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Form American Committee to Aid Science Department of the Hebrew University

May 17, 1929
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The formation of a American Committee on Science and Technicology for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the launching of a campaign for $25,000 to cover the budget of the scientific department of the Hebrew University were announced by F. Julius Fohs, oil geologist, who has accepted the chairmanship of the committee.

Forty-three scientists and technical research workers of repute comprise the executive committee which will act in an advisory capacity to the Science Department of the Hebrew University.

The committee, in addition to assuming responsibility for the annual budget of the Scientific Department of the University, will undertake to supply the equipment for the Physics Laboratory now being built and for the departments of Geology, Botany and Zoology. It is also making arrangements for the establishment of a meteorological station to be attached to the Department of Mathematics, to coordinate meteorological data.

The committee will endeavor to obtain endowments and the establishment of special institutes in the Scientific Department and the acquisition of a comprehensive scientific library.

In a statement issued by Mr. Fohs, he declared: “We contemplate disseminating information concerning the scientific and technical departments of the Hebrew University in all quarters where Jewish men of science and engineering are to be found in cooperation with the American Advisory Committee of which Felix M. Warburg is chairman.”

The Scientile and Technical Department of the University should be of great service to the development of Palestine industry, Mr. Fohs stated. In America, industries are increasingly showing an interest in research and major industries have equipped laboratories in which skilled workers are delving for new discoveries to lighten the burdens of mankind and to economize production and distribution.

“Palestine industry, which is still in its formative stage, is unable to undertake of itself, this extensive and expensive operation. It therefore naturally falls to the lot of the University to provide a laboratory for the research worker in the scientific departments with an eye to specific Palestinian needs,” Mr. Fohs stated.

Mr. Fohs, who made an investigation of the natural resources of Palestine in 1919-1920, is a member of the Geological Society of America, the (Continued on Page 4)

Associated with Mr. Fohs are: Leon S. Moisseiff. Alexander Silverman, Ferdinand Sonnenborn and Maxmilian Toch, vice-chairmen. Alfred E. Kornfeld treasurer and Isidor Greenwald, sec’y.

The membership of the Committee of the National Executive are the following: Dr. Jerome Alexander, Consulting Chemical Engineer, N. Y. City; Dr. Carl L. Alsberg, Professor of Physiological Chemistry, Stamford Univ., Palo Alto. Cal. Dr. Theodore N. Beckman, Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio State Univ. Columbus, O.; Dr. Benjamin A. Bernstein. Associate Professor of Mathematics, Univ, of California. Berkeley, Cal.; Dr. Leo Blumberg. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Delaware, Wilmington, Del.; Dr. Franz Boas, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia, Univ, N. Y. City; Dr. George Boas, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins, Univ., Baltimore, Md.; Dr. F. W. Breth, Research Chemist, Petrolia, Pa.; Dr. J. J. Bronfenbrenner, Professor of Bacteriology, Washington, Univ. St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. David H. Dietz, Science Editor, “Cleveland Press,” Cleveland Heights, O.; Dr. William Dreyfus, Chemical Director. West Disinfecting Co., L. I. City. N. Y.; Dr. Louis I. Dublin, Statistician, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., N. Y. City; Mr. Meyer Elsasser, Consulting Hydroelectric Engineer, Los Angeles, Cal.; Dr. Nathan Fasten, Head, Dept. of Zoology. Oregon State Agricultural College, Corvallis. Ore.; Mr. F. Julins Fohs, Consulting Oil Geologist, N. Y. City; Mr. A. W. Fuchs, Engineer, U. S. Public Health Service. Baltimore. Md.; Dr. A. J. Goldforb, Prof of Biology, City College of New York; Dr. Marcus I. Goldman, Geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, Wash. D. C.; Dr. Isidor Greenwald, Biochemist. Littauer Pneumonia Laboratory, N. Y. City; Dr. Benjamin Harrow. Professor of Chemistry, City College of New York; Dr. Seleg Hecht-Professor of Biophysics, Columbia University. N. Y.; Dr. Franklin Hollander. Physiologist, Flower Hospital, N. Y. City; Mr. Louis J. Horowitz. President, Thompson-Starrett Co. N. Y.; Dr. Berthold Laufer, Anthropolist, Orientalist, Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Max Levine, Professor of Bacteriology. Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa; Dr. Moses N. Levine, Phytopathologist, Univ. of Minnesota. St. Paul. Minn.; Dr. Jacob G. Lipman, Dean. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. N. J.; Dr. Louis C. Lowenstein. Consulting Electrical Engineer, N. Y. City; Mr. Isador Mendelsohn. Sanitary Engineer. Public Health Service. N. Y.; Dr. Leon Moissieff. Consulting Civil Engineer, N. Y. City: Mr. Sol Pincus, Civil Engineer, N. Y. City; Dr. J. F. Ritt. Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University. N. Y.; Dr. William Salant. Pharmacologist, Long Island Biological Ass’n., Cold Springs. N. Y.; Dr. Morris Scherago. Professor of Bacteriology. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; Mr. David C. Serber, Civil Engineer, N. Y. City; Dr. M. J. Shear. Director, Pediatric Research Laboratory, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Dr. Alexander Silverman. Professor of Chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dr. Ferdinand Sonneborn. Executive. Sonneborn Bros., N. Y. City; Mr. S. M. Swaab, Consulting Civil Engineer. Philadelphia, Pa.; Dr. Maximilian Toch, Executive, Toch Bros., N. Y. City; Dr. Leo Wallerstein, Wallerstein Laboratories. N. Y. City: Dr. Leon L. Walter, The Hospital Supply Co., N. Y. City; Dr. Leo Wolman, Economist, New School of Social Research, N. Y. City.

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