Former YU chairman of the board and New York City industrialist Ronald P. Stanton has announced a gift of $100 million to Yeshiva University. The largest single gift ever in North America in support of Jewish education and Jewish life, Mr. Stanton’s contribution affirms his commitment to Yeshiva University’s distinctive mission and his endorsement of the strategic direction set by the University’s president, Richard M. Joel.
When Columbia University announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to speak on its Morningside Heights campus, Yeshiva University students immediately began organizing their protest. Despite being on vacation, at least 30 Yeshiva University students made their voices heard among the hundreds of other activists gathered to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit on Monday.
Jeffrey Glanz, Ed.D, has been appointed the inaugural occupant of the Stanley and Raine Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values in Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University (YU).
Yeshiva University brought the public health systems of India and the United States closer together last week when President Richard M. Joel signed a historic memo of understanding with his counterpart from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) at a conference, “Diversity and Disparity in Health,” sponsored by YU’s Institute of Public Health Sciences.
Some came to read favorite pieces of literature – John Donne’s sonnet, Death Be Not Proud, the George Herbert poem, Life – some came to read tehilim (Psalms). Some held back tears; others gave vent to their emotions. They all came to reflect on the life of Dr. Lana Schwebel, a dear friend, colleague and spirited teacher who died on July 7, following an automobile accident while touring the shores of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
Nilda I. Soto, assistant dean for diversity enhancement at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer to serve on the New York State Minority Health Council. Ms. Soto’s term of service will be through March 2010.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been awarded a grant of more than $9.25 million from the National Institutes of Health to further the medical school’s study of centenarians and the biology of aging.
Some came to read favorite pieces of literature – John Donne’s sonnet, Death Be Not Proud, the George Herbert poem, Life – some came to read tehilim (Psalms). Some held back tears; others gave vent to their emotions.
Six hundred high school students spent Wednesday evening preparing for one of the yamim noraim (days of awe) in a special way.
It began with contributions as small as $180, and has grown into a sum of more than $100,000 in just one year. The YC100 Fund, established by Shai Barnea ’03Y and Josh Goldman ’04SB in September 2006, recently highlighted its exponential growth at a shareholder’s meeting celebrating its first anniversary. The fund is focused on long-term asset appreciation, with the goal of turning over a sizable contribution to the college at full maturity.