Michael Paris to Co-moderate SOMA Action Forum

College of Staten Island (CSI) Associate Professor and Director of Legal Studies Institute Michael Paris, PhD, will be a co-moderator for SOMA Action’s 90 minute forum, which will present the four candidates running for Board of Trustee positions for the Township of South Orange.

View the full article on the Trustee elections at Tapinto.net.

 

Russell Rosen Quoted on ABC News

College of Staten Island (CSI) Associate Professor of World Languages and Literatures and coordinator of the ASL program Russell Rosen, PhD, was featured in the ABC Action News article “Bill Passes Requiring Sign Language Students Receive Credit” which focuses on the new Tennessee Bill allowing students who take ASL to receive foreign language credit.

View the full article at abcactionnews.com.

Patricia Smith Featured on ESPN.com

College of Staten Island (CSI) Associate Professor of English Patricia Smith was featured in the ESPNW article “Four Poets on the New Feminism.” Smith’s poem What Leaps from a Storm’s Throat was one of four featured in the article depicting the importance of the feminist movement.

View the full article at ESPNW.com.

 

Richard Flanagan Interviewed on NY1

College of Staten Island (CSI) Political Science and Global Affairs professor, Richard Flanagan, PhD, sat for a discussion on NY1’s Road to City Hall, weighing in on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent visit to Staten Island.

View the full NY1 Road to City Hall broadcast with Dr. Flanagan’s segment beginning at 23:23.

 

 

Deirdre Armitage Quoted on Chalkbeat

Deirdre Armitage, PhD, Director of Fieldwork at the College of Staten Island (CSI) School of Education was quoted in the article, “High schoolers say they don’t want to be teachers. Inside one school that’s working to turn the tide.” In the story on Chalkbeat, she weighs in on the programs at New Dorp High School, saying, “It exposes them quite early to whether or not they want to be teachers,” she said. “We have students — they have two, three years of the program, and then when it comes time for student teaching they’re like, ‘I don’t know if I really like this.’”

Read the whole article on Chalkbeat.

 

 

 

Tyehimba Jess named 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry

 

College of Staten Island Associate Professor of English Tyehimba Jess has been named the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry for Olio, a volume of original verse published by Wave Books.

The Pulitzer organization called it a “distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity.”

Olio, published in 2016, has been called “Encyclopedic, ingenious, and abundant…” in Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review, and was selected as one of the five best poetry books of 2016. Olio was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award in 2016.

Jess is also the author of Leadbelly, a winner in the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” He received a Lannan Literary Award December 2016.

Professor Jess has taught at CSI for seven years, and is currently on sabbatical in Chicago, returning to the classroom in fall 2017.

“Tyehimba is a great colleague and teacher, too, and we are absolutely thrilled for him,” commented Lee Papa, Chair of the English Department, adding “our amazing creative writing faculty includes Patricia Smith and Cate Marvin, both Guggenheim fellows; Ava Chin, a Fulbright fellow; Sarah Schulman, a winner of both a Fulbright and a Guggenheim; and, now with Tyehimba, a Pulitzer winner.”

“We have always known Professor Jess to be an integral component of the College of Staten Island experience, where he has shared the emotional depth and range of his poetry at many major events,” noted Nan M. Sussman, PhD, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. “As coordinator of the Schwerner Writer’s Series, Professor Jess invited emerging and nationally-recognized poets to read to the college community and speak in classes. The College is honored and proud of this national distinction, and delighted that students at CSI have the opportunity to learn the craft of poetry in his classes.”

Read the Author’s Biography and more about the Winning Work at pulitzer.org>