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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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  • The autonomous vehicle

    The autonomous vehicle

    University to Test Autonomous Vehicle That Can Transport Coronavirus Patients

    The Bar-Ilan University Smart Cities Center is set to begin experimenting with an autonomous minibus that can transport patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and medical equipment. The autonomous shuttle will be operated remotely, without a driver or operator, transporting patients for medical purposes 

    Date: 2020-03-31 Hour: 9:45

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  • The technology developed by Zalevsky and Garcia

    The technology developed by Zalevsky and Garcia

    Coronavirus: Remote-Sensing Technology Monitors Initial Stages of Pneumonia

    An optical remote bio-sensing technology developed by Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Dean of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineereing, and Prof. Javier Garcia, of the University of Valencia in Spain, can assist in the international effort for early diagnosis of coronavirus.

    Date: 2020-03-30 Hour: 14:44

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  • Prof. Isaac Gottlieb, Zalman Shamir Department of Bible

    Prof. Isaac Gottlieb, Zalman Shamir Department of Bible

    Bible Studies Professor, a Winner of First International Bible Competition, Featured in Photo Exhibition

    Prof. Isaac Gottlieb's love of the Bible and Jewish studies spans virtually his entire life. Long before he joined the Zalman Shamir Department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University, he won the US Bible Contest and represented his native homeland in the first International Bible Contest.  

    Date: 2020-03-30 Hour: 13:10

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  • Prof. Ronit Sarid, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Prof. Ronit Sarid, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Coronavirus: A Virologist's Perspective

    For many years, Prof. Ronit Sarid, a virologist at Bar-Ilan University's Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, has been trying to understand the world of viruses and the reason they are able to survive despite being tiny particles of material that contain limited genetic information, a small number of proteins, and sometimes a lipid envelope.

    Date: 2020-03-29 Hour: 15:33

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  • Prof. Liat Kulik, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

    Prof. Liat Kulik, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

    Coronavirus: Prof. Liat Kulik Explains the Challenges of Working from Home

    The coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of people around the world not only to work from home but to evaluate the pros and cons in various aspects of this new  arrangement.  "Working from home has its advantages, but also drawbacks that must be properly addressed," says Prof. Liat Kulik, of Bar-Ilan University's Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work.  

    Date: 2020-03-29 Hour: 11:10

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  • Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Azrieli Faculty Medical Students Participate in Nationwide Volunteering Initiative

    Israeli hospitals and universities, including Bar-Ilan University, have joined forces to build a student volunteer base to expand and improve the detection of people infected with novel coronavirus throughout Israel and assist overburdened hospitals process coronavirus tests in laboratories.  George Naser and Wiaam Khatib, from the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, are among the volunteers.

    Date: 2020-03-25 Hour: 13:42

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  • Ran Kremer, Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Ran Kremer, Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Engineering Student Uses Kalman Filter to Predict Spread of Coronavirus

    Ran Kremer, a Master's student at Bar-Ilan University's Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, has elucidated how the Kalman filter can accurately predict the worldwide spread of coronavirus and produce updated predictions based on reported data. The method has produced powerful short-term predictions virtually identical to reality.  

    Date: 2020-03-25 Hour: 12:38

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  • The advanced equipment will help increase the number of tests being carried out

    The advanced equipment will help increase the number of tests being carried out

    University Provides Advanced Equipment for Poriya Medical Center's Corona-Testing Laboratory

    "We are happy to take part in this joint effort with our partners at Baruch Padeh Medical Center to improve medical services in the Galilee region, particularly during this challenging time," said Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban

    Date: 2020-03-24 Hour: 12:26

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  • Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba

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

    Despite political tensions between countries along the Red Sea, Prof. Maoz Fine, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, and a group of international researchers band together to call upon UNESCO to declare the Red Sea’s entire coral reef as a Marine World Heritage Site while recommending additional measures critical for the reef's survival.

    Date: 2020-03-05 Hour: 13:39

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  • Prof. Arie Zaban, President, Bar-Ilan University

    Prof. Arie Zaban, President, Bar-Ilan University

    University President Addresses AIPAC Conference Gathering

    Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban, a specialist in alternative energy, was a featured speaker at the AIPAC 2020 Conference in Washington, DC.   

    Date: 2020-03-04 Hour: 9:06

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  • University President Prof. Arie Zaban, School of Graduate Studies Dean Prof. Ariel Bendor and Rector Prof. Miriam Faust at the prize ceremony

    University President Prof. Arie Zaban, School of Graduate Studies Dean Prof. Ariel Bendor and Rector Prof. Miriam Faust at the prize ceremony

    Doctoral Students Awarded President's and Dean's Prize

    Thirty-four outstanding doctoral students from the Faculties of Jewish Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences were recently awarded the President's and Dean's Prize for publication of their scholarly articles.  Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban, Rector Prof. Miriam Faust, and Prof. Ariel Bendor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, delivered remarks at the award ceremony, which was also attended by the prize recipients' academic advisors.  

    Date: 2020-02-25 Hour: 14:33

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  • One of the photos featured in the exhibit

    One of the photos featured in the exhibit

    Photo Exhibition Highlights Tourism and Portraits of Israel

    A new exhibition on campus features 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, follows a three-year research project financed by the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), which explored the representation of Israel (1948–present) in tourist guidebooks in French.

    Date: 2020-02-25 Hour: 14:00

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  • Dr. Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Department of Information Science

    Dr. Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Department of Information Science

    Dr. Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet among Project Partners in New EU-Funded Research and Innovation Project

    CSI-COP (Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance) is a 30-month project that will leverage citizen science in collaboration with a transdisciplinary team to investigate tracking-by-default in website cookies (small text files) and smartphone apps.  A consortium of eleven partners from Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the UK has secured an EU Horizon 2020 grant under the Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme. Dr. Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University, will be participating in the Horizon 2020 funded project CSI-COP led by Coventry University, project coordinator. 

    Date: 2020-02-19 Hour: 11:51

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  • Dr. Amos Danielli, Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    Dr. Amos Danielli, Kofkin Faculty of Engineering

    New Technology Developed by Dr. Amos Danielli May Significantly Reduce Diagnostic Time of Coronavirus

    Diagnosing coronavirus takes approximately one hour using current methods. A new technology, based on a combination of optics and magnetic particles, can rapidly test 100 samples of patients potentially infected with the virus and reduce the diagnostic time to approximately 15 minutes.

    Date: 2020-02-16 Hour: 15:43

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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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