Archive for March, 2010

Mar 25 2010

Happy Passover 2010

Published by Editor under Home Page, University News

The University of Haifa welcomed the upcoming Passover holiday with a lively sing-along with Israeli singer Einat Saruf. The event, which took place at the New Hatter Student Building, had a few hundred University faculty and students on their feet. Prominent members of the audience who actively participated in the singing and dancing were President of the University, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev; VP for External Relations and Resource Development, Amos Gaver; and Chairman of the Administrative Staff Committee, Albert Ben Simchon, who were invited to join Einat Saruf on the stage and gladly took up the invitation. Continue Reading »

One response so far

Mar 25 2010

Head of Shin Bet at Business Leaders Forum

Published by Editor under Press Releases, University News

The Israeli Friends of the University of Haifa’s Business Leaders Forum hosted Shin Bet Head Yuval Diskin at the Leonardo City Tower Hotel, who gave a review of the challenges that the Israel Security Agency is facing.

The audience included: Ami Sagy, Sammy Segol, Gabi Lest, Reuven Adler, Izzy Borovitch, Gad Naschitz, Gad Propper, Avigdor Kaplan, Rafi Taterka, Reuven Schiff, Iris Beck, David Fattal and others.

President of the University of Haifa, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, revealed that Mr. Diskin is a University of Haifa graduate and graduated a course on the Geography of the Middle East with straight A’s.

One response so far

Mar 25 2010

Child sexual abuse: a risk factor for pregnancy

Published by Editor under Home Page, Press Releases

Sexual abuse in childhood increases the chances of high-risk pregnancy, shows a new study conducted by Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel, Head of the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa, Lee Yampolsky and Dr. Tzachi Ben Zion, Deputy Director of Soroka Hospital. “Even when a woman willingly and happily commences a pregnancy, it seems that the body relates the sexual act that created the pregnancy with the abuse trauma, evoking negative feelings which can then be expressed in physical and gynecological problems,” Prof. Lev-Wiesel explains. Continue Reading »

One response so far

Mar 25 2010

Researchers dig up controversy in Jerusalem

Published by Editor under University in the Media

March 24, 2010  Reuters

Everybody is pushing his side,” says Ronny Reich, an archaeologist from the University of Haifa in northern Israel. Walking atop the massive stone steps of the Silwan Pool — or the Pool of Siloam — which he excavated in 2004, Reich dodges crowds of tourists. According to scripture, Jesus healed a blind man here. “I’m being looked at by religious extremists on all sides, the municipality, and the Antiquities Authority.

Read article

One response so far

Mar 24 2010

What We Know About Emotional Intelligence

Published by Editor under Books, Home Page, University News

What We Know About Emotional Intelligence, a book by Prof. Moshe Zeidner, Director of the Laboratory for Research in Personality, Emotions, and Individual Differences at the University of Haifa, with G. Matthews and R. Roberts, has received the PROSE Award for the most outstanding book in the category of Biomedicine and Neuroscience for 2009.

The prestigious award was recently announced by the American Association of Publishers, including this work in its selection of the most outstanding professional and scholarly publications for 2009. What We Know About Emotional Intelligence: How It Affects Learning, Work, Relationship, and Our Mental Health was chosen by a panel of judges representing peer publishers, librarians and medical professionals.

The work, published by MIT Press, examines current knowledge about emotional intelligence - the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, to understand emotions in ourselves and others - with the goal of translating it into practical recommendations in work, school, social, and psychological contexts. The authors discuss what emotional intelligence is, why the concept has such appeal today, how it develops, and its usefulness in the real world-in school curricula, the workplace, and treating psychological dysfunction.

One response so far

Mar 23 2010

Haifa U. Researcher Helps Detect Parkinson’s Disease

Published by Editor under University in the Media

March 23, 2010  Arutz Sheva (INN)

Early detection of Parkinson’s Disease is being helped by a method developed by Professor Shimon Sapir of the Communications Disorder faculty at the University of Haifa. The method analyzes sound waves produced during speech.The study was conducted in cooperation with researchers from the United States. It was funded by the US National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Read article

One response so far

Mar 23 2010

Netanyahu to Discuss Core Issues, Is Invited to White House

Published by Editor under University in the Media

March 23, 2010  Bloomberg.com

Netanyahu’s trip comes as Israel and the U.S. seek ways to calm a confrontation over construction plans in east Jerusalem announced during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden earlier this month. That announcement led top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to criticize Israel. “Was Netanyahu’s arm twisted into making this last concession and may the Americans twist more?” asked Dan Schueftan, a political scientist at Haifa University. “The answer is yes.”

Read article

One response so far

Mar 23 2010

Organizational Pathology

Published by Editor under Home Page, Video

yitzhak-samuelOrganizational Pathology: Life and Death of Organizations, a new book by Prof. Yitzhak Samuel, is devoted to the notion of organizational pathology, dealing with a variety of diseases and problems that organizations experience during their course of life. The author discusses his work with Prof. Ephraim Yaar of Tel Aviv University.

View on the Academic Channel

One response so far

Mar 22 2010

Netanyahu to Meet Obama in Bid to Diffuse Tensions

Published by Editor under University in the Media

March 22, 2010  Business Week, Bloomberg.com

Netanyahu dropped previous objections to raising central issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during proposed U.S.- mediated “proximity” talks with the Palestinians intended to pave the way for direct negotiations.“Was Netanyahu’s arm twisted into making this last concession, and may the Americans twist more?” said Dan Schueftan, a political scientist at Haifa University. “The answer is yes.”

Read article-Business Week

Read article-Bloomberg.com

One response so far

Mar 22 2010

Terrorism’s “Virtual Sisters”

Published by Editor under Home Page, Press Releases

Many terrorist organizations, including Hamas, are using their children’s websites in order to recruit girls for terrorist activities. This is part of an increasing trend adopted by terrorist organizations and fundamentalist Islamic groups that are using the Internet with a focus on targeting women. This has been shown in a new study by Prof. Gabriel Weimann, a University of Haifa expert on terrorism on the Internet. “Terrorist organizations’ use of female suicide terrorists is on the rise, and it is directly reflected in the constant upsurge in websites dedicated to female terrorists,” maintains Prof. Weimann.

Continue Reading »

One response so far

Next »