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Recent York Grad Receives NSF Fellowship Toward PhD

April 21, 2017 | York College

York College alumna, Bianca Regina Brown ’15, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship worth $138,000, to be parsed out over a three-year period toward her PhD studies at Brown University. Working with fruit flies, barnacles and rodents, Brown studies how environmental changes affect the microbiome (the microbes that symbiotically live in […]

York College, CUNY’s MUREP Program Featured on NY1 News

February 15, 2017 | York College

The MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project), formerly known as SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy), was featured on local TV over the weekend of February 11-12, 2017. The clip below features young participants and Dr. Nazrul Khandaker, director of the program, which has been serving community children, first through 10th grades for […]

York Alum Gets Major Promotion at NBCUniversal

September 6, 2016 | York College

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Appoints Ray Warren as President of Telemundo Deportes Ray Warren, a member of the York College Class of 1976, was one of approximately four students who founded the York College Radio Station (WYCR) in 1974. He served not only as an on-air personality at the station, but as the business manager as […]

James Popp and Kevin Lynch: Searching for a New Method To Detect Nuclear Material

May 16, 2016 | York College

James Popp and Kevin Lynch, York College After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Congress passed three laws to tighten security at U.S. ports, where hundreds of thousands of shipping containers arrived unscreened – the perfect scenario for smuggling nuclear materials and making dirty bombs. In 2014, the U.S. General Accountability Office reported “substantial progress” in […]

York College, CUNY alum Now Dean of Graduate School at Brown University

May 3, 2016 | York College

Andrew G. Campbell, Ph.D., a member of the York College, CUNY Class of 1981, and long-term professor of Medical Science in the Medical Science/Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, was recently appointed Dean of the Graduate School at the Providence, Rhode–based Ivy League. Dr. Campbell, who graduated from York with a major in Biology […]

HUD Secretary to Give Keynote Address at York Graduation

April 27, 2016 | York College

Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be the commencement speaker at York College, CUNY’s 46th Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 3, 2016.   Mr. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014 as the nation’s 16th HUD Secretary. There […]

York College Executive Leadership Breakfast

April 13, 2016 | York College

York College 94-20 guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11451                           NEWS Advisory April 13, 2016 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, Office of Marketing & Communications 718.262.3865, mcomrie@york.cuny.edu New York Urban League President to Speak at York Breakfast Ms. Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL), will be the featured speaker […]

York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015

December 7, 2015 | York College

York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015 making his mark in several ways:   Organizational Leadership Chair: Geological Society of America’s (GSA) International Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIIG): 2015-2017 Nazrul Khandaker, York College, was approved by the GSA Council to act as Chair […]


December 2, 2015 | York College

The first time in the history of York Geology Discipline, presentations will be solely controlled and owned by women geoscientists in a world of male-dominated geologists.  The Geology Club Proudly Presents  EXPLORING GEOSCIENCES  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES   A GEOLOGY CLUB-HOSTED CAREER TALK MEET INTERESTING FEMALE GEOSCIENTISTS AND GATHER STRATEGIC CAREER INFORMATION York College / CUNY AC 1M07 December 4, 2015 […]

Fighting Wrongful Convictions

November 9, 2015 | York College

York College to host wrongful conviction panel with former wrongfully incarcerated man  You may have read it in the newspapers or you may have seen the hour-long expose on Dateline NBC with Lester Holt on October 22, now come and meet Johnny Hincapie, the subject of the stories, on a panel at York College, “Fighting Wrongful […]

Intimate Apparel

November 6, 2015 | York College

Intimate Apparel  A Play by Lynn Nottage York College Theatre continues the 2015-16 Season with a production of Intimate Apparel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Brooklyn playwright Lynn Nottage.  Set in the boudoirs of 1905 New York City, Intimate Apparel explores the relationships and dreams of Esther, an African American woman who makes her living sewing […]

York Journalism Students Cover Funeral for Slain Officer

November 4, 2015 | York College

Professor Tom Moore recently took students from his Digital Photojournalism class off campus to the funeral of Detective Randolph Holder. Held at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral on October 28, the funeral service brought out thousands of officers from across New York City, Long Island and beyond — to honor Detective Holder, shot in the […]

Dr. Timothy Paglione Presents at the 2015 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

October 27, 2015 | York College

Prof. Paglione (Dept. of Earth and Physical Sciences) recently represented York on a panel discussion at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York City. His main presentation is about 15 minutes into the video (click here: video) In the meantime, here is a blurb he provided for the event’s website:  Prof. Paglione’s main field is microwave […]

York College Professor to Appear in Dateline NBC Interview with Lester Holt

October 20, 2015 | York College

Lester Holt will interview Prof. Hughes about his involvement as an investigative journalist who worked for several years to uncover newly-discovered evidence, which led to the release of Johnny Hincapie, a wrongfully convicted man who served more than 25 years in prison for one of New York City’s most notorious murders: The subway stabbing of […]

York College Gets New English-Language Test

September 14, 2015 | York College

York College was approved this year to serve as a center for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL. The TOEFL is an English-Language test that is used by 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies to help make admissions decisions for international students. The TOEFL center is the only one in Jamaica that […]

York Students Enjoy Internship in Greece

September 2, 2015 | Uncategorized, York College

Two York College, CUNY Aviation Management students had the summer internship of a lifetime and have returned to campus filled with gratitude. Dianna Rodriguez and Thinley Wongmo both received internships at Athens International Airport under the supervision of Hellenic American University. The students, now entering into their lower and upper junior year respectively, spent two […]

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 […]