Q&A with Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer, Professor of Biology at NYSCAS

September 21, 2018

1. Much of your research shows how we can combat viruses by drinking white tea. Can you tell us a bit about what you’re currently studying?

Previously, my research focused on the powers of white and green tea killing bacteria that is hard to treat with antibiotics, and we are continuing to study that area as it’s very interesting. We already know white tea comes from a plant like any other regular tea, but it grows only in March and contains a compound polyphenol that is found in many food products. The chemicals are so powerful that they can actually destroy viruses. Clinically, no one knows if it will work and it would take a few months to see a difference. Yet, in a laboratory, we have seen incredible results and the tea should work great to help people.

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Making a Better Future, Career Advancement, and More: Top Goals from Touro NYSCAS’s 2018 First-Year Students

August 21, 2018

On August 16, 2018, we welcomed the classes of 2020 and 2022 at two orientations on the Manhattan campus. We know our students are ambitious and hardworking, so we asked them, “Aside from earning your degree, what’s one goal you hope to accomplish during and after your time at Touro?”

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Fostering Roots Through Education and the Arts

July 24, 2018

Pesvebi means “roots” in Georgian.

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“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

June 22, 2018

One graduate skipped across the stage to receive her diploma and another tossed her cap into the audience after shaking the deans’ hands, when the Manhattan branch of the New York School of Career & Applied Studies held its 44th commencement exercises on June 13, 2018 in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Three hundred and thirteen baccalaureate degrees and 186 associate degrees were presented.

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NYSCAS Students Aim to Persuade at Speech Contest

May 20, 2018

Should America have stricter gun control laws? Is extreme dieting positive? Why should we fund NASA?

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Fall 2017 Brings New Faces to NYSCAS

September 16, 2017

On August 31, the newest class members of Touro College's New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) attended their orientation. The school faculty welcomed the new students and spoke about the possible majors and future careers available to all graduates as well as the support system NYSCAS offers to all its students. We caught up with a few students to talk about their goals and hopes for their college careers. 

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Touro College Ranked No. 1 in Value Colleges

August 17, 2017

Touro College was ranked #1 in the nation by Money magazine on the 2017 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value.” The rankings are part of the magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.

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“Touro is Where I Met My Second Family”

August 16, 2017

New York State Department of Education teacher Lou Epstein has a corkboard he calls his “Daily Reminder.” Whenever he feels worn-out or like he’s losing his motivation, a single look at the board helps him re-affirm who he is and why he does what he does. “It reminds me of the last five years,” says Epstein. The board is a collage of pictures of the special needs children he’s helped.

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NYSCAS Celebrates Brooklyn Graduates

June 23, 2017

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Touro College New York School of Career and Applied Studies held its graduation ceremony at the Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The weather that evening was splendid and so was the ceremony.

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Katie Levy, Here to Help

March 24, 2017

Growing up in a tight-knit home with very giving parents, Katie Levy, a NYSCAS ‘16 graduate, always understood the importance of lending a helping a hand and giving back to her community. She admired celebrities and athletes who helped others, but wondered why they had to travel outside of the United States to do so. “The work that is done outside of America is unbelievable and, of course, necessary. But, why do so many people jump at the opportunity to try and fix other countries, while the country they live in needs aid, too?” asked Levy.

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