Mar 06 2014
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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.
Aug 13 2013
The University of Haifa is proud to announce the opening of a new program, first of its kind in Israel: The Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies. The program aims to strengthen the bond between the American Jewish community and Israel with the help of academic knowledge that will lead to a deeper and more accurate understanding of the different movements, characteristics and culture of American Jews today. The program is funded with the generous help of Jewish-American Philanthropist Jay Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation. Continue Reading »
Jul 15 2013
The University of Haifa wishes to congratulate two of its outstanding researchers- Dr. Ayelet Gilboa from the Department of Archaelogy and Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau from the Department of Maritime Civilizations! The two have been shortlisted for JSTOR’s list of “The 10 Most Influential BASOR (Bulletin of American Schools of Oriental Research) Articles”.
JSTOR is one of the most influential and exhaustive article databases, used daily by students and researchers worldwide. It contains more than 1,900 journal titles in more than 50 disciplines. The list was created by the editor of the bulletin and was based on the articles’ popularity, ranking them according to number of downloads each article received. Continue Reading »