U.S. Professor to Help Israel Set Up Seismological Stations
Menu JTA Search

U.S. Professor to Help Israel Set Up Seismological Stations

Download PDF for this date

Dr. Frank Press, associate professor of geology and seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont Geological Observatory, has been granted a three-month leave of absence to serve as a “one-man technical assistance mission” to Israel. He will leave by plane September 26, it was announced here by the University.

At the request of the Israeli Government and UNESCO, Dr. Press will locate sites, supervise construction, and train personnel for two seismological stations in that country. Each station will have two modern seismographs made available with UNESCO funds. He will work in cooperation with the Research Council of Israel.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund