Archive for December, 2010

Dec 30 2010

Health Ministry calls for more beds and emergency rooms across Israel

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December 30, 2010          Haaretz

“It’s important to give better wages to those physicians working in the periphery as well as over the weekend,” Litzman said. He also told a conference at Haifa University this week that he intends to encourage private medical services in public hospitals on weekends - at an extra cost - to embolden doctors to stay in public facilities and not defect en mass to private ones.

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Dec 30 2010

Emotional intelligence at the workplace: private vs public sector

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December 29, 2010         Health 24

A new study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector, high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behaviour; however, the same effect was not found within the public sector.

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Dec 30 2010

Indonesian Jews fondly remember tropical home

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December 29, 2010          The Jerusalem Post

The history of the Jews in Indonesia was the subject of a two-day symposium at the University of Haifa that ended on Monday. The gathering included many firsthand accounts by former community members like Lehrer, who spoke about what it was like being part of a tiny Jewish minority in what is now the most populous Muslim country in the world.

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Dec 30 2010

Are you in love? It might help your headaches

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December 27, 2010          Mother Nature Network

However, oxytocin nasal spray may go beyond head pain and into the realm of emotions. Science Daily reports on a recent study from the University of Haifa that shows oxytocin may promote love and trust, but it also influences behaviors like jealousy and gloating.

Simone Shamay-Tsoory is the lead researcher on the University of Haifa study. As he explains to Science Daily, “Subsequent to these findings, we assume that the hormone is an overall trigger for social sentiments: when the person’s association is positive, oxytocin bolsters pro-social behaviors; when the association is negative, the hormone increases negative sentiments.”

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Dec 30 2010

Honoring industrialist Dov Lautman

Israeli businessman and industrialist Dov Lautman will be receiving the University of Haifa’s Business Leaders Forum award in recognition of his notable contribution to enhancing Israel’s image and prestige. The award will be presented at the University of Haifa’s Business Leaders Forum annual gala. Guests of honor will include Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar and leading executives in Israel’s business sector. Continue Reading »

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Dec 28 2010

Privacy in the Age of Facebook

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The ever increasing popularity of user-created content applications is creating new challenges in defining the social and legal concept of privacy. A special conference held at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law discussed the social and legal implications of almost unlimited accessibility to personal information, for social network operators and users.

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Dec 27 2010

Emotional Intelligence Quotient Higher in Private Than Public Sector

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December 24, 2010        New Kerala

Research from University of Haifa has shown that the levels of emotional intelligence in private sectors are higher as compared to those in public sectors, and therefore, empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behaviour.

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Dec 27 2010

Sarit Larisch offers hope to cancer sufferers worldwide

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December 22, 2010          The Jewish Chronicle

Sarit Larisch is determined to find a cure for cancer, and the Israeli scientist believes she is making significant progress.

Head of the Cell Death and Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Haifa, Dr Larisch has discovered a protein called ARTS (Apoptosis-Related Protein in TGF Beta-Signalling Pathways), which appears in cells.

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Dec 27 2010

Scientists drill down to data ‘archive’ beneath Dead Sea

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December 25, 2010          The Seattle Times

The Dead Sea is in trouble. Receding about three feet a year, the water, pessimists warn, could soon vanish. Stein says the lake has naturally recovered from catastrophic aridity before.

But humans are playing a role. “We’re not helping,” says Michael Lazar, the marine geophysicist from the University of Haifa who manages the project.

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Dec 27 2010

People Working in the Public Sector More Likely to have a Better Emotional IQ

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December 25, 2010          Top News

It probably must be the grind that people working in the private sector face, but a recent study by a team of experts from the University of Haifa has reported that private sector employees happen to have a better emotional intelligence quotient when compared to people working in the public sector.

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