FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
Prof. Kyle Gorman is an organizing committee member for the 2023 ACL Workshop on Computation and Written Language (CAWL), in Toronto, Canada on July 14, 2023.
Two recent graduates will be presenting their papers at the same conference
Wen Zhang (CL MA, 2023) will present her paper, Pronunciation ambiguities in Japanese kanji
Yuying Ren (CL MA, 2022) will present her paper, Back-transliteration of English loanwords in Japanese
Simon Zuberek (CL MA student) will be presenting at the 2023 ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in November. This project looks into automatically distinguishing between written composition produced by heritage and non-heritage learners of Polish as a second language See here for details.
Simon will also be presenting a project titled “Genusidator” in June at the 2023 IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology) Conference. “Genusidator" is a learning aid that attempts to explain grammatical gender assignment in German nouns. See here for details.
Congratulations to our May 2023 graduates!
Xiaomeng Ma (Ph.D.), Benjamin Shavitz (Ph.D.)
Maria Karamihaylova (CL MA), Tyler Lanni (CL MA), Lenore Costello (MA)
Congratulations to our September 2022 graduates!
May Ahmar (Ph.D.), C. Andres Bonilla Carvajal (Ph.D.), Kelsey Swift (Ph.D.)
Mariana Graterol Fuenmayor (CL MA), Elizabeth Garza (MA), Julia Panter (MA), Reuben Isaac Raff (CL MA), Clarisse Taboy (MA), Wen Zhang (CL MA)
Ekaterina (Katya) Kistanova presented a well-received talk at the Fourth International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), June 16–17, 2022. Her talk was entitled Do articulatory challenges deter heritage speakers growing up as Russian/English bilinguals? Infant Sasha says [nj]et! Katya's co-author was Professor Emerita Dianne Bradley.
Chen Zhou's paper on the acoustic correlates of self-ascribed masculinity/femininity in a sample of American English has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Science (ICPhS). The conference will be held August 7th to 11th in Prague, Czech Republic.
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Stetsenko on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Stetsenko, professor at The Graduate Center of CUNY (Developmental Psychology Training Area), on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Valian on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor at Hunter College of CUNY, on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
See below for more information:
New Members Elected in 2023: American Academy of Arts & Sciences Press Release
All Newly Elected Members in 2023: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Congratulations to Wai Man Wong on receiving the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Fellowship.
Congratulations to Psychology Ph.D. student Wai Man Wong (Clinical Psychology at Queens Training Area) for receiving the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer 2023 Fellowship.
Prof. Virginia Valian
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Virginia Valian on her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!
This year’s election of new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences maintains a commitment to honoring excellence that began more than 240 years ago. In 1780, the Academy’s founders – including John Adams and John Hancock – envisioned an organization that would recognize accomplished individuals and engage them in addressing the greatest challenges facing the young nation. The first members elected to the Academy in 1781 included Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Today, the Academy continues to be both an honorary society, electing new members from the non-profit, private, and public sectors, and an independent policy organization with initiatives in the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science. A total of 269 outstanding individuals have been elected to the Academy in 2023. https://www.amacad.org/new-members-2023
Luisa Valle ('22) dissertation is honored
Luisa Valle who finished her dissertation in 2022, received an Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her dissertation "The Beehive, the Favela, the Castle, and the Ministry: Race and Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1811 to 1945." Congrats to Luisa! All the LASA awards are listed here.