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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 […]

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 […]