Archive for April, 2009

Apr 27 2009

A life-saving swap

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April 26, 2009, Haaretz

Professor Yossi Ben-Artzi, rector of the University of Haifa and a professor in its Land of Israel studies department, believes that the Nazi episode in Templer history has been blown out of proportion. “The members of the younger generation to some extent broke away from naive religious belief, and were more receptive to the Nazi German nationalism. The older ones tried to fight it.”

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Apr 26 2009

Reading reports involving risk-taking affects decisions

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An innovative study carried out at the University of Haifa examined factors influencing decisions by investment advisors and accountants, finding that irrelevant substance, such as newspaper articles dealing with unrelated risky decisions, affects financial decision making. The results of the study were presented at the APESA 2009 international conference on behavioral economics at the University of Haifa. Continue Reading »

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Apr 26 2009

Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day

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The University of Haifa memorializes the members of the University family who fell in Israel’s wars and in acts of terrorism. A new University website gives the names of the University’s fallen students, workers and family members of University employees. “Our bereaved families include Jews and Druze, new immigrants and veteran Israelis. It is a human mosaic of the Israeli society - since death does not differentiate one person from another,” President of the University Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev said.

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Apr 23 2009

Israel to urge China to pressure Iran

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April 23, 2009, The Jerusalem Post

China expert Prof. Yitzhak Shichor of the University of Haifa’s Department of Asian Studies: “In the event of a military confrontation in the Gulf, Iran can block the Hormuz Straits, and this would affect not just Iran but Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE. That would be a real problem which China would want to avoid.”

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Apr 23 2009

Lights out at the University of Haifa for “Earth Hour”

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1094695_earthThe University of Haifa is joining the worldwide struggle against global warming and will participate in the international “Earth Hour” project. The University will black-out its facilities for an hour on Thursday at 8 pm, along with many other institutions in Israel and around the world.

The University, which was recognized as a “green” campus this year, joined the project out of deep commitment to the importance of the environment. Along with increasing the population’s awareness of the issue, the University takes many other steps toward energy and water saving and toward protecting the environment. Last year, the University initiated an academic course on preservation of the environment that is open to all its students and faculty.

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Apr 22 2009

Research finds Israeli Holocaust survivors more resilient

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April 22, 2009, Jerusalem Post

Researchers at the University of Haifa have found that Israeli Holocaust survivor cope better with the long-term effects of their suffering than those living in other countries.

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Apr 22 2009

Research Finds Israeli Holocaust Survivors More Resilient

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April 22, 2009, Turkish Weekly

Some children of Holocaust survivors have been found to “inherit” some of their parents’ traumas and be affected by them. But new University of Haifa research has found that daughters of survivor mothers are not only more devoted to them but more likely to develop strengths such as “increased pro-social” attitudes.

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Apr 22 2009

Switzerland plays neutrality card

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April 21, 2009, ynet

Professor Arieh Kochavi, head of the University of Haifa’s School of History and director of the Strochlitz Institute of Holocaust Studies, also sees Switzerland’s use of the noninvolvement card as crossing a red line.

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Apr 21 2009

Research shows Holocaust survivors better off in Israel

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April 20, 2009, Israel 21c

New research from the University of Haifa reveals that life in Israel, compared with other countries, has served to protect the psychological welfare of Holocaust survivors.

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Apr 21 2009

Holocaust Remembrance / Living in Israel helps survivors cope with trauma

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April 21, 2009, Haaretz

Holocaust survivors in Israel cope better with the traumatic effects of the genocide than those living in the U.S. and Australia, according to mega-analysis of prior studies performed by researchers from the University of Haifa.

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