A generous endowment from Stanley and Miriam Newman of Walnut Creek, CAwill support two graduate fellowships every year at BGU’s Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies . The Gate of Innovation to be constructed as the entry point to the new North Campus is made possible by the generous support of the Roberta and Ernest Scheller Jr. Family Foundation . Formerly of PA, now living in Florida and Colorado, the Scheller family has bestowed a lasting legacy upon the University with this gift. As a trustee in her family foundation, Lisa Scheller of Allentown, PA had an integral part in her father’s legacy gift. Independently, she is making a new gift to fund graduate fellowships supporting students in the Woodman Scheller Israel Studies International Program and supporting the International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

Thanks to a generous lead gift from the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation of Beverly Hills, CA, the state-of-the-art Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Homeland Security Building will be constructed on the new North Campus. Lolita E. Goldstein of New York, NY left a generous bequest establishing the Lolita E. and Melvin S. Goldstein Endowment Funds to support the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research , the Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program , and the Zalman Aranne Central Library . Foundation in Mountain View, CA enabled BGU to secure the recruitment of outstanding young scientists by offering attractive and competitive research packages. Sara Luhby of Riverdale, NY left a generous unrestricted bequest to the University. A generous grant to the President’s Discretionary Fund from the Guzik

 BGU's undergraduate team at the 2019 iGEM competition, "FlyGem," won a gold medal for developing a newway to control mosquitoes

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