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  • Dr. Liad Uziel, Department of Psychology

    Dr. Liad Uziel, Department of Psychology

    Spending Time Alone Affects Our Social Behavior, Study Finds

    In a series of experiments involving more than 700 participants, it was discovered that being alone (or even merely thinking about spending time alone) makes some people, particularly those with relatively low emotional stability, feel as if they are 'all alone in the world. The research, led by Dr. Liad Uziel, of the Department of Psychology, calls attention to the potential harmful impact, such as social alienation, of an intensifying cultural phenomena of spending time alone, especially as it is expressed in the experience of certain populations.

    Date: 2019-11-17 Hour: 16:21

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

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

    Bar-Ilan University and German Researchers to Establish New Minerva Center

    As life expectancy continues to rise around the world, the German government is set to invest in a new, multidisciplinary Minerva Center dedicated to scientific research into the process of aging and extending healthy longevity.  Prof. Haim Cohen, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher, Director of the Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease and Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD – one of the largest centers for aging research in Europe – will head the Minerva Center, which will be comprised of leading Israeli and German researchers in the field.

    Date: 2019-11-13 Hour: 7:40

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  • Kadavumbagam Synagogue in Ernakulam, Kochin, India

    Kadavumbagam Synagogue in Ernakulam, Kochin, India

    Department of Jewish Art Features Exhibit on the Synagogues of India

    “With his steady hand of an architect and passion of a devoted admirer of flamboyant Indian Jewish culture, Waronker has created a series of images of synagogues combining a photographic precision of details with the spirit of empathy and sincere devotion," says Prof. Ilia Rodov, Chairman of the Department of Jewish Art and an expert in synagogue architecture and design. "Shown mostly with closed gates, dark windows and unpopulated interiors, the synagogues evoke in us a sense of nostalgia and vanishing grandeur.” The exhibition, courtesy of the painter, was organized in cooperation with the Indian Jewish Heritage Center of Israel and the Embassy of India in Tel Aviv.  

    Date: 2019-11-10 Hour: 9:52

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  • Schematic of a random bit sequence, where the next bit has the same probability to be 0 or 1

    Schematic of a random bit sequence, where the next bit has the same probability to be 0 or 1

    In Classical and Quantum Secure Communication Practical Randomness is Incomplete

    Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication.  In a new study researchers, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, of the Department of Physics and Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, have determined that generating true random bit sequences, classical or quantum, is an impossible mission.  Based on these findings, they have demonstrated a new method of classified secure communication.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Date: 2019-11-04 Hour: 11:26

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  • Dr. Nili Samet, Zalman Shamir Department of Bible

    Dr. Nili Samet, Zalman Shamir Department of Bible

    Massive Open Online Course in Bible Returns

    This week a popular Bar-Ilan University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Bible returns to the World Wide Web. Offered by the Zalman Shamir Department of Bible, The Bible in Light of the Ancient Near East is an introduction to the Bible set against the background of the rich archaeological findings from the Ancient Near East. 

    Date: 2019-10-28 Hour: 7:53

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  • Bar-llan University President Prof. Arie Zaban presents President Rivlin with a nano-chip engraved with the Prayer for the State of Israel, as (from far left) archaeologist Prof. Aren Maeir and Council of Trustees Chairman Shlomo Zohar look on

    Bar-llan University President Prof. Arie Zaban presents President Rivlin with a nano-chip engraved with the Prayer for the State of Israel, as (from far left) archaeologist Prof. Aren Maeir and Council of Trustees Chairman Shlomo Zohar look on

    President Reuven Rivlin Opens New Academic Year on Campus

    President Reuven Rivlin this morning ushered in the 2019-20 academic year at Bar-Ilan University as a guest of University President Prof. Arie Zaban.  President Rivlin toured the University, spoke to researchers, faculty and students, and was briefed on a variety of groundbreaking developments and research initiatives.  

    Date: 2019-10-27 Hour: 17:00

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  • University to Accept Tuition Payments Via Bit App

    Home to 17,300 students Bar-Ilan University has signed an agreement with Bank Hapoalim's bit app, which will allow students to make their tuition payments via their smartphones. Bit is considered the leading payment app in Israel with over 2.2 million downloads.

    Date: 2019-10-27 Hour: 14:24

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  • University Records Twelve Percent Increase in New Students for 2019-20 Academic Year

    As the 2019-20 academic year gets underway on Sunday, October 27, Bar-Ilan University will see a 12% increase in first-year degree students compared to the same period last year. Sixty percent of the new students are women; 40% men.  Among the faculties recording the most significant increase in students this year: Exact Sciences (18%), Life Sciences (16%), Social Sciences (15%), and Humanities (20%).

    Date: 2019-10-27 Hour: 14:23

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  • Soft corals are now dominating large areas of the shadow reef which in 1928 had many species of hard corals too

    Soft corals are now dominating large areas of the shadow reef which in 1928 had many species of hard corals too

    Longest Coral Reef Survey to Date Reveals Major Changes in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    An in-depth look at the Great Barrier Reef over the past 91 years, led by Prof. Maoz Fine, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, concludes that intertidal communities have experienced major phase-shifts as a result of local and global environmental change, leaving few signs that reefs will return to their initial state in the future.

    Date: 2019-09-29 Hour: 13:00

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  • The central performance at the Dahan Family Unity Park amphitheater

    The central performance at the Dahan Family Unity Park amphitheater

    Thousands Participate in Researcher's Night at Bar-Ilan University

    Approximately 6,000 people attended Bar-Ilan University's annual Researchers' Night on campus.  This year's event focused on turning scientific ideas into reality. 

    Date: 2019-09-24 Hour: 7:53

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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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