Italian American Experience Lecture Series: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Monument--POSTPONED University Closed

Due to inclement weather forecasts, anticipated high winds and unfavorable travel conditions at rush hour, Hofstra University will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th. Classes are cancelled, offices will be closed, and the Child Care Institute will be closed. Please check or call 463-SNOW for additional information on the status and hours of operation of campus facilities.


• Dining: Student Center, Netherlands, and Dutch Treats will be open for regular scheduled hours of operation.
- Student Center -  7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Netherlands -  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Dutch Treats -  24 hours

• For the convenience of those already on campus, the Fitness Center hours will be 6am-8pm.

• Library will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with limited services.

• Shuttles will run their already published schedules as long as conditions allow


Event Description:

Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti of Hofstra University will discuss The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Monument in a Italian American Experience lecture. She is president of The Triangle Factory Fire Coalition Inc.

Speaker: Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric at Hofstra University
Director, Superstorm Sandy Oral History Project, Long Beach, NY
President, The Triangle Factory Fire Coalition Inc.

The Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events are presented in loving memory of Dr. Joseph G. Astman, founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, cultural comparatist, and international scholar.

Date: Tuesday, March 13,  2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Free and open to the public.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

The Italian American Experience Lecture Series is presented and supported, in part, by the Association of Italian American Educators and the Long Island Regional Chapter of the Italian American Studies Association.

For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

Tuesday, March 13, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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