BGU Italia


NOV 2022 Benin Fellows Scholarship Program Launched Mr. Itzik Shmuli, CEO of the Israeli office of the UJA Federation of New York, visited BGU to launch the first cohort of the Benin Outstanding Fellows of the Negev Program. The program, founded by Albert Benin in honor of his parents, Rachel and Selim Benin, aims to improve opportunities for students from a variety of backgrounds who excel in STEM studies. Thirty highly successful students from high schools throughout the Negev region will receive scholarships as well as social and academic support, enabling them to focus on their studies and succeed.

Italian event on agricultural sustainability. L-R: Prof. Aaron Fait, MP Elisabetta Strada, and Andrea Jarach, President of BGU Italia. Photo: courtesy of Andrea Jarach

NOV 2022 Italian Friends Host Agricultural Sustainability Event The Italian Friends of BGU (BGU Italia) hosted an agricultural sustainability conference in Lombardy, supported by the Israeli Embassy in Italy. The event, organized by Ms. Elisabetta Strada, regional member of parliament for Lombardy, and Andrea Jarach, President of BGU Italia, was attended by over a hundred people, and featured BGU guest speaker Prof. Aaron Fait of the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. Prof. Fait, an Italian-born biochemist and an expert in plant chemistry-ecology, presented his research on fruit crop response to arid climates and how wine grapes can be grown in desert conditions.

NOV 2022 Ben-Gurion Day Celebrated Virtually in the US A4BGU’s launch of Ben-Gurion Day in the USA was featured on the Jewish Broadcasting Service and included more than 15 partners nationwide. Over 350 people tuned in to watch an exclusive tour of the new Cyndi and Max Mintzberg Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism Building and The Ben-Gurion Archives along with an interview with David Ben-Gurion’s grandson, Mushi Ben-Eliezer.

President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz and Itzik Shmuli, CEO of the Israeli office of the UJA Federation of NY gaze at the future North Campus building site

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