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  • Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

    Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

    Bar-Ilan University Awarded Ministry of Education Grant to Develop Language and Literacy in Preschoolers

    Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Chairwoman of Bar-Ilan University's Department of English Literature and Linguistics, has been awarded a three-year, one million shekel grant from the Israel Ministry of Education to design and implement an intervention program that will help five-year-old native Arabic speaking children develop language and literacy.

    Date: 2018-07-24 Hour: 11:52

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  • Bar-Ilan University Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli addresses Israeli researchers residing in the United States who were pre-selected to interview for faculty positions at the University

    Bar-Ilan University Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli addresses Israeli researchers residing in the United States who were pre-selected to interview for faculty positions at the University

    Bar-Ilan University and ScienceAbroad Turning Israel's Brain Drain into Brain Gain

    Bar-Ilan University is embarking on its most ambitious faculty recruitment program to date.  Over the next decade the University will recruit 150 new researchers for academic positions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including computer science, life sciences, and medicine.  A delegation of Bar-Ilan professors recently kicked off the recruitment process in the United States.

    Date: 2018-07-24 Hour: 9:13

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  • Dr. David Resnick, of the Churgin School of Education, points to the Israeli flag represented on the CESNUR conference sign

    Dr. David Resnick, of the Churgin School of Education, points to the Israeli flag represented on the CESNUR conference sign

    Churgin School of Education Professor Lectures about Hollywood in Taiwan

    Dr. David Resnick, retired Senior Lecturer in the Churgin School of Education, brought the Israeli flag to Taiwan when he presented a paper at the annual CESNUR Conference entitled "Why Hollywood flirts with new religions, but refuses to adopt them."

    Date: 2018-07-12 Hour: 12:41

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  • Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Isotopia Company and Prof. Rachela Popovtzer Developing Innovative Method for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

    Isotopia Company, in collaboration with Prof. Rachela Popovtzer of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, is conducting a joint study to develop a radioactive marker, based on nanoparticles, for the detection of cancer.    

    Date: 2018-07-10 Hour: 12:49

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    Book cover

    New Book Sheds Light on Everyday Life of Medieval Jews

    In the thirteenth century, an anonymous scribe compiled sixty-nine tales that became Sefer ha-ma’asim, the earliest compilation of Hebrew tales known to us in Western Europe. In a new book published by Wayne State University Press, Prof. Rella Kushelevsky, of Bar-Ilan University's Joseph and Norman Berman Department of Literature of the Jewish People, enlightens the stories’ meanings and reflects the circumstances and environment for Jewish lives in medieval France.

    Date: 2018-07-09 Hour: 15:13

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  • Bar-Ilan University 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient Malcolm Hoenlein (left) and Prof. Adam Ferziger

    Bar-Ilan University 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient Malcolm Hoenlein (left) and Prof. Adam Ferziger

    Academic Center Devoted to Reconceiving Relationship between Judaism in Israel and North America Launched

    While Israel and North America are the two most influential bases of contemporary Judaism, the past decade has seen deep points of contention between the two on many issues. Bar-Ilan University has launched an Impact Center for Research on Judaism in Israel and North America, a first-of-its-kind academic framework in Israel or North America that will propose creative and innovative ideas to reconceive and shape public discourse on the connection between Israeli Judaism and North American Judaism. 

    Date: 2018-07-09 Hour: 8:26

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  • (From left) Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber, President, Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies, Rabbi Lord Sacks, Prof. Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Prof. Miriam Faust, Rector, and Dr. Merav Galili, Vice President for Development

    (From left) Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber, President, Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies, Rabbi Lord Sacks, Prof. Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Prof. Miriam Faust, Rector, and Dr. Merav Galili, Vice President for Development

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at Bar-Ilan University: 'Now is the time for a Renaissance in Jewish thought'

    Addressing a packed auditorium of some 900 faculty, administration, and students at Bar-Ilan University, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks delivered a wide-ranging lecture outlining his view of the contemporary task of Judaism, and addressed some of the most challenging issues on the minds of Jews today.

    Date: 2018-07-09 Hour: 8:20

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  • Prof. Ariel Bendor (left) and Itzik Dessie, of the Faculty of Law

    Prof. Ariel Bendor (left) and Itzik Dessie, of the Faculty of Law

    Canadian Foundation Establishes Legal Clinic at Bar-Ilan University

    Thousands of Israelis lack the means and knowledge necessary to protect and exercise their legal rights. Every year the number of those in need of legal assistance increases. Thanks to the generosity of The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation, of Canada, a new Clinic for the Advancement of Equality – the first of its kind in Israel – is being established at Bar-Ilan University. The Clinic will promote the equality of these groups by targeting discrimination based on group affiliation, monitoring the enforcement of legislation, government decisions, and judicial rulings concerning the promotion of equality of disadvantaged groups, and conducting policy-oriented research.

    Date: 2018-07-08 Hour: 15:27

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  • Prof. Dov-Ber Kotlerman at the gravesite of Der Nister

    Prof. Dov-Ber Kotlerman at the gravesite of Der Nister

    Bar-Ilan University Professor of Literature and Yiddish Wins Two Rockower Awards

    Two Simon Rockower Awards have been presented by the American Association Press Association (AJPA) to Prof. Dov-Ber Kotlerman, of Bar-Ilan University's Joseph and Norman Berman Department of Literature of the Jewish People and Rena Costa Center for Yiddish Studies, and Dr. Alexandra Polyan, of Moscow State University.

    Date: 2018-07-03 Hour: 13:03

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  • Prof. Arie Zaban presents gift to delegration chair Dr. Martha Pollack, Preident of Cornell University

    Prof. Arie Zaban presents gift to delegration chair Dr. Martha Pollack, Preident of Cornell University

    AJC Delegation of US University Presidents Visits Campus

    Bar-Ilan University welcomed presidents of US universities and colleges visiting Israel with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange to foster technological innovation and boost bilateral academic research and exchange opportunities.

    Date: 2018-07-01 Hour: 15:41

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  • Prof. Elie Holzer, Churgin School of Education

    Prof. Elie Holzer, Churgin School of Education

    Bar-Ilan University professor advising South Korean education and religious officials on Jewish study and learning methods

    The wide interest in havruta (study in pairs) learning and Talmud study which has prevailed in South Korea over the last two decades has aroused particular interest in the lifetime work of Prof. Elie Holzer, of Bar-Ilan University's Churgin School of Education, who has specialized in this realm for many years.

    Date: 2018-06-28 Hour: 11:47

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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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  • Prof. Gil Goobes, of the Department of Chemistry, standing by an 11.74 Tesla Bruker Avance III Spectrometer used for the solid state NMR experiments that were performed in the study

    Prof. Gil Goobes, of the Department of Chemistry, standing by an 11.74 Tesla Bruker Avance III Spectrometer used for the solid state NMR experiments that were performed in the study

    Skeleton Formation in Young Corals Documented for First Time in Multidisciplinary Study

    For the first time researchers have identified the biological process of mineralization that occurs in a young coral that shifts from the plankton (swimming) stage to the "settled" stage in which it forms the skeleton from minerals that protect its colony. The discovery is important for understanding the process of coral reef formation and protecting marine creatures from the ecological damage associated with global warming.  It also carries implications for new biotechnological developments using coral extractions to regenerate and reconstruct human bones.

    Date: 2018-06-21 Hour: 15:36

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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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  • Prof. Adam Ferziger, Director-designate of the new Impact Center, in conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and BIU 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient

    Prof. Adam Ferziger, Director-designate of the new Impact Center, in conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and BIU 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient

    Bar-Ilan University Launches First of-its-Kind Academic Center Devoted Reconceiving the Relationship between Judaism in Israel and North America

    The need to enable groups that deeply disagree on core theological and ideological issues to achieve fruitful and non-destructive interfaces rather than growing irreparably apart has never been greater.  To this end, Bar-Ilan University has launched an Impact Center for Research on Judaism in Israel and North America, a first-of-its-kind academic framework in Israel or North America that will propose creative and innovative ideas for the future. 

    Date: 2018-05-10 Hour: 9:26

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  • Bar-Ilan University Becomes New REFERENCE SITE for Leica Microsystems

    A new partnership between Leica Microsystems and Bar-Ilan University is officially underway. A collaboration agreement, signed today, aims to promote and establish Bar-Ilan as a Reference Site for Leica products and workflows.This mutually-beneficial relationship will provide the faculty with access to state-of-the-art microscopy equipment, as well as collaboration opportunities with international investigators though the Leica Microsystems reference-site network.

    Date: 2018-03-20 Hour: 11:14

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