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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
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.
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
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.
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.