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York Alum Completes PhD at Yale

York Alum Completes PhD 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 mentor, Chemistry professor, Dr. Ruel Desamero, who shared her graduation news with the college community.

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York's Men's Volleyball Earns Spot into ECAC Tournament

York's Men's Volleyball Earns Spot into ECAC Tournament

The York College men's volleyball team has secured a bid to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Division Championship. The Cardinals have earned the #3 seed and will battle Ramapo College in the semifinal round on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. The one-day tournament will be hosted by Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Athletics New Web Site Officially Launched

Athletics New Web Site Officially Launched

New York College Athletics Web Site Officially Launched; Here’s a Guide to the New Site The York College athletics program is pleased to announce that yorkathletics.com has officially launched its new web design.

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York Alum Making News in AIDS 'Cure'

York Alum Making News in AIDS 'Cure'

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.

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York Alum Making News In AIDS 'Cure'

York Alum Making News In AIDS 'Cure'

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.

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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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