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  • L.A.-Eilat task force kicks off with water meeting at City Hall

    By Jared Sichel

    October 22, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    On the heels of a cooperative agreement signed in March between the governments of Israel and California, the cities of Los Angeles and Eilat built on a 55-year sister-city relationship, holding an inaugural task force meeting Oct. 20 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

    The gathering,...

  • New diabetes hope with AAT therapy

    October 16, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Israeli researcher Eli Lewis never forgot how a childhood friend with diabetes repeatedly injected himself with insulin shots. 

    “I thought he was a hero,” said Lewis, director of the Clinical Islet Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. “I was blown away by...

  • Beresheet Hotel: A Desert Dream

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 10, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The two-year-old, five-star luxury resort not only raises the stakes for Negev Desert tourism but also puts visitors in touch with the Israeli south’s past and future.

    When the Beresheet hotel opened for business two years ago in the Negev Desert, Israeli President Shimon Peres...

  • Study: Sderot rocket attacks increased miscarriages

    February 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Rocket attacks on Sderot significantly increased the number of miscarriages that occurred in women from the southern Israeli city, according to a new study.

    The number of miscarriages likely was increased because of the rise in stress, including the release of too much cortisol,...

  • Ben-Gurion University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to collaborate

    May 17, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are working together to develop pediatric-specific medical technologies.

    A collaboration of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio and Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel, will address the lack...

  • Giving big to tiny innovation

    May 15, 2012 | 8:06 pm

    L.A. philanthropists Henry and Anita Weiss pledged $1 million last week to support and expand nanotechnology research at Ben-Gurion University’s (BGU) Beersheva campus.

    “We are so proud to continue to help provide BGU the resources necessary for continued cutting-edge research...

  • Holocaust survivor leaves $17.5 million to Ben-Gurion U.

    November 10, 2011 | 10:36 am

    The estate of Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Eric Ross left $17.5 million to Ben-Gurion University through its American association.

    Ross, a prolific businessman, donated about $250 million to numerous causes over the course of his life. He and his wife, Lore, funded...

  • Fischer does not rule out IMF job

    May 31, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer did not rule out accepting the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund should he win the election.

    Fischer made the remarks Tuesday during an address at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as part of its 41st Annual...

  • Elderly drivers half as likely to see pedestrians

    By Adam Wills

    March 8, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Elderly drivers (65 and older) might have more time behind the wheel, but they also have a limited field of view when it comes to driving, according to a study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers published Monday in an online edition of Accident Analysis and...

  • The Circuit

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Touch of Kotton

    The apparel industry is not just about sartorial splendor. On Nov. 22, the aptly named Issy Kotton, and the less-aptly named Fred Lionetti both received the Apparel Industry Humanitarian of the Year Award at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton.

    Kotton is a...