Archive for March, 2012

From Brookdale to the White House: Cynthia Bernstein ’02YUHS, ’06S Makes a Difference

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

In 2005, when the crisis in Darfur was first making headlines, Cynthia Bernstein was in her second year of studies at Stern College for Women. Unable to sit idly by while the papers reported on such atrocities, Bernstein connected with a small group of students who were also interested in becoming socially involved. [That core […]

Welcome Back Classes of ’62, ’72, and ’87!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Next month features two long-standing YU traditions – class reunions and Commencement. On Wednesday, May 23, the day program for Reunion 2012, celebrating alumni who graduated 25, 40 and 50 years ago, will begin in Rubin Hall on the Wilf Campus at 12:30pm and end at 4:30pm at the Falk Lounge on the Israel Henry […]

Economics Department Gets Richer with More Faculty and Resources

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

YU’s Department of Economics has transformed over the past few years. The department, under the chairmanship of Professor James Kahn, has been steadily adding new resources, such as faculty, courses, and events. With the pending addition of three professors for the 2012-13 academic year, there will be seven new faculty members since 2009. The new […]

YU Does Pesach: A Wealth of Resources for Your Seder Table

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Pesach is April 6-14 this year, and whether you’re home, going away to a hotel program, or visiting family or friends for yom tov, YU has you covered with numerous resources for Pesach reading, learning, and divrei Torah to share at the sederim. Pesach To-Go 5722, one of the several yom tov compilations of holiday-related […]

Faculty Fast Facts

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Dr. Douglas R. Burgess joined Yeshiva University’s history department in fall 2010, following postdoctoral fellowships at Eugene Lang College at The New School for Social Research and New York Historical Society. He obtained his JD from Cornell University and PhD from Brown University. He teaches history courses at both Yeshiva College and Stern College for […]

..Second Annual Purim Top Ten Headlines..

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Designer Tommy Hilfiger visits YU and encourages students to reconsider the most common clothing choice seen on the Wilf Campus: khakis with a polo and zip-up hoody. In light of last year’s Arab Spring, YU male students have taken to the streets demanding the Israel Henry Beren Campus be relocated 150 blocks north. YUToday launches […]

Computer Wiz Dana (Glasner) Dachman-Soled ’06S Makes Her Mark

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Dana (Glasner) Dachman-Soled ’06S, originally of State College, PA, knew she wanted to enter a field of science or engineering since she was young. “I decided to attend Stern College for Women because I wanted to have a ‘dorming’ experience but still be in a Jewish environment,” she says. While at Stern, she double majored […]

Faculty Fast Facts

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Traci Tullius is the associate professor and coordinator of studio art at Stern College for Women. Tullius, an Oklahoma native, received her BFA in painting from the University of Oklahoma in 1998, graduating summa cum laude, and an MFA in New Genres from the University of Kansas in 2001. After attending the Skowhegan School of […]

Networking with Nahshon Society as First Cohort Graduates

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Nahshon Society, a select group of approximately 150 recent YU graduates looking to remain actively involved with the University, was created in 2009 by YU’s Department of Institutional Advancement. Since then, this group of enthusiastic and committed alumni has participated in many conversations on University life, offering their suggestions on how to enhance the […]

March Madness Overtakes YU

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Just because the Superbowl is over doesn’t mean the sports fun has to end. It’s officially March Madness at YU, featuring our annual Wittenberg and Sarachek Tournaments. This year’s 17th annual Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Invitational took place in late February and included 200 students from the wrestling teams of the Davis Renov Stahler High School, […]