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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 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 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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Another Salk For York

Another Salk For York

Sheryl Purrier, a Biology major, graduated with honors from York College in 2006; but she never left York. She continued to work in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Margaret MacNeil, on the prize-winning research paper, "The Organization for the Inner Nuclear Layer of the Cat Retina."

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An Evening To Remember At York College

An Evening To Remember At York College

It was an evening to remember when York College hosted the 2nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

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Aviation Day Professionals Bring New Possibilities for Careers in Aviation to York Students

Aviation Day Professionals Bring New Possibilities for Careers in Aviation to York Students

The Aviation Club sponsored its 2nd Annual Aviation Day on April 2, 2009. This event continues to bring York Aviation Management students, high school students, and industry professionals together to discuss aviation careers.

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Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on its 40th Anniversary of Independence

Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on its 40th Anniversary of Independence

York College Adjunct Professor (History) David Casavis presented a paper entitled “Teasing Out Psychopathic Behaviors of African Leaders: Francisco Macías” at Hofstra University's Cultural Center on April 2, 2009

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Powering-Up Faculty Prestige

Powering-Up Faculty Prestige

Acclaimed scientists, writers and economics experts are among distinguished scholars who joined the faculty last fall as CUNY as well as York College, continues to raise its profile as a magnet for high academic achievers.

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York College Students Connect With Grameen Bank Affiliate

York College Students Connect With Grameen Bank Affiliate

Grameen America started its operations in November of 2007 and has already distributed $1.2 million to more than 500 borrowers in Queens, NY. In the last few months Grameen America’s success story has been featured by ABC, CNN, CNBC, BBC and the NY Times.

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Men’s Volleyball Sweeps CCNY to Advance to CUNYAC Semifinals

Men’s Volleyball Sweeps CCNY to Advance to CUNYAC Semifinals

The York College men's volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (30-25, 30-24, 30-23) win over the City College of New York Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the City University of New York Athletic Conference championships. York, who will make its first semifinal appearance since 2005, will take on Baruch College on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Baruch. The Bearcats defeated Medgar Evers College in their quarterfinal match.

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Boatwright and Esonwune Honored by D3hoops.com

Boatwright and Esonwune Honored by D3hoops.com

York College student-athletes Justina Boatwright and Marcel Esonwune have each been honored by D3hoops.com this week. Boatwright was selected as the D3hoops.com Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year, while Marcel Esonwune was named to the Atlantic Region Second Team.

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