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Sunday, September 4, 2005
Displaced Tulane Medical Students to be Welcomed By Tel Aviv University's Medical Campus

Displaced Tulane Medical Students to be Welcomed By Tel Aviv University's
Medical Campus; Late-October School Year Start Offers Transfer Opportunity
9/3/2005 11:48:00 AM

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To: National Desk

Contact: Scott Treibitz, 703-626-1047, or Sam Witkin, 310-292-3232, both for
Tel Aviv University

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Medical students who will be unable to
attend Katrina-ravaged Tulane University now have access to new slots being
made available to them by Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine
(New York State/American Program). In addition, any student from the area
affected by the storm may apply late for the University's Lowy School for
Overseas Students, which is waiving deadlines and some requirements to make
room for Katrina's victims.

"In tragedies such as this, you desperately want to help, and these are two
things the University can do -- offer academic sanctuary to Tulane medical
students and an overseas program to other Gulf-area students whose campuses
have been destroyed," said Itamar Rabinovich, president of Tel Aviv
University.

The University's medical school begins its school year at the end of
October, following the High Holidays, providing more time for any
transferring students to adjust their plans. Both the Sackler School of
Medicine and the Lowy School programs are conducted in English. The
University is seeking scholarships to offer for late Lowy School applicants.

"We're hoping that the late start of the University's academic year will
help medical students with some desperately needed time to resettle their
lives and plan their future," said Joel Tauber, president, Tel Aviv
University's American Council.

The University has also volunteered to dispatch its medical and engineering
faculty to provide their expert assistance to the Gulf region.

"So many of Tel Aviv University's faculty have medical and engineering
expertise, and we are offering to send them to Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Alabama if they can help out," said Michael Steinhardt, chairman of the
Board of Governors at Tel Aviv University.

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Tel Aviv University is Israel's leading center of higher learning and the
largest Jewish university in the world. It will celebrate its 50th
anniversary in 2006.

http://www.usnewswire.com/

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