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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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    Behind True Innovation: Curiosity

    In a <em>Haaretz</em> special section on innovation, Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman talks about a major ingredient in scientific innovation: curiosity. He refers to Thomas Friedman's ""passion quotient"" as a measuring stick for students – and teachers.

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    Ecosphere Inspires

    Journalist Sura Jeselsohn writes about a recent visit to the Weizmann Institute's Clore Garden of Science. Long fascinated by America's Biosphere project and the idea of self-contained systems, she was delighted to find the Ecosphere and its educational environment. She also praises the Clore Garden for its fun exhibits.

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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.

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    Budding Scientists Study in Israel

    As the <em>Sun Sentinel</em> reports, two area teens, Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz and Luke Horger, attended Weizmann's Bessie Lawrence summer science program. Ms. Cepeda Diaz, who now attends Harvard, said that she gained new friends and new aspirations, adding that it ""was a thoroughly transformative experience – I don't think anyone came out the same.""

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    Gift of the Week

    Lorry I. Lokey, founder and former chief executive of Business Wire, made a $30 million donation to the Weizmann Institute in recognition of its reputation for scientific excellence.