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York Alum Earns Howard Hughes Fellowship for PhD Program

July 22, 2015 | York College

Patrick Menzies, a York College graduate of the Class of 2013, was recently awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The $43,000 per year fellowship will help fund his doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Menzies is about to embark on his third year of graduate […]

Santander Provides Scholarships To York College Students

July 16, 2015 | York College

  Queens, NY – York College in New York City and Santander Bank, N.A. today announced a five-year philanthropic collaboration for the Bank’s Santander Universities program to support the College’s Merit Scholarship Program. York College is part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system. “By supporting this program, we can contribute to the academic […]

After National Search York College Appoints Alum Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences

July 15, 2015 | York College

Dr. Panayiotis Meleties, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs of York College/CUNY in Jamaica, Queens, announced today that Dr. Donna Chirico has been appointed Dean of the college’s School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Chirico’s appointment is especially noteworthy as she is a product of York College both as an alumna and as […]

Free NASA Designed Summer Program in Jamaica to Focus on Robotics

July 6, 2015 | York College

QUEENS — This summer, kids will get to study robotics during a free NASA-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program held at York College in Jamaica. The classes, offered for students in first through seventh grades from the entire Tri-state area, will begin on Tuesday, July 6. Kids will be “exposed to STEM projects using Legos and Robotics,” a York College representative […]

Chemistry Major Valedictorian Makes Four for Four at York

May 18, 2015 | York College

For the fourth consecutive year the York College valedictorian comes from the Chemistry Department and like his three immediate predecessors, he too has plans to attend medical school. This time, however, the valedictorian brings another academic department into the mix with Chemistry. Muhaned Mohamed has been selected as the valedictorian for the class of 2015, […]

The York College Big Band presents Viva Santana!

May 18, 2015 | York College

VIVA SANTANA! a tribute to guitarist Carlos Santana Since his historic performance at Woodstock in 1969, guitarist Carlos Santana has fused Latin music, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll into a concoction that has thrilled audiences around the world for over 45 years! The YORK COLLEGE BIG BAND has been hard at work this semester digging […]

York’s Latest Salk Scholar Heads to Medical School

April 23, 2015 | York College

Professor Louis Levinger called it about five years ago when he predicted that then-sophomore Kyla-Gaye Pinnock would go places as a Biotech major in his class. She is now heading to medical school and has just been awarded the prestigious Salk Scholarship. True to prediction, Pinnock, who graduated in 2013 but remained as a researcher […]

Innovators of Change 2015: Dr. Selena Rodgers

April 2, 2015 | York College

York Social Work professor, Dr. Selena T. Rodgers is featured in J. Walter Thompson’s Differenter Program, now in its fifth year. The mission of the series “is to highlight the achievements of New Yorkers who make a difference in the lives of African Americans here and around the world.” The Innovators of Change documentary series celebrates […]

An Invitation to Join Us: York College Foundation Merit Scholarship Benefit Dinner

March 31, 2015 | York College

The York College Foundation Scholarship Benefit Dinner is on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Buy your tickets now! https://giving.york.cuny.edu/6th/benefit-concert

KANPUR to KOLKATA: Labour Recruitment for the Sugar Colonies

March 31, 2015 | York College

Kanpur to Kolkata is a unique publication in that it provides for the first time a comprehensive assessment of labour recruiting operations in a catchment area from where the great majority of Caribbean East Indians originated. Besides its insightful analysis of crucial emigration issues, this book highlights the grief and trauma of emigrants’ families, particularly […]

Colonial Emigration from the Bengal Presidency

March 26, 2015 | York College

Colonial Emigration from the Bengal Presidency is an abridged version of the exhaustive 1883 unpublished report of George Grierson. In late 1882, this Indian government civil servant conducted a comprehensive study of issues relating to the export of Indian labour overseas from the Presidency. This primary source, ferreted out from the Emigration Proceedings of the […]

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: ‘I Didn’t Let Ebola Beat Me!’

March 17, 2015 | York College

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: ‘I Didn’t Let Ebola Beat Me!’ In an exclusive interview Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke with NY1 anchor and ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Gospel Tribute host Cheryl Wills at York College in Queens, N.Y. for Women’s History Month. Here, the fearless leader breaks down fact and fiction about the deadly […]


March 16, 2015 | York College

WOMEN OF LIBRARY HISTORY: GLADYS W. JARRETT   Today’s post was submitted by John Drobnicki, Head of Acquisitions & College Development and Professor in the Library Department of York College, CUNY. The photos above and below come from their archival collection. Gladys Janet Wynne was born in Barnesville, Georgia, on February 6, 1916.  She attended […]

Members of York College Community Gather For “A Conversation with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf” In Celebration of Women’s History Month

March 12, 2015 | York College

Members of York College Community Gather For “A Conversation with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf” In Celebration of Women’s History Month Hosted by York College and the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc.   QUEENS, NY – In honor of Women’s History Month, York College and the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links Inc., hosted […]

Pre-med Alum and Mentor Come Full Circle as Doctor and Patient

March 10, 2015 | York College

From left to right: York College professor, Jack Schlein, PhD and his former mentee, Daniel Brietstein, MD   In his 20-plus year medical career Dr. Daniel Brietstein, a pain management specialist in Lake Success, Long Island, must certainly have treated a few people from York College. But there is something special about one particular patient […]

The Queens Courier: York College has lowest student debt in the country: study

January 23, 2015 | York College

  By: Eric Jankiewicz York College has a way of keeping money in their students’ pockets. The college, which is part of City University of New York, has the lowest student debt average in America. A study by The Institute for College Access & Success in 2013 found that the four-year college had an average student debt […]

Executive Leadership Breakfast

November 6, 2014 | York College

President Marcia V. Keizs Cordially invites you to the Executive Leadership Breakfast Featuring Mr. Errol Louis Hos of Inside City Hall NY 1 news ” Post Election Analysis and Implications for 2015″ Friday, November 7, 2014 8:00-9:30am York College Faculty Dining Room, AC-2DO1 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica NY 11451 RSVP: WWW. YORKCOLLEGE/BREAKFAST OR […]

President’s Executive Leadership Breakfast

October 31, 2014 | York College

President Marcia V. Keizs Cordially invites you to the Executive Leadership Breakfast

“Post Election Analysis and Implications for 2015”
Featuring Guest Speaker:
Mr. Errol Louis Host of Inside City Hall, NY 1 News

York College’s Youth Musician Summer Jazz Institute featured in NY1

August 4, 2014 | York College

NY1 interviewed participants in York College’s free Summer Jazz Institute for young musicians on-campus in Jamaica, Queens. The program offers college credits to New York City high school students who successfully complete the program.

Bring Your Kids to a Flight Simulator and Planetarium at Free NASA Camp

July 17, 2014 | York College

QUEENS — The final frontier is coming a little closer to home. This summer, kids can learn all about planets, participate in flight simulations and study 3-D printing, during a free NASA-designed program offered at York College in Jamaica. The hands-on classes are part of the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy Program (SEMAA), and […]