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Vilsaint Propels York to Third Straight CUNYAC Final

Vilsaint Propels York to Third Straight CUNYAC Final

York College men's soccer standout Elysee Vilsaint (Port-au-Prince, Haiti/ South Shore) scored a pair of goals to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over Medgar Evers College Saturday afternoon in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) men’s soccer semifinals.

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York Defeats John Jay, 1-0, to Clinch CUNYAC Regular Season Title

York Defeats John Jay, 1-0, to Clinch CUNYAC Regular Season Title

The York College men’s soccer team defeated John Jay College, 1-0, in the final CUNY Athletic Conference contest of the 2009 regular season Wednesday.

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AASCU President to Deliver Keynote

AASCU President to Deliver Keynote

President of American Association of State Colleges and Universities Dr. Muriel A. Howard To Deliver Keynote Address at York College Conference

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Women's Tennis Wins in First Ever Match

Women's Tennis Wins in First Ever Match

It didn’t take long for the York College women’s tennis team to earn its first victory in the program’s history. The Lady Cardinals, who were competing in their first match ever, defeated conference-foe John Jay College, 7-2 on Thursday afternoon.

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Aviation Majors Complete Inaugural LeaderShape Institute

Aviation Majors Complete Inaugural LeaderShape Institute

During the week of August 16-21, 2009, 37 students and seven staff members had the opportunity to be part of the first LeaderShape Institute in CUNY’s history. The program was sponsored through grant funding secured by the CUNY Aviation Institute at York College.

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New Levinger Grant, More Student Research

New Levinger Grant, More Student Research

Dr. Louis Levinger, a professor in York College’s Department of Biology, has received a National Institute of Health total award of $248,894 for a three-year period for the project, “Regulation on Substrate Binding and Catalysis in tRNase Z."

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York Scientist Off To National Lab

Four years ago when Dr. Marcia V. Keizs became president of York College she branded the college as being, “on the move.” Dr. James Popp, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, is the latest faculty member who has given literal meaning of sorts to that mantra, taking the York scholarship on the road.

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York Reorganizes For Academic Excellence

York Reorganizes For Academic Excellence

In its 43-year history York College had never organized its academic departments into the Schools model as is de rigueur in many other institutions of higher learning. But Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs, recently announced to the college community that the CUNY Board of trustees has approved York’s restructuring.

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York to Add Women’s Tennis for the 2009 Season

York to Add Women’s Tennis for the 2009 Season

JAMAICA, NY—The York College athletics department is pleased to announce the addition of women’s tennis to its program for the 2009 season. With the addition of women’s tennis, York will now have 16 sports competing in NCAA Division III competition.

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Biology Professor Wins NIH Grant To Continue Research

Biology Professor Wins NIH Grant To Continue Research

Dr. Margaret MacNeil, an associate professor in the Department of Biology at York College, has received a four-year continuation of her grant, “The Shape and Circuitry of Neurons in the Retina," from the National Institute of Health (NIH), for nearly half a million dollars.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at York College

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at York College

President Marcia V. Keizs, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Iris Weinshall (among other dignitaries) recently cut the ribbon for the official opening of Cardinal Walkway; the College’s newest pedestrian thoroughfare on the 50-acre campus.

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President Marcia V. Keizs Panelist of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

President Marcia V. Keizs Panelist of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

York College President Marcia V. Keizs served as a panelist of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) Presidents during the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Annual Conference held recently at the Hilton New York Hotel in Manhattan.

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Teacher Education Professor Scores Big Grant

Teacher Education Professor Scores Big Grant

Dr. Leslie Keiler, an assistant professor in York College’s Department of Teacher Education, recently received a nearly $1 million grant to create a program called the Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Teachers (MaST) Scholars Program at York College.

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 Recent York Grad Learns From Alum’s Example

Recent York Grad Learns From Alum’s Example

Accounting major, David Haynes, has just graduated with honors from York College armed with a job offer from the company of a proud (York) alumnus.

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Retired 'New York's Bravest' Graduates From York

Retired 'New York's Bravest' Graduates From York

Michael D'Amico had passed York College countless times on his way to work as a firefighter stationed in South Jamaica; so when he retired four years ago, higher education beckoned and he chose York for his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (PE).

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York College Continuing Education and the FDA recently held the 8th Annual Professional Development Workshop for Food and Pharmaceutical Professionals

York College Continuing Education and the FDA recently held the 8th Annual Professional Development Workshop for Food and Pharmaceutical Professionals

This year's topic was High-Throughput Methods of Detecting Foodborne Pathogens. Thirty-three scientists from eight countries--Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Nigeria, Germany, Canada, China and the U.S.--met to discuss rapid methods of detecting pathogens such as salmonella and eColi in food.

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York Fine Arts Professor Talks Up Samuel F.B. Morse

York Fine Arts Professor Talks Up Samuel F.B. Morse

Art Historian and Assistant Professor of Art History at York College, Sarah Kate Gillespie gave a presentation on Samuel F.B. Morse at the National Academy of Design in Manhattan on April 29, 2009.

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York Students Shine Among CUNY Stars

York Students Shine Among CUNY Stars

Veronica Carpio (Aviation Management), Jenny Chimbo (Aviation Management), Azhad Chowdhury (Chemistry), Jahi Rose (Business Administration), and Meredith Simson (Psychology) were recognized for their leadership efforts at the 16th Annual CUNY Leadership Awards held in The City College of New York’s Great Hall on May 11, 2009.

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Two More York Students Off To NYU School of Dentistry

Two More York Students Off To NYU School of Dentistry

Artur Bababekov and Dmitry Malayev have a lot in common. In the late 1980s both were born in Uzbekistan when it was still Soviet Russia. Both left at about the time of the dissolution of Soviet Union and eventually came to the United States as young children; then both graduated from Forest Hills High School and came to York.

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York Women Win Third Straight Cunyac Outdoor Track and Field Championship

York Women Win Third Straight Cunyac Outdoor Track and Field Championship

The York College women's track and field team won its third straight City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship Tuesday and they did it in dominating fashion. The Lady Cardinals squad amassed 231 team points, which was a remarkable 80 points more than the second place team, Lehman College, who finished with 151 points.

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