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BGU Receives $18 million for Computer Science Building

July 10, 2023

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Robotics & High-Tech

An $18 million lead grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will support the construction of the state-of-the-art Helmsley Computer Science Building on the new North Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva.

Warren Buffett, Water, and BGU: The Story Behind It All

August 11, 2023

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Leadership, Awards & Events

The award-winning documentary reconstructs the lives of Holocaust survivors Lottie and Howard Marcus, who gave the largest donation in Israel to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for water research.

Find Out “Who Are The Marcuses?” in New JPost Interview

October 2, 2023

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Leadership, Awards & Events

In the early 2000s, Ellen Marcus made a suggestion to her parents. Fast forward a few years, the Marcuses would endow BGU with half a billion dollars, the largest individual charitable gift ever received by an Israeli institution.

BGU’s DeserTech Aims to Bring Climate Technology to UAE

September 26, 2023

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

Israel aims to bring its DeserTech climate technology community and expertise to the United Arab Emirates as part of its collaboration with Abu Dhabi through the Abraham Accords.

BGU and Others to Open Campus for Ultra-Orthodox Students

September 26, 2023

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Negev Development & Community Programs

A consortium led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and several academic colleges has won a government tender to create a separate ultra-Orthodox campus in the South.

BGU President & A4BGU CEO Selected For Top 50 JPost List

September 18, 2023

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

The Jerusalem Post announces Ben-Gurion University President, Prof. Danny Chamovitz, and A4BGU CEO, Doug Seserman, as a part of the 2023 list of the 50 Most Influential Jews.

BGU Researchers Discover Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment

September 13, 2023

Tags: Medical Research, Research News

Ben-Gurion University researchers have come up with what they believe may be a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ben-Gurion Day in the USA

On the 50th anniversary of his passing, “Ben-Gurion Day” returns to the USA for a second year. Join us on November 19, as A4BGU pays tribute to Israel’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion.
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