Locals Recognized for Their Support of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

With the influx of high-tech companies and Israeli military intelligence units, the desert city of Beer-Sheva is becoming the hub of Israel’s rapidly expanding cyber security industry. One of Beer-Sheva’s main draws is its world-class academic institution, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, which offers graduate study tracks in cyber security, and has collaborated with the Israeli government on a national cyber security center.

BGU’s cyber security work is being supported here in Philadelphia as well. The Mid-Atlantic Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University (AABGU) — a nonprofit organization that supports BGU — raised funds from its annual tribute dinner for the university’s Cyber Security Research Initiative, and its contrtibution was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Israeli government. The Cyber Security Research Initiative supports needed infrastructure and allocates grants for innovative cyber research at BGU, with the goal of creating a national cyber security research center that is globally unsurpassed. [Read more…]

Over $4 Million Raised for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Dr. Stuart and Lelaine Nemser; Dr. Robert and Marla Zipkin.

Dr. Stuart and Lelaine Nemser; Dr. Robert and Marla Zipkin.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University (AABGU) held its largest and most important event of the year at the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center: the community tribute event, which raised over $4 million. [Read more…]

The Philadelphia Roots of a Garden in the Negev Desert

Dr. Alton Sutnick and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Photo from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Dr. Alton Sutnick and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Photo from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

David Ben-Gurion’s vision for “making the desert bloom” was further fulfilled when an area outside the Ben-Gurion University’s (BGU) Faculty of Health Sciences was dedicated as Mona’s Garden. The dedication, which was in memory of Dr. Mona Sutnick, took place during the annual gathering for the BGU Board of Governors meeting. [Read more…]