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  • Prof. Edward L. Greenstein, Zalman Shamir Bible Department

    Prof. Edward L. Greenstein, Zalman Shamir Bible Department

    Bible Studies Scholar Receives Second Prestigious Prize This Year

    Prof. (Emeritus) Edward L. Greenstein, of Bar-Ilan’s Zalman Shamir Bible Department, will be awarded the prestigious Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for 2020 in the category of Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity.   

    Date: 2020-12-02 Hour: 11:33

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  • A New Record at Bar-Ilan University: Women Comprise 61% of the University's 2020 PhD Recipients

    The large number of female graduates is a reflection of our efforts in recent years to further encourage female researchers to develop their skills and strive to reach the top of their fields," said University President Prof. Arie Zaban. 

    Date: 2020-11-26 Hour: 12:36

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  • Dr. Liad Uziel, Department of Psychology

    Dr. Liad Uziel, Department of Psychology

    Being Alone and Socializing with Others Each Contributes Differently to Our Personal Development

    How do people experience time alone and time with others? Findings from a new Bar-Ilan University study led by Dr. Liad Uziel, of the Department of Psychology, reveal the intricacies of people's experiences in these basic social conditions. 

    Date: 2020-11-19 Hour: 13:28

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  • Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban, Roger Grass, and university administrators bury the time capsule at the site of the future building

    Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban, Roger Grass, and university administrators bury the time capsule at the site of the future building

    Cornerstone Laid for the Alexander Grass Computer Science Building

    One of the largest departments at Bar-Ilan University is getting a new home. When completed the Alexander Grass Computer Science Building will include a two-story robotics lab, a wing dedicated to the Center for Cyber Defense and Cryptography, an innovation area, an auditorium, student seating areas, and additional state-of-the-art amenities. 

    Date: 2020-11-18 Hour: 7:42

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  • An illustration showing how highly nanostructured 3-D superconducting materials can be created based on DNA self-assembly

    An illustration showing how highly nanostructured 3-D superconducting materials can be created based on DNA self-assembly

    Making 3-D Nanosuperconductors with DNA

    Complex 3-D nanoscale architectures based on DNA self-assembly can conduct electricity without resistance and may provide a platform for fabricating quantum computing and sensing devices.

    Date: 2020-11-17 Hour: 17:41

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  • Rapid decision making: A deep learning neural network where each handwritten digit is presented only once to the trained network

    Rapid decision making: A deep learning neural network where each handwritten digit is presented only once to the trained network

    Physics Can Assist with Key Challenges in Artificial Intelligence

    A physical mechanism a priori reveals how many examples in deep learning are required to achieve a desired test accuracy. It surprisingly indicates that learning each example once is almost equivalent to learning examples repeatedly, according to new research published by Prof. Ido Kanter, of the Department of Physics and Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, and team.   

    Date: 2020-11-12 Hour: 12:34

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  • Bundles release post spawning of the coral Acropora millepora (control corals, no light pollution) Credit: Charlon Ligson

    Bundles release post spawning of the coral Acropora millepora (control corals, no light pollution) Credit: Charlon Ligson

    Light Pollution at Night Severely Disrupts the Reproductive Cycle of Corals

    Due to the high rate of urban development in marine coastal areas around the world, light pollution could further threaten coral communities’ populations, which are already under severe degradation. A new study led by researchers from Bar-Ilan University demonstrates how light pollution is negatively impacting the reproductive cycle of two coral species.

    Date: 2020-11-08 Hour: 14:59

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  • Prof. Shlomo Margel, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Prof. Shlomo Margel, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Prof. Shlomo Margel Receives Nano Innovation Award

    Prof. Margel, of the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, is a pioneer in the field of surface nanotechnology, particularly in the design of functional nano- and micrometer-sized particles for medical and industrial applications.

    Date: 2020-11-04 Hour: 9:54

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  • Breakdown of Gene Coordination During Aging Suggests a Substantial Challenge to Longevity

    In a study published in the journal Nature Metabolism, researchers report evidence that supports, for the first time, a longstanding theory on the aging process in cells.     

    Date: 2020-11-03 Hour: 14:57

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  • Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz, Chairman, Department of Chemistry

    Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz, Chairman, Department of Chemistry

    Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz Partners in EU Project in Drug Design Education and Innovation

    The Advanced Learning for Innovative Drug Discovery project, a new initiative based at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany and funded by the European Union, will train PhD students in translational research for drug discovery and chemoinformatics.  In the framework of the project, Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz, who heads the molecular modeling, computer-aided drug design and chemoinformatics lab, will deliver talks about his work using machine learning in drug design and materials informatics. 

    Date: 2020-11-01 Hour: 16:44

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  • PhD candidate Yanai Elazar

    PhD candidate Yanai Elazar

    Computer Science Student Awarded Google Fellowship

    Yanai Elazar, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, is the recipient of a prestigious Google PhD Fellowship for 2020.  Elazar has been awarded the Fellowship in Natural Language Processing, a highly competitive category in which only four doctoral candidates from around the world were recognized.

    Date: 2020-10-28 Hour: 10:34

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  • New at Bar-Ilan University: Online International Hebrew Ulpan

    Bar-Ilan University’s International School and the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages are launching “Hebrew Ulpan Online”, a Hebrew language course via Zoom, beginning on November 25, 2020.

    Date: 2020-10-26 Hour: 14:09

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  • University Ranked Second in Israeli Student Satisfaction Survey

    Bar-Ilan University ranked second in student satisfaction in the annual survey of the National Union of Israeli Students. Bar-Ilan received a high rating in surveys both among university students as well as among college and university students combined. 

    Date: 2020-10-26 Hour: 7:46

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  • Identification of macrophages cells with gold nanorods

    Identification of macrophages cells with gold nanorods

    Researchers Use Gold Nanorod Scattering to Identify Immune System's 'Killer and Savior'

    "Further development of this technique will lead us to build a new point of care or a biopsy tool which can predict the stages of manifestation of diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and fibrosis just from the simple tissue fluids or blood samples," says Prof. Dror Fixler, Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

    Date: 2020-10-25 Hour: 12:05

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  • Prof. Doron Aurbach, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Prof. Doron Aurbach, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Israel Chemical Society to Award Gold Medal to Prof. Doron Aurbach

    The Israel Chemical Society (ICS) will award its 2020 Gold Medal to Prof. Doron Aurbach, of the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.  Prof. Aurbach is being recognized for his breakthrough contributions to non-aqueous electrochemistry, development of novel analytical tools, and the invention of new rechargeable batteries and electrochemical processes for water treatment.

    Date: 2020-10-22 Hour: 17:12

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  • Prof. Omry Koren, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    Prof. Omry Koren, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    Gut Bacteria Linked to Weight Gain Following Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer

    Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, researchers from the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine and the Galilee Medical Center say they eventually hope to identify women at risk and offer methods to prevent weight gain following chemotherapy.

    Date: 2020-10-22 Hour: 12:21

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  •  Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Bar-Ilan University Researcher among International Trio Awarded $4 Million NIH Grant

    Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, and colleagues from the United States will work to shed new light on nuclear dynamics and their impact on the biology of gene regulation.

    Date: 2020-10-19 Hour: 9:33

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  • Outdoor learning at Bar-Ilan University

    Outdoor learning at Bar-Ilan University

    The 2020-21 Academic Year at Bar-Ilan University Will Begin Via Zoom

    Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic year at Bar-Ilan University will begin via Zoom learning. When the situation improves frontal learning will be combined with online study.

    Date: 2020-09-29 Hour: 17:45

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  • University President Prof. Arie Zaban (left) with Amb. Hans Docter

    University President Prof. Arie Zaban (left) with Amb. Hans Docter

    Dutch Ambassador Visits Bar-Ilan University

    Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban today welcomed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Israel Hans Docter to campus for a visit aimed at developing and advancing strategic and research cooperation.  

    Date: 2020-08-13 Hour: 15:23

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  • Prof. Ido Kanter, Department of Physics and Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center

    Researchers Rebuild the Bridge Between Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

    A half-century-old bridge between neuroscience and artificial intelligence has been revived through a newly-revealed ultrafast brain-inspired learning mechanism utilized to accelerate existing artifical intelligence learning algorithms based on small datasets.

    Date: 2020-04-23 Hour: 17:29

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  • Prof. Moshe Rosman, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry. photo credit: Smadar Bergman

    Bar-Ilan University Historian to Receive the Coveted Rothschild Prize

    Prof. Moshe Rosman, an authority on Polish Jewry whose diverse scholarly works and expertise have made an impact on the study of Jewish history and been recognized around the world, is the recipient of the coveted Rothschild Prize in Jewish Studies for 2020 for his lifetime achievements.  

    Date: 2020-04-23 Hour: 16:28

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  • Prof. Amit Shrira

    Coronavirus: Post-Trauma Expert Offers Tips for Assisting Holocaust Survivors to Cope with Current Crisis

    Holocaust survivors account for about half of Jews over the age of 75 living in Israel. They belong to the age group most at risk for health complications from the coronavirus. The coronavirus has taken charge the lives of the elderly, including Holocaust survivors. The first victim of the virus in Israel, Aryeh Even, was a Holocaust survivor.  

    Date: 2020-04-23 Hour: 15:46

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  • Coronavirus: University Offers Financial Assistance to Students

    Bar-Ilan University's Dean of Students Prof. Arie Reich, together with the Student Union, has established a joint scholarship fund to assist students whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus crisis with tuition and housing payments. An instant loan fund has also been launched. 

    Date: 2020-04-01 Hour: 13:10

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  • Coronavirus: BESA Center Researchers Offer Expert Analysis

    Perspectives Papers published by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies provide analysis from BESA Center research associates and outside experts on the most important issues pertaining to Israel and the Middle East.  Many recent Perspectives Papers have focused on various issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Date: 2020-03-31 Hour: 12:53

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  • Prof. Sophie Walsh, Department of Criminology

    Prof. Sophie Walsh, Department of Criminology

    Being Bullied as a Teen is Associated with Growing Up in Areas of Income Inequality

    Growing up in areas with income inequality is associated with being bullied, according to a new study, which surveyed approximately 874,000 children in 40 medium and high income countries in Europe, North America and Israel. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, was conducted by an international team led by Canadian researchers together with scholars from Ireland, Poland, Romania and Prof. Sophie Walsh, of the Department of Criminology at Bar-Ilan University.

    Date: 2019-05-14 Hour: 11:00

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  • Left to right: JPC Director General and event moderator Uri Dromi, Prof. Noa Aharony, Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, and Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger

    Left to right: JPC Director General and event moderator Uri Dromi, Prof. Noa Aharony, Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, and Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger

    Political and Information Scientists Speak Out on Upcoming Elections

    Ahead of next week's Israeli elections, Bar-Ilan University researchers from Bar-Ilan University's Departments of Political Studies and Information Science delivered a lively and informative briefing at the Jerusalem Press Club.

    Date: 2019-04-02 Hour: 13:00

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  • Israel Ministry of Communications Awards Unique License to Bar-Ilan University to Test Advanced Communications Technologies such as IoT and 5th Generation

    Bar-Ilan University is the first Israeli university to have been granted a unique license from the Israel Ministry of Communications to carry out a variety of experiments in advanced technologies.  These technologies include 5th Generation, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT), which will enable devices like vehicles and home appliances to communicate and interact over the Internet. 

    Date: 2019-01-30 Hour: 14:56

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  • Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies Deeply Mourn the Passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies deeply mourn the passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer, columnist and staunch defender of the State of Israel.  

    Date: 2018-06-24 Hour: 13:15

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  • Twelve Researchers Receive Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation

    The 2018 Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation has been awarded to 12 faculty members in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.  The recipients were selected by a committee headed by University Rector Prof. Miriam Faust, and including Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Prof. (Emeritus) Moshe Deutsch, and Prof. (Emerita) Roselyne Koren.

    Date: 2018-06-11 Hour: 10:41

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  • The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of

    The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of opti

    In Brain Stimulation Therapy less might be more

    Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate a new insight for optimizing rTMS, one of the common non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation therapies used to treatbrain disorders such as depression and neuropathic pain.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:43

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  • Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof.  Arie Zaban

    Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof. Arie Zaban

    Ingeborg Rennert Center Honors Former Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

    Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies last evening bestowed its Guardian of Zion Award upon Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel. In delivering the annual Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled " “From Shoah to Revival: Reflections and Conclusions Regarding Dramatic and Historic Events", Lau spoke of a number of worrisome threats facing the Jewish people. 

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:12

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  • The highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Some of the highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Excess Nutrients, Coupled with Climate Change, Damage the Most Highly Resilient Corals

    Israeli scientists joined forces with researchers from the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida and the University of Mississippi to determine how excess nutrients might negatively affect the coral reefs and reduce their resilience to climate change and acidification.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:07

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  • Archaeologists Uncover Earliest Evidence of Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient Near East

    An international team, including archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University, has uncovered the earliest example of the use of a bridle bit with an equid (horse family) in the Near East.  The discovery provides first evidence of the use of the bit (mouth piece) to control an animal long before the appearance of the horse in the Near East.

    Date: 2018-05-22 Hour: 12:33

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