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  • Physical Activity Impacts Child Growth, New Hunter Study Finds

    January 16, 2018 | Hunter College

    Scientific Reports, an internationally recognized open access journal, has just published an important new study by Hunter post-doctoral research fellow Samuel Urlacher. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Urlacher is a biological anthropologist whose research seeks to understand variation in human health, physiology, and behavior through the lens of evolutionary theory. His recent study, […]

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  • New Study Finds Dolphins Demonstrate Self-Awareness Earlier than Humans and Chimpanzees

    January 16, 2018 | Hunter College

    Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) show the capacity for mirror self-recognition (MSR), an indicator of self-awareness, at an earlier age than humans and chimpanzees, as reported in a new study in PLOS ONE. According to co-authors on the study, Diana Reiss, Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Rachel Morrison, Assistant […]

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  • New Study Finds Dolphins Demonstrate Self-Awareness Earlier than Humans and Chimpanzees

    January 11, 2018 | Hunter College

    Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) show the capacity for mirror self-recognition (MSR), an indicator of self-awareness, at an earlier age than humans and chimpanzees, as reported in a new study in PLOS ONE. According to co-authors on the study, Diana Reiss, Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Rachel Morrison, Assistant […]

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  • New Study by Centro Finds 5% Enrollment Increase among Puerto Ricans in Florida Schools after Hurricane Maria

    January 11, 2018 | Hunter College

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Centro) estimates that 10,324 Puerto Rican students have already enrolled. In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Centro) has released a new report that estimates the total number of Puerto Ricans enrolled in Florida schools […]

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  • Hunter College and the Aspen Institute: “At the Crossroads of Arts and Science”

    January 11, 2018 | Hunter College

    Hunter College and the Aspen Institute recently teamed up at Hunter’s Kaye Playhouse for a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Marking the publication of Walter Isaacson’s new book on Leonardo da Vinci, the event was a salute to art, science, imagination, and discovery. The evening of performance and discussion was hosted by Aspen Arts Program […]

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  • A Landmark Event, with Everyone at the Table: The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s NYC Food as Medicine Summit

    January 5, 2018 | Hunter College

    “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” prescribed Hippocrates 2,400 years ago. Western society has still largely failed to fill that prescription. But in New York City today, progress is being made by academics, health-care professionals, policy makers, community organizations, and concerned citizens. On November 30, 2017, at the Silberman School of […]

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  • Hunter’s Gary Mallon Receives 2017 Adoption Excellence Award

    December 12, 2017 | Hunter College

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the 2017 Adoption Excellence Award to Dr. Gerald P. Mallon, the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. An adoptive parent himself, Dr. Mallon is an internationally recognized […]

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  • Hunter Student Thamara Jean Named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar, a First for Hunter

    November 28, 2017 | Hunter College

    Brooklyn’s Thamara Jean, Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, Is One of 32 Americans Chosen For the Prestigious Award Hunter College student Thamara Jean ’18 has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the first Hunter student to receive this prestigious award. Jean, who was born in Brooklyn to Haitian immigrants and graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School, […]

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  • New Multifaith Center for Student Organizations Opens at Hunter College

    November 28, 2017 | Hunter College

    In Thomas Hunter Hall, students from six different religious groups will share space in what is a model of diversity across religious, racial, national and economic lines.  The new Multi-Faith Center houses Muslim Student Association, Hillel, Hindu Student Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, and the Sikh Student Association. There is also […]

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  • Moms and Dads, Put Down Your Mobile Phones! Hunter Study Shows That Parents’ Distraction by Mobile Devices May Hinder Infant Social-Emotional Development

    November 13, 2017 | Hunter College

    The journal Developmental Science has just published a cautionary new study led by Hunter’s Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, professor of psychology. Professor Dennis-Tiwary and her colleagues examined the impact of parents’ mobile-device use on infants aged 7 to 24 months. The researchers focused on three periods of mother-child interaction:  (1) playful contact between a mother and her […]

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