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Hunter College Professor Carrie Moyer’s Work Featured in Whitney Biennial

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

The Whitney Biennial is an eagerly awaited survey of the best and most exciting contemporary art. Among the artists this year: Hunter Professor Carrie Moyer, whose work can be viewed on the fifth floor of the new Whitney in the Meatpacking District. New York Times critic Roberta Smith describes Moyer’s “bravura abstracts,” as “among her […]

LGBT Research-to-Policy: Focus on Aging at Roosevelt House

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

Studies predict that by 2030, there will be more than 5 million adults living in the United States who are over age 50 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT.) This population faces specific and significant challenges — social isolation and loneliness, higher risks of economic and physical disparities than their cisgender or […]

Pre-Law Event Brings Together Top Legal minds to Discuss 1st Amendment

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

Since 2005, Hunter’s pre-law program has provided students with programs and services that enrich their understanding of the legal profession, and help them gain entry to some of the top law schools in the country. On March 8, 2017, the Kaye Playhouse opened its doors to donors, students, faculty members, and other members of the […]

Hunter Is Named a Fulbright 2016-17 Top Producer

March 9, 2017 | Hunter College

The U.S. Department of State has just announced that Hunter maintains its standing as one of the nation’s Top Producers of award-winning Fulbright U.S. Students. Of the 23 master’s degree-granting institutions named 2016-2017 Top Student Fulbright Producers, Hunter stands in the nation’s top 6. It is also notable that among the top 15 colleges and […]

Hunter’s William Solecki Appointed as an Author of Major Climate Change Report

March 9, 2017 | Hunter College

William Solecki, professor of geography at Hunter College and founding director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve on a team of experts who will prepare a new special report on the impacts of global warming. The IPCC, established in 1988 under […]

Marking Two Years of Cutting-Edge Research at Belfer

February 23, 2017 | Hunter College

New York City has long been a center of great breakthroughs in medical research. On a recent afternoon, principal investigators, leaders, and students from Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hunter College gathered at the Belfer Research Building to celebrate a partnership that promises to yield future stellar advances. The inaugural Hunter College/Weill Cornell Medicine Belfer […]

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 […]