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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November 3, 2022

Congratulations

Dr. Gita Martohardjono was awarded a $1.148M grant as the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener. The Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener (MLS) is an online, semi-adaptive suite of assessments designed to provide educators in New York State with information about the home-language literacy and math skills of Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE).

November 3, 2022

Congratulations

The Linguistics Program pleased to announce that a volume co-edited by May Ahmar (current Ph.D. student), Wafa Bahri (2019 Ph.D. Alum), and Cece Cutler has just been published on Palgrave.  The title is "Digital Orality" Vernacular Writing in Online Spaces. Alums Eric Chambers (2017 Ph.D.) and Michelle McSweeney (2016 Ph.D.) contributed chapters​. See here:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-10433-6 

May's chapter is titled: Orality and Identity in the Writing Practices of Politicians, Celebrities, and Activists on Lebanese Twitter
Wafa's chapter is titled: Ettounsi and Tamazight Writing on Facebook: Oral Vernaculars or New Literacies
Cece's chapter is titled: Orality, Alignment, and Stance in YouTube Comments About the New York City Accent​​
Eric's chapter is titled: “You’re in the Gym to BUILD IT BIG, Not Have Social Hour”: Performing Dumb-Jock Masculinity on a Male Erotic Hypnosis Messageboard
Michelle's chapter is titled: Performing Politeness in Online Dating: How Orthographic Choices Signal Relationship Status

November 3, 2022

Congratulations

Dr. Suzanne van der Feest &  Evgeniya Maryutina (GC Ling. 2021 MA), Valerie Shafer, et al. will present their work, “Perceptual and acoustic correlates of central vowels in Russian-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: The role of input frequency” at the 47th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development in November.

November 3, 2022

Congratulations

Best wishes to our September 2022 graduates!

  • Elizabeth Maria Garza (CL-MA): Full-time position: Reading Comprehension Assessment Development Coordinator, MLS Project SIFE/RISLUS, housed in Dr. Gita Martohardjono's SLAL @CUNY GC. She is also a PhD student @Stonybrook Univ.
  • Mariana Graterol Fuenmayor (CL MA), now a full-time Data Engineer @NVIDIA)
  • John Schriner (CL MA),  E-Resources Librarian / Faculty, NYU Law School Library
  • Dayle M. Towarnicky (MA), lecturer in the Theater Department at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
  • Isaac Reuben Raff (CL MA)
November 2, 2022

Alumna Lindsay Caplan explores postwar Italy in new book

Alumna Lindsay Caplan (Ph.D. 2017) publishes Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy which showcases a group of visionary artists who used emerging computer technologies in the context of the Cold War in Italy.  Now Assistant Professor at Brown University in the Department of Art and Architecture, Caplan's research and publications focus on the intersection of technology, politics and Art History. This is her first book. 

November 2, 2022

Anthropology Alumni Publishes New Edited Volume

CUNY anthropology alumni Sophia Perdikaris has published a co-authored an edited volume with Becky Boger. The book is titled: Barbuda: Changing Times, Changing Tides. 

Focusing on the island of Barbuda in the West Indies, the volume shares critical insights into how climate change is reshaping our world. It explores a range of themes including impacts of climate change, resilience, sustainability, indigeneity, cultural genocide, disaster capitalism, preservation of biodiversity, and environmental degradation.

November 2, 2022

Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-authors new book of letters

Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-edits (with Marie Walsh) new book exploring the correspondence between artist, Rosemary Mayer, and poet, Bernadette Mayer.  Conceptual art, Postminimalism, and the New York School, in addition to Feminism are all explored in this volume. Sneed is Assistant Professor of Art History at The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University.  She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century feminist art histories in the Americas, especially Brazil. 

October 31, 2022

Spring 2023: Fellowship Opportunity & Course on 20th-Century US Foundations

Application deadline: November 14, 2022

Fellowships available: Up to eight $1,250 fellowships for participants in “Twentieth-Century American Foundations,” a spring 2023 history course developed in collaboration with the Rockefeller Archive Center

Course designed for

  • students interested in public or applied history and writing historically-based program reviews with a focus on grantmaking foundations
  • students interested in learning about foundations and the wide variety of causes and initiatives that they fund.

CUNY doctoral/MA students eligible to apply. 

Course, funding and application details.

October 14, 2022

Lilia Maliar Named President of the Society for Computational Economics

Professor Lilia Maliar (Economics) is the new president of the Society for Computational Economics. Founded in 1995, the society includes about 450 members and holds an annual conference that typically draws 300 to 400 participants a year.

In addition to computational economics, Maliar, also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, specializes in macroeconomics, economic theory, economic growth and development, dynamic games, transition economies, and international economics.