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"Disruptive Neuroscience Technologies Changing the World Today"

On September 18, Leaders in the field from Rhode Island and Israel will provide their insights and perspectives on how disruptive neuroscience technologies are changing the world. Among them will speak our wonderful Fulbright fellow Dr. Rachel Rac-Lubashevsky, a postdoc fellow at Brown University.
To learn more about the event, follow the link .

New art exhibition by Fulbright Alumni Terri Warpinski at Bay College
Surface Tension

A new exhibition has opened at Bay College by Terri Warpinski, Fulbright Senior Scholar 2000 to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

Surface Tension will be open till September 18, including an Artist Talk and a reception on September 3rd.

For more details click here.

“Our research opens the door to a completely new approach – the vaccine approach – for effective treatment of melanoma, even in the most advanced stages of the disease,”
רונית סצ'י פאינרו

Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Fulbright Post-Doctoral Alumni 2001 to Harvard University, together with a group of researchers from Tel Aviv University, published a new article at Nature Nanotechnology magazine about a nano-vaccine for melanoma. Until now the vaccine has been proven effective in mice in preventing the development of melanoma and in treating primary tumors and metastases that result from the disease.
For the full article.

Photo by Ronit Satchi-Fainaro.

 

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships to the US Open for Applications
פוסט דוק 2020

The call for applications for the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships to the US is now open. Full details are on our website

Submission deadline is December 2nd, 2019. Good luck to everyone!

 

Alumnus Professor Yuval Feldman Receives 2019 Bruno Memorial Award
Professor Yuval Feldman

Israeli alumnus, Professor Yuval Feldman, has won the 2019 Bruno Memorial Award, presented by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) to scholars and scientists who display exceptional potential and whose achievements indicate future breakthroughs in their fields. The Mori Lazarof Professor of Legal Research at Bar-Ilan U.'s Law Faculty, Feldman was a Fulbright fellow at UC-Berkeley in '99. Read more on the IIAS site HERE.

Our Summer 2019 Magazine is out!
2019 magazine

Our Summer 2019 Magazine is out! This issue features new articles by alumni on "Selection/Election".

To read the full magazine click here.

Infants Expect Leaders to Right Wrongs, Study Finds
Dr. Maayan Stavans

Dr. Maayan Stavans, our '17 U.S. Postdoc fellow at Bar-Ilan U. in Psychology from the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, has had her research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to her study findings, infants 17 months of age anticipate leaders—but not others—to step in when one member of their group wrongs another. Read the full article on phys.org HERE.

Bank Leumi Appoints Samer Haj-Yehia as New Chairman
Dr. Samer Haj- Yehia

Congratulations to Dr. Samer Haj- Yehia, our Fulbright Israel-Arab Scholarship Program (IASP) alumnus, on his appointment as the new Chairman of Bank Leumi, the first Arab-Israeli to hold this position. Dr. Haj-Yehia was a Fulbright- IASP fellow at MIT in economics in '96-'98 for his PhD studies. Read more in the JPost HERE.

"A place to find understanding"
Erika Tritle

South Dakota State University Adjunct Professor Erika Tritle has been in Israel for the past 10 months after receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to study the history of and how theology and race intertwine. To read the full article about Erika's time in Israel, click here.

Photo courtesy of Catherine Tritle: Erika Tritle, her husband Nathan Tritle, and their children, Miriam and Soren, spend time at the Sea of Galilee.

Fulbright Alumna Maria Jammal Wins Princess of Girona Foundation International Award
Advocate Maria Jammal

Congratulations to our Fulbright MA Outreach alumna, Advocate Maria Jammal, who has won the 2019 Royal Spanish FPdGi- Princess of Girona Foundation International Award for her leadership as Co-Founder and CEO of “Humanity Crew.”  Read more HERE.