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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of February 8-14, 2012


Fascinating Book Discussion

Jodi kantor,  bestselling New York Times journalist, is the author of an exciting new book about the OBAMA’s life in the White House.

A totally behind the scenes look at the place where most of us will never live. This book has gotten lots of excited press.

 Ms. Kantor will be discussing this new book with Kati Marton, who just happens to be an amazing, award-winning journalist and author.

WHEN:  This awesome event will take place on February 9, beginning at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm).

Where:  The Kaye Playhouse (right near the lounge)

How:  RSVP by email to or call 2126503174.




Pre-Health Advising Spring 2012!

First event of this semester:  Wednesday, February 8, 1-3pm:   a  presentation will be given by the Assistant Director of Admissions from NY College of Podiatric Medicine.

Room 1036N


 3.   Read on for info about  A GREAT NEW CLUB HERE AT HUNTER


AN MHC at HUnter student is in the process of chartering a new club at Hunter to facilitate discussions about fascinating new topics in science and technology. He is looking for students who would be interested in joining the Emerging Sciences Club, and   also looking for someone who would like to be the treasurer. The role of the treasurer would be to share in the duties of getting financial documents together with me (low stress don't worry!) and to be part of this exciting new group!

He has big ideas for this group, and hopes to  start putting some in motion. The Club will have regular discussions about emerging topics in science and technology and how they interact with culture and perception, as well as organize cool events. He hopes to plan trips to visit places doing thought-provoking work around the city, as well as invite speakers to come talk about what they do and why it's so exciting! If everything goes well, we can even start working on a publication to put out in the fall.

 If anyone is interested in joining or being the treasurer of the Emerging Sciences Club please email me at!

We will be having our first meeting on Wednesday 2/15 at 3:30 (room TBA).


4.   NYCAASC Planning Board

 NYCAASC Planning Board would like to invite you or any interested people you know to join the Hunter executive planning board. As part of the board, you will be responsible for finding speakers for workshops, finding volunteers, finding sponsors, and/or recruiting attendees.

We seek dedicated Hunter individuals who can help make this year's conference a success!

NYCAASC is a free, all-day conference on contemporary Asian American issues planned by students from NYU, Columbia, Barnard, CUNY Hunter, and CUNY Baruch.

We routinely attract over 300 attendees and they include college students, high school students, professionals, activists, and community members.

For more information our website is: and our Facebook page This year's NYCAASC will be held on April 21th, 2012.

This opportunity is a great way for you to make a bigger difference outside of your campus, to network with like-minded peers from different universities, and have a lot of fun in the process.

Our next General Body Meeting is Sunday, February 12th at Baruch, from 2pm to 4pm. So please come and check it out!

Email me at if you or anyone you know is interested or for more information.


 5.  International Human Rights Exchange:  Johannesburg, South Africa     

Application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester is March 1, 2012. 

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world's only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students.  The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.

 Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights.  In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

 IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work.  Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa.

Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and important cultural sites, and attend guest lectures by human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

 Application Deadlines

March 1, 2012             Fall 2012 Semester
October 15, 2012        Spring 2013 Semester

Generous scholarships are available for students with financial need.

For more information:


6.  Latino Youth for Higher Education Program

 Latino Youth for Higher Education Program is composed of Latino as well as other minority college students and professionals who have an interest in improving the quality of education for low-income students, especially those of Latino origin who are new to the country. The organization focuses on helping to promote college awareness and success to minority students.

 LYHEP Aids / Teacher's Assistants

 Description: The Teacher’s Assistant works one-on-one as well as in small groups of students to complete academic assignments.

 Tutoring and assisting teachers are common tasks. Other duties: Assist students in completing homework assignments in math, history, science, and other subject areas; Keep staff informed of student behavior; Help teachers achieve the goals for each class; Maintain accurate paperwork as requested by teacher and tutoring leads; Assist with general administrative duties such as assembling, copying and gathering materials; Act as a role model.

Ability to work effectively with youth ages 11 – 20.
Ability to work as a team-player.
Some knowledge in Spanish a plus.
Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with newcomer students.
Previous instruction experience in a small group format or one-on-one is a plus.

Time commitment: TBD according to the intern’s schedule.
If you're interested in applying, please contact:

Desiree Caro
Bronx Division Director & Expansion Assistant Director
Tel: 718-840-8661


7.  The Conference Board has made a small number of spots available to Hunter students for these two upcoming events:

--Customer Experience Leadership, March 22 – 23, 2012 (

--Women’s Leadership Conference, April 19 – 20, 2012 (

If you are interested in attending either one, please send an e-mail to the Pre-Business Advisor at and explain in approx. 100 words why you should receive a ticket.



8.   INTERNSHIP Position Available NOW


Internship position available NOW in the Revenue Management department of the renowned Waldorf-Astoria Hotel .

The internship would require one to work 20 hours per week at $10 per hour.

Please send all applications to


9.   CUFF 2012

 CUFF 2012 is now open for submissions!

 CUFF at Macaulay: the official film festival of CUNY returns this winter with special screenings, industry professional panels, and its annual Gala Event night of student and faculty-made film premieres on March 18th!

All enrolled students and current staff and faculty are encouraged to submit new short work (50 minutes or less) for consideration.

Winning films will be shown on PBS’ Reel 13 program and our partner, HBO, will provide DVDs to honorees.

We’ll be accepting submissions through February 24th, but don’t wait!

To access the application form go to


10.   Are you interested in art/architecture and public spaces???

If so, you won’t want to miss this special “informal talk” (that means you get to speak with several experts) at Roosevelt House on Feb 15, 4:30-6:00pm. 

This particular talk will focus on a new conceptual movement in urban and art planning  that engages the public with art and architecture through innovative uses of space.

This is part of the ongoing ASPEN Institute talks in public policy which are held throughout the year at Roosevelt House.

YOU MUST RSVP to attend: or call 212 6503174


11.   Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship—Deadline Mar. 1

Are you planning on studying abroad for summer 2012 or fall 2012?

Then apply for the Gilman International Scholarship Program which offers scholarships for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad.

Eligibility Requirements
•    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen undergraduate student at a 2 or 4 year institution in the United States.
•    The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
•    The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
•    The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
•    The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country  on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. 


Award recipients receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad program costs, including program fees, tuition, room and board, airfare, books and local transportation.

To Apply
•    Complete the online application at
•    Contact the Financial Aid and Study Abroad advisors at your home institution to notify them you are applying for the Gilman Scholarship.
•    Provide transcripts from your current institution and any previous institution indicated on your application.







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