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Attend an Online Event This Summer

Due to social distancing guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic, Hofstra has extended virtual programming throughout the summer. The event calendar is constantly being updated with new events, so for a full list, please visit Additionally, some of these events are archived for viewing on YouTube.

May 21 @ 7pm – Language Detectives at Work: Forensic Linguistics, the FBI, and the Hofstra Innocence Project

In this presentation, Dr. Robert Leonard, Professor of Linguistics at Hofstra University, will explain the emerging field of forensic linguistics, how its specialists consult on investigations, the judicial process, and counter-terrorism activities.  Leonard and his Hofstra Forensic Linguistic student interns work on ongoing exoneration cases, reanalyzing language evidence such as confessions and wiretaps used to convict defendants of murder. They also help investigators track and prosecute murderers in both cold-case and ongoing investigations.

May 22 @ 7pm – MFA Student Showcase

Please join the Hofstra MFA Program in Creative Writing for an event featuring the program’s graduating students. They will read excerpts of work that they have been developing in class. The MFA Student Showcase is presented by the MFA Program in Creative Writing, as part of the 16th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series – Spring 2020.

May 23 @ 11:30am – MONSTER Roll and Draw on Instagram Live

We are all living in some scary times right now.  Instead of living in fear, let’s live in creativity!  Join us for another Roll & Draw art project to exercise your art muscles and create your own unique Monster.  Find our Monster Roll & Draw worksheet HERE and join museum educator Annemarie Brusca on Instagram Live. Grab the whole family for a break to get creative and just roll with it!

May 26 @ 5pm – The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, Living with Tourette’s Syndrome

A live theatrical performance by actor/playwright Gardiner Comfort of this one-man autobiographical show.  Following the performance will be a discussion/Q&A with Gardiner Comfort, along with internationally acclaimed specialist in Tourette’s Syndrome, Cathy L. Budman, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra/Northwell Health, Director of the Long Island Tourette Center of Excellence, and Jane Zwilling, Psy.D., Director of the Long Island Center for Tourette and Associated Disorders and Founder of the Youth Ambassador Program.  

May 28 @ 10am – Hurricane Season 2020: Preparing in a Pandemic

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which officially starts June 1, is forecast to be active, with most experts predicting up to 18 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes. Join meteorologist Dr. Jase Bernhardt, director of Hofstra’s Sustainability Studies graduate program, to discuss what to expect, how to prepare and what history – from the 1938 “Long Island Express” hurricane to Superstorm Sandy – can teach us. He will also share his current research, which focuses on using virtual reality to improve hurricane preparedness.

May 28 @ 12pm – Zarb Alumni Career Bites Series: Virtual Interviewing Skills

Zarb Alumni – Join us on Thursdays from 12-1 pm for Career Bites. Bring your lunch and join us for a few “career bites” to support your career growth. Join us on May 28 for Virtual Interviewing Skills.Even prior to the pandemic, virtual interviews were becoming more popular, but for right now, it is the only way employers are interviewing. 

June 2 @ 2pm – Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy: What is workplace safety? Who is responsible?

Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy, a forum series on suburban labor organizing and worker power in the COVID pandemic and beyond will be presented by Hofstra Labor Studies and the Center for Labor and Democracy in collaboration with Long Island Jobs with Justice and A.L.L.O.W. (Advancing Local Leadership Opportunities for Women).

June 6 @ 7:20pm – ‘Brother 2’ film screening and discussion with Dr. Benjamin Rifkin

The film “Brother 2” by director Aleksei Balabanov became a cult hit quickly upon its release in 2000 and remains extremely popular in Russia, in part due to its soundtrack featuring songs by a number of popular contemporary performers and groups including Zemfira, Bi-2, and Tantsy-Minus, among others.  The film, a sequel that can be easily understood without having seen the first film in the series, tells the story of a young man living in Moscow, connected to Russian organized crime, who goes to Chicago to help the twin brother of a dear friend with whom he served in the army.  His trip from Russia to the US is his first time abroad and the film raises interesting questions of cultural identity.  If Russians are adopting American economic and cultural practices, as they were at the time the film is made, how are they different from Americans?  As Russians continue to grapple with their place in the world, and especially with their relationship with America, this film continues to serve as a touchstone in many ways.

June 9 @ 2pm – Building Family Resiliency During COVID-19

How can parents, grandparents, and other family members have validating conversations  about missed milestones with children, teens, and young adults  (ie. athletic events, graduation ceremonies, proms), and other disappointments as a result of the social distancing mandated by the COVID-19 crisis? Explore how this challenging time might provide opportunities to strengthen family bonds and help a family unit emerge with a better understanding and deeper respect for one another. 

June 10 @ 11am – The State of the Presidential Race: Democratic Vice-Presidential Prospects, Party Conventions, and Campaign Strategies

As the 2020 presidential race moves from nominating contests to the general election, several key issues will need to be addressed in the coming weeks.  Who will be the Democratic vice-presidential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden?  How will the Democratic and Republican parties host their respective party conventions?  How will the Trump and Biden campaigns mobilize public support for Election Day?  Join Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs Meena Bose and Political Science Professor Richard Himelfarb for a discussion of these topics.

June 10 @ 4pm – The State of H.O.P.E. (Healthcare Opportunities and Policy Exchange) presents Re-Opening New York and the Region: COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

This panel discussion, facilitated by Hon. Kemp Hannon, will feature speakers that will discuss what steps are necessary for New York’s down state area and the surrounding region to reopen from NYS Pause and maintain public health standards going forward. Speakers will also share insights on how their individual sector will respond going forward.

June 12 @ 10:30am – Going Global: How to Adapt Communication Strategies for Different Countries and Cultures with Dr. Kara Alaimo

In this session, Dr. Kara Alaimo, associate professor of public relations at Hofstra University, will discuss how to adapt business and communication strategies when working in different countries and cultures. Dr. Alaimo will explore the world’s ten “cultural clusters” – Confucian Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab world, Latin America, the Anglo world, Latin Europe, Germanic Europe, Eastern Europe, and Nordic Europe – and explain the strategies, tactics, and messages that work best within each of them. For a preview of this talk, read her column in The New York Times.

June 17 @ 1pm – Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses presented by the Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge

Leaders from national organizations supporting veteran entrepreneurs will discuss their programs and answer questions about services for veteran entrepreneurs asked by the Semi-Finalists of the Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge. 


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