College of Staten Island

Nabila Zubair earns Peter Jennings Award

June 23, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Nabila Zubair was awarded the 2015 Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY). The Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award Program provides scholarships to adults who have recently completed their coursework with great success, achieved their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas through CUNY’s Adult Learning Centers (ALC), and who will continue their education at a CUNY College.

Protecting the Coastline

June 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

CUNY MATTERS – On a geology class field trip in 2014, two College of Staten Island students – 2015 Goldwater Scholarship winner Sean Thatcher and classmate Victoria Rivelli – discovered something geologically new about the exhaustively studied Palisades cliffs, along the west flank of the Hudson River.

Emily Rice wins Wasser Award

June 10, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Emily Rice was awarded the Henry Wasser Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award is given to a tenure-track assistant professor who shows great promise.  Dr. Rice is completing her fourth year of teaching at CSI, and is currently five years into her work researching brown dwarfs with the BDNYC—the Brown Dwarfs in New York City research group at the American Museum of Natural History, Hunter College and CSI.

A Daylong Celebration of a Lifelong Dedication to Science

June 4, 2015 | College of Staten Island

When Dr. Fred Naider attended the 2013 Weizmann Institute of Science’s gala at The Pierre hotel in New York City as a distinguished guest from the scientific community, his lifelong contributions to the field of scientific research came full circle. While mingling with the many donors and supporters, Dr.

Cate Marvin wins Guggenheim on heels of recent book

June 3, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Cate Marvin was recently awarded a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. Professor Marvin conducts poetry workshops and teaches creative writing and literature classes with the English Department at CSI, claims that this year was not the first year that she applied for the Fellowship, which makes the award even more “rewarding” since she understands the effort that goes into the application process as well as what the award means for an artist’s career.

[video, gallery] Sixty-sixth Commencement Spotlights Student Accomplishments and CSI’s Progress

May 28, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The cloudy skies over the sixty-sixth Commencement at the College of Staten Island on the morning of May 28 did not darken the joyous mood of the 2,631 graduates, their families and friends, and College faculty and staff as they gathered on the Great Lawn of CSI’s Willowbrook campus.

[video, gallery] Eighth Annual Honors Convocation

May 27, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island honored its top students at the Eighth Annual Honors Convocation at the Center for the Arts Springer Concert Hall. Lucinda Zawadzki, the CSI Class of 2015 Salutatorian and graduate from the Macaulay Honors College: University Scholars Program at CSI, was the student speaker at the event.

CSI receives 2015 LGBTQ Community Enrichment Award

May 26, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The Staten Island LGBT Community Center will honor the College of Staten Island with its 2015 Community Enrichment Award. The award is in recognition of the College’s continued dedication and contributions to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and /or Queer) community under the leadership of Presidents Tomás Morales and William Fritz, and in acknowledgment of their commitment to providing a welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students on campus.

[video, gallery] Verrazano School celebrates with Sixth Annual Convocation

May 26, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The Verrazano School Honors Program at the College of Staten Island held its sixth annual Verrazano School Honors Program Senior Convocation with 43 graduates in the Class of 2015 representing 19 different majors. As has become a Verrazano tradition, Professor Charles Liu, the multi-talented Director of the Verrazano School, provided a live piano prelude before welcoming the graduates and guests at the start of the ceremony.

Jaclyn Miceli, dedicated to classroom communities

May 22, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Jaclyn Miceli is a June 2015 graduate of the Science, Letters, and Society major at the College of Staten Island.  In addition to completing her Science, Letters, and Society degree, Jaclyn has also completed the course requirements for childhood education. A Macaulay Honors student, Jaclyn has maintained a GPA of 3.9 throughout her years at CSI.

2015 Relay for Life Surpasses Goals, Saves Lives

May 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The Relay for Life at the College of Staten Island (CSI)  brings together students, faculty, and staff from different areas of the College to unite and work together toward a common goal: winning the fight against cancer.  Relay for Life this year raised more than $12,000 from 275 participants, raising the six year fundraising total to $100,000.

Rose Zrake, age 87, Earns College Degree

May 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The adage “it’s never too late” is proven again. Rose Zrake, age 87, will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature during commencement at College of Staten Island on May 28. A dream that began decades ago is realized.

[video] Meet Kawsar Ibrahim: 2015 Valedictorian and Commencement Speaker

May 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Kawsar Ibrahim, a student of the Macaulay Honors College, is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and minors in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Studio Art. Kawsar’s parents originally emigrated from Egypt and settled in Brooklyn where Kawsar and her siblings were born.

[video, gallery] CSI Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Awards Banquet

May 12, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island athletics program celebrated another great year that was this evening, dishing out over 60 awards at its annual awards banquet held at The Vanderbilt at South Beach in Staten Island, New York.  The annual event recognized the top performers and other distinguished award winners spanning CSI’s 15 intercollegiate programs.

Incredible Comebacks Fuel CSI in CUNYAC Championship Win

May 9, 2015 | College of Staten Island

In a story more suited for a Hollywood movie script than for collegiate conference championship, the College of Staten Island crammed a season’s worth of drama and late-game heroics into an afternoon, scoring two come-from-behind wins over Baruch College, 7-4, and 10-9 in 12 innings, to claim the 2015 CUNYAC Baseball Championship at MCU Ballpark in Brooklyn, NY.

[video] Sean Thatcher named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

May 7, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Sean Thatcher, a senior with the Verrazano School Honors program at the College of Staten Island (CSI) was recently named a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of only 300 students nationwide to earn this prestigious distinction. A Biology major with Geology minor, Sean has been working with Dr.

“CSI’s Got Talent” Wows Again!

May 4, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The fourth annual CSI’s Got Talent competition featured a rich mosaic of student talent who brought their best to the spotlight at the sold-out event in the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts. Hosted by Sal Vulcano from TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and Jay Miller from Mid Evenings with Jay Miller, 12 student contestants went head-to-head for the grand prize of $2500, second place prize of $1000, and the $500 third place prize.

CSI Softball Three-peats as CUNYAC Champs

May 2, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island scored early, held on in the middle innings, and then broke things open late, scoring a three-peat as CUNYAC Champions with an 8-1 win over Hunter College in the 2015 Pepsi/CUNYAC Softball Championship played at the CSI Softball Complex this afternoon.

Anton Mararenko, MHC Class of 2015, Earns Jonas Salk Scholarship

April 30, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Anton Mararenko, Class of 2015, Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island earned the prestigious CUNY Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. The Salk scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine and the biological sciences who are most likely to make an impact on medicine and research.

[video] ‘StarTalk’ debuts with Charles Liu, George Takei providing ‘warp drive’ lesson

April 23, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — StarTalk, a late-night talk show about all things geeky with host Neil deGrasse Tyson made its debut with a look at the legacy of “Star Trek.”College of Staten Island professor Charles Liu, a guest on the show, comfortably held his own discussing the finer points of warp drive with Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History where the show takes place.