HCLAS Dean's Weekly Message Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

HCLAS Dean’s Message

HCLAS Dean's Weekly Message
HCLAS Dean's Weekly Message

March 4, 2019

Dear Students:

We are entering the middle of the semester now and many of you may feel some additional pressure with academic deadlines to finish and submit papers, prepare for and take exams, or wrap up and submit projects.

As you approach these deadlines, I encourage you to do so planfully:

Take some time to make a list of all the things you have to do and the deadlines by which you have to get them done.  Then map out what you have to do in order to meet each deadline.  Consider each test or assignment and ask yourself if you have all the information you need in order to understand what’s expected of you for that test or assignment. If you don’t have all the information, reach out to the relevant professor and ask the questions for which you still need answers.  Map out your calendar so that you can plan for success in each assignment.  

You’ll find that this planned approach will help you achieve higher grades than last minute cramming or all-nighters AND the skills you develop and exercise will transfer seamlessly into the projects you’ll be assigned in full-time professional jobs after you graduate!  

And now it’s time for some congratulations, opportunities, and events!


Wilbert Davis, a junior majoring in Political Science, has been award the American Political Science Association Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Award to attend the RBSI for five weeks at Duke University.

Jasmine Torres a graduate student in Forensic Linguistics and a graduate assistant in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, co-authored an article with her supervisor, Dr. Alan Singer (Teaching, Learning and Technology) about racial discrimination in housing in Levittown, PA; you can read it here:  https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/171333 


Information session for Hofstra in France (summer 2019):  Mon., March 4 from 6 to 7:30 pm in Calkins Hall room 300. Questions?  Reach out to Dr. Loucif at sabine.loucif@hofstra.eduhttps://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32578 

Information session for Hofstra in Japan (summer 2019):  Mon., March 4 from 6:30 to 8 pm in Brower Hall.  Questions?  Reach out to Dr. Welch at patricia.welch@hofstra.edu:  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32595 

Information session for Hofstra in Ireland (summer 2019):  Wed., March 6 from 1:30 to 2:30 in Mason 223.  Questions?  Reach out to Prof. Navarra at patricia.c.navarra@hofstra.edu:  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32600 

Growl, a collaborative magazine from the Hofstra English Society and the Campus Feminist Collective, publishes each semester.  Here’s a link to their website where you can see previous issues: https://issuu.com/growlmagazine — Growl is accepting submissions until Friday, March 22, send to fontcollab@gmail.com 


FORM Gallery presents works by Victoria Jenkins (class of ’20) and Ralph Choi (class of ’21) in Calkins Hall March 3 – March 8: https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32534 

Shakespeare Festival Distinguished Artist Lecture presents Woodie King, Jr. at 7 pm on Mon., March 4 in the Sosnoff Theater of the Cranford Adams Playhouse: https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31985 

Terry Edmunds, the first African-American chief White House speech writer (for President Clinton) will speak on Wed., March 6 from 11:10 to 12:40 (Common Hour) in the Guthart Theater: https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31813 

Ask a philosopher!  Wed., March 6 from 6 to 8 pm in Axinn Library Lower Level Lounge:  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32437 

Thurs., March 7 at 11 am and 8 pm, March 8 at 11 am, and March 9 at 2 pm (March 9 matinee performance with Collegium Musicum):  What Fools!  (One-hour adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) in the Sosnoff Theater of Cranford Adams Playhouse (on the Globe Stage):  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31140 

Critical Sport Communities: New Directions in Sport Scholarship, Journalism, and Activism on March 7 from 11:10 to 12:35 – attendance is free, but pre-registration is required using this link:  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31941 

Reel Ireland Film Series presents “PS I Love You” at 6:30 pm on March 8 in Student Center 141: https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=32532 

Our 70th Annual Shakespeare Festival features Richard III on Fri., March 8 at 8 pm, Sat. March 9 at 8 pm, and Sun. March 10 at 2 pm on the Globe Stage, Sosnoff Theater, Cranford-Adams Playhouse:  https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31136 

21st Annual Irish Experience Festival  on March 10 from 1 am to 5 pm in the Mack Physical Education Center: https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=31986 

Please mark your calendars for Monday, March 11 at 6:30 to 8 pm in the Emily Lowe Gallery for a concert by Tabreeca Woodside, accompanied by esteemed pianist/composer/arranger/producer Jon Cowherd.

Best wishes to all for success in all you do,

Your friendly neighborhood dean,


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