View from YU: February 22, 2019

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Breaking News: Macs Headed to Championship for Second Straight Year

Congratulations! The men’s basketball team beat Old Westbury, 103-70, on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. They play in the finals on Sunday, Feb. 24. Check the Mac’s website for time and place.

Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz Returns to YU

He will be the new director of the semicha [rabbinic ordination] program at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Read More»

YUNMUN Tackles Real-World Problems

The 420 delegates to this model United Nations come together to argue positions and find solutions to global conflicts. Read More»

Stomp Out the Stigma of Mental Illness

Over 450 people gathered to hear a critical message about mental health issues: There is nothing to be afraid of. You are not alone! Read More»

New App for YUTorah Online

The YUTorah app gives new and improved access to the world’s largest audio Torah resource, now at 180,000 shiurim [lectures] and 2,000 speakers. Read More»

The China/Israel Connection

The “Chinese-Jewish Conversation at YU” is an initiative spearheaded by Dr. Mordechai Cohen, associate dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Read More»

Parnes Clinic Receives an Award

Dr. William Salton, clinical director of Parnes Clinic, will accept a grant given to the Clinic in recognition of its social justice work in the Bronx. Read More»

YU Ideas: The Future of the Book

Thirteen writers, including 12 YU faculty, reimagine the future of the book in this latest edition of YU Ideas from the Office of the Provost. Read More»

Assemblymember Crespo Visits MTA

New York State Assemblymember Marcos Crespo, in a visit to the Yeshiva High School for Boys (YUHSB), spoke with officials and parents, toured the STEM labs and got a tutorial in robotics from the students. Read More»

The Benefits of Failure

Dr. Yehudit Abrams spoke about her conversion to Judaism, life at NASA, the pitfalls of entrepreneurship and how failure, properly managed, can spur success. Read More»

What is the Future of Holocaust Education?

Marc Fein, Tova Fish-Rosenberg and Greta Elbogen proposed changes to Holocaust education to ensure that the Holocaust does not disappear from memory. Read More»

In the News

How Can American Jews Stay Safe?

Dr. David Berger, dean of Revel, speaks about how rabbis aren’t sure how to protect their congregants in light of the tragic shootings in Pittsburgh (HuffPost)

Dean Leslie Weighs in on Allen Versus Amazon

Dean Melanie Leslie ’91 of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is quoted in the Washington Post about Allen’s suit against Amazon about the release of his new movie.

Michal Alge Breaks Records

She finishes her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 1,159 points and 1,236 rebounds (Jewish Standard)

Syms Professor Leads Workshop

Robert Tufts, clinical assistant professor at Sy Syms, led a business plan workshop at YUHSB, part of a one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship program (Jewish Link of NJ)