Soha Jiryes is a third year undergraduate in the chemistry department, with a minor in education. She grew up in Kafr Yasif in northern Israel, one of 4 siblings. Her father is in a wheelchair and relies heavily on her mother, so Soha and her siblings began working at an early age.
Maayan Bamidbar (trans. a wellspring in the desert) builds bridges between Arab and Jewish students, helping Arabic-speakers succeed in their studies, while introducing Jewish students to Arabic language and culture.
We extend warm congratulations to Professors Hanah Margalit and Guy Stroumsa for winning the prestigious 2020 Rothschild Prize. The Rothschild Prize is awarded once every two years (in Sciences) and once every four years (in Humanities and Social Sciences), and is considered one of the top three prestigious prizes that is awarded to academic researchers in Israel.
Keren Dinur is enrolled in the Advanced Graduate Studies Program (AGSP) where she is on the direct doctoral track in political science. She explains the uniqueness of the program because it “allows me a special relationship with the faculty of my department, they have a huge belief in me and provide a real feeling of wanting to push us forward and help us along”.
Uncovering the TruthGuy Mor is in the midst of his Master’s degree in the Advanced Graduate Studies Program (AGSP) after finishing his BA in Political Science and Philosophy Summa cum Laude.
Pinpointing the Point of ConflictDr. Areej Sabbagh-Khoury was born and raised in the village of Mi’ilya in the Galilee. She completed all of her degrees at Tel Aviv University and joined the Hebrew University following postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University, New York University, Brown University and Tufts University.
From Tragedy to Triumph - The Path to Curing CancerBorn and raised in a lower-class neighborhood in Jaffa, Dr. Lior Nissim’s story is one of triumph over adversity. Tragically, when he was just three, his mother died of cancer – a pivotal moment in what became Dr. Nissim’s life’s mission, to cure cancer.
Eradicating the Need for HumansDr. Yedid Hoshen’s family has long been connected with the Hebrew University, from his great grandfather who was active in the South African Friends, to his grandfather, a professor emeritus, and his entire immediate family who are all graduates of the Hebrew University. With his academic journey starting in Oxford at age 15, Dr.