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Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: York College students

Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: York College students

When Sandy left thousands of people displaced, York College in Jamaica acted as one of the biggest shelters following the storm. Hundreds of York students lent a helping hand, and then some.

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English Department Celebrates 'Words' With Students And Alumni

English Department Celebrates 'Words' With Students And Alumni

The York College English Department recently held its Annual Open House to the delight of students who got to hear directly from recent graduates who majored or minored in English or Journalism.

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York/CUNY and University of Bridgeport Sign Agreement

York/CUNY and University of Bridgeport Sign Agreement

It was an idea whose time had come, as York College hosted the University of Bridgeport (UB), Connecticut, for the signing of an articulation agreement between the two institutions of higher learning, making them partners in health education.

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Transformative Games: Undergraduate Research by Design

Transformative Games: Undergraduate Research by Design

This was a dialog between Dr. Robert O. Duncan and his student Rasha Alsaidi describing the process of creating game-based learning systems for undergraduates.

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York Professor Scores Major Grant

York Professor Scores Major Grant

Dr. Timothy Paglione, the current chairperson of the Department of Earth and Physical Sciences at York College/CUNY, recently received a National Science Foundation award from the Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education program (PAARE).

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Former York Student-Athlete Receives ECAC Award of Valor

Former York Student-Athlete Receives ECAC Award of Valor

Former York College student-athlete Vanessa Rivera has been named one of three recipients for the prestigious Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Award of Valor.

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English Prof Assumes Honors Program Duties

English Prof Assumes Honors Program Duties

The York College Honors Program recently transitioned leadership from Math Professor Rishi Nath to English Professor Kelly Baker Josephs.

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York-CUNY Prof Explains Curiosity Rover's Mission

York-CUNY Prof Explains Curiosity Rover's Mission

Just past midnight our time on August 6, NASA successfully landed its fourth mobile science lab on the surface of the planet Mars. The Curiosity rover (officially the Mars Science Laboratory) is a much more aggressive and ambitious mission than its amazing predecessors, however.

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York College Mourns President Emeritus Bassin

York College Mourns President Emeritus Bassin

The York College/CUNY community is in mourning following the death 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 to which he was devoted.

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Ashley Greene Named York Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

Ashley Greene Named York Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

The York College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Greene as the new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at York College.

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CUNY's "2012 Science All Star Team"

CUNY's "2012 Science All Star Team"

York College is included in CUNY’s "2012 Science All Star Team" ad featuring recent grads throughout the university, who have received prestigious scholarship/fellowships to graduate programs. Kirk Haltaufderhyde, ’11, the York graduate featured in the ad, was a mentee of Biology professor, Gerald McNeil. Kirk was recruited to Brown University by Dr. Andrew Campbell (York, ’81) a professor of Medical Science at the Rhode Island-based Ivy League.

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CUNY's "2012 Science All Star Team"

CUNY's "2012 Science All Star Team"

York College is included in CUNY’s "2012 Science All Star Team" ad featuring recent grads throughout the university, who have received prestigious scholarship/fellowships to graduate programs. Kirk Haltaufderhyde, ’11, the York graduate featured in the ad, was a mentee of Biology professor, Gerald McNeil. Kirk was recruited to Brown University by Dr. Andrew Campbell (York, ’81) a professor of Medical Science at the Rhode Island-based Ivy League.

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Environmental Science Major Scores Big Internship

Environmental Science Major Scores Big Internship

Ezazul Haque, a senior majoring in Environmental Health at York College/CUNY, is having an inspiring spring and summer this year. Haque recently wowed the College community with his presentation on using the nutrition from New York City’s waste water for processing as bio fuel. Equally important, he is concerned with the damage being caused to humans by toxins in the water supply in developing countries such as his homeland of Bangladesh. So between fuel and drinking, his academic focus seems to be all water all the time.

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Vanessa Rivera Named CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete

Vanessa Rivera Named CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete

York College three-sport student-athlete Vanessa Rivera has been named one of 29 City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Honorable Mention Scholar Athletes for the 2011-12 school year.

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Fibonacci Numbers and Compositions

Fibonacci Numbers and Compositions

Dr. James Sellers’s talk focused on the cool and unexpected connections between compositions and the Fibonacci numbers

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Geffard Named 2012 CUNYAC Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year; Williams Named Second Team All-Star

Geffard Named 2012 CUNYAC Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year; Williams Named Second Team All-Star

York College freshman outside hitter, Edner Geffard has been named the 2012 CUNY Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year and junior opposite hitter Bryan Williams has earned a Second-Team All-Star selection. The awards were announced just prior to the start of the 2012 CUNYAC championships.

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Biotech major set for summer at Princeton and Research Day at Columbia

Biotech major set for summer at Princeton and Research Day at Columbia

Robert W. Fernandez’ York College journey is turning into quite an exciting trip. This summer the Biotech major will spend several weeks doing research at Princeton University.

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Introducing Course Fees

Introducing Course Fees

Starting Fall 2012, some courses will be charging fees to cover materials, services or transportation related to the courses. Following the model already used by other CUNY colleges, York recently implemented these course fees to defray costs previously covered by the College.

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