Strong Dollar has good and bad impact on economy

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, left, answers a question from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday. European stocks fell earlier Thursday on the back of comments made by Ms. Yellen. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, left, answers a question from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday. European stocks fell earlier Thursday on the back of comments made by Ms. Yellen. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tomorrow, the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University will host their third annual export seminar series “Going $trong: the US Dollar and the Global Marketplace.” A panel will examine current currency trends, outlooks and the effects of currency fluctuations on US businesses operating in the global marketplace. Dr Anoop Rai, a professor of finance at Hofstra, will be speaking at the conference. Dr Rai explains how the strength of the dollar is good and bad for the domestic economy.

Check it out!

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Hofstra panel to discuss hurricane preparedness 3 years after Sandy

Residents attempt to restore order to their street, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)#

Residents attempt to restore order to their street, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)#

Since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Long Island and the east coast almost three years ago, it’s more important than ever to assess our preparedness for another storm. Tonight at 7pm, a panel will discuss exactly that at Hofstra University. “Are We Prepared for the Next Hurricane?” will feature several experts, including Adam Sobel. Sobel is a professor at Columbia University as well as the author of the book “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.” He breaks down the impact of climate change on the probability of another hurricane.

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Hofstra’s National Public Health Week aims to address at-risk communities on Long Island

publichealth-week-2015Public health problems do not stop at the city line. The Long Island suburbs are often thought to struggle less with public health issues, but that is merely the perception, not reality of life in every suburb. Higher income areas are very healthy, but pockets of at-risk communities have very poor access to services.

Hofstra’s celebration of National Public Health Week continues today with the Minority Health Conference, which aims to combat these issues with a three part conference featuring an academic panel with local health department administrators, a documentary film contest for students and a health fair of local service providers.

Check out my interview with Dr Corinne Kyriacou, director of the Master in Public Health Program at Hofstra where she talks about how we can help underserved communities on Long Island.

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Spring Break Safety Tips

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Party goers fill the sand behind Club La Vela and Spinnaker Beach Club during the fourth week of spring break on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Panama City Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/News Herald, Heather Leiphart) MANDATORY CREDIT

It’s every college student’s favorite time of year: spring break. But beware of having too much fun in the sun, some students tend to go overboard with their partying while away from school.

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities at Hofstra University has been prepping the student body with seminars about staying safe on spring break. Graduate Assistant of Programming Ariel Adrian says it’s important that students know their limits.

Check out what else she had to say below

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Hofstra kicks off George W Bush conference

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President George W. Bush smiles as he participates in a Roundtable with Service Providers, July 1, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (P19237-19A)

Today marked the start of Hofstra’s 12th presidential conference on the tenure of George Walker Bush, sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Peter Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.

The three day long conference examines the impact of Bush 43 on modern politics and public policy with input from top officials in President George W. Bush’s administration, including two former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency, scholars, journalists and Hofstra students.

Conference Director Meena Bose, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and alum Peter Kalikow kicked the festivities off at this morning’s opening ceremonies.

Check out my recap here:

Hofstra set to host sustainability conference in April

Photo: Long Island Good Conference

Photo: Long Island Food Conference

The Long Island Food Conference is set to come to Hofstra next month on April 25. Dr Robert Brinkmann, director of the sustainability studies program at the university, helped organize the conference. He stresses the importance of creating a sustainable local food system on Long Island, a region already known for it’s rich agricultural industry.

Hear more of what he had to say here:

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Hofsta panel set to debate legacy of Bush Doctrine

Former President George W. Bush passes by a portrait of himself and his father former President George H.W. Bush as he takes the stage to discuss his new book, "41: A Portrait of My Father" at the his father's presidential library Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (Associated Press)

Former President George W. Bush passes by a portrait of himself and his father former President George H.W. Bush as he takes the stage to discuss his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father” at the his father’s presidential library Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (Associated Press)

As a preview to Hofstra’s presidential conference examining the tenure of George W. Bush, the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency hosts a panel discussion debating the legacy of the Bush Doctrine and how it’s shaped foreign policy today. Kalikow Center Director Dr Meena Bose called into the Morning Wake Up Call to talk about the event.

Check it out!

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