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Hunter College Professor of Studio Art Nari Ward Wins the 2017 Vilcek Prize

February 17, 2017 | Hunter College

The prestigious Vilcek Prize has been awarded to Hunter Professor of Studio Art Nari Ward, an acclaimed sculptor. Awarded annually by the Vilcek Foundation, the prize honors immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society through their extraordinary achievements in biomedical research, the arts and the humanities. This is the first time in 11 […]

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein Named Roosevelt House 2017 Jack Newfield Fellow in Journalism

February 16, 2017 | Hunter College

New York, February 14, 2017 – Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today that award-winning broadcast reporter Andrea Bernstein will serve as the 2017 Jack Newfield Visiting Professor of Journalism at the school’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Ms. Bernstein, who begins her fellowship for the spring semester, will be teaching a seminar in […]

Human Rights Photo Exhibition Opens at Roosevelt House

February 14, 2017 | Hunter College

(FEBRUARY 14, 2017)—The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College announced today the opening of a new exhibition: “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always: Celebrating Human Rights Through the Camera Lens.” The display of 29 large, high-quality color photographs from the European Pressphoto Agency vividly illustrates the principles in the International Bill of Rights, and […]

Former NYC Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz (‘Gridlock Sam’) to Serve as Inaugural Ted Kheel Transportation Fellow at Roosevelt House

February 14, 2017 | Hunter College

Sam Schwartz, author, engineer, veteran public official, and renowned expert in sustainable urban transportation policy, will serve as the inaugural Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. This fellowship, made possible by the Nurture Nature Foundation, is named for legendary attorney and mediator Theodore W. Kheel, […]

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann Visits Hunter

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

On Friday, December 9, Hunter welcomed Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann to the Department of Chemistry’s seminar series. Hoffmann shared lunch, shop talk and advice with Hunter grad students and chemistry majors, listening to every student describe their field of study and latest projects. Afterward, to an overflow crowd in Hunter North, he gave a memorable […]

Hunter College and the U.N. Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

This December 10th marked the 68th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal moment for the international respect and acknowledgement of human dignity. This historic document was adopted and proclaimed by international world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in Paris—and this year, the celebration of […]

Professor Sangeeta Pratap Awarded Mexico’s Top Prize for Economics

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Professor Sangeeta Pratap of the Economics Department has been awarded the Banamex Prize, an annual award recognizing the best research, analysis, and solutions to the economic problems in Mexico. This international prize, Mexico’s highest and most distinguished economic award, is administered by the Banco Nacional de Mexico, the largest commercial bank in Mexico. For more […]

Hunter College Student and Daughter of Pakistani Immigrants Receives Highly Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

(December 12, 2016)  Hunter College of the City University of New York student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall Scholar, it was announced today. She is one of only two students in New York State to receive the Marshall this year, and a first for Hunter College.  The Marshall Scholarship […]

Hunter’s Model UN Team Wins Big in Washington D.C.

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

The Hunter Model UN team has returned from its first conference of the year – in triumph! Held this November in Washington DC, the National Model UN Conference is one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the world for college level aspiring diplomats, and Hunter’s team garnered a multitude of awards, including the […]

Professor Hiroshi Matsui Leads Belfer Team in Trailblazing Cancer Research

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Hunter Professor Hiroshi Matsui, an expert in bio-nanotechnology, is the lead author of a groundbreaking study just published in Nano Letters, a prominent academic journal. Professor Matsui’s article documents his Hunter lab’s discovery of a tiny new anti-cancer drug carrier. This nanoparticle-based carrier promises to replace current drug-delivery methods and dramatically improve treatment for metastatic […]

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. John Henrik Clarke

November 18, 2016 | Hunter College

“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.” – […]

Hunter Takes the Lead in NYC’s Mental Health Services Corps

October 12, 2016 | Hunter College

When Mayor Bill DiBlasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray launched ThriveNYC, their pioneering initiative to address and support the mental health needs of New Yorkers, they made the announcement from the lobby of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, home of Hunter’s graduate social work programs and a nexus for the community. On Wednesday, […]

New Strides for HIV Research at Hunter

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV – and one in eight of those people don’t know they have it. That problem is particularly dire for young people, who account for more than a quarter of newly diagnosed HIV infections, and […]

Hunter College’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Named a 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a Master Artist-in-Residence in the Rita & Burton MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College, has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Known as the “Genius Grant,” Jacobs-Jenkins joins an impressive list of Fellows including Hunter College High School alum Lin-Manuel Miranda who was given the honor in 2015. Faculty member Jacobs-Jenkins and 22 […]

Professor Steve Greenbaum Wins Distinguished Scientist Award

September 22, 2016 | Hunter College

Hunter congratulates Professor Steve Greenbaum, chair of the Department of Physics, on receiving the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Greenbaum, a world-class researcher and mentor, will receive his award at the SACNAS national conference in Long Beach, Calif., this October. In its congratulatory […]

Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Research (CHEST) to commemorate 20th Anniversary with Major Conference

September 14, 2016 | Hunter College

Contact: Jeffrey Parsons (CHEST):; or Rafael Muñoz (Roosevelt House): Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Research (CHEST) to Commemorate 20th Anniversary with Major Conference Focusing on Urgent Needs for Future Study, Further Government Attention (NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016)—The Hunter College LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center is convening  a half-day symposium to mark the 20-year anniversary […]

Roosevelt House To Open New Campaign-Season Exhibit: “See How They Ran! FDR & His Opponents: Campaign Treasures From The New-York Historical Society”

September 14, 2016 | Hunter College

Show Runs September 29-November 30, 2016 Historian Geoffrey C. Ward Featured at Opening Night Preview September 28  (NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016)—To mark the final, and what will surely be the most intensive, phase of this year’s pitched battle for the White House, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will mount the […]

Hunter Team Plays Crucial Role in $9.3M NIH-Funded Study on eHealth HIV Prevention Program

September 8, 2016 | Hunter College

Gay adolescent males (between 13 and 18) account for almost 80 percent of HIV diagnoses within that age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a disproportionate number of African Americans and Latinos among those diagnosed. To help those vulnerable populations, which often do not get the sex education they need, […]

Writing and Performing Her Way to Stardom: Aya Aziz ’17 Lights Up the New York Musical Festival

August 18, 2016 | Hunter College

A college senior wins an invitation to present her one-woman show at a major Manhattan festival. It’s an extraordinary honor for an undergraduate – and a clear mark of her talent, achievement and promise. This year, the New York Musical Festival extended that invitation to Hunter student Aya Aziz. In late July, from the festival […]

Ruby Hutson-Ellenberg ’16 Leaps From Hunter to the World Stage: The Fringe Festival Presents This Gifted New Grad’s Biting New Play

July 26, 2016 | Hunter College

In her final year as an English major and Hunter Muse Scholar, Ruby Hutson-Ellenberg looked at the Bible and found her own muse: Adam’s rebellious wife. The ingenious result was Eve and Her Neighbors, a play with a 2 ½ week run this August at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Featuring many […]