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  • Prof. Michal Alberstein, Academic Director of the Faculty of Law Legal Clinics

    Prof. Michal Alberstein, Academic Director of the Faculty of Law Legal Clinics

    EU-Funded Research Conducted by Bar-Ilan University: Courtroom Trials Decreasing as the Use of Negotiation Increases

    In an age of the evolving role of the judiciary, the 'vanishing trials' phenomenon is growing not just in Israel, but in Europe as well, according to Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law Prof. Michal Alberstein. Alberstein recently completed a comprehensive, EU-funded study of Israel, Italy, and England and Wales, and found a rising number of both civil and criminal cases that do not reach the trial stage.  

    Date: 2019-05-20 Hour: 9:52

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  • Paris Descartes University Prof. Martin Oheim (left) and Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban at the signing ceremony hosted by French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal

    Paris Descartes University Prof. Martin Oheim (left) and Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Arie Zaban at the signing ceremony hosted by French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal

    Bar-Ilan University, Paris Descartes University Sign Academic Cooperation Agreement

    Academic ties between Israel and France are about to become even stronger with the signing of a new cooperation agreement between Bar-Ilan University and Paris Descartes University. Under the agreement, the two universities will create joint study programs that will offer French and Israeli students joint graduate degrees from Bar-Ilan and Paris Descartes. Future cooperation will also include faculty and researcher exchange programs, exchange of students, trainees and PhDs, joint research, symposia and seminars, exchange of scientific and technical teaching resources, joint supervision of PhDs, and more. 

    Date: 2019-05-19 Hour: 12:46

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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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  • Mr. Natan Sharansky, Guardian of Zion honoree for 2019

    Mr. Natan Sharansky, Guardian of Zion honoree for 2019

    Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies Names Natan Sharansky its Guardian of Zion for 2019

    Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies will bestow its annual Guardian of Zion Award upon former Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.  Mr. Sharansky will deliver the Distinguished Rennert Lecture, this year entitled “How to Make Sure that Jerusalem Unites Us as Israelis and as Jews, and Doesn’t Divide Us ".

    Date: 2019-05-05 Hour: 8:27

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  • Prof. Shmuel Refael, Director of the Naime and Selim Salti Institute for Ladino Research

    Prof. Shmuel Refael, Director of the Naime and Selim Salti Institute for Ladino Research

    New Smartphone Application will Commemorate Greek Jewish Communities Destroyed during the Holocaust

    Currently under development, the app will provide rich historical information about the Jewish communities of Salonika, Athens, Corfu and others lost during the Holocaust, including the testimony of 62 survivors. 

    Date: 2019-05-05 Hour: 8:25

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  • Study co-author Dr. Yaakov Hoffman, of the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    Study co-author Dr. Yaakov Hoffman, of the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    Seven Seconds of Spiderman Viewing Yields a 20% Phobia Symptom Reduction

    As the Marvel Avenger Endgame premieres in movie theaters around the world, two Israeli researchers are revealing that exposure to Spiderman and Antman movie excerpts decreases symptoms of spider and ant phobias, respectively.

    Date: 2019-04-28 Hour: 10:03

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  • Dr. Omry Koren, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Dr. Omry Koren, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    New Study Proves for the First Time that Intestinal Bacteria Grow in Pregnant Women

    The study, conducted by Dr. Omry Koren, of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine together with Prof. Yoram Louzon, of the Department of Mathematics at Bar-Ilan University, and researchers from Beilinson Hospital, has found that progesterone regulates the microbial composition of bacteria during pregnancy in a way that may help the baby develop. The study was published in Cell Reports.

    Date: 2019-04-17 Hour: 08:00

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  • Prof. Zohar Amar, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

    Prof. Zohar Amar, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

    Archaeology Researcher Reconstructs Chicken Eggs from the City of David

    Remains of chicken eggs found in excavations in the City of David are shedding light on the diet of the local population at the end of the biblical period. The findings of a new study, conducted by Prof. Zohar Amar, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, show significant use of domesticated chickens for consumption among the upper class in Jerusalem

    Date: 2019-04-15 Hour: 12:27

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  • Researchers Develop New Technology to Produce Powerful Disinfectant Based on Tap Water

    Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have developed a new and revolutionary technology to produce a powerful disinfectant based on tap water. According to the researchers, the disinfectant doesn’t harm the environment and has many advantages: The material is effective and safe to use, is harmless to humans who smell or drink less than ten liters, and does not contaminate groundwater. 

    Date: 2019-04-14 Hour: 14:42

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  • Left to right: Prof. Gary D. Mole, Ambassador Hélène Le Gal and Prof. Silvia Adler. Credit: Natan Cahn/Embassy of France

    Left to right: Prof. Gary D. Mole, Ambassador Hélène Le Gal and Prof. Silvia Adler. Credit: Natan Cahn/Embassy of France

    Two Bar-Ilan University Professors Awarded The Order of Academic Palms

    Prof. Gary D. Mole and Prof. Silvia Adler, of Bar-Ilan University's Department of French Culture, are the recipients of the French Republic Highest Decoration for Academics.  French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal bestowed the honor of Knights of the Order of Academic Palms upon Professors Mole and Adler at a ceremony held at her residence.  The French Academic Palms recognizes those who have rendered eminent service to French education and have contributed actively to the prestige of French culture.  

    Date: 2019-04-14 Hour: 11:24

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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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  • Dr. Nir Madjar, Churgin School of Education

    Dr. Nir Madjar, Churgin School of Education

    Childhood Methylphenidate Treatment Predicts Antidepressant Use During Adolescence

    A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the risk of antidepressant use during adolescence. The study was led by Dr. Nir Madjar, of the Churgin School of Education, in cooperation with Clalit Health Services and the Geha Mental Health Center.

    Date: 2019-03-28 Hour: 13:40

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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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