Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently received a $1 million grant for stem cell research from the Empire State Stem Cell Board.
A successful first season of Skyline Conference competition for the Yeshiva University Women’s Tennis team has resulted in significant post-season recognition as sophomore Stephanie Kimmel, from Allentown, PA, was voted First Team All-Conference, and YU was awarded the Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award for Women’s Tennis.
Wurzweiler School of Social Work celebrated its 47th commencement Wednesday, May 24 at Lamport Auditorium on the Wilf Campus. Some 120 graduates received master of social work degrees and eight were awarded doctorates.
Avishai (Isaac) Chelst, a Southfield, MI, native and senior at The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy – Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MSTA) in New York City, was one of 236 students nationwide to be named a Distinguished Finalist of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for his community service project Aliyat Regel, an eight-week exercise program.
At the 104th Gratz College Commencement on May 16 in suburban Philadelphia President Richard Joel was awarded the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Laws. More than 600 people attended the ceremony, which had 16 graduates from the Jewish programs and approximately 150 from the general MA-Ed program.
Each year the Annual Athletic Awards Banquet recognizes the many fine athletes and teams that comprise YU’s wide-ranging athletics program.
Organized and run by students, the Annual Awards Dinner of the Sy Syms School of Business honoring the 2004 graduates, was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Ari Spodek, a junior, led the festivities as MC and Sy Syms, founder of the school and Bernard Madoff, chairman of the board, greeted students and guests.
The Sy Syms School of Business Dr. William Schwartz Business Plan Competition 2004 recently awarded prizes to four students and their respective plans: 1st place-Gideon Shiffman, Human LoCator; 2nd place-Rosa Aspir & Liana Biniashvili, R & L’s Delectable Cakes, and 3rd place-Reuben Kerben, Bionex Corporation.
The Ronald and Ethel Gruen Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Secondary Jewish Education at RIETS has just awarded its second round of annual grants to high schools of the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS).