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The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program, begun with a major gift from philanthropist S. Daniel Abraham in 1999, has attracted students of ever-higher academic caliber to the college, where they engage in once-in-a-lifetime research opportunities and forge rewarding relationships with faculty mentors. Students in the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program enroll in honor courses, enjoy faculty mentoring, and complete a major research project. In addition, they participate in exciting extracurricular events - outstanding speakers, cultural outings to top NYC destinations, and leadership workshops. Read more. For more information please contact: Director Cynthia Wachtell wachtell AT yu.edu 646.592.4157 215 Lexington Ave, Room 616

Recent Submissions

  • Computational Efficiency in Inferring Social Ties from Spatiotemporal Data. 

    Muskat, Elisheva (New York, NY: Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2021-01-04)
    The ability to infer social ties is useful for gaining insight into matters of social influence and the propagation of information. It is also useful in a variety of other fields, such as epidemiology, marketing, and ...
  • The Healing Effects of Art in Cancer Patients: An In-Depth Analysis of the Emotional and Physical Benefits of Visual Arts Therapy. 

    Levitin, Hannah (New York, NY: Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2021-04-27)
    Creative arts therapy is a supplemental treatment method which in recent decades has been explored in aiding oncology patients in their healing process. Extensive research has been conducted on the emotional and psychological ...
  • The Living Stone: The Talmudic Paradox of the Seventh Month Gestational Viability vs. the Eighth Month Non-Viability. 

    Goldman, Miriyam A. (New York, NY: Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-12-09)
    This paper reviews the viability of premature infants, specifically the halachic status of those born in the eighth month. There are several Talmudic verses stating that a seven-month old newborn is viable whereas an ...
  • Developing Student Independence Skills in the Classroom Setting. 

    Ramras, Alexandra (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-16)
    Children spend their most formative years in the classroom. There is no doubt that much of their development - academic, social, and cognitive- happens in, and depends on, the classroom environment. While the typical ...
  • The Intersection of Spirituality, Jewish Orthodox Mourning Rituals and Modern Grief Psychology. 

    Schonfeld, Hanna (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-19)
    The goal of this paper is to operationally define and understand what a spiritual belief system looks like, as well as the effect it has on an individual who is grieving. This paper will show how spiritual belief can serve ...
  • Sumoylation Inhibition in Sertoli Cells Reduces Cell Viability via Apoptosis. 

    Schwartz, Tamar (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-14)
    Male Infertility affects 15% of couples worldwide and is a contributing factor to about 50% of cases of infertility. While sometimes attributed to certain environmental factors and genetic mutations, many cases of ...
  • Estrogen: A Modern Clinical Review. 

    Elyasi, Ailin (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-16)
    Estrogens have long been the topic of debate due to their absolute necessity in aspects of health such as behavior, CVD, fertility, cancer, cysts, respiratory diseases and more, while also presenting a potential danger if ...
  • Medicine from Hunter Gatherers to Modern Hospitals: An Analysis of the Patient-Doctor Relationship and Advancements That Changed Medical Treatment Forever. 

    Adler, Shoshana (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-06)
    Through analysis of primary sources and examination of several medical discoveries, it is clear that tools and approaches for diagnosis or treatment, ties between religion and medicine, and the overall patient-doctor ...
  • The Effect of Recalling Past Positive and Negative Actions on Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem. 

    Yacker, Michael (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-17)
    Self-esteem plays a significant role in a person’s overall well being and understanding self-esteem can be instrumental in constructing different therapeutic approaches. The way in which a person relates to their past ...
  • Invisible at the Intersection: The Influence of Prototypical Beliefs on Group Identification in Black Women. 

    Levy, Shira (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-08-17)
    Black women, being non-prototypical of both their social groups (WOMAN and BLACK), experience a unique form of discrimination referred to as psychological invisibility. We aimed to understand how prototypical beliefs ...
  • The Ethics of Reddit and an Artificial Moral Compass. 

    Teitelbaum, Ayliana; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-06)
    In this paper, an analysis was done on the AITA subreddit, looking at the submissions posted and the rulings they received. Using different feature selection methods and machine learning algorithms, the models attempted ...
  • The Genetic and Environmental Effects on Parkinson’s Disease. 

    Aranoff, Nicole Danielle; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-04-20)
    Parkinson’s disease is a widespread and prominent disease affecting many individuals world-wide. Though familial Parkinson’s disease is one way in which the disease manifests itself, genetics only seems to successfully ...
  • COVID-19 Ventilator Crisis: Comparative Ethical Analysis of Jewish and Secular Approaches to Scarce Resource Allocation. 

    Frohlich, Bailey Abigail; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-03-22)
    This paper will explore the different perspectives of Jewish and Secular ethics regarding triage decisions, specifically comparing and contrasting the two perspectives as it is relevant to the COVID-19 ventilator shortage. ...
  • The Impact of Advanced Paternal Age on Autism, Schizophrenia, and other Neurological Disorders: A Literature Review. 

    Blanchard, Elisheva; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-22)
    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a chronic disorder with onset by age three and is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, as well as with nonverbal communication (American Psychiatric ...
  • The Association Between Noise Pollution and Heart Disease. 

    Berger, Sarah; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-06)
    Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States and the world for decades. It is therefore a highly researched topic as scientists, healthcare professionals, government organizations and individuals ...
  • Genre Analysis Via Constituent Tree Structure. 

    Schick, Moriyah; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-22)
    Among the many tasks within the field of natural language processing, genre analysis is one of the most difficult as there is no objective standard of what the features of a genre are. Past works have attempted to apply ...
  • Stability of Doublons. 

    Baitner, Miriam; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-22)
    In this thesis, I discuss my research of the behavior and stability of doublons. I describe the dynamics of a one-dimensional closed chain of spins ½. I show that by analyzing the eigenstates and eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian ...
  • “This is Torah, and I Must Learn”: Evaluation of Women’s Premarital Sexual Education and Sexual Satisfaction in the Orthodox Jewish Community. 

    Buxbaum, Channa; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-22)
    Cultural and religious characteristics have been found to play a pivotal role in shaping sex-related attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, studies have found an association between religious affiliation, sexual pleasure, ...
  • Male Infertility: The Effect of SUMO Protein Inhibition on Sertoli Cells. 

    Levy, Rebecca; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-06)
    Approximately 15% of couples worldwide experience infertility issues (Agarwal et al., 2015). According to the Reproductive Medical Associates (RMA), contrary to previous beliefs, infertility issues affect males and females ...
  • Concussion: A Study of the Spectrum of Injury. 

    Simantov, Sofia; Yeshiva University, degree granting institution. (New York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University., 2020-05-22)
    ABSTRACT Traumatic Brain Injury is a major cause of death and disability, with a worldwide incidence of approximately 10 million cases per year1. Every thirteen seconds someone in the United States sustains a traumatic ...

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