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President Richard Joel and Rav Hershel Schachter to Speak at OU National Convention

November 26th, 2014 by yaellelasson124

joelschachterPresident Richard M. Joel, Bravman Family University Professor and Rav Hershel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud, will be participating in the Orthodox Union’s National Convention which will take place December 26-28 in Tarrytown, NY.

At this biennial convention, the Orthodox Union hosts the larger Jewish community to participate in shiurim and lectures on topics relevant to their constituents.  This year, the convention will highlight issues facing Jewish communities around the world and focus on attaining global Jewish unity.  Topics will include day school affordability, pre/post nuptial agreements, bringing women to the communal leadership table, and heightened global anti-Semitism.

President Joel will speak at the Installation dinner on the topic of “Partnerships of Purpose” and Rav Schachter will deliver two lectures, “Laws of Shmittah for the Consumer” and “Mitzvot Being Adam L’Chaveiro- Tzedakah and Chessed.”

Miller Publishes Essays, Poems

November 4th, 2014 by skier

MillerMatt64174F-85-1Matthew Miller, associate professor of English at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, published an essay, “Getting the Joke in ‘Of Being Numerous’: George Oppen’s Response to Walt Whitman” in the current issue of Resources for American Literary Study. He has another article forthcoming in 2015 in College LiteratureNew poems by Miller, “Further Travels” and “Poppies,” were recently published in Transom. He will be giving a talk on the poet Wallace Stevens at the Modern Language Association Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from January 8-11, 2015, and reading new poems at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, New York, in February.

Prodan and Student Publish Article in Physical Review B

November 3rd, 2014 by skier

Emil-Prodan1-150x150Dr. Emil Prodan, professor of physics at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, recently published an article in Physical Review B. Titled “Effect of strong disorder on three-dimensional chiral topological insulators: Phase diagrams, maps of the bulk invariant, and existence of topological extended bulk states,” the article explores topological phase transitions and strong disorder effects for 3-dimensional topological insulations. Carolyn Fine ‘14S, an pre-engineering major at Stern College for Women, contributed to the research and article as Prodan’s research fellow, supported by a five-year $425,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.

Chan’s Study Tests Cultural Backgrounds in Considering Counterfeits

November 3rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124

Professor Steven Chan, assistant professor of marketing at Sy Syms School of Business, recently contributed to the study “Not All Fakes are Created Equal: Cultural Differences in Considering Counterfeits,” together with Professor Nelson Amaral of the Kogod School of Business at American University.  The study, funded by a grant from the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight, surveyed hundreds of students from various cultural backgrounds at multiple US universities.  Their results suggest that people across different cultures consider counterfeit products in varying ways. While work still remains to pin down the process behind the cultural difference, preliminary evidence supports their theory that people with an East Asian background, when compared with people of other cultural backgrounds, are more tolerant of changes in genuine products that make up counterfeit products. The study links this tolerance for change in products to a cognitive style, more prevalent in East Asia, that appreciates a more holistic view of what constitutes an authentic object. This continuing work aims to uncover a more dynamic understanding of the growing global issue of counterfeit consumption.

Shires to Publish Book Reviews, Essays

October 28th, 2014 by skier

shiresDr. Linda Shires, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English and chair of the English department at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, has book reviews forthcoming in Victorian Studies, Victorian Institute & Journal, and Novel. Her essay “Conrad’s Theater of Masculinities” will appear in The Victorian Novel and Masculinity (Palgrave Macmillan February 2015), edited by Phillip Mallet. Shires’ essay on Thomas Hardy’s career is forthcoming in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature in 2015, and she will speak about Hardy at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference in Ontario, Canada, from November 13-16, 2014, where she is chairing panels on 19th century illustration and on color theory.

Dr. Linda Carroll Delivers Lectures on Vocal Health

October 21st, 2014 by yaellelasson124

Linda CarrollDr. Linda Carroll, director of upcoming masters of science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), recently delivered a lecture to the artists of the Chicago Lyric Opera Company on “Vocal health and avoiding vocal breakdown: establishing a successful, healthy, long career.”  The lecture, which informed performers how to achieve and sustain a healthy voice for a career as an opera singer, was offered to the artists through the Ryan Opera Center at Chicago Lyric.

Carroll will also deliver a lecture at the upcoming New York Otolaryngology Update Conference on “Thinking outside the voice box: Strange things that work.”  In November, she will instruct a course at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, titled “Guide for the Non-Singer: SLP in management of the dysphonic singer” and represent Yeshiva University’s new SLP graduate program at the ASHA College fair.

Avnet Ranked #18 of Consumer Behavior Researchers

October 1st, 2014 by yaellelasson124

tamar avnetTamar Avnet, department chair of marketing and management at Sy Syms School of Business, was recently ranked #18 out of all consumer behavior researchers in a study recently published in the Journal of Marketing and Education. The study, “Global Benchmarking of Marketing Doctoral Program Faculty and Institutions by Subarea,” co-authored by Matt Elbeck and Brian A. Vander Schee, examines the impact that marketing researchers have on their communities.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment,” remarked Avnet, “especially since I am the only one of my graduation generation, (graduating in the 2000′s) that is on the list.  My adviser from Columbia University is close by (#16).  All the other professors listed are much senior than me and come from universities with much lower teaching loads and bigger research budgets.”

Avnet’s own study, “Clock Time Versus Event Time: Temporal Culture or Self-Regulation” evaluates whether clock or event time is more effective as a self-regulation strategy for employees to achieve a regulatory goal and is forthcoming in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Steinhauer Receives NIH Grant

September 23rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124

steinhauerDr. Josefa Steinhauer, assistant professor of biology, was recently awarded National Institute of Heath’s Academic Research Enhancement Award R-15 (AREA) to continue her research on male fertility in fruit flies. Steinhauer’s lab studies the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster which has served as a model genetic organism for over 100 years. Scientists use the fly to gain insight into fundamental genetic, cell biological and molecular mechanisms at play during the development of an organism.  AREA supports small-scale research projects at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the nation’s research scientists.

Prodan Publishes Article Highlighted in the Journal Europhysics Letters

September 23rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124

Emil-Prodan1-150x150Dr. Emil Prodan, associate professor of physics at Stern College for Women, recently published an article that was selected as one of the 2014 highlights of the scientific journal Europhysics Letters.  The article, “Characterization of the quantized Hall insulator phase in the quantum critical regime,” was coauthored by Juntao Song of Hebei Normal University and will be prominently featured on the journal’s site. Additionally, Prodan recently co-published an article in the Physical Review of Letters titled, “Topological Criticality in the Chiral-Symmetric AIII Class at Strong Disorder.” 

President Richard M. Joel Delivers Keynote Address at Leadership Summit

September 8th, 2014 by yaellelasson124

prjYeshiva University President Richard M. Joel delivered the keynote presentation at the Leadership Summit of the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County on September 7, on the topic of imperatives and challenges of change. Titled “Change for God’s Sake,” President Joel’s address outlined how a leader can build a successful community, involve others in positive change, and articulate what truly matters. The leadership summit, which brings together a broad-cross section of community leadership, encourages partners to explore greater partnerships and think out of the box.

“We chose President Joel [as the keynote speaker] because he is one of the Jewish world’s renowned leaders and speakers—and someone who has thought about, implemented and dealt with fall-out relating to organizational and strategic change,” said Keith Krivitzky, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County.