Opening exercises of the fourth year of activity of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem were held yesterday, according to advices received here by Dr. Judah L. Magnes, Chancellor of the University, who is in America on a four-week visit for the purpose of securing a $10,000,000 endowment fund for the institution.
The exercises, according to the cablegram received, were presided over by Norman Bentwich who with H. Sacher constitutes the executive. Ceremonies were held on Mt. Scopus, at the former residence of Sir John Gray Hill, now used as a University building.
Instruction was resumed at the Institute for Jewish Studies in Judaism, Jewish Religion, Hebrew and cognate languages, Jewish literature, history, law philosophy, institutions and life, and study of Palestine. Other departments which will function during the coming year are those for Oriental Study, Chemistry, Micro-biology, Mathematics, Hygiene and Palestinian natural history.
The academic staff for 1926-27 will include Profs. Epstein, Klausner, Klein and Perles, in the institute of Jewish studies; Prof. Horovitz, school of oriental studies; Prof. Fodor, chemistry; Prof. Adler, micro-biology; Prof. Kligler, hygiene; Prof. Warburg, Palestine natural history; and mathematics, Prof. E. Landau, of the University of Goettingen, who arrived in Jerusalem last week to take up his new duties.