Monthly Archives: May 2008

Dr. Emil Prodan and Dr. Anatoly Frenkel of Stern College Recognized for Their Research

Dr. Emil Prodan, assistant professor in the Physics Department at Stern College for Women, has been awarded a two-year, $45,000 grant by the Research Corporation, a Tucson, Arizona-based foundation for the advancement of science. The grant will enable Dr. Prodan to start a Molecular Electronics Research Program.

$22 Million Award Creates the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center one of its coveted Clinical and Translational Science Awards totaling $22 million over five years. The grant will support the new Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), whose overarching goal is to collaboratively expedite the transfer of research discoveries at Einstein and Montefiore to patient care.

Joanne Jacobson and Gabriel Goldstein to Co-curate “Grass/Roots,” a Look at American Jews in Suburbia

Joanne Jacobson, associate dean for academic affairs at Yeshiva College, and Gabriel Goldstein, associate director for exhibitions and programs at the Yeshiva University Museum, have been awarded a $40,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a museum exhibit about American Jews in suburbia.

Abraham Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Addresses Graduates and Rabbi Zevulun Charlop Receives Presidential Medallion

Calling “Never Again” the 11th commandment “etched in the aftermath of Auschwitz,” Abraham Foxman—national director of the Anti-Defamation League and keynote speaker at YU’s 77th Annual Commencement Exercises Garden on May 22—exhorted the graduates gathered at the WaMu Theater in Madison Square to turn that message into a universal mandate to speak out and act against bigotry in all its forms. Foxman, a world-renowned leader in the fight against anti-Semitism received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from YU President Richard M. Joel.

Zachary Gordon and Michael Pollack Named to ‘Jewish Sports Review’ All-American Team for 2007-08 Season

Yeshiva University men’s basketball freshman Zachary Gordon and senior Michael Pollack were named to the 2007-08 Jewish Sports Review All-American team for Division II and III programs. Gordon and Pollack were instrumental in leading Yeshiva to an 11-16 season during which the Maccabees advanced to the Skyline Conference Semifinals.

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Salutes Yeshiva University for Record Registration at its Annual Gala

The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation honored Yeshiva University with its 2008 Partners for Life Award at the foundation’s annual gala dinner on May 15. The university has facilitated more bone marrow transplants than any other institution via Gift of Life’s campus recruitment program. President Richard M. Joel accepted the award on behalf of YU students.

Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel To Celebrate New Partnership With Chicago Jewish Community

Yeshiva University (YU), the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence, will bring its unique message and mission of Torah U’madda, the synthesis of Jewish learning with secular knowledge, to the Chicago Jewish community on Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15. Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel will spend Shabbat in the West Rogers Park area, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will be scholar-in-residence in Skokie, and Rabbi Reuven Brand, rosh kollel of The Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel in Skokie, will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood, and Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, a rosh yeshiva (professor of Talmud), will be scholar-in-residence in Lincolnwood.