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

HCLAS Dean’s Weekly Message

HCLAS Dean's Weekly Message
HCLAS Dean's Weekly Message March 10

September 9, 2019

Dear Students:

I hope that the first week of classes was successful for you and that you’ve settled into the new rhythms of the fall semester.  

This week may you find that your engagement in the courses you are taking and the friendships you are making grow deeper and deeper.

Speaking of which, I encourage all who are interested to apply to join the HCLAS Student Advisory Council (see below in Opportunities).

As you begin to think about opportunities for winter break and the spring semester, please keep in mind the Transformative Learning Grant, available to all HCLAS students with demonstrated financial need.  The deadline to apply for this grant for projects in January 2020 or Spring 2020 is Tuesday, October 15.  You will find all the information about the grant at this website:  www.hofstra.edu/tlg and remember that it is only for students with demonstrated financial need as verified by Student Financial Services.




Congratulations to drama student Ali Estey ’21 for participating in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s apprentice program, through which she was in a production of All’s Well that Ends Well this summer in Boston.

Congratulations to our Department of Global Studies and Geography’s chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society, for having won the Honors Chapter award again this year – for the fifth consecutive year! The award is given for spreading awareness of Geography through recognizing outstanding student scholarship and conducting campus service. This last year our Hofstra Geographical Honor Society (Mu Kappa) members have helped organize diversity dinners, applied for funding from the cultural center for the keynote speaker at the yearly induction ceremony (Dr. Mona Domosh from Dartmouth), sold fair trade organic chocolate, collected and shipped used textbooks to the organization “Books for Africa”, represented the Department of Global Studies and Geography at the Honors College Accepted Students Expo, and presented posters and papers at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Middle States conference in NJ. Student members have played an active role in running the honors chapter this year and were in charge of organizing and conducting the induction ceremony in April. Since Mu Kappa was founded in 2012, 136 students and faculty at Hofstra have been inducted into the society.

Congratulations to Dr. Meena Bose, Professor of Political Science, who has become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank.


All HCLAS students are invited to join the HCLAS Student Advisory Council, an organization that provides feedback to the dean.  The SAC meets three times in the fall semester, at 2 pm on Friday, September 20, Friday, October 18, and Friday, November 15.  If you’re available at those dates and times and interested in joining, please complete the form at this link by Friday, September 13 at 5 pm: https://hofstra.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2n2y1CtXZ2hwRil

The HCLAS Transformative Learning Grant application process is open for HCLAS students with demonstrated financial need who want to get a small grant to help them participate in an internship, go on study abroad, engage in community service, or conduct undergraduate research.  The grant application deadline is October 15 and you’ll find all the information at www.hofstra.edu/tlg  Please note that this opportunity is only for students with financial need as verified by Student Financial Services.

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