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March 2012

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Safer Cyberspace

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You change your passwords regularly, only open sites that display a lock icon, and have stopped shopping online. Think you’re immune from hackers? Think again! Prof. Eli Biham, Dean of the Technion Computer Science Department, has made cybersecurity his career’s research. Recently, he won the prestigious Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics from the 2012 RSA Conference – the largest cryptography conference in the world. Read more about the award.


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Alumni Get Inside Scoop

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Seth Pinksy and Boaz Golany meet with Technion
alumni at ATS headquarters.

Meeting over breakfast at the ATS headquarters in New York, Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corp. and one of the visionaries behind the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII) gave 30 Technion alumni an insider’s view into the genesis of the plan for Roosevelt Island, and the reasoning behind the City’s selection of the Technion-Cornell team.  Prof. Boaz Golany, the Technion’s Vice President for Public Affairs and Resource Development, also addressed the group, saying that the alumni network will be an important part of ensuring the success of the TCII. 

Click here to view photos of the event.


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"Applied Sciences NYC...More Significant Than (we) Realize"

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An artist's rendition of the NYC Tech Campus. Architecture by Skidmore, Owings; Landscape architecture by Field Operation.

What is the role of higher education institutions in developing R&D, industry, innovations, technology transfer and the like? The weblog GlobalHigherEd explores this connection via the Technion-Cornell applied science campus in NYC.  Read more




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ATS Customizes Your Mission Trip

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See the beautiful Technion campus on the Spring ATS Mission.

There are so many options available in every aspect of life, and the ATS Mission is no exception. Drink in the beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia (May 29 – June 2), the excitement of the Technion campus and time in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (June 3-8), or both! (May 29 – June 8). Opt for the VC Track for a behind-the-scenes look at the companies behind the Start-Up Nation (June 1-7).  Or experience the special camaraderie of traveling on a Women’s Track in both Russia and Israel with specially designed activities and visits.

Click here for more information, itineraries, and to watch a video

Contact us at info@ats.org if we can help design your Mission program.


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Ambassador Dennis Ross Headlines Dinner

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From left to right: Ambassador Dennis Ross, Dr. Lena Lavie, and Technion President Peretz Lavie.

The national ATS Board of Directors were joined by more than 100 local Technion supporters and friends at a special dinner in San Francisco earlier this month.  The dinner celebrated the most recent Nobel Prize awarded to Distinguished Technion Professor Dan Shechtman as well as the 100-year anniversary of the Technion cornerstone laying.  Keynote speaker Ambassador Dennis Ross, a scholar, diplomat and counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a lead player in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East, provided an expert and thought-provoking presentation.

Read more here


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