Bicyclists in New York City are riding safer, according to a new study by Hunter College professors Peter Tuckel and William Milczarski. In their report, Bike Lanes + Bike Share Program = Bike Safety, they found that an increasing number of cyclists—women more than men—are wearing helmets and obeying traffic laws. They also found that […]
Congratulations to Crystal Yeh and Erika Larsen, both juniors at Hunter, who have won highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowships. As PPIA Fellows, they will receive generous grants for graduate school and will spend next summer completing intensive studies in economics, statistics, public policy and public speaking at Princeton University. Yeh, a Queens […]
Jeffrey Mongrain has been named a Distinguished Professor of Art at Hunter College by The City University of New York Board of Trustees. Mongrain, a member of the Hunter faculty since 1995, is the head of MFA Sculpture and Undergraduate Ceramics. He becomes Hunter’s 18th serving Distinguished Professor, joining an elite group of scholars, researchers […]
Scientists have long tried to understand how the brain makes memories, but were, until now, frustrated by their inability to look at the workings of individual neurons. Dr. Hyungsik Lim, an assistant professor of physics at Hunter College, contributed to a recent study, published in Science, in which scientists observed fluorescently tagged messenger RNA (mRNA) […]
Hunter College has just been named one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities by The Princeton Review – one of 75 public and 75 private schools to receive the honor. “For many New Yorkers seeking a top-notch college degree,” the Review says, “Hunter offers the best, most affordable option available.” The Review also […]
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hunter trustee Patty Baker ’82 and her husband, Jay, Hunter’s Department of Theatre will soon have a beautiful new home. The Bakers’ gift was announced on January 13, at a meeting of the Hunter College Foundation Board of Trustees. Their gift funds the acquisition and renovation of a landmarked […]
A new study by Dr. Herman Pontzer, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, shows that humans and other primates burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals of similar size. The study, “Primate Energetics and Life History,” which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that this […]
With great sadness, we write of the passing of Dr. Marie T. Filbin, Distinguished Professor of Biology and internationally renowned Hunter neuroscientist. Dr. Filbin passed away in Ireland where she was born, surrounded by family and friends, after a long illness. Dr. Filbin’s groundbreaking work describes the chemical environment of an injured nervous system and […]
The National Black Nurses Association has named Kenya Beard, of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the Nurse Educator of the Year. Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor and the Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar at Hunter-Bellevue. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education.” When news of the award was […]
Congratulations on the wonderful recognition of the School of Education in the recent National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report ratings of teacher preparation programs. To see the program highlighted as having all five of its scored programs in the 96th percentile or higher nationwide, and as “the only institution that […]
In a festive ceremony on May 15, President Jennifer J. Raab presented 12 members of the Hunter faculty with the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Held every spring, the ceremony is an opportunity for President Raab and the entire Hunter faculty to honor distinguished members of the academic community. The 2013 awards recognized contributions and […]
Dania Darwish and David Kattan see the entire world as their classroom. Both are psychology majors with a deep interest in diverse cultures and a strong resolve to interact with and learn from people in foreign lands. This summer, as winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Dania and David are using the grants […]
Hunter students Michelle Balon, Hunter Gross, Umila Singh, Michael Oman-Reagan, and Jeanne Michaels have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State to study “critical needs” languages during the summer of 2013. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical […]
Hunter Chinese Flagship students Dillon O’Connor, Rossi Petrova, and Crystal Yeh have all won prestigious Boren Scholarships to support their Flagship Capstone year of study in China starting in fall 2013. Each student will receive up to $20,000. The Boren Scholarship is an extremely competitive grant from the National Security Education Program designed to encourage […]
Doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb (Theatre) is a recipient of the 2011–12 George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism for Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He shares the prize with Kenneth Gross (Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life). Kalb previously won the Nathan Award in 1990–91 for his […]
The Christian Science Monitor has named Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education, by doctoral faculty members Michael Fabricant (Prof., Hunter, Social Welfare) and Michelle Fine (Dist. Prof., GC, Psychology, Urban Education), one of the year’s 15 must-read books about K–12 education in the United States. The Monitor says, “This book provides an […]
Doctoral faculty and graduate students in archaeology in the GC Anthropology Program have collaborated with an international team of geneticists and biologists in a study of the arctic fox in Iceland.
“Impossible Grace,” a poem written by Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander has inspired the first Al-Quds Composition Award, to be presented by the newly established College of Music at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. The winning composition will receive two public performances in Jerusalem in October under the artistic direction of Anke Rauthmann, director of the Berlin Lyric Opera.
A book by doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb, professor of theatre at Hunter College, has won the Theatre Library Association’s 2012 George Freedley Memorial Award.
The 2011 Graduate School Rankings issued by U.S. News lists Hunter’s MFA Program in Fine Arts high in the News nationwide roster of MFA Programs in Art and Design. Of the 230 programs assessed, Hunter was ranked #13.