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Tom Finkelpearl (MA ’83) Is NYC’s New Cultural Affairs Commissioner

April 12, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Tom Finkelpearl, president and executive director of the Queens Museum, has been appointed cultural affairs commissioner by Mayor Bill de Blasio. A trained sculptor, Finkelpearl earned his master’s at Hunter after receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton. He was an administrator at Long Island City’s P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and Maine’s Skowhegan […]

Hunter College Model U.N. Wins Top Prize at National Conference

April 9, 2014 | Hunter College

The Hunter College Model U.N. team was awarded the coveted Outstanding Delegation Prize at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York (NMUN-NY), which took place from March 30 to April 3. With the U.N. Headquarters as a backdrop, the conference brings together university students from around the world to discuss issues at the forefront […]

Hunter Macaulay Student Accepted to Cal Tech Summer Program (SURF)

April 4, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter Macaulay physics major Eugene Ostrovskiy just got accepted to the summer program (SURF) at Cal Tech. He will work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is a NASA Center operated by Cal Tech. JPL’s primary mission is robotic exploration of space and planets, and Eugene will work with the technical group that develops […]

Hunter’s Diana Reiss will Appear on NOVA’s “Inside Animal Minds”

April 3, 2014 | Hunter College

Dr. Diana Reiss, a professor in Hunter’s Psychology Department and an expert on animal cognition, will appear this month on NOVA’s three-part series, Inside Animal Minds, which explores how animals understand the world around them. Part one of the series will air on PBS on April 9. Reiss herself appears in part three, Who’s the […]

Distinguished Professor Nancy Foner Is Appointed to Influential Panel on Immigration

April 2, 2014 | Hunter College

Nancy Foner, a distinguished professor of sociology at Hunter, has been appointed to a major influential post by the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Foner is an expert on the history of immigration in the U.S. and Europe. The National Academy, a society of leading scholars, provides the government with authoritative advice on key issues. […]

Alexander Simon-Fox ‘14 Wins Global Human Rights Fellowship

March 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Humanity in Action, an educational organization dedicated to fostering human rights and ethical leadership around the world, has awarded its 2014 fellowship to Hunter senior Alexander Simon-Fox. Simon-Fox is  majoring in political science, with minor in human rights, in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter. He plans to attend law school and work for the […]

Hunter Computer Science Student Chosen for Summer Research Assistantship at MIT

March 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter College senior Matthew Evanusa ’14 will spend this summer as a research assistant with the InfoLab group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), a science and technology center focused on the interdisciplinary study of intelligence, selected Evanusa for the highly sought after position from […]

On a Path to Safer Cycling

February 10, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Hunter Juniors Win Public-Affairs Fellowships at Princeton University

February 7, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Professor Jeffrey Mongrain Named Distinguished Professor of Art

January 31, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Unlocking the Mystery of Memories

January 29, 2014 | Hunter College

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) […]

The Princeton Review ranks Hunter as one of the nation’s “Best Value” schools

January 28, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Patty and Jay Baker Donate $15 Million to Hunter, Giving the Theatre Department Its Own Building

January 27, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Primates: Now with Only Half the Calories! A New Study by Associate Professor Herman Pontzer

January 21, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Marie T. Filbin

January 15, 2014 | Hunter College

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 […]

Dr. Kenya Beard Named Nurse Educator of 2013 by National Black Nurses Association

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

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 […]

A Letter of Commendation from President Raab to Dean Steiner and The School of Education Faculty

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College

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 […]

Presidential Awards Honor Outstanding Faculty Members

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College

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 […]

Hunter Students Win Gilman International Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

June 26, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

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 […]

Five Hunter Students Win Highly Selective Critical Language Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

May 22, 2013 | Hunter College

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 […]