View from YU: March 8, 2019

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From the President

At Yeshiva University we are committed to continue growing the quality of our education, empowering our students with the skill sets for marketplace success and bringing Jewish values to the world. It is my pleasure to share several exciting developments that demonstrate great progress on these fronts. Join us as we continue to build a community of leaders endowed with the will and wherewithal to build a brighter tomorrow.

Dr. Ari Berman, President
Yeshiva University

News and Events

New Vice President Named for Institutional Advancement

Adam Gerdts is a veteran advancement professional with deep expertise in the world of higher education.

Sy Syms School of Business Has a New Dean

Dr. Noam Wasserman has been appointed the new dean at Sy Syms, effective May 2019.

Einstein College Achieves Independent Degree-Granting Authority

Albert Einstein College of Medicine now has the authority to confer medical and graduate degrees.

New YUTorah App Brings Jewish Learning to the World

Over 250 people attended the official launch of the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah app.

An Enlightenment of Scholars

Four visiting professors make Yeshiva University their home for the 2018-2019 academic year.

In the News

Legalization of Sports Betting in New York State

Speaker panels at Cardozo’s 7th Annual Sports Law Symposium discussed legal sports betting, bastketball and Brooklyn and fair salaries (Washington Post).

How Not to be Anxious About Anxiety at Bedtime

Lisa Henshaw, LCSW, a clinical assistant professor in the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, offers simple routines for a better night’s sleep (The Mighty).

Tickling is Not Always a Pleasant Experience

Dr. Stephen Glicksman of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology has direct advice: If you’re tickling a child who then says “stop,” you stop (Washington Post).

New Stock-Trading Venue in Shanghai Stock Exchange

Dr. Henry Huang, associate professor of accounting at Sy Syms School of Business, thinks this may be a very good idea (Xinhuanet).