FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
Congratulations to Dr. Puleng Segalo for being awarded the Annual GC Graduate of the Last Decade Award.
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.
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.
Dr. Lauren Kois is the recipient of the prestigious Saleem Shah early career award
Dr. Lauren Kois, who is a 2017 grad of the Clinical@JJ program is this recipient of the prestigious Saleem Shah early career award, which is cosponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
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.
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.
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.
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.