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Head South to the Next Silicon Valley
October 3, 2013
TechRepublic -- BGU is playing a critical role in transforming Beer-Sheva into Israel's next high-tech center, with a special focus on cyber security. more »

Faculty Profile: Eli Papo
October 3, 2013
Born and raised in Sarajevo, Dr. Eli Papo is a rabbi, a lawyer, teaches Hebrew literature, and serves as deputy director of BGU's Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture. more »

A Combination of Explicit Information and Reassurance Is the Key to Palliative Breast Cancer Care
September 18, 2013
Reuters Health -- BGU's Dr. Leeat Granek's research reveals the importance of providing oncologists with education and guidance to help them communicate with their patients about end-of-life issues. more »

BGU is the Only University in the Middle East to Participate in the Borders in Globalization Project
September 13, 2013
BGU Prof. David Newman will share his expertise in the area of borders and geopolitics as part of this international project. more »

A Gala Opening for Beer-Sheva's Advanced Technologies Park
September 12, 2013
The Times of Israel -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the establishment of the high-tech park so significant that it will be marked as a historic change for Beer-Sheva and the State of Israel. more »

Music Can Distract Teen Drivers
September 11, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer -- BGU study finds that the music preferences of many young drivers increase their driving errors. more »

BGU Researcher Is On the Verge of a Psoriasis Cure
September 3, 2013
Israel 21C -- BGU Prof. Amir Aharoni has identified the immune system protein that could be the key to controlling this disease. more »

Innovation and Determination Bring High-Tech Industry to the Negev
August 28, 2013
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, M.D., shares how the opening of the long awaited Advanced Technologies Park in Beer-Sheva will have a profound impact on the economy of the Negev and will benefit all of Israel. more »

My Big Fat Metabolic Research: Prof. Iris Shai Shares Why Plump People Are Healthy People
August 27, 2013
Haaretz -- BGU's Prof. Iris Shai, a nutrition and chronic disease researcher, explains the dangers of industrialized food and the inner workings of our fat cells. more »

BGU Students Help Israel Battle Media Bias
August 26, 2013
Student journalists from around the world gathered in Beer-Sheva for a BGU student-organized conference on conflict reporting. more »

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