 BGU doctoral student Aner Ottolenghi volunteered to test Israel's locally developed coronavirus

vaccine. Photo: Yonatan Zindel.

Brain Power , an innovative program that makes neuroscience accessible to junior high school students was established in a collaboration between the Inter Faculty School for Brain Sciences and the Jusidman Science Center for Youth . The Dept. of Hotel and Tourism Management is offering the first and only course worldwide on Accessible Tourism , providing tools for managing tourism for individuals with special needs. The School of Public Health launched two unique online courses in English during the Spring semester: “Healthy Placemaking” in collaboration with Drexel University and “Knowledge Translation” with the University of Toronto . BGU and the University of Cyprus offered a joint online course in Greek and Hebrew focusing on the history of diplomatic relations between Israel, Cyprus and Greece since the late 1940s. B’nai B’rith International is sponsoring the course. The Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School launched a new course in medical innovation and entrepreneurship for its students. EXCELLENCE RECOGNIZED Prof. Rivka Carmi , President of BGU between 2006 and 2018, received the Mifal Hapais Landau Lifetime Achievement Award “for outstanding initiative to advance medicine and health services in the Negev.” Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein , of the Dept. of History was elected to the Israel Young Academy .

Aner Ottolenghi , a doctoral student in the Shraga Segal Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics volunteered to be one of two first test subjects for the coronavirus vaccine being developed at the Israel Institute for Biological Research. Globes magazine selected him as one of 40 remarkable young people who showed leadership in managing the coronavirus crisis. BGU Rector, Prof. Chaim Hames , was elected to the Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe . Once again, BGU students posted the best results in the Israel Auditors’ Council Accreditation Test . 95% of the accounting track graduates passed the exam! Doctoral students Abrahami Israeli from the Dept. of Software and Information Systems Engineering and Orli Weiser from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management received the President of Israel’s Scholarship for scientific excellence and innovation.

 BGU Rector, Prof. Chaim Hames.

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