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Siren Song of War

January 5, 2009

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

JTA -- For the first time I am experiencing war as a mother... I was only five minutes away from home when the first sirens rang out, but no one would let me leave the neighborhood sports center while danger was still apparent...

Drylands, Deserts and Desertification

December 23, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research

At BGU's second international conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, there was a sense among the experts and officials gathered from over 50 countries, that something could be done, that techniques could be learned and that they would leave Israel better equipped to combat this global threat.

Ben-Gurion University, Rutgers and New Jersey and Delaware ...

December 23, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

BGU is forming a partnership with the Rutgers University School of Social Work to expand Negev Project Vision, a successful community-based program that addresses the vision needs of poor, elderly populations in the Dead Sea region.

New Approach Counters Diabetes in Mice Trials

December 16, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

BGU scientists cured diabetes in a mouse by supplying healthy cells that enabled its immune system to continue to function, creating the closest cure for diabetes to date.

Ben-Gurion University Confronts Terrorism

December 10, 2008

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

What if there was a place where the world's leading experts didn't just examine what went wrong in Mumbaiハラ_At BGU, the first University-based homeland security institute in the world is asking the tough questions.

BGU Hosts World’s Largest Conference on Desertification

December 3, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

More than 350 participants from over 40 countries are expected to participate in the largest international conference focused on the environment, which will be held at at the University’s Sede Boqer campus under the auspices of BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

Looking for Freshwater Solutions

November 26, 2008

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

The 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.

BGU Professor’s Solar Panels Are Paving the Way to a ...

November 25, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

BGU Professor David Faiman has developed solar panels that might be the answer to global solar energy problems.

IDF Envisions Army of Animal Robots

November 24, 2008

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Ha'aretz--Researchers at BGU have developed a corps of robots to assist the Israeli government with rescue and special military operations. The project was launched in 1994 after failed attempts to rescue kidnapped soldier Nachshon Wachsman.

Ben-Gurion University and Rutgers University Weigh Solar ...

November 24, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research

New Jersey Jewish News --Prof. David Faiman, chair of BGU's Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics and director of Israel's National Solar Energy Center, discusses possible collaboration with Rutgers University.