Campus Life

College of Education and Health Sciences Scholarship Luncheon

Maintaining its commitment to the promotion of health and well-being of local and global communities through education, service, and research, the CEHS provided a total of $12,000 in scholarships to four students in each of the CEHS programs. The goal of these scholarships is to retain and support underrepresented minority students and those from disadvantage backgrounds, as well as encourage scholarship recipients to use their degrees to improve the health and educational status among poor and disenfranchised communities locally and abroad.  Read More

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.  Read More

College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Pinning

See photos and a video clip from the day.

3rd Annual Legislative Banquet

Touro University California hosted its 3rd Annual Legislative Banquet on Thursday, April 7th 2016.  This is a high-profile inter-professional event designed to foster round-table discussion between legislators, students, physicians, and pharmacists on the importance and advantage of including vital healthcare providers, such as pharmacists, as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve access to better patient care.  Read More

Meeting the Needs of Students for the Workplace of the Future

CEHS Assistant Dean and Director, Justin Heard, and Program Coordinator of Educational Leadership and Career Pathways Coordinator, Louise Santiago, were awarded a $200,000 California Department of Education Career Pathways Grant to prepare educators to engage and support K-12 students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment.  Read more

TUC Welcomes New Registrar

Dr. Ron Travenick started with Touro in January with Banner implementation training in New York before he came to the California campus as its new permanent Registrar. Prior to TUC, Dr. Travenick was Vice President of Student Services at Ohlone Community College where he also served as Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar.  Read more

Touro Welcomes New COM Senior Associate Dean

Richard Riemer, DO, begins his term as College of Osteopathic Medicine's new Senior Associate Dean with a transition period conferring with his predecessor, Dr. Gregg Lund who has served in this position since October 2010.  Read more

What would you do in a Disaster?

On October 11, 2015, medical, premedical, EMT, PA, and nursing students from all around the SF Bay Area gathered and attended the inaugural Bay Area EMIG Symposium hosted by Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Interest Group.  Read more

TUC's Harter Way Challenge

The Harter Way Staircase has 113 steps and is the major conduit between the upper and lower campus. Take simple steps to start working on that beach body now and get moving with the Harter Way Challenge! Touro is challenging its students, staff and faculty to climb 1,000,000 steps in 30 days.

Click here to learn more about the challenge

TUC Presents the Film: "Fed Up"

Touro University California is an important player on the ongoing research on the effects of sugar in today’s public health crisis generated by the obesity and diabetes epidemic. 

To raise awareness about the subject, two years ago we brought Gary Taubes as a keynote speaker at Research Day and it was a tremendous success. Now that the documentary Fed Up is available, and made for the general public, the Office of Sponsored Programs would like our students, staff and faculty to have the opportunity to watch it and draw their own conclusions with the information at hand. Some of the research shown in the documentary is being conducted right here on campus.

We will be showing Fed Up on October 30th and 31st at 12:00 pm- 12:50 pm in LH Classroom A.  At the conclusion of the movie on the 31st we will have some time available to discuss and debate the movie.

Touro Dean Visits Hong Kong Schools

Dr. Jim O’Connor, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, recently took a nine-day trip to Hong Kong to evaluate primary, secondary, and special education schools. In a nutshell, O’Connor says his trip was a “fantastic experience where I learned about the high quality schools in Hong Kong.” Click here to read more about the trip.

"Helping My Hometown"

Listen to Dr. Justin Heard in a segment with KQED 95.3 FM Radio.

Interprofessional Education and Research Day

Mark your calendars and get ready for a full-packed event on April 30th, when Interprofessional Education and Research Day take over our campus!  Read more

In Memory or Robert Long

Touro University California remembers Robert Long, 1938 - 2014, former Chair of the Joseph M. Long Foundation. The Joseph M. Long Foundation and the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation have generously supported many projects benefitting the Touro University California campus and its students: the Pharmacy Practice Center, the Pharmacy Learning Center, the Clinical Skills Laboratory and College of Pharmacy scholarships.  We extend condolences to the Long family and thanks for a history of generosity to Touro’s students.

A Student's Journey at TUC


TUC Welcomes new CEO & Senior Provost, Shelley Berkley

View the event invitation.

Touro University California Presents its Second Interprofessional Education Workshop

The IPE committee is presenting its second workshop on campus with a bit of a shake-up on the agenda.  On August 28th, Touro University California will host its Fall’s IPE event on disaster preparedness, specifically on TUC’s capacity to respond to a catastrophic earthquake. Exercises for the event were developed on one created by FEMA, which uses the New Madrid Fault Zone located in the Midwestern United States. Periodically, news broadcasts that are delivered via embedded video.  The IPE committee is hoping to reconstruct this design by FEMA so that it’s locale-specific.  To read more, click here.

Dr. Harter Steps into Retirement

Years ago, when the campus first bustled with ambitious students, a large blanket of grass separated the upper half of Touro University California (TUC) from its classrooms and faculty directly below.  Walking between Wilderman and Lander Halls meant detouring by the Mare Island Hospital wing or worse, ambling on the grass. But all that changed in 2011, thanks to Dr. Michael Harter, Senior Provost and CEO of the Touro Western Division and his vision.  To read more, click here.

TUC/TUN Big Game

It’s that time of year again – the time when the Touro California basketball team takes on the Touro Nevada team for the “Big Game.”  This campus rivalry has become a wonderful tradition for the students and faculty on both campuses and is a highlight of the year.  To read more, click here.

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, Provost & Chief Operating Officer.  On  Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12 p.m. Tours of the added facility will be provided as well as refreshments.  To read more, click here.

Transforming School Culture

Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education and Vallejo City Unified School District are pleased to present a conversation with Dr. Anthony Muhammad, renowned education consultant who will discuss the development of a cohesive, positive culture in an educational setting. To read more, click here.

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

Renowned mentalist, speaker and entertainer Guy Bavli makes a holiday stop at Touro University California on December 13th at noon, taking all those attending on a journey into the mysteries of the human mind. To read more, click here.

150 Years Before Touro  

Dr. Thomas Snyder will be addressing the TUC Campus on Tuesday, October 23rd with a presentation on the Navy's Hospitals on Mare Island.  To read more, click here.

TUC Named Top Producer of Clinicians

Touro University California is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2012 “Hero” by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) for producing the most primary care clinicians in California.  To read more, click here.

Interprofessional Education Symposium

More than 430 students and faculty representing all three colleges at Touro University California filled Lander Hall’s auditorium with energy on August 29th during its first Interprofessional Symposium.  To read more, click here.