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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, […]

York College Students Reap the Benefits of a Rich Scholastic Atmosphere and Earn Prestigious Year-End Grants

November 6, 2013 | York College

July 9th, 2013   Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554   York College Students Reap the Benefits of a Rich Scholastic Atmosphere and Earn Prestigious Year-End Grants   Queens CUNY School, an Incubator for Grant Recipients, Salutes Students’ Accomplishments     Building on its reputation as one of the City University of New York’s leaders in producing […]

York College Graduate Juggles It All: Immigrant, Taxi Driver, New Father, and Now: Scientist

November 6, 2013 | York College

September 19, 2013   Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554   York College Graduate Juggles It All: Immigrant, Taxi Driver, New Father, and Now: Scientist   York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) proudly welcomed back one of its star students, a modern-day Renaissance man, for a guest lecture on campus today.   When […]

November 6, 2013 | York College

October 7th, 2013   Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554   York College Hosts Intellectual Heavyweights at Black Male Initiative Conference on Race, Law and Justice   York College proudly hosted the Eighth Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference, titled “Race, Law and Justice,” as intellectual heavyweights from around the country descended on its Jamaica, Queens campus […]

November 6, 2013 | York College

October 21, 2013 Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554     Live from York College: WYCR Radio Station Receives Generous Donation from Founder   NBC Executive Ray Warren originally built WYCR and now gives it a second life   On the 29th anniversary of the opening of WYCR, York College announced a generous donation from the founder […]

York Professors Receive Rare Department of Energy Grant

August 22, 2013 | York College

For immediate release August 15, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 mcomrie@york.cuny.edu Jamaica, NY 11451 York Professors Receive Rare Department of Energy Grant Two York College/CUNY professors have won a grant of $291,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), toward a joint project at Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois; the […]

York College/CUNY Commencement Features Grads from Algeria to Zambia

May 24, 2013 | York College

For immediate release Friday, May 24, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 mcomrie@york.cuny.edu Jamaica, NY 11451 On Friday, May 22, 2013, York College will host its 43rd Commencement. At 1,046 strong, the Class of 2013 is the institution’s largest to date. Most are immigrants, spanning the globe from Albania to […]

York Alum Completes PhD Program at Yale

May 3, 2013 | York College

For immediate release May 1, 2012 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie 718-262-3865, mcomrie@york.cuny.edu York Alum Completes PhD Program at Yale Vanessa Crevecoeur-Ducas ’07, has completed a doctorate degree six years after graduating from York College/CUNY with her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She was the first York student to win the UNCF-Merck Award. Fittingly, it was her […]

York Honors Hank Sheinkopf at Benefit Featuring Eddie Palmieri Orchestra

April 3, 2013 | York College

On Monday, April 15, the York College Foundation will host its 6th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at the college’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s honoree is the venerable Hank Sheinkopf, president of Sheinkopf Communication, Ltd., and a proud member of the York College Class of 1973. His career thus far has spanned 700 campaigns in […]

York Alum Making News in AIDS ‘Cure’

March 11, 2013 | York College

Deborah Persaud, M.D., a York College/CUNY graduate of the Class of 1981, is being celebrated as part of the team that may have discovered a way to “functionally cure” AIDS in infants.

Doctoral Faculty Member Leads Study on Bowhead Whale

October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, York College

Elizabeth Alter (Asst. Prof., York, Biology) was the lead author on a study by a distinguished team of American and Canadian scientists: “Gene flow on ice: The role of sea ice and whaling in shaping Holarctic genetic diversity and population differentiation in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus),” which appeared online in the new Wiley open access […]

York College Mourns President Emeritus Bassin

August 14, 2012 | York College

BASSIN2 (2) It is with deep sadness that the York College community announces the passing of its former president, Mr. Milton G. Bassin, who died on August 13, 2012.  The president emeritus had been in failing health in recent years but still had a great love for the college he literally and figuratively built from […]