TAU NEWS

Stephanie & Bruce’s Scholarship Fund for Underprivileged Students

Thank you very much for considering a donation to our scholarship fund, in lieu of gifts for our wedding. We feel very fortunate to have the lives and opportunities we have. We value higher education and therefore have created a fund that will enable underprivileged students to study at Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv University is a world-class institution and we would love to provide the opportunity for those less fortunate to study there.     Thank you again  Stephanie…

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Oration 2017

Launching the Australia Educational Gallery at the Steinhardt Natural History Museum 50 leaders from Melbourne business and jewish community attended AFTAU and JNF Oration dinner dedicated to the Late Eva & Les Erdi at Queens Hall, VIC Parliament house. Keynote Speakers were Ms. Margaret Jackson AC, Former “Qantas” Chairperson and Prof. Joseph Klafter, TAU President. The event helped to raise funds for the establishment of the “Australia Educational Gallery” dedicated to Les and Eva Erdi at the new Steinhardt Museum…

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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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The Origins of Wheat

TAU scientists publish wild wheat genome, creating “time tunnel” that could boost food production. A  global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat. The study…

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