April 8, 2015
I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Ray Alden as the new Provost of Touro University Nevada. Dr. Alden brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our institution. With his leadership, TUN will continue making an impact on the healthcare needs of Southern Nevada and our entire state.
April started off with a wonderful kick-off to World Autism Awareness Day with the Las Vegas Sign going blue in honor of the day. Our Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities held a party for our families with games and refreshments and then a group of our medical students and Center staff trekked back to the sign for a terrific photo at night.
We have many more events this month. Students have a unique opportunity on April 15 to learn more about the Downtown Project. A limited number of students will be touring downtown and then meeting with Tony Hsieh, the innovator of Zappos who is transforming our downtown Las Vegas.
Our Occupational Therapy faculty, students and alumni will be gathering in Nashville on April 16 during the AOTA convention. We are celebrating Occupational Therapy month along with Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness month.
I invite you to join me on April 19 at Temple Beth Sholom for an evening of Jewish soul music. If you are a music lover, you will enjoy this lively Yiddish Jazz with infectious, upbeat tempos, achingly soulful ballads and inherent humor. Tickets are limited so get yours now.
On April 20, we welcome a group of health advisers from other universities. They will be on campus to learn more about Touro and our programs so they can effectively advise their students who are looking to continue in the healthcare field.
A solemn and touching ceremony will be held on April 22 for our students to recognize the selflessness inherent with those who donate their bodies for study upon death.
I’ve just touched on some of the happenings around Touro University Nevada. If you want to learn more, please call my office of advancement at 702-777-3100.
I wish you all a happy Passover holiday and spring break. Chag Pesach Sameach.