Cornerstone Laid for Moshe Sharett Building at Tel Aviv University

The cornerstone was placed yesterday for the Moshe Sharett Building for the Science of Education at Tel Aviv University in a ceremony attended by Premier Levi Eshkol. The Premier said that the new building “should inspire its students to imitate the devotion to education of the man whose name it bears.”

Dr. George Wise, president of the university, said that Mr. Sharett, a former Foreign Minister and Prime Minister, who died earlier this year, was one of the first to understand the need for the university and later helped it to attain formal recognition.

A residential section for scientists on the campus of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot was launched yesterday with the laying of the cornerstone of the first building in the section. The building will be named in honor of Erwin Weiner of Chicago.

The Institute also announced the election of five new members of its Board of Governors. They are Prof. Arthur J. Kornberg of Stanford University, the sixth Nobel prize winner on the board; Ezer Weizmann, commander of the Israel Air Force; Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the live vaccine for polio; Louis Boyar, Los Angeles communal leader, and Stephen Stulam of New York.

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