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BGU Making a Difference


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BGU Archaeologist is Part of a Team Studying Pottery Inscribed with Jerusalem's Oldest Written Text
July 12, 2013
NBC News -- A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar fragment found near Jerusalem's Temple Mount bears a mysterious inscription that is considered the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in the city. more »


In Israel, Medicine is Still a Man’s World
July 11, 2013
Haaretz -- Women account for more than half of medical students, but their ranks grow thinner further up the career scale. BGU's President Prof. Rivka Carmi, M.D. speaks out. more »


A Budding Wine Boom in the Negev
July 8, 2013
Researchers from BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research are helping local winemakers develop water collection methods for growing grapes in the desert. more »


University of Chicago and BGU to Collaborate on Water Research
July 5, 2013
Heritage Florida Jewish News -- The two world-class universities are joining forces to work to make fresh drinking water more plentiful and affordable by the year 2020. more »


Faculty Profile: Dr. Raz Zarivach
July 3, 2013
Dr. Raz Zarivach, a young researcher in BGU's Department of Life Sciences, runs a lab that focuses on the 3D structure of proteins and building antibiotics that cure different diseases. more »


Chicago, Israel Team Up to Clean Water
July 3, 2013
Chicago Jewish News -- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Chicago have joined forces to work to make fresh drinking water more plentiful and affordable by the year 2020. more »


Israeli and Jordanian Students Learn to Saves Lives Together at BGU
July 3, 2013
Baltimore Jewish Times -- The first class of the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Collaboration Program has graduated, paving the way for more cooperation between the neighboring countries in response to natural disasters such as earthquakes. more »


Helping Transform Beer-Sheva into Israel's High-Tech Center
July 2, 2013
The University's recent Innovation 2013 "unconference" and the opening of the first building of the Advanced Technologies Park highlights BGU's signficant role in bringing the technology revolution to the Negev. more »


BGU Researchers Clear Barrier to Pig-to-Human Transplants for Type 1 Diabetes Patients
July 1, 2013
BGU's diabetes expert Dr. Eli Lewis and his team have developed a new regimen that helps the human body more readily accept a pancreatic islet transplant from a pig. more »


BGU and University of Chicago Team Up
June 27, 2013
J Weekly -- The two universities signed an agreement to collaborate on water research, in the presence of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. more »

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