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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 […]

Hunter Celebrates Veterans Day By Opening a New Student Veteran Resource Center

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

President Jennifer J. Raab celebrated Veterans Day 2014 with a ribbon cutting at Hunter’s new Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) in C118 North. The SVRC’s move provides student veterans with a large, comfortable, computer-equipped space for relaxing, socializing or catching up on work. Hunter’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability draws many veterans. Low tuition […]

Hunter’s Mark Hauber Publishes New Findings on Habituation Learning

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

New research by Mark E. Hauber, a professor in Hunter’s Department of Psychology, marks the first discovery of embryonic learning outside humans, as spotlighted in Science magazine. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal  Society of London, focus on embryos of the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), an Australian songbird. Even before hatching, the birds’ […]

Hunter College Model UN Team is Victorious in Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter College’s undefeated Model UN team returned from the International Model UN competition in Washington, D.C., last weekend with yet another win. The team, which represented Norway, Uganda and Nicaragua was recognized in four areas: Outstanding Delegates in Committee – Uganda; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – GA1 Norway; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – NHCR Norway; […]

Hunter’s MFA Studio Art Program Wins PADA Grant

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) has awarded Hunter’s MFA Program in Studio Art its $5000 annual grant in support of the program’s MFA thesis exhibition. The grant was announced at the PADA annual dinner at the Lotos Club. Representing Hunter were Howard Singerman, chair of Hunter’s Department of Art and Art History; Joachim Pissarro, […]

10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Held at Hunter College

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

At the 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, held October 31 at Hunter College, today’s leaders—politicians, educators and businesswomen—gathered together to help motivate students to become tomorrow’s leaders on issues of importance to women. The theme of the conference was “Leadership for the Next 10 Years: Advancing the Agenda.” Speakers included Hunter College President Jennifer J. […]

The Princeton Review Ranks Hunter as One of the Nation’s Best Schools

August 5, 2014 | Hunter College

The 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s guide, “The Best 379 Colleges,” is just out and Hunter is once again on the list. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges made the grade. The Review quotes Hunter students, who say that “Hunter boasts an ‘outstanding’ reputation based in part on its ability to offer […]

Hunter College and Lincoln Center Partner in Groundbreaking Initiative to Train and Place Arts Teachers in NYC Public Schools

July 2, 2014 | Hunter College

The Hunter College School of Education is partnering with Lincoln Center, the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers to create the Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program. This initiative will, over a three-year period, educate, certify and place high-quality music, dance, theater and visual art teachers in up to […]

Student Fulbright Winners Are Announced, and Hunter Celebrates Another Banner Year

June 26, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter has an exceptional record as a producer of Fulbright award winners, and 2014 is proving to be another banner year. Two new graduates, a student who just received her master’s from the School of Education, a member of the class of 2013 who is now earning a graduate degree at the School of Education, […]

Hunter College Officially Re-Opens Poses Park to the Public

June 6, 2014 | Hunter College

On Friday, June 6, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab, together with public officials, community leaders, students and neighbors gathered in Poses Park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of the park to the community for the first time since 2009. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome all of you and to thank you,” […]

Hunter’s 209th Commencement: A Celebration of Diversity, Achievement and Great Expectations

June 4, 2014 | Hunter College

On May 27, at Radio City Music Hall, Hunter’s Class of 2014 graduated and joyfully celebrated its achievements. President Jennifer J. Raab led an inspirational ceremony that highlighted the struggles and personal triumphs of many members of the graduating class. Journalist Eleanor Clift received an honorary doctorate of humane letters, and spoke emotionally of her […]

Hunter’s Anita Nirenberg Receives 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award

May 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Dr. Anita Nirenberg, the William Randolph Hearst Professor of Clinical Nursing at the Hunter College School of Nursing, is the recipient of the 2014 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions as an oncology nurse researcher, mentor, and educator as well as her service to ONS and the community […]

Hunter’s 2014 Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

April 15, 2014 | Hunter College

A Hunter senior and three recent Hunter graduates have each been awarded one of the country’s top prizes for young scientists—the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. These outstanding recipients of the highly competitive fellowship are Rebecca DelliCarpini ’13, Yasmin Zakiniaeiz ’13, Aliona Tsypes ’13 and Barukh Rohde ’14. DelliCarpini, an anthropology major, and Zakiniaeiz, a biology […]