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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 »

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 »

Exploring the Christian Influence on the Talmud
June 12, 2014
The Jewish Channel -- BGU's Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegel suggests ways in which the Talmud was influenced by Christian monks. more »

American Associates Village at Sede Boqer Campus Dedicated
June 10, 2014
The $13 million housing complex, funded by U.S. donors, will facilitate growth of international graduate programs, increasing by 50 percent the number of students currently studying at the Sede Boqer campus. more »

American Philanthropists Are Celebrated at BGU’s 44th Board of Governors Meeting
June 9, 2014
During May’s annual University open house event, many Americans were celebrated with building dedications, honorary doctorates and prestigious giving society induction ceremonies. Jim Breslauer, Nahum Guzik and Lorry Lokey were among them. more »

Revealing the Genetic Secret to a Rare Disease
June 6, 2014
Popular Science -- BGU's Dr. Ohad Birk has discovered the genetic mutations that lead to PCCA, a disease causing severe mental and physical disabilities and brain atrophy in children under the age of three. more »

BGU Partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology
June 3, 2014
The Boston Globe -- The two universities have established a seed fund that will pay for faculty and scientists to collaborate on new research endeavors. This is MIT's first seed fund ever with an Israeli university. more »

The Negev Is Now
June 2, 2014
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi reflects on how David Ben-Gurion's dream of developing the Negev is now being realized and recognized by business leaders and politicians from around Israel and the world. more »

Cleveland MBA Students Explore Israel: The Start-Up Nation
May 13, 2014
Cleveland Jewish News -- A group of executive MBA students from Cleveland State University, accompanied by the university's president, pay a visit to BGU's Mandel Social Leadership MBA Program. more »

BGU Researcher Collaborates with Philadelphia Physicians on Promising Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
May 12, 2014
Jewish Exponent -- BGU's diabetes expert Dr. Eli Lewis shares how he is working with local physicians on a breakthrough diabetes treatment. more »

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