Dinner Honorees Stress Vital Importance of a YU Education in Difficult Times

Yeshiva University’s three undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business—held their first combined Undergraduate Dinner on June 17 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. In the words of Marjorie Diener Blenden, chairman emeritus of Stern’s Board, the dinner was “a celebration of four individuals who opened their hearts to YU”—Benjamin S. Chouake, MD, Suzanne and Miles Berger and Philip Friedman, all distinguished members of the schools’ Boards.

Einstein Study Highlights Risks in Camphor-Containing Products and Calls for More Education Efforts

Inappropriate use of camphor-containing products may be a common and underappreciated cause of seizures in young children, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published in this month’s issue of Pediatrics, calls for efforts to educate communities about the hazards of camphor and to crack down on illegally marketed camphor products.

YU Initiates QUEST Program to Train College Students in Informal Jewish Education

On February 2, Yeshiva University (YU) launched Quality Education Skills Training (QUEST), a six-week lecture series that prepares YU undergraduate and graduate students to develop and implement programming at local yeshiva high schools that addresses issues of concern to today’s Jewish teens. The winter 2005 agenda will focus on cigarette smoking, drugs and alcohol, cheating, and gambling. The opening lecture featured writer and TV producer Michael Borkow, who delivered the keynote address.