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AUTUMN 2005

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A Look Back at Graduation 2005

Five Faculties graduated a total of 2,363 undergraduates this past summer. (The missing Faculty was Law, which because of its 3 ˝ -year program has its own, mid-year ceremony.) Slightly more than 10% of this number—254 students—graduated with honors. A further 83 graduates received their B.A. degree with high honors. The University also awarded 347 teaching diplomas, 17 diplomas in librarianship and information sciences, and 14 diplomas in museology.
A total of 1,308 students earned a Master’s degree this year. This was 4% more than the previous year, reflecting a continuing trend in the build-up of the University’s graduate division. Two well-known names earned an advanced degree from the University at the late June ceremony. One was Yuval Diskin, who heads Israel’s General Security Services, or Shin Bet, Israel’s equivalent to the FBI. He was graduated with honors from the School of Political Science’s National Security Studies program. The other was Rear Adm. David Ben-Baashat, commander of Israel’s Navy, who received an MBA from the School of Business Administration.
Of the M.A. recipients, 115 received their degree with honors, and 16 more with high honors.
The University’s Ph.D. conferment ceremony is normally conducted close to the Passover holiday, in late March or early April.

In This Issue:

The University Becomes a Little Like Annapolis (and West Point)

Supported Academic Learning Aids Students with Problems

Synagogue/Church Controversy and a Digestive Amulet
Mark University’s Dig at Hippos-Sussita

Golumbic Elected Israel’s 1st European Fellow

Prof. Asher Koriat Is 1st Recipient of Prestigious German Award

Intelligence Corps Wisely Chooses the University

Sweating Before an Audience—Working to Control a Phobia

Michael Wainer—University’s First Vice President for Finance
and Business Development

Prof. Eli Salzberger Elected Next Dean of Law Faculty

University Responds to Tulane Students' Needs

A Look Back at Graduation 2005

33rd Board of Governors Opens with Song and Story

University Honors Five with Honorary Doctorate
First Egyptian to Conduct in Israel Adds Highlight to Ceremony

Social Responsibility Reflected in a Wide Pool

New Recanati Lab Dedicated

 

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