Christopher Anderson Featured on SeriouslyMedia

College of Staten Island (CSI) Assistant Professor Christopher Anderson, PhD, wrote an article, “When certainties fade: The changing state of academic research into the changing world of news,” which appeared on SeriouslyMedia.com. The piece was co-authored with Northwestern University’s School of Communication Professor Pablo Boczkowski.

Read the full article on SeriouslyMedia.com.

Sarah Schulman Discusses Latest Book

College of Staten Island (CSI) Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman was featured in an Auto Straddle article in which she discusses her 18th book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair and various LGBTQ issues with Editor-in-chief Marie Riese Bernard.

View the full article at Autostraddle.com.

Technology Article by OIT Staff, Patricia Kahn, Mark Lewental and Linda John, in Educause Review

College of Staten Island (CSI) Office of Information Technology (OIT) Services staff members Patricia Kahn, Mark Lewental and Linda John are the authors of “Supporting Accessibility with a Cloud-Based Environment,” an article that was featured in Educause Review. The work focuses on using specific technology to support college students with disabilities as well as all students.

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Pulitzer Winner Tyehimba Jess Featured in New York Times

College of Staten Island (CSI) Assistant Professor of English Tyehimba Jess was featured in the New York Times article “How CUNY Became Poetry U.” Jess won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Olio.

CSI English professor Cate Marvin is interviewed in the article, which also mentions Professor Patricia Smith.

The article, by Elizabeth A. Harris, goes on to discuss the Pulitzer award and what it means for CUNY. It also touches on the notion that New York City is the capital for poetry, drawing prospective professors to CUNY for its location and diverse student body.

Read the article at NY Times.com.

 

 

 

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>