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BGU Making a Difference


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BGU Students Stay in Beer-Sheva to Volunteer
July 18, 2014
Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- BGU students, feeling connected to the Beer-Sheva community, choose to stay and volunteer with the locals in hospitals and trauma centers instead of returning to their hometowns. more »


New Software Is Teaching Computers to Detect Viruses
July 17, 2014
Tech Page One -- BGU Prof. Lior Rokach has created software that can learn to detect abnormal, potentially harmful malware in computers. This will impact virus and malware detection and protection on computers and mobile devices. more »


BGU Student Is Awarded the Prestigious President of the State of Israel Grant
July 17, 2014
Gil Eshel, a Ph.D. student at BGU's Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, receives the President of the State of Israel Scientific Excellence and Innovation grant for his research on desert plants. more »


Excitement, Innovation: What I Learned, Experienced and Saw During a Recent Trip to One of Israel's Top Universities
July 16, 2014
Huffington Post -- Kira Makagon, of Hillsborough, CA, recently visited BGU and was awed by the innovation and inspiration that she found at the University. more »


AABGU Forms New Chapter in Pittsburgh
June 27, 2014
The Jewish Chronicle -- Attorney Jeffrey Letwin was inducted earlier this month as the new chapter’s first chairman. more »


Creating New Stem Cells
June 26, 2014
IMPACT Spring 2014 -- Dr. Rivki Ofir creates stem cells from skin cells of patients to better understand serious ailments. more »


BGU's Fourth Innovation Day
June 25, 2014
The Media Line -- Scores of BGU students and faculty set up presentations for venture capitalists and business moguls in the hopes of creating a successful start-up. more »


BGU Launches Campus Sculpture Project
June 24, 2014
BGU has begun its "Sculpture on Campus" initiative. Several sculptures can already be seen on the Marcus Family Campus with many more to come. more »


Thermoelectrics: A New Road To Energy Efficiency
June 24, 2014
IMPACT Spring 2014 -- BGU's Dr. Yaniv Gelbstein is working on converting wasted heat from engine exhaust into fuel, reducing our dependence on foreign oil. more »


Beware: A Cellphone Alone Can Hack Into Your Computer
June 13, 2014
The Times of Israel -- Prof. Yuval Elovici, head of BGU's cyber security lab, says that hackers no longer need the Internet to invade and control a computer system. more »

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