News and Events
YU Welcomes Sivan Rahav Meir for 2019-2020 Academic Year
Noted Torah teacher and media personality Sivan Rahav Meir will serve as a YU Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and broadcast a weekly shiur from Stern College for Women.
Dr. Margarita Vigodner Wins Major Grant
Dr. Vigodner received a three-year $450,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
Annual Yeshiva-Wide End-of-Year Siyum
Roshei yeshiva, administrators, the Makor Program and over 150 students celebrate a fruitful year of Torah learning.
Cardozo Marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
“Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices” is a yearlong celebration with interactive events, panel discussions, films and much more.
Presentations Inspired by YU’s New Innovation Lab
Students from the Beren and Wilf campuses present an array of business strategies for promoting YU’s Innovation Lab and its partners.
Startup Nation: Israel’s Cyber Elite Speaks to YU Wall Street Group
Representatives from Israeli companies discuss cybersecurity at well-attended alumni networking event.
Tomorrow’s Inventors, Recognized Today
Fifty Central students and 39 from MTA attend CIJE’s annual innovation competition.
YUWO Hosts Ballet and Luncheon to Support YU Students
The event honored Nechama Price, director of the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies.
YU Podcasts: Big Ideas and Inspiring Insights
Renowned scholars and artists offer insights into their work in this exciting series of podcasts.
Biblical Literacy and Illiteracy in the Media
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik leads a fascinating discussion with noted panelists at the Straus Center.
Alumni Panel on the Future of Video
Israeli video companies ahead of the curve speak at alumni event.
The Torah’s Impact on the American Idea, by the Straus Center
Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land explores foundational documents of American history and the biblical verses that inspired them.
Students from Ein Prat, an Israeli Leadership Academy, Visit YU
High school graduates from across religious, political, and social spectrums learn about YU and America’s Jewish community.
Yachad Members Share Their Perspectives with YU students
Panelists discuss the challenges of living with a disability at YU’s Project IncludED event.
MTA’s 101st Graduating Class Honors the Past and Looks to the Future
Seniors reflect on their high school experience and encourage fellow students to pursue a life of Torah, Avodah and Chessed.
Celebrating Central’s Class of 2019
Graduates were honored at the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls’ commencement.
The Passing of Velvel Pasternak
The Yeshiva University family was saddened by the passing of Velvel Pasternak, a leading publisher of Jewish music.
YU in the News
The Importance of Clinical Experience
Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, clinical assistant professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of good clinical experience for aspiring human rights lawyers.
Art and Commerce
Dr. S. Abraham Ravid, professor of finance and chair of the finance department at Sy Syms, was interviewed about the economics of the Tony Awards (Marketplace).
Consumers and Nostalgia
Dr. Jannine Lasaleta, assistant professor at Sy Syms School of Business, explained how nostalgia influenced consumer behavior in the successful return of the Jonas Brothers (Harper’s Bazaar).
Current Interest Rates
Dr. Henry Huang, associate professor of accounting at Sy Syms, said current interest rates are not at historical highs, so there is not much room for rate cuts (Xinhua).
Preventing Bullying in School
Dr. Rona Novick explained the complications involved when schools investigate allegations of bullying (BK Reader).
Former YU Athletes Honored
YU honored some of its greatest student-athletes at the second Hall of Fame ceremony (Jewish Link of New Jersey).