Visiting scholar speaks about neurological disorders

Susan Birren, former dean of arts and sciences and professor of biology and neuroscience at Brandeis University, was chosen to be the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and give a public lecture to Hofstra students and staff. In her presentation on Thursday, Feb. 7, “Building a Brain: Cells, Circuits and Developmental Disorders,” Birren discussed her work on cellular interactions in neurons and how brain cells can affect neurological disorders. 

LHSC redesign highlights student experience

Over winter break, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication (LHSC) got a new look – transforming the once-blank first floor walls into a colorful canvas of student life. The redesign, spearheaded by Mark Lukasiewicz, the first-year dean of LHSC, highlights a rebranding and changing of the culture within the school to a more integrated student body.

Cheer team clinches title

The Hofstra cheer team faced unfavorable odds at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship in Orlando, Florida on Friday, Jan. 18, as they claimed their 11th national title in a new division for the first time. 

Zarb professor appointed dean

Following a nationwide search, Janet A. Lenaghan was appointed dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, effective immediately. With plans to utilize the new facility, diversify the programs offered and foster meaningful faculty and student relationships, Lenaghan’s appointment to this role marks a major milestone – she is the first female dean in the top-ranking school’s 50-year history. 

Community unpacks diversity and calls for improvement

Dr. Lightfoot, who also serves as the director of Hofstra’s Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice, was one of four speakers at the panel titled “Columbus Discovered America and Other Lies We’re Taught in School.” This was hosted by Hofstra’s Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition (QTPOCC), the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice and several other campus organizations.  

'Science Night Live' debunks myths about moon

In a lecture titled, “How the Apollo Program Solved the Riddle of the Origin of the Moon,” J. Bret Bennington, chair of the department of geology, environment and sustainability at Hofstra, along with Stephen Lawrence, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, shared insight on the origin of the moon to a packed audience at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center in Garden City, New York.