44th Board of Governors Meeting

Preliminary Programme
 
Tentative
 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 
 
Evening                   
Finance Committee Meeting
Chairpersons: Eric Charles, UK; Micha Dapht, Israel
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
              
                            
 
Monday, May 19, 2014              
                            
 
Morning    
                   
Opening Plenary Session of the 44th Board of Governors Meeting
Addresses:
Alexander M. Goren, Chairman of the Board of Governors
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President
Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector
Greetings: Ruvik Danilovich, Mayor of Beer-Sheva
Guest of Honor:
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium
 
Noon
Working Lunch for Board of Govenrnors Members 
with Prof. Rivka Carmi
 
Afternoon      
        
Dedication of the Ruth and Heinz-Horst Deichmann Classroom and Computer Lab Building
in the presence of Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann, Germany
Ruth and Heinz-Horst Deichmann Classroom and Computer Lab Building
 
Annual Zlotowski Lecture:  by Nobel laureate Prof. Linda Buck

Presentation of the Zlotowski Admission Awards for Outstanding Students
in the presence of Suzanne Zlotowski, UK, and Adelene Zlotowski, Israel
Moderator: Prof. Alon Friedman, Director, Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience 
Ruth and Heinz-Horst Deichmann Classroom and Computer Lab Building
                
Evening                    
Dedication Ceremony of the President’s Pillars
            
Concert by classical pianist Evgeny Kissin, UK
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 
Morning               
Ceremony welcoming new members of the Ben-Gurion Society and recognising the University's most loyal supporters
Plaza adjacent to the Ben-Gurion Wall
                                       
Presentation of the University’s Year in Review to the Board of Governors
      
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
                                            
    
Afternoon         
Lecture under the auspices of the Robert St. John Chair in Objective Middle East Reporting, 
by Ethan Bronner, Deputy National Editor of the New York Times
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
 
Happy Hour with the Student Union
Sponsored by the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(By invitation only)
Irene and Hyman Kreitman Annual Memorial Lecture
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
 
 
Evening                  
Conferment Ceremony of Honorary Doctoral Degrees
Cummings Plaza
The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Udi Garden
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 
 
Morning               
Dedication of the building for the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Centre
Moderator: Prof. Pedro Berliner, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Centre
              
Dedication of the the American Associates Village at Sede Boqer
Moderator: Prof. Pedro Berliner, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
George Evens Family Auditorium
 
The event will be followed by a tour of the American Associates Student Village
 
Afternoon              
Chairman’s Council Meeting
                                                         
Evening              
Gala Dinner celebrating the establishment of the President’s Pillars

Presentation of the Ben-Gurion Leadership Award upon 
Robert H. Arnow, USA
Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
(By invitation only)