College of Staten Island

[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 featured on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list

September 8, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island has recently gained more national recognition for excellence as it was named to Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. Money inaugurated its new “value rankings” to help prospective students find the right school at the right price, based upon a unique measure of educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.

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.

President Fritz receives Effective Leadership Award

July 3, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Dr. William J. Fritz, president of the College of Staten Island (CSI), received the Effective Leadership Award on behalf of CSI at the 22nd Annual Golden Age Awards Banquet held by the Latino Center on Aging (LCA). According to Mario E. Tapia, president and chief executive officer of the LCA,  Dr.

Alexis Booker receives Peter Jennings Scholarship

July 2, 2014 | College of Staten Island

When Alexis Booker first enrolled in the College of Staten Island’s adult education program to earn a General Equivalency (GED) Diploma, little did he expect that a few years later he would be standing on stage next to nine others at the 12th Annual Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award ceremony held at The City University of New York (CUNY)’s Graduate Center.

Over $7K raised for Danielle Ponsiglione Benefit Night

July 1, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island celebrated a magical evening on Monday, raising over $7,000 in funds to help support former graduate and softball star Danielle Ponsiglione as part of “No One Stands Alone” Benefit Night at the Tomas D. Morales Baseball Field.

Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program Celebrates Graduates

June 27, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The 2014 graduates of The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program received their certificates of completion during the College of Staten Island’s Honors Convocation. John Ferrandino, Nina Giaccobe, Arthur King, Alex Medina and Basant Zaki were joined by their family, friends, mentors and faculty to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time as students with The Melissa Riggio Program.

International Visitor Leadership Program Wraps Up At CSI

June 26, 2014 | College of Staten Island

THE BANNER – A delegation of 19 international higher education leaders congregate in the Green Dolphin Lounge in 1C on May 1, 2014. Hosted by the Center for International Service, the International Visitor Leadership Program wrapped up its three week tour of United States’ colleges and universities.

CSI to Host Benefit Night for Former Dolphin

June 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Recent College of Staten Island graduate and standout softball star Danielle Ponsiglione will be the guest of honor this week when she returns to the CSI diamond, but the multiple record holder and three-time CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, is battling a new competitor, and many former teammates, family and friends will be on hand for a benefit game in her honor.

Academy of Retired Professors Awards Scholarship

June 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) celebrated the end of the academic year by awarding their second annual scholarship to Chandramauli Akidari, a School of Business student, triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Adikari, an international student who is a native of Sri Lanka, noted the many benefits that he has experienced at CSI, “The quality, unique standards, phenomenal tutoring services, and outstanding professors are making my career a safe ride in my life.” He thanked the professors for the honor of recognizing him with a scholarship and the financial relief that it will afford him while he pursues his dream to practice and teach accounting.

Geological Evidence Found in NJ Parking Lot

June 16, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island cultivates an atmosphere where scholarship is achieved both within the classroom and without.  Students discovered just what that means when they helped to discover an important geological find in Northern New Jersey this semester. A few times per semester, Dr.

Meet Jenna Jankowski: 2014 Graduate

June 5, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Jenna Jankowski has accomplished a great deal during her Macaulay career, but developing and leading the college’s first athletic organization is one of her most influential achievements. The Macaulay Marauders quidditch team includes 40 students from all 5 boroughs who have traveled extensively together to compete, and has twice advanced to the World Cup.