Dr. Ruth Promises “Good Sex for Life” for Donations


The renowned psychosexual therapist will be receiving an honorary doctoral degree from BGU in May. To commemorate the honor, she is establishing the Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer Endowed Scholarship for Psychology.

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Amos Oz Birthday and Tribute Ceremony (Video)

June 19, 2009

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Watch the Amos Oz 70th Birthday and Tribute Ceremony that took place during BGU’s 39th Annual Board of Governors Meeting.

Off-Label Morning Sickness Drug Deemed Safe for Fetuses

June 11, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Medical Research, Press Releases

Off-label morning sickness drug, Metoclopramide, poses no significant risks to the fetus according to a large collaborative study by researchers and physicians at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Soroka

Marc Rich Foundation Invests in Women Researchers

June 5, 2009

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The Marc Rich Foundation Prizes for Excellence in Research for Women Researchers were announced at the 39th Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in

Link Exists Between Appetite and Elderly Mortality

May 12, 2009

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A new study by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher reveals a linkage between elderly people’s appetite and mortality rates, with those who report impaired appetite more

BGU Technology Used in Israel’s First Solar Farm

April 28, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

ZenithSolar, an Israeli start-up company, launched its first "solar farm" near Tel Aviv on April 26, based on concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems developed by Prof. David Faiman of Ben-Gurion

Innovative Solutions for Desert Plant Survival

April 8, 2009

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has announced the establishment of a research collaboration with Bayer BioScience N.V., a subsidiary of Bayer CropScience based in Ghent, Belgium, to develop solutions

Low-Income Sleep Apnea Patients Don’t Pursue Recommended Treatment

April 2, 2009

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A new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that a patient’s income level is an important factor that may affect the decision either to initiate

Bariatric Surgery Minimizes Pregnancy Complications for Obese Women

March 23, 2009

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Women who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity will reduce the risk of medical and obstetric complications when they become pregnant, according to a study by researchers from Ben-Gurion

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