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  • Gladys Monroy and Larry Marks Named Regional Co-Chairs of American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

    Dr. Gladys Monroy and her husband, Charles L. ""Larry"" Marks, dedicated advocates for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, have been appointed co-chairs of its Bay Area Region. They succeed Dr. Jay A. Levy, who served as the region's chair for a decade.

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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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    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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    When Scientific Journals Show Political Bias

    Writing in <em>The Jewish Week</em>, Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman addresses an op-ed, ""An open letter for the people of Gaza,"" that appeared in the prestigious British journal <em>The Lancet</em>. Prof. Zajfman &ndash; who believes that science crosses all borders &ndash; speaks to the damage done when journals spread bias.

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    Richard Price's Personal Story Brings Weizmann Gala Crowd to its Feet

    Richard Price, honoree of the Midwest Region's 2015 Gala, brought 800 guests to their feet with the story of his son's struggle with mental illness and why he supports the Weizmann Institute. The American Committee event raised over $1.8 million, including funds to help establish a Weizmann scholarship for brain research in Price's name.

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    Weizmann Alters World One Discovery at a Time

    At an event at Atlanta's Congregation B'nai Torah, American Committee Executive Director of Leadership Giving Mark Kotler provided new perspective on Dr. Chaim Weizmann – that of his life as a scientist and the legacy left in Israel's Weizmann Institute. He impressed the audience with highlights of the many research breakthroughs coming out of the Institute that are improving life for all.

  • 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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    When You Finally Figure It Out

    Young entrepreneur Rebecca Perl writes about her path from typical teen to biotech pioneer. At Camp Inc., which teaches kids business skills, she and some friends had the idea of creating an app to help diabetics manage their disease. American Committee CEO Marshall S. Levin, a speaker at Camp, connected her with Weizmann scientists who could help.