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BGU Making a Difference


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Israel's Remarkable Reforestation
January 15, 2014
J Weekly -- BGU Prof. Alon Tal's new book describes the political, national and environmental implications of the greening of Israel from 1918 to present day. more »


Protesting Anti-Israel Resolution
January 12, 2014
JNS News Service -- BGU's Prof. Emeritus Ilan Troen represented Israeli academics on a panel opposing an Israel boycott resolution at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association. more »


Mourning Man's Best Friend
January 7, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- A BGU study finds that euthanizing a pet dog triggers intense grief reactions similar to those experienced after the loss of a friend or family member. more »


The First Class of the Mandel Social Leadership MBA Program Graduates
January 6, 2014
This unique interdisciplinary program epitomizes BGU's commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and gives its graduates the tools they need to change the world. more »


Installing Windows According to the Local Climate
January 6, 2014
Israel 21C -- BGU's Prof. Evyatar Erell focuses on improving the comfort and efficiency of desert homes with the right windows. more »


Piecing Together Fragments of Ancient Jewish Prayer
January 2, 2014
IMPACT Fall 2103 -- In 1896, thousands of torn Jewish documents were found in an Old Cairo synagogue. Today, Prof. Uri Ehrlich has created a program that pieces together the fragmented documents. more »


BGU Launches First Joint Israel-German Israel Studies Program
January 2, 2014
Washington Jewish Week -- BGU and the Heidelberg College for Jewish Studies have established a joint academic program in Israel studies, specializing in modern Jewish life and culture. more »


Israeli Academics Brace for More Boycotts
December 26, 2013
The New York Jewish Week -- BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi is concerned that the recent boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the American Studies Association may be a "tipping point" for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. more »


BGU Researcher Discovers Security Vulnerability in Samsung Galaxy S4
December 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal -- Mordechai Guri, a Ph.D. student in BGU's Cyber Security Lab, says the vulnerability could allow a hacker to "easily intercept" the secure data of Samsung Galaxy users. more »


Standing Up for Israeli Scholars and Researchers
December 20, 2013
AABGU has joined forces with the other American friends’ organizations in condemning the American Studies Association's boycott of Israel's academic and research institutions. more »

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