Archive for February, 2009

Feb 25 2009

Gifted children shape their personalities according to social stigma

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Gifted youths already know what they want to be when they grow up. They do not think about going abroad after army service, and they usually choose to study applied sciences, but when they are asked why they made these choices, they are not able to explain. Continue Reading »

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Feb 25 2009

Settle the hilltops - or not

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February 24, 2009, Haaretz.com

Arnon Sofer, professor emeritus from the University of Haifa, supports the idea of building in Lachish as a means to counter the pressure created by the “encroachment” in that area of Bedouin from southern Mt. Hebron. It isn’t a political sort of encroachment, it’s a question of proximity, he clarifies: “The Arab laborer isn’t making a political statement when he seeks a place to live.”

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Feb 24 2009

Wine tourists in Israel drink a lot of wine but don’t necessarily understand wine

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The average Israeli wine tourist drinks almost four times the amount of wine that the average Israeli drinks. The Israeli wine tourist is young and academic. Self-fulfillment, fun, and enjoyment are their primary values; but knowledge of wine is not always there. Continue Reading »

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Feb 19 2009

Risk of prostate cancer increases with exposure to artificial light

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Reports have been published in the international media on a new study at the University of Haifa that revealed: Worldwide, countries with the highest levels of artificial light at night also have the highest rates of prostate cancer. The study was carried out by Prof. Abraham Haim, Prof. Boris A. Portnov, and Itai Kloog of the University of Haifa together with Prof. Richard Stevens of the University of Connecticut, USA. Continue Reading »

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Feb 18 2009

Light at night may boost risk of prostate cancer

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January 24, 2009, The Jerusalem Post

Men who are exposed to artificial light at night have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, according to new research by University of Haifa scientists just published in the journal Chronobiology International.

The analysis was conducted by Prof. Avraham Haim, Prof. Boris Portnov and Itai Klug of the university, together with Prof. Richard Stevens, a leading cancer epidemiologist of the University of Connecticut.

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Feb 18 2009

Sexually harassed women leave workplace

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February 17, 2009, redOrbit

Women who encounter workplace sexual harassment tend to leave the organization, researchers in Israel said.

Research student Chana Levi and Professor Eran Vigoda-Gadot of the University of Haifa surveyed 192 women who work in the public sector in Israel. The purpose of the study was to observe whether women who had been sexually harassed would tend to leave their place of work, develop behaviors of work neglect or attempt to change the situation by means of taking particular action.

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Feb 17 2009

Chinese rockers enjoy revival — without the politics

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February 16, 2009, AFP

Cui Jian, known as the “father of Chinese rock,” became a star [in the 1980s], and one of his songs was an anthem for student protests in Beijing in 1989 that were brutally suppressed on June 4 that year, with hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths.

Cui was effectively banned from performing throughout the 1990s yet remains a potent force, according to Nimrod Baranovitch, professor of Chinese culture at Israel’s Haifa University.

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