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Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and ...

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University graduate students developed environmentally-sound methods of waste disposal for the Bedouin community. The project, “Promoting the Use of Biogas in Bedouin Villages and Training Bedouin Women Leaders in Environmental Health,” placed third in the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

In the Desert: Why Israel is a Model for Some of the ...

August 8, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Chicago Jewish News--The four-day conference was held under the joint auspices of BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and drew more than 200 participants from 33 countries to BGU's Sede Boqer campus, deep inside the Negev Desert region.

BGU Initiates Project to Eliminate Intestinal Worms in Ethiopia

August 7, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

BGU Professor Zvi Bentwich, who heads The Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS in Israel (CEMTA), is beginning an intensive program in Ethiopia to eradicate intestinal worms which affect as much as 50 percent of the population in Africa.

Higher Education Down South (BGU’s Eilat Campus)

August 5, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Negev Development & Community Programs

Jerusalem Post--Since its earliest days, Eilat, Israel's sunniest city, has been famous as a paradise for tourists. But now that BGU's new extension campus is up and running, Eilat is also about to become a thriving academic center.

New Artificial Reefs “Grow” From Mideast Peace Deal

August 4, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

National Geographic--In a rare example of Middle East cooperation, Israelis and Jordanians have joined together to create a string of artificial coral reefs in the Red Sea, spearheaded by BGU researchers from the Eilat campus.

Colorado Governor Leads Business Group to Israel

August 3, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Denver Business Journal -- Governor Bill Ritter will lead a delegation to Israel to establish investment and research partnerships there, including a memorandum of understanding between Colorado State University and BGU���s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

You Think What You Talk

August 3, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

The Economist -- A BGU researcher may have a solution for peace: Israeli Jews should speak Arabic and Israeli Arabs should speak Hebrew. A new study demostrates that the language we speak affects our behavior.

Ben-Gurion University Creates Garden in Memory of Lillian Goodman

August 3, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Ben-Gurion University has created a public garden in memory of Lillian Goodman, of Highland Park, IL, who passed away last November. To be known as the Lillian Goodman Garden, the venue encompasses 3,800 square feet and features trees and flowers, walking paths, and benches.

Making the Negev Bloom

August 3, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education--Ben-Gurion University was established in 1969 in Beer-sheva, the south's largest city, with a self-proclaimed double mission: to educate students and to help solve the many problems that have plagued the communities that surround it. And while it is clear that one university cannot solve the region's economic and social problems, Ben-Gurion is making an impact.




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