Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, will deliver the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 79th commencement ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT) who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1989, will deliver the opening invocation and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Cong. Kehilath Jeshurun, a 2008 honorary doctorate recipient, will present the closing benediction.
“This presidential race has been supersized thus far, with incredible levels of participation,” said Ronald Brownstein, author and prominent political analyst, in his opening remarks at a lecture sponsored by the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program at Stern College for Women. The auditorium at the Geraldine S. Schottenstein Cultural Center on the Beren Campus was filled to near capacity with students, faculty, staff, and New Yorkers interested in this year’s heated presidential contest.
Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, in the Levy Commons on the Beren Campus, and Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Belfer Hall Sky Cafe on the Wilf Campus for Yeshiva University seniors interested in the Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership.
Fifteen 2006 graduates of Yeshiva University’s undergraduate schools will remain at the university as Presidential Fellows for the 2006-2007 school year.
Seven of Yeshiva University’s Presidential Fellows are in Israel representing the university at the inaugural Colloquium and Convocation from March 17-23.
More than 700 Yeshiva University leaders gathered Sunday evening (Dec. 14) at Manhattan’s Waldorf=Astoria for YU’s 79th Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation. The combined events recognized prominent philanthropists, recorded the success of YU’s $400 million capital campaign, and unveiled several major gifts.
Karen Bacon, PhD, dean of Stern College for Women, will receive the inaugural Presidential Medallion at the university’s 79th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 14, at The Waldorf=Astoria.