While many science students choose to pursue a more conventional career path, recent Stern College for Women (SCW) graduate Leah Kanner is opting to fulfill her true calling – physics. As a math major and member of the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program, Kanner is somewhat of a pioneer – she was one of only three graduates completing SCW’s first full cycle of physics as a major.
Ten Yeshiva University undergraduates spent the summer doing research with top scientific scholars at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as part of two programs that allow undergraduates with interest in science to participate in ongoing research projects.
A group of Stern College for Women students has collaborated with their professors to publish their cutting-edge scientific research. The students, each of whom contributed significantly to research conducted during either the school year or the summer, are listed as coauthors with their professors on scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Students in Yeshiva College’s Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program and Stern College for Women’s S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program attended a Nov. 9 lecture given by Prof. David Berger.
At their kick-off event Tuesday night, the Israel Clubs of Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women launched Teach for Israel, a program that trains YU students to teach Israel advocacy and awareness to high school students.
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, PhD, visiting lecturer at The London School of Jewish Studies, will deliver a May 13 lecture sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. “The Secret of Prayer” will take place at 7:30 pm at Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills.
Esoteric to some, studying Biblical poetry was a natural choice for Malka Zeiger Simkovich, a 2004 graduate of Stern College for Women and its S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program. This fall, she will pursue a master’s degree and PhD in that field through Harvard University’s program in Near Eastern languages and civilizations.
The institutionalization of religion in Israel has created a bureaucracy of closed doors, says Rabbi Seth Farber, an advocate for improved relations between religious and secular Jews in that country. He spoke May 2 on “Democracy and Religion: Fighting for Israel’s Soul,” the third in a seven-part lecture series celebrating Stern College for Women’s 50th anniversary.
Stern College Professor David Glaser’s “Seven American Composers” features visits from two prominent American composers this spring:
Construction of a security barrier is Israel’s best short-term option against Palestinian terror attacks and demographic dangers that threaten the country’s Jewish character.