Archive for November, 2009

Nov 30 2009

University of Haifa Symposium in Copenhagen

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climatic-changesThe 2nd University of Haifa Symposium in Copenhagen is taking place on “Climatic Changes - Consequences and Solutions” at the National Museum of Denmark on 1-2 December, 2009. This bilateral Israeli-Danish symposium project is orchestrated by the Danish Friends of the University of Haifa and will be opened with an introduction by Malgorzata H. Hansen, Chairman of the Danish Friends of the University of Haifa. Continue Reading »

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Nov 30 2009

Maurice Hatter deep-sea dives at the grand age of 80

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November 26, 2009  The Jewish Chronicle

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Maurice Hatter loves deep sea diving — he’s been doing it for 30 years with Haifa university’s department of maritime civilisations.

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Nov 30 2009

Business Leaders Forum inaugurated at home of Russian Ambassador

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d7aad79ed795d7a0d794-3An impressive crowd of businesspeople representing leading firms in the country attended the gala event inaugurating the Friends of the University of Haifa’s Business Leaders Forum. In the course of the evening, which was held at the home of the Russian Ambassador to Israel, businessmen Ami and Teddy Sagi and Moshe Mano were presented the Business Leaders Forum award of merit. President of the University of Haifa, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, and Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz were the main speakers at the event.

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Nov 30 2009

No one is poor by choice

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November 30, 2009  Haaretz

Prof. Daniel Gutwein of the University of Haifa’s Department of History writes in Haaretz:

The National Insurance Institute’s poverty report for 2008 shows that the poverty rate in Israel is still at the high level that Benjamin Netanyahu set in 2004 when he was finance minister, and the picture is expected to be the same for 2009. Despite appearing not to be newsworthy, the static nature of poverty is a development that reveals some of the fundamental trends in Israeli society and Israeli politics.

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Nov 30 2009

‘62% would free terrorists for Schalit’

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November 30, 2009  The Jerusalem Post

Nearly 90 percent of the Israeli public would like to take an active role in the campaign to release Gilad Schalit, according to a survey conducted by University of Haifa students. However, only 28% have actually taken action to bring about the release of Schalit, who has been held captive by Hamas in Gaza since June 2006.

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Nov 29 2009

Students for Gilad Shalit

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University of Haifa students have joined the public fight for the release of Gilad Shalit and decided to make their final project for a course in the School of Political Sciences a campaign for Shalit’s release. A survey that the students carried out among 200 respondents as a preparatory step for the project reveals that 87.5% of the Israeli public are interested in taking an active role in the fight for the release of Gilad Shalit. Continue Reading »

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Nov 29 2009

Haifa Scientist Cited for Parkinson’s Research

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November 27, 2009  Arutz Sheva (INN)

Dr. Sarit Larisch, Head of the Cell Death Research Laboratory and senior lecturer at the University of Haifa, has been awarded the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Focused Funding grant for what has been described as “breakthrough research” exploring the cause of brain cell damage in Parkinson’s disease. The award, which is granted each year to scientists in support of innovation and excellence in science, was announced in 2008, and officially conferred earlier this month in the United States. This is the first time in three years that an Israeli scientist has received the award.

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Nov 26 2009

Dr. Sarit Larisch receives the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Focused Funding grant

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November 26, 2009  The Medical News

Dr. Sarit Larisch, Head of the Cell Death Research Laboratory in the University of Haifa’s Department of Biology, has been awarded the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Focused Funding grant for her research exploring the cause of brain cell damage in Parkinson’s disease. The award, which is granted each year to scientists in support of innovation and excellence in science, was announced in 2008, and officially conferred earlier this month at an event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Jersey, USA. This is the first time in three years that an Israeli scientist has received the Johnson & Johnson Focus Funding award.

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Nov 26 2009

Energy Politics

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book-energy-politicsDr. Brenda Shaffer (Head of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, School of Political Sciences)

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, June 2009

It is not uncommon to hear states and their leaders criticized for “mixing oil and politics.” The U.S.-led Iraq War was criticized as a “war for oil.” When energy exporters overtly use energy as a tool to promote their foreign policy goals, Europe and the United States regularly decry the use of energy as a “weapon” rather than accept it as a standard and legitimate tool of diplomacy.

In Energy Politics, Brenda Shaffer argues that energy and politics are intrinsically linked. Continue Reading »

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Nov 25 2009

The Survivors of the Holocaust Present an Increased Predisposition of Developing Cancer

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November 25, 2009  Top Cancer News

Lital Keinan-Boker who is a medical doctor in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences within the University of Haifa located in Israel, led a team of investigators in a research regarding the above mentioned association. The group of scientists observed a sample of approximately 300,000 Jews coming from Israel. A particularity of these Jews was the fact that they were born in Europe, but later, before and during the World War II they moved in Israel. One of the groups was exposed to the Holocaust, whereas the other one was not. The group which experienced the Holocaust was determined as such by taking into consideration their immigration to Israel dates, due to the fact that specific information about the exposure to the massacre experience was not available.

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