politics


Amid Chinese influx, Brandeis considers its Jewish identity

Shanghai native Tianwu Wang is one of hundreds of Chinese students at Brandeis. (Uriel Heilman) WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA) – When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice. Like many Chinese students now at Brandeis, he had discovered the university on Chinese Internet forums that touted the school’s academic rankings and its high faculty-to-student ratio. Wang noted one other element that appealed to him: the Jewish character of Brandeis. “It’s run by Jewish, and Jews are smarter — there were lots o read more

economy


Sun: Banks drag market down

Strong rises by Teva and Perrigo could not compensate for the declines by the big banks....

start-ups


The best is yet to come for Israeli high-tech

Avi Hasson, chief scientist of the Ministry of Economy. Photo by Everton Amaro/Fiesp Last year may have been a record-breaking year for exits and IPOs in Israel’s high-tech industry, but Israel’s Chief Scientist, Avi Hasson, predicts that the best is still to come. “Though 2014 was a hallmark year for Israeli startups, we are far from reaching the industry’s full potential,” Hasson said in a new Innovation Report on Israel’s high-tech industry. The report is the first of what the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) at the Israeli Ministry of Economy expects will be an a read more

APPropriate search

On an Israeli start-up aiming to make order in the jumbled world of apps, and the woman who’s leading the way...

defense


IDF Begins its Move to the South

Military police school to be first to enter long-delayed new training base in the Negev, where it will enjoy advanced technological tools. read more

agriculture


Come see what cans can be

One of the sculptures is a giant slice of watermelon. Photo courtesy of Leket Israel What can you create with cans? Imagine a sculpture of a truck, refrigerator and watermelon slice. All of these, and more, will be on display at Israel’s inaugural Canstruction exhibitionin Park Ra’anana, May 5-9. Canstruction, a non-profit that sponsors exhibitions in more than 150 cities worldwide annually, has donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local hunger-relief organizations through events and competitions. The free Israeli can-art exhibition, “Come and See What Cans Can Be,” is hosted by read more



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