News in Brief

Ohad Naharin to get Julliard award

The Julliard School of the Performing Arts will award an honorary doctorate this spring to acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company choreographer Ohad Naharin. In its announcement, Julliard said it was granting Naharin the award because both the conservatory and the world are enriched by his artistic abilities and his humanity. The ceremony will take place in May 2012. Naharin has received honorary doctorates from the Weizmann Institute and Hebrew University. (Shir Hacham)

Bat Yam names new museum chief

The Museum of Bat Yam has announced the appointment of Liz Hajaj as a curator and of Nitzan Wolansky as director of external relations. The appointments were announced by the institution's chief curator and director, Joshua Simon. Hajaj, 36, a 2006 graduate of the Beit Berl Art College has been featured in group exhibits in Israel and has curated a group exhibit at the Zomer Gallery and the Allenby Passage in Tel Aviv. Wolansky, 33 who holds an M.A. in history and philosophy of science and ideas from Tel Aviv University, was on staff at the Hebrew-language art journal Studio. (Ellie Armon Azoulay)

Top-rated American shows coming to Yes

The satellite TV network Yes has purchased some of the most popular series on American television's fall season: "Vegas" and "Revolution," along with "Elementary," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Arrow," along with the comedies "The New Normal" and "Ben and Kate." "Revolution," a science-fiction series in which people are forced to adapt to a world without technology, is the most viewed drama series in the United States in the 18-49 age group. Overall, the most viewed show in the United States is "Vegas" starring Dennis Quaid and "Shield" star Michael Chiklis. (Ruta Kupfer)