College of Staten Island

“Scientists and engineers rock!” CSI Prof Receives Award at the White House

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

“Scientists and engineers rock!” Those words, spoken by President Barack Obama, are one of the highlights of Dr. Daniel McCloskey’s trip to the White House. An Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI), Dr. McCloskey was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), granting him […]

From CLIP to Valedictorian: Meet RinZhi Go Larocque ’16: CSI Commencement Speaker

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As a non-native English speaker, RinZhi Go Larocque ’16 began her college experience at the College of Staten Island (CSI) by entering the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP).  The Program, administered through CSI’s Office ofContinuing Education and Professional Development, allows students the opportunity to study English for an intensive period of time before enrolling in formal […]

Dan McCloskey: Deciphering the Brain’s Impulse to Help

May 12, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Dan McCloskey, College of Staten Island Are some people destined to be helpful and sociable because they produce larger than normal amounts of a particular hormone? And are people who don’t produce enough predisposed to autism, schizophrenia and other conditions that make them less sociable? The answers may be in a CUNY scientist’s research into a […]

Prospective CSI Students Featured on Pix 11

May 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Ngawang Tseten, 18, from India, and Ahmed Shareef, 19, from Iraq, are both prospective CSI students who have a lot more than that in common.  The two young men both suffered life changing injuries in tragic accidents and they both love music.  Pix 11 today reported on the prom that they will be attending.

CSI Alumnus Named CFO and Treasurer of CM Finance

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

CM Finance Inc announced the appointment of Rocco DelGuercio as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective June 1, 2016. DelGuercio is a graduate of the College of Staten Island, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. To read the entire announcement, visit the New York City Biz List Web site.

Top Honors for Cautela and Sweeney at Annual Athletics Awards Banquet

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

After another rousing year, the College of Staten Island athletics program celebrated this evening, dishing out more than 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 intercollegiate programs, with Female […]

Professor Makes Tweeting a Course Requirement

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

While some teachers might forbid social media in their classrooms, one professor at The City University of New York (CUNY) embraces the digital tool.  Not only does Dr. Giancarlo Lombardi appreciate the use of applications like Twitter, he has made “tweeting” a mandatory activity in his Television Without Borders graduate seminar.

Staten Island Business Receives National Honor

May 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Despite a devastating hit to its business, one Staten Island company never lost its majesty and grace. The Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Staten Island is proud to announce that one of its clients, Majestic Vending and Services, Inc., is the winner of the prestigious National Phoenix Award for […]

Kellie Joseph ’16 Starts Her Own Non-Profit Venture

May 1, 2016 | College of Staten Island

While modern fads and trends urge people living in our fast-paced society to practice yoga, keep calm, and live life comfortably, Kellie Joseph ’16 has some unusual advice:  “Get uncomfortable!” she urges. The College of Staten Island Sociology and Anthropology major and recipient of multiple scholarships carries a 3.695 GPA, coordinates a budding not-for-profit business, […]

Mini-Conference on Disability Studies Aims to Create Dialogue in the Community

April 29, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In an effort to continue conversations between disability service providers and the academic community as well as look at the difficulties that individuals with disabilities face, the College of Staten Island is hosting a mini-conference on current research on disabilities. The conference, Highlighting Current Research Being Done in the Field of Disability Studies, is funded by […]

Ni Hao Shanghai!

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Veronica LaManna ’16 is a Verrazano student majoring in International Business with a business finance and a French minor. She has taken advantage of Verrazano Study Abroad scholarships on more than one occasion!  She shares her latest adventure here. If I were to build a time machine and go back in time to tell freshman Veronica […]

Arlinda Draga enjoys a feast of art and cuisine in Florence

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Arlinda Draga ’16 is a Verrazano student studying Biology with a Biochemistry minor and took advantage of a study abroad opportunity to travel abroad to Florence, Italy, in the winter of 2016 to feast on the arts and the cuisine. I had an amazing experience on my study abroad trip to Florence, Italy this past […]

From Punch Cards to Powerhouse: The Rise of Technology through the Eyes of a Native Staten Islander

April 27, 2016 | College of Staten Island

CSI Hosts Symposium in Honor of the Research Computing Contributions of Dr. Michael Kress… In 1968, a young research assistant was hired at Richmond College to make the first scientific computer in all of The City University of New York (CUNY) work. Stretching approximately 12 feet in length, the IBM 1130 received input through punch […]

Macaulay Honors Graduate Studying Ecology

April 20, 2016 | College of Staten Island

When meeting Lucinda Zawadzki ‘15 for the first time, one may assume that the young College of Staten Island (CSI) graduate has her head in the clouds, and, in fact, that’s exactly where it is. The Macaulay Honors College (MHC) alumna, who graduated as Salutatorian with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, divides her […]

A Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Journey to Costa Rica

April 15, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Farzeen Kanwal ’16 is completing her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing. She decided to take advantage of the College of Staten Island’s study abroad program in her final year of school and was transformed by the experience. From the first day of joining of the Verrazano Honors Program, I remember hearing about how important it is […]

CSI Graduates Ten New Candidates into Island Tech Sector Thanks to AT&T Sponsored Career Training Program

April 12, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In today’s economy, there is certainly a need for IT professionals, from CEOs to entry-level employees. Now, thanks to a new College of Staten Island (CSI) job training program, the high-tech sector will see ten new highly qualified candidates in the job pool. On Monday evening, the College of Staten Island’s (CSI) Office of Continuing […]

Adventures in Shanghai

April 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Kashef Razi’ 18 is a Business Management and Computer Science major with a minor in Chinese. He participated in the College of Staten Island’s winter program in Shanghai, China. I remember the first day I heard about the study abroad program. I was utterly fascinated and thought of it as an unattainable dream. I use […]

Macaulay Honors Student Receives Honorable Mention for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

April 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Some students are student athletes; some are researchers or scholars.  Some study abroad, help in the community, and plan to devote their career to helping individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Naomi Gaggi ’17 chose all of the above. The Brooklyn native student at the Macaulay Honors College (MHC) recently received an Honorable Mention for the prestigious […]

Flan with a watermelon sangria chaser: Sips and samples at CSI fundraiser

April 4, 2016 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE  — Perfume from ricotta fritters floated through the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts atrium. Rivaling that fragrance from New Dorp’s Piece-A-Cake was the scent of cayenne-laced chili and freshly fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls, creations from Baci Neri, resident cook at Castleton Corners’ Beer Garden. “Ya gotta try the […]

Verrazano School Student Urges All Students to Take Full Advantage of CSI Offerings

March 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In order to succeed in college, Steve Arriaga ’17 has some basic advice: take advantage of all the opportunities school has to offer and be an “overachiever.” The Verrazano School student has certainly followed his own advice. Arriaga will be graduating from the College of Staten Island (CSI) in 2017 with Bachelor of Arts in English: […]