Nov 10, 2005 — Yeshiva University is highlighting its strong science program with a special Science Week beginning Monday, Nov. 14.
The first event is a public reading by Yeshiva College Writer–in-Residence Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.
Dr. Tyson will read his material at Weissberg Commons in Belfer Hall on YU’s Wilf Campus at 8:30 pm on Nov. 14. His talk, Explorations in Science Writing: A Personal Journey, is open to the public. Dr. Tyson has authored or co-authored seven books.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Mendel Gottesman Library’s exhibit Einstein and Yeshiva University: Love for the Spiritual and the Moral will open. The exhibit, co-sponsored by Yeshiva College, features rare documents, photographs, and rare footage demonstrating the special relationship between Yeshiva College and Albert Einstein as the college marks its 75th anniversary. The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of Yeshiva University’s medical school, which bears Einstein’s name. This year is the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s miraculous year in 1905 and many institutions around the world are examining Einstein at this time.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Rhonda Roland Shearer, director of the Art Science Research Laboratory, will discuss The Geometrics of Revolutions in Art and Science at Weissberg Commons in Belfer Hall on YU’s Wilf Campus. Mrs. Shearer is the widow of Stephen Jay Gould, the author of this year’s Yeshiva College (YC) Book Project text, Bully for Brontosaurus. The Book Project is aimed at fostering a greater spirit of tolerance at YC and works to create dialogue between faculty and students. More information about the book project is available at www.ycbookproject.com. Mrs. Shearer’s talk will be open to the public.
“Science Week was created to show how sciences are connected to the liberal arts curricula available here at Yeshiva,” said Dr. Gabriel Cwilich, chairman of the physics department. “Sciences here are flourishing, and more people need to see how science fits into their every day lives.”