Tuesday, March 14, 2017Launch of the “New York-Israel Commission”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the “New York-Israel Commission,” which will be responsible for creating a framework to strengthen economic, academic and cultural ties between New York and Israel. Mort Zuckerman will serve as honorary chair of the 22-member commission.
Monday, January 16, 2017Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Launch
The Mortimer B. Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program was officially launched at the official residence of the President of Israel. The first cohort of 14 Zuckerman Scholars
Wednesday, December 7, 2016Joint Us-israeli Academic Work Jumps 45%
Academic collaboration between US and Israeli institutions increased by some 45% over the course of the last 10 years, according to a study released this week by the Israel on Campus Coalition. The report, conducted in collaboration with the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, found that 4,979 joint Israel-US publications were produced with at least one researcher each from a US and Israeli institute in 2015, up from 3,439 joint publications in 2006.
Monday, August 15, 2016Dr. Ivo Spiegel on Nature vs. Nurture
Neurobiologist Dr. Ivo Spiegel arrived on campus in May, the first Zuckerman Scholar to join the Weizmann Institute as a new tenure-track scientist. Mortimer B. Zuckerman Scholars Program in STEM Leadership was kicked off last January with a gift of $100 million from American business leader and philanthropist Mortimer B. Zuckerman, with a goal to cultivate deeper scientific ties between North America and Israel.