College of Staten Island

Friends of CSI Announce $33K in Support of Scholarships, Library

June 30, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Friends of CSI held their annual meeting recently and announced the awarding of $26,000 in student scholarship support and $7,500 in support to the CSI Library. During the meeting, Dr. Christine D. Cea, President of the Friends for the past three years, announced that she was stepping down to rejoin the general board of the Friends.

CSI Marketing Research Students Provide Valuable Real-World Insights

June 28, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI) Executive Director Diane Arneth and Director of Resources and Development Ronnie  DiGiacomo recently heard findings from the College of Staten Island (CSI) Marketing Research 410-student team project headed by Esra Ozdol, Nazia Hussain, and Shammy Shivaprasad.

Exchange Ambassador Program Helps Students, CSI, Expand Horizons

June 27, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Center for International Service held an Exchange Student Ambassador Gathering last month.  Several students who are participating in the program were in attendance, including students travelling abroad who will be attending the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the University of Canberra in Australia, as well as Institut de Préparation à l’Administration et à la Gestion (IPAG) in France, Seinan Gakuin University (SGU) in Japan and City University in Hong Kong.

State of Israel Bonds Honors CSI

June 24, 2011 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE – State of Israel Bonds Staten Island Division honored the College of Staten Island with its Israel Unity Award on June 19 at a community-wide breakfast at the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC, Sea View. The campaign has raised $1.3 million so far as Bonds celebrates its 60th anniversary year.

[video] Zaghloul Ahmed awarded 2011 NYC BioAccelerate Prize For Neural Stimulation System

June 22, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Zaghoul Ahmed, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island (CSI) and Department of Neuroscience at The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, has been named one of five winners of the $1.5 million 2011 BioAccelerate NYC Prize for his novel research of the PathMaker Neuromuscular Treatment System, a CUNY-trademarked method of treating spinal cord injuries by using electrical stimulation to strengthen neuromotor connections.

[gallery] Academy of Retired Professors Hosts Spring Luncheon

June 21, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) at the College of Staten Island recently held its annual Spring Luncheon, attracting a record number of enthusiastic attendees. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. The event began with greetings from ARP Co-Chair Dr. Irene Deitch, who also introduced College President Dr.

[video] JPMorgan Chase Supports SEEK/Strategies for Success with a $80K Grant

June 20, 2011 | College of Staten Island

JPMorgan Chase is helping students at the College of Staten Island (CSI) and underserved elementary and middle school students on the Island with an $80,000 grant for the SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge )/Strategies for Success program. In addition, this grant supported the initial stage of a partnership with Curtis High School as a “community school model” completing the pipeline for students from the elementary to the college level.

Delegation from the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange Visits CSI

June 16, 2011 | College of Staten Island

A delegation from the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) visited the College of Staten Island (CSI) campus last week as a part of an ongoing effort to promote the advancement of education, culture, science, technology, and understanding among all peoples of the world.  The visit, the most recent of several, entitled “Enriching the Student Experience at the College of Staten Island,” involved 19 delegates including Zhao Qiman, Vice President of Southeast University in China, who headed the group.

OPTIONS Barbecue Celebrates Student Achievement

June 15, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The OPTIONS Program for Mature Learners at CSI celebrated student success with 140 people attending a year-end barbecue. The program, which was started by CSI Professor Emerita Dr. Irene Deitch, has been operating for more than 15 years and is still growing, according to Dr.

Strategies for Success Joins Students and Mentors

June 14, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Staten Island Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to the College of Staten Island’s Strategies for Success program, a service learning opportunity program designed to join College mentors with elementary and intermediate school-aged children at IS 49, PS 57, and JCC Cornerstone at Carter Center, which is administered by the Division of Student Affairs.

NEH Awards CSI Linguistics Professor with Fellowship

June 13, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Christina Tortora, Professor of Linguistics at the College of Staten Island, was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for her project entitled, “A Syntactically Annotated Corpus of Appalachian English.”Tortora describes the highly labor-intensive project as “building an extremely large tool for linguists.” She has been collaborating with Michael Montgomery, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, who has been collecting recordings of Appalachian speech from East Tennessee State University, Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, and many other colleges in Appalachia.

35th Annual Commencement Celebrates Student Achievements [video, photo galleries]

June 2, 2011 | College of Staten Island

A beautiful sunny day set the tone for the College of Staten Island’s 35th Commencement, which honored the scholarly accomplishments of the graduating class of 2,534 students. CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales underscored the common bond that those student share, “the desire to improve your lives, and in the process change the world through higher education.

[gallery] Top Scholars Recognized at Fourth Annual Honors Convocation

June 1, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island honored its top students, with the help of their friends and families, last night at the fourth annual Honors Convocation, which was held in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The event’s emcee was Dr.

[video] Con Edison Brings Science to Life for Underserved Island High Schoolers

May 31, 2011 | College of Staten Island

A group of students from Curtis High School recently had a unique opportunity to perform some hands-on estuarine water quality research, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Con Edison that the College of Staten Island (CSI) received last February.  The program, which concluded earlier this month, provided a day’s-worth of science instruction for a total of 100 underserved high school students from Curtis High School and IS 49 who came to the College in smaller groups.

[videos] Verrazano School Celebrates First Annual Senior Convocation

May 26, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Verrazano School at CSI celebrated its first annual Verrazano Senior Convocation on Wednesday, May 25 in the Center for the Arts. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. The Class of 2011 is the second graduating class from The Verrazano School and the first Verrazano class in which students entered the prestigious honors program as incoming freshmen.

College of Staten Island to Receive Israel Unity Award

May 25, 2011 | College of Staten Island

State of Israel Bonds will honor the College of Staten Island with its Israel Unity Award, to be accepted by President Dr. Tomás D. Morales, on Sunday June 19 at the Staten Island Jewish Community Center (JCC).  The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Bonds organization.  “I am grateful for the generosity of the donor that originally presented the College of Staten Island with a gift of an Israel Bond, resulting in the creation of the Marcus Memorial Scholarship at CSI,” commented President Morales.

Musician, Math Whiz Jenna Calderon Will Graduate from Macaulay Honors College and Go on to Columbia University’s Teachers College

May 24, 2011 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE – The education Jenna Calderon received through The City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island (CSI) was music to her mind. Ms. Calderon, a Midland Beach resident and senior at CSI, graduated from Staten Island Technical High School four years ago and enrolled at the Willowbrook college because it seemed like a good opportunity to stay home while getting a really good education.

College Community to Celebrate 35th Annual Commencement

May 23, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island will recognize the Class of 2011’s  2,534 degree candidates on Thursday, June 2 at 10:00am on the College’s Great Lawn. View detailed information for graduates. Commencement will begin with welcoming remarks from College President Dr. Tomás D.

CSI Recognized as International Leader in Higher Ed

May 19, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) recently held its inaugural induction ceremony of students, faculty, and staff into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. View the Slideshow or visit the CSI Today Photo Gallery. The Eta Lambda Chapter at CSI inducted several scholars from all walks of life, but the tie that binds them together is their dedication to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe, eliminating cultural and geographic borders.

CE Students Honored at Prestigious Writing Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Two students from the College of Staten Island’s Adult Literacy program were honored at a writing awards ceremony at NYU earlier this month. Caterina Gambino, an Adult Learning Center student in the CSI Continuing Education ESOL Program’s High Intermediate-Level 5/6 class was selected for publication in the Literacy Review, Volume 9, sponsored by New York University’s Gallatin Writing Division.