May 20, 2022

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TAU Inaugurates Koret Center for Jewish Civilization

TAU, the Koret Foundation, and ANU - Museum of the Jewish People inaugurated the Koret Center for Jewish Civilization, made possible by a $10 million gift from the Koret Foundation, a longtime TAU partner. The Center will employ a unique educational and cross-disciplinary approach to the challenges of contemporary Jewish thought, social engagement, and identity, as well as build dialogue and understanding between Jewish Israelis and those in the diaspora. WATCH the ceremony or READ MORE


Leading the Charge

TAU honored three powerhouse women with honorary doctorate degrees as part of the 2022 Board of Governors meeting. In Leading the Charge, an inspiring panel discussion, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jodi Kantor; co-creator of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, Professor Katalin Karikó; and prominent neurobiologist and geneticist Professor Cornelia Bargmann had a lively discussion on women exposing hidden truths. READ MORE or WATCH the Honorary Degrees Conferment Ceremony.


Snoring and Sleep Apnea

A new TAU study found that women aged 55 and over who snore are at increased risk for sleep apnea, which can be fatal. Sleep apnea can contribute to a variety of other health issues including hypertension, heart attack, and stroke. The research shows that because snoring happens at night, many are not aware of the condition. READ MORE

Straight from the Bat Lab

A study from Professor Yossi Yovel's lab shows that bats navigate during the day using a combination of superb vision and echolocation (locating objects by reflected sound). Bats are known to be nocturnal, but in recent years they have been seen during the day. This discovery is like a person crossing the street using their sense of hearing as well as sight to make sure the road is clear. READ MORE