A zoological laboratory will be established in one of the buildings of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, the American Advisory Committee of the University announced.
The laboratory will begin functioning in July under the direction of Dr. F. Bodenheimer, formerly of the Agricultural Experimental Station of the Zionist Executive. Dr. G. Frendel has been appointed junior assistant in the laboratory.
The committee also stated that the new Library Building is proceeding rapidly. It is expected that the library collection will be transferred and in running order in the new building within a year’s time.
There have been several valuable new acquisitions to the Library notably those from the French Government, containing important geological works, and a large collection of biographies from Sweden.
The Hebrew University Library has received a valuable addition to its collection of original book plates from Leo M. Brown of Alabama, who has sent two original book plates by the late E. M. Lillien. Mrs. Bessie Schiff of Brooklyn has sent a contribution of $310 from the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity. This will be used by the Library to found a department of books on Child Psychology.
New additions to the University academic staff were announced. Dr. L. Ultisky, former Director of the Bacteriological Laboratory of Hadassah in Safad, has been appointed regular assistant in Beteriology. Dr. S. D. Goitein and Dr. J. Rivlin have been appointed instructors in the Preparatory Division, of the School of Oriental Studies. This division has been established for the study of the Arabic language and civilization. The following junior assistants have been appointed to the rank of regular assistants: Dr. A. Geiger and Dr. R. Reitler of the Department of Hygiene; Dr. J. Wittenberg and Dr. O Theodor of the Institute of Microbiology; Dr. M. Frankel of the Institute of Chemistry; Mr. A. Eig has been appointed Curator of the Herbarium of the Institute of Palestine Natural History.