Tag archive for ‘Prize’
Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Chelsea Handler Is in Israel, Met Former President Peres

Chelsea Handler is now in Israel. She has already met Nobel Prize Laureate and former Israel president Shimon Peres. While there is an almost 50 year age gap between them, pictures of the single Handler and More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Tel Aviv University’s Professor Yosef Shiloh Wins First Olav Thorn Prize

Professor Yosef Shiloh from Tel Aviv University has been awarded the first Olav Thon Prize for natural sciences and medicine. Prof. Shiloh, whose research focuses on genetic predisposition to cancer, will More...

Lily Bethlehem On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Zuckerberg’s Next Book Club Pick: The Better Angels Of Our Nature

    Facebook CEO  Mark Zuckerberg announced the second pick for his “book club.”: The Better Angels of Our Nature, by Steve Pinker. Zuckerberg made a resolution at the beginning of 2015 More...

Lily Bethlehem On Friday, January 16th, 2015

Michael Douglas Given Genesis Prize For Jewish Heritage

  Two-time academy award winner Michael Douglas received the Genesis prize, a $1 million award given to those at the forefront of strengthening Jewish culture and heritage, as reported by the LATimes. Douglas, More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Economist Paul Krugman Calls Keystone Pipeline “A Sick Joke”

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman is critical of the Keystone Pipeline, and does not believe it will replace the jobs lost when government spending spending was sharply curtailed during the fiscal More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Idina Menzel’s ‘If/Then’ to Close March 22nd

Idina Menzel’s Broadway show If/Then is closing on March 22nd. The show’s producers have opted not to renew Menzel’s contract which will end at that time. The show, which premiered on March 4th 2013, More...

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Vered Weiss On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz Excluded From SEC Panel

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist and vocal critic of the effect of high frequency trading, will not be included on a Securities and Exchange Commission Panel on high frequency trading  (HFT) More...

Reuters On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns

– Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of celebration More...

Lily Bethlehem On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Russian Tycoon Buys James Watson’s Nobel Medal and Gives It Back

Alisher Usmanov, richest man in Russia and major shareholder in Arsenal, the British football team, purchased a Nobel Prize medal auctioned at Christie’s, so he could return it to its original More...

Jewish Business News On Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen: Social Choice and Social Welfare

– Human beings have always lived in groups, and their individual lives have invariably depended on group decisions. But the challenges of group choice can be daunting, particularly given the divergent More...

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