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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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  • Prof. Gil Diesendruck, Department of Psychology

    Prof. Gil Diesendruck, Department of Psychology

    Children Hold Leaders Primarily Responsible, Not Entitled

    In a new study researchers begin to explore how young children conceptualize leadership, a hierarchy that is based on voluntary deference and respect. Specifically, they examined whether children view leaders primarily as more entitled individuals (deserving preferential treatment) or more responsible individuals, relative to non-leaders. 

    Date: 2020-10-01 Hour: 15:28

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  • Left to right: UnBox Director Ariel Sella, Wolfson Medical Center Director General Dr. Anat Engel, and Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban

    Left to right: UnBox Director Ariel Sella, Wolfson Medical Center Director General Dr. Anat Engel, and Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban

    University Signs Entrepreneurial Agreement with Wolfson Medical Center

    As part of the collaboration with Wolfson, joint groups of researchers and physicians will participate in a mentored entrepreneuship program led by Bar-Ilan's UnBox Ventures team and the finest mentors, perform product-customer validation in the global market, and establish startups with founding partners from Bar-Ilan, Wolfson, and outside entrepreneurs.

    Date: 2020-09-30 Hour: 10:20

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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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  • Prof. Amit Shrira, MA Program in Gerontology and Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    Prof. Amit Shrira, MA Program in Gerontology and Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    How is COVID-19 Affecting Holocaust Survivors?

    A new study, led by Prof. Amit Shrira, of the MA Program in Gerontology and Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, finds that the pandemic can echo past adversities and trigger amplified psychological reactions.

    Date: 2020-09-24 Hour: 10:44

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  • Dr. Ilanit Gordon, Department of Psychology

    Dr. Ilanit Gordon, Department of Psychology

    Is There a Biological Basis for Charismatic Leadership?

    The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired many around the world.  Her passing last week prompted Dr. Ilanit Gordon, Director of the Social Neuroscience Lab in Bar-Ilan University's Department of Psychology, to write a blog for Psychology Today about the special bond we form with leaders like Ginsburg.

    Date: 2020-09-23 Hour: 12:07

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  • The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in Safed is Expanding

     The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University is in the midst of significant renewal and development. The land rights where an old Bezeq telephone company building was situated, a block from the current Azrieli campus in Safed, were purchased by Bar-Ilan University as part of the Faculty's planned expansion. An Education Facility, to be constructed on the ruins of the recently-demolished building, will include 5,600 square meters of classrooms, laboratories, a state-of-the-art library, a gym, and an auditorium. The building will be constructed thanks to the University's generous partners: The Azrieli Foundation, The Edmund de Rothschild Foundation, and the Ministry for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee.

    Date: 2020-09-10 Hour: 14:34

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  • Azrieli Faculty of Medicine student assists a resident of Nazareth in a local clinic

    Azrieli Faculty of Medicine student assists a resident of Nazareth in a local clinic

    Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Students Assist the City of Nazareth in Coping with COVID-19

    In the city of Nazareth, which has been particularly hard-hit by the recent upsurge in coronavirus cases in Israel, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine students are assisting in improving awareness and adherence of the population to COVID-19 guidelines through special community kits that include disposable masks, thermometer and information pamphlets in Arabic, conducting home visits and volunteering at primary care clinics around the city.

    Date: 2020-09-10 Hour: 14:07

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  • The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Project Raphael Brings Improved Health to Disadvantaged Populations

    Established by the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University, this novel 'social incubator' creates academic-community partnerships to define and address the most pressing health needs in Israel's Galilee region.

    Date: 2020-09-06 Hour: 14:32

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  • Prof. Hisky Shoham, Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies

    Prof. Hisky Shoham, Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies

    Prof. Hizky Shoham Wins Best Article Prize

    Prof. Hizky Shoham, of the Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, has been awarded Best Article Prize from the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.

    Date: 2020-09-06 Hour: 8:09

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  • A transition from mixed traffic containing human-driven vehicles (red) along with a small number of AVs (green) to self-organized constellations of AVs

    A transition from mixed traffic containing human-driven vehicles (red) along with a small number of AVs (green) to self-organized constellations of AVs

    A Small Number of Self-Organizing Autonomous Vehicles Significantly Increases Traffic Flow

    With the addition of just a small number of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the road, traffic flow can become faster, greener, and safer in the near future, a new study suggests.  Dr. Amir Goldental and Prof. Ido Kanter, from the Department of Physics, present a simple set of guidelines and regulations for achieving the self-organization of AVs into constellations that dynamically control the entire traffic flow. 

    Date: 2020-09-01 Hour: 15:24

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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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