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Hunter’s 213th Commencement: The Best!

June 9, 2016 | Hunter College

“You are leaving a very special place,” Arianna Huffington told Hunter’s newest graduates. “The world needs what this place has taught you.” On June 2, at Madison Square Garden, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post addressed an ecstatic Class of 2016. Huffington paid tribute to the “amazing, inspiring and moving” life stories of […]

Hunter’s Brilliant Recipients of 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 26, 2016 | Hunter College

For their great achievement and promise in STEM fields, these four young scholars have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: Emilie Bouda ’15 – a biochemistry student whose research on small molecules and protein interaction may lead to the design of more efficient drugs. Read more. Stephen Braren ’16 – a psychology and […]

Working on Stress Relief

May 25, 2016 | Hunter College, LaGuardia Community College, Salute to Scholars

IF YOU COULD control stress, would you learn more effectively?

Searching for Microbes That Love To Eat Our Plastic Trash

May 25, 2016 | Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, Salute to Scholars

THE WORLD is drowning in plastic. Almost every shred ever created still exists. Some is processed into other products, like polar fleece fabric. Some is recycled by melting, which consumes energy and releases toxic fumes.

He Digs Anthropology and Arabic

May 24, 2016 | Hunter College, Salute to Scholars

‘ARABIC IS SUCH an expressive and beautiful language, but it’s daunting because the vocabulary is so huge,” says David Kanbergs (Hunter College, ’17). “There are so many specific words, like a verb to say someone became one-eyed.”

Hunter Congratulates David Kanbergs ’17, Winner of a 2016 Beinecke Scholarship

May 18, 2016 | Hunter College

David Kanbergs, a junior majoring in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies, has won the Beinecke Scholarship, a major, nationally competitive prize. He is also a winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s 2016 FLAS fellowship – which is funding his trip to Morocco this summer to study Arabic and live with a host family. The […]

Muse Scholar Nelly Gordpour ’16 Receives a Top Global Fellowship

May 18, 2016 | Hunter College

Nelly Gordpour, who is graduating this spring with a sociology major and certificate in human rights, has won a 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship. She will complete this prestigious, highly intensive program with other American and European fellows after traveling to a Humanity in Action center in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw. The […]

Hunter’s Accent on Excellence: Five Students Win the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship

April 26, 2016 | Hunter College

The Department of State has awarded its nationally competitive 2016 Critical Language Scholarship to five students at Hunter: Omar Albert ’17, Faiza Masood ’17, Hajara Masood ’17, Drake Logan and Alexandra Ehrreich. CLS funds summer study abroad for talented, high-achieving students. Its goal is to build the ranks of Americans gaining fluency in key languages […]

Study By Hunter Professor: The Latest on Lemurs

April 22, 2016 | Hunter College

Most people have heard of the butterfly effect – the notion that one small change in a system can have vast effects down the line – but what about the lemur effect? According to a recent study co-authored by Hunter Assistant Professor of Anthropology Andrea L. Baden, lemurs are not only interesting to look at; […]

Artist Daniel Buren Brings Dazzling Color to Hunter Skyways

April 5, 2016 | Hunter College

Traveling from the East Campus to the West has gotten much more colorful. On March 24th, a long-planned site-specific installation project was completed, turning the glass halls of Hunter’s skyways into a kaleidoscopic rainbow. The visionary behind these large, bright prisms is internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Buren, famous for his provocative, illuminating installations and for […]

Hunter Juniors Win Public Affairs Summer Fellowships at Princeton and Carnegie Mellon

March 2, 2016 | Hunter College

Hunter congratulates Christian F. Sebastien Dalencourt ’17 and Joy Nuga ’17, the newly announced recipients of prestigious, nationally competitive Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowships. As PPIA Fellows, both will spend the summer of 2016 completing intensive studies in economics, statistics, domestic/international policy and leadership development – Dalencourt at Princeton, and Nuga at Carnegie Mellon. […]

Hunter Congratulates Harold Holzer, Winner of the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize

February 9, 2016 | Hunter College

Harold Holzer, the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, is the recipient of the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize. The prize is awarded annually by the Shorenstein Center of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The prize honors Holzer for his book Lincoln and the Power of the […]

First Roosevelt House Special Exhibit to Showcase Rare, Original Relics from the Women’s Suffrage Movement

January 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights, on view, free to public, January 14-April 2, 2016 (NEW YORK, DECEMBER 28)—For its first special exhibition since re-opening six years ago, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will present, beginning January 14, a loan show of original […]

Keep That Doctor Appointment, Hunter Professor David Himmelstein Urges

January 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Are routine medical checkups just a waste of time for healthy people?  The notion has been creeping into recent clinical thinking and practice. However, Professor David Himmelstein of Hunter’s School of Urban Public Health, lead author of a study published in the January issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, has come to the opposite […]

Professor William Solecki’s Report Presented at Climate Change Conference in Paris

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter’s William Solecki, professor of geography and founding director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, has co-edited a wide-reaching and authoritative new report on climate change. The report’s Summary for City Leaders was just released at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where representatives from 195 nations met to attempt to […]

Hunter’s Annual Athletics Homecoming

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

  On Friday, December 4, students, alumni, faculty, and staff turned out in large numbers for the annual Athletics Homecoming, a day to celebrate athleticism and sportsmanship in the Hunter community. Among the highlights was a pep rally  hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government, where current students ga  thered to cheer on the Hawks as […]

Hunter Symphony and Jazz Ensemble Celebrate the Frank Sinatra Centennial

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

This month, singers and musicians everywhere have been celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday. There have been tribute shows of every size, on all kinds of stages. And when it came to presenting a show that honored the great artist in the best possible way, Hunter proved to be A number one, top of the heap. On […]

Hunter’s Juan Sánchez Has New Exhibition at BRIC House

December 8, 2015 | Hunter College

Professor Juan Sánchez,juan_sanchezNW an influential artist and longtime member of the Hunter faculty, has a new solo exhibition in Brooklyn. His show, ¿What’s the Meaning of This?, runs through December 27 at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street.

Better Living through Chemistry and 3D Printing: CHEM 291 Students Present Pioneering Research

December 8, 2015 | Hunter College

New scientific research is thriving at Hunter – among students as well as faculty.  Guided by Hunter’s eminent teacher-scholars in high-tech campus laboratories, undergrads are designing and conducting their own original studies in rapidly advancing fields like biochemistry and neuroscience. For young scholars planning careers in research and medicine, one prized mentor is Mandë Holford, […]

Professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper at TEDxCUNY 2015

December 2, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 20, Hunter professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper presented at TEDxCUNY 2015, held at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. TEDxCUNY 2015: Borders and Belongings explored the physical and socially constructed borders between peoples, places, and communities. Raper is a professor and principle investigator in the Department of Biological Sciences at Hunter. She is […]