FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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December 9, 2022

Alumni Win Society for Music Theory Awards

Congratulations to Graduate Center Music program alumni Noriko Manabe (Ph.D. Music, ‘09) and Philip Stoecker (Ph.D. Music ’03), who were honored with awards at the recent Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory.

Manabe, an associate professor at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance, received the Outstanding Publication Award for her article “We gon' be alright? The ambiguities of Kendrick Lamar's protest anthem” Music Theory Online, 25(1).

Stoecker, chair of the Department of Music at Hofstra University, received the Outstanding Multi-Author Collection Award for co-editing (with Edward Venn) the book Thomas Adès Studies. Among other essays, this award-winning collection featured the article  “Sonic Allegory in Adès’s The Exterminating Angel" by CUNY Professor Yayoi Uno Everett.


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.

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).

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.

May 19, 2022

Prof. Irina Sekerina received 2 awards!

1. A senior fellowship at the University of Cologne (Germany) for October-November, 2022, in CRC 1252 project on prominence.
2. A Fulbright award to go to São Paulo (Brazil)  in the spring-summer 2023.