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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot has been named the top research institution in the world outside the United States, and the sixth-best overall in an international ranking, the Institute said in a release last Wednesday.

Weizmann president Professor Daniel Zajfman credited the school’s approach to research for the ranking, saying “we recruit scientists who are among the best in the world and let them follow their curiosity.

“That is what leads, in the end to innovative and surprising new applications that shape the future,” Zajfman said.

The Institute was the only overseas body to make it into the top 15 of the 2017 Nature Index, published by the website, beating out American west coast powerhouses Caltech and

Arts and music graduates from two CUNY community colleges have new prestigious paths to bachelor’s degrees and careers in the arts this fall. National accreditation for Queensborough Community College’s arts programs and Borough of Manhattan Community College’s new linkage with Lehman College’s B.S. in Music program open new horizons for arts students.

“The City University of New York offers an education in the arts equal to that at the most highly regarded private schools at a fraction of the

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is playing a key role in the research component of VENUS, Israel’s first environmental research satellite launched today at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, Guiana. Venμs is a joint project of the Israel Space Agency (ISA) in the Science Ministry and its French counterpart, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES).

Venμs (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring on a New Micro Satellite) will support the study of vegetation evolution, agriculture and the

A House hearing last week may not change the world, but it may be a start

On July 27, two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Challenges to Freedom of Speech on College Campuses.” Congressman James Raskin (D-MD) called it “the most fascinating hearing” he's attended during his six months in office. It was fascinating, for what it brought out both about the alarming reality of American higher education today and about the determination of some people on the left to deny or obscure that

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design for the first time are recipients of the prestigious “Andy Prize”. After its 10-year run, The Andy Prize – The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize For The Arts has been relaunched by her children as the Andy prize 2.0 and is taking on a new format as 3 prizes to excellent students at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. The prizes were awarded to students within the crafts’ fields of glass, ceramics and jewelry.  The prizes are named after the late Andrea