Alumni AI Event
“Artificial Intelligence in Health Care” was the premier event of the Technology Group, the newest professional networking group organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs.
Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program
Tal Ben-Shahar, best-selling author, doled out a dose of joy to his audience with this year’s Marcia Robbins-Wilf lecture, “Judaism and the Science of Happiness.”
Philistines, You’ve Come a Long Way
Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies brought together nine experts on the Philistines for the first-of-its-kind international conference at the YU Museum.
Mega Challah Bake
More than 250 students, friends, families and faculty members rolled up their sleeves and braided the dough for the Mega Challah Bake on the Beren Campus.
Yeshiva University Goes West to Los Angeles
Yeshiva University headed to Los Angeles for the opening games of the men’s basketball season and to strengthen the partnership with the Los Angeles community.
Highlights on Campus
- The 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht was honored with a special lecture and insightful essays.
- More than 100 rebbetzins attended the annual Yarchei Kallah organized by the Center for the Jewish Future.
- Intellectual property experts discussed copyright challenges in music law at Cardozo Law School.
- YU joined universities from around the world to celebrate International Education Week.
- Cardozo Law School was ranked #22 in the country for scholarly impact by Heald & Sichelman.
- Dr. Arlene Steinberg is the new chair of the Board of Overseers at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
- The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs hosted a panel discussion about Venezuela’s crisis.
- Dr. Tzahi Weiss explored “Rethinking Kabbalah” at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
- Stern College Chemistry Club received a prestigious commendation for its exemplary education work.
- YU comp sci students flexed their coding muscles at the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
- The Katz School partnered with the New York Federal Reserve Bank Data Capabilities Office to present the “Decisions with Data” conference.
- Dr. Rana Khan of the Katz School of Science and Health organized a discussion of the challenges women face as they launch careers in biotech
- Jonah Kaplan and Shira Hanau coached YU high school students on how to interview Holocaust survivors for their Names, Not Numbers projects.
- The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys hosted a daylong life-saving blood drive.
Faculty News of Notes
- Dr. Rona Novick moderated a panel discussion on bullying at the New England Yachad Conference.
- Research by Dr. Ran Drori and Tehilla Berger ’19S may lead to advances in food processing.
- Sunday, Nov. 24: Open House, Yeshiva College (Wilf campus, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.); Information session at the YU Museum for the Katz School of Science and Health, Sy Syms School of Business and Wurzweiler School of Social Work (15 W. 16th St., 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- December 3rd is #GivingTuesday. Our promise on that day is that no deserving student will be turned away from a YU education for financial reasons. Help us make a difference in the life of a Yeshiva University student.
YU in the News
- New special education programs from Wurzweiler School of Social Work respond to a need for trained teachers for students with disabilities (The New York Jewish Week).
- Dr. Paul Russo, vice provost and dean of the Katz School of Science and Health, is quoted in a Forbes article about how social media could have a more meaningful convergence with local government.
- Professor Jessica Roth of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law spoke on MSNBC about the impeachment process.
- Four juniors from MTA participated in the NCSY JUMP Create-A-Thon competition, learning the ins and outs of starting a non-profit organization and the effort required to run it. Attendees also received business plan tips from Dr. Noam Wasserman, dean of Sy Syms School of Business, before presenting their organization to the panel of judges (Jewish Link of New Jersey).
- Nachum Segal and Dr. Jeffrey Gurock explored Parkchester – A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity (JM in the AM).