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  • Beyond book smarts: What this international medical school gives future doctors

    October 7, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    For most pursuing a career in medicine, the long-haul investment in studying, training and preparing to become a physician is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Others have personal goals too, whether it’s to explore their Jewish backgrounds or spend time in a new location. Some...

  • Israeli civil rights group files class action racism complaint against Australian Professor

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 7, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    On July 31, 2013, an Israeli civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, has filed a class action complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 with the Australian Human Rights Commission over a Sydney professor's participation and public support of boycotts of Israel including...

  • Startup classroom

    May 22, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    In a twist on the classic academic approach to entrepreneurship, Israeli universities are trending toward classroom-based incubators that allow students to put theory to the test in a sheltering atmosphere. After all, what better way to learn how to start a business than to...

  • Israeli Technion students replied to a call for boycott from Sydney, Australia

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2013 | 10:20 am

    On 10 April, the Student Representative Council at the University of Sydney, Australia (SRC), voted to pass a resolution calling on the university administration to cut ties with the Technion- a globally known and appreciated Israeli academic institution for technology. The...

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  • Coral that takes a nap

    April 24, 2013 | 10:16 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Do you find yourself dragging; craving a nap in the late afternoon? You're not alone. Soft coral beneath the waters near the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat does the same thing.

    A new study by scientists from the...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Rabbi Avi Stewart has been appointed to the head clergy position at Orthodox congregation Westwood Kehilla on Santa Monica Boulevard. His installation ceremony took place Feb. 13 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles. Stewart succeeds Rabbi Asher Brander, who had been...

  • How Technion students light the menorah [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 29, 2012 | 10:01 am

    Technion students Eyal Cohen, Tomer Wassermann, Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan tackle the challenge of lighting the menorah in classic Rube Goldberg fashion using helium balloons, dominos, nitroglycerine, a robot and a number of other gadgets. How do you plan on lighting the menorah this year?

  • Pogroms interrupted: The era of Jews fighting back

    By David Suissa

    November 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    As I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom? 

    Since the destruction of the Second Temple...

  • Curing cancer: Nobel laureate Hershko on whether it’s possible

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2012 | 1:03 pm

    Pick up any newspaper and there are certain types of stories that repeat day after day.

    Armed men are killing each other in this or that war, car and train crashes claim varying numbers of victims, tearful politicians acknowledge sexual misconduct, and somewhere a scientist is...

  • Technion sues Microsoft over intellectual property

    June 10, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has filed a $6.5 million lawsuit against the Microsoft Corp.

    The lawsuit, filed last week in the Central District Court in Petach Tikvah, alleges that Microsoft used intellectual property developed by a Technion professor, the business...

  • Agreements with Israeli schools a turning point for UC Irvine

    April 25, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Few universities have garnered as much international attention and Jewish communal concern over student-led, anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic activities on campus than the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

    A history of incendiary demonstrations demonizing Israel; a...

  • Cornell wins ‘genius’ contest, to team with Technion for N.Y. campus

    December 19, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    Cornell University will collaborate with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for a new science campus after winning a competition to build New York City’s next “genius” school.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg was expected to make Cornell’s victory official on Monday at the...

  • The week that was in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    December 16, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Two Israelis made world headlines this week. In freezing Stockholm, Prof. Dan Shechtman of the Haifa Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology) won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In sunny Perth, Australia, Lee Korzits won the gold medal at the women’s Sailing World Championships,...

  • Cornell, Technion joining for top tech campus

    October 24, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Cornell University and The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City.

    The NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island is set to combine the strengths of both institutions.

    Cornell President David...

  • $30 million donated to Technion

    October 12, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    The American Technion Society has received a $30 million commitment from the estate of Henry Taub and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

    The gift, awarded Tuesday, will go to making improvements at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

    From the fund, $25 million...

  • Israeli among 4 Jewish scientists to win Nobels

    October 5, 2011 | 9:16 am

    An Israeli scientist won the 2011 Nobel Prize for chemistry, and Jewish scientists also took prizes in physics and medicine.

    Daniel Shechtman, 70, a distinguished professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, was announced as a Nobel winner on Wednesday for his...

  • Technion professor engineering a social conscience in developing countries

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    After he tired of prospecting for gold in his native Canada, Mark Talesnick moved to Israel, where he did exploratory drilling for the proposed Mediterranean-Dead Sea (Med-Dead) Canal project and founded the national ice hockey team.

    Obviously, the Technion engineering professor is...

  • Technion gets $5 million to develop a better battery

    January 31, 2011 | 10:25 am

    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology a $5 million grant to further develop a light, long-lasting and environmentally friendly battery for energy storage.

    The grant, which will be paid out over three years, will be...

  • UCSB professor wins Harvey Prize

    By Adam Wills

    February 5, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    Technion—Israel Institute of Technology selected Shuji Nakamura, a UCSB engineering professor whose work was key in the production of white LED lighting, for the 2009 Harvey Prize, an award named for the late L.A. benefactor Leo M. Harvey.

    From UCSB:

    Nakamura is a professor of...

  • Is Bernie Madoff Jewish?  Very. Oy.

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.

    "It's all just one big lie."

    With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
  • Guitar Hero, Rock Band co-creator is Tel Aviv native

    By Adam Wills

    June 20, 2008 | 8:53 am

    The worldwide video game phenomenon of “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” can be partly traced back to an MIT grad from Tel Aviv, Eran Egozy. Listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2008, his love of music came from his childhood in Israel. But given his musical...

  • No WiFi? WiPeer software says ‘no problem’

    By Nicky Blackburn

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Whenever Technion computer science professor Roi Friedman visited conferences and lectures with his students, he found himself growing increasingly frustrated.

    In an age of supposedly instant communications, he felt impatient that in locations without access to the Internet or a...
  • News Briefs from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Technion Gets $25 Million Gift From Californian

    A California philanthropist has donated $25 million to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The gift from Lorry Lokey, founder and chairman of Business Wire, will be used to create a new combined life sciences and...

  • Latkes That Last

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Finally! You can now say goodbye to those weird frozen triangles of premasticated potatoes that pass for latkes after Chanukah has ended and the frying pan and grater have been packed up. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have come up with an...

  • Sign of Hope

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The sign to the left, posted by Israeli Jewish and Arab students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology around the elite Rehovot campus, reads: "We, the Arab and Jewish students of the Technion, who daily sit together in the same classrooms in cooperation and friendship, express our pain over the recent outbreaks of violence in our country. It is up to us to continue living here in mutual dignity, peace and security. We call on every Technion student to speak out against violence, and on every citizen to work on behalf of good neighborly relations."

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