Jul 24 2014
Jul 17 2014
How is the level of accuracy of Google Translate affected by the fact that text translated from German into English contains five times more exclamation marks (!) than text that was originally written in English? A new study by the Computer Science Department at the University of Haifa sheds light on this matter
Jul 10 2014
Decreasing font size enhances reading comprehension among children who have already developed proficient reading skills
A new study performed by Haifa University shows that decreasing the font size helps to improve reading comprehension among fifth graders who have mastered the technical skills of reading. “Adding cognitive perpetual load in reading actually seems to improve comprehension,” said Prof. Tami Katzir, Head of the Department of Learning Disabilities at Haifa University and a researcher at the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the university, who led the study. Continue Reading »
Jun 17 2014
The “Bring Back Our Boys” online campaign on behalf of the teenagers who were kidnapped last Thursday night went viral almost immediately, attracting global interest and enlisting tens of thousands of people from all over the world in the fight to free the missing teens. The campaign was launched by graduates of the University’s Ambassadors Online program, and as of this writing, more than 200,000 people, from the United States to Fiji, had seen the posts.
May 29 2014
“In the beginning of the 90s a historic window of opportunities opened up before us. We knew that the circumstances will never again be so favorable. Leaders must have an open eye for windows of opportunity that allow them to take bold steps”, these are the words of Former president of the Republic of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Mr. Frederik Willem de Klerk, who received the University’s highest accolade, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, at a festive ceremony on Tuesday (May 27, 2014. The event was part of the university’s 42nd meeting of the board of governors.