FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
A postcard from Paris
Liberal Studies student Sato Moughalian published an article, "A postcard from Paris," in Contingent Magazine.
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
Students in the fall 2022 Field Methods class is presenting "Question Formation in Adara" at UConn's 54th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, June 12-14th, 2023.
The student authors are: Josh Amaris, Emmanuel Bawa, Zhilang Liu, Aidan Malanoski, Margaret Matte, Olivia Mignone, Nhu-Anh Nguyen, Shane Quinn and Alaa Sharif.
Alum Sooran Choi Directs Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative
Alum Sooran Choi (Art History Ph.D. '18) has won a grant from the Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative at CUNY to direct a Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the Art Department. As part of that initiative, she is running a symposium to foreground Korean studies while taking an intersectional approach to the subject. The symposium will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, online. More information can be found here.
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.
Prof. Cecelia Cutler
Prof. Cece Cutler gave a talk at the Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS) at the University of Bern on April 5, 2023 titled 'Embodied styles and affect in sociolinguistics".
Emmanuel Bawa''s co-authored paper titled, Cross-linguistic influence in the mid vowels of Hausa/Ekhwa speakers was accepted for oral presentation at ICPhS 2023, August 7-11th, 2023.