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May 22 2014

Meet this year’s Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa degree recipients

The University will award eight Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Frederik Willem de Klerk, Lady Irene Hatter, Dr. Ernest Strauss, Prof. Stefan Reif , Chaim Topol , Prof. Julia Kristeva, Uri Lubrani and Prof. Celso Lafer, in the course of the University’s 42nd Meeting of the Board of Governors events.

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Mar 19 2014

How was the Universe Created out of Nothing?

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.

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Mar 09 2014

At a Glance No. 12, 2014

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Mar 06 2014

At a Glance No. 11, 2014

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Mar 06 2014

State of Mind, State of the Stock Exchange

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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.

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Mar 04 2014

Coffee on the Roof

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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.

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Feb 23 2014

At a Glance No. 10, 2014

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Feb 23 2014

At a Glance No. 9, 2014

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Feb 02 2014

Breaking the Ice

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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.

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Jan 28 2014

At a Glance No. 6, 2014

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