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Honors College Announcements for the Week of September 21-27, 2011

1.   Two-part STUDY ABROAD program

In the Honors lounge from Wednesday, September 21 from1:00-2:00pm.

Part I will be a presentation by Professor John Wallach, Director of the Hunter Human Rights Program, delineating a very special study abroad program in Delhi, India and surrounds.

Part II will be a student panel consisting of three current MHC at Hunter students who will describe their various study abroad experiences.

This hour long exploration into these study abroad experiences will help reveal the wide range of opportunities which may be in your near future.


2.  East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) Peer Mentoring at Hunter

Come learn more about the program, and meet program director Peter Barros from EHTP!

4PM on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in TH105

This year, in partnership with the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), we are launching an exciting new peer mentoring program that will match motivated students from Hunter College with high school juniors at EHTP. The goal of the program will be to prepare the students for the college application process. This preparation begins long before fall of senior year rolls around, which is why we will be providing these students with academic support as well as assistance with career and college exploration. Mentors will be matched to mentees based on interests and goals, and will meet with their mentees two hours a week.

EHTP is a non-profit that serves as an incredible resource for East Harlem students, giving them the ultimate educational experience they need to not only get into college but succeed in college, free of charge. Check out this video, which is one of the many that highlight the amazing things that EHTP has done for the East Harlem community of the 50+ years of their work.


3.  Special Program at St. Jude's Hospital


YOU MUST HAVE A 3.4 GPA (Overall AND in Biology, Physics, and Math) to apply.

Apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-28) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program.

The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.

All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.

Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. The stipend is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local students.

The POE home page ( contains links to the program application, which must be submitted online.

The deadline for receipt of all 2012 application materials is February 1, 2012. Early application is highly recommended.

Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are preferred, but hard copy is accepted.

Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-33S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides stipends for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.


4.  Pre-Health Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 21st – Overview of the Admissions Process & Application Procedures. Cathy Jalali, the Pre-Health Advisor will present information on the health professional school admission requirements and criteria and provide an overview of the health professional school application timeline and procedures.
Location: North 1036 Time: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, September 26th – Everything You Need to Know About Being a Pre-Health Student at Hunter College. Learn what should be in your Pre-Health File, how to request evaluations, how to schedule an appointment with an advisor, and important steps to take to be a successful Pre-Health students at Hunter.
Location: East 819. Time: 10-11 a.m. AND 4-5 p.m.


 5.  USF Open House

Now there’s a four-year medical school program for those ready to change the practice of medicine.

USF College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have partnered to create the new SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) program to train a cohort of medical students that will be on a professional trajectory to become the next generation of healthcare leaders.

We invite you to learn and explore more about SELECT at our Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2011 @ 8:30 am at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Muhlenberg Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.



To RSVP, please contact Sherri White at or 610-402-2554


6.   Authors Reading at Hunter! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011:  Zadie Smith reads at Hunter

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.

Zadie Smith is the author of three novels. Her debut, White Teeth, won the James Tait Black Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize, the Bettie Trask Award and was also included in the TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. She is also the author of The Autograph Man and On Beauty and the essay collection Changing My Mind.


Carol Muske-Dukes reading at Hunter

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor. Lexington Ave at 68th St

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

Carol Muske-Dukes is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sparrow and most recently Twin Cities, as well as four novels, the most recent of which, Channeling Mark Twain, was a National Book Award finalist in 2007.


Nick Flynn reading at Hunter!

Wednesday, November 23, 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 reading 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.



7.   The Sixth Annual City University of New York Black Male Initiative (CUNY BMI) Conference

Friday, October 7, 2011 at Hunter College/CUNY, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Register for the Sixth Annual CUNY BMI Conference at or


The Sixth Annual CUNY BMI conference, From High School or GED to J.D., M.D. or Ph.D.: Exposing African American/Black and Latino/Hispanic Students to Graduate and Professional School Opportunities, will feature morning, early afternoon and late afternoon keynote lectures as well as morning and afternoon panel discussions.

The general theme of our morning panel discussions is Pipeline to the Professions.  We hope that the morning sessions will create a foundation for our afternoon panel discussions by providing general information on the status of African American/Black and Latino/Hispanic students in graduate education.  Additionally, the morning panel discussions will reinforce the importance of performing well as an undergraduate as a first step to planning for graduate and/or professional school.  Further, the afternoon panel discussions will offer more specific information on the professions and preparing for graduate school, law school, medical school and business school.  In short, the Sixth Annual CUNY BMI conference is dedicated to exposing all undergraduates participating in CUNY BMI funded projects to post-baccalaureate opportunities and encouraging all of our students to pursue graduate education.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Associate Professor of English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University and Host, Our World with Black Enterprise, the nationally syndicated television program, will deliver the Morning
Keynote Lecture.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College, Economist, and Author of Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History,will give the Early Afternoon Keynote Lecture

The Honorable Adolfo Carrión, Jr., Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development will give the Late Afternoon Keynote Lecture.





8.  Harvard Kennedy School 2012 Public Policy Leadership Conference

February 23-26, 2012

What is the Public Policy and Leadership Conference?

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

Why Attend PPLC?

Harvard Kennedy School will be offering its twelvth annual spring conference for first and second year undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies. Our goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities. To find out more about individual fellowships, please visit our resources page.

Who Attends PPLC?

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals. Please note that the conference is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only.

Conference participants will be selected based on good academic standing, as well as demonstrated commitment to public service. Commitment to public service will be measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college. Please include this information on your resume.

Apply Online
Application Deadline: November 18, 2011


 9.  Hunter-Macaulay Student Council Meeting

Where: Brookdale, East 102
When: Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8-9 p.m.

The HMSC is your chance to help shape your community. You can decide to hold weekly or bi-weekly “town” meetings. You can decide whether to elect a leadership council, or not. Our weekly town-hall meetings will be open to everyone in the Hunter-Macaulay community and will address issues especially significant to you. The goal is for you to have a regular outlet to discuss important community topics, plan cultural and intellectual events and encourage you to voice your concerns about your community.

 While the primary aim of the HMSC is to support you – the Hunter-Macaulay community – one other objective of the group is to have ties to similar groups on campus, including the Brookdale Council, Hunter’s Undergraduate Student Government and the Macaulay Scholars Council. By working together, we can accomplish more that we can alone.

You need not live at Brookdale to participate. In fact I encourage you all – dormers and commuters alike – to at least come to the first meeting.

 Snacks will be provided!


 10.  TheMacaulayVlog

 TheMacaulayVlog (TMV for short) is quickly approaching its first anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a big, old-fashioned sit-down and opening it up to all Macaulay students?

 This Friday at 2:30PM in the Second Floor classroom (at the Macaulay Building), The Vlog(gers) will be holding an information session for anyone who'd like to get involved with TMV, learn how to make a vlog, or even find out how to contribute their unique talents (animators, filmmakers, comedians, musicians etc.) to this uniquely Macaulay initiative. All undergrads are welcome to get in on the action!

Hope to see you Friday! RVSP here:

Patryk Perkowski '14 (Queens)
David Kane '14 (City)
Veronica Shi '14 (Staten Island)
Nicholas Scala '14 (Baruch)
Michael Squitieri '14 (Brooklyn)
Daniel Pecoraro '14 (Hunter)


11.    Scholarship Opportunities for CUNY Students to China - Shanghai January 2012 and Nanjing Spring 2012

The CUNY programs in China are:

The CUNY program at Nanjing University

Semester/year “Chinese Studies” program, courses in Beginning and Intermediate Mandarin Chinese, and in English - Chinese Culture and Society, Survey of China's History, Survey of Chinese Literature, Geography of China, Politics of China

The CUNY program at Shanghai University

One-month Summer or January sessions, "Introduction to Mandarin and Business in China", 6-credit program, business and Chinese courses.

January Winter 2012 Shanghai flyer at:

Summer 2012 Shanghai flyer at:

Program details at 
                          Scholarships available are: 
 Administered by CSI: 

Nanjing semester program - CUNY China Travel Grant up to $1,000.

    Spring - October 15
    Fall - April 15

January or summer session of the Shanghai program - CUNY Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students (STOCS) Grants up to $1,650. 
CUNY students may apply for a need-based competitive grant provided they are eligible.

 For more info go to: 
CUNY STOCS Grant Application

    January - October 11
    Summer - early March

Please visit the website for  additional information: 


12.  Internship at the Metropolitan Museum of


The College Group at The Met ( is accepting applications for new members. Students from any major and year can apply

 The application can be accessed on our Facebook page ( and the deadline is October 1st.


13.   Fall internship - Solo practitioner office


Internship Opportunity with the Law Office of Earl Antonio Wilson:  Solo Practitioner, a Hunter alumnus, is seeking a Hunter undergraduate interested in pursuing a legal career to assist in his office. 

Responsibilities will include legal research and drafting, administrative tasks, and accompanying the attorney to court.  Scope of practice includes small business, family law, real estate, and some criminal law. 

This is a non-paid internship, but it is a position that offers hands-on experience and valuable insight into the practice of law.

If interested, please include a detailed cover letter (addressed to Mr. Wilson) in the text of an e-mail and attach resume (noting GPA) in Word or PDF format.  Send to the Hunter Pre-Law Advisor at
A.S.A.P.  Mr. Wilson's office is looking for an immediate start date.


14.   Immediate Internship Opportunity – FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION – Apply Now!


Students interested in the field of international affairs are invited to apply for an internship with the Programming Department of the Foreign Policy Association which manages their education programs.

Responsibilities include handling research assignments on global issues, promoting educational programming, writing pieces for the FPA website, blogs and newsletter, database management as well as working on special projects.

Interested candidates should have strong academic backgrounds and writing skills, as well as demonstrated interest in the international policy realm.

To apply, send the following items (i) cover letter; (ii) resume; and (iii) 3-5 page writing sample to Ms. Eunice Lewis-Broome at: well before the deadline of September 30th.


15.   Anita Hill 20 Years Later: Historic Conference on Sex and Power

October 15 on Hunter Campus

If interested, please e-mail with your full name and contact info (phone and e-mail both), so Elise Jaffe can reserve a ticket for you!!

An all-day conference titled "Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later" will be held on the Hunter campus on October 15. Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Senate confirmation hearings in 1991, will be the keynote speaker. Hill is now a professor at Brandeis University.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist; Gloria Steinem, author and co-founder of Ms. Magazine; New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and Hunter Provost Vita Rabinowitz will be among more than two dozen distinguished figures who will participate in a series of panel discussions about law, politics, race and gender.

 The event concludes with a performance of original works curated by Tony award-winning playwright Eve Ensler under the title "Speaking Truth to Power."

For more information on the conference and a guide to registering, go to



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