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Faculty Authors Honored

Faculty Book Party Celebrates 29 Books Published in 2009-2010 Faculty authors mingled with colleagues, students, alumni and others at a celebration honoring 29 newly-published books by 26 full-time undergraduate professors, held in Stern College for Women’s Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein Residence Hall on November 15. “When Dr. John Fousek and I embarked on this project […]

Matisyahu to Headline Chanukah Concert

Annual Yeshiva University Chanukah Concert to Benefit Kids of Courage on Dec. 2 International music superstar Matisyahu will headline Yeshiva University’s annual Chanukah Concert on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Lamport Auditorium, 2540 Amsterdam Ave., in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOKVS6rH_y0 The concert will also feature performances […]

The Lessons of Kristallnacht

Nov. 15 Event to Commemorate the Night of Broken Glass November 9 marks the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, commonly referred to as the Night of Broken Glass. On this day, terror swept through German streets and cities—killing tens of Jews, desecrating hundreds of synagogues, and sending tens of thousands to concentration camps in Sachsenhausen and […]

Faculty Book Celebration

26 Undergraduate Faculty Authors To Be Honored at Nov. 15 Ceremony Faculty members at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva College and Sy Syms School of Business who have authored books published during 2009 and 2010 will be honored at a special Faculty Book Celebration on Monday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Jerome and […]

A New Spin on Hanukkah

Dreidel-Palooza Attempts to Break Guinness World Record, Raise Scholarship Funds on Nov. 30 Will it be the Hanukkah “miracle” on 184th St? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5tnIlQfZI Indeed, when hundreds of students at Yeshiva University participate in what is being dubbed “Dreidel-Palooza” on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.—the night before Hanukkah begins at sundown—they will be striving not to […]

Jewish Approaches to Mental Health

Over 500 Attend Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference Exploring Mental Health from Medical, Halachic Perspectives More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and guests attended this year’s Medical Ethics Conference on Sunday, October 31, at Yeshiva University’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus. The conference, titled “A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health”—organized by the YU Student Medical […]

Hero, Villain or Victim

“Killing Kasztner” Program Sparks Passionate Debate, Raises Questions In the darkened auditorium, a quote from Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo flashed across the screen: “Unhappy is the land that has no heroes.” “No,” read the next line. “Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” More than 200 students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate colleges, its […]

Parents to Parents

Career Development Center Program Offers Parents Tools to Help Students Succeed Upperclassmen who mentor incoming students are supported by a variety of programs on Yeshiva University’s undergraduate campuses, but parents helping other parents? That is something new. On October 17, YU’s Career Development Center hosted, “Parents to Parents: Employment Trends, Job Readiness and Lessons from […]

Watch the ALCS with Live In-Game Analysis

Join the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program tonight, October 18 at 7:30 p.m., for playoff baseball and live in-game analysis with noted sabermetrician, Steven Goldman. Watch the New York Yankees take on the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series and learn about sabermetrics, an interesting field in baseball analysis. Sabermetrics is […]


A panel discussion on the role of ethics in Jewish dietary laws, entitled The Kosher Quandary: Ethics and Kashrut, drew hundreds of students and guests to Yeshiva University (YU) Tuesday night, December 9th. The event was presented by the newly founded YU student-run organization, TEIQU (A Torah Exploration of Ideas, Questions, and Undertsatanding), and was a timely response to the controversy surrounding AgriProcessors—which until recently was the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in the United States. After being charged with numerous violations of child labor laws, immigration and bank fraud, AgriProcessors filed for bankruptcy in November.