Monthly Archives: December 2006

Gene Tied to Longevity Also Preserves Ability to Think Clearly and Could Help Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.

A gene variant linked to living a very long life—to 90 and beyond—also serves to help very old people think clearly and retain their memories, according to new research by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings are published in the December 26, 2006 issue of Neurology.

President Richard Joel Chairs Discussion on “Academic Integrity, the Middle East, and the State of the Academy”

The presidents of the three New York City universities ranked in the top tier of national research universities by US News & World Report recently sat down for “An Armchair Conversation” at The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side.

Sen. McCain Calls YU Value-Centered Institution and Israel America’s ‘Natural Ally’

Sen. John McCain called Israel a “great democracy” and proclaimed that the United States “will defeat terrorism against America, and we will stand with Israel as she fights the same enemy,” in his address at Yeshiva University’s 82nd Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Dec. 10 at The Waldorf-Astoria.

First Colloquium of Doctoral Division of Azrieli Graduate School Focuses on Hebrew Fluency

“Is Early Childhood Too Early for Hebrew?” This was the question posed by Tani Foger, EdD, a 2006 graduate of Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and a school psychologist, at the inaugural colloquium of the new Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Division of Doctoral Studies at Azrieli Graduate School on Dec. 5.

YU and National Science Foundation Fund Major International Physics Conference to Foster Scientific Collaboration

“Organizing an international conference is a big, big thing,” said Gabriel Cwilich, PhD, associate professor of physics at Yeshiva College, before leaving in early December for the Pan-American Scientific Institute in Mar del Plata, Argentina, which he and YC physics professors Fredy R. Zypman, PhD, and Sergey Buldyrev, PhD coordinated.

Harvard Chemist Presents Kukin Lecture on ‘The Wonderful World of Surfaces’

Dr. Cynthia M. Friend, T.W. Richards Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials science, and chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, presented the 16th Ira Kukin Chemistry Lecture, “The Wonderful World of Surfaces,” at Yeshiva University on Monday, December 4.