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Dean Michael Ginzberg shares his views on the lessons of thedeepwater horizon disaster.
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Watch as students,aculty and memerso the communitymake their presenceelt at the Salute toIsrael Parade.
Listen toYeshia UniersityundergraduatesTzippora Kanal andSam Weprinlook ack at theirYU experience.
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D. HEY KESSEL
Chairman, YU Board of Trustees
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GEGIA b. PLLAK
Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs
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Editor Art Director
Enrique Cubillo, Michael DiVito, Marc Fein, Karen Gardner, Norman Goldberg, Zachary Levine,Stephen Nickson, Peter Robertson, Ephraim Shoshani, V. Jane Windsor,Matthew Yaniv, Larry Zeligson
is published quarterly by the Ofce of Communications and Public Affairs and is distributedfree to faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and friends. It keeps them informed of news fromacross Yeshiva University’s undergraduate and graduate divisions and afliates. The quarterlynewsletter covers academic and campus life, faculty and student research, community outreachand philanthropic support. It showcases the University’s mission of Torah Umadda, the combina-tion of Jewish textual study and values with secular learning, through stories about the diverseachievements of the University community.© Yeshiva University 2010 • Ofce of Communications and Public AffairsFurst Hall Room 401 • 500 West 185th St. • New York, NY 10033-3201 • Tel.: 212.960.5285
Post Pesach Program Hits New Heights
ICIG UDEGADUATES GET A JUP THEI YU EPEIECE
he 2010 Post Pesach Pro-gram attracted a recordnumber of participants asmore incoming students optedto get an early start on their Yeshiva University journey.This year’s program—for stu-dents who have registered full-time on-campus for fall 2010and have returned from theirsecond or third years of learning in Israel—saw enrollment soarto 59 students, climbing from 44in 2009 and 38 in 2008, the pro-gram’s inaugural year.For those students whochoose to come home for Pesach,this program allows them tobegin their academic experi-ence early. “The program allowsthem to spend a few weekslearning in a well-structuredenvironment,” said MurraySragow, associate director of undergraduate admissions.Students on the Torah Onlytrack attended a daily
[lecture] by one of YU’s
[professors of Talmud]and an afternoon and night
[learning program], including
[counselors]. TheTorah Umadda option, however,allowed students to substitutethe afternoon learning compo-nent with up to six credits (twocourses) at Yeshiva College or SySyms School of Business. Bothtracks began April 12 and con-cluded May 27.“The Post Pesach Programis like a mini semester,” saidEli Hagler, assistant director of undergraduate admissions. Thisyear’s program included stu-dents from eight states, 24 highschools and 15 Israel Yeshivas.BJ Litwin attended theprogram because he felt theexperience would enable himto smoothly transition into YU.“I have been able to familiarizemyself with the campus and allthat YU has to oer.”
President Richard M. Joel met with the 59 participants of the 2010 program.
YU Welcomes 20 FacultyMembers
wenty undergraduate andgraduate faculty memberswill join Yeshiva Univer-sity’s diverse roster of scholarsthis fall.Four professors—Drs. Doug-las Burgess, Alessandro Citanna,Andreas Hamel and YuxiZheng—will be teaching at both Yeshiva College and Stern Col-lege for Women.Burgess joins the Univer-sity’s history department afterpositions as a postdoctoral fel-low at The New School for SocialResearch and New York Histori-cal Society. He obtained his JDfrom Cornell University and PhDfrom Brown University.Citanna brings experienceas a visiting professor of eco-nomics and nance at ColumbiaUniversity and as a professor of economics and nance at HECParis to YU’s economics depart-ment. Citanna earned a PhD ineconomics from the Universityof Pennsylvania.Hamel and Zheng are addi-tions to the mathematics depart-ment. Hamel, who earned hisPhD summa cum laude from Ger-many’s Martin Luther Univer-sity, has lectured in operationsresearch and nancial engi-neering at Princeton University.Zheng has served as professorand associate head of the mathe-matics department at Penn StateUniversity. He obtained a PhD inmathematics from the Univer-sity of California, Berkeley.Susan Crawford, who earneda BA summa cum laude and JDfrom Yale University, comes toBenjamin N. Cardozo Schoolof Law as a professor specializ-ing in communications, cyber,privacy and property law, andBrett Frischmann joins Car-dozo after a stretch as associateprofessor of law at Loyola Uni-versity School of Law. His edu-cational background includes aBA in astrophysics and an MS inearth resources engineering andapplied sciences from Colum-bia University, along with a JDmagna cum laude from George-town University Law Center.
See a complete list of new faculty at
“No yo Kno” wants to Har rom yo
Innovation is happening across Yeshiva University, and thatincludes how YU highlights what makes the Universityunique. In May, YU unveiled “Now You Know,” a campaignthat included the launch of www.yu.edu/nowyouknow, aWeb site that features distinctive facts and trivia aboutthe University, along with videos, quizzes and a chance tosubmit your own YU factoids. Now, it’s your turn. In lateAugust, YU will roll out the second component of the cam-paign. We’re inviting the entire YU family—students, faculty,alumni, parents and supporters—to tell us what YU meansto them. Maybe it’s an interesting factoid you know aboutYU, or perhaps it’s the relationships you’ve built with the University community. Whatever it is, we want tohear from you. Visit www.yu.edu/nowyouknow and submit your own fact as either photo, audio or video.Submissions will be posted online, where visitors can vote for the clip that truly captures the YU spirit. Theclincher?
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Stanley I. Raskas, Chairman, Board of Overseers, Yeshiva College; Shira Yoshor, Chairman,Board of Overseers, Stern College for Women; Josh Weston, Chairman, Board of Overseers, SySyms School of Business; Ruth L. Gottesman, Chairperson, Board of Overseers, Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine; Kathryn O. Greenberg and Leslie E. Payson, Co-Chairs, Board of Overseers,Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Robert Schwalbe, Chair, Board of Overseers, WurzweilerSchool of Social Work; Mordecai D. Katz, Chairman, Board of Overseers, Bernard Revel GraduateSchool of Jewish Studies; Carol Bravmann, Chair, Board of Overseers, Ferkauf Graduate Schoolof Psychology; Moshael J. Straus, Chairman, Board of Overseers, Azrieli Graduate School ofJewish Education and Administration; Julius Berman, Chairman, Board of Trustees, (afliate)Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; Miriam Goldberg, Chairman, Board of Trustees, YU
High Schools; Theodore N. Mirvis and Michael Jesselson, Co-Chairs, Board of Directors, (afliate)Yeshiva University Museum. Board listing as of June 1, 2010.
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