The Center for Hellenic Studies serves as a nucleus of activities concerned with Hellenic language, history and culture, political life, social issues, economy. With the study of Greece and Hellenism the Center aspires to educate and nurture students with the values of Hellenic civilization. It also aims to form strong bonds between the University and the Greek-American communities of Long Island and New York, and establish connections and interactions with educational and academic institutions in Greece.
events for Academic Year 2017-2018
January 22nd 2018 4.30 pm, Poetry Center, Humanities Building 2nd floor - To Make a New Thermopylae: Liberating Antiquity. Katherine E. Fleming, Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization, Provost, New York University
January 31st 2018 4 pm, Special Collections Seminar Room, E2340 Melville Library 2nd floor – Liquid Gold: Symbolic and Spiritual Significance of the Olive Oil in Cyprus. Constantia Constantinou, Dean of the Libraries, SUNY Distinguished Librarian, Stony Brook University
March 6th 2018 – Prof. George Syrimis, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Yale University
Late March 2018 – Greek Independence day celebration
April 20th 2018 – Provost Lecture Series: Prof. Alexander Nehamas, Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Princeton University
May 11-13 2018 Greek Film Festival – Wang Theater
The Center for Hellenic Studies depends on generous contribution from the community to carry out its many programs and initiatives. To make a donation to the Center, please click here. Choose your donation designation from the drop down menu, and complete the rest of the requested information. Thank you very much.
Center for Hellenic Studies Dedication Ceremony
On October 18 2017 we celebrated the official opening of the Center for Hellenic Studies. Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family and all the friends of the Center participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students from the Greek and Cypriot Student Association danced and sang. Activities of the Center will be housed in the Humanities 1052 room.
Grateful to Peter V. Tsantes and family
The Center for Hellenic Studies is grateful to Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family for their generosity and their support. The establishment of the Tsantes Endowed Professorship (supporting Prof. Nikos Panou) strengthened the Center for Hellenic Studies, aiming to promote, study and disseminate Hellenic civilization, culture, history, socioeconomics, language, and literature.
Mr. Tsantes followed up with another generous gift to the Center for Hellenic Studies which supports the establishment of a dedicated space for the Center as well as ongoing operation and events of the Center, including the dispersion of knowledge on Hellenism and pursuit of scholarship, encouragement of student engagement and participation, and the engagement in community activities.