Fall Festival Information Session: Support System: Famous Paintings and the Structures Behind Them

On Friday, September 27 Faculty Lectures and Information Sessions will be held from 3 - 6:00 p.m. 

Families can choose from:




3-3:50 p.m.

Study Abroad With Hofstra
Room 109 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus
Maria Luisa Fixell, Assistant Provost for Study Abroad and Internationalization, Hofstra University
Students who have studied and lived in another country and have experienced another culture firsthand are eager to share their life-changing experiences and answer your questions about Hofstra’s study abroad options.

Majors and Careers
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library,
South Campus
Michelle Kyriakides, Executive Director, The Career Center,
Hofstra University
Kristin Weingartner, Associate Dean of First-Year Programs and Associate Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University
What resources exist for students as they are connecting their in-class education with their future? How can a liberal arts major translate into a successful career? Our speakers discuss how students choose majors and decide on their career path.

4-4:50 p.m.

Guidelines for Your Student on Their Path to Physician Assistant or Medical School
Room 240 Gallon Wing, South Campus
Mary Banahan, Assistant Professor and Dual-Degree Coordinator, Physician Assistant Studies, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Admission to PA and medical school is highly competitive. Professor Banahan -- a 2019 Teacher of the Year --will discuss tips for helping your student on their path to obtaining a coveted seat in these programs.

Support System: Famous Paintings and the Structures Behind Them
Room 115 Calkins Hall (Painting Studio), South Campus
James W. Lee, Associate Professor, Fine Arts, Design, Art History,
School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Most individuals might be able to recognize Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the front, but the back of the painting shares some interesting tidbits about how it came to be. Following a short talk about the materials that make up well-known paintings, Professor Lee -- a 2019 Teacher of the Year -- will demonstrate how to properly stretch and prime a painting.

5 p.m. Tours
Hofstra Arboretum Tour
Begins at Hofstra Hall, South Campus
Frederick Soviero, Director of Grounds and the Hofstra Arboretum, Hofstra University
Don’t miss this popular campus tradition! Fred Soviero teaches us the Latin names of trees and other fun facts about Hofstra’s Arboretum on South Campus.

Hofstra University Museum of Art
Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus
Karen T. Albert, Acting Director and Chief Curator, Hofstra University Museum of Art
Tour of Environmental Impact Exhibition
Environmental Impact presents the work of nine artists who, through a variety of approaches and artistic media, address the consequences of human interaction with nature. Frequently, the artist becomes an activist -- creating works of art meant to bring awareness to environmental concerns and sway public opinion. These works of art visually communicate the reality of our changing world.




Hofstra University will celebrate its annual Fall Festival: Parent and Alumni Weekend from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Full schedule of events visit hofstra.edu/fallfestival for more information. 

For Parent and Family info visit: http://www.hofstra.edu/home/news/ur/fallfestival/fall-festival-family-weekend.html

For alumni Day info visit: http://www.hofstra.edu/alumni/newsevents/newsevents_rh.html

Fall Festival weekend events are intended for members of the Hofstra community including Students, Parents & Family, Staff & Faculty, Alumni, and their immediate family members. Tickets are not available to members of public.  

Information about tickets and pricing can be found at hofstra.edu/fallfestivaltickets



Friday, September 27, 2019



Calkins Hall
Calkins Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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