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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of October 12-18, 2011

1.   "Making Maps: 30 Years of the Homophobic Right."


Presented by Hunter Center for LGBT Social Science & Public Policy and Political Research Associates

What is the current status of the anti-LGBT Right?
Who are the key players and what are their strategies?
What useful lessons can we draw from prior contests with the Right?

We'll consider such questions with Pam Chamberlain and Kenyon Farrow, principal researchers on PRA's ReMapping the Right project, who will discuss findings and implications from our new study of the landscape of the homophobic Right in the United States today.

The session will take place from 2-5 pm in the auditorium at Hunter College's Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY.

2.   Apply for the Goldsmith Scholars Program!

Applications are now available for Horace W. Goldsmith Scholars Program—a longstanding internal enrichment at Macaulay which has assisted a great many of our students as they applied for scholarships, fellowships, graduate school and other opportunities.

Current sophomores and juniors at Macaulay are invited to apply. 

The purpose of the Goldsmith Scholars Program  is to identify and support Macaulay students for whom graduate education is an essential foundation of their aspirations. These high-achieving students are then guided through their application process, with special emphasis on applying for national scholarships and fellowships to pursue graduate studies.

Goldsmith Scholars receive guidance on the graduate school and fellowship application processes, as well as coaching in personal essay writing and interviewing. Scholars benefit from hands-on instruction and mock-interviews with Goldsmith Scholars who have won major scholarships.

More information (as well as a pdf file of the application) is available on the Macaulay website,

The application deadline is November 18. 

Contact Mike Lamb if you have questions about the program.


3.  Mandatory Laptop Inventory:  You must complete the inventory before October 18.

Macaulay Sophomores and Juniors, it's time for you to complete the mandatory laptop inventory for your Macaulay laptop.

The process is simple, it only takes a few minutes, but it is absolutely required.  If you do not complete the inventory, your registration for the spring semester will be blocked, you will not be able to access the Macaulay Opportunities Fund, and you will have to return the laptop immediately.

Go  to, complete the form, and feel confident that you have completed your legal obligation and are free to enjoy the rest of the semester.

Remember, the deadline is October 18, 2011.  Consequences to you may begin at any time after that deadline.


4.   There will be an informative two-part INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP on October 26 in room 615HW, from 1:00-2:00pm.

The first part will consist of the two people who oversee INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that come through the college—Paula Wicklow here at Hunter and Ofronama Biu from Macaulay west.

They will explain the ways to find out about various internships, how to apply, etc

Part two will be a panel of current MHC at Hunter students who will discuss their various INTERNSHIP experiences.

All will be on hand to answer your questions.


5.  Really Special Internship Opportunity: 

External Affairs Office ---Department of Consumer Affairs  

 The Department of Consumer Affairs External Affairs Intern will assist staff with a number of projects including: •Tracking pertinent media coverage of the Department.• Monitoring consumer issues in new media and drafting Department responses. • Assisting with press conferences as needed.• Maintaining inventory and distributing publications.• Collaborating on improving internal information management.• Drafting correspondence on behalf of the Department. • Maintaining up-to-date media lists.• Assisting in special Department projects as needed.

This position requires: • A well-organized individual who wants to learn about external affairs within the public sector. • A commitment to excellence and confidentiality is required and expected. • Attention to detail and excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills a must. • Strong research and computer skills required. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet research and Outlook. • Fluency in other languages helpful and a sense of humor, a plus.

2-3 days per week;   Non-Paid

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME DIRECTLY to:  Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume


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

" Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later"

 This all-day conference will be held on October 15 on Hunter Campus

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."

The conference will consist of two parts. Three daytime panels will be held in the General Assembly Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The performance of "Speaking Truth to Power" will be staged in the Kaye Playhouse from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hunter is a conference partner and is joined by a long list of co-sponsors, including several CUNY schools, the White House Project, and the Women's Media Center.

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

Please visit the following site by September 30 to
register:; and also RSVP to Judith Friedlander, letting her know that you are with Macaulay Honors College at Hunter so she can ensure that you get a spot.

7.  Celebrated contemporary artist ERIC FISCHL speaking at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute , 47-49 East 65th Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2011:  5:00-6:00pm

"America: Now and Here" began when Eric Fischl invited a group of peers – all leading visual artists, poets, playwrights, filmmakers and musicians - to each contribute a work of art reflecting their points of view and hopes for America post 9/11. His idea - to use the language art creates as a way to talk to each other outside the polarizing rhetoric gripping the country. In response, over 150 celebrated American artists including visual artists Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Kiki Smith, playwrights Marsha Norman, Edward Albee, and Jon Robin Baitz, poets Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove, filmmakers Kyle Bell and Lauren Greenfield, and musicians Rosanne Cash, Laurie Anderson, and Paul Simon have collaborated on a cross-disciplinary experience.  Together, artists are demonstrating an unprecedented level of patriotism, leadership, and experimentation in the hope of uniting a vast and diverse country through the shared experience of art.

Eric Fischl has been painting suburban American life since the 1970s, demonstrating a unique ability to couple the perceived and the imagined within the context of our own contemporary world. His depictions of domestic life communicate immediacy to audiences and speak with a strong American accent.  His work is represented in many museums including the The Whitney Museum of American Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, St. Louis Art Museum, Oklahoma City Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Basel Kunsthalle, Switzerland, Kunstmuseem der Stadt, Germany, Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France as well as private and corporate collections.  Fischl was born in New York City in 1948 and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He received his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts.

Please RSVP to with your name and contact information and state that you are MHC student. Call 212-650-3174 for additional information.


8.  PRE-law Students--Don't Miss These TWO EVENTS:

 October 17, Monday (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.): Admissions Panel.

Law school admissions officers explain what you need to know to write a great application.

  Hear first-hand what the law schools are looking for, and have the chance to meet law school representatives from the New York City metropolitan area.

 Room 417 West.


 Travel with the Pre-Law Society to the LSAC Recruitment Forum
Fri. October 14, Meet @ 1119 East @ 9:45 a.m.

Meet at 1119 East to travel as a group to LSAC Recruitment Forum at NYC Hilton (1335 Ave. of the Americas).  Before the forum opens at noon, we will hear a special early panel at 11 a.m. on admissions.

The event is free but registration is required:

The forum runs two days, Oct 14 & 15, but note that it is advantageous to attend Friday, when there is less foot traffic.


9.  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


10.    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


11.  A great opportunity but seats are LIMITED

The New York Medical College Premedical Mentoring Program  is hosting
a day-long conference on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 10:30am ¬ 4:00pm

The program is designed to supplement the support you give to premedical  students in all phases of the application process. We have scheduled  administrators from the Admissions and Financial Aid departments as  well as faculty members to expose your students to various aspects of  the admissions process and medical school life. We are
offering a mentorship program which will pair your students with a first or second year NYMC medical student to serve as a resource throughout the year.

Students can register for this conference  by completing our on-line application, available at:


12.   Research Opportunities in Neurosurgery & Brain Tumors!

At nearby Weill Cornell Medical College Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

If you're interested in learning about the extraordinary medicine needed to treat brain tumors & getting involved in exciting clinical research projects. 
Please email a brief CV & statement of interest to:



13.  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.


14.  Pre-Health Events Calendar

Saturday, November 12th, 2011:  Open House for
minority students who are interested in learning about Jefferson Medical
College in nearby Philadelphia.

The event will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, November 12.

The RSVP date is November 6th, 2011 to
Light refreshments will be served.  


Symposium in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery @
Columbia University Medical Center

Organized by students of the College of Dental Medicine for the undergraduates of the New York City metropolitan area interested in a professional career in health care.

The Symposium will show-case one of the most intriguing yet  underexplored surgical specialties of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

You will be presented with four speakers, including three OMS surgeons and a prosthetics expert, all of whom are eminent NYC specialists, educators, and dedicated practitioners
most intriguing cases in their respective areas of expertise, including trauma care, orthognathic surgery, head and neck cancer, facial reconstruction, and plastic surgery.

Following the  presentation, you will have a chance to address questions to the
current CDM students.

Saturday, November 5th, 2011                                                                                       8:30am until 3:30pm.
Complimentary lunch will be served. Dress code is business-casual.

Reply by October 14th to secure a seat at the event  to

701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 in the Hammer Health Sciences Center,  room 401.


15.   Authors Reading at Hunter! 

Carol Muske-Dukes reads 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 reads 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 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.


16.  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


17.   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.


 18.   Unbelievable but true...another GREAT INTERNSHIP Opp:

Are YOU the next SPARK Girls Activism Intern?!

SPARK (Sexualization Protest Action Resistance Knowledge) is looking for fall interns (high school, college or graduate students are all welcome to apply!) to work on various action campaigns and projects that challenge and push back against the sexualization of girls.

We are seeking a team of fierce, bold, creative, young leaders who are passionate about girls' issues and are committed to fighting for positive social change.

Internships may range from 5-15 hours per week, depending on your availability and goals. Tasks may include: helping to launch media action campaigns, organizing young women nationwide, building and fostering partnerships with girls and girl-serving organizations around the country, blogging and/or editing blogs about girls' issues, devising creative and innovative ways to challenge and END the sexualization of girls.

To apply, please email SPARK director Dana your current CV and a letter letting us know why you are interested in a SPARK Girls Activism Internship and what you would like to learn and how you would uniquely contribute to the movement. Send to




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