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Village View: Amazed by Tunisia-Israel-LM Connection

April 16, 2010

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Main Line Media News -- Bonnie Squires discovers a connection tying together Israel, Tunisia and Lower Merion as she stumbles across AABGU Tunisia tour group.

Israeli Study Focuses on Three Diets: Want to Eat Healthy? Go ...

April 16, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

J Weekly -- According to medical researchers at BGU, healthy, long-term weight-loss diets can reverse atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, a direct risk factor for strokes and heart attacks.

Students Take Social Action to New Level in Rough Israeli ...

April 16, 2010

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

J Weekly -- Every year about 300 BGU students apply for 100 spots to live rent-free in some of Beer-Sheva���s roughest areas in exchange for providing community and educational programs.

Research Now Common Ground for Drexel, Israel

April 16, 2010

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Jewish Exponent -- Drexel University is strengthening its long-term partnership with Ben-Gurion University. In addition to sending students to study there, the universities are planning faculty exchanges and a joint conference on clinical child psychology.

Israeli School Makes Link Between Healthy Planet, World Peace

April 16, 2010

Tags: Desert & Water Research

AOL News -- On a kibbutz in Israel's Arava Desert, Arabs and Jews are taking a first step toward peace by working together for a cause that knows no boundaries: the environment.

Social Psychology: How to Read Minds Like a Wizard

April 16, 2010

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

The Huffington Post -- Prof. Tal Eyal of Ben-Gurion University and Prof. Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago are exploring how our untapped cognitive powers can be harnessed to help us more accurately assess what others think of us.

Breaches in Blood-brain Barrier Might Lead to Later Psychiatric ...

April 16, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

The Dana Foundation -- Clinical observations, coupled with study of animal models, have led Dr. Alon Friedman, a neuroscientist at BGU, to hypothesize that damage to the blood-brain barrier may be a gateway to psychiatric illness.

Reviving the Zionist Dream

April 16, 2010

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- Ayalim, the pioneering Israeli youth movement, is being touted as the hardy new transformation of old-school Zionism. Ninety-five percent of the Negev village builders are Ben-Gurion University students.

Science and Zionism Bloom Side by Side in the Desert

April 16, 2010

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Jewish Journal of Los Angeles-- To highlight Ben-Gurion University���s recent advances and contributions to Israel and the world, AABGU hosted a symposium and dinner on April 11 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, featuring presentations by three groundbreaking scholars and researchers.

A Mission of Caring

April 16, 2010

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Leaders Magazine -- Professor Rivka Carmi, M.D., president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, speaks about the University's groundbreaking research and expertise locally and around the globe.