Highlights from the 2018 Board of Governors Meeting

Celebrating 100 Years of the Laying of the University Cornerstones

This year’s annual Board of Governors (BOG) meeting was marked with special distinction as The Hebrew University of Jerusalem celebrated the centennial anniversary of the laying of its cornerstones. The theme of this year’s BOG was 100 Years of Knowledge.

Highlights of the week included a VIP appearance from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat; HUJI Talks with spectacular speakers at the Dan Jerusalem Hotel; for the first time ever, an exclusive reception at President of Israel Reuven Rivlin’s residence; a magical evening at the Tower of David Museum, featuring an interactive multimedia show broadcast on the Old City walls; and as always, the University’s convocation ceremony for its doctoral candidates, also honoring the University’s 2018 Honorary Doctorate, and Bublick and Rothberg Prize recipients.

In honor of the University’s 100 years, this year’s BOG also held a ceremony rededicating the cornerstones of the University, where University Friends from around the world brought a message, placed in a time capsule, in tribute to the University’s success and growth. At another event, at the Rothberg Amphitheatre, guests enjoyed a captivating performance by the Batsheva Dance Company, choreographed by 2008 Honorary Doctorate recipient Ohad Naharin.

This year also marked the 75th year anniversary of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and in tribute, the BOG’s closing event was held at its Rehovot campus, boasting a festival-type atmosphere with live music, dancing, food, and lots of excitement. Alumni, faculty, students and BOG participants came together to celebrate not just a successful BOG but to celebrate the Hebrew University’s century of success and its bright future.

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