FYIs

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 30, 2022

Congratulations to Daniela Castillo!

Daniela is a recipient of the Diversity Travel Fellowship funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to attend the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD).

September 30, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne van der Feest!

Suzanne van der Feest, Genevieve Medina, Ingrid Davidovich, Evgeniya Maryutina, Theresa Bloder, Isabelle Barrière and Valerie Shafer (Sunday November 6, 2022). Perceptual and acoustic correlates of central vowels in Russian-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: The role of input frequency. 47th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

September 30, 2022

Congratulations to the Biology Graduating Class of 2021-2022

The Biology program awarded a total of 14 doctoral degrees across our four subprograms in the 2021-2022 academic year. Congratulations to Aishwarya Bhattacharjee, Xueqing Chen, Taylan Baris Morcol, Onyekwere Onwumere, Shoshana Reich, Michael Anthony Tavarez, Sophia Varriano, Michelle K .Naidoo, Jordan Hoffman, Joyce Chan, Jennifer Zhu, Saymon Akther, Lan Truong, Andrew Guarnaccia on completing their Ph.D.s!

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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 22, 2022

Congratulations Prof. Kyle Gorman

We are pleased to announce that Kyle Gorman is the recipient of a 3-year Collaborative NSF Grant titled: Deconstructing Wordlikeness Judgments with collaborators Karthik Durvasula, Michigan State and Jimin Kahng, U. Mississippi​. In addition to analyzing different computational models to explain why it is that people rate nonce words on a gradient scale of acceptability, the project provides mentoring and research training opportunities for graduate students in modern experimental and computational methods, and will create an open-access, online database of the project's experimental results that serves as a resource for other researchers in the language sciences. 
Full description: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2214137&HistoricalAwards=false

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