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May 2013


Irwin Jacobs Honored with Technion Medal

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Technion Medal recipient Irwin Jacobs celebrates Qualcomm's 20th year in Israel.

Dr. Irwin Jacobs of San Diego, co-founder of Qualcomm and a longtime supporter of the Technion, was awarded the university’s highest honor, the Technion Medal, during celebrations to mark Qualcomm's 20-year anniversary in Israel.

Recently, he and his wife, Joan, made a $133 million naming gift to the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

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And the Harvey Prize Goes to...

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MIT Professor Eric Lander, a leader of the Human Genome Project, and UC Berkeley Professor Eli Yablonovitch, a pioneer in photovoltaic research, recently received a most sought-after award — the Technion’s Harvey Prize. The Prize is often considered a predictor of future Nobel laureates.

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Israeli Dates: A Life Saver

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Israeli dates can provide significant health benefits.
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Technion researchers have come up with a new twist on an old adage. While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, eating three dates a day could prevent heart attack or stroke.

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The Link Between Health and Air Pollution


Air pollution can cause serious health effects. Technion researchers are examining how exposure to air pollutants leads to disease. A new interdisciplinary initiative of the Faculties of Medicine and of Civil and Environmental Engineering is poised to become a global leader in the field.

Click here to view a video of Assoc. Prof. David Broday, program director


Bon Voyage to Mission Participants

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Technion students on campus

The ATS Expedition to Spain and Israel sets off on May 26, exploring the once vibrant Jewish centers of Madrid, Toledo and Segovia, followed by the high-tech wonders of Israel and the Technion. If you miss this trip, you can join the ATS Transition Mission this fall — a short, intense trip that explores the complex and often difficult issues that confront today’s Israelis and American Jews.

Click here to learn more about the ATS Transition Mission

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