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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Addresses 2004 Cardozo Graduates

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor urged graduates of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to pursue careers in public service in a commencement address she delivered June 1 at the school’s 26th commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall. Justice O’Connor was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree by Yeshiva University at the commencement, conferred by president Richard M. Joel, in what was a first for Cardozo.

Let There Be Light: President Joel’s Commencement Address

Seventy two years ago, Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva’s first president, stood before the first graduating class of Yeshiva College, and sent them forth in a complex world, with timely and timeless words: He said “You, our first graduates, are going forth into a world that is today governed by conflict, fear, and distrust. Modern civilization is at a spiritual crossroads. We stand upon the brink of an epoch.

Wurzweiler Professor Leads Study of Adoption Law’s Religious Roots

May 18, 2004 — While race and ethnicity have been hot topics in adoption, religion is rarely factored into today’s adoption laws. That wasn’t always the case, according to an article in the Notre Dame Law Review that chronicles religion’s central role in adoption long before the enactment of government regulations in 1851.

Yeshiva University to Honor Donors of Undergraduate Scholarships

Yeshiva University’s annual reception honoring donors of undergraduate scholarships took place on Thursday, April 29. Held at the Beren Campus in the Ivry Student Center/Bet Knesset Ateret Rivka, more than 65 donors and students attended the reception, nearly twice as many as last year’s event.

Students Select Professors of the Year

Alan Brill, PhD, assistant professor of Jewish Mysticism and Thought at Yeshiva College (YC) and an alumnus of YC and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS); Ephraim Kanarfogel, PhD, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History at Stern College for Women and an alumnus of Yeshiva University High Schools, YC, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and BRGS; and David Kahn, instructor in accounting at Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB), have been named recipients of the annual Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year Award.