Archive for 2003

International conference on China’s agricultural issues focuses on world trade, urbanization and peasant population

December 1, 2003 | College of Staten Island

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in late 2001 has brought fundamental change to the country by boosting its economic growth to become the fourth largest trading body in the world, advancing the country’s legal and governmental reforms, and creating a “floating population” class of 80 million migrant farmers. Approximately 800-900 million people […]

Electronic music lab brings high tech audio equipment to campus

November 24, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Electronic Music Lab on Tuesday, November 25 at 5 p.m. in the Willowbrook college’s Center for the Arts (1P) room 124. The event features Miss Staten Island 2002, Ryan Kelly (who is also Miss Gotham 2003), performing in front of an original electronic […]

Inauguration of new biotech research center focus will be on disease, vaccines, and healing

November 18, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The City University of New York (CUNY) inaugurates a Macromolecular Assemblies Institute (MMA) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) dedicated to biotechnology research and development on Tuesday, November 18. The CUNY Institute, which last year received a $2.5 million grant as part of New York State’s Gen*NY*sis Program, will help expand the state’s biotechnology […]

Paris comes to Staten Island an evening with Music’s Modern Muse

October 27, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Step back in time to the allure, charm, and mystique of high-society French salons for a one night musical journey to turn-of-the-century Paris with A Soiree with the Princesse Edmond de Polignac. One of the era’s most influential and colorful personalities, the Princesse Edmond de Polignac, a powerful and passionate lover of the arts, used […]

Going above and beyond CSI President celebrates some of the college’s best and brightest at the 2003 Convocation

October 23, 2003 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island President Marlene Springer treated the 375 attendees at the college’s 2003 Convocation in the Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre to a showcase of some of the college’s achievements, and profiles of some members of the CSI community who have gone above and beyond over the past year. EliotBudDr. Springer began […]

CSI alumni, faculty reunite

October 6, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Former students, faculty and friends reunite at the College of Staten Island’s Willowbrook campus for a day of learning, networking and fun. CSI’s third annual Alumni Day honors the classes of 1973 and 1978, on their 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively. On Saturday October 25, during a day that starts with coffee and ends with […]

CSI dedicates profound new memorial Two girders from Ground Zero evoke the stance of the destroyed towers

September 1, 2003 | College of Staten Island

A new memorial to those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be dedicated at the College of Staten Island next week. CSI’s tribute brings remnants of the doomed towers to the campus for a sobering and stirring remembrance. On the two-year anniversary, CSI will dedicate two girders from the World Trade Center […]

The Martians are Coming!

August 11, 2003 | College of Staten Island

On August 27, 2003, the planet Mars will be 34,646,418 miles from Earth – the closest it has been in more than 73,000 years. Mars will be brighter than Jupiter and all the stars in the sky – a red planet 8 times brighter than normal. Celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime planetary opposition with Mars: A Close […]

The summer of science at CSI CSI’s national research reputation attracts students for ten weeks of hands-on investigations in the college’s state of the art laboratories

June 30, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The National Science Foundation (NSF) annually funds summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This is the third consecutive year that the College of Staten Island has been an NSF-sponsored REU site for students seeking to build their hands-on research skills in the study of polymers and biopolymers. […]

CSI leads the way in preparing teachers 98 percent of students pass state licensing exams

June 11, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Nearly 17,000 students took one or both of the examinations for teacher certification in New York State in the 2001-2002 academic year. These tests include the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written. While almost all of the public and private colleges preparing students to be teachers met the state’s […]

CSI professor wins Guggenheim

June 2, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Zoe Beloff, an adjunct professor with the College of Staten Island’s recently formed department of Media Culture, was named a Guggenheim Fellow in the 2003 competition. Beloff joins an elite group of CSI professors who have earned this distinction: Rafael Herrera, assistant professor of mathematics; Sarah Schulman, assistant professor of English; Patricia Passlof, professor of […]

Willowbrook: 1972- 2003, The Case Continues The Status of the Willowbrook Consent Judgment

April 21, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Over thirty years ago, parents of residents at the Willowbrook State School on Staten Island and their lawyers marched into federal court to file one of the most historic cases regarding civil rights for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. The resulting consent judgment obligated the State of New York to provide appropriate housing […]

Researcher develops new tool to diagnose and evaluate neurological deficiencies

April 14, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Recent research and technological breakthroughs provide the medical profession with a new tool in evaluating and assessing the Parkinsonian population, as well as facilitating early diagnosis, according to Dr. Arthur Nelson, who recently published his findings after conducting a five-year research study with the Physical Therapy Program at The City University of New York’s College […]

Chancellor Announces ‘’ A New Jobs Web Site for CUNY Students

April 9, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that The City University of New York is launching a quick, comprehensive and easy-to-use employment web site to help undergraduate and graduate students find full-time and part-time jobs on and off campus while they are pursuing their degrees. is a one-stop employment site that consolidates postings from the 19 […]

CSI announces new public affairs initiative – the Staten Island Project

April 7, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island recently announced the creation of a dynamic new initiative that will integrate the work of the college with the public affairs concerns of Staten Island. The venture is appropriately named the College of Staten Island–Staten Island Project, or CSI-SIP. WHAT: The inauguration the CSI-SIP, followed by a reception. There will […]

National Institutes of Health place CSI researcher in top 5 percent of productive investigators nationwide

April 1, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a $1.4 million four-year grant to Fred Naider, PhD, for his continued research on the biological function of peptides. This NIH funding marks 30 years of continuous funding to Naider, and supports his research through 2006. “Dr. Naider is in the elite group of productive NIH investigators […]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Day: Creating Success through Independence

March 31, 2003 | College of Staten Island

The dictionary defines a disability as “an inability to perform some or all of the tasks of daily life.” And it is those very tasks, which many people may take for granted on daily basis, which can be challenged at the College of Staten Island’s Disability Awareness Day this Thursday, April 3, 2003. The day […]

Presidential Lecture for Excellence in Teaching

March 27, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Professor of History David Traboulay, the recipient of this year’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, spoke to a crowd of 100 faculty, staff, and students who gathered in the Center for the Arts’ Williamson Theater today. President Marlene Springer and David TraboulayCSI President Marlene Springer opened the event with comments on Dr. Traboulay’s achievements […]

Colgate-Palmolive Exec. Phillip A. Berry to Keynote 15th Annual CUNY Big Apple Job Fair

March 24, 2003 | The University

Colgate-Palmolive executive and CUNY alumnus Philip A. Berry will be the keynote speaker April 3 at the 15th annual Big Apple Job Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. He will be joined by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Trustee Kathleen Pesile and the leadership of CUNY’s Career Placement Association.

CUNY Begins a Month of Poetry On April 1 at Bowery Poetry Club

March 21, 2003 | The University

T.S. Eliot said “April is the cruelest month” in the opening line of his famous poem The Waste Land, but April 2003 will be especially kind to poetry lovers.