Mar 06 2014
Mar 06 2014
It seems that “seasonal depression” influences the price of shares in the stock exchange: shares that have been issued in the fall and winter, when the days are shorter and there are less hours of daylight, went up after the issue less than shares that have been issued during spring and summer. This is the conclusion of a new study that has been conducted in the University of Haifa. The study also demonstrates that after a few months, the accumulated performance of shares get balanced, which reinforces the assumption that daylight hours at the stage of the issue have an influence on performance.
Mar 04 2014
Could used coffee grounds be good for your plants? University of Haifa scientists are planning to answer that question.
Researchers at the Kadas Green Roofs Ecology Research Center, operating under the Faculty of Natural Sciences’ Institute of Evolution, and working in conjunction with the Student Union and the Green Campus project, are using the waste from coffee machines to fertilize an experimental plot in which different species of vegetation have been planted. The purpose of the research is to determine not just if coffee can be part of a substrate suitable for growing plants, but whether it might be even better than a normal substrate and will enhance the plants’ growth.
Feb 02 2014
An expedition of 14 Jewish and Arab students set out to conquer the ‘Monta Roza’ in Switzerland, through a physically and mentally challenging journey of self discovery.
Watch the video that sums up their mind opening journey.
Jan 29 2014
The University Receives a $7 Million Grant from the Prestigious Helmsley Charitable Trust to Establish the Mediterranean Sea Research Center
The University was awarded a $7 million grant from the prestigious Helmsley Charitable Trust to establish the Helmsley Mediterranean Sea Research Center, a field that was recently thrust into the spotlight following the discovery of gas off the coast of Haifa.
“The grant expresses a vote of confidence by one of the world’s leading charitable trusts in the excellence of the University of Haifa, and further emphasizes the fact that the University of Haifa leads the field of Mediterranean Sea research in Israel,” said University President Amos Shapira.