View from YU: June 21, 2019

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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.

In Memoriam

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).