Featured Stories tagged with "LAS"

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The recently concluded presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was one for the ages. But for young adults of Gittel Fekete’s generation, the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was their real wake-up call to the world of politics. Lander College of Arts & Sciences graduate Fekete was only in eighth grade that fateful November more than a decade ago, but vividly remembers the historic evening. “I stayed up all night to try and find out, is it going to be Bush or Gore,” she recalls.
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A recent Sunday at Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush was an eye-opening one for education majors, who learned to spot the signs of substance and child abuse and also familiarized themselves with child safety and violence prevention. 
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On September 1, students at the women’s division of Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS) in Flatbush registered for classes for the upcoming semester. Students met with faculty members and advisors who helped them decide what classes and majors would be the best fit for them.
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LAS Student Shlomo Zelefsky has a career in mind: oral surgeon. “It’s a combination of medicine and dentistry and has some of the best aspects of both,” he said. “It also gives you a flexible schedule.”
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The idea of a teenage politician might strike people as something riper for satire than a plausible, real-world government tenure. But for Avi Rosenberg, a recent graduate of Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn, the notion of holding office while barely old enough to vote is serious business. 
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On April 19, Touro College had the honor of hosting Dr. Simone Alter-Muri, Ed.D, ATR-BC, ATCS, L.M.H.C., for an enlightening lecture on the art of the Holocaust. This lecture was originally scheduled for March 1but was cancelled due to snow in Dr. Alter-Muri’s hometown. Extraordinarily, though, its final date was even more appropriate. The lecture, “Reviewing the Past to Empower the Future,” sponsored by the Art, Psychology, and History clubs, and arranged by Professor Grenadir, ended up taking place on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) which also so happened to be the exact anniversary of the first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943.
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Tzvi Scharf, of Brooklyn, said that LAS was recommended to him by a family member who had a positive experience at the college. Scharf intends to pursue a career as a nursing home administrator. “It’s a career where you can make a decent living but you’re not chained to your desk,” he said. “You’re helping people.”
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Aaron Yaghar attended Chaim Berlin before going to Israel to study at Mikdash Melech. “I chose LAS because I wanted to continue my learning and I wanted to be part of a Jewish establishment,” he said. Yaghar is currently a student at Yeshiva Yad Yosef in Brooklyn.
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People helping people helping people: It may as well be Perella Perlstein’s mantra. After all, it’s implicitly guided her studies and career up to this point. The 2006 Lander College of Arts & Sciences (LAS) Psychology grad and current Adjunct Professor in Psychology at Touro—she also acquired a Masters in School Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in between—has been pursuing a greater knowledge of how anxious and personality disorders develop and get successfully treated. She’s also long yearned to work in academia, molding like-minded future peers’ sophistication about our scientific minds.
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As a college career service veteran, I have heard a lot of different misconceptions and myths about careers and the job search. While I do hear an occasional myth that is way out there, there are some common misconceptions that seem to have gained traction and credibility. Let’s debunk those one at a time!