FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
Congratulations to Aidan and Olivia!
Congratulations to the following Ph.D. students who received the 2023 Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Fellowship!
Olivia Mignone received the fellowship for her project, "Himalayan Languages in the Linguistic Landscape of Jackson Heights."
Aidan Malanoski received the award for their research proposal titled, "Variation and change in Baltimore English phonology."
F-1 student visas can now be issued up to 365 days in advance of the I-20 program start date
F and M student visas can now be issued up to 365 days in advance of the I-20 program start date, allowing more time for students to apply for a visa. Students are still not allowed to enter the U.S. on a student visa more than 30 days before their program start date.
Further Information about the F-1 visa application process is available at:
Prof. Kyle Gorman was invited to present a talk titled, “Massive Multilingualism in Speech and Language Technology”, at the Multidisciplinary Seminar series at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Home of the US Office of LIS at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 3rd, 2023. Register here.
Stefanie Reed (Ph.D. student) co-authored a paper titled, "The Role of Prosody in Disambiguating English Indirect Requests" in Language and Speech journal, Volume 66 Issue 1.
Professor Gail Levin featured on CUNY TV
Professor Gail Levin was featured on CUNY TV's Arts in the City. See the piece here.
Alaa Sharif will be presenting her paper, "Non-Split vs. Split semantics of exceptives in Palestinian Arabic" at the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics 36 at UMASS, MA, March 24-26. 2023. See here for details: https://blogs.umass.edu/asal36/
Prof. Dan Kaufman
Prof. Dan Kaufman organized a mini-conference, "Come celebrate International Mother Tongue Day at Endangered Language Alliance" on February 21, 2023.
-Why and how should we protect multilingualism? A panel discussion hosted virtually by Manchester City of Languages as part of the Muslim Arts & Culture Festival.
-Concejo de Pueblos Originarios program featuring the launch of the Indigenous Youth Song Contest. Hear from representatives of the Ayujk, Mam, Me'phaa, Na Savi and Kichwa communities about their work preserving their languages in speech and song.
-Raising City Kids in Indigenous Languages". Families share their experiences in raising children in their mother tongue, culminating in the launch of a year long effort to support a small group of parents to do just that.
Alumni Jennifer Chard, Anthony Vicario, and Elizabeth Garza, and Prof. Gita Martohardjono will present a paper titled Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multilingual Literacy Assessments at the 52nd Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) in Portland, Oregon, Feb 23-25, 2023. This presentation is based on work of the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener and Newcomer Assessment projects at RISLUS.
Upcoming conference presentation
Jennifer Chard, Anthony Vicario, Elizabeth Garza, and Gita Martohardjono will present a paper titled Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multilingual Literacy Assessments at the 52nd Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) in Portland, Oregon, Feb 23-25, 2023. This presentation is based on work of the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener and Newcomer Assessment projects at RISLUS.
Congratulations to Melanie Fessinger, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Award for Outstanding Student Research
Melanie Fessinger, a dual specialization student in the Psychology and Law and Basic and Applied Social Psychology Ph.D. programs, has been awarded the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s (SPSP) Outstanding Research Award, which recognizes rigorous and transparent research by graduate students pursuing dissertation or pre-dissertation research. Submissions are reviewed by fellow SPSP student members and university faculty. Melanie’s research examines factors influencing both suspects’ and observers’ judgments about the voluntariness of agreements to plead guilty to a crime. Melanie’s PhD advisor is Margaret Bull Kovera.
This is now the second year in a row that a BASP student has been honored with this award. Congratulations, Melanie! We are so proud of you.