Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Yeshiva University Introduces Beit Midrash Summer Program For Women In Manhattan

Affirming its status as a pioneer in advanced Talmud and Judaic study for women and its four decade long commitment to developing Orthodox Jewish women as scholars, teachers, and community leaders, Yeshiva University, through its Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), will sponsor the Women’s Beit Midrash Fellows Program next month.

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Yeshiva University Provides Five Towns Schools Lessons In School Affordability

On the heels of a successful conference on energy conservation on April 30, Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership convened a conference attended by 14 day schools from the Five Towns, the Rockaways and Queens to guide them in advanced fundraising strategies and techniques. The session on “How to Successfully Generate Major and Planned Gifts” was well received by the participating educational institutions, spanning the denominational spectrum, that gathered at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov in Hewlett, NY.

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Prof. Jeffrey Gurock Weighs In On the Sacramento Kings’ Selection of an Israeli Hoopster

While there has been abundant chest-bumping on Tel Aviv streets among Israeli basketball fans over the selection of Omri Casspi by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the NBA draft, the odds are against this late first-round pick securing a roster spot in the world’s most competitive round ball league.

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Yeshiva University’s Dr. Neer Asherie Awarded $300K NSF Grant To Study Proteins With Undergraduates

Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University (YU), was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study protein phase behavior. The title of the grant, which will begin on September 1, 2009 and continue over three years, is “Understanding the Self-Assembly of Globular Proteins: Phase Behavior, Interactions, and Chirality.”

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YU Signs Three-Way Agreement of Academic Cooperation with Israel and India

Yeshiva University brought the public health systems of India and the United States closer together in September 2007 when President Richard M. Joel signed a memo of understanding with his counterpart from the Public Health Foundation of India. Now the two have joined forces with Haifa University in Israel to collaborate on research and educational opportunities for faculty and students at all three institutions.

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Biophysicist Receives $300,000 Grant from National Science Foundation to Study Protein Phase Behavior

Dr. Neer Asherie, assistant professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University, was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study protein phase behavior. The title of the grant, which will begin on September 1, 2009 and continue over three years, is “Understanding the Self-Assembly of Globular Proteins: Phase Behavior, Interactions, and Chirality.”

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Anatoly Frenkel’s Research Could Lead to Discovering Alternative Sources of Energy

Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, professor of physics at Stern College for Women, is one of four principal investigators awarded a grant of $1.92 million over three years from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the fundamental properties of nanoparticles that are essential for catalysis (the speeding up of chemical reactions). His research could ultimately help develop more efficient catalysts and lead to alternative sources of energy.

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Yeshiva University Program Prepares Undergrads For Graduate-Level Research

Yeshiva University’s (YU) focus on advanced undergraduate level research continues to intensify with the selection of five exceptional students for the Henry Kressel Research Scholarship in 2009. The scholarship—established last year by Dr. Henry Kressel, managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC and a Yeshiva College (YC) graduate—offers students the unique opportunity to craft a year-long intensive research project under the direct supervision of YU faculty.

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