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2015 Presidential Awards Celebrate Excellence in Faculty

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

On May 20th, President Jennifer J. Raab presented 12 members of the Hunter faculty with the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Held every spring, the ceremony celebrates the remarkable work of Hunter’s distinguished faculty, highlighting the singular achievements taking place within our academic community. Professor David Foster of the Department of Biological Sciences was recognized […]

Hunter Study: Nearly One in Ten New York City Motorists Runs a Red Light

June 5, 2015 | Hunter College

A Hunter College study based on more than 4,300 observations of red lights at intersections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens shows that nearly 10 percent of New York City motorists, and 15 percent of taxi cab drivers don’t stop for red traffic lights. The survey shows no difference between the percentage of males and females who ignore […]

Celebrating Hunter’s 2015 Student Fulbright Award Winners

May 21, 2015 | Hunter College

Recognized nationwide as a “top Fulbright producer,” Hunter is proud to honor the College’s 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award winners. Three members of the new graduating class are recipients of the prestigious government grant to spend the next academic year living, working and studying abroad.  The Fulbright program’s stated goal is for these young scholars […]

Hunter’s 2015 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows

April 23, 2015 | Hunter College

On April 14, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships  for New Americans, the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants,  announced their 2015 recipients. The thirty recipients, called “Fellows”, were selected for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field, and were selected from a pool of […]

CUNY and Hunter College Announce New Appointments

April 10, 2015 | Hunter College

The following is a letter sent Monday, April 6 by President Jennifer J. Raab to the Hunter College community: CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and the CUNY Board of Trustees have announced the appointment of our extraordinary Provost, Dr. Vita Rabinowitz,  as Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost of CUNY. Vita Rabinowitz’s leadership has been […]

Hunter’s 2015 Winners of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 3, 2015 | Hunter College

Dalila Ordonez ’13, Benjamin Ruisch ’13 and Alexander Teachey ’15 have each won the 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This top prize provides the winners with an annual stipend for three years, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at their chosen graduate school. Ordonez […]

Hunter College Community Honors Public Safety Officer Killed Last Year in East Harlem Building Explosion

March 27, 2015 | Hunter College

The Hunter College community today celebrated the life of Sgt. Griselde Camacho, a seven-year veteran of the college’s public safety force who was killed in a building explosion in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. Sgt. Camacho’s mother, Carmen Quinones, and son, Jaser, among others, attended a plaque unveiling ceremony at Hunter College’s East Harlem […]

Hunter College High School Senior Takes Second Prize at Intel Science Talent Search in Washington, DC

March 27, 2015 | Hunter College

March 11, 2015: Kalia Firester, 17, won a 2nd prize award in the “Global Good” category at the annual Intel Science Talent Search. The prize, presented Tuesday night in Washington, DC, is accompanied by a $75,000 scholarship. A senior at Hunter College High School (HCHS), Firester was the only student among 40 Intel nationwide finalists […]

Students Collaborate with Artists and Scientists on Community Health Awareness Mural Project in East Harlem.

March 25, 2015 | Hunter College

What: The Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation and Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR) will work together on a project that will engage high school students in the arts and sciences simultaneously. There are two parts to the project. The first uses a photography-based data collection method known as Photovoice. This process will […]

Hunter Celebrates Official Opening of New Research Space, Marking Continuation of Innovative Public-Private Partnership

March 18, 2015 | Hunter College

March 16, 2015: Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) today announced the official opening of Hunter’s new 21,000-square-foot laboratory and research space on the fourth floor of Weill Cornell Medical College’s Belfer Research Building. The opening of Hunter’s […]

An Evening with Alumna Arlene Alda ’54

March 17, 2015 | Hunter College

On the evening of March 12, alumna and award winning photographer and author Arlene Alda ’54 was at Roosevelt House to discuss her new book, Just Kids From the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was, An Oral History.  The event was moderated by columnist, author and TV show host Lenore Skenazy, and concluded with […]

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 […]