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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August 8, 2022

Second Exam: Dmitrii Dugaev

Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: online (Zoom)
Thesis: Medium Access Control and Topology Control Protocols for Wireless Underwater

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 840 9286 0048
Passcode: 355595

July 28, 2022

Prof. Writes ‘Washington Post’ Op-Ed on Shinzo Abe’s Death

Graduate Center Professor Michael Orlando Sharpe (GC/York, Political Science/Behavioral Sciences) published a timely op-ed in The Washington Post, “Shinzo Abe’s death reveals complex story of discrimination and xenophobia.” Sharpe, a 2008 graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Political Science, offers an analysis of the assassination of the former prime minister, linking the killing to his ultranationalist agenda and Japan’s long record of xenophobia.

Sharpe is currently working his second book, The Politics of Racism and Antiracism in Japan.

July 28, 2022

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.

July 19, 2022

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.

July 19, 2022

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.

July 12, 2022

Joliette Mandel Recognized for Outstanding Thesis

Congratulations to Joliette Mandel (M.A. ’22, Liberal Studies), who received the Provost’s Prize for the most outstanding thesis/capstone project in the M.A. in Liberal Studies program for her paper “Equitable Assessment for Elementary-Aged Dual Language Learners.”

The thesis was an outgrowth of a doctoral-level course on New York City education and an accompanying policy conference led by Professor David Bloomfield (GC/Brooklyn, Urban Education), acting executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education.

Bloomfield, who advised Mandel on the thesis, called the paper an “outstanding policy analysis with recommendations, combining sophisticated research methodology and original insights into a significant public issue.”

June 22, 2022

Prof. Cece Cutler co-organized a seminar at the Inter University Centre in Dubrovnik

Prof. Cece Cutler co-organized a seminar on multilingual, multilectal, and multiscriptal writing at the Inter University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 20-24, 2022.  She gave a talk entitled "Spelling norms and orality: writing the New York City Accent on YouTube".