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    How Israeli universities are at the forefront of defeating coronavirus

    Bar-Ilan University is featured in an article published by the London Jewish News about Israeli universities at the forefront of defeating coronavirus.  

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:49


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    Prof. Kimmy Caplan, Chairman, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry

    Haredim and the virus: More than what the lens captures

    Prof. Kimmy Caplan, Chairman of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, was interviewed for a Jerusalem Post article on Haredim and coronavirus.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:48


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    Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Figures offer cautious hope that restrictions may be curbing coronavirus spread

    Prof. Cyrille Cohen, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, was interviewed by The Times of Israel about an improvement in the rate of coronavirus infection in Israel. Joods (Holland) and Hamodia quoted Cohen's Times of Israel interview. Cohen was also interviewed by The Times of Israel about blanket quarantine.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:46


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    Prof. Elise Brezis, Director, Aharon Meir Center for Economic Policy in the Department of Economics

    Israeli economy faces uncertainty as unemployment spikes amid coronavirus pandemic

    Prof. Elise Brezis, Director of the Aharon Meir Center for Economic Policy in the Department of Economics, was interviewed by Xinhua about coronavirus and the Israeli economy.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:43


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    Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    30,000 coronavirus tests per day: Too little, too much, too late?

    Prof. Cyrille Cohen, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, was interviewed for a Jerusalem Post article about how many tests per day are enough to diagnose coronavirus.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:41


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    George Naser, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine student

    Medical Students Volunteer in Hospital Laboratories Diagnosing Coronavirus

    Haaretz published an article about a nationwide initiative in which medical students are volunteering in hospital laboratories to diagnose coronavirus. George Naser and Wiaam Khatib, students at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, are among the students who are volunteering. Naser was interviewed in the Haaretz article.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:39


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    Ran Kremer, graduate student in the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Engineering Student Uses Kalman Filter to Predict Spread of Coronavirus

    Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering student Ran Kremer developed a method to predict the spread of coronavirus, reported The Jewish Press, Breaking Israel News, and Enlace Judio (Mexico).

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:38


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    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Coronavirus: Remote-Sensing Technology Monitors Initial Stages of Pneumonia

    Ondacero radio Spain broadcast a piece about technology developed by Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Dean of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, and his Spanish colleague Dr. Javier Garcia, of the University of Valencia, that can help in the early detection of coronavirus.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 11:35


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    Dr. Yael Amsterdamer, Department of Computer Science

    Increasing use of big data in Israeli election raises questions

    Dr. Yael Amsterdamer, Department of Computer Science was interviewed by Xinhua about the Likud Party's use of big data in the Israeli elections.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:58


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    Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, Department of French Culture

    Photo exhibition highlights tourism and portraits of Israel

    JForum in French published an article about an exhibit on the portrayal of Israel in tourist guidebooks and photo albums.  The exhibit was researcher by Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, of the Department of French Culture, and curated by Dr. Zvi Orgad and Efrat Fridenzon Harison, of the Department of Jewish Art.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:54


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    Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, Department of Political Studies and BESA Center

    Netanyahu scores comeback in Israeli election

    Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, of the Department of Political Studies and Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, was interviewed in a Washington Post article about the Israeli elections.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:53


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    Prof. Avi Zadok, Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Fiber Sensors May Leave the Jacket On

    Azo Sensors published an article about new research in optical fiber sensors conducted by Prof. Avi Zadok and team from the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering. 

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:51


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    Dr. Netanel Mendelman (left) and Prof. Jordan H. Chill, Department of Chemistry

    Researchers Use Zombie Scanning to Rapidly Study Peptide-Receptor Interactions on the Cell Surface and NMR to Reveal Three-Dimensional Structure of Toxins

    New research published by Prof. Jordan H. Chill, of the Department of Chemistry, with a team from the University of California Irvine was highlighted by Phys.org, Science Daily, and The Jewish Press.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:46


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    Prof. Zehavit Gross, Churgin School of Education

    Queen Esther as a hacker – an innovative feminist reading

    In celebration of Purim, Prof. Zehavit Gross, of the Churgin School of Education, published an article in The Jerusalem Post about Queen Esther from a feminist perspective.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:28


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    Prof. Maoz Fine, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    International Experts Call for Immediate Action to Save the World’s Most Resilient Corals

    Despite political tensions between countries along the Red Sea, researchers, led by Prof. Maoz Fine, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, published an article in Frontiers in Marine Science in which they call upon UNESCO to declare the Red Sea’s entire coral reef as a Marine World Heritage Site, reported Xinhua, The Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Israel 21c, Israel Science Info (France), Juedische Allgemeine (Germany), Diario Judeo (Mexico), Futurity and many more.

    Date: 2020-04-02 Hour: 10:26


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    Veganism and Masculinity

    Doctoral student Shiri Raz wrote a blog about veganism and masculinity for PsychCentral.com.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:52


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    Dr. Sharon Goldman, Vice President of Global Resources

    Driving the Engine of Startup Nation

    Dr. Sharon Goldman, Vice President of Global Resources, was interviewed about Bar-Ilan University by the Canadian Jewish News.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:51


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    Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Director, Center for International Communication and Senior Research Associate, BESA Center

    The foreign policy of US Democrats ahead of election primaries

    The Jerusalem Post published an op-ed by Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Director of the Center for International Communication and Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, about the foreign policy platforms of the democratic candidates running for president of the United States.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:48


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    Dr. Amos Danielli, Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    New Technology Developed at Bar-Ilan University May Significantly Reduce Diagnostic Time of Coronavirus

    Scores of articles and TV reports, in International Business Times (Singapore), Yahoo News (Brazil), Homeland Preparedness News (US), Techable (Japan), Technologie Média (France), and Record TV Brazil (beginning at 4:40) were published/broadcast in the international media in numerous countries about Dr. Amos Danielli's (Kofkin Faculty of Engineering) new technology which can analyze saliva tests within 15 minutes rather than one hour, which it currently takes to diagnose coronavirus.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:47


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    Dr. Nirit Bauminger, Churgin School of Education

    Intervention is Essential for Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation in ASD

    Medical Express and Healthy Kids Blog published articles about Dr. Nirit Bauminger's (Churgin School of Education) new research showing that intervention can help improve loneliness and social isolation among preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:44


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    Prof. Haim Cohen, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Longevity Protein SIRT6 Also Protects against Fatty Liver Disease

    Israel 21c in Spanish published an article about Prof. Haim Cohen's (Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences) latest study which found that SIRT6, a protein involved in regulating many biological processes such as aging, obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation and metabolism, also plays a crucial role in burning and regulating liver fat metabolism.  The article was republished by the Spanish-language news site Aurora and the Mexican Jewish news site Diario Judio.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:40


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    Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger, Department of Political Studies

    Israel's Once Mighty Left Now an Endangered Species

    An Agence France Presse article quoting Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger, of the Department of Political Studies, on the Israeli elections was republished by France 24, Radio Taiwan International, RFI (France), and Middle East Online, L'Obs, Infobae (Argentina) and SWI (Switzerland).

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:37


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    Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, Department of Political Studies and Senior Research Associate, BESA Center

    In Israel, Maybe the 4th Time Will Be the Charm?

    Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, of the Department of Political Studies and Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, was interviewed about the elections by The New York Jewish Week and the Chinese newswire service Xinhua.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 10:34


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    Prof. Moshe Bar, of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center

    Can a New Theory Describe How Our Minds Adapt in Everyday Life?

    The Jerusalem Post, Technology Networks, SciGlow, Neuroscience News, Science Codex and Medical Express published articles about Prof. Moshe Bar, of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, and team's recently-published research on state of mind and personality.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:56


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    Bar-Ilan University student Amili Targownik

    Israeli University Opens Its Doors to Disabled Students

    Israel Economico published an article about Bar-Ilan student Amili Targownik, who provides special assistance from the Sybil Wigdor Student Support and Accessibility Section.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:34


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    Prof. Galia Yanoshevsly, Department of French Culture

    Photo Exhibition Highlights Tourism and Portraits of Israel

    Actualité Juive published an item and I24 News TV in French aired a piece on a new exhibition featuring portraits of Israel in tourist guidebooks and photo albums from 1948 to the present. The exhibition, which will be on display until the beginning of May, was researched by Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, of the Department of French Culture, and curated by Dr. Zvi Orgad and Efrat Fridenzon Harison, of the Department of Jewish Art.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:32


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    Prof. Asher Cohen, Director, School of Communication

    Dimona - The Likud’s desert stronghold

    Prof. Asher Cohen, Director of the School of Communication, was interviewed for a Jerusalem Post article looking at why the city of Dimona continuously supports Prime Minister Netanyahu.  The article was also published in the J. Post International edition.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:29


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    Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    Israeli scientists assist unprecedented mapping of cancer genome

    The Jerusalem Post and Israel Noticias reported on Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, and team's role in the global initiative that succeeded in mapping the cancer genome.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:25


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    Prof. Steve Brenner, Department of Geography and Environment

    As Sea of Galilee Fills to Bursting, Israelis' Joy Overflows

    Prof. Steve Brenner, of the Department of Geography and Environment, was quoted in a Times of Israel article, shared more than 22,000 times, about the rising Kinneret. 

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:23


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    Dr. Tomer Kalisky, Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials and Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Could new Israeli technique spell the end of dialysis?

    It's possible to rejuvenate kidneys and improve their function by using patients' own stem cells, according to a new study led by Tel Hashomer Hospital with the participation of Dr. Tomer Kalisky, of the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials and Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, reported Israel 21c.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:15


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    Prof. Aharon Gedanken, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Israeli Startup Sends Novel Antiviral Tech to China In Bid To Stem Coronavirus Spread

    Sonovia Ltd., the company that acquired the technique developed by Prof. Aharon Gedanken, from the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, and team to make textiles anti-bacterial by coating them with nanoparticles, is working on a fabric that could help stop the spread of coronavirus, reported No Camels and the Times of Israel.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:13


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    Prof. Zohar Amar, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

    Kosher Locusts, Maimonidean Medicine, And Giraffe Mezuzos: An Interview with Professor Zohar Amar

    Prof. Zohar Amar, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, was interviewed by The Jewish Press about kosher locusts, among other topics.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:11


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    Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Director, Center for International Communication and Senior Research Associate, BESA Center

    Israel's undecided voters

    Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Director of the Center for International Communication and Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, was quoted in a Medialine article about Israel's undecided voters. The article was also published by the Canadian Jewish News.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:08


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    A day at the museum: A history of rejection and reconciliation

    Naomi Henoch, a student in the English department, wrote poignantly in The Jerusalem Post about her experience with a fellow Arab student during a class trip to the Israel Museum.

    Date: 2020-03-09 Hour: 9:06


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