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Professor Jill Bargonetti’s New Research May Lead to More Effective Treatments for Breast Cancer

March 3, 2015 | Hunter College

PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences, has published an important paper by Jill Bargonetti, a Hunter cancer biologist. Bargonetti’s paper presents the results of new research exploring protein diversity in cells with the kind of genetic mutations linked to “triple negative” breast cancer. Because up to 25% of breast cancer patients suffer […]

Hunter Congratulates the 2015 HEO Award Winners

February 26, 2015 | Hunter College

On February 17, President Raab presented this year’s HEO Awards to six outstanding members of the Hunter College administrative staff. The HEO Awards honor professionals whose dedicated efforts have led to major improvements in campus programs and services. In 2015, we honor these award winners: Myrna Fader, Advisor, Student Affairs, and Coordinator of Grants and […]

President Obama meets with Hunter Alumnus and “DREAMer” Rishi Singh (BA ’08, BS ’13)

February 10, 2015 | Hunter College

On February 4, President Obama met six DREAMers in the Oval Office to discuss how they have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Among those in attendance was Hunter alumnus Rishi Singh (BA ’08, BS ’13), who graduated with degrees in Psychology and Accounting. He is an organizer for the DRUM-South […]

Hunter’s 210th Commencement: A Magnificent Moment

January 28, 2015 | Hunter College

“This is a magnificent moment in all our lives,” were the opening words of the commencement address by Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which perfectly captured the spirit of Hunter College’s winter commencement on January 22, 2015. The ceremony began with President Jennifer Raab’s opening reflections on the 150-plus countries and five continents […]

A Landmark Moment and Brand New Home for Hunter Scientists

January 28, 2015 | Hunter College

On January 8, faculty and administrators from Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College gathered for a joint celebration in the new Belfer Research Building at 69th Street and York Avenue.  The occasion was the completion of the building’s 21,000-square-foot fourth floor, a new home for Hunter scientists. On their floor, Hunter faculty and students will conduct cutting-edge […]

Neurobiologist Erich Jarvis ’88 Leads New Scientific Studies of Historic Importance

December 19, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Erich Jarvis has co-authored a number of groundbreaking articles just published in a special new issue of Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research. The articles document the first stage of a hugely ambitious project that sequenced the genomes of nearly 50 species of birds, en route to Prof. Jarvis’ goal […]

Hunter and Lincoln Center Expand Initiative That Trains Arts Teachers for Public Schools

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

  The Lincoln Center Scholars Program – a partnership formed by Hunter College, Lincoln Center Education and the NYC Department of Education – is expanding. Supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the program trains superior arts teachers for placement in the public schools. Launched earlier this year with a curriculum in music and […]

The Scientific Journal Nature Chemistry Publishes a Groundbreaking Study by Hunter Professor Rein Ulijn

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Rein Ulijn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College and director of nanoscience at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, has made a major discovery through collaborative research with Scottish scientists. Their findings are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Nature Chemistry. Because peptides (sequences of amino acids) are the […]

Hunter Professor Glenn E. Schafe Discovers New Medicinal Properties of Popular Indian Spice

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology has published an important paper by Glenn E. Schafe, professor of psychology, on the curative potential of a natural compound found in a commonly used spice. The compound curcumin, derived from the root of the widely used turmeric plant, is already known to possess properties potentially useful in the treatment of […]

Hunter Awards Honorary Degree to Jonathan F. Fanton

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

On November 19, President Jennifer J. Raab presented an honorary doctorate in humane letters  to Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony took place at Hunter’s Roosevelt House, the historic building that was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 2009 to 2014, Fanton served […]

Call for Nominations: The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize 2015

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 Hunter College is seeking nominations for the fifth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health. The nominee’s work should be focused on […]

Alumnus Phil Klay (MFA ’11) Wins 2014 National Book Award

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Phil Klay has won the National Book Award in Fiction for Redeployment, his debut short-story collection. Based partly on Klay’s own time serving in Iraq, Redeployment received rave reviews, including one by The New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani and another in The Times Sunday Book Review, the editors of which named it one […]

Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Eminent scientist and Hunter alumna Mildred Dresselhaus (HCHS ’47, HC ’51) received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony on November 24. “Growing up in New York during the Great Depression, this daughter of Polish immigrants had three clear paths open to her: teaching, nursing, and secretarial […]

Hunter Celebrates Veterans Day By Opening a New Student Veteran Resource Center

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

President Jennifer J. Raab celebrated Veterans Day 2014 with a ribbon cutting at Hunter’s new Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) in C118 North. The SVRC’s move provides student veterans with a large, comfortable, computer-equipped space for relaxing, socializing or catching up on work. Hunter’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability draws many veterans. Low tuition […]

Hunter’s Mark Hauber Publishes New Findings on Habituation Learning

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

New research by Mark E. Hauber, a professor in Hunter’s Department of Psychology, marks the first discovery of embryonic learning outside humans, as spotlighted in Science magazine. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal  Society of London, focus on embryos of the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), an Australian songbird. Even before hatching, the birds’ […]

Hunter College Model UN Team is Victorious in Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter College’s undefeated Model UN team returned from the International Model UN competition in Washington, D.C., last weekend with yet another win. The team, which represented Norway, Uganda and Nicaragua was recognized in four areas: Outstanding Delegates in Committee – Uganda; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – GA1 Norway; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – NHCR Norway; […]

Hunter’s MFA Studio Art Program Wins PADA Grant

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) has awarded Hunter’s MFA Program in Studio Art its $5000 annual grant in support of the program’s MFA thesis exhibition. The grant was announced at the PADA annual dinner at the Lotos Club. Representing Hunter were Howard Singerman, chair of Hunter’s Department of Art and Art History; Joachim Pissarro, […]

10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Held at Hunter College

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

At the 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, held October 31 at Hunter College, today’s leaders—politicians, educators and businesswomen—gathered together to help motivate students to become tomorrow’s leaders on issues of importance to women. The theme of the conference was “Leadership for the Next 10 Years: Advancing the Agenda.” Speakers included Hunter College President Jennifer J. […]

The Princeton Review Ranks Hunter as One of the Nation’s Best Schools

August 5, 2014 | Hunter College

The 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s guide, “The Best 379 Colleges,” is just out and Hunter is once again on the list. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges made the grade. The Review quotes Hunter students, who say that “Hunter boasts an ‘outstanding’ reputation based in part on its ability to offer […]

Hunter College and Lincoln Center Partner in Groundbreaking Initiative to Train and Place Arts Teachers in NYC Public Schools

July 2, 2014 | Hunter College

The Hunter College School of Education is partnering with Lincoln Center, the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers to create the Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program. This initiative will, over a three-year period, educate, certify and place high-quality music, dance, theater and visual art teachers in up to […]