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FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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September 7, 2022

Dr. Colette Daiute named a Fulbright Specialist for 2022-2026

Congratulations Colette! Dr. Colette Daiute*, CSPEP and Developmental Psychology, has been named a Fulbright Specialist for 2022-2026 for her groundbreaking work with lawyers, asylum seekers and immigration/refugee activists at the University of Naples Law School Clinical Lawyering Project. Daiute’s participation will include working with lawyer/client team interviews and scholars across law, humanities, and social sciences at the University of Naples Federico II to improve the credible fear interview process, especially to highlight the perspectives of asylum-seeking clients.

*Professor Daiute is also on the faculties of the Ph.D. Programs in Educational Psychology, Urban Education, the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (ITP) Certificate program, and the MALS Childhood and Youth Students Concentration. She guides the new Ph.D. Program in Psychology Concentration on Qualitative Research Methods.

August 20, 2022

Dissertation Defense: Andreas Weise

Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: online (Zoom)
Thesis: Towards Explaining Variation in Entrainment

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 862 1209 1718
Passcode: 433804

August 20, 2022

Dissertation Defense: Xiaodi Fan

Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: online (Zoom)
Thesis: Coded Matrix Multiplication

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 895 2438 3944
Passcode: 095979

August 15, 2022

Second Exam: Dmitrii Dugaev

Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: online (Zoom)
Thesis: Medium Access Control and Topology Control Protocols for Wireless Underwater

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 840 9286 0048
Passcode: 355595

July 28, 2022

Prof. Writes ‘Washington Post’ Op-Ed on Shinzo Abe’s Death

Graduate Center Professor Michael Orlando Sharpe (GC/York, Political Science/Behavioral Sciences) published a timely op-ed in The Washington Post, “Shinzo Abe’s death reveals complex story of discrimination and xenophobia.” Sharpe, a 2008 graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Political Science, offers an analysis of the assassination of the former prime minister, linking the killing to his ultranationalist agenda and Japan’s long record of xenophobia.

Sharpe is currently working his second book, The Politics of Racism and Antiracism in Japan.

July 28, 2022

Professor Puleng Segalo awarded for popularizing science at University of South Africa

Professor Puleng Segalo, incumbent of the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair at Unisa, has received The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Regional Award 2021 for Public Understanding and Popularization of Science. The prestigious award is aimed at fulfilling the academy’s objective of recognizing, supporting, and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world.

July 19, 2022

Caroline Nester awarded the NRSA from the National Institutes of Health

Caroline Nester, a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at Queens College, Brooklyn College, and the CUNY Graduate Center, was recently awarded the prestigious National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Caroline’s research, mentored by Laura Rabin, Ph.D., seeks to develop novel screening tools for dementia risk in demographically diverse older adults, with the ultimate goal to reduce brain health disparities in vulnerable populations around the globe.

July 19, 2022

Dr. Regina Miranda featured as one of Ad Council's Champions for Good

Congratulations to Dr. Regina Miranda (Health Psychology and Clinical Science (HPCS) training area) on being featured as the Ad Council's Champion for Good, as a result of her involvement with the Ad Council's Sound It Out youth mental health campaign.