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Honors College Announcements for the Week of May 9-15, 2012

1.         Chinese Flagship Program

Info session this Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00pm, at HW 405.

The perfect way to find out more about this incredible program here at Hunter.

 2.   Asian Women in Business

Asian Women in Business is now accepting applications for their 2012 Scholarship.

 Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

More information about the organization and the scholarship requirements can be found here: http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=811&nodeID=1.

 

 

3.   "Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side."

 

 This lecture  on May 16th from 6-8pm in the Faculty Dining Room at Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor.

Featured speakers are Miranda Martinez and Alan Aja.

 

4.  Awesome SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPP for the right person

Summer Internship Opportunity with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

In-house internship position available located in New York City.

Responsibilities include:
•    Help with processing applications for our Young Ambassador Program (http://www.daad.org/?p=68736)
•    Organizing logistics, including transportation, events and workshops for the Young Ambassador training session taking place in New York City from August 17 to August 19, 2012.
•    Help which general office duties such as mail and answering phones

The internship will begin in May (as soon as possible) and end on August 31, 2012.

Strong German knowledge and interest in higher education and/or event management is preferred.

Interns are paid a monthly living allowance of $750 and will be provided with a recommendation letter upon completion of the internship.

To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German to:
Solveig Berkman, Administrative and Financial Officer, at berkman@daad.org.

 

5.  SAVE THE DATE...and...PLAN TO ATTEND!

On Friday, May 11th, the Macaulay Musicians' Collective - Macaulay's instrumental ensemble - PLUS the Macaulay Triplets - Macaulay's brand-new A Capella group - will be having a concert to celebrate. T

The concert will be from 7 to about 8:30pm and will be held in the Cabaret of the Macaulay Building.

It's free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Along with the performances, the Macaulay Medical Brigades will be on hand to do some fundraising for their trip to Honduras.

 

 

6.  The OLYMPICS are not only in London this year!!!!!

The Olympics Committee on the Macaulay Scholars Council has finalized a date and time for the Second Annual Macaulay Olympics (a sports tournament in which the 7 Macaulay campuses compete).

It is scheduled for Wednesday June 6th from 12pm - 4pm.

We've created a survey for all Macaulay students to choose the sports that they would like to see hosted that day. The link to the survey is here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2HPYRMR

 

7.    A Critical Historiography of Puerto Rican Resistance 1969-1989

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A one day conference (beginning at 9:00am until 3:30pm)) focusing on books published in Puerto Rico;

--recovering  political, historical, social and cultural analytical narratives;

-- re-appropriating and redistributing knowledge.

 Sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rico Studies at Hunter.    Facilitators include Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, Josean Laguarta, and others.

RSVP required at evelyn.collazo@hunter.cuny.edu or 212 3966545.

 

8.  New program launched by the Governor’s office to invest in the next generation of leaders and policy makers.

The new program that the government has launched is the Student Intern Program, which is geared towards current students

Here are internship opportunities available for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Here is a link with more information and instructions to apply: http://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/interns.html.