Going Green!
In the spirit of our Green Campus, all invitations to Board of Governors events will be online and not printed.

                                                       

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2022



4:00pm

 

5:15pm

COMMITTEES 
Live and via Zoom

Finance Committee – click here to join via Zoom
     Itzhak Alfred Guttmann Administration Building, The Yehiel Ben-Zvi Conference Room (308)

Funds and Trusts Committee – click here to join via Zoom
     Itzhak Alfred Guttmann Administration Building, The Yehiel Ben-Zvi Conference Room (308)

TUESDAY, MAY 10

2:30pm

Equity and Diversity Committee – click here to join via Zoom
  Itzhak Alfred Guttmann Administration Building, The Yehiel Ben-Zvi Conference Room (308)

4:00pm

CORNERSTONE LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE MIRIAM AND MOSHE SHUSTER BUILDING FOR THE CENTER OF TRAUMATIC STRESS AND RESILIENCE

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  Miriam and Moshe Shuster Building Building construction site, adjacent to the Peretz Naftali Building

7:00pm

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE DINNER
By invitation only

   Yehuda Naftali Botanic Garden

DAY 1

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

8:30am

Good Morning Gathering

9:00am

OPENING PLENARY

Chair: Ms. Dafna Meitar-Nechmad
Chairwoman of the Board of Governors

MC: Ms. Mika Almog

We Remember

Welcoming New Governors

TAU’s Board of Governors: Moving Forward
Ms. Dafna Meitar-Nechmad
Open Discussion

State of the University
Prof. Ariel Porat President
Open Discussion

State of the TAU Global Campaign
Dr. Anita Friedman Campaign Chair
Open Discussion

Bar-Shira Auditorium

10:15am

VISIT OUR LABS AND SEE OUR RESEARCH UP CLOSE!

Come and see for yourself how our researchers’ imagination and perseverance generate new knowledge and break scientific barriers. 

Leaving from Bar-Shira Auditorium

* Please bring comfortable shoes for walking around the campus

  

12:15pm

Break

12:30pm

GOVERNOR IMPACT
How Scholarships Change Lives
Meet inspiring students and hear their stories of resilience and success.

MC:  Ms. Mika Almog

Speakers:
Mrs. Linda Streit Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Prof. Drorit Neumann Dean of Students, Co-Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Prof. Lihi Adler-Abramovich Department of Oral Biology, The Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Keren Bastaker MBA student
David Bodenheim Second-year Law Student, Buchmann Faculty of Law
Hodaya Levy  Nursing student

INAUGURATION OF THE FIELDS-RAYANT SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN HONOR OF DR. ANITA FRIEDMAN

INAUGURATION OF THE CHARLES, EVELYNE AND SANDRA DOLANSKY PERIPHERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Bar-Shira Auditorium

1:45pm

Lunch

3:00pm

LEADING THE CHARGE: A UNIQUE GLIMPSE INTO HOW POWERFUL WOMEN BREAK DOWN BARRIERS

MC: Prof. Milette Shamir Vice President International 
Prof. Cornelia (Cori) Bargmann Neurobiologist and Geneticist, Rockefeller University; Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Ms. Jodi Kantor Journalist and Author
Prof. Katalin Karikó Biochemist and Senior Vice President of BioNTech

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

4:15pm

INAUGURATION OF THE SYLVAN ADAMS SPORTS CENTER

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Sylvan Adams Sports Center at Tel Aviv University

7:30pm

8:30pm

THE 2022 DAN DAVID PRIZE RECEPTION AND AWARD CEREMONY
Welcome Reception

Award Ceremony
2022 DAN DAVID AWARD WINNERS

Dr. Mirjam Brusius, UK, Germany Historical Institute London
Dr. Bartow Elmore, USA, Ohio State University
Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, USA, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI
Dr. Verena Krebs, Germany, Ruhr-University Bochum
Dr. Efthymia Nikita, Cyprus, The Cyprus Institute
Ms. Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Ghana, ANO Institute of Arts and Knowledge
Dr. Kristina Richardson, USA, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Dr. Natalia Romik, Poland, Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, Paris
Dr. Kimberly Welch, USA, Vanderbilt University

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Plaza adjacent to Check Point Building and Cymbalista Synagogue & Jewish Heritage Center

By invitation only
Dress code: Semi-formal

DAY 2

THURSDAY, MAY 12

8:00am

LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST MEETING
By invitation only

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

9:30am

Good Morning Gathering

10:00am

GANDEL FORUM ON THE MIDDLE EAST

MC: Mr. Zvi Yehezkeli 
Israeli Journalist and Documentarian, Arab Affairs Correspondent and Head of the Arab Desk, Israeli TV Channel 13
Guest Speaker: Dr. Eyal Hulata
Head of the Israeli National Security Council

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

11:00am

Break

11:30am

AI AND DATA SCIENCE AT TAU: SHAPING THE FUTURE
Academic Symposium
In memory of Yehiel Ben-Zvi

Chair: Prof. Mark Shtaif Rector
Speakers:
Prof. Yossi Matias Vice President, Engineering & Research, Google;
Founding Managing Director of Google Center, Israel; TAU Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Dr. Dorit Dor Chief Product Officer, Check Point Software
Prof. Lior Wolf Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond & Beverly
Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Omer Noy MSc student, Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

12:30pm

Break

1:00pm

THE URBAN REVOLUTION: THE FUTURE DESIGN OF CITIES AND CAMPUSES
MC: Prof. Irad Ben-Gal  Head,  Laboratory for AI Business and Data Analytics (LAMBDA), Industrial Engineering, Iby and Aladar Fleischmann Faculty of Engineering

Greetings: Asi Shmeltzer  Chairman of Shlomo Group

  • Israel’s Transportation Revolution
    Merav Michaeli, Minister of Transportation and Road Safety
  • Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Cities of the Future
    Prof. Tali Hatuka Founding Head of the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences

  • TeckKnowledge in the City
    How AI Will Change the Way We Live & Reimagining
    the Academic Environment Via the “Cloud Campus”
    Zehavit Spitzer Zohar Architect, Owner and Partner, Dunsky Zohar Architects and Town Planners
  • Transformation of the University Campus and the Urban Experience in the United States
    Eric J. Gertler, Executive Chairman of U.S. News & World Report; Former President & CEO, Empire State Development, New York State; Trustee of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute and Family Foundation; and Author
  • Putting Ideas into Action:
    The Next Generation Takes Over
    Shira Livne & Guy Peretz TAU Architectural Students
  • TAU Campus
    What’s in the Pipeline
    Gadi Frank, Director-General

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        Bar-Shira Auditorium

 

2:15pm

Lunch

3:30pm

INAUGURATION OF THE STRAUSS NEUROPLASTICITY BRAIN BANK

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    Jack Green Building of Biotechnology, Ephraim Katzir Biotechnology Club (006)

4:15pm

INAUGURATION OF THE SMOLARZ FAMILY BUILDING

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The Smolarz Family Building
George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences


7:00pm


HONORARY DOCTORATE CONFERMENT CEREMONY
Reception

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Kuky and Sergio Grosskopf Family Foyer 

8:00pm

Ceremony

2022 RECIPIENTS

GEORGE S. WISE MEDAL
Mark J. Carney OC, Canada/United Kingdom
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Former Governor of the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada

HONORARY DOCTORATES
Prof. Cornelia (Cori) Bargmann USA, Neurobiologist and Geneticist, Rockefeller University; Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Prof. Sir Michael V. Berry UK, Theoretical Physicist, University of Bristol
Prof. Barbara Engelking Poland, Historian of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust
Mr. Eric J. Gertler USA, Executive Chairman, U.S. News & World Report; Former President & CEO, Empire State Development, New York State; Trustee of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute and Family Foundation; and Author
Mr. James S. Gertler USA, Philanthropist; Trustee of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute and Family Foundation; CEO of Drew Lane Capital, LLC, and Vice Chairman of Legacy Partners, LLC
Prof. Bernd Huber Germany, President, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ms. Jodi Kantor USA, Journalist and Author
Prof. Katalin Karikó Hungary/USA, Biochemist and Senior Vice President of BioNTech 
Mr. Solomon Lew Australia, Philanthropist and Chairman of Just Group Ltd., and  Premier Investments; Executive Chairman Century Plaza Group of Companies
Prof. Jehuda Reinharz Israel/USA, Historian and President of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
Prof. Jürgen Renn Germany, Historian of Science; Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York, USA

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Miriam and Adolfo Smolarz Auditorium

DAY 3

FRIDAY, MAY 13

8:30am

Good Morning Gathering

9:00am

 

AWARDING OF THE HUGO RAMNICEANU PRIZE IN ECONOMICS FOR 2022

Prize Recipient:
Julia Zaher, Israeli-Arab Businesswoman, Social Activist and Philanthropist; Owner and CEO of Al Arz Tahini
Awarding of the Hugo and Valerie Ramniceanu Scholarship in Economics

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

9:45 am

Break

10:15am

THE FRENKEL-ZUCKERMAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ECONOMICS
Annual Geopolitical Economic Symposium

Moderator: Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel  Chairman Emeritus, TAU Board of Governors, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Group of Thirty (G30), Former Governor of the Bank of Israel, Chairman of Frenkel-Zuckerman Institute for Global Economics
Mark Carney, OC United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Former Governor of the Bank of England, Vice Chairman and Head of Impact Investing at Brookfield Asset Management
Jean-Claude Trichet
Vice-Chairman of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Former President of the European Central Bank, Honorary Governor of the Banque de France, Honorary President of the French Friends Association of TAU
Prof. Karnit Flug
VP for Research, Israel Democracy Institute, Former Governor Bank of Israel, Hebrew University

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    Bar-Shira Auditorium

11:15am

Break

11:45am

WHY IS ANTISEMITISM ON THE RISE

Moderator: Prof. Uriya Shavit Head, Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism; Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Prof. Dina Porat Founding Head, Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and Chief Historian of Yad Vashem

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

12:30pm

FESTIVE CEREMONY INAUGURATING THE SAGOL CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Celebrating with the Sagol Family

Lunch Reception

1:45pm

Ceremony
Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Katalin Karikó Biochemist and Senior Vice President of BioNTech 

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

7:30pm

TAU FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER
Enjoy Friday night dinner together in a beautiful venue in Jaffa

Transportation will be available from the Hilton Hotel

DAY 4

SATURDAY, MAY 14

8:30pm

ART GALA
An Evening of Art Appreciation, Gastronomy and Festivities
In cooperation with the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts

Enjoy fascinating interactive exhibits made by our talented arts students, followed by a stunning outdoor dinner reception and a lively party with music and dancing.

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The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, TAU

DAY 5

SUNDAY, MAY 15

9:15am

Good Morning Gathering

10:00am

SECOND PLENARY PART I

KADAR FAMILY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH
Presentations by the 2022 Award Recipients

Chair: Prof Dan Peer, Vice President Research and Development

2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Prof. Michal Feldman,  Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Prof. Leo Corry, Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
Prof. Jonathan Berant, Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Dr. Roy Tzohar, Department of South and East Asian Studies, Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities 

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    Bar-Shira Auditorium

11:00am

Break

11:30am

SECOND PLENARY PART II
Chair: Ms. Dafna Meitar-Nehmad
Chairwoman of the Board of Governors

MC: Ms. Mika Almog 
Committee Reports and Resolutions

Philanthropy: Trends and New Options
Open Discussion

State of the Student Union
Lior Hazan Chairperson of the Student Union

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

12:45pm

Lunch

2:00pm

INAUGURATION OF THE KORET CENTER FOR JEWISH CIVILIZATION

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Bar-Shira Auditorium

5:00pm

INAUGURATION OF THE POURAN AND PARVIZ IZAK NAZARIAN BUILDING

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Pouran and Parviz Izak Nazarian Building (Adjacent to the Smolarz Auditorium) 

AROUND THE BOARD EVENTS

TUESDAY, MAY 3
3:00pm – 4:00 pm
Awarding of the Sergio Grywac Annual Prize
For Jewish -Arab Relations in the State of Israel
Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, Peretz Naftali Building (615)
_____________________________________________________

TUESDAY, MAY 10
9:15am-5:15pm
2022 Dan David Prize History Day:
A day of conversations with the 2022 Prize winners
10:00 – 11:30 
Hidden Hands: Unlocking Past Secrets

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Looking to the Past for a Sustainable Future:
A conversation between Tim Cole and Bart Elmore

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Law, Wealth, Power and Generosity:
New Ways of Thinking About Black Lives in America

3:45pm – 5:15pm
Recontextualizations: Exploring the Past Through Traces and Artifacts
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1:30pm – 2:45pm
Improving Life Through Science: The Longstanding Partnership
Between the Argentinean Friends of TAU and the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
    Jack Green Building of Biotechnology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life
Sciences,  Ephraim Katzir Biotechnology Club (006) 

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Awarding of Prizes in Computer Science:
Celia and Marcos Maus Prize and Jorge Deutsch Prize
    Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Check Point Building (420)

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Annual Conference of the Max Perlman Center for Global Business
Multicultural Leadership: Inclusion as a Basis for Growth and Excellence
    
Coller School of Management, Recanati Building (304)
_____________________________________________________

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Topor Award Ceremony for Excellence|
Topor Family Foundation
     
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Hall 201
_____________________________________________________

THURSDAY, MAY 12
3:30
pm
Inauguration of the Woolf and Helene Marmot Seminar Room 

    School of Psychological Sciences, Sharett Building (214)

4:30pm
French Friends Scholarships Award Ceremony
     George S. Wise Senate Building, Raya and Josef Jaglom Auditorium
____________________________________________________

FRIDAY, MAY 13
3:15pm – 4:00pm    
Inauguration of The Arbib Family Entrance Plaza
     
Millie Phillips Student City
_____________________________________________________

SUNDAY MAY 15
3:00pm
Michel Gelrubin Prize in Architecture for 2022
     
George S. Wise Senate Building, Raya and Josef Jaglom Auditorium

4:00pm
Awarding of Fellowships at the Prajs-Drimmer
Institute for the Development of Anti-Degenerative
Drugs
In Search of the Keys to Tissue Regeneration:
Dr. Omri Wurtzel School of Neurobiology,
Biochemistry and
Biophysics,
George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences

     
George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences,
 Archie Sherman Building of Life Sciences (002)
__________________________________________________

MONDAY, MAY 16
9:00am – 1:00pm
Symposium in Implantology and Endodontology
In Honor of André P. Saadoun and Dedicated in
Memory of Prof. Jean Paul Albou

Unveiling ceremonies to follow:
The Professor André P. Saadoun Room
• The Professor Jean-Paul Albou Room, donated by his spouse
   Dr. Michele Albou
• The French Pillar Initiation of the Fund for the Treatment of
   Special Needs Populations
     
Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine (Auditorium254)

10:00am
Inauguration of The Closner Family Chair for Next Generation
Organ and Tissue Implants
     George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences,
 Archie Sherman Building, Room 10

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Awarding of the Dr. Jaime Constantiner Prize
in Jewish Education
Prize Recipient: Yaacov Herzog, Center for Jewish Studies
     Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education, Sharett Building (410)
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
3:30pm–4:00pm
Awarding of the Deutsch Annual Prizes in
Computer Science
     Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Check Point Building (420)

 

Please note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but changes can and do occur. This may be due to our efforts to improve the program for logistical reasons such as changes in schedules, traffic conditions, government policies or availability.