Honorary Doctorates were conferred on the President of Israel, Mr. Itzhak Ben-Zvi, the Hebrew writer,?
L.S. University buildings.
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C.U. Sign on wall "Canada Hall"
C.U. Sign "Chaim Weismann Square"
S.V.Int. Students looking at maps on wall.
C.U. Notice referring to the "Official Inauguration Scopus in 1925"
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C.U. Sign - Malaria Research Station.
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Angle Shot. Mr. Ben Gurion speaking.
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C.U. Mr. Ben Gurion speaking.
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C.U. Student carrying flaming torch on to stage.
G.V. Members of audience with lighted candles.
C.U. Student with flaming torch.
L.V. Professor Mazar- Don of the University on to stage- climbs on to speaker's platform.
S.V. Amphitheatre - Professor Mazar speaking.
S.V. President Ben Zvi is presented with honorary Doctorate Degree by Professor Mazar.
G.V. President Ben Zvi addresses audience.
S.V. Professor Waksman receives Honorary Doctorate Degree.
G.V. Professor Waksman addresses audience.
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Background: Honorary Doctorates were conferred on the President of Israel, Mr. Itzhak Ben-Zvi, the Hebrew writer, Mr. Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and the discoverer of streptomycin---- a drug for treating tuberculosis---- Prof. Selman A. Waksman, during the opening ceremony of the New Hebrew University Campus, Jerusalem.
Among the distinguished guests was the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Ben Gurion, who made a short speech to the gathering.
Assembled in the new George and Florence Wise Auditorium was the "Beit-Hillel" Choir, conducted by Meir Harnick, singing music composed by Ben-Chaim, Sheriff and So???.
Guest speakers included Prof. Joseph Kaplan of the University of California, who brought with him the greetings and good wishes of the Southern California Chapter of the American Friends of the Hebrew University-- of which he is president. The President of the Hebrew University, Prof. B. Mazar, spoke, with obvious emotion and pride when he traced a brief history of the University, how it had succeeded, in spite of adverse conditions, in rooting itself and spreading learning throughout the country.