HCLAS Dean’s Weekly Message

February
19, 2019

Dear
Students:

It’s
Tuesday afternoon of the President’s Day Break and we’ll be resuming classes
tomorrow (Wed. morning).  I hope you enjoyed the break! 

Last
week, I had the opportunity to visit a student exhibit in the FORM Gallery,
featuring the work of your classmate, Ian Byrd.  The work was beautiful
and I was particularly struck by a text that he had hung next to one of his
paintings:

Embrace the things that make you
different!  Don’t worry that you don’t fit in with others.  Instead,
let your uniqueness be what others will find amazing about you!

Thank
you, Ian!  This is great wisdom and I urge everyone to embrace it both in
how you see yourself and how you see others.

And
now – congratulations, opportunities, and events:

Congratulations

Congratulations
to all the students, faculty, and staff who organized and ran our annual
Douglass Day Celebration last week!

Congratulations
to 2018 Political Science alumnus Alexander Hayes (now a grad student in that
field at UCLA) who is co-author with Dr. Carolyn Dudek (Professor and Chair of
Political Science) on an article entitled “How Radical Right-Wing Populism
Shapes Migration Policy: Austria and Germany’s Divergence” that was accepted
for publication in the Journal of Immigraiton and Refugee Studies.

Congratulations
to Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, Department of History, who has been selected as a
Fulbright Scholar for Spring 2020; he will spend that semester in Italy. 
(The Department of History is on something of a “Fulbright roll,” since Dr.
Brenda Elsey had a Fulbright in Spring 2018 that she spent in Argentina.)

Congratulations
to Professor Phyllis Levin, Department of English, whose poem “Chamber,” was
published in The Atlantic: 

Congratulations
to Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Department of Geography, who was named as the
recipient of the 2019 Edward L. Ullman Award in Transport Geography by the
American Association of Geographers.

Opportunities

Info
session on summer study abroad in Bremen, Germany at 11:15 am Wed., Feb.
20 in 415 Business School Building –

Fulbright
Scholarship info session at 4:30 pm Wed., Feb. 20, in Roosevelt 106 –

Peer
Mentor info session at 3 pm on Thurs., Feb. 21 in 142 Student Center –

Remember,
the deadline to apply for the HCLAS Transformative Learning Grant (for
HCLAS students with financial need as verified by SFS) to defray costs
associated with study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, or community
service in summer 2019 or fall 2019 is March 1, 2019.  For more
information, including the application itself, see: www.hofstra.edu/tlg

Students
seeking an interesting internship or volunteer opportunity for Summer 2019
should head over to the Career Center ()
and/or take a look at Handshake, available through your portal, where
you’ll find opportunities like the one at the Tanenbaum Center to participate
in the 2019 Peacemakers in Action Working Retreat.

Events

Webinar
on harnessing big data in Medical Physics (in which you can learn more
about the field of medical physics) at 7 pm on-line, access through this link:

They’re
on their way to NCAA, so see them now:  Men’s Basketball (vs James Madison)
at 4 pm on Sat., Feb. 23 in the Mack Center –
Go Pride!

Please
plan ahead for these events on Monday, Feb. 25: 

From
the Convent to the Brothel: Female Disobedience and Counter-Discourse,
lecture by internationally recognized author Darcia Maraini, at 4:30 pm
on Mon., Feb. 25 at 103 Breslin Hall –

Great
Writers / Great Readings with TED Fellow Mitchell S. Jackson, author
of The Residue Years and Survival Math, at 6:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 25 in the
Guthart Theater (Axinn Library) –

Opening
of student art exhibit in the FORM Gallery, featuring the work of Jacob
Ferrandi (“It’s All In Your Head”), at 8 pm on Feb. 25 in the FORM Gallery in
Calkins Hall.

Next
week’s weekly message will return to Monday morning (Feb. 25) and of course it
will feature all the events for the week beginning Feb. 25.

Sincerely,

BR

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