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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.

From Far Beneath the Israeli Desert, Water Sustains a Fertile ...

August 3, 2008

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

The New York Times--Fish farming in the desert may at first sound like an anomaly, but in Israel over the last decade a scientific hunch has turned into a bustling business.

No Room Left for Nomadism

August 3, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Jewish Exponent--The Bedouin are full Israeli citizens -- comprising about 80,000 people in the north, and 180,000 in the south, roughly 25 percent of the entire Negev population -- entitled to the same rights of Israeli Jews.

Going Viral: Israeli Doctor Fights Disease around the World

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

J Weekly--Dr. Michael Alkan, BGU professor emeritus of medicine, might turn up in Botswana to teach local doctors how to combat infectious diseases. Or he might spend a month in Ecuador setting up a hospital.




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