IMPORTANT: Psychology Department Graduation 2019 (RSVP HERE) | Ceremony on 05/29/19

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The Psychology Department graduation will be held at Colden Auditorium on Wednesday evening May 29th . Doors for Colden open at 6:15pm and the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7pm

Please be sure to fill out the RSVP form below before May 1st, 2019 (Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 8th)

We are no longer accepting ticket requests

Ceremony Information for Psychology GRADUATES:

  •    Psychology graduates will meet inside Goldstein Theater (the other theater adjacent to Colden Auditorium). SEE MAP BELOW

Please plan to arrive at 6 PM to join the line-up.  The procession will begin promptly at 7pm.

  • Graduating students should be dressed in cap & gown.   Graduating students do not need a ticket.
  •  At our ceremony, graduating students will walk across the stage and have their name called.  Please remember to bring your NAME CARD with you to the ceremony. You will need to bring the card on stage and hand it to the presenter who will then announce your name.    Feel free to write your name out phonetically (as it sounds), so that it will be pronounced correctly.

Ceremony Information for your GUESTS:

Colden Auditorium is located at the corner of Kissena Blvd. and the service road of the Long Island Expressway (Horace Harding).

  • Please remind your guests to bring their TICKETS.   Colden Security will not allow anyone to enter Colden without a ticket (due to fire safety codes, even infants need a ticket).
  • Guests will enter Colden Auditorium through the Main Entrance (front doors near the box office).  The doors will be opened to guests at 6:15 PM.

Seating is unassigned (first come, first serve).   Please ask your guests to avoid seating areas reserved for Graduates, which are marked by signs.

We were able to confirm that Parking Lots 15S and 15N will be open. These are the two parking lots closest to Colden, on Reeves Avenue.  They are visible on the top right hand corner of the map provided below. Please advise your guests to leave plenty of time for parking, and arrive early, as the lots may fill up.

  • Please ask your guests to remain seated throughout the entire ceremony (approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours). Out of respect for your fellow graduates, please plan on remaining for the entire ceremony.
  • Very important:  Please remind your guests not to block any aisles or entrances.  Guests are welcome to take photographs, as long as they do not block any aisles.  Professional photographers will be on the stage, taking photographs available for purchase after the ceremony to those who are interested.  We want this to be a happy and safe event for everyone.  All strollers, carriages, etc. will have to be left in the main lobby area of Colden Auditorium until the end of the Ceremony.

No refreshments will be served at the Psychology ceremony.    Water fountains and restrooms are available in the main lobby.

FAQs for Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony

Where is the Psychology Department ceremony?
Colden Auditorium, which is located at the corner of Kissena Blvd. and the service road of the Long Island Expressway (Horace Harding).  Guests will enter Colden Auditorium through the Main Entrance (front doors near the box office).  Graduating students will be given instructions closer to the event date concerning line-up location.

What time should my guests arrive?
The doors will be opened to guests at 6:15PM.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 7pm.

What time should I arrive?
Graduates need to arrive earlier to check-in and join the line-up.  We will inform you of the time and location for the line-up in a separate email.

How long is the ceremony?
Approximately 90 minutes. Please ask your guests to remain seated throughout the entire ceremony. Out of respect for your fellow graduates, please plan on remaining for the entire ceremony.

What should I wear?
Graduating students should be dressed in cap & gown.  Information about how to buy one can be found here:    https://www.qc.cuny.edu/registrar/graduation/commencement/Pages/FAQ.aspx

Do Guests need a ticket?
Yes!  Colden Security will not allow guests to enter Colden without a ticket (due to fire safety codes, even infants need a ticket).  Seating is unassigned (first come, first serve).   You must RSVP here and request tickets for your guests before May 1st: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF_zBMhpJUcg-bv3IAClU6m0J2kbzrftStUeY2lKKfykPHUA/viewform)

Do I need a ticket?
No, Graduating students do not need a ticket. However, you must RSVP for the ceremony (see above link).

What happens at the Psychology Department Ceremony?
At our ceremony, graduating students will walk across the stage and have their name called.  When you come to pick up your tickets (dates TBA), you will receive a NAME CARD in the envelope along with your tickets.  You will need to bring the name card on stage and hand it to the presenter who will then announce your name.

How will the announcer know how to pronounce my name?   
When you submit your RSVP, you will have the option to write your name out phonetically (write it as it sounds) so that it will be pronounced correctly.

Will the event be photographed?
Yes, there will be a professional photographer on stage.  If you want to be contacted by the photographer to receive proofs after the ceremony for purchase, then please fill out your contact information when you submit your RSVP.  The Campus Photographer is:   Island Photography

Can my guests take photographs? 
Yes, guests are welcome to take photographs; but due to fire safety codes, please advise guests that they must keep aisles clear at all times, and remain seated.

Can my guests park on campus? 
We were able to confirm that Parking Lots 15S and 15N will be open. These are the two parking lots closest to Colden, on Reeves Avenue.  They are visible on the top right hand corner of the map provided below. Please advise your guests to leave plenty of time for parking, and arrive early, as the lots may fill up.

Will there be any food served? 
No refreshments will be served at the Psychology ceremony. Water fountains and restrooms are available in the main lobby.

I also want to attend the College-wide Commencement ceremony….
This is a separate event and will be held the day after the Psychology Dept ceremony.  College Commencement event is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th.  Students must RSVP separately to the Commencement Office, and can find all the information you need about the other event here:

https://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/commencement/Pages/default.aspx

If your question was not addressed here, please feel free to ask questions in the comments of the RSVP form, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

Confirmation of # of tickets (to be determined based on number of RSVPs), Ticket Pickup Schedule, and additional Ceremony Details will be sent to the email that you provide on your RSVP closer to the ceremony date!

 Congratulations on your achievements!  We are looking forward to celebrating with all of you!

Memorial service for Dr. Andrea Li | May 18 at 11AM DH, Patio Room

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From Elizabeth Hendrey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:

From March 18th:  It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing Friday night of Andrea Li, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Andrea joined Queens College in 2004. She was Deputy Chair of the Department of Psychology, a beloved and valued faculty member, and an admired colleague. Andrea leaves behind three young children and her husband, Andrew Chepaitis.  A memorial service will take place at Queens College at a date to be determined. Professor Li made valuable and enduring contributions to the Department of Psychology and the Queens College community and she will be very much missed.

Recent Update about the Memorial Service:

The memorial service for Dr. Andrea Li of the Department of Psychology will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 11 am in the Dining Hall, Patio Room. A reception will follow.  All family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones are invited to attend. Children of all ages are welcome.
If you have any questions or require more information, please reach out to Alicia Alvero (alicia.alvero@qc.cuny.edu).​

Spring 2018 Honor Awards

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The 2018 award winners are as follows:
The Gregory Razran Award:  James Conroy
The William Schoenfeld Award:  Shlomo Levy
The Mitchell L. Kietzman Award: Benjamin Iskhakov
The Thomas E. Frumkes Award:  Mariyanthie Linaris
The Arthur A. Witkin Award:  Andrew Chung
The Wilma A. Winnick Award:  Darija Stosic
The Harold Schuckman Award:  Michael Singh
The Daniel V. Caputo Award:  Katrina Olynyk
The John V. Conti Award:  Courtney McDermott
The Dr. Effie Mitsis Memorial Award:  Josephine Cooke
The Edith and Max Weiner Award:  Anthony Giorno

Application for Awards Information

The HAROLD SCHUCKMAN AWARD (plaque & $500 award): for a student who will be attending a graduate program in psychologyApplication and personal statement (same statement used for grad apps) required.

The DANIEL V. CAPUTO AWARD (plaque & $500 award): for a student who is committed to pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Application form required.

The JOHN V. CONTI AWARD (plaque & monetary award; the interest generated from the endowment can be expended): for a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in psychology or a related profession. Acceptable areas of graduate study are General Psychology, Behavioral Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling and Social Work. Preferred specialty areas: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Mental/Emotional Illness.  Preference is given to a student with financial need, scholastic excellence, and a desire to pursue graduate study in psychology or a related profession. Application, personal statement, and letter of acceptance required.

The DR. EFFIE MITSIS MEMORIAL AWARD (plaque & $1,000): for a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in Neuroscience. Family’s preference is someone who will be doing research with humans, but animal research is also acceptable. Application, personal statement, faculty recommendation letter, and letter of acceptance required.

2018 Honors List

Highest Honors   High Honors    Honors
Last Name First Name   Last Name First Name   Last Name First Name
Abraham Orya Abishour Danit Amma Kumi
Akbar Zaneb Amsellem Annelle Bonanno Maria
Ali Musk Azizi Ahmad Brown Rachel
Alshami Safaa Barraza Janine Caimares Jonalys
Andrino Sage Bekteshi Bekime Chaudry Iqra
Awendstern Robyn Bermeo Maria Chiao Jamele
Bamshad Dorit Bhattacharjee Debjeet Ciriaco Amy
Bodek Daniella Bonanno Taylor Colon Edna
Bokhari Syeda Calder Tiffany Crosse Brianna
Boniuk Gavriel Castro Stacy Duron Denys
Borghetti Jennifer Chong Marion Fuller Tajnique
Bortz Aaron Dinan Nicole Gander Erin
Brandspiegel Yael Elias Ariella Giangarra Jennie
Cardenas Giselle Franco Joel Gross Ron
Channa Preet Freyeisen Ryan Hahn Ruth
Cohen David Galdamez Jasmin Hernandez Odalis
Conroy James Gaviglia Alyssa Hussein Farah
Cooke Josephine Goldman Binyamin Kang Ye Seul
Dechter Gabriel Gutierrez Stephanie Kunstler Zahava
Dilamani Caitlin Han Gihyeon Last Adam
Dure Sarah Haneman Tina Levine Tamar
Dwyer Samantha Howard Amanda Lopez Diana
Ellis Jorgonne Isakova Viktoria Martinez John
English Talya Kaczor Aleksandra Mastroianni Alyssajoy
Espinal Elizabeth Kennedy Kesha Meza Wendy
Fabre Christty Kikov Sarah Neuner Stephanie
Feder Adina Kirschner Rachel Orellana Emely
Finney George Kolar Suada Ortiz Shirley
Fries Danielle Korff Jacqueline Ou Vanessa
Fromowitz Aliza Lisker Adeena Paravalos Jessica
Fuchs Arielle Lowinger Danielle Parodi Josselin
Fudge Jessica MacDonald Seth Pierre Nyle
Garber Malka Markart Catherine Procel Denisse
Ginsberg Sarah Mayer Jordana Puderbeutel Aliza
Glickman Isabel Moy Jezreel Tolentino Rafaela
Gohari Rachel Nenner Adina Toth Aberdeen
Goldstein Amanda Outar Ariana Villegas Laura
Gonzalez Emily Panoyan Shant Zheng Yinqing
Greenberg Menachem Patel Shivangi
Gross Zeeva Pierre Sheena
Hackman Alexandra Posner Alissa
Hirsch Malka Raghunauth-zaman Natasha
Jung Rebecca Rahman Mehnaz
Kanellopoulos Frangiska Rosas Berenys
Kaplan Miriam Shah Aneesah
Katanov Zalmon Siri Tamar
Larian Leora Sokol Anna
Lee Jefferson Stosic Darija
Levy Shlomo Straus Rachel
Lieberman Eliana Susman Aviva
Liechtung Micol Taborda Jeffrey
Lo Vincent Tejeda Marissa
Lopez Arlene Young Stephan
Manheimer Ahuva
Markowitz Sarah
Medina Karina
Miah Alexandra
Millen Debra
Mirza Mahnoor
Moradi Dalia
Mullukandov Ariela
Munoz Juan
Najjar Shira
Naraine Tristan
Narkolayev Ravital
Niman Brianna
Nisimova Sima
O’Brien Christopher
Olynyk Katrina
Ozeri Aaron
Pinhasov Leah
Qualle Alexis
Rahman Samia
Ramkaran Chanda
Rasic Ena
Reid Shavany
Rivera Bianca
Rodriguez Amanda
Roni Wahidur
Rosen Alison
Rosenblum Michal
Saleman Rachel
Sarmiento De Q. Rossana
Schray Jennette
Schwartz Adina
Shachar Leah
Shapiro Regina
Shohet Leila
Simon Jamie
Simon Sarah
Singh Mahaaninder
Singh Michael
Sobin Jamie
Sokal Jonathan
Sosa Geohaira
Surovegina Marina
Taber Sarah
Terebelo Shoshana
Tong Yi
Tufano Rachel
Tusk Chaya
Valeriano Tonimarie
Willner Rebecca
Weill Tirzah
Winter Kara
Yadgarov Avi
Yakubov Borhai

 

 

 

QUEENS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR

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SPRING 2016 ADMISSIONS–APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1

The undergraduate Neuroscience major at Queens College is an interdisciplinary 55-credit honors, research-based BA degree designed for talented students with interests in neuroscience. Created by the Psychology and Biology Departments, the Neuroscience major is intended primarily for students who are very interested in getting research experience in the area of neuroscience.

The major provides rigorous training in neuroscience research designed specifically to make students more competitive for post-graduate programs in neuroscience-related fields (e.g., MA, PhD, MD or MD/PhD programs), or employment within neuroscience laboratories and companies in the private sector. The academic success of our majors is best illustrated by the fact that 60% of graduating seniors between 2012 and 2015 were accepted into graduate programs, including those at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Boston University, Neuroscience PhD program
Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Computer Science program
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
CUNY Graduate Center
Duke University, Neuroscience Ph.D. program,
Dartmouth University, Geisel School of Medicine
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Harvard University School of Dentistry
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Medical College
New York University College of Dentistry
Sackler School of Medicine
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical School
SUNY College of Optometry
Temple University School of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of San Francisco, Neuroscience Ph.D. program
University of Pennsylvania, MA program in Bioethics
Weill Cornell Graduate School for Medical Sciences
Yale University School of Nursing

 

Complete information and application details

 

ANNOUNCING A NEW “SPECIAL TOPICS” COURSE FOR SPRING 2016

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Interested in Clinical Psychology?

Interested in applying to graduate school in Mental Health?

Learn about clinical psychology and gain hands-on experience by enrolling in

PSYCH 281 for Spring 2016

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PSYCH 281: Fieldwork in Mental Health course has two components:

1) 3-hour weekly seminar

2) 6 hours a week of work in Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC)

Students will take an active role in the day to day functioning of QCPC, and will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience and interact directly with child and adult clients.

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays, 10:10AM to 1PM.
Students will determine their QCPC schedules based on their availability. Contact Dr. Nikulina for application details (vnikulina@qc.cuny.edu)

 

PSYCH 281 section 01   (66175)

Fieldwork in Mental Health

This course offers students a hands-on introduction to the field of clinical psychology. Students will attend a three hour weekly seminar focusing on topics relevant to working in mental health settings (e.g., ethical considerations, professional development, approaches to assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties). Students will also be required to dedicate six hours a week to working in Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC), a mental health clinic located on the Queens College campus. Students will take an active role in the day to day functioning of QCPC. Their contributions will include administrative tasks, childcare provision, psychoeducation and community outreach projects. Students will have the opportunity to interact directly with QCPC clients.  Those interested in pursuing graduate studies in mental health are encouraged to enroll.   135 hours: 3 credits

Prereqs: PSYCH 221 and permission of instructor

Instructor permission required for enrollment. Please, contact Valentina Nikulina, Ph.D.  (vnikulina@qc.cuny.edu) for application procedures.