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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 […]

Tom Finkelpearl (MA ’83) Is NYC’s New Cultural Affairs Commissioner

April 12, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Tom Finkelpearl, president and executive director of the Queens Museum, has been appointed cultural affairs commissioner by Mayor Bill de Blasio. A trained sculptor, Finkelpearl earned his master’s at Hunter after receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton. He was an administrator at Long Island City’s P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and Maine’s Skowhegan […]

Hunter College Model U.N. Wins Top Prize at National Conference

April 9, 2014 | Hunter College

The Hunter College Model U.N. team was awarded the coveted Outstanding Delegation Prize at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York (NMUN-NY), which took place from March 30 to April 3. With the U.N. Headquarters as a backdrop, the conference brings together university students from around the world to discuss issues at the forefront […]

Hunter Macaulay Student Accepted to Cal Tech Summer Program (SURF)

April 4, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter Macaulay physics major Eugene Ostrovskiy just got accepted to the summer program (SURF) at Cal Tech. He will work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is a NASA Center operated by Cal Tech. JPL’s primary mission is robotic exploration of space and planets, and Eugene will work with the technical group that develops […]

Hunter’s Diana Reiss will Appear on NOVA’s “Inside Animal Minds”

April 3, 2014 | Hunter College

Dr. Diana Reiss, a professor in Hunter’s Psychology Department and an expert on animal cognition, will appear this month on NOVA’s three-part series, Inside Animal Minds, which explores how animals understand the world around them. Part one of the series will air on PBS on April 9. Reiss herself appears in part three, Who’s the […]

Distinguished Professor Nancy Foner Is Appointed to Influential Panel on Immigration

April 2, 2014 | Hunter College

Nancy Foner, a distinguished professor of sociology at Hunter, has been appointed to a major influential post by the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Foner is an expert on the history of immigration in the U.S. and Europe. The National Academy, a society of leading scholars, provides the government with authoritative advice on key issues. […]

Alexander Simon-Fox ‘14 Wins Global Human Rights Fellowship

March 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Humanity in Action, an educational organization dedicated to fostering human rights and ethical leadership around the world, has awarded its 2014 fellowship to Hunter senior Alexander Simon-Fox. Simon-Fox is  majoring in political science, with minor in human rights, in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter. He plans to attend law school and work for the […]

Hunter Computer Science Student Chosen for Summer Research Assistantship at MIT

March 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter College senior Matthew Evanusa ’14 will spend this summer as a research assistant with the InfoLab group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), a science and technology center focused on the interdisciplinary study of intelligence, selected Evanusa for the highly sought after position from […]

On a Path to Safer Cycling

February 10, 2014 | Hunter College

Bicyclists in New York City are riding safer, according to a new study by Hunter College professors Peter Tuckel and William Milczarski. In their report, Bike Lanes + Bike Share Program = Bike Safety, they found that an increasing number of cyclists—women more than men—are wearing helmets and obeying traffic laws. They also found that […]