Why I chose an MBA in Healthcare Management

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This post was contributed by Touro Graduate School of Business student Rauwolfia Mannan.

A Master’s in Business Administration has been an in-demand degree for a long time, but the specialization for healthcare management is fairly new. Although a recent innovation, healthcare management is a strong and growing market. Healthcare is a demanding field, and with all the improved technologies, the competition gets tougher every day. Before, a regular MBA would have sufficed for a good position in a hospital management career, but now with the latest technology and competition, people with a specialized degree and credentials are greatly preferred.  Continue reading

Staff Profile: Sara Tabaei

Graz, Austria
Graz, Austria

Where were you born?

I was born in Graz, which is the second largest city in Austria after Vienna. Graz is a medieval town with beautiful baroque red roof buildings. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Though it is a relatively small city, (approximately 300,000 residents), it is home to 6 universities. So it is a lively and fun city. Continue reading

3D Printing, now at Bay Shore Campus Library

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Setting up our new 3D Printer in the library!

The librarians at the Bay Shore campus are pleased to announce that we now have a 3D Printer. We applied for and have been awarded a ‘Medical Library Project’ grant through the MidAtlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR) to provide the funds for the printer and its materials.  Continue reading

Censorship of Jewish Books: Remembering Kristallnacht

Gouache painting by Charlotte Salomon depicting Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938 (via Wikimedia).
Gouache painting by Charlotte Salomon depicting Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938 (via Wikimedia).

Censorship is an important topic in library science. Whenever persecutors of the Jews arose, these “enemies of the Jewish book” also vented their destructive hate on the Jewish texts. In the time of the Macabees, Antiochus Ephiphanes burned Jewish books.  The Mishnah (an early Talmudic Tractate on Fasting, Tannait 4:6) notes “among the five calamities that befell our people on the 17th of the Hebrew month Tammuz was the burning of the Torah scroll”. Continue reading

“If you can make it here…”: Culture shock and international students

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Contributed by: Lebogang Matome, a student in the Touro Graduate School of Business class of 2017, working towards her M.S. in International Business & Finance.

From home America, was a dream. Being awarded an opportunity to come study in America, one can only dream of and plan all the places that they want to see, in New York particularly. What a bonus to come to NYC I thought, hoping to see all those places where some of my favorite movies and reality shows where based. I had expectations of celebrities on every corner and paparazzi everywhere, with the thought of photo bombing a celebrity. It’s a place where one is given the impression that money could actually be growing in trees. It seemed that everyone who lives in New York must be a celebrity with a luxurious life, and every day is a holiday, and every time you are sad, by some coincidence it will start raining while you are walking to catch a taxi and a soundtrack will come on. But then you arrive and finally get to discover that Hollywood is in another part of America, far from New York. Continue reading

November is a month to celebrate authorship

photo-1429051781835-9f2c0a9df6e4November 1st was National Author’s day. Officially adopted by the Department of Commerce in 1949, the idea for the day originated with teacher and avid reader Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, but its observance was popularized by McPherson’s granddaughter, Sue Cole, after McPherson’s passing in 1968. Cole urged people to write a note to their favorite author on the 1st to “brighten up the sometimes lonely business of being a writer.”1 These days you’re probably more likely to tweet an author you admire (official hashtag: #NationalAuthorsDay), but showing your appreciation is still encouraged. Continue reading

6 Tips For Getting Along With Any Boss

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(CC0 image via Pixabay)

This post was contributed by Yung-Hui Chen, a current student in the Touro Graduate School of Business MBA program:

When you were at the first day of your new job, you found out that your boss doesn’t laugh at your jokes like all your friends do and he seems like a very serious person. You don’t get a lot of chances to talk to him even though your desk is near his office, because he is always busy. You start to worry that he is not impressed with you, or even worse, that you got into the wrong company. But you need this job, and it seems like it could be your dream job. What are you going to do? Don’t worry, there are several things you can do to improve the situation.
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Too much text?

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Videos can offer a break from a heavy reading load, refreshing your mind and allowing you to refocus your attention. If last week’s lecture is fuzzy in your memory, you will likely be able to find a video on your topic to help refresh the material in your mind. Video clips can also be extremely useful in giving oral presentations.  Continue reading