Prof. Einstein to Be Host to Conference on Hebrew University

Prof. Albert Einstein will be host to an extraordinary conference of Jewish community leaders and scholars in this country who will hold a two-day conference to consider the financial crisis facing the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, according to an announcement today by the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

Chief item on the agenda of the two-day meeting will be an effort to find ways of building a new campus for the University. The University’s original campus, on Mt. Scopus, has been blockaded by troops of the Arab Legion in Jerusalem since the outbreak of Arab-Israeli hostilities seven years ago.

The conference will convene in New York on September 18, and will move the following day to Princeton, N. J., where Prof. Einstein, as host of the conference, will join the scholars and community leaders discussing the Hebrew University’s crisis.

Among the noted scholars scheduled to address the conference will be the well-known botanist, Prof. Michael Evenari, formerly of Harvard University, who is now vice-president of the Hebrew University; and Prof. Benjamin Akzin, dean of the University’s Law School. The conferees will also include Dr. George S. Wise, chairman of the Hebrew University’s board of governors and president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University; James Marshall, former president of the New York City Board of Education, and chairman of the board of the American Friends; and Joseph M. Mazer, New York Philanthropist, who is associate chairman of the board of American Friends.

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