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    Scientific Journey Leads from Hudson to Masada, Dead Sea and Beyond

    Each year, as part of the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, bright young scientists arrive on the Weizmann Institute campus to conduct research in working labs and explore Israel. The <em>Hudson Hub Times</em> profiles local Irina Kopyeva, a ""Bessie"" who went to pursue biology and found herself amazed by Israel's rich culture.

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    Criminals Aren't the Only Ones Breaking In

    Reporting on hackers of various stripes, the <em>Las Vegas Sun</em> covers the region's first team of safe crackers. In 2015, students at the Meadows School designed a Vegas-themed safe for the Weizmann Institute's annual International Safecracking Tournament, then went to Israel to pit their creation against those of others. Students use physics to build – and break into – the safes.

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    The Importance of Basic Research

    While it is a plus that scientists like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have rock star status, Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates is concerned that the value of basic science research is getting overlooked. Her HuffPost commentary cites Weizmann as an example of how basic research done right can be profitable.

  • Singer Einat Sarouf Leads A Hora At Weizmann Institute Gala

    Masha Leon dishes about the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science's recent gala. Held at the legendary Pierre, it honored Sara and Prof. Michael Sela, a former Weizmann president and scientist who co-developed Copaxone®. The black-tie affair included remarks by Prof. Yadin Dudai and a sing-along led by Einat Sarouf.

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    Fellowship Awarded Via Video from Israel

    The Weizmann Institute's Dr. Tali Kimchi, an expert in animal behavior, received the 2012 Gruber Award for Scientific Excellence. In a ceremony in St. Thomas, Patricia Gruber presented the award via video hook-up between Israel and the University of the Virgin Islands.

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    How a Brockton Man Helped Create Israel

    Dewey Stone of Massachusetts played a pivotal, if behind-the-scenes, role in founding the State of Israel. A documentary, ""The Dewey Stone Connection: From Exodus to Independence,"" shines light on his work and his relationship with Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first president of Israel and namesake of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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    Exploring Science and the Jewish State this Summer

    Justin Lish, 2016 salutatorian of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School, was one of the talented few pre-college students accepted to the Weizmann Institute's annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. After conducting research on renewable energy, he traveled in Israel with his fellow ""Bessies.""

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    Shining New Light on the Mysteries of the Brain

    Dr. Ofer Yizhar is a cutting-edge young scientist in a cutting-edge young field: optogenetics, the use of light to study the brain. Now at the Weizmann Institute, he was part of the Stanford lab that developed optogenetics. The <em>San Diego Jewish Journal</em> reports on a Weizmann event in San Diego where Dr. Yizhar discussed his work and his love of neuroscience.

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    Five Students Chosen to Travel to Physics Competition in Israel

    Five students have been chosen to represent The Gregory School at the Weizmann Institute's International Safecracking Tournament, reports <em>The Gregorian Chant</em>. The Tucson high-schoolers will spend months using physics to construct their safe, heading to Israel in April 2016 to compete against kids from all over the world.

  • Father Runs and Writes to Help His Children

    New Jersey's Jonathan Hersch, runner and father of two children with diabetes, created the Ben and Shira's Endowment Fund for Diabetes Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science to help advance research on the disease that has affected his family. As the NJJN reports, his ""Team Dream"" has raised $100,000 through participation in races.