‘95AG,R, RIETSrosh yeshiva, Talmud lecturer, andEva, Morris, and Jack K. Rubin Pro- fessor of Rabbinics, coedited
(Mizrachi/HaPoel Ha-Mizrachi - Religious Zionists of America) with Nathaniel Helfgot YH,’85Y,AG,R.
PhD, FGS associ-ate professor of psychology anddirector of its developmental psy-chology doctorate program, willbe a Distinguished Speaker ata conference on emotion regula-tion in families at Texas A & MUniversity in February.
Harvey J. Babich,
PhD, professor of biology, coauthored a study,“In vitro cytotoxic and anti-inﬂam-matory effects of myrrh oil on hu-man gingival ﬁbroblasts and epith-elial cells,”
, National Lib-rary of Medicine.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
‘54Y,R,professor of Talmud, authored
Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life’s Financial Ups and Downs
(American Man-agement Association). The bookoffers practical advice on how tocombat the ﬁnancial blues by mar-shaling one’s spiritual resources.
J. David Bleich,
PhD, Herbert andFlorence Tenzer Professor of JewishLaw and Ethics, CSL, RIETS,published “Palliation of Pain: AJewish Perspective” and “MedicalMalpractice,”
Selected Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics
(Rosner,Goldstein, Reichman, eds., Den-mark 2003); and “Mitzvot in thePolar Regions and in Earth Orbit,”
, Fall ’02; and lectured atUniversity of Haifa, Israel; Lauder Chorev Midrasha, Frankfurt amMain; and Center for JewishHistory, NYC.
PhD, WSSW pro- fessor, coauthored “Health and Fe-male Self-Employment,” whichappeared in the
Journal of Small Business Management
in summer 2003.
YC sculpture andart instructor, exhibited pieces of his artwork—sculpture consistingof paper bags, rope, and string—in five windows at the corner of Broadway and East Tenth Street,through October 13.
DSW, WSSW assis-tant professor, published “When Isa Mental Health Clinic Not aMental Health Clinic? Drug Trial Abuses Reach Social Work” in
summer 2003, and“How Becoming Mediators Affects Aggressive Students” (which hecoauthored) in
Children in Schools.
Also, Dr. Fast was invited to jointhe Melchoir Book Award Com-mittee (yearly award for a bookdealing with progressive religiousissues) and nominated to sit on theboard of directors of the Center for Hope, an agency in Darien, CT.
Joshua A. Fishman,
PHD,Distinguished University ResearchProfessor Emeritus of Social Sci-ences, authored “Empirical Explor-ations of Two Popular Assump-tions: Inter-Polity Perspective onthe Relationships between Ling-uistic Heterogeneity, Civil Strife,and Per Capita Gross NationalProduct,”
Sociolinguistics:The Essential Readings
(Paulston, Tucker eds., Blackwell Publishing 2003).
PhD, Dorothyand David I. Schachne Dean, WSSW, attended a meeting of theSt. Louis Group, a gathering of 40social work deans from the American Association of Univer-sities (AAU) and Carnegie ResearchExtensive Universities, hosted by Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. They examined ways toincrease the capacity of deans toimplement a signiﬁcant researchagenda on campuses.
DSW, pro- fessor and doctoral program direc-tor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work received a grant from theOfﬁce of Research Integrity at theNational Institutes of Health tolead an investigation of whether,and to what extent, universities inthe US educate students in themental health disciplines inresponsible research conduct. Theresearch team includes TerryDiLorenzo, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Stern College;Nigel Bark, MD, associate profes-sor of clinical psychiatry at AlbertEinstein College of Medicine, and Alison Link, a PhD student at Wurzweiler who is assisting in theresearch.
Rabbi Scott Goldberg,
instructor at AGS, presented “IntegratingLiterary Devices in Teaching Read-ing Comprehension in Chumash”at the NJ Association of Jewish DaySchools’ “The Art of TeachingLimudei Kodesh in Multi-Level Class-rooms” conference in September.
PHD, BRGS dean,participated in the EleventhInternational Conference of theSociety of Judaeo-Arabic Studies,held at the State University of St.Petersburg, Russia. He read apaper, “The Inﬂuence of Averroeson Late Medieval Jewish Phil-osophy,” at the opening session of the conference, and chaired a ses-sion on “Halakhic and LiteraryDocuments.”
PhD, has been namedoccupant of the new David andRuth Gottesman Chair in English atSCW.
‘68B, SCW profes-sor and Hedi Steinberg Libraryhead librarian, chaired a session atthe Society of Biblical LiteratureInternational Meeting, “Languageand Linguistics,” held in Cam-bridge, England, last July.
PhD, has beendesignated the inaugural occupantof the David and Ruth GottesmanChair in Political Science at SCW.
PhD, WSSW profes-sor, presented “Belief Systems andTreatment Behaviors for Patientswith Schizophrenia” at the 14thInternational Symposium for theTreatment of Schizophrenia, inMelbourne, Australia.
DSW, wasappointed assistant professor, WSSW. Her research interestsinclude social welfare policy, edu-cation, administration, and geron-tology. She taught at Hunter College School of Social Work,CUNY, and was most recently vicepresident for information services,Lighthouse International, a not- for-profit offering resources onvision impairment.
PhD, previously WSSWassociate professors, have beenmade full professors. Prof. Pollackwas appointed to the editorialboard of the
Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics.
Alvin I. Schiff,
PhD, Irving I. StoneDistinguished Professor of JewishEducation, AGS, gave lectures atCong. Torah Ohr, Boca Raton,Hebrew Academy of NassauCounty (NY), and Young Israel of Oceanside (NY). Also, he authoredtwo Hebrew essays for the MillatHaparshah program sponsored bythe National Center for theHebrew Language, of which he ispresident, on www.ivrit.org.
associate pro- fessor of speech and drama, SCW,is author of “Rabbi AbrahamJoshua Heschel of Apt onListening,” an essay that was pub-lished in the anthology
Best JewishWriting 2003
(Jossey-Bass, 2003).She had three reviews published inthe fall 2003 issue of
Jewish Book World
. Also, she was a guest lectur-er at the Occupational TherapyProgram at SUNY DownstateMedical Center, where she spokeon “Communication with a Focuson Listening and Storytelling”; andat the Columbia University Schoolof Social Work, where she spoke on“Ethnography and Storytelling.”
PhD, professor of history and an expert onMcCarthyism, lectured at theHarry S. Truman Library, Indepen-dence, MO; American Museum of Natural History, NYC; and SmithCollege, Northampton, MA.
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DSW, WSSW associate pro- fessors, and
Heidi Heft LaPorte,
DSW, WSSW assistant professor,presented “The Process Log: ATeaching Tool to Enhance StudentSelf-Awareness,” at the III Taller International de Trabajo Social,Havana, Cuba in September. Also,Dr. Strug and
Susan E. Mason,
PhD, WSSW professor, and FrancesEicholz-Heller ‘03W presented “AnExploratory Investigation of theImpact of the Year of 9/11 amongOlder Hispanic Immigrants in New York City.”
PhD, YC instructor in Hebrew, published “Paved withLove (Cant 3,10d): A New Inter-pretation” in
Zietschrifﬁt Für die Alttestamentlichi Wiessenschaft,
PhD, is the newDoris Kukin Professor of Molecular Biology at SCW. A, AECOM Albert Einstein College of Medicine • AG AzrieliGraduate School of Jewish Education and Administration • BG,BGSS Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences • B, BRGSBernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies • BSJM BelzSchool of Jewish Music • CTI Cantorial Training Institute • C, CSLCardozo School of Law • F, FGS Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology • I, IBC Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies • J,JSS James Striar School of General Jewish Studies • MSDCS MaxStern Division of Communal Services • Y, MYP YeshivaProgram/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies • SBMP Stone BeitMidrash Program • R, RIETS Rabbi Isaac Elchanan TheologicalSeminary • S, SCW Stern College for Women • SG Sue GoldingGraduate Division of Medical Sciences • SB, SSSB Sy Syms Schoolof Business • T, TI Teachers Institute • T, TIW Teachers Institute for Women • W, WSSW Wurzweiler School of Social Work • Y, YC Yeshiva College • YH, YUHS Yeshiva University High Schools(MSTA The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy) (SWHSG SamuelH. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls)
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