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Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity

Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity of Hunter College is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to the advancement of successful aging and longevity through research, education, and evaluation of evidence-based models of practice and policy.

Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO)

Yomaira Figueroa, Director

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute whose mission consists of two components.  One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experiences of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR)

Jesus Angulo, Director

At the heart of the Gene Center's mission is an imperative to build unique collaborations among biologists, chemists, biopsychologists, biophysicists, and bioanthropologists; to recruit and equip outstanding faculty; to develop and share core research facilities; and to implement strategies for scientific networking.

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

Peter Marcotullio, Director

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities seeks to create awareness and understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world, leading to the discovery and use of cities like New York as a learning laboratory to create a sustainable future for cities worldwide.

Gender Equity Project

Virginia Valian, Director

The Gender Equity Project, partially funded by an NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Award, has the mission of promoting equity and excellence at Hunter College.

Center for Gifted Studies and Education

Elissa Brown, Director

The Center for Gifted Studies and Educated is committed to understanding and encouraging high level achievement in diverse kinds of learners, with a particular focus on urban settings.

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

Harold Holzer, Director

Jessica Neuwirth, Director, Human Rights Program

Basil Smilke, Director, Public Policy Program

The mission of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is three-fold: to educate our students in public policy, to support applied policy research, and to foster creative dialogue. The institute provides a place for students to analyze critical public policy issues and experience meaningful civic engagement; a place for faculty to research, teach, and write constructively about the most important issues of the day; and a place for scholarly and public audiences to participate in high-profile lectures, seminars, and conferences.


Academic Support Centers


The Leona & Marcy Chanin Language Center

Olga Peralta-Marquez, Staff

The Leona & Marcy Chanin Language Center offers language resources via cutting edge computer technology. The state-of-the art Language Center is a specially designed space that is the hub for Hunter students who wish to study foreign languages.

Reading/Writing Center

Jack Kenigsberg, Interim Coordinator  

The Hunter College Reading/Writing Center is a comprehensive service for the entire college community, offering tutorial and computer-assisted instruction to students and technical support and development to faculty and staff.

Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center

Barbara Barone, Director

The Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center is a multi-purpose facility.  It is a Resource Center providing computer assisted tutorials, multi-media materials and videotapes for students enrolled in all math/stat courses, students enrolled in other coureses needing a review of mathematics concepts, and students studying for standardized exams such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, LAST and Nursing Exams.  It is a Tutoring Center for most math and stat courses and sponsors study groups and workshops for all areas of mathemaics.  It is also the home base for the pre-101 and COMPASS workshops.

Skirball Science Learning Center

TBA, Director

The Skirball Science Learning Center (SSLC) provides comprehensive assistance to all Hunter College students in all areas of the natural sciences and technology. Its professional staff and peer tutors provide a learning environment in which all students (regardless of major) are welcome.

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