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BGU Making a Difference


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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 »


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 »


Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit
November 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer -- BGU researchers have developed a special helmet that delivers high-frequency magnetic stimulation to the areas of the brain associated with nicotine addiction. more »


A Revolutionary Alternative Fuel Process from BGU
November 14, 2013
The Times of Israel -- A team of BGU researchers, led by Prof. Moti Herskowitz, has discovered a way to produce "green" liquid fuel from hydrogen and carbon dioxide. more »


Faculty Profile: Dr. Warren Brodsky and Music for Safer Driving
November 11, 2013
Israel21C -- BGU's Dr. Warren Brodsky is gaining international attention for his research into how the music young people choose to listen to while driving can be distracting and dangerous. more »


Texas Experts Visit BGU to Learn about Water Technologies
November 1, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice -- Water management officials from Houston and other Texas cities participated in a weeklong educational seminar in Israel to gain new insights about water technologies. more »


Faculty Profile: Prof. Ashraf Brik's Award-Winning Chemistry
October 28, 2013
Israel's first Arab professor of chemistry, BGU's Prof. Ashraf Brik, has received many awards for his groundbreaking work in biochemistry. His amazing life journey was recently featured on Israel's Channel 2 News Magazine. more »


BGU's Diabetes Research: “It’s a Nobel Prize-Level Discovery”
October 25, 2013
JT News -- BGU researcher Dr. Eli Lewis is well on his way to improving the lives of children and adults with type 1 diabetes, including the child of Israel's consul general in San Francisco. more »


A Revolution in Bedouin Women's Education
October 24, 2013
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU is helping hundreds of Bedouin students realize their academic potential, the majority of whom are women. more »


Reviving the Old City of Beer-Sheva One 'Passage' at a Time
October 24, 2013
BGU's Department of Geography and Environmental Development was recently recognized at the re-opening of the Uniko Passage, one of 11 alley-like shopping arcades in Beer-Sheva's Old City. more »

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