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Hunter’s Student Veterans Receive High Honors

November 11, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 5, in the Great Hall of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, CUNY paid tribute to an outstanding group of students, including a large contingent from Hunter. The occasion was a young but hallowed tradition: the Student Veterans Academic Awards Breakfast. First presented in 2013, this CUNY award recognizes veterans and veterans’ […]

Hunter Zabar Visiting Artist Yvonne Rainer To Present Public Lecture at the Kaye

November 11, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 11th, Hunter will welcome innovative and influential choreographer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer to the Kaye Playhouse stage as part of the Judith Zabar Visiting Artist series. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater  that revolutionized post-modern dance, Rainer is known for her minimalist, challenging artistry.  She spent fifteen years of […]

McCann’s Mission

October 27, 2015 | Hunter College, Salute to Scholars

MFA Writing Students Vaulting the Impossible Author Colum McCann, recipient of the 2009 National Book Award for fiction for Let the Great World Spin, teaches each spring in Hunter College’s Creative Writing MFA program. His new collection of short fiction, Thirteen Ways of Looking, will be published by Random House in October. McCann is also […]

New NSF Grants to School of Education Support Vital Research by Hunter Faculty

October 22, 2015 | Hunter College

Faculty in Hunter education, biology and geography departments have received nearly $7 million through three grants from the National Science Foundation. Jeanne Weiler, associate professor of educational foundations, leads the team behind Hunter’s Noyce Science Scholar Program, which won a five-year NSF award. Her colleagues on the interdisciplinary project include Allan Frei, professor of geography; […]

Distinguished Professor Peter Carey Wins British Literary Award

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

A new honor has been bestowed on Peter Carey, world-renowned novelist and two-time Booker Prize winner. Carey, a Distinguished Professor and executive director of Hunter’s MFA Creative Writing Program, received the 2015 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, presented annually in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in books. Carey received the award at the Cheltenham […]

Hunter Professor Allyson Friedman Wins a Top Award for Young Research Scientists

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Allyson Friedman, a new member  of Hunter’s biological sciences faculty, has been named a 2015 Postdoctoral Finalist by the Blavatnik Regional Awards. Judged by leading scientists and presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation at the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala on November 9, the awards will be presented to several outstanding young scientists […]

Best American Poetry 2015 Highlights Work by Professor Donna Masini

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Donna Masini ’84, esteemed member of the MFA creative writing faculty, is one of the writers represented in Best American Poetry 2015, an annual selection of groundbreaking works by extraordinary writers. Published on September 8, by Simon and Schuster, the anthology is culled from electronic and print journals to introduce readers to fresh, compelling new […]

Hunter College Art Galleries Present: The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc…

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Exhibit running from September 25-November 21, 2015 205 Hudson Street Gallery Hunter College MFA Campus Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-­6 pm Organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive […]

Gift to Help College Open Doors for Immigrants

September 11, 2015 | Hunter College

Donation of $9 million honors Eva Grove’s commitment to promoting immigrants’ rights. The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal: By Melanie Grayce West Sept. 8, 2015 To celebrate her 80th birthday, Eva Kastan Grove’s family wanted to give a gift to Hunter College students. The donation of $9 million to Hunter, part of […]


September 11, 2015 | Hunter College

According to The Princeton Review, Hunter College is one of the nation’s best institutions at offering undergraduates both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities. The education services company profiles Hunter in its new book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, […]

Hunter’s Zabar Visiting Artist Series Proudly Presents Stanley Whitney

September 8, 2015 | Hunter College

The internationally acclaimed artist Stanley Whitney will speak at Hunter on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm. This lecture is the first on the Fall 2015 calendar of Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Series. Whitney is known for his groundbreaking, intensely color-based abstract paintings. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is […]

President Raab and AARP Wish Social Security a Happy 80th at Roosevelt House

August 18, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab  and dozens of volunteers and officials from the American Association of Retired Person (AARP) on August 14th celebrated the 80th anniversary of the birth of Social Security at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, the former home of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt where the idea for the social […]

Harold Holzer Named Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

August 14, 2015 | Hunter College

August 13, 2015-Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab today announced the appointment of Harold Holzer as the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Holzer, who until last month was the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation’s foremost scholars […]

The GC’s Donna Nickitas to Receive Major Award from National League for Nursing

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Professor Donna M. Nickitas (GC/Hunter, Nursing) has been selected to receive the 2015 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education, a prestigious honor bestowed biennially by the National League for Nursing.

With Prestigious Fellowships, Two New Hunter Graduates Devote Themselves to Public Service

July 21, 2015 | Hunter College

For Brian Lamberta ’15 and Stephanie Park ’15, spring graduates of Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College, individual achievement is inseparable from a commitment to serve people in need and society at large. Lamberta, a commencement salutatorian, graduated Phil Beta Kappa with a major in urban studies, a minor in art history, and a certificate in public […]

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Comes to Hunter College: July 18 to August 2

July 20, 2015 | Hunter College

Concerts, Lectures and Masterclasses are planned as part of the 2015 Seventeenth Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Hunter College from July 18 – August 2.  Fifteen concerts featuring Guest Artists and Faculty will take place at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College each evening at 8:00 pm.  […]

Hunter Student Zach Gershon: A Multitalented Young Scientist Wins a Goldwater Scholarship

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

“I’ve always been fascinated by genetics,” said Zach Gershon ’16, a new winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, America’s premier undergraduate award in science, math and engineering. Gershon, a student at Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College, is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in behavioral neurobiology. He plans to pursue a PhD in developmental neurogenetics and […]

State Department Awards Critical Language Scholarships to Four Hunter Students

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter  students Patrick Harned, Matthew Marcus, Javier Pacayo and Yelena Suponya have been awarded 2015 Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. With this highly selective scholarship, each recipient will spend the summer abroad studying a “critical needs” language. The CLS program is part of a government effort to increase the number of […]

Energy, Commitment, and Plans to Improve the Hunter Experience at Student Affairs Gathering

June 24, 2015 | Hunter College

At a spirited gathering on June 17, Student Affairs held their first annual division-wide meeting. Bringing together staff members from all components of the department – Advising; Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals; Career Development Services; AccessABILITY; Financial Aid; Residence Life; Registrar, and the newest addition, the Office of Student Communications, among others – President Jennifer J. […]

3 Published Studies and a 3D Leap Ahead: Professor Mark Hauber’s Triple Slam

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

The spring semester ended on a trill of high notes for Mark Hauber, an expert on the evolution and behavior of birds. “It’s been a good week,” Hauber said as he received widespread attention for his three new studies, published in quick succession in separate scientific journals. Biology Open published Hauber’s study of how avian […]