News at TUC


Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into a Crisis

Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation's school superintendents "should be fired."

Read More...11/03/20


Vallejo Business Webinar Series for Women Continues Wednesday

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce's is holding a "Women Communicating with a Women" business webinar on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. The webinar is sponsored by Touro University while the series is sponsored by Medic Ambulance.

Read More...10/23/20


Why I Chose to Be a DO -- and Not an MD

As he updated the nation on President Trump's Health, White House physician Sean P. Conley, DO, brought new attention to the osteopathic degree. Many in the media questioned not just his statements, but also his qualifications to serve in this important role. But as those in the medical community are well aware, they could not be more wrong. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are similarly educated and identically licensed as our colleagues who hold a Doctor of Medicine degree, and as is the case for MDs, there are no restrictions on our practice.

Read More...10/16/20


How Online Learning Companies are Using the Pandemic to Take Over the Classroom

Opening schools during a pandemic in an underfunded urban district like Providence, Rhode Island, where buildings are in miserable physical conditions, is already a huge undertaking, but the situation is made worse when district leaders bring in private contractors who know nothing about the community and make no effort to collaborate with public school teachers. That's what's happening in Providence, according to Maribeth Calabro, the president of the Providence Teachers Union, who spoke to me in a Zoom call.

Read More...10/16/20


Touro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Speaker Series

MARE ISLAND -- Touro University begins its Seeds for Social Change speaker series Wednesday as part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Read More...10/16/20


Teacher Tips: How to Reduce Screen Time When School Is Online

Like a long shadow sweeping the country, the coronavirus has transformed K-12 schooling, forcing millions of students to learn from home, parked in front of computers for many hours each week. And that's triggered new concerns about how much time kids are spending looking at screens.

Read More...10/16/20


In Brief: Berkeley Rotarians Honor Fauci, Health Care Workers

BERKELEY The Berkeley Rotary Club awarded its 2020 Peace Award to Dr. Anthony Fauci and front-line health care workers worldwide in an online ceremony Sept. 23. Fauci joined by video to thank Berkeley Rotary for the honor and commend health care workers for their dedication and selflessness, calling them "the true heroes."

Read More...10/01/20


For Your Health: Tips to protect your health from wildfire smoke exposure during Covid-19 pandemic

Air quality levels have fluctuated from moderate to hazardous levels due to the sheer number of wildfires that continue to rage throughout the state.

Read More...09/29/20


District of Columbia Adopts Diploma Privilege in Bar Exam's 11th Hour

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday adopted a diploma privilege program that will allow recent law graduates to be admitted to practice without taking the bar exam, provided they practice under the supervision of a local attorney for three years.

Read More...09/29/20


The Importance of Keeping Digital Instruction Consistent with School Goals

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has given the entire country a crash course in virtual education and digital education platforms. As school buildings closed in the spring of 2020, school leaders scrambled to implement virtual education programs. This was both a necessary response to the current crisis and, for virtual education advocates, an opportunity to permanently transform public education with digital technology.

Read More...09/29/20


LCMC Health Expresses Gratitude to Its Employees with Dining Initiative

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from LCMC Health will present employees with a VISA gift card to spend in Louisiana restaurants as an expression of gratitude for the incredible work that has been done at every level during the pandemic. Dubbed "Operation Bon Appetit," full-time employees will receive a $100 gift card, with part-time and contract employees given a card valued at $50.

Read More...09/22/20


Distance Learning Has Been Part of American Culture for 100 Years. Why Can't We Get it Right?

When authorities issued stay-at-home orders at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, schoolchildren worldwide entered what has to be the largest -- and probably least welcome -- distance-learning experiment in the history of education.

Read More...09/22/20


Solano-based Study Shows Diabetes-related Distress, Cardiovascular Health Link

MARE ISLAND -- Doctors have long-known the connections between heart attack and/or stroke and the onset of Type 2 diabetes, but most of those links have been discovered through physiological relationships.

Read More...09/17/20


Doctor Joins Potomac Valley Surgical Staff

KEYSER, W.Va. -- Dr. Alan Stephens, a general surgeon, has joined the medical staff of WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital .

Read More...09/09/20


5 Reasons To Choose Higher Education

You may have considered the idea of pursuing further education but apprehensive regarding the time and money spent during your studies. Education can be extremely important to your future career progression, and there are many additional benefits to continuing your education journey that you may not even be aware of. Ultimately, being more knowledgeable will not only boost your prospects in your professional life but also your personal life.

Read More...09/09/20