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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Colonial Emigration from the Bengal Presidency is an abridged version of the exhaustive 1883 unpublished report of George Grierson.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 […]

WOMEN OF LIBRARY HISTORY: GLADYS W. JARRETT

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 […]

SEEMA PROGRAM AT YORK

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25. The fall 2014 program will then […]

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy featured on NY1 News

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25.

New York Courts Cut Time Between Arrest and Arraignment

March 21, 2014 | York College

New York Courts Cut Time Between Arrest and Arraignment By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.MARCH 19, 2014 For two decades, court officials in New York City have struggled to solve a vexing problem: reducing the arrest-to-arraignment time in its criminal courts. People arrested in the city would typically spend a full day and night behind bars […]

York College is Finding Ways to Lure Businesses to its Jamaica Campus

February 28, 2014 | York College

York College wants businesses to set up shop on its Jamaica campus, and thinks it has figured out a way to do it. The CUNY school has applied to enroll in Start-Up New York, a state-sponsored program that offers tax breaks to new companies, technology firms and out-of-state businesses that partner with colleges in poorer communities.

JetBlue Foundation Awards York College with Grant for CUNY Aviation Institute

December 20, 2013 | York College

With this grant from the JetBlue Foundation, York College will develop a curriculum to establish an FAA-approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program, making it the first public education institution in New York to offer this type of program. More than 82% of the student population is from under-represented groups and 66% of the undergraduate student body is women.

York College Big Band Plays in Heady Company

December 10, 2013 | York College

Music education is more than giving weekly lessons, teaching a theory class, or working with a high school band. It is about instilling passion, excitement, and wonder at the many genres and styles of music, and then nurturing the student’s ability to share that experience with others. The greatest thrill for a teacher is when a student gets it – when the light bulb gets switched on. Suddenly, the possibilities are endless.

United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women Honors Mariska Hargitay, Nicole Kidman, and Quentin Walcott

November 27, 2013 | York College

The message at the first-ever awards ceremony of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women was simple: “they count on us; we count on you.” Organized by the Trust Fund, the ceremony put a spotlight on ground-breaking initiatives that address the crucial needs of survivors of gender-based violence around the world and recognized individuals who have dedicated their lives to the cause.

York Revives Radio Station with Donation from Alumnus Founder

November 26, 2013 | York College

    L-R: Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York College; Anthony Andrews, center, York administrator; and Ray Warren, York College Class of ’76, who founded the station with like-minded classmates in 1974, cut the ribbon to a state-of-the art upgrade to the college’s radio station, YCRadio.org, funded by a generous donation from Mr. Warren, […]