Archive for January, 2012

U.S. News & World Report Ranks YU Among Nation's Most Popular Universities

Friday, January 27th, 2012

A new article by U.S. News and World Report ranks Yeshiva University among the most popular universities in the Untied States. The article uses yield—the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall—as an indication of the school’s popularity among students. Harvard University, with a yield of 75.5%, […]

Michael Gamson Continues the Philanthropic Legacy of his Father, Dr. Bernard W. Gamson, a"h

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Michael Gamson, one of YU’s newest members of the Board of Trustees, is proud to continue the philanthropic legacy of his father, Dr. Bernard W. Gamson, a”h, one of YU’s biggest friends for many years and a longtime member of Yeshiva College’s Board of Directors. Dr. Gamson passed away in 2000. “My father, who grew […]

Read YUToday Winter 2012 Online

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Click here to read YUToday’s Winter 2012 issue online. The issue includes articles on Coach Jonathan Halpert’s basketball legacy at YU, and how he is being honored by former team players; a recap of YU’s 87th Annual Hanukkah Convocation and Dinner; and profiles of brother Ari ’99SB and Dani ’99YUHS Zoldan and alumni who work […]

YU Students and Alumni Help Fund Torah Study in Israel for Teens

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Jewish Tribune of Canada recently profiled Torah Letzion (TLZ), a non-profit organization run by YU students and alumni that helps Jewish teens fulfill their dream of studying in Israel before college. So far, it has sent 40 students to various yeshivas and seminaries in Israel. The organization was founded by 24-year old Marc Merril […]

Yeshiva University Students Send Regard from Learning-Service Mission in the Ukraine

Friday, January 20th, 2012

A group of Yeshiva University students are spending their winter break from school on a service-learning mission in the Ukraine as part of “Project Kharkov,” where they are engaging in a variety of projects to assist, befriend, and inspire the local residents.The students are also receiving an intimate look into the welfare and identity struggles […]

Einstein Offers Doctors Writing Outlet with New Blog, "The Doctor's Tablet"

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine just launched a new outlet for doctors: “The Doctor’s Tablet” is a blog on Einstein’s website where doctors can write about anything from their personal experiences in clinical practice to considered viewpoints on medical questions of the day. Gordon Earle, associate dean of the Philip and Rita Rosen […]

Wurzweiler's Fulbright Specialists Share Expertise Abroad

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Faculty members at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work are logging a lot of airline miles lately. Since 2008, eight members of the school’s faculty, including Dean Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, have been named Fulbright Specialists. The highly acclaimed program grants awards to U.S. faculty and professionals in select disciplines ranging from agriculture to urban […]

Einstein Researcher Helps Rank The Best Diets Of 2012

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Yasmin Mossaver-Rahmani, Ph.D., R.D., of YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has helped U.S. News & World Report rank the best diets of 2012 in the publication’s annual listing. Dr. Mossaver-Rahmani is associate professor of clinical epidemiology & population health , and specializes in nutrition assessment and intervention. Best Diets 2012 is an evaluation of […]

Rabbi Michael Taubes Named Rosh Yeshiva/Head of School of YUHSB

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Rabbi Michael Taubes has been named rosh yeshiva/head of school of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB)/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy. Rabbi Taubes has been acting as interim head of school since September. Rabbi Taubes will continue to work closely with Dr. Seth Taylor, principal for general studies, to ensure that YUHSB is constantly […]

YUHSB Senior Fellowship Offers Taste of University Life to High School Students

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Students at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) will get a chance to conduct university-level work in a variety of fields with the Senior Fellowship. The fellowship, in its fourth year, pairs motivated high school seniors with YU professors to conduct research in fields such as economics, literature, and science. Dr. Ed Berliner, […]