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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 […]

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 […]