A new fellowship offered by Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women this fall, with the partnership and support of the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW), will enable high-achieving, incoming sophomores to excel in the sciences.
The alumnae of Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business (SCW) are carefully planting a seed that they will nurture as it grows into maturity over the next 10 – 25 years.
As people age, their cells become less efficient at getting rid of damaged protein—resulting in a buildup of toxic material that is especially pronounced in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
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.
Dr. Emil Prodan, assistant professor in the Physics Department at Stern College for Women, has been awarded a two-year, $45,000 grant by the Research Corporation, a Tucson, Arizona-based foundation for the advancement of science. The grant will enable Dr. Prodan to start a Molecular Electronics Research Program.
A successful first season of Skyline Conference competition for the Yeshiva University Women’s Tennis team has resulted in significant post-season recognition as sophomore Stephanie Kimmel, from Allentown, PA, was voted First Team All-Conference, and YU was awarded the Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award for Women’s Tennis.
Jackie Saxe of San Diego, a senior at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Stern College for Women (SCW), was one of four students nationwide appointed to the executive committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Are Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a necessary component to finding a comprehensive solution to the war in Iraq? Two experts on Middle East issues – David Makovsky and Raghida Dergham – will discuss “Does the Road to Peace in Iraq Go Through Jerusalem?” on Monday, February 26 at 8 pm at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, 239 East 34th Street.
Rochel Berman, author of Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial, was at Stern College for Women on Wednesday, Jan. 24, speaking to students about the process and beauty of Tahara, or ritual cleansing of the dead.
Instead of doing the things many college students do during the summer –– working, shopping, or enjoying the outdoors –– several young women spent their June afternoon in the Levy Lobby at Stern College for Women, discussing Massekhet Brakhot.