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Connecticut university and Israeli college ink an academic agreement
WEST HARTFORD – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has joined the list of U.S. academic institutions creating partnerships with counterparts in Israel.
On hand at the signing of an academic agreement between the University of St. Joseph and the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel in Afula were: (l to r) U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal; USJ President Pamela Trotman Reid; Dr. Ariela Lowenstein, president of Max Stern Academic College; Israel Consulate General Gil Lanier; and Connecticut’s Deputy Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Ronald F. Angelo, Jr.
Last week, the West Hartford campus hosted Dr. Ariela Lowenstein, renowned Israeli gerontologist, author, and president of Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel in Afula. After presenting her lecture, “Active Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity,” Lowenstein and USJ president Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid signed a partnership agreement between their two institutions. Lowenstein’s lecture was co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.
At the signing, the two presidents cited a shared focus on and commitment to academic programs in the health sciences and gerontology.
“January 23, 2014 will mark another milestone in advancing substantive interchange between Israeli and Connecticut institutions,” said Laura Zimmerman, associate vice president of Jewish Public Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.