hofstra Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Hofstra student dancers, invited choral ensembles from Hempstead High School and Uniondale High School and acclaimed soloists Diana Solomon-Glover, Robert Hughes and Steven Herring.  Hofstra student actors will guide the audience through a semi-historical narrative describing the great migration. Hofstra Jazz band will round off the show with a Count Basie dance featuring set choreographed by Mickey Davidson. 
    Date/Time: February 9, 5 p.m.
    Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural  Center Grants
    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=6773

    Ethnicity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy: Film Viewings led by Italian Ghanaian Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu

    Fred Kuwornu, film director and activist, will present two of his acclaimed documentaries and conduct a question and answer period after each screening.
    Both films will be shown on Wednesday, February 12

    18 Ius Soli: The Right of Citizenship
    The documentary examines the difficulty in obtaining citizenship in modern Italy, particularly for those immigrants coming from North African and Sub-Saharan countries.
    Showing at 12:45 p.m.

    Inside Buffalo
    The story of the 15,000 soldiers of the 92nd African-American Infantry Division who served in Italy during World War IIwent unnoticed upon their return to the United States.
    Showing at 3:30 p.m.

    More information: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=7355

    Artists Without Walls
    Artists Without Walls inspires, uplifts, and unites people and communities of diverse cultures through the pursuit of artistic achievement. Through music, dance, and the spoken word, they build a multicultural community that springs from “creative chemistry.” Performers hail from all over the globe including Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the U.S., and Hofstra University!
    Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2:20-3:45 p.m.
    Funding provided by the Hofstra Cultural  Center Grants
    More information: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/irish/irish-events.html