Greg Maney

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Gre­gory Michael Maney passed away Septem­ber 2nd after a five year bat­tle with brain can­cer. A tremen­dous scholar, he was co-vale­dic­to­rian of the class of 1985 at Cas­cia Hall and went on to earn an AB at Brown, a MSC from the Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts, and a PhD from the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin. He was a pro­fes­sor at Hof­s­tra Univer­sity and a well pub­lished author, ac­tivist, or­ga­nizer, and con­sul­tant. He was Hof­s­tra Univer­sity's Harry H. Wach­tel Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor for the Study of Non­vi­o­lent So­cial Change as well as the di­rec­tor for ac­tive cit­i­zen­ship and off-cam­pus part­ner­ships at Hof­s­tra's Cen­ter for Civic En­gage­ment.

He was beloved by his col­leagues and was an in­spi­ra­tional teacher who brought his re­search into his class­room and his cam­pus com­mit­ments. His ad­vo­cacy and re­search for peace led to col­lab­o­ra­tions with the LifeWay Net­work to con­duct a study of hu­man traf­fick­ing in the New York metropoli­tan area; the Long Is­land Al­liance for Peace­ful Al­ter­na­tives to cre­ate lo­cal peace in­sti­tu­tions; the Long Is­land Im­mi­grant Al­liance on pre­vent­ing and re­spond­ing to hate crimes; and the Work­place Pro­ject on the hu­man rights is­sues for day la­bor­ers. In the com­mu­nity, he built bridges be­tween the Univer­sity, its stu­dents, and lo­cal res­i­dents. He was a co-founder of the Greater Union­dale Area Ac­tion Coali­tion, which ad­vo­cated for res­i­dents through the fore­clo­sure cri­sis and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment is­sues.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Mary Coyle; son Enzo; his par­ents, Betty and John; a brother, George; and a nephew, Tate.

There will be an on-cam­pus me­mo­rial and re­cep­tion that is open to the com­mu­nity on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23, from 3 to 6pm at The He­lene For­tunoff The­ater in Mon­roe Lec­ture Cen­ter and at the Lowen­feld Con­fer­ence and Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall on the 10th Floor of the Ax­inn Li­brary. In tribute to the mem­ory of Dr. Maney, all Hof­s­tra Univer­sity flags were low­ered to half-staff.

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