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Havlin Wins Israel Prize In Physics

Distinguished Bar-Ilan University Professor Schlomo Havlin has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize In Physics. The prize committee noted that “of all Israeli scientists, Prof. Havlin is the most cited by scientists around the world.”

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What’s Up Israel

June 2015

The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar-Ilan University and the UJA Federation of New York joined forces to present a “What’s Up Israel: Consultation” event for Jewish high school educators, which featured two of the Jewish world’s leading advocates for strengthening Israel-education programs at all levels.

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Presidential Awards

April 2015

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, Bar-Ilan has inaugurated the Presidential Award of Distinction. The University has chosen six Americans to receive this Award – Eli Hirmes, Laurie Moskowitz Hirsch, Dr. Don Lebell, Gary Ran, Dr. Joseph D. Rosenblatt, and Alice Neuman Schoenfeld.

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Memorium Pnina Klein

December 2014

Bar-Ilan University Prof. Pnina Klein, winner of the 2011 Israel Prize in Education Research, died on November 27th following a battle with cancer. Prof. Klein, who was 69, oversaw numerous US projects that improved the lives of children at risk.

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BIU Grad Eitan Ahimor

November 2014

VP of Citigroup Bank discusses the benefits of his BIU education. Says studies in economics and jewish studies compliment each other.

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BIU Futurist Predictions

June 2014

Within the next 35 years, Israel will have approximately 12 million Jews out of 18 million Jews worldwide. This prediction was made by BIU Prof. David Passig, a futurist and author of the best-selling books The Future Code and 2048, during his recent visit to New York City.

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Sperber Why Modern Orthodoxy is True Orthodoxy

November 2012

Never one to shy away from taking on challenging issues within Orthodox Jewry, world-renowned Talmud scholar at Bar-Ilan University Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber spoke to an overflow crowd on October 18th at The Jewish Center in New York City about “Why Modern Orthodoxy is True Orthodoxy.”

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Soloveitchik Conference

August 2012

Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Yeshiva University (YU) bring together academics and rabbis to discuss the impact of the thoughts of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, a major proponent of Torah Umadda, combining the best of Torah scholarship with the best of secular wisdom.

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Celebrate Israel Parade 2012

July 2012

American Friends of Bar-Ilan University joins with other Israeli universities for the first time in sponsoring a float at the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City.

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Med School Dean Visits US

July 2012

New BIU Medical School Dean Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa made his first official visit to the United States on June 26th 2012. The reception held at the Lotos Club in Manhattan was attended by members of the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) Board and prominent leaders.

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