Apr 10 2014
Apr 10 2014
What is social justice? 30 students and researchers from the University of Haifa and the University of Maryland tried to answer this very question in a bi-national seminar, held in the University of Haifa. Their conclusion: the term is so subjective that in some cases it might split the very groups it should unify.
Mar 30 2014
University of Haifa’s ‘Cyber Warriors’ will help fight the delegitimization of Israel using new media
For the first time in academia, the University of Haifa has launched an academic course to combat the delegitimization of Israel on the Internet. The ‘Ambassadors Online’ Program, offered by the University’s Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies as a four credit course, prepares students to be unofficial “ambassadors” for Israel on the Internet. “This program aims at training students, who are interested in investigating, studying and asking what it is that motivates the new anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel, as can be seen among other things in the Apartheid Week, which is an expression of pure anti-Semitism. The ambassadors who will study in the program will fight this phenomenon and learn how to investigate it”, said Prof. Eli Avraram, the program’s academic instructor and the head of The Comper Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism.
Mar 19 2014
What was there before the Big-Bang? Is a creation of the Universe out of nothing possible?
Questions regarding the formation of the Universe and ‘what was there’ before it came to existence have been of great interest to mankind at all times. Several suggestions have been presented during the ages – mostly assuming a preliminary state prior to creation. Nevertheless, such theories cannot be considered complete, as they lack an explanation of what created the initial, pre-creation, conditions.
An innovative theory presented by Dr. Maya Lincoln and Dr. Avi Wasser, from the Center for the Study of Organizations & Human Resource Management, provides an answer to this ancient scientific conundrum. The theory, “Creation ex Nihilo” (CEN), was recently published at Elsevier’s prestigious periodical Physics of the Dark Universe, presenting a breakthrough in theoretical physics. The research is based on information systems research principles– the field of expertise of both authors. This distinctive approach has attracted the attention of the theoretical physics research community- featuring an “off the matrix” solution for one the most intriguing mysteries of nature.