Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 7:03 p.m.
Amid plates of cakes and sushi and trash barrels filled to the brim with cans of orange soda and Dr. Pepper, about 100 people celebrated Touro University Nevada's newest facilities at 874 American Pacific Drive in Henderson this evening.
Touro, a private institution that offers programs in fields including nursing and osteopathic medicine to nearly 1,200 students locally, held an open house to show off a 35,000-square-foot, $6 million
addition to its campus.
New facilities include the school's first bookstore, a patient clinic and clinical research center.
Also new: A center that will provide therapy and other services for children with autism. It will also offer support services to their families.
Touro's Henderson branch, which opened in 2004, is part of a larger system of Jewish-sponsored institutions of higher learning with campuses in California, Florida and New York.