AFTAU Connections, March 2011

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World's First Skyscraper Was a Monument to Intimidation
TAU describes how Jericho's "cosmic" tower came into being.
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Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen Win 2011 Dan David Prize
Three $1 million awards to be presented in May ceremony at TAU.
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Designing a City for Safe Protests
TAU researcher studies the influence of urban design on civil protest.
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Fighting Cancer at Your Local Indian Restaurant
TAU says turmeric might be "the right spice" to fight colon cancer.
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A Seismograph for Ancient Earthquakes
TAU invention can improve earthquake prediction.
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An Alzheimer's Vaccine in a Nasal Spray
TAU researchers develop a vaccine that staves off stroke as well.
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An Israel Prize in His Genes
TAU's Prof. Yosef Shiloh wins Israel's top award.
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Scanning Antiquity Underfoot
TAU researcher develops geological tool to see what's below the ground's surface.
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Spotlight on ...

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics



From first-in-the-world black hole research to astonishing discoveries in galaxies far, far away, astrophysicists at Tel Aviv University belong to an elite cadre of international scientists.

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Greetings from Our Chairman


Nothing beats being there!

The energy and excitement on the TAU campus are irresistable. That vitality is the pulse of the future — and you have a special opportunity to experience it from May 13th to 18th at TAU's annual Board of Governors Meeting.

That's when Governors from countries around the world come together with people like you — passionate supporters of TAU — for a program jam-packed with social, educational, and cultural events.

It's inspiring, exciting, cosmopolitan — and great fun in great company.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for an all access pass to TAU.

Visit research all-stars in their own labs. Applaud Joel and Ethan Coen accepting a $1 million Dan David Prize. Meet the cream of Israel's next generation of leaders.

I urge you to join us. Register now.

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Upcoming Events

Aventura, FL — Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Recession-Proof Planning: What's Ahead for 2011?

The final informative program in our financial planning series Can You Secure Your Financial Future?

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Beverly Hills, CA — Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fabulous Films

Hors d'oeuvres and two very special short films from TAU's celebrated Department of Film and Television

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Palo Alto, CA — Sunday, April 3, 2011
Fantastic Films

Hors d'oeuvres and two very special short films from TAU's celebrated Department of Film and Television

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Tel Aviv, Israel — May 13–18, 2011
International Board of Governors Annual Meeting

An exciting, sophisticated and inspiring week jam-packed with cultural, social and educational activities

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New York, NY — Thursday, May 19, 2011
Becoming an Iconic Success Story

Networking reception and program for alumni and friends, hosted by The Honorable Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel

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New York, NY — Thursday, June 2, 2011
Youth, Media and Revolution in the Middle East

A headline-news analysis with David Makovsky, Judith Kipper, and TAU's Prof. Uzi Rabi, moderated by Jewish Week's editor, Gary Rosenblatt