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Read about the work that BGU is doing to make a difference for Israel and the world.

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BGU Students Reflect on the War
August 1, 2014
Several BGU students share how the war has impacted their lives and their studies in Beer-Sheva. more »

Philadelphia Philanthropist and Attorney Murray Shusterman Provides $1 Million in Emergency Funding for BGU
August 1, 2014
Long-term AABGU national board member Murray Shusterman pledged to strengthen the University's security infrastructure. The Murray H. Shusterman Gate will protect staff and visitors at BGU's main entrance. more »

AABGU Expresses Israel Solidarity
July 30, 2014
AABGU National President Lloyd Goldman and Vice President Wayne Woodman attended a Washington, D.C. assembly on Monday, July 28 in support of Israel. Regional offices around the country participate in solidarity rallies. more »

AABGU Establishes $1 Million "Wartime Assistance for Students" Fund
July 29, 2014
With more than 2,000 BGU students, faculty and staff deployed both in and around the Gaza Strip, AABGU is establishing a fund to assist those now serving in combat with tuition and expenses. more »

BGU Responds to Students' Needs in Wartime
July 29, 2014
The Jerusalem Post -- Beyond an eerie mid-summer silence, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has unfortunately experienced a much harder time than Israel’s other universities. more »

BGU Researcher Develops Robots That Can Move Like Humans
July 25, 2014
From The Grapevine -- Dr. Amir Shapiro, head of BGU’s Robotics Lab, continues his research in developing robots that can walk and hold objects like people do. more »

BGU is Ranked Among the World’s 50 Most Technologically Advanced Universities
July 25, 2014
Great Value Colleges – With its high-tech campus and international research partners, BGU is considered one of the Middle East's most important centers for teaching and research. more »

Convincing Truman to Recognize the State of Israel
July 24, 2014
St. Louis Jewish Light -- BGU professor and historian Ofer Shiff takes a look at Reform rabbi and Zionist leader Abba Hillel Silver and the influence he had on the president of the United States. more »

Why You Should Want to Work with Someone Who Brags
July 24, 2014
Fast Company -- BGU researchers discover that pride can be an important motivational factor for success. more »

Fellowship Program Brings Three Ethiopian Medical Students to BGU’s Medical School for International Health
July 23, 2014
Thanks to AAGBU supporters, three students from Ethiopia were able to participate in a two-month fellowship at BGU’s Medical School for International Health. more »

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