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TAU student from Canada joins task force to counter war misinformation

Ben Bright, 28, from Montreal, Canada, was one of the first to join a task force of international students at Tel Aviv University (TAU) that is using social media and other means to boldly combat fake news and tell the true story about the October 7 terror attacks and the Israel-Hamas war. Bright, who is… Read More

Israelis volunteered and donated extensively in third week of Iron Swords War

A new report from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reveals the scope of volunteering and donations in Israel during the Iron Swords War. Focusing on the third week of the war, the report’s findings reflect a picture of extraordinary solidarity, with rates of volunteering and donations that are much higher… Read More

TAU International students unite to combat disinformation and oppose terror

Following the horrific October 7, 2023, terror attack by Hamas and the disturbing proliferation of fake news across digital platforms, a group of about 30 international students at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has formed a task force to tell the verified story of what they’re seeing and hearing in Israel right now. “We’re a group… Read More

TAU exhibit honors victims of Hamas attack

Tel Aviv University (TAU) held a special exhibit on Thursday, October 19, at its 1,000-seat Smolarz Auditorium. Pictures of all persons abducted, missing, murdered, or killed in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel — both citizens and IDF soldiers — were displayed on the empty seats. The initiative was led by Daniel Zilber, Chair… Read More

TAU announces launch of gap year Exploration, Leadership and Innovation program

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has launched a groundbreaking new leadership gap-year program, Exploration, Leadership and Innovation (ELI), the first gap-year program in Israel to offer Jewish youth from around the world an opportunity to enrich their identity and leadership skills through an ambitious and immersive college-preparatory approach that centers engagement with Judaism, Jewish culture, and… Read More

TAU alumni dominate Jerusalem Post list of 50 most influential Jews

Thirteen of the 50 individuals on the Jerusalem Post‘s 2023 list of the 50 Most Influential Jews are alumni of Tel Aviv University (TAU). Among these thirteen are Ynon Kreiz, the CEO of Mattel, and Guy Franklin, the Founder and General Partner of “Israeli Mapped in NY” Ventures. Every year, the Jerusalem Post releases a… Read More

TAU approves new admission requirements for underrepresented populations

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) program will strive to increase the numbers of students from underrepresented populations admitted to its School of Medicine. According to the new plan, 10% of all those admitted to the first year of the six-year track will come from four underrepresented groups: haredim, Ethiopian Israelis, outstanding students from the… Read More