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Honors College Announcements for the Week of November 16-22, 2011



Princeton University is Coming to Hunter—Today

Wednesday, November 16, 2011,    4:00 PM ¬ 6:00 PM ,  1214 Hunter East


Princeton University is coming to Hunter to talk about:
                  GRADUATE ADMISSIONS AT Princeton

Students will have a unique opportunity to:   Learn  more about Graduate programs at Princeton University   Learn  more about summer undergraduate research opportunities available at  Princeton University €Receive personalized attention - have admissions
questions answered by Princeton University¹s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Students can RSVP  via the SciMON webportal:



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.




MHC SING!  The annual student-run musical production competition has officially arrived at Macaulay!

SING! is a completely student run musical theater competition, so it would be especially great if Hunter students came out on Thursday or Saturday night to show their campus spirit and support!

Performers, playwrights, composers, producers, costume designers, and theatrical design teams from five Macaulay campuses are ready to strut their stuff with three nights of exciting, melodic, and edgy performances.

Semi-finals, November 16th and 17th; Finals, November 19th
On Wednesday, November 16th at 8:00PM Brooklyn and Baruch will be performing,

on Thursday November 17th at 8:00PM Queens and Hunter(!) will be performing and on Saturday November 19th at 8:00PM all four teams will be performing.

Where will this awesome event take place???    At the Macaulay West  building, in the cabaret space.


4.  HBO Visit and Professional Development Workshop

Learn more about HBO’s strategy as it relates to adapting to new technologies and platforms. BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT You will also learn about the HBO Summer Internship program (for rising juniors and seniors), how to make the most out of any internship, and resume & interview etiquette.

 Friday November 18, 12-1:30pm
 HBO, Midtown Manhattan

To register. Go to

5.  Rubin Museum of Art Internships Spring 2012

 The Rubin Museum has spring openings for interns in the areas of special events, curation, film, publications, interpretation and research, and Human Resources.

The Rubin Museum is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions.

All internships are unpaid, although they offer academic credit through the home campus. Interns receive free admission to museums across the country and most RMA programs, and museum discounts.

Interns also participate in brown bag lunches with staff guests and private tours of other institutions.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for up to three internships.  Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) which internships you are applying for, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times).

 Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Louise Brooks
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs
Rubin Museum of Art

Go to   to download the RMA Internship Packet--Spring 2012.


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


9.    The Leon Cooperman Pre-Business program is recruiting!!!!!!!

In addition to unparalleled access to a range of different opportunities interns also receive annual stipends up to $2500.

The Leon Cooperman Pre-Business Program provides a cohort of talented Hunter College students with the financial support, skills and self-confidence to pursue successful careers in business and to compete for admissions to leading business schools around the world.

The Program seeks to accomplish this through scholarships and
internship support, an MBA admissions preparation program, career
panels, interviewing workshops, and the creation of a mentoring
network for Hunter College students.

More information about the Scholarship and the application process can
be found here:

The deadline for 2011 – 2012 is Wednesday, November 30th.



 An internship or post graduate opportunity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides paid opportunities for undergraduates, grad students, recent graduates, and faculty to participate in high-quality research alongside world-class scientists to solve real-world problems.

 Opportunities are available for internships and co-ops, research appointments, and sabbaticals.  All opportunities are limited to scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical fields.

You can access all available opportunities through the website of  This will take you to the profile based application system where you can apply for numerous programs after you complete your profile.  The Talent and Opportunity System allows you to create a profile, and then for each program or job posting that you apply for, you only answer 5 or 6 questions.

Individuals who choose an internship or research opportunity at ORNL are paired with world-class scientists to solve real-world problems.

All levels of participants from undergraduates to faculty are encouraged to publish research papers with their mentors.

There is a featured two minute video of research participants at ORNL sharing their thoughts on how accesses to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology.  If you would like to see the  video, you can find it on YouTube at



Epicurious & Gourmet Live Internship Opportunities

Condé Nast sister sites Epicurious and Gourmet Live are interviewing for two winter/spring editorial internships beginning the first week of January and ending in May.

Interested candidates must demonstrate strong writing and editing skills, as well as have a passion for food and food media.

Editorial interns are responsible for copy-editing, fact-checking, blogging, and assisting with social media platforms for both brands. Additional responsibilities include assisting on photo shoots and pitching story ideas at weekly editorial meetings.

The internship is for two full days per week (which could be broken down into mornings or afternoons if needed), and each intern will receive a stipend of $550. Candidates must be able to receive academic credit to be eligible for the internship.

Epicurious is the most award-winning food site on the web. The daily online food publication has a renowned recipe database of 180,000, a library of Emmy-award-winning videos, and exclusive original articles from leading food authorities and chefs around the world.

Gourmet Live is a weekly digital food publication that focuses on what’s cooking in the food world right now, and features some of the world’s top food writers. It’s available on the iPad,  iPhone and on Now in it’s second year of publication, Gourmet Live was named one of the Top 5 Apps for Functionality by Folio magazine, and received a 2010 James Beard Award nomination.

Send resumes to  Kelly Senyei at


12.   Thinking of obtaining a degree in the environmental health and safety (EHS) field or nearly ready to graduate?

What types of jobs are out there? How does one go about getting work in the EHS field?

Finding Work in the Environmental Health and Safety Field by Fred N. Rubel, M.S., QEP will be a lecture you shouldn't miss!

November 17, 2011,    5:00-6:00pm

CUNY School of Public Health
2180 Third Ave., New York, NY 10035 (Corner of 119th & 3rd Ave.)
Silberman Building room 322

As a Hunter alumni, Mr. Rubel will share with you what he knows about this, and will be joined by a panel of alumni who are working in the field, and who can discuss strategies for identifying job opportunities.

Mr. Rubel is a member of the first graduating class of the Hunter College Institute of Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences Masters Degree Program (Class of '72).

 His professional career spans more than 40 years, and includes 14 years with the Federal Government (U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. EPA Region II), and more than 25 years as a professional consultant.


13.  Guess Who's Coming to Hunter?

Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Mount Sinai School of Medicine

to explain “PATHWAYS TO MEDICAL SCHOOL”   Wed, Dec 7, 1:00pm.  Location to come.

Dean of Admissions from the MSSM will discuss access to medical school as she walks you through the application process  and delineates what makes  AN ATTRACTIVE CANDIDATE TO A TOP 20 MED SCHOOL.



14.  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

 15.   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.


16.  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

 17.  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



18.    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


19.   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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