Monthly Archives: April 2009

Recession Forecaster, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, Addresses Yeshiva University Audience at Economic Lecture

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, that light is further away than most people realize. That was the general message delivered by Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the renowned economist who accurately predicted the current recession in 2006. Speaking to a capacity crowd at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Alexander Brody Distinguished Lecture in Economics, Roubini offered his outlook for the US and global economies and financial markets.

Amidst Celebrations of Israel’s Independence, Students Remember Kidnapped Soldier Gilad Shalit

Over 1,000 students in festive blue and white dress crowded Lamport Auditorium on the Wilf Campus for Yeshiva University’s annual Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) ceremony. This year’s event, which took place Tuesday night, April 28, featured a memorial candle lighting by students who have served in the Israeli Defense Force and Sheirut Le’umi, Israel’s National Service Program, and a performance by the YU a cappella group the Maccabeats.

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Receives Major Grant to Train Specialists in Child Welfare

Wurzweiler School of Social Work was the only New York school selected for a $550,000 grant from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute in collaboration with the US Children’s Bureau. The grant, extended over five years, will support scholarships and curricular innovations in the area of child welfare training.

Matthew Diller, Distinguished Fordham Law Professor and Administrator, Appointed Dean of Cardozo School of Law

Matthew Diller, a prominent scholar of social welfare law and policy who was associate dean for academic affairs at Fordham Law School from 2003 to 2008, has been named dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Diller is the Cooper Family Professor of Law and co-director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law, where he has taught since 1993.

David Shatz, Beloved Professor of Philosophy and Recipient of Presidential Medallion, Will Keynote Commencement

r. David Shatz, professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, will deliver the keynote address at YU’s 78th Commencement Ceremony at Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater in New York City on May 14 at 11 am. Shatz, editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal and series editor of MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Essays of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, will receive the YU Presidential Medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the faculty or administration for excellent service.