September 22, 2023

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Top of the List — Again

The prestigious PitchBook ranking for 2023 places Tel Aviv University (TAU) in seventh place globally and first place outside the US for the second year in a row. The survey assesses the world’s top 100 universities in the number of entrepreneurial graduates who have raised money from venture capital funds, and TAU graduates have raised total capital of a whopping $26.3 billion. What’s more, TAU’s placement beats out leading US universities like UCLA and Yale. READ MORE

No Silver Lining to These Clouds

Thunderstorms and the formation of wispy cirrus clouds increase global warming according to a new study from Professor Colin Price. Professor Price’s findings indicate that a recent rise in the number of thunderstorms occurring globally might significantly increase the number and reach of cirrus clouds, exacerbating the climate crisis. READ MORE

The Smaller the Prey …

The extinction of large animals, upon which prehistoric human nutrition had been based, compelled humans to develop improved weapons for hunting small prey, thereby driving evolutionary adaptations. New TAU research reviews the evolution of hunting weapons from wooden-tipped and stone-tipped spears all the way to the sophisticated bow and arrow of a later era, correlating this development with changes in prey size and human culture and physiology. READ MORE

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In anticipation of the occasion, meet Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, director of the Cancer Biology Research Center at TAU, who recently described her cutting-edge research into how breast cancer sends metastases to the brain — and how her research might be able to prevent that from happening. WATCH NOW


Top Influencers

Thirteen of the 50 individuals on the Jerusalem Post‘s 2023 list of the 50 Most Influential Jews are TAU alumni. Luminaries from government, business, and journalism are represented in the list published this week, among them Ynon Kreiz, the CEO of Mattel; Guy Franklin, the Founder and General Partner of “Israeli Mapped in NY” Ventures; and Jake Tapper, the CNN anchor. READ MORE


Did you know that many companies will match your gift to TAU? You can quickly check to see if your or your spouse’s employer will match your gift, doubling the impact of your donation with a few clicks of your mouse. READ MORE