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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Holds Third Annual Model Beis Din Competition

April 20, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – File this under “it really happened.” In Israel a father and caregiver for his mentally impaired son was diagnosed with kidney failure, and all attempts to find a suitable organ donor failed. His son, however, was a near-perfect match, but incapable of providing any reasonable form of consent. Could the son be allowed, under Israeli law, to donate a kidney to save his father’s life?

First New Dental School in New York State in Nearly Fifty Years to Open July

April 19, 2016
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VALHALLA, NEW YORKNew York State’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years is set to open this summer, Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System (TCUS) announced today. Touro, one of the leading educators of health care professionals in New York State, received final state approval and will establish the Touro College of Dental Medicine at its New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Valhalla, New York. 

Touro to Host Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture on Recovering Stolen Jewish Art

April 15, 2016
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New York, NY – The entire community is invited to the Touro College and University System’s Presidential Lecture, “Recovering Nazi Looted Art: The Last Prisoners of the Shoah,” presented by renowned attorney Mel Urbach, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. The lecture will take place at the Lander College for Men, located at 75-31 150th Street in Flushing, on May 4th beginning at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

Professor Gena Bardwell Appointed Interim Director of General Education Program at Touro’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies

April 14, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Gena Bardwell, Assistant Professor of Communications at New York School of Career and Applied Studies, (NYSCAS) a division of Touro College & University System, has been appointed to a new position as Interim Director of General Education. 

Touro Law Receives Funds from Suffolk County for Work with Veterans

April 13, 2016
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Central Islip, NY -  Touro Law Center received a $9,700 Suffolk County Veterans Marathon grant, which will allow the school’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic to expand its services to veterans who need help in restoring suspended and revoked driver’s licenses. 

Dr. Arthur Freeman Named Chair of Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science

April 12, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman was appointed Chair of the Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science (DBS) and Program Director of the School Psychology Program, Dr. Louis H. Primavera, Dean of the School of Health Sciences announced today.

Touro Law Student Tatiana Medina Receives Prestigious NYSBA Internship

April 11, 2016
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Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Medina has been selected as a NYSBA Kenneth G. Standard Intern. She will be working in the in-house counsel department of Salesforce.com, the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and the world’s #1 CRM that empowers companies to connect with customers in a new way.

The Forgotten Patient: Learning to Treat Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 05, 2016
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New York, N.Y. - Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face social, emotional, and intellectual challenges every day, and many of those challenges can be met through early intervention and special education programs.

Touro Law Auction Raises $84K for Public Interest Student Fellowships

March 30, 2016
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Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center’s 22nd Annual Goods and Services Auction, held on March 16th at the law school, raised a total of $84,000. All proceeds from the auction benefit Touro Law’s Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, awarding stipends to students who are dedicated to helping others through public service work during the summer. In addition, nine attorneys were honored for their dedication to public interest and pro bono work through the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Recognition Program, led by auction co-chair Lois Schlissel, Esq., managing partner of Meyer, Suozzi, English, Klein, P.C.