Monthly Archives: January 2011

Genomics and Jewish Identity

Feb. 13 Student Medical Ethics Society Conference to Explore Genetics from Halakhik, Ethical and Scientific Perspectives Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will be hosting a half-day conference on Sunday, February 13, entitled Genomics and Jewish Identity at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY. The conference will provide participants with a

Students join local youth in song and dance.

Students Explore Ukrainian Jewry

Project Kharkov Delves into Ukraine’s Rich Jewish Heritage and Complex Post-Communist Identity A group of 18 Yeshiva University students traveled to Kharkov, Ukraine over their winter break to explore a community with a rich history that is struggling to revitalize its Jewish identity, post-communism. Over the course of the two-week program students interacted with the

A Worker of Last Resort

Desperate on Staten Island Turn to Devorah Weiss, a Graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social Work For emergencies, there is 911. For noise complaints, there is 311. For those in dire straits on Staten Island, there is Devorah Weiss, a social worker whose cellphone number is passed on as a last resort. “I ask how they

Laying bricks for library's foundation in Nicaragua.

Students Hit the Road

CJF Missions Take Students to Israel, Ukraine, North and South America [flv] _Winter_Missions.flv[/flv] The Nicaraguan village of Boca de la Montana appears remote and desolate in an image captured from space by a satellite; hardly the place for a hard-earned vacation. But more than a dozen Yeshiva University students accompanied by Rabbi Yosef Blau, mashgiach

Project Green Tree

Wurzweiler Launches Photo Contest in Effort to Promote Paper Waste Reduction Ready to make a difference? Wurzweiler School of Social Work students can help promote the school’s efforts to become “greener” everyday and build its virtual forest. What’s more, they could become a part of Wurzweiler history and win a valuable prize. See contest rules here…

Alon Melzter, Now You Know contest winner, presented with an iPad and trophy.

Just the Facts

Now You Know Contest Winner’s Submission Answers What Yeshiva University Means to Him The popular Now You Know campaign has come to a conclusion with the contest’s winning submission coming from Alon Melzter, a rabbinic student at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) hailing from New Zealand. The goal of the marketing campaign, created in-house

Creating a Language in the Lab

Bruno Galantucci Receives NSF Grant to Research the Design of Human Communication Systems “When deaf children are not exposed to sign language, they spontaneously develop novel forms of communication,” said Bruno Galantucci, assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva College. “Similarly, adults interacting in the absence of conventional means of communication also have a remarkable talent

Life-Changing Heart Surgery for Haitian Teen

Einstein-Montefiore Doctors Perform Successful Procedure on One-Year Anniversary of Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes that struck Haiti last January saved at least one life – that of Lovely Ajuste, a Port-au-Prince teen. Ms. Ajuste sought treatment for a severe cough and shortness of breath in the days following the disaster that has left her homeless. Mahalia Desruisseaux, M.D.,

Rabbi Willig

A Taste of Torah U'madda

Yeshiva University Hosts Thought Provoking Banquets for Students in S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program More than 130 young men and 85 women from yeshivot and seminaries across Israel attended the Yeshiva University Scholars Banquets presented by the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. The banquets were open to students in Israel who have applied for the Honors