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YU’s 80th Commencement Ceremony

NYU President, Legal Scholar and Former New York Federal Reserve Bank Chair, John Sexton, to Receive Honorary Degree and Keynote YU Commencement on May 26 Dr. John Sexton, a legal scholar and higher education advocate who, as president of New York University for the past decade, has positioned the institution among the foremost in the world,

Fauci to Deliver Einstein Commencement Address

Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, to Give Keynote Noted AIDS researcher and immunologist Anthony S. Fauci will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.  Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National

Yeshiva University Celebrates at 78th Commencement Exercises

Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater was alive with energy, excitement and emotion at Yeshiva University’s 78th Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 14. President Richard M. Joel conferred honorary degrees upon Rabbi Dr. Jacob Haberman, founder of real estate ownership and management company Haberman & Haberman; Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz, former director of the YU Museum; Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills, NY; and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit In the Heights. Dr. David Shatz, the highly popular professor of philosophy at YU’s Stern College for Women gave the commencement address and was awarded the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the faculty or administration for excellent service.

Commencement Speaker David Shatz Lauds YU Students for “Historic” Innovations

Students at YU’s 78th Commencement Ceremony at Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater on May 14 received a send-off from someone they know well: Dr. David Shatz ’65YH, ’69Y, ‘72R, ‘72BR, the highly popular professor of philosophy at Stern College for Women. The esteemed scholar of general and Jewish philosophy gave the commencement address and was awarded the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the faculty or administration for excellent service.

News Giant and Honorary Alumnus Made an Impact on University at Commencement

The Yeshiva University community mourns the passing of journalist Tim Russert, moderator of the influential Sunday morning talk show “Meet the Press,” who passed away on Friday, June 13. Russert was an honorary alumnus of Yeshiva University, who received an honorary degree when he was the Commencement speaker in 2007.

Jacob Birnbaum, Who Energized American Jewry Against Soviet Anti-Semitism, Receives Honorary Degree at Commencement

May 21, 2007 — Jacob Birnbaum, who received an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University at its annual commencement exercises May 17, is the founder and director of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, the Center for Russian and East European Jewry, and several other Soviet Jewry groups. Mr. Birnbaum initiated the grassroots struggle for Soviet

NBC Journalist, Beloved Coach, and Three Community Leaders Honored at YU’s Commencement

Journalist Tim Russert, moderator of the influential Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press,” emphasized the generational transmission of values in building American society when he addressed the graduates at Yeshiva University’s 76th Annual Commencement Exercises at Radio City Music Hall on May 17. Mr. Russert received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from YU President Richard M. Joel.

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