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Dr. Pava Leads New Team Forward at Syms
U’s Syms School o Business has a newdirector. Dr. Moses Pava, Alvin EinbenderProessor o Business Ethics and proes-sor o accounting at Syms, is nowresponsible or both the undergrad-uate and graduate programs, report-ing directly to the provost’s ofce.Pava is the author o numerous booksand articles on corporate account-ability and is an expert on Jewishbusiness ethics. He has been withthe business school since 1988, haschaired the accounting departmentand served as chair o the ExecutiveFaculty Committee.“My goal as director or theSyms School o Business is tostrengthen our primary commitment to our en-ergetic, bright, ambitious and very hardworking students,” Pava said. “I view Syms as a dynamiclearning-community, dedicated—rst and ore-most—to preparing the next generation o highlysuccessul Jewish business leaders and pro-essionals in accounting, nance, marketing,management and entrepreneurship.”Michael Strauss, entrepreneur-in-residenceand clinical proessor o management at Syms,has been appointed associate director o studentadvising and administration at the school, wherehe has taught business courses or several years.Strauss is currently CEO o a company he oundedseveral years ago, BSae Electrix,Inc. and is also chairman o Sher-wood Consulting Group, Inc., whileserving on several advisory boards.Dr. Avi Giloni has been namedassociate director or academic re-search o Syms. Giloni has been withSyms since 2000 and chaired theInormation and Decision SciencesDepartment since its inception. Hisresearch is in robust orecasting,optimization, stochastic system de-sign and their applications to sup-ply chain management. Giloni haspublished papers in top-tier journals, including
SIAM Journal onOptimization
.Syms continues to pursue accreditationthrough the Association to Advance CollegiateSchools o Business International and recentlyreceived New York State approval or an executiveMBA program. The growing Master o Scienceprogram in accounting, which has graduated itssecond cohort, will continue under the director-ship o Dr. Joseph Kerstein.
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Stanley I. Raskas, Chairman, Board o Overseers, Yeshiva College; Shira Yoshor, Chairman, Boardo Overseers, Stern College or Women; Alan Kestenbaum, Chairman, Board o Overseers, SymsSchool o Business; Ruth L. Gottesman, Chairperson, Board o Overseers, Albert Einstein Collegeo Medicine; Leslie E. Payson, Chair, Board o Overseers, Benjamin N. Cardozo School o Law;Froma Beneroe, Chair, Board o Overseers, Wurzweiler School o Social Work; Mordecai D.Katz, Chairman, Board o Overseers, Bernard Revel Graduate School o Jewish Studies; CarolBravmann, Chair, Board o Overseers, Ferkau Graduate School o Psychology; Moshael J. Straus,Chairman, Board o Overseers, Azrieli Graduate School o Jewish Education and Administration;Julius Berman, Chairman, Board o Trustees, (aliate) Rabbi Isaac Elchanan TheologicalSeminary; Miriam Goldberg, Chairman, Board o Trustees, YU High Schools; Theodore N. Mirvisand Michael Jesselson, Co-Chairs, Board o Directors, (aliate) Yeshiva University Museum.Board listings as o September 1, 2011.
he Zahava and Moshael Straus Center or Torah and WesternThought played a key role in the launch o Yeshiva University’snew academic year on Aug. 31, eaturing an appearance by U.S.Senator Joseph Lieberman o Connecticut. The program in LamportAuditorium drew more than 1,200 students, alumni and communitymembers.“I eel very much at home,” Lieberman said. “YU and the StrausCenter stand or an important proposition, that our mission cannotbe narrow.”Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, the center’s director, interviewedthe senator about religion in America, his historic political careerand his new book,
The Git o Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty o theSabbath
.“The center’s theme or the year will ocus on Jewish ideas, aith and American democracy,” saidRabbi Soloveichik. “We will be eaturing public gures whose lives relate to that theme.”Future speakers will include ormer U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Britain’s Chie Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, who will lecture on aith and democracy in the United States and Europe.Rabbi Soloveichik will engage each guest in dialogue at the events, which are geared “rst and ore-most to the students, but will be open to the public as well,” he saidDuring the year, Rabbi Soloveichik will teach a course or undergraduate honors students onBiblical ideas in American democracy and will lead a seminar or select semicha students, which looksat how Jewish ideas appear throughout America’s oundational documents and helped shape the newdemocracy.
For ull coverage o the event, please visit yu.edu/lieberman
Dr. Moses PavaSenator Joseph Lieberman
President Obama Appoints CardozoProessor to Federal Commission
resident Barack Obama announced his nomination o Proessor Richard Weisberg—theFloer-sheimer ProessoroConstitutional LawatYeshivaUniversity’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Schoolo Law—to the Commission or the Preservation o America’s Heritage Abroad. In this position,Weisberg will help protect and preserve historic buildings, collections and monuments in Europe that aresignicant to the heritage and culture o U.S. citizens.Weisberg has been a member o the Cardozo aculty since 1977. He received his doctorate rom CornellUniversity and his JD rom Columbia Law School, where he was an editor o the Columbia Law Review.“An opportunity to serve in any governmental capacity is a great privilege and I’m especially pleasedto serve on this commission,” Weisberg said. “Its work was designed to respect and extend the memory o Holocaust victims now in the U.S. and other interested citizens by preserving American patrimony abroadrom misuse, desecration or expropriation.”