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BESA Protective Edge Conference

October 2014

Israel destroyed 80 percent of Hamas rockets in Gaza during this summer’s war revealed Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon at a recent public conference at Bar-Ilan University.

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Zaban Electric Car Battery Technology

October 2014

The Israeli start-up company Phinergy is relying on technology developed by BIU’s Prof. Arie Zaban to create an affordable, long-lasting battery for electric cars. Zaban and his team are partnering with Phinergy to change the base on which the battery operates through contact of aluminum with oxygen and water.

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Ruderman Award to BIU Otzmot Program

October 2014

BIU’s Empowerment (“Otzmot”) Program is among 5 international winners of the 3rd annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. The prize honors organizations worldwide that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish community.

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BESA Gaza Coverage

August 2014

During Operation Protective Edge, Bar-Ilan University has stepped up as a strong advocate for Israel in the foreign affairs arena and the worldwide media.

Through its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan continues to provide leadership as an opinion maker on the world stage.

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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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Most Influential Israeli Women

May 2014

BIU had the highest number of women recognized in Women magazine’s Academia and Education categories among all Israeli universities. Women selected 12 Bar-Ilan affiliated women on its listing of religious Zionist women in Israel who have reached the highest ranks in their fields.

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BIU Lens To Offer Tactile Sight For The Blind

May 2014

Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, head of the Electro-Optics study program at Bar-Ilan’s Faculty of Engineering, has developed a bionic contact lens that has tremendous potential to enable the blind to see. It processes digital images and translates them into tactile sensations, allowing him or her to form a picture.

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BIU Battery Pioneer Awarded

March 2014

Israel’s most well-known battery scientist, Professor Doron Aurbach of Bar-Ilan University, was awarded the prestigious International Battery Association (IBA) Yeager Award on March 3rd, 2014 for his work in advancing battery technology.

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BIU Med School Brings More Doctors

March 2014

Israel’s anticipated shortage of doctors in the next two years, as noted by a blue-ribbon governmental commission, hastened the creation of Bar-Ilan University’s Medical School — the country’s first new medical school in nearly 40 years.

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Peres Hears About Research Breakthroughs at Gonda Brain Center

March 2014

A major highlight of President Shimon Peres’ recent visit to Bar-Ilan was seeing firsthand the cutting-edge research work taking place at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, which has been generously supported by the Gonda Family through a gift to AFBIU.

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Loving Touch is Critical for Premature Infants

January 2014

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, according to BIU Prof. Ruth Feldman of the faculty of Bar-Ilan’s Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center.

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Striving to Improve Earth’s Environment

January 2014

The celebration of Tu B’Shevat encourages people to more closely examine and act on the Jewish value of environmental justice. It is Jewish teachings such as this that underpin Bar-Ilan University’s on-going commitment to preserve our planet’s natural resources and generate new ones for future generations.

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Nano Antimicrobials

December 2013

Millions of people get sick from bacterial infections contracted during a hospital stay that in some cases also cause or contribute to over 100,000 preventable deaths a year. That’s something that BIU Prof. Aharon Gedanken aims to eliminate.

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Returning Scientists Combat Neuro Diseases

December 2013

The Mishna of Pirke Avot defines our sixth decade as the point at which we should be honored as “elderly.” But in medical terms, some 15% of people aged 60-plus get more than added respect; the “prevalence of dementia among community-dwelling elderly in Israel is estimated to be about 20%.”

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Netanyahu BIU Speech 2013

October 2013

Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center (BESA) for Strategic Studies served as the site of a major speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu for the second time in four years. Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out his position that a lasting peace with the Palestinians is only possible if its leadership recognizes Israel as a Jewish State.

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Yocheved Loewenstern

July 2013

“I really love the program, which uniquely integrates both psychology and life sciences, and it’s especially exciting to be getting into research,” says the second-year BIU honors scholar, who was born in Highland Park, New Jersey and grew up in Beit Shemesh.

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Flipped Classroom Program

August 2013

BIU’s Lookstein Center is set to kick off the new school year by training New York-area Jewish day school teachers to use its “flipped classroom” program. In a “flipped classroom,” what students normally do at home is done in school, and what students usually do in school is done at home.

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Novel Nano-Medical Cure for Viral Diseases

August 2013

A new generation of nano-medicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C and other viral infections is being developed by Vecoy Nanomedicines Ltd., a privately held company based out of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA).

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Obama Meets BIU BINA Prof Zaban

April 2013

During his recent visit to Israel, President Obama met with Bar-Ilan University Prof. Arie Zaban, who told the President and Prime Minister Netanyahu about the ongoing improvements of the BIU Aluminum-Air battery for electric vehicles.

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