Karen Ball continues to serve on the executive board of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders to which she was reelected for 3-year term. She is Chair of the ABSSD Applications Committee.

Dana Calvet presented at the NYS TESOL 2020 Virtual 50th Annual Conference. Her presentation was called, "How to Be the Best Mentor to Student Teachers You Can Be."

Kathleen Downing, Program Coordinator for the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders, received approval from JFEW for 20 new undergraduate students to join the unique scholarship program. The JFEW Scholarship now provides tuition support, educational and supportive programming, summer internship opportunities and mentoring to 40 CSD students.

Sima Gerber (January, 17 & 24, 2021) presented two seminars for an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and educators in Israel –  Presented at the DIR conference:
- Developmental Language Paradigms
- Assessment and intervention in the context of relationships and real life. Parts 1 and 2.

Sima Gerber has been placed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, with hopes of returning to teach at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2022.

Sima Gerber (February 15, 2021) presented the first in a new series of web CHATS to be posted on the Profectum Website – Scripting: Facilitating language, interpersonal communication, and relationships.

Elizabeth Ijalba will give a virtual seminar to the Doctoral Program in Neuroscience of Education, Universidad Publica de El Alto, Bolivia: Brain differences in children with neurotypical development and in autism. September 5, 2020 3-5 pm.

Elizabeth Ijalba has just published an article "Phonological–Orthographic Deficits in Developmental Dyslexia in Three Spanish–English Bilingual Students" in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Elizabeth Ijalba’s co-edited volume Language, Culture, and Education: Challenges of Diversity in the United States, has been released by Cambridge University Press.

Elizabeth Ijalba spent the summer collaborating with researchers and teaching workshops at universities in Japan, China, and Uruguay. 

Michael Newman was interviewed on the pronunciation of Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens Eagle

Michael Newman was interviewed on WCBS Radio to talk about the CUNY Corpus of New York City English. 

Yael Neumann completed an NIH-sponsored summer training Course in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) at the University of Michigan​.

Yael Neumann completed a pedagogical discussion series entitled: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Effective Teaching.            

Yael Neumann served as an Invited Reviewer for the Journal of Communication Disorders.

The department welcomes Mara Steinberg Lowe, our new Assistant Professor of Communications Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology.

Second year SLP master’s students will be participating in the simulation-based interprofessional education program (pilot sessions) run through the NYSIM Center and CUNY Health and Human Services. Mara Steinberg Lowe was part of the committee who helped develop the curriculum and design the patient scenarios for the simulations. It is an exciting opportunity for our students to learn about other professional roles and practice being part of an interprofessional team (and get clinical hours!).

Robert Vago has made two major endowments at the Linguistic Society of America in deep gratitude to two world renown professors who shaped his development and career in the field of phonology. One honors his undergraduate mentor at UCLA (The Victoria Fromkin Memorial Prize for Student Excellence in Phonology), the other his MIT professor while a graduate student at Harvard (The Morris Halle Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence in Phonology).

Elizabeth Viccaro received a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to support a new clinical program to serve the needs of people affected by Parkinson’s disease.  This new program was initiated this semester (Fall, 2020) and recently highlighted in the QView #84.