College of Staten Island

Meet Blaze Fraser: 2014 Valedictorian and Commencement Speaker

May 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Blaze Fraser is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 GPA from College of Staten Island’s Verrazano School Honors Program. While studying at CSI, he conducted undergraduate research under the supervision of Dr. William L’Amoreaux, director of the Imaging Facility. Blaze’s research is focused on taurine, an effective osmolyte in the body, and its physiological effects on different tissues.

Meet Elizabeth Krawczun; 2014 Salutatorian and Honors Convocation Speaker

May 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Elizabeth Krawczun  is a Verrazano School student who will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology. She has served as a volunteer at the South Beach Psychiatric Center and performed independent research, working on data collection within the infection control department.  In January 2013, she studied abroad through Brooklyn College in a global health program in rural India, and last January, she traveled through the Macaulay Honors College to the Dominican Republic to study health and water sustainability.

TIME Magazine Ranks CSI 48th in Country

May 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Top U.S. colleges and universities were ranked in a TIME Magazine article that stemmed from a White House proposal to assess how well colleges and universities serve their students. To see how well the proposal would work, TIME used numbers from the U.S.

[gallery] CSI Student-Athletes Earn Praise at Annual Awards Banquet

May 15, 2014 | 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 La Greci’s Staaten in Staten Island, New York.  The annual event recognized the top performers and other distinguished award winners spanning CSI’s 14 intercollegiate programs.

National Grid adds support, meets with Curtis High Schoolers

May 7, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Chief Executive of National Grid from London, Steve Holliday, along with the New York President of National Grid, Ken Daly, and his leadership team, recently visited the campus of the College of Staten Island. After a reception in the office of CSI President William Fritz, the group was escorted on a brief tour of the College’s 204-acre park-like campus.

“A student every teacher wishes to have” graduates after 10 year journey

May 6, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Elsa Garcia, a senior accounting major with the School of Business has traveled a long road to reach her commencement this May. In 1998 she arrived in the US from Chihuahua, Mexico, soon married, gave birth to two children, and then learned to speak English while being a full-time mom to toddlers.

CUNY Board Appoints William Fritz President of College of Staten Island

May 5, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. William J. Fritz, an internationally renowned field geologist, as President of the College of Staten Island. Dr. Fritz has been serving as Interim President of the College since August 2012.

The Comedy of Paul Reiser

May 5, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser has entertained us for more than 20 years with his quick wit and comedic talent. Join Reiser as he hits the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts (CFA) stage unleashing his hilarious and distinctive comedic take on life.

CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings

April 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Business Insider, a global leader in aggregating, reporting, and analyzing the top news stories across the Web, teamed with the academic ranking and review service Niche, to compile a list of the country’s “most underrated colleges.”“Oftentimes, these schools’ strong academic programs are overshadowed by the popular perception that a college is better if it’s tough to get into,” Business Insider reports, adding “these colleges challenge that myth, and are smart — and potentially safe — options for student applicants.”The College of Staten Island (CSI), a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), was the only college chosen in New York State, one of 50 nationwide, to be included in the rankings.

An Afternoon with Groucho!

April 28, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York, and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90-minute show full of hilarity. An Afternoon with Groucho will be performed on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3pm at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts (CFA) Williamson Theatre.

CSI prepares students to become “full citizens”

April 14, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (MRHEP) ensures that students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are granted the opportunity to prepare for adult life through higher education coursework, career exploration and preparation, the development of self-efficacy and opportunities to build social relationships.

Verrazano student heads down right track to student success

April 9, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) Education Foundation recently named Anthony Shalagin a 2014 Scholarship winner. Each year, the AREMA Education Foundation awards scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure the future of the profession.

Northfield raises support for student interns at local non-profits

April 3, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Northfield Bank Foundation has generously supported College of Staten Island student internships at local non-profit organizations for the past several years. For 2014-2015, the Foundation has increased their support to $40,000 due to the success of the internship program in the way it has impacted the community and the lives of CSI students.

Foreign Terrain: The Paintings of Ying Li

April 2, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Ying Li’s vital landscapes fearlessly produce foreign terrains that extract, clarify and ultimately translate nature using the artist’s semantic tool box of color, brushstroke, light and frame.

UPDATE [video] Centenarian Celebrates Birthday with Solo Exhibition at Manhattan Gallery

March 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Margaret Ricciardi, the College of Staten Island’s (CSI) oldest active alumna will celebrate her 100th birthday this month with a retrospective solo exhibition of her painting and sculpture at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. The exhibition, organized and curated by Marianne Weil, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island, will run from March 31 to April 12, 2014.

UPDATE [video] Opiate Addiction: What Every Child, Parent and Staten Islander Needs to Know

March 18, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Mr. Luke Nasta, MPA, CASAC, has been providing substance abuse disorder treatment on Staten Island for the past 38 years. As the executive director of Camelot Counseling Centers, he knows first hand about the history of the current opiate epidemic on the Island.

[video] “Trouble on the Border: How Drugs and Violence Have Shaped Place”

March 17, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island’s 2014 spring semester Dean’s Symposium began this semester with “Trouble on the Border: How Drugs and Violence Have Shaped Place,” the first of three thought-provoking symposia. Last month’s panel included moderator and Associate Professor of World Languages and Literatures Oswaldo Zavala, Assistant Professor of Performing and Creative Arts Miguel A.

Dolphins cap amazing 2013-14 with ECAC Championship

March 9, 2014 | College of Staten Island

In a season that many would say was the finest ever at the College of Staten Island, the men’s basketball program ended it in style, scoring a come-from-behind, 74-71, win over Kean University at the Sports & Recreation Center, clinching the 2014 ECAC Metro NY/NJ Postseason Basketball Championship.

New BS electrifies CSI’s degree offerings

March 5, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) has launched the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering as a new degree offering by the Department of Engineering Science and Physics as of the spring 2014 semester. CSI is the only school on Staten Island to offer this degree, the second institution within The City University of New York (CUNY), and one of only a handful in the greater metropolitan area offering the prestigious degree.

CSI Grad Student presents in D.C.

March 3, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Stephanie Fiorenza presented at the 223rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Washington D.C. earlier this year. Ms. Fiorenza, an Astrophysics graduate student at the College of Staten Island, presented her dissertation The Starburst-AGN Connection in Luminous and Ultra-luminous Infrared Galaxies which focused on the evolutionary connection between nuclear starbursts and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) in luminous infrared galaxies and ultra-luminous infrared galaxies.