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Hebrew U. Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Atlas of Human Genome

Human gene atlas opens up new avenues for studying cancer and genetic disorders.

Barnard Students Vote to Divest from Israel

Student groups for the Boycott, Divest & Sanctions campaign (BDS) against Israel worked hard to convince students of the justice of their cause, as did those who opposed it.

Haifa U study Shows First Real-Time Trauma Symptoms in Prolonged Warfare

The study, conducted during Israel’s 2014 Operation in and around the Gaza Strip, found that people who reported a startle response to loud or sudden noises were at higher risk of post-traumatic symptoms.
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TeAMS Introduces Affiliate Beit Medrash Program for Observant Medical Students

The Technion’s American Medical School (TeAMS) announces the launch of an affiliate Medical Beit Medrash program.

‘Betsy Ross of Israel’ Flag Finds News Home in Ben-Gurion Archives

Confined in Jerusalem to her apartment, she spent her time creating an Israeli flag from her bed sheets. She sewed on a six-pointed star and colored the flag’s stripes with a blue crayon.

South Carolina First to Pass Landmark Bill Against Campus Anti-Semitism

Advocates hoping this momentous step will launch a national wave.

‘Never Again Education Act’ to Teach American Students About the Holocaust

If passed the legislation would grant money raised through donations to American schools as part of the Holocaust Education Assistance Program.

Haifa U. Study Shows Eager Waiters Turn Off Customers

Service staff who express emotions in high intensity—positive or negative—are perceived as less trustworthy by customers.

Arab Students at Hebrew U. Call for New Intifada

"A decision has emerged from Gaza: Intifada and victory," was one of the slogans the protesters were chanting.

CSU Chancellor, SFSU President, Condemn Hateful Post Targeting Jewish, Pro-Israel Students

60 Organizations last week brought the post to the attention of CSU, demanding an investigation.

Cairo Genizah Project Reveals 11th Century Passover Haggadah

The Cairo Genizah International Project of the Haifa, Oxford, Princeton and Pennsylvania universities presents one of the ancient haggadahs discovered so far, opening a window to Medieval Passover customs.

Hebrew University Researcher: Terahertz Computer Chip Now Within Reach

To date, two major challenges have stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability.

New Higher Education Code: No Politics, No Calls for Boycott

The code also prohibits discrimination against faculty in hiring and in promotions based on their politics.

Faith-Based Groups Demand Investigation of SFSU Professor’s Anti-Zionist Diatribe

“I consider the statement below from President Wong, welcoming Zionists to campus, equating Jewishness with Zionism, and giving Hillel ownership of campus Jewishness to be a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, [and] Palestinians…”

Council for Higher Education Approves College Request to Award Doctorates

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya will begin awarding doctoral degrees in law.

Haifa U. Reveals Role of Pigeons in Turning the Negev Green 1,500 Years Ago

A new study at the University of Haifa shows the first archaeological evidence of the role of pigeons in Byzantine agriculture in the Negev: reclamation and fertilization of vineyards and orchards.

Gies College ‘James Scholars’ Visit Israel to Learn Business Tools from ‘Innovation Nation’

"This unique program kick-starts their learning and gives them the tools they need to continue our University’s legacy of innovation.”

Multi-Million Dollar Fraud in Israel’s Education Ministry

18 suspects, including senior Education Ministry officials, were detained on suspicion of fraudulently receiving funds in excess of 20 million shekel ($5.8 million).

Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky Wins Israel Prize for Aliya

Prior to Aliya in 1986 Sharansky was best known for his time in Soviet prisons after his arrest in 1977.

Wiesenthal Center Denounces Indian Publisher for Citing Hitler as ‘Inspiring Leader’

A member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center bought the book at the Krithi International Book Fair in Cochin, ironically the city that served as home to Jews in India for hundreds of years.

In 100 Years, Summer Will Last 2 Months Longer

"The combination of a shorter rainy season and a longer dry season may cause a major water problem in Israel and neighboring countries."

All of Gaza’s Public Schools on Strike over Discontinued Salaries

The PEU suggested that the success of the reconciliation government is closely linked to a fair solution to the plight of Gazan employees.

Israeli Researchers Warn Many Common Smart Devices Easy to Hack

"We hope our findings will ... help alert both manufacturers and consumers to the dangers inherent in the widespread use of unsecured IoT devices."

Israeli Scientists Find Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Gait in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Tel Aviv University researchers say transcranial direct current therapy positively impacts mobility and executive functions.

Haifa U Launches the Multiversity Revolution

The multiversity approach reflects an assumption that the job market of the future demands multidisciplinary knowledge and a toolbox including broad-based capabilities alongside the specific field of specialization.

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