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Michael D'Innocenzo, longtime Hofstra University faculty, dies at 86

Michael D'Innocenzo, longtime Hofstra University faculty, dies at 86
Michael D’Innocenzo, Hofstra University's longest-serving faculty member who taught history for more than six decades to generations of Long Island students and inspired many to pursue careers in publ

i pShare Tweet Email Michael D’Innocenzo, Hofstra University's longest-serving faculty member who taught history for more than six decades to generations of Long Island students and inspired many to pursue careers in public service, died Nov.Guthart Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence, recalled that her husband would give guest lecturers up to seven times per month at Long Island libraries.He was a founding member of the Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, and the inaugural recipient of the university’s Harry H."Mike was a mighty oak at Hofstra and in the Long Island community," Melkonian said.

D’Innocenzo, Hofstra's professor emeritus of history, was remembered for his dedicated pursuit of knowledge and his commitment to civil rights and social justice." As a civil rights advocate D’Innocenzo spoke frequently at teach-ins, and when students were at risk of being drafted, joined an anti-Vietnam War march through Hempstead Village.

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