TAU News

AFTAU/MONASH Night of Ideas

AFTAU in collaboration with Monash University recently honoured their AFTAM award holders at a “Night of Ideas” held at Monash University, Caulfield. Professor Joseph Klafter, President of TAU, visiting from Israel was the key note speaker. Professor Benjamin Boyd, Dr Crystal Chen, Associate Professor Erica Sloan and Associate Professor Jane Wilkinson presented the impact of their joint research projects with fellow colleagues from Tel Aviv University.

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Board of Governors 2018

CONGRATULATIONS! Israel turns 70 and Tel Aviv University welcomed Governors Awards recipients and guests to celebrate the 2018 Board of Governors Meeting May 2-6. AFTAU President Dr. Victor Wayne received the TAU 2018 President Award Medal in honour of his devoted leadership and longstanding friendship with TAU. (Left to right – Dr. Karen Wayne,  Dr. Victor Wayne & Prof. Joseph Klafter)

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Fauda Event

Over 100 people attended a special screening and talk by the creator of the Netflix world hit TV show “FAUDA” – TAU graduate Avi Issacharoff. FAUDA – An Israeli TV show about a special undercover unit in the IDF , was acquired by Netflix and became a world hit. After screening of “Fauda’ first episode, Avi Issacharoff spoke about “behind the scenes” of the show as well as the political situation in the Middle East.

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ANZAC BEERSHEBA LIGHT HORSE CHARGE

Tel Aviv University will host over 1000 Australians in October for a special ceremony marking the Anniversary of the Australian Light Horse Battle in Beer Sheeba and the Balfour declaration leading to the Establishment of the state of Israel. Thursday, November 2nd, 2-5 pm – TAU Campus For more information please contact us at (03) 92962065

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Drug regimen can reduce cancer recurrences

  TAU discovery may improve long-term survival rates of cancer patient. Most cancer-related deaths are the result of post-surgical metastatic recurrence. In metastasis, cells of primary tumors travel to other parts of the body, where they often proliferate into inoperable, ultimately fatal growths. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the body’s stress inflammatory response to cancer is itself an active agent in the cancer spreading. The research was led by Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu of TAU’s School of Psychological…

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TAU Influencers Make Prestigious List

Dr. Liad Mudrik and Keren Elazari named among 50 Most Influential Women in Israel A Tel Aviv University’s star researcher, Dr. Liad Mudrik of the School of Psychological Sciences, has been selected as one of Israel’s 50 most influential women for 2017 by Forbes Magazine. A highly-awarded young researcher, Mudrik combines frontline brain research with age-old philosophical questions to understand the workings of human consciousness and its many mysteries. In a lightning academic career, Mudrik earned all her degrees at…

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Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

“WE’RE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING THE WORST SPATE OF SPECIES DIE-OFFS SINCE THE LOSS OF THE DINOSAURS 65 MILLION YEARS AGO.” Extinction is a natural phenomenon that occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and National Research Center is the national center for the study of biological diversity…

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The Brain Mechanism Behind Multitasking

TAU study finds brief reactivation of a learned memory can block interference from competing tasks. Although “multitasking” is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again — and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%. New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking. The key to this…

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