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BGU Buildings Garner Prestigious Architectural Awards

March 11, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Two buildings at BGU, designed by Raquel Vert of Los Angeles-based Vert Architects, were awarded first prize in two different categories in the “Best Project of the Year 2008/9 Competition."

Japanese Zionists Visit the University

March 5, 2009

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

A delegation of the Japanese Makuya arrived at BGU this week as part of a show of solidarity with residents of the Negev who suffered during the recent Cast Lead military operation.

Earth’s Cracks May Contribute to Global Warming

March 4, 2009

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Discovery News -- A new study by BGU researchers has found that cracks in the earth's surface exhale large quantities of gas, perhaps enough to affect global warming.

BGU Researchers Develop “Green Window” Technology

March 4, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Press Releases

BGU researchers have developed a new, highly energy-efficient window technology, featuring two reversible panes that will save energy in homes and office buildings all year.

Technique Developed to Help Combat Nuclear Proliferation

March 4, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev engineers have developed a technique to "denature" plutonium created in large nuclear reactors, making it unsuitable for use in nuclear arms.

“Green” Window Developed by BGU Researchers

March 3, 2009

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Press Releases

The windows reduce energy costs and consumption, keeping desert homes warm in winter and cool in summer.

New Jersey Native Rallies Beer-Sheva Neighborhoods to “Go ...

February 18, 2009

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

New Jersey Jewish News -- Isaac Hametz founded a nonprofit organization to improve the quality of life for local residents, focusing on Ethiopians. BGU students provide much of the volunteer staff.

Israel’s Leading Environmentalist

February 18, 2009

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

Hadassah Magazine -- BGU Prof. Alon Tal, Israel's leading environmentalist, remains as busy as ever, founding one ecological group after another in his pursuit to save the country's natural treasures.

BGU Students Selected to Attend Second Annual Clinton Global ...

February 11, 2009

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Three out of five of the Israeli students selected to attend the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative's University, a project of the non-partisan William J. Clinton Foundation, are from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).

Relief for Canker Sores

February 10, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A team of physicians at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has discovered that a nightly dose of vitamin B12 is a simple, effective and low risk therapy to prevent Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), better known as “canker sores.”