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Robert H. Smith 'Feeding the Future' with $15 Million Gift to Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date:3/4/2008

International Board of Governors, he also served as president of the Washington DC chapter of AFHU.

The Faculty of Agriculture, including the Robert H. Smith Institute for Plant Sciences, is a worldwide leader in sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. Innovations include: drip irrigation techniques adopted worldwide, plant-derived treatments for malaria, aquaculture and genetically enhanced produce and flowers.

"Hebrew University has led the development of technologies and techniques benefiting all semi-arid regions, and students from 155 countries have taken that knowledge home with them," said Peter Willner, AFHU's national executive director.

About The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot, is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions. Faculty and alumni of The Hebrew University have won six Nobel Prizes in the past five years.

The University has consistently been ranked among the top 100 academic and research institutions worldwide in independent surveys, including Newsweek magazine.

The American Friends of The Hebrew University

American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for- profit organization which conducts fund raising activities in support of The Hebrew of Jerusalem.

MEDIA CONTACT: AFHU CONTACT:

David Kaiyalethe Joyce Grossman

Dukas Public Relations jgrossman@afhu.org

david@dukaspr.com 212.607.8540

212/704-7385 ext 119


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