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[video] The Gift of Life

December 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Most donor recipients do not usually get the chance to meet the strangers who saved their lives on national television, but that is just what Joseph Yannantuono did on Good Morning America this semester, as he was introduced to Justin Jenkins, the man who donated his stem cells to save Yannantuono just 21 months earlier.

[gallery] Northfield Bank Foundation Honored for Student Internship Program

December 10, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Northfield Bank Foundation was honored by College of Staten Island (CSI) President Dr. William J. Fritz and the CSI Foundation in appreciation of their generous support of the Student Internship Stipend Program at CSI. The Career and Scholarship Center at the College manages the program, which pays for student internships at local nonprofit organizations on Staten Island.

“Foreign Policy” Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers List Includes CSI Professor

December 1, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Artist and professor Michael Mandiberg gathers with Secretary of State John Kerry and co-honorees in Washington, DCA leading educator at The City University of New York’s (CUNY) College of Staten Island (CSI) was recognized during a recent Washington, DC gala as one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014.”Michael Mandiberg, an Associate Professor in CSI’s Department of Media Culture in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, was selected for the distinction by Foreign Policy (FP) magazine for his work on Art+Feminism, an initiative focused on bolstering a more balanced presentation of art, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues on Wikipedia.

Ebola and the Global Collapse of Public Infrastructure: Understanding the Real Sources and Solutions to Ebola and Other Pandemics

November 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Ebola crisis in the United States has been met with a response that has obscured the suffering faced by the most affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. On Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm in the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology presents a free public forum that will address many of the issues made evident by the outbreak, and the global risks it poses.

Fifth Annual Celestial Ball Honors Community Leaders and Raises Funds for the College’s Greatest Needs

November 17, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Foundation’s Fifth Annual Celestial Ball will be held at the Richmond County Country Club on Saturday, December 6. The reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and the program. The goal of the Celestial Ball is to raise much-needed funds to benefit all aspects of the College—from support for students and faculty through infrastructure and everyday needs.

CSI Star shines in PhD program at Boston University

November 13, 2014 | College of Staten Island

It was clear from his Commencement address that 2012 CSI Salutatorian Daniel Feldman was on the correct track, headed for success in whatever field he chose. During the address, which impressed so much that CSI President Dr. William J. Fritz quoted it during his 2013 Commencement address, Feldman discussed the “Imposter Syndrome.” A term coined by Pauline and Suzanne Imes in 1978, it refers to a phenomenon in which people are unable to believe that they deserve the success they achieve.

CSI Hall of Fame Names Seven to Class of 2014

November 12, 2014 | College of Staten Island

After months of anticipation, the College of Staten Island honored seven individuals this evening as part of the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Grand Oaks Country Club in Staten Island.  Recipients Fiosa Begai, Kevin Crombie, Nicole Estrada, Fran Hirschy, William J.

Technology Entrepreneur and Investor Navin Thukkaram

November 3, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The School of Business welcomed Navin Thukkaram, a technology “angel investor” and entrepreneur who has amassed an exceptional and impressive set of experiences and businesses successes in a very short time, to speak with faculty and students in the Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre last month.

New BA in Geography integrates GIS training

September 27, 2014 | College of Staten Island

A new Bachelor of Arts program in Geography, a first on Staten Island, is being offered by the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs. The new program is part of the College of Staten Island’s continuing efforts to expand its offerings to meet the needs of the students and the community.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Apply Now for Fall 2015

September 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) School of Health Science launches the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP) program. Applications for the fall 2015 semester are available on the graduate admissions website. The DNP at CSI is the second Doctoral program for the college and “underscores the growing importance of having highly-educated, advanced practice nurses with clinical doctoral degrees caring for patients on Staten Island and the metropolitan area at large,” notes Dr.

[video] Institutional Rules and Freedom of Choice: Who is the true architect of freedom?

September 22, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) presented “Choosing Not to Choose: Autonomy, Paternalism, and Public Policy,” its inaugural annual lecture that covers Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy. The presenter was Cass R. Sunstein, Professor at Harvard Law School and founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy.

[video] Rap Video Wins “Best Song” in the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video contest

September 18, 2014 | College of Staten Island

In 1967, Lou Reed, with his band The Velvet Underground and Nico, famously sang “Heroin,” which troubled many listeners with its near endorsement-like treatment of the drug. Later, in the 1990’s, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails wrote the song, “Hurt,” which chronicled the massive emotional and psychological devastation left behind due to use of the drug.

International Advisers from EducationUSA visit campus

September 17, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) and Baruch College were recently honored by the visit of nine EducationUSA advisers from Peru, China, Mauritius, Sweden, India, Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Georgia, Congo and a country coordinator from Mexico. EducationUSA advising centers are located in U.S.

Maureen Becker named Interim Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences

September 16, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Maureen Becker has been appointed the Interim Founding Dean of the College of Staten Island School of Health Sciences effective August 27, 2014. Dean Becker will lead the Nursing and Physical Therapy Departments and organize the School so that these departments function cohesively and complement one another.

[video] Celebrate Italian Heritage with a benefit concert by the World’s Longest-running Phantom to support Italian Studies at CSI

September 15, 2014 | College of Staten Island

“Iron Man of the Mask” Franc D’Ambrosio performs an Italian Heritage Benefit Concert featuring hits from Broadway in The Phantom Unmasked, at the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm. Tickets cost $35 with the proceeds benefiting the Italian Studies program.

CSTEP Students Win First Place 7th Year in a Row

September 10, 2014 | College of Staten Island

For the seventh year in a row, a College of Staten Island student earned first- place honors in at least one category at the 22nd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. In his first presentation ever, Joseph Inigo earned first place in BioChemistry for his poster titled “Targeted and Lipid-Complexed Forms of Curcumin as a Remedy for Brain Tumors,” which studies the culinary spice turmeric and its anticancer properties.

CSI Climbs 20 Spots in 2015 Best Colleges Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2014 | College of Staten Island

For the second consecutive year, the College of Staten Island (CSI) has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best College. In the 2015 edition of the “Best Colleges” issue of the magazine, CSI is ranked 115th in the overall Best Colleges list for Regional Universities (North), representing a positive growth of 20 positions, affirming CSI as a leading senior college of The City University of New York.

CSI Continuing Education Moves, Hosts Open Houses at Merrill Avenue Campus

September 4, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies has moved to its new satellite campus located at 130 Merrill Avenue on the West Shore of Staten Island. The new location provides CSI continuing education students access to eight dedicated classrooms wired with Smart Board technology as well as a computer lab.

CSI to get share of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 awards

July 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island will get a share of $55 million allocated in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 program. The funds are given to foster eight innovative projects on 20 City University campuses, designed to connect academics with economic development.

China’s Shaoxing University models new PT program on CSI

July 7, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Physical therapy and rehabilitation in China are currently provided by untrained individuals who are mostly physical educators, and the number of individuals requiring rehabilitation in China is staggering. To help with this situation, delegates from Shaoxing University in the Zhejiang Provence of China met on the College of Staten Island campus with key members of CSI’s faculty and staff, headed by Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Dr.