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BGU Making a Difference


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BGU Researcher Discovers Security Vulnerability in Samsung Galaxy S4
December 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal -- Mordechai Guri, a Ph.D. student in BGU's Cyber Security Lab, says the vulnerability could allow a hacker to "easily intercept" the secure data of Samsung Galaxy users. more »


Standing Up for Israeli Scholars and Researchers
December 20, 2013
AABGU has joined forces with the other American friends’ organizations in condemning the American Studies Association's boycott of Israel's academic and research institutions. more »


BGU Is Driving the Future with a Foldable Car
December 17, 2013
Israel 21C -- BGU alumni, and co-founders of Ben-Gurion Racing, are applying what they learned in school to create the City Transformer, the urban vehicle of the future. more »


Why You Should Believe Liars When They Say They're Lying
December 16, 2013
Time Magazine -- A BGU study shows that people are more honest than you think, even when they lie. more »


Faculty Profile: Ilan Dinstein and the Biological Causes of Autism
December 10, 2013
Dr. Ilan Dinstein, a young neuroscientist who recently joined BGU's faculty, is establishing Israel's first lab that will focus on diagnosing and treating autism based on the detection of brain abnormalities. more »


Baltimore's Toby Mower is Helping Change the Way Israelis View Addiction
November 22, 2013
Jewish Times -- The Toby Mower Curriculum for the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction at BGU is the first academic program of its kind in Israel. more »


Making China's Desert Bloom
November 20, 2013
BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research is partnering with a Chinese company to help establish a desert research institute in China's Mongolia province. more »


An Advanced Degree for Psychologists in the Ultra-Orthodox Community
November 19, 2013
BGU is now offering a specialized master's degree program in educational psychology for ultra-Orthodox Jews, in cooperation with Haredi College in Jerusalem. more »


BGU Inaugurates Support Center for Students with Disabilities
November 18, 2013
The first of its kind at an Israeli university, the Student Support Center offers ongoing support for students with special needs such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and physical and emotional disabilities. more »


BGU's Water Expertise Sought by Texas
November 18, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice -- Prof. Eilon Adar, director of BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, recently visited Texas to assist with a possible Texas-based desalinization plant. more »

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