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A4BGU Secures Transformative $20 Million Donation

May 12, 2022

Tags: Sustainability & Climate Change

The donation establishes the new Goldman Sonnenfeldt School of Sustainability and BGU, the first of its kind in Israel. A4BGU CEO Doug Seserman says the transformative gift "couldn’t have come at a more perfect time."

Celebrating the Remarkable 2 Spotlights Climate Change

May 3, 2022

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Natural Sciences

WATCH: On May 1, 2022, Americans for Ben-Gurion University (A4BGU) presented a virtual event, hosted by Israeli-American star Noa Tishby, highlighting the achievements of researchers related to climate change across multiple disciplines.

Variety Debuts “Who Are the Marcuses?” Trailer

April 13, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Natural Sciences

Rubber Ring Films and Stone Canyon Entertainment have wrapped production on “Who Are the Marcuses?,” a feature documentary about the mysterious couple who gave more than half a billion dollars to BGU.

A4BGU to Raise Emergency Funds for Ukrainian Students

March 10, 2022

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Leadership, Awards & Events

Americans for Ben-Gurion University is launching an emergency fund website to aid in ensuring that the Ukrainian student/scholar refugees will be able to continue their education.

Fish Could Feed the World. These BGU Researchers Know How

May 17, 2022

Tags: Sustainability & Climate Change

“We hope to increase our ability to support food security with fish and decrease the environmental impact of raising them – mainly aiming at increasing feed efficiency...," says BGU's Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi.

Haaretz: BGU Professor Unearths Jewish Discoveries in Egypt

April 21, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

“We are able for the first time to significantly document Ashkenazi community life in Egypt,” says Prof. Yoram Meital of BGU’s Middle East Studies Department.

Jewish Herald-Voice: A4BGU Explores Climate-Saving Science

April 20, 2022

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

“Celebrating the Remarkable 2 is sure to be an inspirational experience for viewers around the world," said Noa Tishby. "I’m so proud to be a part of an event that showcases the best of Israel through BGU’s remarkable breakthrough research..."

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Celebrating the Remarkable 2: Climate-Saving Science

Watch Celebrating the Remarkable 2, the sequel to last year’s record-breaking program, to find out how BGU is leading the way in climate-saving science. Learn how you can help create a sustainable future!


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