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    2016 Midwest Region Women for Science Luncheon

    The Midwest Region hosted the 6<sup>th</sup> Annual Women for Science Luncheon, an inspiring event honoring women who change lives. The program included a presentation by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Karina Yaniv, and recognized the 2016 Vision and Impact Award honoree Dr. Janice Feinberg.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Highlights

    This video provides a quick day-by-day overview of the thrilling 2014 Weizmann Institute Global Gathering. Held in New York City, it had, as Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman said, a record ""420 people from 13 different countries.""

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    Ted Teplow: Reflections on the Occasion of the of the American Committee's 70th Anniversary

    ""Growing up in my family, you couldn't help but be involved with Weizmann,"" says Ted Teplow, part of the extended family that included Dewey David Stone, the philanthropist and Zionist who played a tremendous role in the Institute's founding and growth. Mr. Teplow reminisced on the occasion of the American Committee's 70th birthday.

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    Best People, Best Science

    The Weizmann Institute's most important asset is its people. That's why the Institute is committed to recruiting and nurturing some of the world's brightest young researchers. Here, six impressive new scientists – Drs. Ronen Eldan, Ofer Firstenberg, Yifat Merbl, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Nir London, and Efi Efrati – share how the Institute is helping them make breakthroughs in areas ranging from malaria to optics.

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    Climate Change: A Planetary Perspective, Prof. Oded Aharonson

    At this TEDx event at the Weizmann Institute, planetary scientist Prof. Oded Aharonson takes on climate change by asking two questions: to what extent is climate change about what we do the earth, and to what extent is it about what the itself earth does (by moving, etc.)? After all, Earth's rotation around the sun is not static. Neither, of course, are we unpredictable humans.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners In Philanthropy

    In this moving video shown at the 2014 Global Gathering, philanthropic friends of the Weizmann Institute talk about why they give - and why they give to Weizmann. Several donors appear with the scientists they help support, many with relationships going back years.

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    Larry Blumberg: Reflections on the Occasion of the of the American Committee's 70th Anniversary

    ""One of the most important things in my life,"" says Larry Blumberg, reflecting on the American Committee on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, has been his involvement with the Weizmann Institute of Science. A former chairman of the American Committee, he admits: ""I've become a science junkie! I go to as many science lectures as I can.""

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    "Mike's Song," Prof. Uri Alon

    In this performance at a TEDx event at the Weizmann Institute, renowned systems biologist Prof. Uri Alon plays and sings an homage – to the tune of Leonard Cohen's ""Suzanne"" – to his friend Mike, a fellow-scientist who didn't let the postdoc Uri give up and quit science. If you've ever had a mentor, someone to whom you owe your career, this one's for you.

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    Limitless: Fulfilling the Potential of the Human Brain

    The human brain is “limitless” – and yet, sometimes things go wrong. In this video, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Assaf Tal, Prof. Michal Schwartz, Prof. Alon Chen, Dr. Tali Kimchi, Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, and Prof. Yadin Dudai talk about studying the brain in health and disease, always learning “what it means to be human, what it means to think, what it means to remember.”