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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.

Blech Presents at AIPAC’s National Rabbinic Symposium

September 4th, 2014 by yaellelasson124

BenjaminBlech_64017A-88-1Rabbi Benjamin Blech, professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University, spoke at the AIPAC’s third National Rabbinic Symposium on September 3 in Washington D.C. The symposium afforded American pulpit rabbis the opportunity to meet and hear insightful leaders and speakers on the topic of United States and Israel relations.

The one day seminar featured sessions and plenary presentations delivered by top thinkers and influential policy makers.  Rabbi Blech’s lecture, titled “Tears of Hope: Chomer L’Drush, What our Congregants Need to Hear on the High Holidays This Year,” focused on the ideas of hope, global community, and partnering with God to improve an imperfect world. Rabbi Blech also emphasized the need for rabbis to join together and make their voices heard collectively and communally in the power centers of American life in Washington, so that support for Israel can remain a firm and unquestionable foundation of American policy.

Other presenters include Dr. Einat Wilf, former member of Knesset, Mr. Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of Son of Hamas, The Honorable Antony Blinken, assistant to the President of the United States and deputy national security adviser, and Ambassador Dennis Ross.

Ladin to Publish Seventh Book of Poetry

September 3rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124


Professor Joy Ladin, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English and director of the Beren Writing Center, will publish her seventh book of poetry, Impersonation (Sheep Meadow Press), in spring 2015.  Ladin’s poems were recently featured in Sweet, Cutbank, Right Hand Pointing, and The Forward.  Additionally, Ladin’s essay, “Both Wilderness and Promised Land” is forthcoming in the next issue of Tikkun as well as poems in The Southern Review, OCHO, The Lavender Review, and Up the River.  She has been invited to present lectures this fall at the University of San Francisco on “The Genesis of Gender” and at Brown University about her memoir, Through the Door of Life.


Prodan Publishes Article in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

September 3rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124

Emil-Prodan1-150x150Dr. Emil Prodan, associate professor of physics at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, recently published an article in the September 2014 edition of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, a journal reporting on the mathematical structures that describe the fundamental processes of physics.  His article, “Mathematical and physical aspects of complex symmetric operators,” discussed the structure of complex symmetric operators, C-selfadjoint extensions of C-symmetric unbounded operators, resolvent estimates, reality of spectrum, bases of C-orthonormal vectors and conjugate-linear symmetric operators.  Prodan co-authored the article along with Dr. Stephen Garcia of Pomona College and Dr. Mihai Putinar of University of California at Santa Barbara and Nanyang Technological University.


Brander Participates in South African Rabbinical Conference

September 3rd, 2014 by yaellelasson124

brander02Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Vice President for University and Community Life, recently participated in the Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris Annual Rabbinical Conference via skype together with 60 rabbis from the South African Jewish community. Rabbi Brander’s lecture focused on a vision for a synagogue and developing creative initiatives that synagogues can be engaged in. Some examples suggested to create a dynamic synagogue atmosphere include creative adult and youth programming both inside and outside the classroom, effective use of volunteers, and the need for synagogues to participate in Tikkun Olam.  “There must be recognition that successful synagogues need a mission statement which allows for multiple portals of spiritual entry and diverse opportunities for people to connect to God and each other,” said Rabbi Brander.