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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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BIU Medical School Opening

January 2013

Fifty-four students from the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee donned medical white coats at a first-of-its kind ceremony symbolizing the transition to the clinical phase of their studies. Over the past few weeks these young doctors-to-be have begun their work in various hospitals throughout the northern region of the country.

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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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Reconstructing The Bible

July 2012

Prof. Menachem Cohen has no doubt that all Hebrew Bibles sitting on bookshelves in Jewish homes around the world contain errors. Sometimes scores, sometimes hundreds. For the most part these are not dramatic mistakes: the absence of the letter yod, an incorrect diacritical mark or cantillation note.

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Bar-Ilan Medical School News

July 2012

Catch up on the latest developments as BIU prepares for the opening of its new Medical School.

News, articles, faculty profiles, the latest ‘Buzz’ about the Medical School “in the news”, and much more!

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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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Med School White Coat Ceremony

July 2012

Fifty-four students from the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee donned medical white coats at a first-of-its kind ceremony symbolizing the transition to the clinical phase of their studies.

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Upheaval In Egypt

July 2012

Get the latest analysis on the crisis in Egypt from BIU Scholars and the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies at BIU.

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