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Dear Friends,

In the pages of the latest issue of the Hofstra Magazine, you will see how much we accomplished during the 2014-15 academic year, reaching several significant milestones and setting new, even more ambitious goals for the future.

You will read about a year of “firsts” at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Between March and May, the medical school opened a new, 63,000-square-foot addition, participated in its first Match Day (100 percent of all eligible students were matched with residencies) and, finally, celebrated the graduation of its first class.

You’ll learn about the expansion of our ground-breaking partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System to launch a new School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, which will open in the fall.

Also in this issue you will explore the swamps of Jamaica Bay, the runways of JFK and the parks of New York City in a story about the work of Dr. Russell Burke and his students, who study urban wildlife and how people and animals coexist in a crowded metropolis.

There are stories that speak to the varied talents of our graduates – from the schoolteacher instilling lessons about the power of civic engagement to the trio of Zarb School alumni whose entrepreneurial flair helped them win fans, and funding, on ABC’s Shark Tank.

You will meet our new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Gail Simmons, and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of Dr. Herman Berliner, who retired after serving in that post longer than anyone – 25 years. He will lead the Frank G. Zarb School of Business for the next year as we launch a national search for a new dean.

We also chronicle the latest chapter in the University’s history of presidential conferences, as we welcomed more than 150 scholars, journalists and government officials to examine the lessons and legacy of the administration of George W. Bush.

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But this magazine is more than just a snapshot of a single year at Hofstra. It is a reflection of the qualities that represent the very best in us, the qualities that embody what it means to be a member of the Pride: determination, community spirit, intellectual curiosity, energy and enthusiasm.

We encourage you to visit campus and reconnect with your Pride family because, no matter how many years or miles separate us, Hofstra will always be your home.

Stuart Rabinowitz
President, Hofstra University

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