View from YU: May 24, 2019

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News

Yeshiva University Inaugurates New YU Innovation Lab

Innovation hub for Israeli startups is poised to drive economic activity in the city and inspire students to new heights.

New Dean of Sy Syms School of Business Takes the Helm

Dr. Noam Wasserman comes on board and reflects on his first few weeks.

Help Wanted: Three Million Cybersecurity Experts

New Master of Science at the Katz School meets the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals.

YU’s 88th Commencement: Undergrad Valedictorians Announced

Nine students honored as undergraduate valedictorians at YU’s 88th Commencement on May 30.

Helping the World to Never Forget

MTA seniors capture survivors’ stories in Names, Not Numbers: A Movie in The Making.

Chidon Ha’Tanach and Yom Iyun Inspire Torah Learning

Students and parents came together at the National Finals of the acclaimed bible contest, hosted by YU.

Successful Giving Day for MTA and Central High Schools

A 24-hour fundraising blitz raises over $650,000.

Celebrations

Stern College for Women Recognizes Students and Faculty

Awards given to valedictorians, students and faculty in general and Jewish studies.

Annual Sy Syms Gala Award Dinner

Outstanding students honored. Michelle Clayman presented with Sy Syms Humanitarian Award.

Celebrating YU Athletes on and off the Field

Three hundred YU athletes and 15 varsity teams commemorated an amazing year at annual awards banquet.

Scholarship Recipients Give Thanks

Donors and students gather at annual luncheon with Dr. Berman. Read the article and watch the video

Recognizing the Enduring Support of the Wilf Family

The annual luncheon with Wilf Scholarship recipients acknowledged the generosity of the Wilf family.

Senior Dinner

Seniors share memories and moments from their college career at annual dinner.

A Celebration of Jewish Scholarship

Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies awarded sixteen degrees and honored six faculty authors.

Upcoming Events

Hall of Fame 2.0

A toast to YU athletic champions of the past on Monday, June 3.

YUWO Holds Spring Luncheon and Benefit

Nechama Price, director of GPATS, will receive the Torah Leadership Award on Wednesday, June 12.

In Memoriam

Yeshiva University Mourns the Passing of Leah Adler

She served as Head Librarian of Hebraica and Judaica at the Mendel Gottesman Library for over 30 years. Read more.

Dr. Herman Wouk was a Strong YU Advocate

The Pulitzer-Prize winning author and visiting YU professor inspired generations of students, faculty and alumni. Read more.

In the News

Anti-gun Activism Can be Therapeutic

Dr. Nancy Beckerman, professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, notes how physicians treating gunshot wounds are dealing with the trauma (Reuters).

Parnes Clinic Dedication

Yeshiva University inaugurates new state-of-the-art therapy facilities at the Ferkauf School of Psychology (Bronx Times).

Cardozo Profs Testify in Congress

Prof. Kate Shaw and Prof. Myriam Gilles spoke to the House Judiciary Committee, respectively, on “Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight” and “Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System.”

The Bones of Brisk

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik wrote about a trip to his family’s hometown, Brest, or Brest-Litovsk, also known as “Brisk” to Yiddish-speaking Jews (Commentary).

Yeshiva University Opens New Innovation Lab

YU opens a collaborative learning space for budding entrepreneurs (Jerusalem Post).