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Previously Funded Activities


The President's Student Engagement Initiatives have provided resources for faculty to engage their students in many ways - this page lists just a few examples.  If you have questions about how you might use Student Engagement funds to enrich your courses, please feel free to contact Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, Senior Advisor for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost at

Co-curricular Activity Initiative

Activities have included:

  • Field trips to Caumsett State Park, Black Rock Forest and Frost Valley to study geographic, geological and ecological methods and phenomena
  • Class trips to see Broadway and off-Broadway plays, Alvin Ailey Dance performances and opera at the Metropolitan Opera House
  • Trips and docent-led tours of exhibits at the Anthracite Mine Museum, Chinese Scholar's Garden at Snug Harbor, Cloisters, Dia Beacon, El Museo del Barrio, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City Of New York, Neue Galerie, Noguchi Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rubin Museum, - often followed by discussion over refreshments
  • A traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Urasenke Tea School
  • A hands-on class on the history, culture and science of cheese with NYC cheese monger, microbiologist and educator
  • A bi-weekly physical anthropology discussion group including faculty, graduate students and undergraduates - with refreshments
  • Screening of a movie, followed by discussion over refreshments


Student-Faculty Research Initiative

This initiative has supported students who have conducted research and creative and scholarly work with Hunter faculty in the Departments of Art & Art History, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classical and Oriental Studies, Computer Science, Curriculum & Teaching, Film & Media Studies, Geography, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology.


Student Presentation Initiative

As a result of this initiative, Hunter students and their faculty mentors have attended annual meetings and conferences hosted by the following professional organizations.  In many cases, the students presented posters or papers representing the scholarly work they conducted with their mentors.