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Honors College Announcements for the Week of November 9-15, 2011

1.   Lunch with Autism Expert!!


The Hunter College Autism Center is pleased to announce a lunch presentation by Dr. Rhea Paul on Thursday, November 10th, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the President's Conference Room 1700 in the Hunter East Building.

Dr. Paul is a Visiting Professor at Hunter this fall, serving as a special advisor to faculty of the Hunter College Autism Center.   She is well-known in the world of autism as a leader, practitioner and administrator, and is the director of the Communication Disorders section of the Yale University Child Study Center.

This talk will present an overview of recent findings in the neuroscience of autism. The ways in which these findings influence how educators and clinicians understand the roots of autistic symptoms, and the implications of these findings for influencing treatment approaches, will be considered.

 All RSVPs should be directed to the Office of Special events by emailing  or by calling (212) 772-4007.


2.   Interested in BUSINESS?

Then you won't want to miss The Leon Cooperman Pre-Business Program OPEN HOUSE

Grace Trewartha, Hunter’s Pre-Business Advisor, will be answering all your questions about careers in business, internships, major and coursework selection and pursuing a graduate business degree.

Other topics include the Leon Cooperman Scholars program, networking opportunities and upcoming events. The two open houses are the same - you need only attend one.

Please RSVP at as food will be provided.  RSVP:

Plan to attend one of these two sessions:                                                                                                                     Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8th Floor, East Building, Room E819


3.   What an awesome lecture--are you interested?

“Immigrant Justice: A Judge’s Perspective"

If so, please come to hear Robert A. Katzmann, United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

This exciting event  focusing on immigration reform will be a brown-bag lunch on Tuesday, November 15, at 12 noon.

To reserve your seat, please RSVP  to Ms. Mara Elser at or 212.396.7920.

Judge Robert A. Katzmann was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1999 by President Clinton. At the time of his appointment, he was Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, a Fellow of the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution, and president of the Governance Institute (a non-profit organization concerned with the nexus between law, institutions and policy).

A lawyer and political scientist by training, Judge Katzmann did his undergraduate studies at Columbia College, holds A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in government from Harvard University, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for Judge Hugh H. Bownes and held a number of positions at the Brookings Institution Governmental Studies Program, including senior fellow and acting program director.

His publications include Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Anti-Trust Policy; Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled; and Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life (editor and contributing author). He has written articles on a variety of topics including regulation, judicial-congressional relations, disability, the administrative process, court reform and the war powers resolution.


4.    If you are interested in a historically critical time in CUNY’s past, you won’t want to miss this important talk.

"The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42"
with  Professor Carol Smith
Introduction by Judith Friedlander, Professor of Anthropology
Wednesday, November 16th 1:00-2:00pm

Carol Smith is a retired Associate Professor of Counseling who worked for many years in the SEEK Program at CCNY


Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues

Please rsvp to Judith Friedlander:

For more information, please call 212-650-3184.


5.  New York University School of Law Informational Session and Workshop for Macaulay Students—Nov. 14

Learn more about specialized programs, admissions requirements and best practices, and what law school is really like from Macaulay alumni and NYU Law’s Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Monday, November 14, 7 - 8:30pm
New York University School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall Room 202
(40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)


6.  Interested in Working for the Betterment of the Environment?
 Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers scholarships to students who are sophomores and juniors and who have the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the environment and related fields.

This national scholarship program provides a scholarship of up to $5,000 and offers the opportunity to participate in a special scholar orientation weekend to meet and work with a national network of environmental leaders.

 Further information and a sample application are available at the Udall Scholarship website:

Interested students must contact Myrna Fader of their intent to apply and must submit applications by February 1, 2012.


7.  MACAULAY is initiating a new program!!!

The Hertog Scholars Program

 available if you are a current freshman or sophomore!

On November 30th, from 1:00-2:00pm, Darren Staloff, an historian from City College, will be here at Hunter to explain how one can become part of this program, etc, and answer all of your questions.   He will be meeting all interested students in room 619 HW.

MACAULAY will send out the link for the Hertog website once it is up and running.

The Hertog Scholars Program is dedicated to developing the full intellectual and academic potential of a select cohort of Macaulay Honors students, fostering both their critical-analytic abilities and verbal and written powers of expression.  The program achieves these goals by immersing students in a multi-disciplinary sequence of required seminars that ask that ask critical questions about contemporary experience.  What is a just social order?  What are the fundamental underpinnings of various economic systems?  What do different forms of literary expression tell us about the relation of self and society in a particular culture?  These and a host of other vital questions are addressed by close textual analysis and discussion of critical works in small and focused seminars.

Benefits of the Program
In addition to developing their intellectual skills, students will receive an annual stipend of $2,000, free course materials and books, and academic mentoring from the faculty and staff.  The Hertog Scholars will also receive help and guidance in obtaining admission to exciting summer study programs at prominent universities at home and abroad.  Additional benefits include outside speakers and supervised class outings.

All Hertog Scholars must complete 18 credits of required seminars over a two-year period.  In their first year, Hertog Scholars will take two full-year courses, The Search for a Just Order: Social and Political Thought and Representation and Imagination, Self and Society: A Survey of Literature.  In their second and final year they will take The Development of Political Economy in the fall semester and The American Idea: Politics and Culture in American History in the spring.  All seminars meet on Fridays only.  Lunch and refreshments are provided.

If this program sounds interesting…you really won’t want to miss Professor Staloff’s presentation on 11/30.


8.    Take Advantage of this AMAZING RESOURCE

Looking for ways to get better grades, improve your study habits, and get to know your fellow Hunter students? Find out more about the Study Partner Program! 

The Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate student organization of Hunter has a Study Partner program where you can be a study partner with someone in your math or science course.

You may help your partner in some course concepts and s/he will probably help you in other concepts. In the end, whether you¹re helping or being helped your knowledge of the material just keeps getting better.

This is a completely voluntary program and a great way to learn the course materials better, meet new people, and better your study skills.

If you WANT TO HELP your fellow students please fill out this form:

If you WANT HELP from your fellow students please fill out this form:

If you have questions please contact:   Mark Sueyoshi (
Volunter Co-Chair of the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program


     Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2012
     The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics is an annual competition that challenges college students in the U.S. to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today’s complex world.

Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics has been encouraging students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

 First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,000
Two Honorable Mentions: $500 each

Open to all full-time Juniors and Seniors

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted online at before December 5th 2011, 5pm PST.

For more information and guidelines, visit

Samantha Carlin
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
The Elie Wiesel Foundation                                    
Tel: +1 (212) 490-7788



10.  Take advantage of this Human Resources Internship

Specializing in Training and Development at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel!

Candidates must have an interest in Human Resources and / or Hotel Management,
and must be able to commit to 20 hours a week.

 Compensation is $10 per hour.  Please send all resumes and cover letters to

 11.   Seeking Journalists - sense of humor is a must:

Seeking comedy correspondents to attend and write articles about high-profile comedy events around New York for The Comic Bible Magazine - a nationally distributed quarterly print publication dedicated to the comedy industry.

Each issue features comedy celebrity interviews, resources, industry news and worldwide comedy coverage of events.  It is consistently praised as a, “highly-regarded industry journal” while readership includes a general public and subscribers worldwide.

This is a fun and fantastic opportunity for writers who have an interest in the comedy or entertainment industry.

Writers would be responsible for:
• Communication with the Publisher / Editor, (phone, email)
• Communication with public relations professionals, event producers or coordinators and entertainment professionals.
• Following directions specific to each press invitation.
• Attending comedy-related events, possibly obtaining a quote from the performers involved.
• Writing a 1000 (approx.) word article reviewing or featuring that event.
• Submitting a completed article exclusive to The Comic Bible and in time for the assigned deadline.
• One edit if/as necessary.
Event attendance is by press invitation. At this time, pay is $25.00 with by-line, photo/bio/contact credit in the magazine, on our website and app. Regular contributors may also be entitled to travel expenses.



The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

 The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.

The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who will begin two-year masters programs in the fall of 2012.

The program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development.

Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.

Applicants must be US citizens who plan to enter graduate school in fall 2012. The program encourages the application of members of underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2012. 

Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at .  


13.  NEW Internship Opportunity: Property Operations Intern at Celebrated Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Corp

The Waldorf=Astoria is looking for a Property Operations intern to join its team!
The most desirable candidate must be an Economics or Statistics major, and be
able to commit to 20 hours a week. Candidates must be analytically-minded,
dedicated, and have an interest in the hotel industry.

Applicants can email resumes and  cover letters to

 14.  EGAD!  Another terrific internship availability:

Are you drawn to HUMAN RESOURCES???

Internship opening in HR at  Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

The Human Resources Intern must commit to 17.5 hours a week, excluding
lunch hours.  He or she will learn many duties in HR in regards to
Workers' Compensation, Benefits, Compliance, Recruitment, and employee
recognition events.

Please forward all resumes to

THINK OF IT AS ISLAND HOPPING:  Coler-Goldwater is located on Roosevelt Island, and is accessible by F train and the Roosevelt Island Tram.
1 Main Street, Roosevelt Island


15.  Assemblyman Seeks Intern:

Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner seeks a part-time or full-time intern for his district office for the Fall &/or Spring Semester. 

 Duties include administrative support, such as data entry, sorting mail, and answering phones.  Interns are also given a unique and in-depth legislative and casework experience.   This gives interns the opportunity to monitor issues, conduct legislative research, assist constituents, attend meetings, and draft memos and correspondence.

Applicants should be friendly, professional, and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ricki Gunsburg  at or call 212-860-4906


16.    Humanity in Action Fellowship     June 2- July 3, 2011

The Humanity in Action Foundation  brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies  have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates for the undergraduate classes of 2009 and 2010.  Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Further information and the application is available at their website:

Deadline:  January 10, 2012



MHC at HUnter student currently interns here NOW.

 VizLingo LLC is looking for more interns in the linguistics department. (

Vizlingo is a social-media company with a mission to create the world's first global visual language.

As we prepare for public launch, we are seeking dedicated language enthusiasts to play an active role in refining the socio-linguistic vocabulary of our product. Interns will be among the first to explore international cultures through user-generated content submitted by a globally connected youth.

 Interns will never be asked to perform mindless duties or administrative work like making copies or getting coffee. Rather, we are seeking highly focused, creative personalities that will directly affect the success of our software. We do not expect interns to know exactly what to do when walking into the door; there will be adequate training to ensure you develop a working comfort level. Our team is stimulated by open dialogue and promotes group-sourced problem solving.

We are seeking exceptional English and/or Linguistics students or recent graduates to work in our Gramercy office with a time commitment of at least 20 hours per week (between 10 AM -- 5 PM Mon - Fri, scheduling is flexible).

Knowledge of other languages and cultures a plus.

Interested students should email Mathias Bullerman with a resume and cover letter at


18.   Authors Reading at Hunter!

Nick Flynn reads at Hunter!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry: Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber.


 Alice Fulton reads at Hunter!

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

 West Lobby, Hunter College, West Building, Ground Floor.

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Alice Fulton's 2001 poetry collection Felt was awarded the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her other books include Palladium (winner of the National Poetry Series and the Society of Midland Authors Award), Dance Script With Electric Ballerina (winner of The Associated Writing Programs Award) and most recently Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems.


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