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BGU’s “She Space” Program Wins IAF Award

November 16, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Press Releases

A BGU educational project entitled "She Space," which encourages girls to be involved in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) studies has received a prestigious international excellence award.

President Herzog Visits BGU On Ben-Gurion Day

November 10, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

On the same day, Americans for Ben-Gurion University hosts an interactive virtual tour of David and Paula Ben-Gurion’s retirement home in Sde Boker in the Negev Desert.

BGU Study Shows Promise in Slowing Degenerative Diseases

November 3, 2021

Tags: Research News

BGU Professor Esther Priel and her colleagues are now able to enter clinical trials for a new drug which could “delay the onset and progression of the diseases, and improve the quality of life."

BGU Scientists Offer Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

November 1, 2021

Tags: Natural Sciences, Research News

As the climate crisis continues to threaten many services that plant communities provide to humans, including driving prolonged droughts, experts are concerned that species diversity could decline.

BGU Proposes Occupational Therapy Program Amid Shortage

October 22, 2021

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Israel is experiencing a dire shortage in occupational therapists. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is creating a new program to combat it. The university hopes to be able to offer the program to students by the 2022-23 academic year.

BGU Hones In On Diversity & Inclusion in Israel

October 22, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Social Sciences & Humanities

A4BGU's upcoming webinar showcases how BGU takes bold steps in support of diversity and inclusion among students and faculty, as well as beyond campus. Learn about the important discussion featuring Prof. Abu-Rabia Queder and Prof. Guy Ben-Porat.

The Dead Sea is Shrinking: A BGU Professor Shares Some Insight

October 19, 2021

Tags: Natural Sciences

The Dead Sea has been shrinking at an alarming pace, losing more than a meter (some 40 inches) of water per year for a total of 25 meters since the 1990s, according to EcoPeace Middle East.

BGU Study Reveals Popular Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Harm

October 11, 2021

Tags: Research News

“Our findings reveal that artificial sweeteners do, in fact, disrupt bacterial communication, which can negatively impact digestive balance and are harmful to gut health," says BGU's Dr. Karina Goldberg, the study's lead researcher.

BGU Researchers Use Makeup to Defeat Facial Recognition Tech

October 7, 2021

Tags: Research News

A new study used digitally and physically applied makeup to test the limits of state-of-the-art facial recognition software. The researchers saw 100 percent success in the digital experiments on both the FaceNet model and the LResNet model.