University for a Night 2018
We were delighted you were able to join us at our University for a Night. We hope you enjoyed the special evening, hosted by Rothschild & Co, which featured some of TAU’s leading faculty including Dr Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski, Professor Noam Mizrahi, Dr Rachel Sarig and Professor Asher Susser. Each one had a unique story to tell and we hope that in the short time you were exposed to their research, you were able to take something away with you.
As you saw in our opening film, we formally announced that TAU has embarked on a major initiative, a ten-year $1 billion global capital campaign, and we now hope that you, our supporters, continue to “Be Part of the Next Big Idea”.
We welcome you to take part in the next world-changing discoveries to come out of Tel Aviv and Israel. The Campaign encompasses support of all of TAU’s faculties in the following areas: Israeli Global Edge, Sustainable Planet, Stronger Society, Health & Wellness and Cultural Assets. This helps enhance Tel Aviv’s renowned entrepreneurial ecosystem and works with global academic and industry partners to meet the world’s most pressing, complex challenges.
Event at a Glance:
Date: March 27th, 2018
Hosted by: Rothschild & Co
Lectures by leading Tel Aviv University star faculty
A wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse into the academic excellence at TAU
Dr. Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski
Dr Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski is a senior lecturer at TAU’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her research focuses on glioblastoma (GBM) heterogeneity as a result of cancer cell plasticity.
Professor Noam Mizrahi
Professor Noam Mizrahi is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of Hebrew philology, and he is the Chair of TAU’s Department of Biblical Studies. His research seeks to illuminate the connection between diverse aspects of ancient Hebrew literature and many of his studies are devoted to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr. Rachel Sarig
Dr Rachel Sarig is the only dental anthropologist in Israel. She directs the Facial and Dental Anthropology Laboratory at TAU. Her main research interest is the evolution of the masticatory system – the teeth, jaws and muscles around them – in relation to nutrition and cultural habits.
Professor Asher Susser
Professor Asher Susser is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University, was the Director of the Dayan Center for twelve years and taught for over thirty-five years at TAU. His research and teaching at TAU has focused on Modern Middle Eastern History, Religion and State in the Middle East and Arab-Israeli issues, with special reference to Jordan and the Palestinians. He has written numerous books and his online course on the Emergence of the Modern Middle East has been taken by some 100,000 students in over 160 countries.
Professor Eli Talmor
Professor Eli Talmor, Master of Ceremonies and Governor of TAU, spoke of the $1 billion 10 year global capital campaign and invited supporters to be part of the Next Big Idea and support TAU’s faculties in five vital areas: Israeli Global Edge, Sustainable Planet, Stronger Society, Health & Wellness and Cultural Assets. This Campaign gives life to Tel Aviv’s renowned entrepreneurial ecosystem and works with global academic and industry partners to meet the world’s most pressing, complex challenges.
The University for a Night was hosted at the prestigious Rothschild & Co where four leading faculty from Tel Aviv University (TAU) shared with 150 guests their pioneering cross disciplinary research in their respective specialist fields ranging from politics of the Middle East and dental anthropology to deciphering ancient manuscripts and the research challenges of smart stem cell therapies and the use of “living drugs” to treat cancer.