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  • First place winner student Meir Cohen (left) and Dr. Raveh Harush, Head of Business Simulation Capstone courses for MBA programs at Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, at a ceremony celebrating Cohen's win

    First place winner student Meir Cohen (left) and Dr. Raveh Harush, Head of Business Simulation Capstone courses for MBA programs at Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, at a ceremony celebrating Cohen's win

    Bar-Ilan University student takes first place in global business simulation challenge

    Meir Cohen, an MBA candidate at Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, has become the first Israeli ever to win first place in the global Capsim Challenge of business simulations. The Capsim Challenge is a biannual competition to crown the world’s best at running a multi-million dollar simulated company. 

    Date: 2018-12-09 Hour: 11:05

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  • The new wheelchair-accessible shuttle

    The new wheelchair-accessible shuttle

    University Introduces New Services for Persons with Disabilities

    As the world marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, December 3, Bar-Ilan University is introducing two additions to its diverse array of existing services for the disabled.   A new technology that facilitates access to buildings, classrooms and restrooms for the physically disabled and the elderly by automatically opening doors for them.  And a new wheelchair-accessible vehicle on the cross-campus, environmentally-friendly shuttle system assists students and faculty with and without disabilities to navigate the expansive University campus.      

    Date: 2018-12-03 Hour: 14:09

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  • Prof. Aren Maeir, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

    Prof. Aren Maeir, Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

    Massive Open Online Course in Biblical Archaeology Debuts this Week; Additional MOOCs to Follow

    Beginning this week (Wednesday, December 5) Bar-Ilan University will offer a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in archaeology.  Entitled Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah, the course will be taught entirely in English. Additional MOOCs are currently underway or set to begin early next year.

    Date: 2018-12-02 Hour: 7:54

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  • Prof. Harold Basch, of blessed memory

    Prof. Harold Basch, of blessed memory

    Remembering Former Vice President for Research Prof. Harold Basch

    Bar-Ilan University deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Harold Basch, a former Vice President for Research and longtime member of the Department of Chemistry. Since his passing Prof. Basch’s colleagues within and outside the University have written extensively about him and remembered him with great fondness.

    Date: 2018-11-29 Hour: 11:59

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  • Map of nonlinear interaction between four wave components along 8 km of fiber, for different frequencies of acoustic waves in the fiber

    Map of nonlinear interaction between four wave components along 8 km of fiber, for different frequencies of acoustic waves in the fiber

    Researchers Map Light and Sound Wave Interactions in Optical Fibers

    Earlier this year researchers led by Prof. Avi Zadok, of the Faculty of Engineering, developed sensing protocols that allow optical fibers to “listen” outside an optical fiber where they cannot “look”, based on an interplay between light waves and ultrasound.  Now they have constructed a measurement protocol that can map local power levels of multiple optical wave components over many kilometers of fiber. This new insight may now be applied to sensor systems of longer reach, higher spatial resolution, and better precision to assist, for example, in the detection of leaks in reservoirs, dams and pipelines.  

    Date: 2018-11-26 Hour: 14:14

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  • Bar-Ilan University Inaugurates Clinic for the Advancement of Equality

    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. Free assistance to those who cannot afford legal representation is vital.  Bar-Ilan University’s new Clinic for the Advancement of Equality is just in its infancy, but its members are already overseeing a number of advocacy projects on behalf of socially and economically disadvantaged groups in Israel, with particular emphasis this year on discrimination against minority populations in employment, in education and in the health care system.

    Date: 2018-11-26 Hour: 13:24

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  • Dr. Ruth Wolf, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    Dr. Ruth Wolf, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences

    Advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, Bar-Ilan University Expert in Ethics and Leadership to Address International Gathering on Responsible Management

    Educating future leaders about social responsibility is one of a variety of ways that can advance the implementation of 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations has set out to achieve by 2030.  Next week an accomplished international group of professionals, among them Dr. Ruth Wolf, of Bar-Ilan University's Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, will convene in Cologne, Germany to further this idea at The 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference.  

    Date: 2018-11-06 Hour: 11:01

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  • Former Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh

    Former Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh

    Council for Higher Education to Award Prize to Former University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh

    The Higher Education Prize Committee of the Israel Council for Higher Education will award physicist and former Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh its Prize for Higher Education.  The Prize is awarded in recognition of significant change and extraordinary development of an academic institution as a result of outstanding leadership.

    Date: 2018-11-04 Hour: 9:32

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  • Ventral view of the reconstructed thorax of Kebara 2

    Ventral view of the reconstructed thorax of Kebara 2

    Israeli Researchers, Together with an International Team, Have Reconstructed Neandertal Ribcage, Offering New Clues to Ancient Human Anatomy

    An international team of scientists has completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neandertal skeleton unearthed to date, potentially shedding new light on how this ancient human moved and breathed.  The team, which included researchers from universities in Israel, Spain, and the United States,  focused on the thorax — the area of the body containing the rib cage and upper spine, which forms a cavity to house the heart and lungs.  Using CT scans of fossils from a male skeleton approximately 60,000 years old, researchers were able to create a 3D model of the chest — one that is different from the longstanding image of the barrel-chested, hunched-over “caveman." 

    Date: 2018-11-01 Hour: 7:49

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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

    Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation Awarded to Prof. Doron Aurbach

    Prof. Doron Aurbach, of the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.   Prof. Aurbach is the first Israeli to win the prize since its establishment six years ago. The prize was bestowed upon him by Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Sixth International Smart Mobility Summit taking place this week in Tel Aviv.  

    Date: 2018-10-29 Hour: 10:28

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  • Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, Department of French Studies

    Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, Department of French Studies

    French Professor Galia Yanoshevsky Publishes New Book on the Literary Interview

    The literary interview, which refers to an in-depth discussion between an author and the media, is the topic of a comprehensive new book published in French by Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky, of Bar-Ilan University’s Department of French Studies.  In the book, entitled L'Entretien littéraire. Anatomie d'un Genre (The Literary Interview: Anatomy of a Genre), Prof. Yanoshevsky traces the evolution of this genre in France, in different media including newspapers, journals, television and interview books.  She then brings forth the discussion surrounding its legitimacy as a literary genre of its own.  

    Date: 2018-10-28 Hour: 10:03

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  • Prof. Rami Benbenishty, Weisfeld School of Social Work

    Prof. Rami Benbenishty, Weisfeld School of Social Work

    Prof. Rami Benbenishty Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

    The American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW) has elected Prof. Rami Benbenishty, of the Weisfeld School of Social Work, as a Fellow for its Class of 2019.  Prof. Benbenishty is the only researcher outside of the United States to be elected for this honor, which recognizes his academic achievements and commitment to promoting social good in the field of social work. 

    Date: 2018-10-22 Hour: 10:08

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  • Prof. Karl Skorecki

    Prof. Karl Skorecki

    Prof. Karl Skorecki Appointed Dean of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    The Bar-Ilan University Senate has approved the appointment of Prof. Karl Skorecki as the new dean of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University.  Prof. Skorecki is a physician and researcher, a full professor at the Technion Faculty of Medicine, and director of Medical and Research Development at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.  He also heads a research group in molecular genetics.  

    Date: 2018-10-21 Hour: 11:50

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  • Left to right: Bar-Ilan University Dean of Students Prof. Arie Reich, Deputy Rector Prof. Amnon Albeck, and Deputy Minister Michael Oren at the gathering

    Left to right: Bar-Ilan University Dean of Students Prof. Arie Reich, Deputy Rector Prof. Amnon Albeck, and Deputy Minister Michael Oren at the gathering

    Deputy Minister Michael Oren Addresses International Students on Opening Day of 2018-19 Academic Year

    More than 800 international and immigrant students from countries such as the United States, UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Somalia, Turkey, China, Mongolia, Panama, South Korea, Morocco, Singapore and many more are enrolled in the University’s undergraduate and graduate programs this year, and in post-doc programs on the Ramat Gan campus as well as at the Azrieli School of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University in Safed.  

    Date: 2018-10-15 Hour: 14:08

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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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