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When his older brother was diagnosed with leukemia, LCM ’05 alum Moshe Ornstein knew he wanted to go into medicine. “Being in the hospital, seeing the physicians, seeing the impact the healthcare team had on my brother’s life… [I was] looking at those role models…saying, ‘I’d like to be like them.’
Obamacare and Halacha: The Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act Under Jewish Law was hosted by the Lander College Bioethics Society and sponsored by the Center for Jewish Law and the Professions at the Lander College for Men.
By her own admission, Ann E. Shinnar is a tough professor. She even sees it as a “badge of honor,” because in her mind, that means her students are well prepared for a life in science and “understanding how they can take observation and make conclusions.” As a Lander College for Men associate professor of chemistry and deputy chair of the chemistry department, Dr. Shinnar’s main goal is to show those in her lab “what kind of mastery they need to accomplish” to find order amid the universe’s randomness, in the hopes of their doing groundbreaking work. That’s why Dr. Shinnar takes such pride and responsibility in her job. “The mark of a teacher is someone who not only knows the material, but can explain it in detail and convey the important and beauty and excitement of that particular discipline.”
As a child, Yaacov Jacob spent his summers at his grandparent’s apartment in the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Israel. Through a porthole on the first-floor, Jacob was able to see the vistas of Jerusalem’s Old City.