Archive for May, 2009

May 31 2009

University of Maryland establishes semester-in-Israel program at University of Haifa

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May 26, 2009, Israel 21c

The University of Maryland has expanded its study abroad programs by establishing a semester-long, faculty-led program based at the International School of the University of Haifa.

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May 31 2009

ADL Head Slams Loyalty Oath For Arab Israelis

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May 27, 2009, The Jewish Week

The rift between Arab and Jewish Israelis has been growing in recent years, according to the University of Haifa public opinion survey, which found a surge in Arab Israeli rejection of some of the main narratives of the Jewish state.

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May 26 2009

University of Maryland Launches Semester Program in Israel

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The University of Maryland has expanded its study abroad programs by establishing a semester-long, faculty-led program based at the International School of the University of Haifa. The University of Maryland runs seven programs of this kind in various locations worldwide, including Alcala, Berlin, London, Nice, Rome, Shanghai - and now also in Haifa. The first cohort will arrive in Israel in the spring of 2010.

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May 26 2009

University of Haifa to award five Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa degrees

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The University of Haifa will award five Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Mrs. Lily Safra, Mr. Sami Michael, Mr. Harry Sessler, Mr. Ernst Fraenkel and Prof. Onno J. Boxma, in the course of the University’s 37th Meeting of the Board of Governors events. The degrees will be awarded at a festive event on June 2. Continue Reading »

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May 25 2009

Survey: 40 percent of Israeli Arabs reject Holocaust

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May 17, 2009, JTA.org

Some 40 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the Holocaust never happened, according to a new survey. The figure is up from 28 percent in 2006, according to an annual University of Haifa poll of Jewish-Arab relations.

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May 24 2009

Study shows depressed people see the world differently: Trauma Can Affect Offspring Even Before Conception

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May 23, 2009, The Jerusalem Post

When a mother has been exposed to trauma before becoming pregnant, it can affect the behavior of her offspring - at least when rats are involved. This was just published in Developmental Psychology by researchers at the University of Haifa.

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May 24 2009

The New Artist-Entrepreneurs Of High Tech

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May 20, 2009, The Jewish Week

“There is a process of a concentration of all of the economic power in Tel Aviv. The control of Tel Aviv is absolute,” said Baruch Kipnis, a geographer at Haifa University who suggested that Tel Aviv’s domination is unhealthy for the economy. “They used to say Israel was a state with a huge head and a shrunken body. Today, it’s a huge head without a body.”

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May 24 2009

Gustavo S. Mesch, “The Internet and Youth Culture,” The Hedgehog Review

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May 20, 2009, MountainRunner.us

Gustavo S. Mesch, “The Internet and Youth Culture,” The Hedgehog Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2009, 50-60. In an issue of the Review devoted to youth culture, Mesch (University of Haifa) discusses technology’s influence on values, attitudes, and behavior in the context of perspectives on technological determinism and the social construction of technologies in literature on the Internet and youth culture.

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May 24 2009

Turn off the Lights for Healthier Sex Organs

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May 24, 2009, Natural News

It turns out that setting a romantic mood by lighting candles during sex may be good in more ways than one. Several scientific studies have linked artificial lighting at nighttime to breast and prostate cancers.

One study completed by the University of Haifa in Israel found that of 164 countries studied, the countries most brightly lit during twilight hours had the highest rates of these two cancers.

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May 21 2009

European Union Research Grant Awarded To University Of Haifa Research Team

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May 20, 2009, Medical News Today

A research team headed by Professor Kobi Rosenblum of the University of Haifa’s Department of Neurobiology and Ethology and has been awarded a grant of $815,000. The topic of the grant is “Synaptic protein networks in neurological and psychiatric disease.”

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