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$100 Million Gift Given to BGU to Pave Way Forward

December 12, 2023

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sustainability & Climate Change

BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz said the University is “profoundly grateful to the Sylvan Adams Family Foundation...This gift will help guide the way forward for our community as we look to rebuild an even stronger Negev, together."

Six Dallas Organizations Join Ben-Gurion Day in the USA

December 11, 2023

Tags: Current events

Six Dallas-based organizations partnered with Americans for Ben-Gurion University to spread hope of David Ben-Gurion’s vision for the future of Israel for the 2nd annual Ben-Gurion Day in the USA.

BGU Professors Swap Academics for Agricultural Fields

December 5, 2023

Tags: Current events

After Hamas killed 40 migrant workers from Thailand during the October 7 massacre, thousands more fled the country. Answering a call for help, BGU's Prof. Haim Weiss and Prof. Guy-Ben Porat, left their desk to help farmers in Gaza border communities.

Liora Argamani Pleads To See Daughter Again

November 29, 2023

Tags: Current events

Liora Argamani, the mother of BGU second-year engineering student, Noa Argamani who was kidnapped on Oct 7 by Hamas terrorists, fears she will not live to see her daughter again as her battle with stage 4 brain cancer continues to intensify.

Haaretz: Historians React to “Genocide” Accusations

November 28, 2023

Tags: Current events

Prof. Tuvia Friling, a professor emeritus at BGU, co-authored a response to a recent New York Times piece that charges Israel with genocide and ethnic cleansing without evidence.

BGU President: University Presidents Must Condemn Hate

November 27, 2023

Tags: Current events

In a new Times of Israel op-ed, BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz writes: "Academia’s reluctance to condemn such speech under the guise of protecting free speech is not just cowardly; it is morally reprehensible."

JNS Spotlights Ben-Gurion Day in the USA

November 22, 2023

Tags: Current events

Paula Kabalo, Head of BGU's Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism and featured speaker of Ben-Gurion Day in the USA 2023, reflects on David Ben-Gurion's four tests of the Negev and how it relates to the current situation.

Israel Hayom: A4BGU Amplifies Relevance of Ben-Gurion

November 20, 2023

Tags: Current events

Ben-Gurion Day in the USA took place on Sunday, November 19th to honor the legacy of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion. His powerful words are more poignant than ever following Hamas' brutal attacks on Israel, on October 7.

Times of Israel: A4BGU CEO Addresses the Negev’s Future

November 20, 2023

Tags: CEO Op-Eds

In a Times of Israel op-ed, CEO Doug Seserman writes, "Right now, it’s difficult to envision the day after the war. But make no mistake, there will be a day after, and then "the future of Israel will emerge from the Negev" will ring truer than ever.

BGU Prof. Reli Hershkovitz Recalls Scenes from Oct. 7

November 17, 2023

Tags: Current events

Prof. Reli Hershkovitz, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University and Head of the Women and Maternity Department at Soroka University Medical Center took immediate action following the attacks on October 7.