February 16, 2024

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Honoring Tel Aviv University and Student Reservists

FALL 4 TAU, an international gathering to celebrate and honor Tel Aviv University, took place in Miami February 9-11. The weekend included researchers sharing their work, leading experts discussing pressing issues, and high-profile alumni showcasing the power of a TAU education. A benefit for the Uniform to University scholarship campaign took place on Saturday night. VIEW THE PHOTO ALBUM or DISCOVER THE PROGRAM


Researchers at TAU's Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience have found promising results in a study to try and stop the deterioration of the memory in Alzheimer's disease. They have proven that suppression of neuronal activity in a specific area of the brain can prevent progression of the disease. The hope is that the research will speed up the start of clinical trials and lead to progress in the fields of early detection and prevention of the onset of dementia in Alzheimer's. READ MORE

Celebrating Female Reservists

Tel Aviv University has had the most students of any Israeli university called to serve in the IDF reserves. In the first few months, 6,657 TAU students were called up for reserve duty and 2,228 of them were women. Women made up 34% of the total students serving. As of January 2024, there are still 2,545 TAU students on active duty reserves, including 755 women. READ MORE

Uniform to University Scholarships

The Uniform to University Scholarship Campaign will help students follow their true calling. When duty called, they answered. Now, it is our opportunity to provide them with the financial and academic support to help them focus on their studies in order to become the future leaders of Israel. MEET RESERVISTS GIL AND CARMEL and DONATE NOW

An Environmentally Smarter Tomato

Researchers at TAU's George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences have succeeded in cultivating tomatoes with higher water-use efficiency. The researchers, employing CRISPR genetic editing technology, were able to grow tomatoes that consume less water while preserving yield, quality, and taste. Their discovery could form the basis for the more environmentally efficient development of other crops as well. READ MORE