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.”
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the new movie based on the novel of the same name by Hunter graduate Ned Vizzini (BA ‘03), is “disarmingly gentle, sweet and whimsical,” in the view of New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, who adds that he unhesitatingly recommends the movie to “the legions of children and parents who are fans (or who should be) of Mr. Vizzini’s book.”
Peter Carey, executive director of Hunter’s MFA program in creative writing, is a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction for his widely praised new novel, Parrot and Olivier in America. It is the latest in a long list of honors for Carey, who is one of only two living authors to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize twice and who was on the short list for this year’s Booker.
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.”