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Two U.S. Govt. Agencies Grant $31,000 to Yeshiva U. for Research

Yeshiva University has been awarded grants totaling $31,000 by two United States Government agencies for research projects and the acquisition of laboratory equipment, it was reported here today.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $21,000 to the University’s Graduate School of Education for a study of memory traits to be directed by Dr. John A. Ceraso, assistant professor of psychology at the school. The study, which will include research among students at colleges throughout the New York Metropolitan area, will attempt to track down some of the reasons why people forget and will include surveys of habits in relation to retention span in adults.

The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission has granted $10,000 to Yeshiva College for the purchase of new equipment for the laboratories in its biology department. Dr. Moses D. Tendler, associate professor of biology, who will administer the grant and supervise the purchase and installation of the equipment, said that new atomic radiation detectors, counters and scalers will be used to train students in the use of radiation techniques in biochemical research.

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