Jacob (Yakov) Shapiro, Future Diplomat


Jacob (Yakov) Shapiro is a third-year student in the departments of Communications and International Relations. He was born to parents who immigrated to Israel in the early 1990s from Minsk (now Belarus). When Jacob was four years old, his parents separated. His mother raised him, while also caring for her aging mother. Jacob’s father cut off all contact.

Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?


How Did Dinosaur Parents Know When Their Kids Had a Fever? Prehistoric egg shells provide clues to dinosaurs’ evolution from cold- to warm-blooded creatures

Jiayou! Stay Strong, China 加油


Stay Strong! To show Hebrew University’s support for our Asian colleagues and to spread a message of hope, we have put together this video—Jiayou! Our hearts are with you, China.  Further, we have provided on-campus counseling services and support for our international students and researchers.     

Eva Khasis, Neuropsychology


Eva is originally from Haifa. She has been living in Jerusalem for the past four years. Her mother, a single parent, raised Eva while also caring for her aging parents.

Meet Daniel Khaykelson, PhD Candidate


Growing up in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, Daniel Khaykelson wasn’t always keen on studying science. But by stroke of luck, a suggestion by his high-school chemistry teacher directed Daniel towards a life-time journey into the world of science.

Meet Aaron Sloutski, PhD Chemistry Student


As a child, Aaron moved from the USSR to Jerusalem with his family. Growing up in close proximity to his grandparents, who were both physicists, Aaron was inspired and encouraged to study science from an early age.

The Rights of Youth at Risk Clinic


The Clinic operates within the Faculty of Law. The 20 students who participate use a holistic approach to promote the rights of at-risk children and youth in Israel through three main channels:

Meet Karthikeyan Pandi, PhD Dental Student


Karthikeyan "Karthick" Pandi is a PhD student in the Faculty of Dental Medicine. He grew up in Madurai, a city in southern India, and is the first in his family to pursue a higher education. He studied biotechnology, earning a BSc at Thiagarajar College in his hometown, and then a Msc from Alagappa University, two hours away. He decided to dedicate himself to dental research after a dear friend and neighbor lost their life to oral cancer.

Vision Rehabilitation: A Path to Emerge from Darkness


Vision Rehabilitation: A Path to Emerge from DarknessThe Challenge

Meet Dr. Smita Todkar, IMPH Graduate


Dr. Smita Todkar, MD graduated from the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in 2017. With a commitment to “reaching the most marginalized people”, Smita returned to India where she is currently focused on maternal and child health for “Ekjut”, an NGO in Jharkhand.