Student News, Awards, and Honors
Congratulations to our doctoral student Rachel Morrison and to Professor Diana Reiss, who just published the paper Whisper-like Behavior in a Non-Human Primate. The paper was published last week on-line (September 19, 2013) for early view in Zoo Biology and it is being covered in Science On-line, a podcast in the New York Times, and in a blog in Scientific American.
Are you traveling for independent research, internships, language study, practicums, conference attendance/presentation, or job interviews? Please see the International Travel Requirements for Current Students by clicking here. Thank you.
Karyna Pryiomka (Critical Social/Personality Psychology) has won this year’s Division 26 (Society for the History of Psychology) prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Students are invited to submit their papers for consideration, and they are adjudicated by a three-person committee. The award went to Karyna for her outstanding paper "Traces of Humanism in Russian Metaphysical Psychology at the End of the 19th Century."
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Lyness and to John Capman, a doctoral student in the I/O training area, for winning the Careers Division 2013 Best Overall Paper award. They received the award at the national Academy of Management conference in August 2013. For full citation of the paper, please see below:
Ragins, B. R., Lyness, K. S., Ehrhardt, K., Murphy, D. D., & Capman, J. F. (2013, August). Anchoring Relationships at Work: Mentors as Buffers to Ambient Racial Discrimination. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ms. Lillian Polanco received a Student Travel Award from International Academy for Suicide Research, designed to encourage student conference participation, for her poster titled 'Ethnic differences in risk and protective factors associated with NSSI and Suicide Attempts among young adults in northeastern U.S.' Dr. Regina Miranda, a member o f the doctoral faculty in Psychology based at Hunter College, was her advisor on the project.
Notice to NYSHIP Participants:
As a new semester begins this is a reminder to please take a moment to make sure that your NYSHIP status is up to date. If there has been a change to your job title or the campus from which you will be paid; you need to submit a transfer form (attached).
If you have graduated, taken a leave of absence or withdrawn from your program, you are no longer eligible to remain in NYSHIP, and must complete a termination form (attached), even if you are an adjunct this semester. One of the requirements for NYSHIP eligibility is that you must be an active matriculating doctoral student. If your NYSHIP is terminating, you will be offered continuation of coverage via COBRA by New York State Civil Service. The coverage and providers remain the same, but you are responsible for paying the entire premium each month. For 2013, the monthly COBRA rate for individual coverage is $225.64 and $755.52 for family coverage. If you are still a student but not in an eligible job title please also complete and return the termination form (attached).
If you are an adjunct at a community college, you must contact me and your community college so that your payroll can be transferred to the Graduate Center. This must be done each semester. To be a participant in NYSHIP you must be a state employee. Community college adjuncts are considered city employees, so their payrolls must be transferred. It is your responsibility to advise us of your status each semester and whether your require a payroll transfer.
If you have changed your residence address, you must notify us directly via the change of address form (attached). Do not assume that because you have notified other departments that your NYSHIP record has also been updated.
Keeping your NYSHIP account current will protect against NYSHIP in Albany terminating your coverage for nonpayment of premium without prior notification. This could result in your being responsible for paying for medical services you thought were covered under the plan. Please periodically check your pay stubs to be sure that the NYSHIP deduction is being taken.
Please note that NYSHIP does not cover international accident/medical, evacuation for medical or security reasons and repatriation of remains.
Please send any of the completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always if you have any questions concerning your coverage, claims or plan benefits please call the Student Affairs Office, 212-817-7400 or email: email@example.com
Office of Student Affairs, NYSHIP
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7301.05
New York, NY 10016-4309
For NYSHIP forms, please click here: NYSHIP-Forms
Congratulations to Justine Calcagno, who has just been elected as a Member-at-Large of the Graduate Student Council of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI/APA Division 9).
Bijan Kimiagar (Environmental Psychology) was awarded the 2010 Diversity Scholarship of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The scholarship included membership in the association and support to present his research at the 2010 NAAEE Conference in Buffalo-Niagara, New York. Bijan presented research on The Food Justice Project, a participatory action research and gardening collaboration between youth and CUNY researchers investigating food and health issues in a low-income neighborhood in New York City. The collaboration was supported by the Public Science Project of the Center for Human Environments at The Graduate Center.
Bijan Kimiagar and Jennifer Tang (both doctoral students in Environmental Psychology) were invited by faculty at the University of Barcelona to present their research as part of the "Child Participation and the Construction of Citizenship" conference on November 8th, 2012. The event aimed to disseminate results of recent research and foster dialogue on children's participation and education in a forum for both researchers and practitioners. For more information on their presentations and research, please click here.
Congratulations to Scott Fisher who received an award at SPSSI, summer of 2012, in Charlotte. It was a joint award from SPSSI (Div. 9) and SEPCP (Div. 34) "For an outstanding paper by a student addressing the interdependence of environmental and social justice."
Hannah Jaicks (Environmental Psychology), a doctoral student in our Ph. D. Program in Psychology, has been elected and serves as the Secretary for Division 34- the Society for Environment, Conservation, and Population Psychology of the American Psychology Association.
Hannah was also recognized with a fellowship to the Jane Goodall Institute and Cougar Fund.
The 2013 New Media Lab Digital Dissertation award has approved Carolina Muñoz Proto's dissertation project, entitled Memoscopio. Congratulations Carolina!
The Alma Young Emerging Scholar of the Year Award Committee selected Desirée Fields at the Graduate Center of CUNY. Fields is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Environmental Psychology, and she is completing a dissertation entitled “Crisis Tectonics: How Housing Market Crises Reshape the Urban Landscape” (under Susan Saegert, David Harvey, and Kathe Newman). Since 2010, Ms. Fields has been a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. She holds an M.Phil. in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as well as a B.A. in Psychology from UC-Santa Barbara.
“Her work not only honors Alma’s legacy, but it also establishes a new standard for what a commitment to urban affairs means”, said Tom Vicino, faculty in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston.
Congratulations to Angelika Seidel who was mentioned in a note on Sound Judgement in the Science Magazine. For more information, click here (page 2).
On Thursday March 21st, Heather Spence is the featured speaker at an event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The program - D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) - is a series of presentations and a panel discussion about the intersection of art and science. The theme of the evening is "water" and Spence's presentation will explore underwater sounds, including her international work to preserve and monitor the health of coral reefs and coastal life. For those not able to attend, the program will be webcast live and questions can be submitted to the panel online.
For more information on the event, please click here.
Congratulations to Professor Joshua Brumberg and doctoral students Philip Chu and Robert Steger for the publication in April 2013's Developmental Neurobiology Journal of article titled "Organization of myelin in the mouse somatosensory barrel cortex and the effects of sensory deprivation"
To access the article, click here.
Critical Social/Personality Psychology doctoral students Patrick Sweeney and Kate Sheese presented papers at the International Congress of Critical Social Psychology: Discourse, Materiality, and Politics in sunny Barcelona from February 6th-8th. In a symposium on “The materiality of space and affect: A critical social psychological examination of neoliberal globalization, labor migration, and urban conflict,” Patrick Sweeney presented a talk entitled, Discourse, space, and affect: Socioemotional , topographies of justice, and Kate Sheese presented a talk entitled, Here: Temporary space and self in women's transnational labour migration.
For more information on the student presentations, click here
Wen Liu is a third year doctoral student in the Critical Social/Personality Psychology program at the Graduate Center. She has recently received a Fellowship from the Globalization, Health, and Social Justice Initiative at the GC to conduct a research project on the relationship between human rights and mental health with LGBT activist groups in Taiwan and China. Congratulations to Wen Liu!
Lillian Polanco-Roman, a student in Clinical Psychology @ City College who works in Professor Regina Miranda’s lab at Hunter College, won a Psi Chi award at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting this weekend in New York City, for her poster entitled, “Rumination, Cognitive Inflexibility, and Self-Harm Behavior in Emerging Adults.” The research was based on her analyses with two other lab members using data from Professor Miranda’s NIH-funded study of cognitive predictors of suicidal behavior in young adults.
Congratulations to Lillian!
Congratulations to Phillip Chu and Eric Chen, our Neuropsychology students who have recently published articles as first authors and co-first authors!
Phillip Chu just recently published as co-first author in Organization of myelin in the mouse somatosensory barrel cortex and the effects of sensory deprivation.
More details on the article here.
Eric Chen published as first author in mGluR5 knockout mice display increased dendritic spine densities and in Sensory deprivation differentially impacts the dendritic development of pyramidal versus non-pyramidal neurons in layer 6 of mouse barrel cortex.
To view the articles, click here and here.
For more information on their research, visit the Neuropsychology at Queens Website.
Congratulations to Valerie Futch, alumni of our Ph.D. Program in Psychology who won one of seven competitive William T. Grant Foundation Awards! The project advances the study of youth settings and policies and practices affecting youth, a longitudinal analysis of adolescent development.
More details on this award here.
Our GC's Doctoral Candidate in Psychology and Chair of the APA Science Student Council, Rachel Manes, got published an article in the APA Psychological Science Agenda.
To view the article "Academic overload: When to say no during graduate school," click here.