Student News, Awards, and Honors
Wen Liu is a third year doctoral student in the Critical Social/Personality Psychology program at the Graduate Center. She has recently received a Fellowship from the Globalization, Health, and Social Justice Initiative at the GC to conduct a research project on the relationship between human rights and mental health with LGBT activist groups in Taiwan and China. Congratulations to Wen Liu!
Congratulations to Professor Joshua Brumberg and doctoral students Philip Chu and Robert Steger for the publication in April 2013's Developmental Neurobiology Journal of article titled "Organization of myelin in the mouse somatosensory barrel cortex and the effects of sensory deprivation"
To access the article, click here.
Congratulations to Angelika Seidel who was mentioned in a note on Sound Judgement in the Science Magazine. For more information, click here (page 2).
On Thursday March 21st, Heather Spence is the featured speaker at an event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The program - D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) - is a series of presentations and a panel discussion about the intersection of art and science. The theme of the evening is "water" and Spence's presentation will explore underwater sounds, including her international work to preserve and monitor the health of coral reefs and coastal life. For those not able to attend, the program will be webcast live and questions can be submitted to the panel online.
For more information on the event, please click here.
Critical Social/Personality Psychology doctoral students Patrick Sweeney and Kate Sheese presented papers at the International Congress of Critical Social Psychology: Discourse, Materiality, and Politics in sunny Barcelona from February 6th-8th. In a symposium on “The materiality of space and affect: A critical social psychological examination of neoliberal globalization, labor migration, and urban conflict,” Patrick Sweeney presented a talk entitled, Discourse, space, and affect: Socioemotional , topographies of justice, and Kate Sheese presented a talk entitled, Here: Temporary space and self in women's transnational labour migration.
For more information on the student presentations, click here
The University Student Senate (USS) is pleased to announce their Ernesto Malave Merit and Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships competition.
One Merit Scholarship of $1000.00 will be awarded to a Graduate Center student in good academic standing with a 3.5 and above demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.
The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Awards are for Graduate Center students with a disability and / or international students that have at least a 2.5 GPA. One Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Award of $500.00 shall be awarded to a student with a disability and one to an international student. This scholarship recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances.
Applicants can apply to only one scholarship per academic year (either the Merit Scholarship or the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship).
All applications must be received by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue - Room 7301-- New York, New York 10016, by March 15.
Please click here for scholarship application forms and additional information.
Lillian Polanco-Roman, a student in Clinical Psychology @ City College who works in Professor Regina Miranda’s lab at Hunter College, won a Psi Chi award at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting this weekend in New York City, for her poster entitled, “Rumination, Cognitive Inflexibility, and Self-Harm Behavior in Emerging Adults.” The research was based on her analyses with two other lab members using data from Professor Miranda’s NIH-funded study of cognitive predictors of suicidal behavior in young adults.
Congratulations to Lillian!
Find the link to GC Connect! the spring 2013 Student Affairs Newsletter. The Newsletter contains news and reminders of program offerings and other opportunities, contact information, and procedural and policy reminders.
Congratulations to Phillip Chu and Eric Chen, our Neuropsychology students who have recently published articles as first authors and co-first authors!
Phillip Chu just recently published as co-first author in Organization of myelin in the mouse somatosensory barrel cortex and the effects of sensory deprivation.
More details on the article here.
Eric Chen published as first author in mGluR5 knockout mice display increased dendritic spine densities and in Sensory deprivation differentially impacts the dendritic development of pyramidal versus non-pyramidal neurons in layer 6 of mouse barrel cortex.
To view the articles, click here and here.
For more information on their research, visit the Neuropsychology at Queens Website.
Congratulations to Valerie Futch, alumni of our Ph.D. Program in Psychology who won one of seven competitive William T. Grant Foundation Awards! The project advances the study of youth settings and policies and practices affecting youth, a longitudinal analysis of adolescent development.
More details on this award here.
For the Happenings in the Sciences Newsletter of the Graduate Center, Issue No. 3, October 2012, click here. It has useful and important information about Faculty and students initiatives and activities at the Graduate Center and in New York City in general.
It is also accepting contributions for its forth issue. For more information on the Newsletter, please contact Purnima Thakur from the Doctoral Science Programs at the GC at 212-817-7285 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our GC's Doctoral Candidate in Psychology and Chair of the APA Science Student Council, Rachel Manes, got published an article in the APA Psychological Science Agenda.
To view the article "Academic overload: When to say no during graduate school," click here.
We are happy to announce that four of our doctoral students in Psychology were awarded Dissertation Fellowships for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Congratulations to Sara Appleby (Psychology and Law) and Chana Etengoff (Developmental), who received Dissertation Year Fellowships, to Anthoula Poulakos (Developmental), who received a DSC award, and to Eva Udvarhelyi (Environmental),who received a Center for Place, Culture, and Politics Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations also to their mentors.
Carolina Munoz-Proto (Social Personality) received the 2012 Young Scholars and Research Award from the Peace Islands Institute (PII). The award recognizes the achievements of young scholars and/or researchers who have undertaken an exceptional, creative, and influential and impactful study that has the potential to advance the quality of life.
Doctoral student Zachary Aidala (biopsychology), working in Prof. Mark Hauber's laboratory published "Ultraviolet Visual Sensitivity in Three Avian Lineages: Paleognaths, Parrots, and Passerines" in the Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology. Zak's project involves tracing the evolution of ultraviolet (UV) sensitive photoreceptor proteins across diverse groups of birds, including the noctural flightless kakapo parrot, and the now extinct ostrich-like moa species, both of New Zealand. Contrary to expectation, both of these bird taxa can see in UV spectra, providing new research questions for the functional benefits and evolutionary consequences of such visual sensitivity in birds.
Tiwi Marira (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) was awarded a three-year Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and Administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Marira was given the award in recognition of his "scholarly competence" and the promise of "future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education." This prestigious award will fund his program of research regarding the impact of colorism (discrimination based on skin tone) in employment settings.
Amanda Mia Marin-Chollom (Social Personality) has been awarded a three-year Ford Foundation predoctoral fellowship, which honors her commitment to diversity as a resource for both teaching and research.
Jon Rendina (Social Personality) has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirchstei National Research Services Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. This fellowship supports doctoral candidates in their studies and dissertation research and provides them with funding to pursue various training opportunities. The title of Jon's grant is "Interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict and their association with substance use and sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men."
Andrew Fulmer (biopsychology) received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Fulmer was selected for his "potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise."