Navigation Links
Tel Aviv University confers its highest honor on 8 distinguished individuals
Date:5/23/2011

At an impressive ceremony on May 14, Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Sir Harold Kroto of Florida State University and bioinformatics innovator Prof. Michael S. Waterman of the University of Southern California were among the recipients of Tel Aviv University Honorary Doctorate degrees awarded at this year's TAU Board of Governors meeting. The eight recipients join a community of previous honorees that includes heads of state, world-renowned artists, business innovators and pioneering scholars and scientists.

Their fellow laureates are president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Prof. Ruth Arnon; renowned Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk; leading Israeli industrialist Bruno Landsberg; Israeli deaf-blind theatre pioneer Adina Tal; Canadian Bar member and former judge Donald W. Seal, QC; and Indian business and industry leader Tarun Das.

An Honorary Fellowship was posthumously conferred on former Tel Aviv University governor Ron Krongold of Australia. Miriam Milberg Smolarz of Argentina received this year's President's Award.

TAU President Prof. Joseph Klafter, TAU Board of Governors Chairman Harvey Krueger, and TAU Rector Prof. Aron Shai addressed the recipients and distinguished guests. Musical interludes were provided by students of TAU's internationally recognized BuchmannMehta School of Music, and Itsik Hanuna of the deaf-blind theater ensemble Nalaga'at offered a poignantly moving performance dedicated to the recipients.

Celebrating limitless human potential

Prof. Klafter spoke of the inestimable importance of optimizing human potentiality. He said it was the university's task to "mine intellectual potential and celebrate and reward realized potential," reflecting the time-honored tradition of excellence at TAU.

Among past TAU Honorary Doctorate recipients are world leaders David Ben Gurion, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger and Yitzhak Rabin; artists Leonard Bernstein, Marc Chagall, Eugene Ionesco, Henry Moore, Santiago Calatrava and Franco Zeffirelli; business leaders Armand Hammer, Laurence Tisch, Sheldon Adelson, Martin Whitman and Michael Steinhardt; and scholars Bernard Lewis, Eric Lander, Edward Teller and Elie Wiesel.

Speaking for the recipients, Tarun Das spoke about his love affair with Israel, commending Israelis for their courage and leadership and especially Tel Aviv University for creating the powerful India-Israel Forum. "Whoever you are and wherever you are, you can make things better. We must give opportunities to the young. The future belongs to them," Das concluded.


'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Research teams at Hebrew University, University of Kentucky win Israel-US science award
2. Tel Aviv Universitys Sackler Prizes awarded to 2 North American chemists
3. University pond reveals hidden history of fungi
4. Clemson University institute to study vertical farming feasibility in Charleston, S.C.
5. University of Tennessee scientist: Flowers rapid growth rate can be traced back 65 million years
6. University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher wins award to study pre-eclampsia
7. Ben-Gurion University professor awarded top prize for best article on Palestinian-Israeli watersheds
8. Wayne State University chosen as Michigans sole participant in EcoCAR 2
9. Ben-Gurion University students develop thought-controlled, hands-free computer for the disabled
10. Elsevier, EMBL and University of Copenhagen launch new app for SciVerse
11. Louisiana Tech University students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tel Aviv University confers its highest honor on 8 distinguished individuals
(Date:3/8/2016)... N.C. , March 8, 2016   ... sensor technology, today announced it has secured $11M ... by GII Tech, a new venture fund being ... with additional participation from existing investors TDF Ventures ... the funds to continue its triple-digit growth and ...
(Date:3/3/2016)... DE SOTO, Kansas , March 3, 2016 ... to offer Oncimmune,s Early CDT®-Lung, a blood test ... of lung cancer Early CDT®-Lung test to ... --> Early CDT®-Lung test to its clients ... Oncimmune, a leader in early cancer detection, today ...
(Date:3/1/2016)... , March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "Global ...  report to their offering. ... the addition of the  "Global Biometric ...  report to their offering. --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... MIAMI (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2016 , ... ... joined the GSCG Advisory Board. Ross is the founder of GSCG affiliate Kimera Labs ... of Miami, where he studied hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematologic disorders and the ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... PUNE, India , April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... cytometry market research report with specific focus on ... Japan , to the healthcare ... and research library. Complete report on ... profiling 11 companies and supported with 282 tables ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced that ... for the European Inventor Award 2016 in the category "Non-European countries." The winners of ... ceremony in Lisbon on June 9th. , The human capacity to walk with fluidity ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... ... This unique "Fertility Happy Hour" event will be held at The Saguaro ... lowdown on female fertility and the reproductive technologies that are empowering a new generation ... - The Arizona Center, will give a short presentation and answer questions about ...
Breaking Biology Technology: