November 2020

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First in the World Treatment: Cancer Breakthrough

Researchers at TAU have developed a revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment that destroys cancer cells, causing permanent damage to the cancer with potentially no side effects. The treatment increases life expectancy in brain and ovarian cancer patients and is a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. Watch Professor Dan Peer and his colleagues describe the research. READ MORE

TAU Course on Islam Ranked Top 50 in "Best Online Courses"

Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires, a course at TAU's Innovative Learning Center, has been ranked one of the top 50 "Best Online Courses" in the world. The class has registrations of over 20,000 students from 155 countries including students in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and other Muslim countries, including those with no diplomatic relations with Israel. READ MORE

Can You See It?

New technology from TAU's Department of Physics of Condensed Material will allow cameras to recognize colors invisible to the human eye. The breakthrough technology has applications in cancer detection, security, and gaming. READ MORE

Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to TAU President, Professor Ariel Porat, on being awarded the 2020 European Association of Law and Economics Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first Israeli scholar to win the award. READ MORE

Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow's changemakers need our support today! Join us in raising funds to support the student Scholarship Fund and TAU's brightest minds. The first ten donors receive a special thanks.


The Promised Land of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12 noon Eastern time

TAU and the Dan David Prize invite you to a webinar with Dr. Demis Hassabis and Professor Amnon Shashua, 2020 Dan David Prize laureates in the field of AI. Register here

A Journey to the Gates of Tomorrow: Tel Aviv–Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 11:30 a.m. Eastern time

Head of the Moshe Dayan Center Professor Uzi Rabi discusses Israel's academic cooperation with the United Arab Emirates with representatives from TRENDS. Register here

The Science of Sleep

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time

With Professor Yuval Nir of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Register here

The Wonders of the Human Brain: New Links Between Perception, Learning and Memory

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time

With Professor Nitzan Censor of TAU's Sagol School of Neuroscience and the School of Psychological Sciences. Register here