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  • Prof. Aviad Frydman, Department of Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Prof. Aviad Frydman, Department of Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior

    For the first time, scientists, led by Prof. Aviad Frydman, of the Department of Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a "nano-trampoline". This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum phase transition from a superconducting state to an electrically insulating state close to absolute zero temperature, and is expected to be a milestone in the understanding of physical processes that govern the behavior of ultrathin systems at ultralow temperatures.

    Date: 2017-02-22 Hour: 12:13

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  • Medical School Researchers: Israeli Medical System Must Adapt to Changing Realities

    The unique characteristics of the next generation of medical professionals in Israel, combined with the current model of physician employment, may pose a tangible threat to the high quality of public clinical care and medical education in the near future, and to the continued flourishing of clinical research.  This is the assertion of doctors and researchers at Bar-Ilan University's School of Medicine in the Galilee and its partner hospital, Ziv Medical Center in Safed.  In a new article published in the Journal of the Israel Medical Association (IMAJ), they explore this growing dilemma and offer a number of recommendations to overcome it.

    Date: 2017-02-20 Hour: 8:11

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  • Dr. Shimon Ohayon, Director, Dahan Center

    Dr. Shimon Ohayon, Director, Dahan Center

    Dahan Center Receives Prime Minister's Prize for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry

    The Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society & Education in the Sephardic Heritage is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry from the Ministry for Social Equality.  

    Date: 2017-02-08 Hour: 7:59

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  • Prof. Reuven Cohen, Dr. Rachel Levy-Drummer, Chen Shevelov, Dr. Shai Gul, Prof. Miri Faust, Prof. Uzi Vishne, Prof. Moshe Lewenstein, and Prof. Ron Unger

    Prof. Reuven Cohen, Dr. Rachel Levy-Drummer, Chen Shevelov, Dr. Shai Gul, Prof. Miri Faust, Prof. Uzi Vishne, Prof. Moshe Lewenstein, and Prof. Ron Unger

    Math Department Alumnus Honored for His Contribution to the Community

    The outstanding initiative of a former Bar-Ilan University math student has earned him recognition from the Council for Higher Education (CHE) – and the administration of Bar-Ilan University.  

    Date: 2017-02-06 Hour: 7:54

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  • Prof. Zehavit Gross addresses the panel

    Prof. Zehavit Gross addresses the panel

    Prof. Zehavit Gross Addresses Israeli Knesset on Holocaust Instruction

    Prof. Zehavit Gross, Director of Bar-Ilan University's Sal Van Gelder Institute for Holocaust Research in the Churgin School of Education, was the keynote speaker at a Knesset Education Committee meeting marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Date: 2017-02-05 Hour: 7:53

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  • Prof. Dror Fixler, Faculty of Engineering

    Prof. Dror Fixler, Faculty of Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dror Fixler Honored by Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Prof. Dror Fixler, of the Faculty of Engineering's electro-optics study track, has received the President‘s International Fellowship Initiative Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This prestigious honor is reserved for ten foreign researchers who have made outstanding contributions to facilitating cooperation with the CAS in science and technology. 

    Date: 2017-01-31 Hour: 14:20

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  • Turkish Ambassador Ökum addresses the conference

    Turkish Ambassador Ökum addresses the conference

    New Turkish Ambassador to Israel Delivers First Public Remarks at Dahan Center Conference

    In his first public address since assuming his post, Turkish Ambassador to Israel Kemal Ökum delivered opening remarks at a Bar-Ilan University conference on Turkish Jewry.  Hosted by the Dahan Center for Culture, Society & Education in the Sephardic Heritage, together with the Ben Zvi Institute, the conference explored various aspects of Turkish Jewish Aliyah, society and culture. 

    Date: 2017-01-30 Hour: 13:47

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  • Prof. Haya Itzhaky, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

    Prof. Haya Itzhaky, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

    BIU Study: Israeli Backpackers Demonstrated Resounding Resilience, Leadership in Immediate Aftermath of Devastating Nepal Earthquake

    Prof. Haya Itzhaky, of the Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, and team published the findings of a study which found that Israeli tourists caught in the 2015 Nepal earthquake initially experienced emotional turmoil but quickly recovered and sprung into action to help others.  The study was published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress. 

    Date: 2016-12-25 Hour: 8:24

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  • Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz

    Academic Year 2016-17 Opens: A Letter of Welcome from the University President

    Bar-Ilan University President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz greets students with a special letter of welcome.  

    Date: 2016-11-06 Hour: 12:57

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  • Bar-Ilan University alumnus Nir Shabi performs at the event

    Bar-Ilan University alumnus Nir Shabi performs at the event

    Board of Trustees and Students Bond at Special Luncheon

    During the 61st annual meetings of the Board of Trustees this week, Bar-Ilan University and the Dean of Students Office hosted a "Meet Our Students" Luncheon with the participation of members of the Board of Trustees and outstanding students. The event took place under the auspices of the Dean of Students Office.

    Date: 2016-06-15 Hour: 13:06

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  • Members of the Morris family, with officials of Bar-Ilan University and the British Friends of the University at the Conrad Morris Pathway of Friendship

    "A man who literally helped build Bar-Ilan University": British philanthropist Dr. Conrad Morris remembered

    On the two-year anniversary of his passing, family, friends and members of the Bar-Ilan University Board of Trustees and the British Friends of Bar-Ilan University gathered to remember the late Dr. (Honoris Causa) Conrad Morris, who worked for decades promoting educational and social projects for Jewish causes in the United Kingdom and in Israel.  The ceremony also marked the dedication of the Conrad Morris Pathway of Friendship on campus.

    Date: 2016-06-15 Hour: 12:10

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  • Isi Leibler (center) upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University

    Bar-Ilan University Honors Australian-Israeli Jewish Leader Isi Leibler

    Celebrating the 61st annual meetings of its Board of Trustees, Bar-Ilan University  awarded an honorary doctorate to Isi Leibler, world statesman and fervent advocate of the State of Israel.  At two additional events on campus, Mr. Leibler delivered a lecture on Israel and Diaspora Jewry – A Looming Crisis and a plaque was unveiled at the future home of The Leibler Reference Collection -- the University's Wurzweiler Central Library.​

    Date: 2016-06-13 Hour: 12:10

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  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Program in Conflict Resolution

    The Bar-Ilan University Interdisciplinary Summer Program in Conflict Resolution is a certificate program -- taught entirely in English -- which offers students the opportunity to earn ten academic credits (five courses, including an internship with peace NGOs and leading think tanks) in four weeks (June 30 – July 28, 2016).  Individual courses (12 days each) are also offered.  

    Date: 2016-02-02 Hour: 12:57

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  • Dr. Danielle Gurevitch and Dr. Alon Levkowitz with the South Korean student delegation

    Bar-Ilan University Hosts South Korean Student Delegation

    Bar-Ilan University this week hosted a South Korean delegation of students interested in the University's research and scientific achievements.  Representing leading universities in their country, the delegation met with students in the Asian Studies Program and engaged in a discussion with them about cultural differences and similarities between Israel and South Korea.

    Date: 2015-11-11 Hour: 11:04

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  • Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, holding a sample from the ​excavation site

    Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, holding a sample from the ​excavation site

    Researchers Identify Plant Cultivation in a 23,000-year-old site in the Galilee, 11,000 Years before Earliest-Known Agriculture

    Recently, the traditional dating of humans' first agricultural attempt was shaken up by the discovery of the earliest-known example of plant cultivation in the Levant, 11,000 years earlier than previously accepted. The team of archaeologists, botanists, and ecologists who made the discovery, led by Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, published their work in the scientific journal PlosOne.

    Date: 2015-07-29 Hour: 11:23

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  • Dr. Eli Even, Director, Research Authority

    International Consortium Including Bar-Ilan University Researchers Awarded EU Grant

    An international consortium including two Bar-Ilan University researchers has received a two-year European Union grant for its web-based entrepreneurship project.    

    Date: 2015-04-15 Hour: 11:39

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  • Prof. Aviad Frydman, Department of Physics

    Bar-Ilan University Researcher First to Observe “God Particle” Analogue in Superconductors

      Introduces “Tabletop” Technique for Examining the Standard Model of Physics’ Most Celebrated Missing Link

    Date: 2015-02-19 Hour: 10:31

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  • Bar-Ilan University President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz addresses the gathering

    Bar-Ilan University Awards 616 Scholarships in Memory of Two of its Fallen Alumni

    Two Bar-Ilan University alumni who lost their lives in combat during last summer's Gaza War were remembered at a moving ceremony on campus at which the University also awarded more than 600 scholarships in their names.  Capt. Tsvi Kaplan and Capt. Dmitri Levitas were classmates in the University's joint program with the IDF elite Tactical Command College, Israel's 'West Point'.

    Date: 2015-01-01 Hour: 12:30

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  • Prof. Aaron Demsky, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History

    Bar-Ilan University Historian to Receive Bialik Prize for Jewish Thought

      Prof. Aaron Demsky, of Bar-Ilan University's Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, is to receive the Bialik Prize for Jewish Thought for 2014, the Tel Aviv Municipality has announced.  The literary Prize, awarded bi-annually by the Municipality for significant accomplishments in Jewish studies and Hebrew literature, is named in memory of the poet Hayim Nahman Bialik.   

    Date: 2014-06-29 Hour: 12:14

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  • Literary Approaches to the Book of Genesis Discussed at Bar-Ilan University Conference

    Literary Approaches to the Book of Genesis Discussed at Bar-Ilan University Conference Bar-Ilan University's Zalman Shamir Bible Department sponsored an international conference entitled, “A Literary Creation: Literary Approaches to the Book of Genesis.”  The conference brought together thirteen speakers from four countries, to discuss the literary aspects of what may be some of the most famous and popular stories in all of world literature – the stories of the Book of Genesis.   

    Date: 2014-06-29 Hour: 11:25

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  • Prof. Gideon Parchomovsky

    Faculty of Law Professor Receives Zeltner Prize

    Prof. Gideon Parchomovsky, a researcher of international repute from the Faculty of Law, is the recipient of the Zeltner Prize, awarded annually to encourage research in law and social sciences.  Prof. Parchomovsky is considered one of the leading researchers worldwide in the field of   intellectual property. 

    Date: 2014-04-10 Hour: 12:12

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  • Veteran Israeli senior hi-tech executive Menachem Hasfari, the Business School's first EIR

    Business School Launches Israel's First Academic Counseling Program for Entrepreneurs

    An Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Program, similar to that which exists in leading business schools around the world, is being launched in Israel for the first time by Bar-Ilan University's School of Business Administration.

    Date: 2014-04-10 Hour: 12:09

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  • Bar-Ilan Alumnus Receives Prestigious Appointment from American Jewish Congress

    Bar-Ilan University alumnus Avital Leibovich has been named director of the Israel/Middle East Office of the American Jewish Congress.  Leibovich holds a BA in English literature and political science from Bar-Ilan.

    Date: 2014-04-10 Hour: 12:00

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  • Medical School Reaches out to Community in Advance of Passover

    With the Passover holiday quickly approaching, faculty members of the School of Medicine in the Galilee joined together to volunteer in the local Safed community.

    Date: 2014-04-10 Hour: 11:52

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  • Participants in the Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya workshop from Bar-Ilan University and Berlin's Free University

    Bar-Ilan and German Scholars Studying Contribution of Medieval Syrian Author to Modern-Day Islamic Thought 

     Bar-Ilan University and German researchers are teaming up on a project that may well shed further light on the roots of the Arab Spring, modern-day Islamic thought, and future prospects in Islamic countries.  The three-year research project is being undertaken by scholars from the University's Department of Arabic and Berlin's Free University, and funded by a grant from the German-Israel Foundation (GIF).

    Date: 2013-07-07 Hour: 8:57

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  • Prize recipient Prof. Nachmani (center) with Brig. Gen. Ioannis Galatas (left) and RIEAS Director John Nomikos

    Bar-Ilan Political Scientist Receives International Award for Outstanding Research on the Eastern Mediterranean

    Prof. Amikam Nachmani, Chairman of the Department of Political Science, has been awarded the 2013 Minas Nomikos Prize for Security Research Excellence from the Greek Research Institute for European American Studies (RIEAS). The Prize is bestowed annually upon those whose research significantly contributes to the understanding of security issues affecting Mediterranean countries and influences policy decisions within this realm.  

    Date: 2013-07-02 Hour: 10:44

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  • Prof. Moshe Rosman, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History

    Prof. Moshe Rosman Conducts Extensive Book Tour in Poland

    Prof. Moshe Rosman, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History, appeared at a number of events organized in three Polish cities to mark the publication of his award-winning book How Jewish Is Jewish History? in Polish.

    Date: 2011-12-25 Hour: 13:06

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  • Dr. Shira Offer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

    BIU Study Reveals Working Moms Multitask More and Have Worse Time Doing So Than Dads

    Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. "Gender differences in multitasking are not only a matter of quantity but, more importantly, quality," said Dr. Shira Offer, the lead author of the study and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  

    Date: 2011-12-01 Hour: 16:49

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  • Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    BINA Plays Prominent Role in First France-Israel Conference on Nanotechnology

    Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), who earlier this year received the Israel Ministry of Health Research Prize for Excellent Scientist, is part of the conference organizing committee.  He delivered greetings at the opening of the conference and will also chair a conference session on Nanomedicine. 

    Date: 2011-11-20 Hour: 14:15

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  • The Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee

    Bar-Ilan University Launches Israel's Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee

    On Sunday, October 30, Bar-Ilan University will officially open its Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee (in the historic city of Safed), in the presence of the President of Israel, Prime Minister, government ministers, regional council heads, Galilee hospital directors, Council for Higher Education leaders, and prominent businesspeople.

    Date: 2011-10-27 Hour: 14:28

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  • Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh 

    University President Praises Israel Government for Approval of Additional Funding Toward Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee

    On the eve of the Jewish New Year 5772, Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh is praising the government of Israel for its recent approval of an additional NIS 20 million toward the establishment of the University's Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee.  

    Date: 2011-09-26 Hour: 16:03

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  • New Free Shuttle Service at BIU Campus

    Bar-Ilan University will launch a new free shuttle service at the Ramat Gan campus on October 23rd, one week before the beginning of the new academic year.

    Date: 2011-08-08 Hour: 8:19

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  • BIU's new Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometer (RBS)

    BIU Installs Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometer (RBS), first of its kind in Israel, to do nanometer-scale analysis of materials ranging from computer chips to fine art

    A new RBS (Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometer), the first of its kind in Israel, has been acquired by the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanonoscience and Advanced Materials (BINA) at Bar-Ilan University. It has unique capabilities for the 3D analysis of the structure of materials and its installation constitutes a major upgrade in the analytical capabilities of the scientific community in Israel. The new spectrometer will provide scientists and engineers with a detailed view of the composition of complex materials and will allow them to extract (in a non-destructive fashion) structural information with a resolution of one billionth of a meter.

    Date: 2011-08-04 Hour: 9:29

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  • Prof. Zeev Zalevsky

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky was awarded the Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Head of the Electro - Optics division at the School of Engineering was awarded the prestigious "Leon and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research" for the academic year 2010/2011 for his research on Multi-Functional Bio-Medical Micro Probe. 

    Date: 2011-08-03 Hour: 16:19

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  • Prof. Aren Maeir, Head of the dig of Gath, with the 3,000 year old Alter

    A 3,000 Year Old Altar Found at the Philistine City Dig

    A 3,000 old stone altar discovered at the archaeological dig at Tell Es Safi - Gath, city of Philistines, led by Prof. Aren Maeir, of BIU's Department of Archaeology and Land of Israel Studies.

    Date: 2011-07-27 Hour: 12:53

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  • Parashat Hashavua - Parashat Beha'alotekha: Transporting the Ark in the Wilderness

    Date: 2011-06-12 Hour: 10:53

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  • Computer rendering of BIU's Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee

    New Faculty of Medicine Recruiting Returning Israeli Students and Faculty from Abroad

    The physician training program, which will launch in October 2011, is bringing home 50 Israeli medical students currently studying abroad who will comprise the Faculty’s first year class. There will eventually be two programs, Prof. Breitbart explains. The first is for Israelis who are learning medicine already in Europe. After three years learning abroad, they will finish with an additional three years at Bar-Ilan.  

    Date: 2011-06-05 Hour: 12:11

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  • Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi

    Bar-Ilan University to Award Honorary Doctorate to Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi

    One of Israel’s most decorated soldiers, Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi is being recognized for his distinguished career dedicated to improving the military preparedness and the deterrent strength of the State of Israel.

    Date: 2011-05-24 Hour: 10:40

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  • Dean of Students Office and Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Launching All-English BA Program 

    Bar-Ilan University is about to become the first university in Israel to offer a BA program taught entirely in English.  The new program -- a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences -- will combine study in economics, political science and sociology.  It is being launched by the University's Dean of Students Office and Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.  Applications are now being accepted for study beginning this Fall.  

    Date: 2011-04-13 Hour: 14:12

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  • Deputy President Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats

    Deputy President Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats Visits Academic Institutions in Shanghai

    Bar-Ilan University Deputy President Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats recently returned from a fruitful visit to China, where she visited four of the country's most prestigious academic institutions.  Together, Prof. Zilbershats and the leadership of each of these institutions agreed to pursue opportunities for academic cooperation with Bar-Ilan, including special study programs and possibilities for student and faculty exchange programs. 

    Date: 2011-04-13 Hour: 11:37

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  • Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaacov Amidror (center) flanked by Bar-Ilan University Professors Zeev Maghen (left) and Gerald Steinberg

    Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaacov Amidror Delivers Keynote Address at Bar-Ilan University Ambassadors' Forum

    Israel does not want to attack Iran, but if the international community fails to stop it from achieving nuclear capability, Israel may be in a position whereby it has no other alternative. This was the message that Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaacov Amidror delivered this morning to more than 50 ambassadors and senior diplomats attending Bar-Ilan University's fifth Ambassadors' Forum. Maj. Gen. Amidror stressed that Israel is considering every non-military option possible in dealing with the Iranian threat.

    Date: 2011-02-01 Hour: 16:07

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  • Prof. Yehuda Lindell, organizer of the Winter School along with Prof. Benny Pinkas

    Department of Computer Science Hosting Winter School on Secure Computation and Efficiency

    Bar-Ilan University's Department of Computer Science this week is hosting a three-day, international Winter School on Secure Computation and Efficiency. Approximately half of the 70 participants, mainly PhD students, hail from various countries abroad, and mostly from Europe. The Winter School is aimed at studying in depth the topic of secure computation, one of the major research areas of the cryptography group at Bar-Ilan University. 

    Date: 2011-01-30 Hour: 10:29

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  • (Left to right): Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dr. Oren Harman, and Bar-Ilan Deputy President Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats

    Dr. Oren Harman's Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

    "The Price of Altruism", the acclaimed book authored by Dr. Oren Harman, Director of Bar-Ilan University's Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society, is a candidate for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.  This in addition to recently being ranked among the One Hundred Notable Books of 2010 by The New York Times. 

    Date: 2010-12-30 Hour: 13:50

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  • Prof. Nilüfer Narlı

    Turkish University Professor and Author to Give a Lecture at Bar-Ilan's Middle Eastern Studies Department

    Date: 2010-12-16 Hour: 20:40

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  • Computer rendering of the Bar-Ilan Faculty of Medicine

    Following Council for Higher Education Approval: Classes in Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Medicine to Begin in the 2011-12 Academic Year

    Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh praised the decision of the Israel Council for Higher Education to approve the University's medical program in its planned Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee.  Prof. Kaveh said he is convinced that the Council's approval will make a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of Israel's Galilee region.  

    Date: 2010-12-02 Hour: 14:59

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  • Left to right: Rabbi Tully Bryks, Dean and Founding Director, Israel Experience, YU President Richard Joel and Rabbi Ari Kahn, Dean, Israel Experience, and Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University

    Yeshiva University President Addresses Students of Israel Experience Program at Bar-Ilan University

    In Israel for just a brief visit, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel shared the eve of the first day of Chanukah with students enrolled in the Israel Experience Program at Bar-Ilan University.

    Date: 2010-12-02 Hour: 14:31

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  • Dr. David Zitoun (left), of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, with members of the French delegation that visited the University

    BIU Nano Makes a Big Hit

    Bar-Ilan University researchers and their scientific advances featured prominently at a major international nanotechnology conference held in Tel Aviv.  Prof. Arie Zaban, Director of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), served as a co-chair of the conference and chairperson of its Scientific Committee.An electronic system of lasers developed by Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, of the School of Engineering and BINA, was among the achievements reported at the conference, which included research presentations by world-class scientists, including Nobel Prize-winning physicist Prof. Andre Geim.  

    Date: 2010-11-11 Hour: 23:00

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  • "Fringes -- Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery" book cover

    Bar-Ilan University's Leiber Center Releases Jewish Art Publication

    "Fringes -- Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery" is the latest publication in a series published under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University's Leiber Center for Jewish Art Exhibitions. The series focuses on research and documentation of contemporary Jewish art discourse in Israel.

    Date: 2010-10-13 Hour: 11:07

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  • Prof. Zemira Mevarech, Dean of Bar-Ilan's Faculty of Social Sciences

    Prof. Zemira Mevarech Appointed Dean of Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Social Sciences

    Prof. Zemira Mevarech, newly appointed Dean of Bar-Ilan's Faculty of Social Sciences, is the former head of the University's Churgin School of Education, the largest school of education in Israel. She has won international acclaim as a researcher in education, and specializes in mathematical and meta-cognitive methods of teaching.

    Date: 2010-10-11 Hour: 13:17

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  • Students and faculty stroll the Lilly Shapell Central Promenade on a break between classes on the first day of the 2010-11 academic year

    Academic Year 2010-11 Opens at Bar-Ilan University

    Among the University's most sought after majors (in order of popularity): Law, Economics (Accounting/Business Administration), Social Work, Logistics Management, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotechnology, Psychology, Engineering and Computer Science.

    Date: 2010-10-11 Hour: 13:15

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  • Prof. David Tzuriel, Churgin School of Education, Bar-Ilan University

    Gender Gap in Spatial Ability Can Be Reduced Through Training

    A new study published in Child Development describes an intervention that is effective in eliminating the gender gap in spatial abilities. While the research doesn’t yet show that the intervention leads to better achievement in science, math, and engineering for girls, this is a promising direction for supporting girls’ achievement and eventual contributions in these areas by cognitive education programs, according to the authors, Prof. David Tzuriel and Dr. Gila Egozi, of the Churgin School of Education.

    Date: 2010-10-10 Hour: 9:51

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  • Prof. Shlomo Romi, Director of Bar-Ilan University's Churgin School of Education

    Prof. Shlomo Romi Appointed Director of Bar-Ilan University's Churgin School of Education

    Prof. Shlomo Romi has been appointed Director of Bar-Ilan University's Churgin School of Education.  He replaces Prof. Zemira Mevarech, incoming Dean of the University's Faculty of Social Sciences.

    Date: 2010-10-10 Hour: 9:44

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  • Dr. Yaakov Tischler and MIT Intern Lily Berger

    Five MIT Israel interns spend the summer at Bar-Ilan University working with BIU experts in chemistry, engineering and psychology.

    Date: 2010-09-19 Hour: 15:33

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  • Bruce L. Smith, Ph.D.

    Prof. Bruce L. Smith, of the University of California at Berkeley, will hold a Psychodiagnosis Seminar at Bar Ilan.

    Date: 2010-09-16 Hour: 11:45

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  • Bar Ilan Faculty of Law and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Open the Registration for the Executive LL.M. Program

    The Program offers a variety of courses focusing on international commerce, commercial arbitration, international negotiation and mediation, law and commerce, international commerce, and more. Students will be able to complete the Program's requirements and receive their LL.M. within one school year. A two-week summer semester will be held in the ICC's offices in Paris, France. Courses will be held by the ICC's executive management members, and will include commercial international arbitration according to ICC regulations, and ICC regulations for international trade and documentary credit. A seminar will be held in the OECD office on the subject of "the financial and legal ramifications of Israel's membership in the OECD.

    Date: 2010-09-16 Hour: 10:00

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  • The Balsam Plant

    The Balsam Plant is restored to the Land of Israel after 1500 years

    In a conference held at the city of David in Jerusalem on 22 Elul 5770 (September 1, 2010) it was revealed for the first time that the Balsam plant (Commiphora gileadensis ) or Opobalsamum known for its unique perfume and extraordinary medicinal properties has been successfully grown in Israel, after becoming extinct hundreds of years ago.

    Date: 2010-09-05 Hour: 8:54

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  • Hagai Shefi z"l

    Bar-Ilan University names a garden gate after Hagai Shefi, who was killed in 9/11.

    Bar-Ilan University commemorates the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by naming a garden gate after Bar-Ilan graduate Hagai Shefi, who was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    Date: 2010-08-31 Hour: 15:10

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  • Dr. Shlomy Muaelm

    Dr. Shlomy Mualem awarded Japan's most prestigious grant.

    Dr. Shlomy Mualem, Head of the M.A. Program in East Asian Studies at Bar Ilan University, was awarded Japan's most prestigious grant by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

    Date: 2010-08-31 Hour: 09:00

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  • The Origins of Jewish Secularization in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    Prof. Shmuel Feiner won the Zalman Shazar Award for Research in Jewish History.

    Prof. Shmuel Feiner, of the Department of Jewish History, has won the Zalman Shazar Award for Research in Jewish History, for his book The Origins of Jewish Secularization in Eighteenth-Century Europe. 

    Date: 2010-08-26 Hour: 9:30

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  • Dr. Yossi Harel-Fisch

    Dr. Yossi Harel-Fisch was appointed Chief Scientist of the Israel Anti Drug Authority.

    Dr. Yossi Harel-Fisch, a senior faculty member at the School of Education at Bar Ilan University, was appointed Chief Scientist of the Israel Anti Drug Authority.

    Date: 2010-08-25 Hour: 10:38

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  • Prof. Aren Maeir, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, describes some of the finds uncovered in the archaeological dig he directs at Tell es-Safi/Gath

    Down Under at Bar-Ilan University: Science and Technology Minister Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz Welcomes Australian Delegation to Israel and Encourages Scientific Ties

    Date: 2010-06-09 Hour: 16:15

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  • Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh

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    Date: 2010-05-11 Hour: 12:02

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