New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have been able to avoid the whole Bridgegate mess if the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had listened to the College of Staten Island (CSI). The college in 2012 offered to work with the Port Authority on a computer traffic-modeling project that would simulate traffic flow at the authority’s bridges and tunnels, said Jonathan Peters, finance professor and chair of CSI’s Accounting and Finance Department.
A group of students from the College of Staten Island’s School of Business advanced to the final round of the MikesBikes business simulation World Championship. The team, Luxury Bertels, is comprised of Mohammad Chugtai, Javad Ali, Usman Ahmed, and Catherine Jeanbart who, over the course of last semester, have competed not only against classmates but against thousands of other student teams across the globe.
Thomas Chin, who graduated from CSI in1980 with an associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering, was an ideal candidate to speak at last June’s induction Ceremony of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, as he is currently the Vice President of infrastructure operations, Latin America and Canada, for JPmorgan Chase.
Brown University awaits the College of Staten Island’s Kanika Khanna ’13, who has gained acceptance to the Taubman Center for Public Policy. “I’m very excited about going to Brown,” said the Brooklyn-born Political Science major, recently selected to participate in Harvard University’s Latino Leadership Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, and a guiding force behind mentoring Latino students at John Jay College.
The Global Summit of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Leaders, held in Guangzhou, China last month, was attended by over 300 SME executives worldwide, along with global political leaders, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representatives, and scholars from academia. Professor J.
College of Staten Island faculty, staff, and students were joined by business and community leaders at the College’s “An Evening Above and Beyond with CSI” gala event last week at Above Rooftop at the Hilton Garden Inn, where CSI Interim President Dr.
Staten Island is a burgeoning community of nearly half a million people and is part of one of the most important and opportunity-filled cities in the world. Staten Islanders tend to seek the majority of needed services within the borough and rely heavily on local schools, hospitals, and social service settings in the community.
Mr. Thomas C. Baxter Jr., Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, visited the College of Staten Island School of Business last month and shared his perspectives with approximately 400 students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a lecture titled “Leadership, Ethics and the Rule of Law.” His lecture focused on the complex financial and ethical challenges the Federal Reserve was confronted with during the financial crisis of 2008, and he addressed these issues through a close examination of the Maiden Lane III Portfolio, which the Federal Reserve utilized to evaluate and plan the bailout of American International Group (AIG) Corporation.
Staten Island High School Students learned about career options at the fourth annual “World of Accounting” event in the Williamson Theater at the College of Staten Island, sponsored by The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). The purpose of the event was to inform high school students about the education requirements for accounting majors, and to provide them with information about the various employment options for accountants.
Just a handful of weeks after being named the CUNYAC Player of the Year, College of Staten Island women’s soccer senior captain Demi-Jean Martorano captured yet another award, being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Regional Team.
Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President of College of Staten Island, has not forgotten his roots. An internationally acclaimed geologist who has published more than 50 articles and guidebooks on sedimentation around modern and ancient explosive volcanoes—as well as on sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleobotany—was more than happy when Dr.
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — More than one year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the borough, industry leaders are still unsure of toll the storm took on Staten Island’s business community. In fact, it’s still unclear how many businesses were affected. And there’s an unknown number of merchants who have yet to recoup losses after the storm ripped across the borough on Oct.
The College of Staten Island’s “An Evening Above and Beyond with CSI” will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Above Rooftop at the Hilton Garden Inn. The reception will begin at 6:30pm. This year’s recipients of the President’s Medals include: Dr.
Before Melody Berkovits graduated from the College of Staten Island in 2004 with a degree in psychology … before she received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center … and long before she decided to pursue her law degree at the Benjamin N.
Data Gathered After Sandy An Invaluable Tool, Researchers SayDr. William J. Fritz recently, Interim President of the College of Staten Island, recently stopped by the NY1 studios to discuss with Anthony Pascale the new data in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that is expected to help city officials prepare for the future.
A team led by CSI students was recently awarded First Place at the 2013 CUNY Design for UNICEF Challenge. The competition, titled, “Fulfilling the Promise” tasked teams of CUNY students to design a solution that has the potential to save children’s lives.
Full-time undergraduate students in science, engineering, and mathematics at CSI can now secure financial assistance to pursue their studies, thanks to the establishment of a $100,000 fully endowed scholarship by CSI alumnus Dr. Michael Nakao. Dr. Nakao, who has been a practicing physician in Albany, NY for 30 years, and who is on the clinical faculty of Albany Medical College, explains why he decided to establish the scholarship.
Gifts to the CUNY Campaign for Charitable Giving provide assistance for the homeless, home-bound senior citizens, daycare centers, teens who are struggling to complete high school, and others who may be facing economic and social challenges. The CUNY Campaign has more than 1,200 charities participating.
Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President and Professor of Geology at the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York and Member of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, was the featured expert for the ABC Eyewitness News Special “Superstorm Sandy: What We Learned,” with ABC TV’s Bill Ritter and Diana Williams, and Newark Star-Ledger Columnist and reporter Mark Di Ionno.
Since September 11, 2001, over 6,700 service men and women have perished in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Beginning the morning of November 7, 2013 the College of Staten Island CUNY Veterans Support Services (VSS) will place 6,700 American flags, each bearing an individual’s name, on CSI’s Great Lawn in remembrance of the fallen.