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Hunter Senior Wins $20,000 Merage Foundation American Dream Fellowship

April 8, 2011 | Hunter College

Pooja Shah, a senior in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, has been named a 2011 Merage Foundation American Dream Fellow, one of only 10 nationwide. Shah is the fourth Hunter College student to receive a Merage Fellowship, created in 2004 to assist immigrants in achieving the American Dream.

Hunter College Names Harper Montgomery the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art

March 30, 2011 | Hunter College

Hunter College has named Harper Montgomery, one of the nation’s leading experts in Latin American art, the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art. Dr. Montgomery will join Hunter in the fall of 2011.

Two Hunter MFA Faculty Members Win Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

March 22, 2011 | Hunter College

Hunter Senior Poet Tom Sleigh has won the inaugural John Updike Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters. The $20,000 prize, given to an outstanding writer in mid-career, comes just three years after Sleigh took home the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, one of the world’s most prestigious and lucrative poetry prizes. The Academy has also selected Hunter Distinguished Lecturer Colum McCann, winner of the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction, as one of this year’s recipients of its coveted Arts and Letters Awards in Literature. The award, honoring exceptional accomplishment in any literary genre, comes with a $7,500 prize.

Crusading Journalists, Media, and a Cartoonist to Receive 2010 Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism at Hunter College

March 9, 2011 | Hunter College

A stellar group of journalists and media will receive the 2010 James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism at a public ceremony to be held at Hunter College on March 30.

Hunter has been giving these awards since 1990. Selected by the College’s Department of Film & Media Studies and a committee of journalists, media professionals, scholars, and activists, the winners are chosen for “ambitious reporting, vivid writing, and clear-eyed focus on the American ideal of justice for all.”

Hunter College Grad Is Savvy Observer of Bahrain Protests

March 3, 2011 | Hunter College

The violence in Libya dominates the news now, but Bahrain continues to be the site of protests, and one of those observing events in that small island nation is Laura Vriens (’10), whose Fulbright fellowship took her there last fall to study economic development. Vriens, a Macaulay Honors graduate with a major in political science and minor in Arabic, has reported her insights on the Huffington Post and in an interview on NPR’s “Brian Lehrer Show.”

Hunter Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

February 22, 2011 | Hunter College

Meena Alexander, Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Italy at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscori during March 2011, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Hunter is Named “Best Value College” for Third Straight Year

February 22, 2011 | Hunter College

For the third consecutive year, the Princeton Review has named Hunter College one of the top ten “Best Value” public colleges in the nation for 2011. Based on surveys of administrators and students at 650 public and private colleges and universities, the selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. Hunter was once again the only CUNY school on the list.

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.