Looking for Freshwater SolutionsThe Media Line -- BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research is helping to solve Israel's water shortage. Zuckerberg was recently selected to be Israel's national center for advanced water technologies, acting as a bridge between academia and entrepreneurs.
Strong Support Networks Can Lessen Depression and Harsh Effects ...Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Shahar and Georgia State University Professor Henrich conducted a study that determined that a strong social support system could cushion the effects of teen depression caused by prolonged exposure to rocket attacks.
Ben-Gurion University Virologist is a Modern-Day Microbe HunterHeritage Florida Jewish News--The American-born virologist, who made aliyah with his family in 2002, makes frequent trips to East Africa to study a variety of infectious agents. He���s interested in everything from the influenza bug to the lethal Ebola virus, to Rift Valley Fever and the parasite-borne Leishmania.
Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and ...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 ...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 EthiopiaBGU 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)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 DealNational 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 IsraelDenver 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.
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