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Hunter College Senior Wins Top Award For Paper on Prison Problems

February 10, 2011 | Hunter College

Janet Garcia, a senior in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter, has won the 2010 Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the nation’s leading criminology organization. The paper, “Alternative-to-Incarceration Programs: Addressing the Shortcomings of Correctional Services,” deals with a question that is especially contentious in New York and other states now: Is maintaining a large, costly prison system the best way to deal with crime, or are less expensive, more effective alternatives available?

Hunter Distinguished Professor Wins a Writers for Writers Award

February 2, 2011 | Hunter College

Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Nunez, who teaches creative writing at Hunter, has won a 2011 Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, a prestigious award which was won by three prominent writers this year. The author of seven novels including Anna In-Between (Akashic Books, 2009), Prospero’s Daughter (Ballantine Books, 2006), and Bruised Hibiscus (Seal Press, 2000), which won the American Book Award, Nunez is a champion of American writers of color. She co-founded the National Black Writers Conference, served as its director for 18 years and chaired the PEN American Center’s Open Book Committee.

An App for Everything? Yes, Even One On Parenting, Courtesy of Hunter’s Dr. McIntyre

January 24, 2011 | Hunter College

A new app – the first ever on parenting – is now available at the iTunes store, thanks to Hunter Professor Tom McIntyre. Called “Positive Parenting Practices,” the app contains two hours of narration accompanied by fast-moving, hand-drawn images “to help parents raise ethical, moral, well-adjusted and well-behaved children.”

The New York Times Honors Hunter Nursing Alumna for Innovative Work on Diabetes

January 3, 2011 | Hunter College

Jane Jeffrie Seley, who received her master’s in gerontology from the Hunter College School of Nursing in 1998, won the New York Times Tribute to Nurses Award for Innovation. A diabetes nurse practitioner and educator at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Seley was recognized for creating an interdisciplinary diabetes care council and nurse committees, developing a more enjoyable menu for diabetes patients, and revamping the ordering system for insulin, meals, and blood glucose monitoring.

Hunter College Wins Grant for Innovative Chinese Language Program

December 1, 2010 | Hunter College

Hunter College has won a $975,000 grant to establish an innovative Chinese program designed to enable undergraduates to achieve a near-native command of the language

Author/Journalist Alyssa Katz Named Jack Newfield Professor at Hunter College

November 30, 2010 | Hunter College

Author and journalist Alyssa Katz will serve as the Jack Newfield Professor at Hunter College in the spring semester, offering a course titled “Who Owns Public Housing?”

Two Hunter Seniors Win Murray Kempton Awards for Journalism

November 23, 2010 | Hunter College

Two Hunter College seniors have won Murray Kempton Awards for Journalism honoring the contributions of outstanding undergraduate student journalists in a competition among students at all CUNY colleges.

National League Of Nursing Names Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing a Center Of Excellence

November 23, 2010 | Hunter College

The National League for Nursing has announced that Hunter College’s School of Nursing in New York City is one of six schools of nursing selected to receive the organization’s Center of Excellence designation. Hunter, a first-time designee, was selected for “creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Gives Keynote Address at Hunter’s Roosevelt House Ribbon Cutting

November 16, 2010 | Hunter College

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the official opening of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College last night. Joining Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab in cutting the ribbon was special guest and keynote speaker Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York City Councilmember Dan Garodnick, CUNY Vice […]

Hunter Freshman Gives President Obama a Tattoo

October 28, 2010 | Hunter College

Thanks to Hunter College freshman and nursing student Steven Gordon, Barack Obama will never have to worry about finding his way home. That’s because on October 12, Gordon presented the president with a tattoo reading, “My Name is B.O. If I’m lost, please call the White House.”

Hunter Receives $4.25 Million to Investigate Declining Employment Rates Among the Disabled

October 26, 2010 | Hunter College

Hunter College has received a five-year grant for $4.25 million from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to lead a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) that will generate new knowledge about individual characteristics related to employment rates among people with disabilities. The evidence base built through the RRTC research activities will be used to improve strategies and interventions for attaining better employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

Prolific Hunter Psych Prof Hauber Gives Publishing Advice in Current Issue of Nature

October 19, 2010 | Hunter College

Hunter professor of psychology and animal behavior Mark Hauber is prominently featured in a current article in the leading international science journal Nature, delivering advice about how to get published in major trade magazines and journals.

Hunter Chemistry Team Achieves Scientific Breakthrough

October 19, 2010 | Hunter College

A team in the Hunter chemistry department has achieved a scientific breakthrough that could have a far-reaching impact on the emerging field of nanotechnology.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story, film based on Hunter Graduate Vizzini’s Book, Opens to Critical Praise

October 18, 2010 | Hunter College

It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the new movie based on the novel of the same name by Hunter graduate Ned Vizzini (BA ‘03), is “disarmingly gentle, sweet and whimsical,” in the view of New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, who adds that he unhesitatingly recommends the movie to “the legions of children and parents who are fans (or who should be) of Mr. Vizzini’s book.”

Hunter College’s Peter Carey Nominated for Nation’s Top Literary Prize

October 14, 2010 | Hunter College

Peter Carey, executive director of Hunter’s MFA program in creative writing, is a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction for his widely praised new novel, Parrot and Olivier in America. It is the latest in a long list of honors for Carey, who is one of only two living authors to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize twice and who was on the short list for this year’s Booker.

Hunter Professors Win Major NIH Funding

October 14, 2010 | Hunter College

Two Hunter psychology professors, Regina Miranda and Vanya Quinones-Jenab, have won a grant of nearly $3 million for a program to encourage minorities and members of other underrepresented groups to pursue doctorates in the neurosciences.

Hunter’s Peter Carey Short-listed for Booker Prize– Which Could Be His Third

September 8, 2010 | Hunter College

Hunter College’s Peter Carey might break a record and become the only person to win the Man Booker Prize three times. Parrot and Olivier in America, Carey’s latest novel, has just been short-listed for this year’s prize, along with five other books.

Veteran Hollywood Writer to Teach Screenwriting In Hunter’s Continuing Ed Program

September 8, 2010 | Hunter College

Veteran Hollywood writer Alan Trustman will teach aspiring screenwriters the tools of the trade in a hands-on course to be given this fall in Hunter’s Continuing Education program. The course, Intensive Screening Workshop, will be held Wednesdays, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, from September 29-November 17.

U.S. News Ranks Hunter 8th Among Top 10 Public Regional Universities

August 17, 2010 | Hunter College

In the most recent report documenting Hunter’s steadily rising rank among the nation’s top colleges, the 2011 College Rankings issued by U.S. News and World Report ranks Hunter 8th among the nation’s top 10 public regional universities. Hunter and Baruch College were the only two CUNY colleges to make the top public list.

Princeton Review Again Names Hunter One of America’s Best Colleges

August 3, 2010 | Hunter College

In the 2011 edition of its annual “Best Colleges” book, which hit the bookstores August 3, The Princeton Review names Hunter College one of “the best 373 colleges” in the country. Though the list itself is unranked, Hunter earned high marks for its academic rigor and reputation, energetic and motivated students, affordability, and diversity. Incorporating students’ own observations in its profile of Hunter, the book advises that “New Yorkers seeking ‘a superb learning environment’” would be wise to “check out Hunter College.”