The View from YU: Nov. 22, 2019

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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

Faculty News of Notes


  • 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).