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  • Actor Vin Diesel to Deliver Commencement Address and Receive Honorary Degree at Hunter College’s Spring 2018 Graduation Ceremony

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab has announced that Vin Diesel, who grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College, will deliver the commencement address and receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Wednesday, May 30th at Radio City Music Hall.  Diesel was an English major at Hunter in the late 1980s […]

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  • Hunter College Student Safia Mahjebin Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    President Jennifer J. Raab announced that Hunter College junior, Safia Mahjebin, has just been named a Truman Scholar. Mahjebin is one of 59 new Truman Scholars selected from among 756 candidates at 311 colleges and universities nationwide. The Truman Scholarship is one of the most coveted of nationally competitive scholarships and supports two years of […]

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  • Hunter Postdoctoral Fellow’s New Study Links Immune Activity to Limited Childhood Growth

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    Dr. Samuel Urlacher of the Department of Anthropology has published a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), a prestigious journal that focuses on high quality research from around the world, subject to rigorous peer review. Dr. Urlacher’s study, “Tradeoffs between immune function and […]

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  • Science Magazine Cites Professor Hyungsik Lim’s Frontline Work in Neurological Imaging

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    In its coverage of emerging trends in research technology, the website of Science, the world’s leading journal of scientific research, recognized recent advances made by biophysicist Hyungsik Lim and his Hunter College team. In studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, Professor Lim’s lab has found a new way to detect the deterioration of […]

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  • Hunter College High School Senior Wins Top Award In Regeneron Science Talent Search

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today that Benjamin Firester, a Hunter College High School senior, has won the top prize in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018. The prize carries an award of $250,000. Benjy, as he is known, is the fourth Hunter High student to finish first in the competition’s history, and […]

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  • Hunter Professor’s Research Yields New Nanoparticle Discovery, and Possible New Cancer Treatments

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    Hunter professor Hiroshi Matsui is part of a team of researchers who recently published a study in Nature Cell Biology, a leading publication of global science news, that touts the discovery of a new nanoparticle with promising implications for cancer research. This study represents the culmination of years of painstaking work by Professor Matsui, as […]

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  • Hunter Is Named a Fulbright 2017-2018 Top Producer

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    The U.S. Department of State has just announced that Hunter maintains its standing as one of the nation’s Top Producers of Fulbright award winners. Of the master’s degree-granting public and private institutions named 2017-2018 Top U.S. Student Fulbright Producers, Hunter stands in the nation’s top 11 and New York State’s top 3. Hunter is also […]

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  • A conversation between Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill and Melinda Gates at Hunter College

    May 9, 2018 | Hunter College

    On February 13, Hunter College hosted a conversation between Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill and Melinda Gates in Assembly Hall. The wide-ranging Q&A explored Bill and Melinda’s 10th Annual Letter and why they are optimistic about the state of the world. Bill, Melinda, and Lin-Manuel engaged with the student audience and Facebook live viewers from around […]

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  • Roosevelt House Acquires Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Collection of Books on Presidential History

    February 1, 2018 | Hunter College

    A trove of 65 books on American political history, covering the presidency from the age of John Quincy Adams to the era of Bill Clinton—with a special emphasis on Franklin Delano Roosevelt—has been donated to Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute by Alexandra Schlesinger, widow of the late historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Professor […]

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  • Hunter’s 216th Commencement: Celebrating Graduates Who Will Change the World

    February 1, 2018 | Hunter College

    Hunter College’s 216th commencement began with the rousing bellow of bagpipes as Hunter’s North Assembly Hall stage filled with graduates. With more than 150 countries and five continents represented by the Class of 2018, the ceremony was a celebration of diversity and aspiration. Lily Deng ’18, one of the class salutatorians, kicked off the afternoon […]

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