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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 […]

Hunter Mice Can Find It—by a Nose

July 19, 2016 | Hunter College

For centuries, scientists have been trying to get their heads around the mystery of just how our human sense of smell works. In a study led by Hunter biology professor Paul Feinstein, a team of researchers attacked the problem through another species’ little noses: mice. Professor Feinstein joined with a group of researchers, including Christine […]

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to Our New Academic Ambassadors: Hunter’s 2016 Recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

July 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Regularly named a “Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students,” Hunter celebrates the announcement of the prestigious program’s 2016 grants for work and study abroad. Five recent grads will soon head overseas on Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. We honor their success with a brief look at their lives so far, long-term goals, and immediate Fulbright […]

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. […]