Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Making A Case For Funding the Technion

The school boasts unique programs, such as one that integrates science, engineering and medicine to do cancer research, Jeffrey Richard says.

06/24/2014
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Jeffrey Richard of Riverdale is the new executive vice president of the American Technion Society, the national organization that supports the Haifa-based Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Richard, 43, has more than two decades of fundraising experience, including serving as vice president of university development at Columbia University and as an associate director of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. He spoke recently to The Jewish Week. This is an edited transcript.

Jeffrey Richard: Investing in science-centered institutions like Israel’s Technion is a way to “change the world.”

Nobel Prize Came As 'Surprise' To Israeli Scientist

10/06/2011
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The Technion’s Dan Shechtman is the Susan Lucci of the science world. It took Lucci 19 nominations before she won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding actress in 1999, and it took Shechtman 24 nominations before he won Wednesday the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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