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 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 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.
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.
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.”
Peter Carey, the executive director of Hunter’s MFA program in creative writing, is already a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the world – one of only three writers who have won the Man Booker Prize twice. He now could become the only person to win one of the most prestigious awards in the English-language literary world three times. His latest novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, is one of 13 books nominated for this year’s prize.
Novelist Gary Shteyngart (Hunter MFA ’02) has won a rave review from The New York Times for his latest book, Super Sad True Love Story
Hunter College President Jennifer Raab has announced a major partnership with the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) that will have a transformative impact on the teaching and development of Latin American art at Hunter. The initiative establishes the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professorship in Latin American Art at Hunter and provides Hunter students with access to the resources of the CPPC. These range from curatorial scholarship to archival materials, to artworks from the collection that will be made available to the Hunter College Art Galleries for study, exhibition, and publication.
Hunter College Elementary and High School alumna Elena Kagan (HCES ’71, HCHS ’77) has been nominated by President Obama to be the 112th justice of the United States Supreme Court.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy awarded one of its coveted Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards to Hunter College for its restoration of Roosevelt House.
Mountain gorillas in Uganda eat a diet that most human doctors would enthusiastically recommend to their patients-with one exception: the gorillas get most of their sodium from decayed wood.
These are among the findings emerging from Dr. Jessica Rothman’s research, which has just won the Feliks Gross Endowment Award presented by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences. Rothman is an assistant professor of anthropology at Hunter, where she teaches human evolution and primate ecology and behavior. She also heads the Primate Nutrition Lab, spends three months a year doing field work in Uganda and, from Hunter, directs the research carried out by her Ugandan research assistants throughout the year.
Hunter Film and Media Studies Assistant Professor Shanti Thakur has won the Platinum Remi Award for Experimental Film at the 43rd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for her short film, “Sky People.”
Hunter College is one of 286 U.S. colleges and universities selected for inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” The Guide, presented in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, lists “colleges and universities that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to sustainability.” Hunter was one of three CUNY colleges included in the Guide.
New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein, ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson and other winners of Hunter College’s 2009 James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism will be honored during a ceremony open to the public at Hunter on Monday, May 3 at 6 pm. The event will feature a keynote introduction by Daily News columnist Errol Louis, Hunter’s Jack Newfield Visiting Professor of Journalism, who will speak on the state of social justice journalism.
It is scholastic honors season, and Hunter students are winning some of the nation’s top awards. David Bonilla and Sabrina Ibarrola, both of the class of 2012, have been awarded Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships that will provide them with three years of paid summer internships, mentoring and enhanced educational opportunities. The fellowships are given to […]
Hendia Raisa Edmund, a junior at Hunter College, has been selected as one of the nation’s 278 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for the 2010/11 academic year. The Goldwater scholarships – established in honor of the late Arizona senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate – support students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
Edmund is the only student from a CUNY college to win a Goldwater scholarship this year. This is the second consecutive year that a Hunter student has received this prestigious award.
The White House held a conference on workplace flexibility on March 31, and one of the participants was Hunter Professor of Sociology Pamela Stone. As an expert on gender inequality in pay and employment and author of the acclaimed book Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home, Stone was ideally suited to […]
Joseph Eastman is one of 25 young men and women chosen from more than 300 applicants around the nation to be a 2010-2011 New York City Urban Fellow-one of the most rewarding and prestigious positions a new college graduate can hold. As an urban fellow, he will participate in a nine-month program that includes a […]
Classics Professor Ronnie Ancona was one of three professors nationwide honored with the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Philological Association at the group’s annual meeting held in January. The APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. In a […]
Hunter’s Creative Writing MFA program director and senior poet Tom Sleigh has received a fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. The Academy offers residential fellowships at its Hans Arnhold Center to a select group of American scholars, writers, policymakers and artists each year. The fellowships are designed to integrate accomplished American intellectual and artistic […]