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First Roosevelt House Special Exhibit to Showcase Rare, Original Relics from the Women’s Suffrage Movement

January 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights, on view, free to public, January 14-April 2, 2016 (NEW YORK, DECEMBER 28)—For its first special exhibition since re-opening six years ago, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will present, beginning January 14, a loan show of original […]

Keep That Doctor Appointment, Hunter Professor David Himmelstein Urges

January 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Are routine medical checkups just a waste of time for healthy people?  The notion has been creeping into recent clinical thinking and practice. However, Professor David Himmelstein of Hunter’s School of Urban Public Health, lead author of a study published in the January issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, has come to the opposite […]

Professor William Solecki’s Report Presented at Climate Change Conference in Paris

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter’s William Solecki, professor of geography and founding director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, has co-edited a wide-reaching and authoritative new report on climate change. The report’s Summary for City Leaders was just released at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where representatives from 195 nations met to attempt to […]

Hunter’s Annual Athletics Homecoming

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

  On Friday, December 4, students, alumni, faculty, and staff turned out in large numbers for the annual Athletics Homecoming, a day to celebrate athleticism and sportsmanship in the Hunter community. Among the highlights was a pep rally  hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government, where current students ga  thered to cheer on the Hawks as […]

Hunter Symphony and Jazz Ensemble Celebrate the Frank Sinatra Centennial

December 15, 2015 | Hunter College

This month, singers and musicians everywhere have been celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday. There have been tribute shows of every size, on all kinds of stages. And when it came to presenting a show that honored the great artist in the best possible way, Hunter proved to be A number one, top of the heap. On […]

Hunter’s Juan Sánchez Has New Exhibition at BRIC House

December 8, 2015 | Hunter College

Professor Juan Sánchez,juan_sanchezNW an influential artist and longtime member of the Hunter faculty, has a new solo exhibition in Brooklyn. His show, ¿What’s the Meaning of This?, runs through December 27 at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street.

Better Living through Chemistry and 3D Printing: CHEM 291 Students Present Pioneering Research

December 8, 2015 | Hunter College

New scientific research is thriving at Hunter – among students as well as faculty.  Guided by Hunter’s eminent teacher-scholars in high-tech campus laboratories, undergrads are designing and conducting their own original studies in rapidly advancing fields like biochemistry and neuroscience. For young scholars planning careers in research and medicine, one prized mentor is Mandë Holford, […]

Professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper at TEDxCUNY 2015

December 2, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 20, Hunter professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper presented at TEDxCUNY 2015, held at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. TEDxCUNY 2015: Borders and Belongings explored the physical and socially constructed borders between peoples, places, and communities. Raper is a professor and principle investigator in the Department of Biological Sciences at Hunter. She is […]

Hunter’s Student Veterans Receive High Honors

November 11, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 5, in the Great Hall of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, CUNY paid tribute to an outstanding group of students, including a large contingent from Hunter. The occasion was a young but hallowed tradition: the Student Veterans Academic Awards Breakfast. First presented in 2013, this CUNY award recognizes veterans and veterans’ […]

Hunter Zabar Visiting Artist Yvonne Rainer To Present Public Lecture at the Kaye

November 11, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 11th, Hunter will welcome innovative and influential choreographer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer to the Kaye Playhouse stage as part of the Judith Zabar Visiting Artist series. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater  that revolutionized post-modern dance, Rainer is known for her minimalist, challenging artistry.  She spent fifteen years of […]

McCann’s Mission

October 27, 2015 | Hunter College, Salute to Scholars

MFA Writing Students Vaulting the Impossible Author Colum McCann, recipient of the 2009 National Book Award for fiction for Let the Great World Spin, teaches each spring in Hunter College’s Creative Writing MFA program. His new collection of short fiction, Thirteen Ways of Looking, will be published by Random House in October. McCann is also […]

New NSF Grants to School of Education Support Vital Research by Hunter Faculty

October 22, 2015 | Hunter College

Faculty in Hunter education, biology and geography departments have received nearly $7 million through three grants from the National Science Foundation. Jeanne Weiler, associate professor of educational foundations, leads the team behind Hunter’s Noyce Science Scholar Program, which won a five-year NSF award. Her colleagues on the interdisciplinary project include Allan Frei, professor of geography; […]

Distinguished Professor Peter Carey Wins British Literary Award

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

A new honor has been bestowed on Peter Carey, world-renowned novelist and two-time Booker Prize winner. Carey, a Distinguished Professor and executive director of Hunter’s MFA Creative Writing Program, received the 2015 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, presented annually in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in books. Carey received the award at the Cheltenham […]

Hunter Professor Allyson Friedman Wins a Top Award for Young Research Scientists

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Allyson Friedman, a new member  of Hunter’s biological sciences faculty, has been named a 2015 Postdoctoral Finalist by the Blavatnik Regional Awards. Judged by leading scientists and presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation at the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala on November 9, the awards will be presented to several outstanding young scientists […]

Best American Poetry 2015 Highlights Work by Professor Donna Masini

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Donna Masini ’84, esteemed member of the MFA creative writing faculty, is one of the writers represented in Best American Poetry 2015, an annual selection of groundbreaking works by extraordinary writers. Published on September 8, by Simon and Schuster, the anthology is culled from electronic and print journals to introduce readers to fresh, compelling new […]

Hunter College Art Galleries Present: The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc…

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Exhibit running from September 25-November 21, 2015 205 Hudson Street Gallery Hunter College MFA Campus Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-­6 pm Organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive […]

Gift to Help College Open Doors for Immigrants

September 11, 2015 | Hunter College

Donation of $9 million honors Eva Grove’s commitment to promoting immigrants’ rights. The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal: By Melanie Grayce West Sept. 8, 2015 To celebrate her 80th birthday, Eva Kastan Grove’s family wanted to give a gift to Hunter College students. The donation of $9 million to Hunter, part of […]


September 11, 2015 | Hunter College

According to The Princeton Review, Hunter College is one of the nation’s best institutions at offering undergraduates both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities. The education services company profiles Hunter in its new book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, […]

Hunter’s Zabar Visiting Artist Series Proudly Presents Stanley Whitney

September 8, 2015 | Hunter College

The internationally acclaimed artist Stanley Whitney will speak at Hunter on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm. This lecture is the first on the Fall 2015 calendar of Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Series. Whitney is known for his groundbreaking, intensely color-based abstract paintings. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is […]

President Raab and AARP Wish Social Security a Happy 80th at Roosevelt House

August 18, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab  and dozens of volunteers and officials from the American Association of Retired Person (AARP) on August 14th celebrated the 80th anniversary of the birth of Social Security at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, the former home of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt where the idea for the social […]