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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Celebrates “Remarkable” Strengths Leading to National Accreditation

June 05, 2015
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New York, N.Y. - Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work gathered with community leaders and other invited guests at the Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School recently to celebrate reaffirmation of the school’s national accreditation for eight years – ending in February 2023.

Touro’s Lander Colleges Celebrate 41st Commencement

June 04, 2015
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New York, NY—Touro College celebrated its 41st annual Commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on Sunday, May 31, awarding a total of 647 baccalaureate and associate degrees to graduates from Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills (LCM); Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan (LCW); Lander College of Arts & Sciences-Flatbush (LAS Men’s and Women’s divisions); the School for Lifelong Education in Brooklyn; and Machon L’Parnasa-Institute for Professional Studies.

Touro College of Pharmacy Student Colleen Kim Receives Prestigious 2015 “Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award” from U.S. Public Health Service

June 03, 2015
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New York, N.Y. - Six years ago, Colleen Kim was employed as a software engineer in San Diego, putting her degree in aerospace engineering to work. Engaged to be married and working for one of the leading manufacturers of mobile communications, life was good. 

Aliza Meissner Named 2015 Valedictorian of Lander College for Women

June 01, 2015
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New York, N.Y., June 1, 2015 – It’s surprising, given her myriad interests and hobbies, that Aliza Meissner includes chemistry on her list of enjoyable activities. After all, this is someone who has scaled the Rockies, spiked a volleyball with reckless abandon and dared the sharks while riding a surfboard off the California coast. And yet…

A Tablespoon of Cinnamon a Day Could Keep Viruses at Bay

June 01, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana–– Two varieties of cinnamon have the potential to combat viruses that make people sick, according  to new research to be presented here at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting.

NYSCAS Midtown Celebrates 41st Commencement Exercises

June 01, 2015
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New York, NY – At the 41st Commencement Exercises of the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) Midtown Campus, commencement speaker, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, spoke passionately about becoming a person of substance, choosing friends wisely, and overcoming life’s obstacles.  Adams cited the influx of European Jews, West Indians, and Puerto Ricans, who came to this country and “had to find a way to survive.” 

Moshe Jacob Named Valedictorian of Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush-Men's Division

May 29, 2015
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New York, N.Y. – For a long time, Moshe Jacob planned on becoming a lawyer. His strong analytical skills and ability to think critically were compelling indications that he would thrive in the legal field. 

Touro Law Center to Co-Sponsor International Conference on the Little-Known History of the Jewish Community in Shanghai

May 28, 2015
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Central Islip, N.Y. - More than 80 years ago, as the evils of Nazism spread across Europe, approximately 18,000 Eastern European Jews began fleeing to a most unlikely place – China – because while most European countries callously shut their doors to fleeing Jews, the open port city of Shanghai welcomed them.

Simcha Himmel Named Valedictorian of Lander College for Men

May 28, 2015
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New York, N.Y. – As far back as high school Simcha Himmel knew he wanted to pursue a career in marketing. He was fascinated by the approach companies utilized to gain brand recognition.

“I’ve always found the strategic side of business and marketing interesting,” he said. “Companies like Apple and Starbucks created brands that have become powerful icons, and everyone is walking around wearing five or six logos.”

Naomi Broker Named Valedictorian of Lander College of Arts & Sciences

May 27, 2015
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New York, N.Y. – As a volunteer at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Brooklyn, it pained Naomi Broker to see patients so afraid to fall that they refused to walk, eventually losing the ability to do so altogether and confining themselves to wheelchairs.