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November 23, 2011



Stockholm Calling

Nobel Prize winner, Dan Shechtman

Share the excitement of Prof. Dan Shechtman’s Nobel Prize with this video that documents the first few days following the announcement. And stay tuned during Nobel Week — December 6-10 for firsthand reports from Stockholm on the ATS website (, where you will find a link to the Nobel Prize Ceremony on December 10th.


Microsoft Sets Up Shop at the Technion


The first ever academic research center by Microsoft in Israel is up and running on the Technion campus. Microsoft is investing $1.5 million in the center, which will explore issues in e-commerce, such as designing algorithms for online advertising or for multiparty auctions and the use of social networks for commerce.

Read more about Microsoft at the Technion.


New Investment in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug

Moussa Youdim
Prof. Emeritus Moussa Youdim

The Technion is part of a consortium that invested $3 million to further the development of a novel drug for Alzheimer's disease. The drug, ladostigil, was developed by Technion Prof. Emeritus Moussa Youdim together with Hebrew University researchers.

Read more about a new Alzheimer's Drug.


Old World Splendors, New World Solutions
2012 Mission to St. Petersburg and Israel

Old World Splendors, New World Solutions

Join chairs Jeri and Joel Rothman for a journey of a lifetime! In addition to seeing the treasures of Imperial Russia, we are happy to announce that we will be meeting with the Technion’s newest Nobel Laureate Professor Dan Shechtman. We will also offer a behind-the-scenes visit to Rafael, Israel’s armament authority to see how Technion graduates are developing technologies such as the Iron Dome, which intercepts missiles and saves lives.

Read more about the 2012 Mission to St. Petersburg and Israel.


Help the Technion, Receive Great Benefits

You can transfer funds directly from your IRA, tax free, as a gift to the ATS. If you are at least 70.5 you can turn your required minimum distribution into a tax-free gift to the ATS. Reduce your IRA, which is likely the most highly taxed asset in your estate. Unless Congress acts before December 31 of this year, this special opportunity is available only during 2011.

For more detailed information, please contact Mark Hefter, ATS Director of Planned Giving, at 212-407-6313 or

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