Hebrew U student group threatens IDF soldiers, attacks university

May 18, 2020 by  
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The student branch of the far-left communist Hadash party at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem is facing sharp criticism for publishing a video last week inciting against IDF soldiers and the Hebrew University itself. Read more

World’s top math prize awarded to Hebrew University’s Hillel Furstenberg

March 19, 2020 by  
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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced it will award the Abel Prize to Hillel Furstenberg at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Gregory Margulis at Yale University “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics”. Read more

Get ready for a new Periodic Table

December 17, 2019 by  
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Are you ready for the future?  Back in 1869, Russia’s Dmitri Mendeleev began to classify the elements according to their chemical properties, giving rise to the Periodical Table of Elements.  “I saw in a dream a table where all elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper,” Mendeleev recalled. Read more

Forget Black Friday, it’s Breakthrough Thursday!

November 29, 2019 by  
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This year, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers Professor Liran Carmel and Dr. David Gokhman received significant international attention when they gave the world its first glimpse of Denisovan, the mysterious human species that lived 100,000 years ago but went extinct. Read more

Hebrew University Week in Perth

November 19, 2019 by  
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This last week has seen a plethora of activity in Perth by Israel’s preeminent university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

A bunch of love

August 16, 2019 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin and members of his family have been presented with a new variety of grapes, named ‘Rivlin’ in memory of his wife, Nechama ז”ל. Read more

Hebrew University leads the pack

June 12, 2019 by  
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As part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s 82nd Board of Governors meeting, 335 students will be awarded PhD degrees, more than at any other academic institution in Israel. Read more

Hebrew University adds a new required student course: entrepreneurship

September 16, 2018 by  
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Students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will now be adding classes in entrepreneurship to their required class list, where they will learn networking and fundraising tips under the guidance of mentors. Read more

Cure for acute leukemia within reach

August 26, 2018 by  
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Acute myeloid leukemia is one of the most aggressive cancers.  While other cancers have benefitted from new treatments, there has been no encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past 40 years. Until now. Read more

#hu100—A global giving day to celebrate Hebrew University‘s 100th anniversary

July 27, 2018 by  
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Giving Day, held on the 100th anniversary of the laying of the HU cornerstones on Mt. Scopus, marks the first time a higher education institution has launched a global fundraising campaign.  Read more

Hebrew University to celebrate its centenary

July 19, 2018 by  
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Tuesday 24 July marks 100 years to the day that the cornerstones of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were laid, literally paving the way for the construction of the first building and the opening of the University in April 1925. Read more

Israeli to chair UN Human Rights Committee

July 4, 2018 by  
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Yuval Shany, the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been selected to lead the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee.  Read more

Painkillers and autism

April 27, 2018 by  
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A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds new light on the possible relationship between prolonged use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Read more

Israel Prize to be Awarded to Hebrew University Professor Yehuda Liebes

February 10, 2017 by  
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Professor Yehuda Liebes from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is to be awarded the Israel Prize for his work in the field of Kabbalah and Jewish mystical literature. Read more

Hebrew University archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

February 9, 2017 by  
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Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the north-western shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden in the cave, and were looted by Bedouins in the middle of the last century. Read more

Hebrew Uni archaeologists find prehistoric village

February 18, 2016 by  
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Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed in Israel a prehistoric village, dated around 12,000 years ago, in excavations in the fertile Jordan Valley.  Read more

Ancient royal seal unearthed in Jerusalem

December 6, 2015 by  
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The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of King Hezekiah (727–698 BCE). Read more

Israeli-Australian project works to make global cities’ water good to the last drop

May 20, 2015 by  
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California headlines this month scream “water shortage”—but the shortage is not limited to the western United States. Read more

Special helping hands

March 25, 2015 by  
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Josh Ferenbach and Ruthie Ben-Danan from Access Inc, recently worked in the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University-Vic office assisting with a bulk mail-out. Read more

Hebrew Uni update

December 12, 2014 by  
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The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University recently held its Federal AGM in Surfers Paradise and its Victorian AGM in Melbourne. Read more

Hebrew University at work on the reef

September 30, 2014 by  
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An expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science has measured a roughly 40% reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in the last 35 years — a scenario that could damage the reef framework and endanger the entire coral ecosystem. Read more

New Oral History website at the Hebrew University

November 8, 2013 by  
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Marking 75 years since the Kristallnacht attacks of November 9-10, 1938, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Oral History Division launched a new website where the public can search and access 900 previously unavailable Holocaust-related voice recordings and transcripts. Read more

New English Course at the Hebrew Uni

September 11, 2013 by  
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The Melton Center for Jewish Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will open for the first time this Spring a new master’s degree program in Jewish education, taught in English, designed for students from abroad, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Read more

Australian-born Israelis at risk in the sun

May 24, 2013 by  
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A new study conducted using extensive medical records of over one million Israeli adolescents before military service shows clearly how exposure to the Israeli sun of young, light-skinned children increases substantially the risk of cutaneous melanoma (a serious form of skin cancer).  Read more

Also in Jerusalem this week….

April 16, 2010 by  
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Clive Kessler, Professor of Sociology at the University of New South Wales delivered a lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem this week. Read more