College of Staten Island

Massive collaboration testing reproducibility of psychology studies publishes findings

August 27, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Russ Clay and 269 co-authors investigating the reproducibility of psychological science published their findings today in Science Magazine. Launched nearly four years ago, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology has produced the most comprehensive investigation ever done about the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.

Program aims to boost the borough’s brain power

August 24, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Strike up a conversation with the guy ahead of you at any supermarket checkout on Staten Island and odds are he didn’t go to college. Neither did the construction foreman who lives next door, or the young woman around the corner who works on Wall Street.

[video] Air Guitar hero: Staten Island’s Airistotle in World Championship

August 21, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE. — Before he even takes the stage, the crowd goes wild for Airistotle. Shielding his eyes from the spotlights, the boyish 26-year-old entertainer looks out onto his audience, a “wow” taking shape across his mouth. A young lady in the front row screams her intentions to be the mother of his child.

Michael Stillitano ’90 Elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the NJCPA

August 20, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Michael A. Stillitano ’90, CPA and adjunct professor of accounting at the College of Staten Island, School of Business, has been elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2015.

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna named VP for Institutional Advancement, External Affairs

August 17, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Ms. Osseiran-Hanna has expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing and communications, advocacy, and alumni and community relations.

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet ’89 named Associate Dean at Salus Univeristy

August 13, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, EdD has been named associate dean for the Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation (CER). Dr. Schwartz-Bechet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College, a Master of Science in Education from the College of Staten Island and a Doctor of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University – Teachers College.

21-year-old launches Staten Island cell phone repair business

August 6, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Growing up in the digital age, Adam Mohamed, 21, was always fascinated with technology. “I always liked to keep up on the latest cell phones and devices that were coming out,” he said. As the son of an electronics store business owner, he’s been taught from a young age that hard work and dedication pay off.

Forbes names CSI one of “America’s Top Colleges”

August 3, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The “America’s Top Colleges” list by FORBES showcases colleges that offer a high return-on-investment education with a focus on just one measurement: outcomes. The College of Staten Island ranks 154th in the Northeast, and 433rd in the nation on this prestigious list.

Sally Mach ’15, School of Business

July 25, 2015 | College of Staten Island

A recent and proud cum laude graduate of the School of Business and the Verrazano School at the College of Staten Island, Sally Mach stepped directly from CSI into a full-time position as a Financial Analyst on the Disaster Recovery Team at the Langone Medical Center of New York University.

Ms. Wheelchair NY: ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of access’

July 22, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Maya Angelou put it best: “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”Meet Andrea Dalzell, who lives by those words each and every day of her life.

Saadyah Averick ’09 earns DSM Science & Technology Award

July 21, 2015 | College of Staten Island

“Saadyah Averick from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA), won the DSM Science & Technology Awards Americas 2014 with his Ph.D. research titled “The Preparation of Functional Bioconjugates Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, which he conducted under supervision of Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski.

CSI Tops MONEY Magazine’s Best Colleges List for 2015-2016

July 16, 2015 | College of Staten Island

MONEY magazine has published its list of the Best Colleges for 2015-2016 this week, identifying 736 schools, out of approximately 1,500 nationwide, that provide the best value for your tuition dollar. With a “Value Added Grade” of A-, the College of Staten Island is ranked third for public institutions in New York State behind CUNY Baruch and SUNY Maritime, eighth among public institutions in the Mideast region, and 123rd overall on the Best Colleges list.

MHC Alum Begins Peace Corps Service in Cambodia

July 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Jenny Pisani, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Cambodia July 23 to begin training as an education volunteer. Pisani will live and work in a community to teach English at the secondary level and participate in a secondary project to help meet community development needs.

High Honors for CSI Women; Tim Sweeney by CSCAA

July 8, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Following a great scholastic year in the pool and in the classroom, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has bestowed laurels to the men’s and women’s swim teams at the College of Staten Island.  The women’s swimming & diving team, which took home the College’s Team GPA award at the Dolphins’ end of year awards banquet, was one of 406 schools spanning all NCAA Divisions to be designated as a Scholar All-America team in 2014-15, and CSI sophomore Tim Sweeney on the men’s side was honored as a Scholar All-America Honorable Mention as an individual.

A Guggenheim for Rhyme

July 6, 2015 | College of Staten Island

CUNY Matters: In his widely acclaimed poetry collection, Accepting the Disaster, Joshua Mehigan takes on grave topics filled with tragedy, suffering, and death. But, the dark message of his poems comes veiled by the musicality of rhyme and meter. As an example, Mehigan’s narrative poem “The Orange Bottle,” uses uncanny, tender rhyming verse to tell the story of a man who stops taking his medication and suffers a psychotic episode before being arrested and sent to a mental hospital.

Chris Giordano named AVP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

July 1, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Christopher M. Giordano has been named Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. Dr. Giordano has a 20-year career of progressive leadership in all matters of higher education student affairs.

Gary Reichard named Provost & Senior VP for Academic Affairs

July 1, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Gary W. Reichard has been named Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. Dr. Reichard has a career in higher education spanning over 40 years. He began his academic career at The Ohio State University, where he taught for eleven years and served as chair of the History department.

Staten Island Arts announces surprising new leader

June 30, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The borough’s art council has selected a new executive director — he’s not from the North Shore, and he isn’t your typical art type. Christopher Hellstrom will lead Staten Island Arts starting July 6, the council announced today after reviewing more than 100 candidates.

CUNY’s Dancing Days of Summer at CSI

June 25, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island is hosting two world class dancers as part of The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. Maira Duarte is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer whose choreographies have been presented in several venues and festivals in Mexico, Spain, Uganda and the United States.

No Heavy Lift: Four Major Grants Strengthen Spinal Cord Injury Research

June 24, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The past academic year has been exceptionally rewarding for Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, who has earned four major grants for his work in treating mobility complications due to serious spinal cord injuries. The grants, two awarded by the New York State Department of Health, one by PSC CUNY, and one by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) total nearly $850,000 toward Dr.