October 7, 2005
Dr. Cavaioli to Speak on History of Farmingdale State
Dr. Frank Cavaioli, professor emeritus at Farmingdale State University of New York, will speak about the history of Farmingdale State on Thursday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of History, Economics and Politics, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Cavaioli will discuss his book, "The State University of New York at Farmingdale," which is a fitting tribute to the students, alumni and faculty of Farmingdale State. A book signing and lunch with the author in the University Club will immediately follow his presentation. The cost of the luncheon, which includes a gourmet sandwich, beverage and desert, is $10 per person. Space is limited, so please call 631-420-2739 for reservations and additional information.
A former resident of Plainview, Dr. Cavaioli joined the staff at Farmingdale State in September 1968. A specialist in U.S. history, western civilization, and political science, Dr. Cavaioli received his B.A at the University of Tennessee, his M.A. and his Ph.D. at St. John's University.
In August, 1970, Dr. Cavaioli was named Chairman of the Department of Social Science and received a grant in the amount of $2,000 to conduct a program to examine the relevancy and effectiveness of American political parties. The program was titled "Twenty Years Later—The Condition of the American Political Parties," which had been funded through the State University's program of Conversation in the Disciplines. It was the first grant of that type to be awarded at Farmingdale.
Dr. Cavaioli has won numerous awards, including the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. He is the author of five books and scores of scholarly articles, and is a contributor to the Long Island Forum and the Long Island Historical Journal. He retired in 1990 after twenty-two years of service and now resides in Florida. He currently serves as a visiting professor at Florida Atlantic University.