Spiro Alexandratos, Hunter College Professor of Chemistry, Named Science Advisor for Macaulay Honors College

July 27, 2009 | Macaulay Honors College

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NEW YORK, July 27, 2009 – Spiro Alexandratos, Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College at the City University of New York, was named Science Advisor to Macaulay Honors College students, according to Sylvia Tomasch, Ph.D., Associate University Dean of Academic Affairs at Macaulay.

“A cornerstone of the Macaulay Honors College experience is the dedicated advisement system we provide to students in every discipline,” notes Tomasch. “By naming Professor Alexandratos to this position, we are able to provide a long-awaited central resource to Macaulay students at all of the campuses who are or may be interested in scientific research.”

Alexandratos will be introduced formally to the student body during the opening event for the third Macaulay Seminar, Science and Technology in New York on September 14 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The seminar analyzes issues in science and technology that have an impact on contemporary New York. The four City Seminars are a key requirement for all University Scholars at Macaulay.

“Students who are interested in a research career often have questions,” said Alexandratos. “Where do I start? How do I know whom to approach and what to ask? What opportunities are there for research at CUNY? I will meet with students in any scientific discipline to work toward the answers.” The new Science Advisor will assist students in finding appropriate faculty, mentors, labs, courses, connections, and conferences appropriate to their fields.

Alexandratos earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for engaged and motivated students, who come from all parts of New York and around the world. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration.

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