Archive for October, 2010

Oct 31 2010

A green week

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The University is officially recognized as a “Green Campus” and celebrated its status with a “Green Week” as the campus opened its gates to a new academic year. Every day of the week was dedicated to a different topic and the events were accompanied by live broadcasts from the events on Haifa radio station. The “Green Week” was organized by Green Campus coordinator Rakefet Kruchmel. Continue Reading »

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Oct 31 2010

Click and win

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To mark the new academic year, the University of Haifa has launched a special prize-winning photography contest on Facebook. Contestants just have to upload a unique photo of the University and the photo to get the most “Like”s wins. Continue Reading »

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Oct 27 2010

Seeking out a unique cultural experience at the University of Haifa

October 21, 2010  Masa Israel Journey: The Blog

Masa Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults ages 18-30 to gap year, study aborad, post-college, and volunteer programs in Israel, and provides grants and scholarships of $1,000-$7,500 for participants. Masa Israel is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Masa student Leah talks about Haifa

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Oct 25 2010

Privacy in the age of Facebook

A symposium entitled “Privacy in the age of Facebook” will be addressing social and legal implications of exposure to personal information amidst the growing popularity of social networks. The symposium will take place at the University of Haifa on Tues. October 26, with an outstanding panel of scholars from the USA, Canada and Israel focusing on the legal and social aspects of this topic. Continue Reading »

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Oct 24 2010

‘Israel violent regardless of Rabin murder’

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October 22, 2010  Ynet

Ahead of the anniversary of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s murder, there were those who claimed that the assassination had led to the moral corruption and growing violence in the Israeli society. Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and two of Israel’s leading sociologists disagree.

Arye Rattner, a professor of sociology and criminology at Haifa University, holds a similar opinion – backed by more than 10 years of research. His studies contradict the atmosphere of reconciliation claimed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the state ceremony in Rabin’s memory.

“I think that Rabin’s murder sharpened, very clearly, an ideological and religious rift,” he says, adding that this is the biggest schism of our time – more than the national split, the Jewish-Arab conflict or the ethnic rift.

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Oct 21 2010

Controversial issues in partner violence

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A conference on “Controversial Issues in Understanding and Intervening in Partner Violence” is being held at the University of Haifa on October 27. The conference brings together, for the first time, a unique and outstanding panel of scholars from the USA, Canada and Israel, with diverse perceptions of the issues at hand. The participants will focus on and explore controversies around theory and intervention in partner violence. Continue Reading »

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Oct 21 2010

“Race” in the humanities

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A conference on “Concepts of ‘Race’ in the History of the Humanities” is being held at the University of Haifa on October 26-28. The aim of the conference is to bring together, for the first time, scholars in different fields within the humanities to study and explore the role of notions of race in different branches of the humanities. The expert panels will challenge and contribute to the ongoing discussions on the foundations, history and geography of racism in the humanities and racism in art, folklore, economical theory, religion, and musicology. Continue Reading »

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Oct 21 2010

Should Tel Aviv be going global?

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October 21, 2010  Haaretz

Before it brands itself as a global city, if that is even the right thing for the city and its residents, it would be best if Tel Aviv would focus its energies and budgets and get to work on just becoming a normal, run-of-the mill city, a clean and landscaped city that is well-maintained, has an efficient public transportation network and provides appropriate living conditions that are attainable for all its residents … But the municipality of the global-city-to-be, which seems to be Tel Aviv’s status currently in the global arena - as Prof. Baruch Kipnis of the University of Haifa writes in a pamphlet issued by the Global City Board ahead of the forum - does not focus on this kind of small detail.

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Oct 21 2010

High EQ? You’re hired!

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October 21, 2010  ISRAEL21c

According to a new study from Israel, employees with a high level of Emotional Intelligence are more dedicated and satisfied at work, compared to other employees. They are also better able to handle organizational politics. These were the findings of research undertaken at the University of Haifa.

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Oct 21 2010

Expanding the door to knowledge

3z6o1253Construction of the University of Haifa Library’s new collections and offices wing is nearing completion and renovation of the old Library is underway. After a few years of work, the new 4,700-sq. ft. Library wing will provide conference rooms, a state-of-the-art auditorium, café, outdoor patio and modern reading room. All the construction and renovation work at the Library has been carried out thanks to the generous donation of Younes and Soraya Nazarian of Los Angeles.

Click here to take a walk through the new Library wing!

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