Archive for April, 2012

YU Celebrates Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hundreds of students filled the Wilf Campus’ Lamport Auditorium on April 25 for Yeshiva University’s Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day) ceremony honoring the memories of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The student-organized event featured readings by the Yeshiva College and Stern College Dramatics Societies, an a capella performance by the Y-Studs, a video […]

RIETS and Beth Din of America Co-Publish Journal

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Rabbi Norman Lamm Yadin Yadin Kollel of RIETS has co-published a journal with the Beth Din of America (BDA) for spring 2012. The Journal of the Beth Din of America, sponsored by the Michael Scharf Publication Trust of RIETS/Yeshiva University Press, contains articles on Jewish jurisprudence and beth din practice, with a particular emphasis […]

Two YU Students Attend World Business Dialogue in Germany

Monday, April 30th, 2012

YU students Daniel Simkin and Leon Franco recently attended the 15th World Business Dialogue in Cologne, Germany—winning two of only 300 coveted slots available to students across the globe in a rigorous selection process. The conference is the world’s largest student-run business convention. Featuring 60 high-profile personalities and executives from top companies such as British […]

Talk Show Host Michael Medved Discusses the 2012 Presidential Elections

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Michael Medved, the nationally-acclaimed conservative talk show host, film critic and political commentator, shared his insights and predictions about 2012 presidential election outcomes with Yeshiva University students on April 18. Medved, who is Sabbath-observant and who has a daughter who graduated both Stern College for Women and the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, […]

Dr. Carl Auerbach Reflects on Semester Teaching in Rwanda

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Dr. Carl Auerbach, professor of psychology at YU’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, recently returned from a semester abroad teaching in Rwanda. As part of a Fulbright Fellowship, Dr. Auerbach taught courses in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National University of Rwanda. An excerpt of his experience, in his own words, is below: […]

YU Hosts Yom Hashoah Ceremony

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

YU’s Student Holocaust Education Movement (SHEM) organized a moving Yom Hashoah ceremony last week, “Remember the Future,” focusing on the narrative of the rescuers, at the Lamport Auditorium on the Wilf Campus. Sally Frishberg, a Holocaust survivors, spoke at the event, as did Dr. Eva Fogelman, the Pulitzer-nominated author of the book Conscience and Courage: […]

YU Hosts Political Experts in Discussion of Religion in the 2012 Presidential Elections

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Yeshiva University will host a discussion on “Religion and the 2012 Election” featuring PBS political analyst Jeff Greenfield, pollster Anna Greenberg and university professor and religion columnist Peter Steinfels. The lecture, part of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program at YU’s Stern College for Women, will be held on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. […]

NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to Speak at Cardozo Commencement

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, will deliver the commencement address at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s 34th Commencement Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. As Chief Judge of the State of New York, Lippman […]

Einstein Researcher Dr. Meredith Hawkins Honored

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Meredith Hawkins, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Global Diabetes Initiative at YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will receive the American Federation for Medical Research’s (AFMR) highest honor for medical research, the Outstanding Investigator Award. The prestigious prize is given annually to one exceptional investigator aged 45 or younger for excellence in biomedical research. […]

YC Professor Hugh Sheehy Wins Prestigious Writing Award

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Hugh Sheehy, a second-year faculty member in the English Department at Yeshiva College, recently won the Flannery O’Connor Prize, a prestigious annual competition that grants aspiring writers the opportunity to have their work published. Sheehy’s “The Invisibles” is a collection of short fictional stories that includes “literary mysteries, thrillers, coming-of-age stories, recognition narratives and other […]