For recent Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) graduate, Elie Bochner, the awards keep coming. After being designated as semi-finalists in the 2007-2008 Intel Science Talent Search, Elie and fellow classmate, Shai Chester, took first place in several categories at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition. The YUHSB duo won ISEF’s grand awards for Best of Category and First Award (both for Team Projects), as well a special Sigma Xi first place award for their research centered on improving medical x-ray scans. The awards came along with cash prizes of five, three, and one thousand dollars, in addition to an Intel notebook computer.
The growing adoption of strict privacy laws in Europe that could impact US media law will be explored at “Enjoining the Kiss: the Emerging International Right of Privacy versus News & Art Photography,” a panel discussion presented by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University on Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm.
The government of the greater Paris region has appointed Michel Rosenfeld, the Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair. These chairs are awarded annually to preeminent scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to conduct research and deliver public lectures in the Paris region.
More than 300 attendees came from all over the world when Wurzweiler School of Social Work celebrated its 50th anniversary with a three-day conference, “Celebrating a Tradition of Caring: Social Work Practice Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” at the New York Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan May 6-8, proving that the school has made an international impact in the field.
“Organizing an international conference is a big, big thing,” said Gabriel Cwilich, PhD, associate professor of physics at Yeshiva College, before leaving in early December for the Pan-American Scientific Institute in Mar del Plata, Argentina, which he and YC physics professors Fredy R. Zypman, PhD, and Sergey Buldyrev, PhD coordinated.
Government officials, lawyers, journalists, and academics will examine the increased use of secret evidence in legal proceedings during a conference to be held December 5 and 6 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue (12th Street).
The Leonard and Bea Diener Institute of Jewish Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College for Women will host an international conference, “Between Rashi and Maimonides: Themes in Medieval Jewish Law, Thought, and Culture,” November 21-23.
Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, will examine prospects for Middle East peace at a March 31 event inaugurating Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs.