Dr. J. Ladin, PhD, assistant professor of English at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University’s undergraduate school of liberal arts and sciences for women, received a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Ladin’s research will focus on American poetry, specifically the history of American poetry from 1850 to 1920 and the origins of modernist poetry.
William Stenhouse, PhD, assistant professor of history at both Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University’s undergraduate schools of liberal arts and sciences for women and men, respectively, received a fellowship from The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, which sponsors research relating to Italian history, society, and science.
More than 450 people, including Sen. Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Israel Consul General Arye Mekel, and Israel Ambassador to the United Nations Dan Gillerman turned out at The Plaza Hotel March 20 to congratulate Rabbi Arthur Schneier on his 75th birthday.
Yeshiva high school students from around the United States gathered March 13-15 in Houston, TX, for “If We are for Ourselves, Who are We?”, a student leadership development conference. One in a series sponsored by Eimatai, an initiative of Yeshiva University (YU), it addressed balancing responsibilities related to world humanitarian issues and Jewish communal needs.
Former Solicitor General Seth Waxman spent two-days immersed in law school life, sharing his invaluable experience by discussing his recent Supreme Court victory, leading a Moot Court master class, teaching Constitutional Law, and delivering a public lecture at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on March 7 and 8.
February was an extremely successful month for Cardozo’s moot court, as second-year students Rachel Lubert and Rebecca Hagenson of the Moot Court Honor Society won Vanderbilt University’s prestigious National First Amendment Moot Court Competition and Jeremy Sussman and Andrew Pak, also 2Ls, took top honors at George Mason University’s Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics.
More than 250 YU undergraduates and 25 students from other schools attended a special shabbaton sponsored by the Israel Club March 11-12.
Atlanta native Benjamin Lefkove, a senior at Yeshiva College at Yeshiva University in New York City, was listed as co-author of a paper in the December 2004 issue of Journals of Biological Chemistry for research he conducted last summer at Emory University.
Yeshiva University professor Richard C. Steiner of Kew Gardens Hills achieved a once-in-a-lifetime recognition for his work as a Hebrew linguist this January, when Israel’s Academy of the Hebrew Language invited him to become one of the first two non-Israeli members in some 40 years.
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb has been appointed head of school of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys, announced YU President Richard M. Joel.