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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of November 30-December 6, 2011



A class in real world journalism

Especially for students interested in writing, journalism, public policy, urban planning and human rights.

Neighborhood News, MEDP 377 in the Film & Media Dept. 

Students in the class constitute the staff of The Hunts Point Express, a monthly community newspaper and accompanying website that serves the
poorest neighborhoods in the South Bronx.

Students in Neighborhood News produce a website and a community newspaper covering the South Bronx community of Hunts Point.

The Hunts Point Express has been hailed by residents and community organizations for its hard-hitting stories on environmental justice issues, schools, housing, health and crime, and its vivid feature stories about daily life in a poor and underserved section of our city.

The class offers students who are exploring a career as journalists the opportunity to report and write news in the real world, reaching an audience that will hold them accountable. In addition, it offers liberal arts students in any department a way to learn to marshal and evaluate evidence and present it in an orderly and compelling fashion.

Students leave the class with a portfolio of published work that has led previous students to graduate school scholarships and jobs and paid internships at news organizations.

Neighborhood News, MEDP 377 and IMA 780, will meet on Wednesdays from 10:10am-1pm. Enrollment is limited.



2.   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.


3.  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.


4.  Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute Spring 2012 Internships

 The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute has openings for interns in the areas of Research, Communications/New Media, Graphic Design/Web Development, and Public Programs/Special Events.

Research Interns will assist Roosevelt House visiting scholars and other faculty with academic research projects in public policy, human rights, public health policy, and other relevant areas.

Communications and New Media Interns will draft communications and publications to support the mission of Roosevelt House and help manage Roosevelt House’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, foursquare, etc.).

Graphic Design and Web Development Interns will create posters and other marketing materials for Roosevelt House programs and assist the web development team with website management, editing, and updating.

Public Programs & Special Events Interns will coordinate and assist in event planning for policy and human rights lectures, discussions, roundtables, and conferences; and support fundraising initiatives and Roosevelt House donor opportunities.

Go to click on “Macaulay Maintained Internships” on the upper right for more information or to apply.



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 has been extended to Thursday, December 15, 2011.


6.  Best of CUFF at Macaulay Returns This Winter—Dec. 2

Come check out some of the best films from the festival's first three years, and learn about the 2012 festival, coming in March.
On Friday, December 2nd,

CUFF at Macaulay - the City University Film Festival - returns with a "Best of CUFF" screening. Featuring award-winning narrative and documentary shorts, with filmmakers present. A post-screening reception to follow, with dessert and snacks!

•    CUFF 2011 winner "Shape of the Shapeless," Jayan Cherien's (Hunter College) moving documentary about various gender and social roles.
•    CUFF 2010 entry "Jeffrey's Calypso," a joyous short about race, class and love in Trinidad, directed by CUNY faculty Vashti Anderson (Medgar Evers College).
•    Jordan Roettele's drama "The Release of Jan," from Brooklyn College—shot in Coney Island on 35mm.
•    Adam Besheer's comic sci-fi freakout "The End of Evolution."

Macaulay Screening Room
35 West 67th Street


7.  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.


8.  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.



For more information please contact the MLEF Program Office:
Email: 2012 PROGRAM 

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is a 10-week paid summer internship with opportunities in the US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, for women
and minority students who are currently enrolled in Science, Technology (IT), Engineering, and Math majors
at an accredited college or university.

Provide opportunities for educational advancement and career development through an award winning internship program for women and minority students in Science,
Technology (IT), Engineering and Math.

 Applicants must be a US citizen
 Undergraduate students completing their sophomore
     year in Spring 2012 through PhD candidates
 Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Application deadline is December 31, 2011. The start
date for the summer internship program is June 4, 2012.

For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the
MLEF application, please visit our webpage:


10.    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



 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


 12.   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


13.    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





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