Archive for August, 2009

Aug 20 2009

Dig unearths ancient cult figurines of Aphrodite

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August 20, 2009  Haaretz

The figurines at Susita were unearthed in the excavations of the University of Haifa’s Zinman Institute of Archaeology, now in its 10th season, headed by Prof. Arthur Segal and Dr. Michael Eisenberg.

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Aug 20 2009

Summer Break

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The University of Haifa will be closed for a summer break, Wednesday, August 26 - Friday, September 4, 2009. All University facilities will be closed, including the Library. Previously scheduled studies and events will take place during this period as planned.

We look forward to renewing activity at the University on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Continue Reading »

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Aug 19 2009

Promoting tourism in Israel and preventing illegal immigration

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Israel wants to attract tourists but also needs to protect its interests and avoid illegal immigration. Prof. Yoel Mansfeld, Director of the Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation Research at the University of Haifa, examines Israel’s policies and attitudes towards tourists while protecting its image.

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Aug 19 2009

Researcher: Confront Violent Arab-Israeli Crime

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August 17, 2009  Arutz Sheva (INN)

Senior researcher Aryeh Ratner said Monday that Israel must face the high rate of violent crime among Arab citizens. The subject is “uncomfortable,” but must be addressed, he said. Professor Ratner, who specializes in the study of crime, said research conducted at Haifa University had shown that Arab Israeli men were overrepresented among violent criminals between the years 1990 and 2006. During that time, Arab men were three times as likely to commit violent crimes, he said.

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Aug 18 2009

Collecting expired medications

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The University of Haifa is holding a collection campaign this week (August 18-20 , 2009) for medications that have passed their expiry date.

By disposing of our expired medications in an uncontrolled fashion, we leave traces of antibiotics in the underground water. This is the water that we then consume - along with the antibiotic residue - and our bodies then develop bacteria that is immune to the conventional medical treatments that we are administered for illness. Continue Reading »

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Aug 17 2009

Iraq in the Near Future

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Prof. Amatzia Baram, Director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, discusses the issues that must be resolved in Iraq before the last of America’s forces are withdrawn in 2011.

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Aug 16 2009

Why are autumn leaves red in America and yellow in Europe?

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August 13, 2009  Lab Spaces, The Hindu News, Softpedia

Walking outdoors in the fall, the splendidly colorful leaves adorning the trees are a delight to the eye. In Europe these autumn leaves are mostly yellow, while the United States and East Asia boast lustrous red foliage. But why is it that there are such differences in autumnal hues around the world? A new theory provided by Prof. Simcha Lev-Yadun of the Department of Science Education- Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim and Prof. Jarmo Holopainen of the University of Kuopio in Finland and published in the Journal New Phytologist proposes taking a step 35 million years back to solve the color mystery.

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Aug 16 2009

Empathy can improve accent

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August 12, 2009  Taiwan Sun

An individual speaking a second language will have a lighter accent if empathy is extended to him or her, according to a new study. The study was carried out at the University of Haifa (U-H) by Raphiq Ibrahim and Mark Leikin and Zohar Eviatar, psychology professors.

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Aug 16 2009

Survivor Wins Holocaust Studies Ph.D. With Ground-breaking Study

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August 12, 2009  The Forward

Like many Holocaust survivors, Eliezer Schwartz kept quiet for decades about his experiences carrying out forced labor for the Nazis. Now, the Haifa pensioner has not only started discussing them; he has authored ground-breaking academic research on the Nazis’ use of slaves that debunks the stereotyped image of German efficiency. When the University of Haifa awarded him a doctorate in July, Schwartz, 81, became what is believed to be Israel’s oldest Ph.D. recipient. His doctoral research upholds the ruthless and cruel nature of the slave labor camps set up by the Nazis and their collaborators.

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Aug 16 2009

Why autumn leaves are red in America and yellow in Europe

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August 14, 2009  Breaking News 24/7

According to the theory provided by Professor Simcha Lev-Yadun of the Department of Science Education- Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim and Professor Jarmo Holopainen of the University of Kuopio in Finland, until 35 million years ago, large areas of the globe were covered with evergreen jungles or forests composed of tropical trees.

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