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Harold Holzer Named Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

August 14, 2015 | Hunter College

August 13, 2015-Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab today announced the appointment of Harold Holzer as the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Holzer, who until last month was the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation’s foremost scholars […]

The GC’s Donna Nickitas to Receive Major Award from National League for Nursing

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Professor Donna M. Nickitas (GC/Hunter, Nursing) has been selected to receive the 2015 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education, a prestigious honor bestowed biennially by the National League for Nursing.

With Prestigious Fellowships, Two New Hunter Graduates Devote Themselves to Public Service

July 21, 2015 | Hunter College

For Brian Lamberta ’15 and Stephanie Park ’15, spring graduates of Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College, individual achievement is inseparable from a commitment to serve people in need and society at large. Lamberta, a commencement salutatorian, graduated Phil Beta Kappa with a major in urban studies, a minor in art history, and a certificate in public […]

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Comes to Hunter College: July 18 to August 2

July 20, 2015 | Hunter College

Concerts, Lectures and Masterclasses are planned as part of the 2015 Seventeenth Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Hunter College from July 18 – August 2.  Fifteen concerts featuring Guest Artists and Faculty will take place at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College each evening at 8:00 pm.  […]

Hunter Student Zach Gershon: A Multitalented Young Scientist Wins a Goldwater Scholarship

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

“I’ve always been fascinated by genetics,” said Zach Gershon ’16, a new winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, America’s premier undergraduate award in science, math and engineering. Gershon, a student at Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College, is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in behavioral neurobiology. He plans to pursue a PhD in developmental neurogenetics and […]

State Department Awards Critical Language Scholarships to Four Hunter Students

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter  students Patrick Harned, Matthew Marcus, Javier Pacayo and Yelena Suponya have been awarded 2015 Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. With this highly selective scholarship, each recipient will spend the summer abroad studying a “critical needs” language. The CLS program is part of a government effort to increase the number of […]

Energy, Commitment, and Plans to Improve the Hunter Experience at Student Affairs Gathering

June 24, 2015 | Hunter College

At a spirited gathering on June 17, Student Affairs held their first annual division-wide meeting. Bringing together staff members from all components of the department – Advising; Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals; Career Development Services; AccessABILITY; Financial Aid; Residence Life; Registrar, and the newest addition, the Office of Student Communications, among others – President Jennifer J. […]

3 Published Studies and a 3D Leap Ahead: Professor Mark Hauber’s Triple Slam

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

The spring semester ended on a trill of high notes for Mark Hauber, an expert on the evolution and behavior of birds. “It’s been a good week,” Hauber said as he received widespread attention for his three new studies, published in quick succession in separate scientific journals. Biology Open published Hauber’s study of how avian […]

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 […]