New York Philanthropist Erects Science Building at Hebrew University

Morris J. Kaplun, prominent New York philanthropist, revealed today that he would finance the erection of a science building on the new campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Kaplun made the announcement at the headquarters of the American Friends of the Hebrew University here during a ceremony establishing the Dr. Saul Kaplun Building for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in memory of his son, a research scientist at the California Institute of Technology, who died earlier this year at the age of 39.

The university was represented by Lionel R. Bauman, president of the American Friends. Mr. Bauman, in his acceptance of the gift, noted Mr. Kaplun’s previous contributions, including the funds for the lobby and lecture hall at the university’s building, and a fellowship in economics.