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August 2012


Good News Keeps Coming!

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Henry and Marilyn Taub and Family Science and Technology Center

The Technion’s computer science
faculty has been ranked the 18th best in the world in the prestigious annual ranking by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, confirming with numbers the influence the Technion has on high technology in Israel and worldwide. The university also earned impressive scores in other areas, improving its ratings over last year’s in the fields of chemistry, natural sciences and mathematics.

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Taglit Turns 13 at the Technion

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Birthright Israel participants at the Technion

How fitting that Taglit-Birthright Israel, which offers a free, 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish adults, took some 500 people to the Technion this July — just in time for the program’s own bar mitzvah. Birthright has included a Technion stop on some of its itineraries at the initiative of Albert Sweet, a Los Angeles- based supporter.

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Good News for Diabetes Patients

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Technion professor Shulamit Levenberg

Technion Professor Shulamit Levenberg has built pancreatic tissue with insulin-secreting cells, surrounded by a three-dimensional network of blood vessels. The engineered tissue could pave the way for improved tissue transplants to treat diabetes.  

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Where Research Meets the Real World


Professor Shy Shoham (2nd from R) talks about his research during a panel discussion

The inaugural academic event of the Technion Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII) did what the TCII is intended to do … bring together academic researchers and industry experts. A mix of Technion and Cornell University faculty members, participants from industry and the Weill Cornell Medical College – nearly 80 people in total – participated in a workshop on health in anticipation of the NYCTech Campus’ “Healthier Life” hub.. Read more and learn what’s up next …

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 Charge Her Up!

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Better Place founder Shai Agassi

Attending a session at the Davos economic conference in 2005, Technion alumnus Shai Agassi and other participants were asked to ponder how to “make the world a better place.” On July 16, 2012, Mr. Agassi’s start-up, Better Place, officially began selling to the general public his electric cars, which he hopes will combat dependence on foreign oil.

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 The Wonders of Spain Await


With St. Petersburg still fresh in our memory, we are planning our next great trip — to Spain and Israel, May 25 – June 7, 2013. Join us as we explore the rich cultural history of Sephardic Jewry of Madrid — whose fortunes have been up and down, and Toledo — a former capital of the Spanish Empire, before heading to Israel and the Technion. As always, you will have exclusive access to people and places that you would not have on your own, and form friendships that last a lifetime.  

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