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Patty and Jay Baker Donate $15 Million to Hunter, Giving the Theatre Department Its Own Building

January 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hunter trustee Patty Baker ’82 and her husband, Jay, Hunter’s Department of Theatre will soon have a beautiful new home. The Bakers’ gift was announced on January 13, at a meeting of the Hunter College Foundation Board of Trustees. Their gift funds the acquisition and renovation of a landmarked […]

Primates: Now with Only Half the Calories! A New Study by Associate Professor Herman Pontzer

January 21, 2014 | Hunter College

A new study by Dr. Herman Pontzer, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, shows that humans and other primates burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals of similar size. The study, “Primate Energetics and Life History,” which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that this […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Marie T. Filbin

January 15, 2014 | Hunter College

With great sadness, we write of the passing of Dr. Marie T. Filbin, Distinguished Professor of Biology and internationally renowned Hunter neuroscientist. Dr. Filbin passed away in Ireland where she was born, surrounded by family and friends, after a long illness. Dr. Filbin’s groundbreaking work describes the chemical environment of an injured nervous system and […]

Dr. Kenya Beard Named Nurse Educator of 2013 by National Black Nurses Association

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

The National Black Nurses Association has named Kenya Beard, of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the Nurse Educator of the Year. Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor and the Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar at Hunter-Bellevue. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education.” When news of the award was […]

A Letter of Commendation from President Raab to Dean Steiner and The School of Education Faculty

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College

Congratulations on the wonderful recognition of the School of Education in the recent National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report ratings of teacher preparation programs. To see the program highlighted as having all five of its scored programs in the 96th percentile or higher nationwide, and as “the only institution that […]

Presidential Awards Honor Outstanding Faculty Members

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College

In a festive ceremony on May 15, President Jennifer J. Raab presented 12 members of the Hunter faculty with the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Held every spring, the ceremony is an opportunity for President Raab and the entire Hunter faculty to honor distinguished members of the academic community. The 2013 awards recognized contributions and […]

Hunter Students Win Gilman International Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

June 26, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

Dania Darwish and David Kattan see the entire world as their classroom. Both are psychology majors with a deep interest in diverse cultures and a strong resolve to interact with and learn from people in foreign lands. This summer, as winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Dania and David are using the grants […]

Five Hunter Students Win Highly Selective Critical Language Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

May 22, 2013 | Hunter College

Hunter students Michelle Balon, Hunter Gross, Umila Singh, Michael Oman-Reagan, and Jeanne Michaels have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State to study “critical needs” languages during the summer of 2013. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical […]

Three Hunter Chinese Flagship Students Win Prestigious Boren Scholarships

May 22, 2013 | Hunter College

Hunter Chinese Flagship students Dillon O’Connor, Rossi Petrova, and Crystal Yeh have all won prestigious Boren Scholarships to support their Flagship Capstone year of study in China starting in fall 2013. Each student will receive up to $20,000. The Boren Scholarship is an extremely competitive grant from the National Security Education Program designed to encourage […]

Professor Kalb Wins George Jean Nathan Award

December 5, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb (Theatre) is a recipient of the 2011–12 George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism for Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He shares the prize with Kenneth Gross (Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life). Kalb previously won the Nathan Award in 1990–91 for his […]

Fabricant/Fine Book on K–12 Ed Is a “Must-Read,” Says Christian Science Monitor

October 5, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

The Christian Science Monitor has named Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education, by doctoral faculty members Michael Fabricant (Prof., Hunter, Social Welfare) and Michelle Fine (Dist. Prof., GC, Psychology, Urban Education), one of the year’s 15 must-read books about K–12 education in the United States. The Monitor says, “This book provides an […]

Ancient Bones Reveal Paths of Arctic Fox Migration: GC Anthropologists Are Part of Discovery Team

September 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Doctoral faculty and graduate students in archaeology in the GC Anthropology Program have collaborated with an international team of geneticists and biologists in a study of the arctic fox in Iceland.

Poem by Faculty Member Inspires Music Competition and Award

August 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

“Impossible Grace,” a poem written by Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander has inspired the first Al-Quds Composition Award, to be presented by the newly established College of Music at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. The winning composition will receive two public performances in Jerusalem in October under the artistic direction of Anke Rauthmann, director of the Berlin Lyric Opera.

Faculty Member Wins Theatre Library Association Book Award

August 27, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

A book by doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb, professor of theatre at Hunter College, has won the Theatre Library Association’s 2012 George Freedley Memorial Award.

Hunter’s MFA Program in Art Gets High Ranking from U.S. News

March 15, 2012 | Hunter College

The 2011 Graduate School Rankings issued by U.S. News lists Hunter’s MFA Program in Fine Arts high in the News nationwide roster of MFA Programs in Art and Design. Of the 230 programs assessed, Hunter was ranked #13.

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College Ranked #16 in the Nation

March 14, 2012 | Hunter College

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College ranks 16th among 206 social work graduate programs nationwide, according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” This places Hunter’s school of social work in the top eight percent of all programs. Rankings are based on surveys of experts in the field of social work education. In the previous 2008 report, Hunter was was ranked 26th among 168 MSW programs.

New York City Should Turn to the Sun for Power, Says Borough President Stringer on a Hunter College Rooftop

January 30, 2012 | Hunter College

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer came to Hunter College on Thursday, January 26, with a powerful idea: New York should install solar panels on the roofs of its 1,094 public schools, a project that would eliminate nearly 77,000 tons of carbon from the city’s air each year, save taxpayers millions in energy costs and create 5,400 green jobs.

Hunter Mourns the Loss of Former President Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

January 23, 2012 | Hunter College

The Hunter College community is profoundly saddened by the loss of our former president and inspiring mentor, Jacqueline Grennan Wexler.

President Obama Names Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Winner of Prestigious Award for Scientific Achievement

January 13, 2012 | Hunter College

President Obama has named Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus (Hunter ’51) as one of two recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, a prestigious award for scientific achievement. The award, honoring the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S Department of Energy. Dresselhaus shares the honor with Dr. Burton Richter of Stanford University.

Ballet Star Heather Watts and Ford Foundation Head Luis Ubinas Headline Hunter College’s Winter Commencement

January 12, 2012 | Hunter College

On stage at Hunter College’s winter commencement on January 19th will be the internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Heather Watts, Ford Foundation president Luis A. Ubinas, and the 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who will receive their degrees. Watts will receive an honorary degree and Ubinas will deliver the commencement address. The ceremony will take place at 3 pm in the Assembly Hall.