Daniel Kaplin, Adjunct Professor in Psychology, was elected as the President-Elect for New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Dr. Kaplin has been with the College of Staten Island for 13 years and has served as mentor many students in Master’s and Doctoral programs.
Dr. Kaplin believes that students serve as the future of psychology. Thus, as NYSPA President, Dr. Kaplin campaigned to “involve students in research and bring them into NYSPA. This allows them to appreciate NYSPA’s role in representing all members of the psychology community.” He hopes to bridge his role by bringing psychological programming to the College of Staten Island.
Aside from this role, Dr. Kaplin has served as a diversity consultant to NYSPA’s Executive Committee; President of NYSPA’s Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; Secretary/Treasurer of NYSPA’s Early Career Psychologists Division; and Member-at-Large of NYSPA’s Division of Psychoanalysis.
Susan Smith-Peter, Associate Professor of History, has published a blog, The Russian Revolution and Public History: Expanding America’s Story, with the Slavic and East European Journal, a leading scholarly periodical. Professor Smith-Peter discusses how she curated an exhibit, titled The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives at the New York Public Library in 2017 and how this experience made her appreciate the importance of telling the stories of Americans who have visited and interpreted Russia for the U.S. and the world. Having recently taught in the new Advanced Certificate in Public History as part of the MA in History program, she realized that a new global public history could expand the story of the U.S.. She calls on scholars with expertise in different languages and cultures to engage with public history, which is a field deeply committed to finding and sharing the history of communities within the United States, but does not always connect them to the history of other countries.
Association Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Saadia Toor shares scriptwriter credit for a film that recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is called Manto and is a biopic of a major South Asian literary figure, Sa’adat Hasan Manto. Toor also focuses on Manto in her scholarship on cultural politics in Pakistan and India in the mid-20th century.
CSI Professor of Music Sylvia Kahan’s book, Winnaretta Singer-Polignac: Princesse, mécène et musicienne, which has recently been released by Les presses du réel (Dijon, France), and is a second edition and French-language translation of her 2003 book, Music’s Modern Muse, has been nominated for the Prix France Musique des Muses 2019, France’s highest award for a book on music. The winners will be announced in March 2019.
City & State New York magazine recently named William J. Fritz, President of the College of Staten Island, to its “Staten Island 100” list. According to the magazine’s Website, the list includes “100 people who play influential roles in the borough’s political and public life.”
Zaghloul Ahmed PT PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, College of Staten Island; and Professor of Neuroscience, Center for Developmental Neuroscience,College of Staten Island and Biology Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY, has recently been selected one of three Star Reviewers for the American Physiological Society’s Journal of Neurophysiology. He will be recognized the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego.
CSI Associate Professor of Psychology Katie Cumiskey discussed her latest research on the role that cell phones play in the grieving process on the CUNY TV program Study with the Best.
CSI Dean of Science and Technology Vivian Incera was nominated for General Councilor of the American Physical Society. More information is available online.