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    Ellen Merlo Elected Chair and Dr. Jay A. Levy Elected President of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

    The Board of Directors of the American Committee has elected Ellen Merlo of New York as the new Chair and Dr. Jay A. Levy of California as President. They succeed outgoing Chairman Lawrence S. Blumberg of New York and President Pennie Abramson of Washington, D.C. The new officers will lead efforts to raise support for the Weizmann Institute.

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    Dr. Elran of the Weizmann Institute Addresses BPY Students

    Dr. Yossi Elran of Weizmann's Davidson Institute of Science Education visited with fourth- and fifth-grade students at New Jersey's Ben Porat Yosef school. The kids are taking part in Math by Mail, an online program developed by Davidson, and Dr. Elran's ""fascinating presentation"" showed, among other things, how math is involved in card tricks.

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    A New Noninvasive Monitoring Test for Bladder Cancer

    Two Weizmann PhDs are behind Nucleix, an Israeli company that has designed a simple test for monitoring bladder cancer – the most expensive cancer to treat over a patient's lifetime. Called ""Bladder EpiCheck,"" the method is in advanced clinical trials in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Israel, reports <em>Israel21c</em> – and is heading for the U.S.

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    Science and Peace

    Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, contributed an essay on science and peace to a special-edition publication of Seed magazine.

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    $100 Million to Fight Israeli Brain Drain

    The Jewish Week covers philanthropist Mortimer Zuckerman's $100 million initiative ""to fight Israeli brain drain,"" with a focus on STEM fields and strengthening U.S.-Israeli intellectual exchange. The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will send U.S. scholars to the leading Israeli universities – including the Weizmann Institute.

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    Colorado Student Starts Off College Career in Israel

    Eric Sun, a Colorado high-school graduate, spent his summer at Weizmann's Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which gives participants hands-on research experience. Now at Harvard, Sun studied neural networks at Weizmann, and was so happy with the results that, he says, ""I hope to expand on this work throughout college and beyond.""

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    Wiltonian spends month conducting research in Israel

    Aulden Foltz of Wilton, CT, was among the elite group of young scientists accepted to Weizmann's 2015 Bessie Lawrence Summer Science program. Ms. Foltz, who studied neurobiology in Prof. Dov Sagi's lab, recently started at Stanford. Despite some ""grueling lab hours,"" she enjoyed making new connections and found the program hard to leave.