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A Reformed User, Now 16 Years Sober and Receiving Her Master's Degree, Shows the Road to Graduation Can be Long

Touro in the News
June 05, 2014

By earning a master's in social work, 58-year-old Antoinette Miller is overcoming remarkable odds and numerous obstacles, including homelessness, violence and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. At graduation she will receive Touro's Tikkun Olam Award.

The Daily News

Colleges Should Stand Up, Not Down

Touro in the News
May 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College, writes that when colleges and universities bow to pressure over commencement speakers and honorees, it undercuts the notion that institutions of higher learning should be bastions of autonomous discourse and the free exchange of ideas.

The Huffington Post

Hamill: U.S. Army Capt. James Van Thach still helps fellow troops even after 2009 retirement

Touro in the News
April 30, 2014

James Van Thach could have gone into law after graduating from the Touro Law Center. Instead, he went to Iraq.

The New York Daily News

Jews in eastern Ukraine city given orders to 'register' with pro-Moscow militia

Touro in the News
April 17, 2014

Just days before Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk received leaflets ordering them to "register" or face deporation and other consequences. Whether real or just a hoax, Touro president and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish calls these actions "repulsive."

The New York Daily News

Challenging the Value of College Athletics

Touro in the News
April 11, 2014

Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College, asks whether athletics have overtaken academics as the focal point of many institutions of higher learning in the U.S.

The Huffington Post

Fort Hood Shooters Bought Guns at Same Local Shop

Touro in the News
April 04, 2014
Much of the focus since the tragic events at Fort Hood earlier this week has been on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But Dr. Melissa Earle, associate dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, says that it's more likely the shooter suffered from the effects of a traumatic brain injury than from PTSD.


USA Today

Autism Cases on the Rise

Touro in the News
April 02, 2014

As part of World Autism Awareness Day, Dr. Nicole Cavenagh, the director of Touro University Nevada's (TUN) Autism Center appeared on television to discuss a new report stating that one out of 68 children is on the Autism spectrum, as well as warning signs of autism and early intervention. Students and faculty at TUN are wearing blue today, and this evening the Center will host a "Blue Party" to increase Autism awareness.

FOX5 KVVU-TV Las Vegas

Hero Next Door: Early Interest in Quality of Life Inspired Med Student

Touro in the News
April 02, 2014

Michael Erickson, a third-year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), is profiled for being "prolifically involved in activities and volunteer work," and for "his commitment to community service." After his first year of school, Erickson, who was recently named National Student DO of the Year by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, and Student of the Year by TouroCOM, spent three weeks on a medical mission in a health clinic in Nairobi, Kenya.


Touro fills medical school gap

Touro in the News
March 28, 2014

There's been much discussion about a new medical school opening in Las Vegas. Mitchell Forman, DO, dean of Touro University Nevada's College of Osteopathic Medicine, says that all of the talk makes people overlook a very good option already available. 

Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Proven Track Record

Touro in the News
March 20, 2014

Robert Goldschmidt, dean of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences – Flatbush (LAS) and Touro’s vice president for planning and assessment, spoke with Talkline Communication radio's Zev Brenner about the unique, career-focused educational opportunities offered at LAS.  

Talkline With Zev Brenner

WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2014: Dean Donne Kampel, Touro College

Touro in the News
March 17, 2014

Donne Kampel, Touro's associate dean of faculties, was featured on the cover of the Women Shaping History issue and interviewed about her accomplishments and why she formed the Women’s Leadership Council at Touro.

Education Update

Dominican Student Residents Support Dream Act Bill

Touro in the News
March 04, 2014

Martina Rodriguez and other students from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work traveled to Albany to ask legislators to approve the Dream Act bill, which would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid programs. 

NOTE: The original article is in Spanish. To read it in English, please visit http://translate.google.com/. Video only available to Time Warner Cable subscribers.

NY1 News

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Touro in the News
February 28, 2014

Dr. Steven Huberman, dean of Touro's Graduate School of Social Work, discusses a service called Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), which offers programs to reduce the prohibitive costs retirees face and helps them maintain good health and stay in their homes. 


Underpayment on FEMA Flood Insurance after Superstorm Sandy

Touro in the News
February 27, 2014

Professor Benjamin Rajotte, the director of Touro Law's Disaster Relief Clinic, says that FEMA is undercutting victims of Superstorm Sandy on flood insurance.

ABC7 Eyewitness News

How The MLA Could Ensure Academic Freedom

Touro in the News
January 31, 2014

Dr. Alan Kadish writes that the recent vote by members of the MLA to criticize Israel for restricting the travel of American scholars failed to consider why Israel was compelled to institute such restrictions in the first place.

The Jewish Week

New York Medical College Receives Approval in Mt. Pleasant

Touro in the News
January 17, 2014

New York Medical College (NYMC) received approval to renovate a former commercial building in Mount Pleasant, N.Y. to create space for faculty offices and classrooms. NYMC had purchased the five-story, 248,000 square foot structure in April.

The Examiner

Building Jewish Life Where There was None

Touro in the News
January 15, 2014

Hadassah Buchwald-Pawlak, a graduate of Lander College for Women, is featured in a story in The Jewish Week about the work she is doing through the Lauder-Morasha Primary and Middle Schools in Warsaw and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation’s Summer Educational Camps for Jewish Families helping to restore Jewish life in Poland. 

The Jewish Week

God 'Beneath the Ordinary'

Touro in the News
January 01, 2014

Lander College Professor Yehoshua November discusses his poetry and the life experiences that inspire it.

Sojourners Magazine

The Challenge of Training Teachers to Teach -- and Students to Learn

Touro in the News
January 01, 2014

Are American students falling behind the rest of the developed world because of an unhealthy obsession with popular culture? Dr. Alan Kadish writes that to improve performance, teachers must address the shifting priorities of their students.

The Huffington Post

Collateral Damage: Combat Vets, PTSD and How to Get Help

Touro in the News
December 31, 2013
Prof. Melissa Earle, associate dean at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, writes that not all soldiers returning from a tour of duty exhibit signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder right away. But that doesn't mean it's not there.