Archive for April, 2011

Apr 27 2011

The Effect of Fire on Public Health

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The communal level of health effects of forest fires is discussed in a special lecture at the University of Haifa, with particular reference to the Carmel Forest fire of December 2010. Dr. Eric Amster (University of Haifa School of Public Health and Harvard University) relates to the toxicology and epidemiology of forest fires and the particular communal health effects of the Carmel Forest fire on the residents of Haifa and the area.

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Apr 23 2011

A-G Weinstein to indict Lieberman, pending hearing

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April 13, 2011  Jerusalem Post

Criminal law professor Emanuel Gross from the University of Haifa said it was far too early to talk about convictions and sentencing, and outlined the hurdles the prosecution would have to overcome on its path to reaching a guilty verdict.”At this stage we are only talking about an intention to lodge an indictment. The prosecution lawyers will now have to transfer a majority of the investigation material to Lieberman’s defense lawyers prior to the hearing, and give them time to go over them and prepare a defense strategy. In light of the amount of material involved in this case, I would estimate that the hearing will only take place in six months or somewhere thereabouts,” Gross said.

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Apr 14 2011

Israel’s plan for next year’s school curriculum: Reinforcing Jewish and Zionist values

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April 14, 2011  Haaretz

The Education Ministry’s plan for the coming school year does not include civics, democratic values or Jewish-Arab coexistence, according to copies circulated among principals…”This is education for Zionism and Judaism without education for democracy and peace, and it promotes ultra-nationalism,” said University of Haifa Prof. Gavriel Solomon, an Israel Prize winner in the field of education.

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Apr 14 2011

Goodbye to a Cross-Border Dreamer

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April 10, 2011  Newsweek

Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger of University of Haifa for Newsweek:

“The assassination of artist Juliano Mer-Khamis comes at a crossroads for the Middle East…Jul, to be sure, was a unique case, a Middle Eastern mutant: born to Jewish-Israeli Arna Mer and to Christian Arab-Israeli Saliva Khamis, he was the most celebrated child of a near-extinct breed of cross-national dreamers.”

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Apr 12 2011

Natural gas to reach Haifa today

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April 11, 2011  Jerusalem Post

“It’s tremendous,” said Dr.Brenda Shaffer, an expert on energy policy and management at the University of Haifa. “Not only will the measurements of pollution be different, people will feel a difference in the city.”

“It’s very exciting; it’s very important,” she said. “These kinds of benefits that we’re going to see should illustrate why it’s important to expand the consumption of natural gas in Israel.”

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Apr 11 2011

Darkness visible

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April 8, 2011  Haaretz

According to Dr. Max Lachman, from the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa, “Practitioners in the therapeutic professions who have mental illness have knowledge ‘from experience’ which is of vast importance for setting policy, for the development of a practice and for research. Their angle of looking at things enriches the field and imbues special qualities to knowledge about the illness and about the ability to recover from it. Quite a few therapeutic interventions and models for therapeutic services have been designed with their help.”

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Apr 10 2011

Creativity’s innate trait

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A new study conducted with pre-service mathematics teachers and high school students has shown that two traits of creativity in mathematics tasks - fluency and flexibility; i.e., the ability to find a large number of solutions to a problem and the ability to find different solutions to one problem - are improved over the course of a learning process, but that a third creativity trait - originality, is not improved over time. This new study, conducted at the Division of Education of Gifted and Talented at the University of Haifa, will be presented at the Fourth Conference of Education of the Gifted at the University on 10-11 April, 2011. Continue Reading »

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Apr 07 2011

Professor Moti Mironi of the law faculty at Haifa University says that the current strike could have been avoided

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April 4, 2011  Kol Israel English

Professor Moti Mironi of the law faculty at Haifa University, and someone who served as an arbitrator in the previous agreement, signed between doctors and the treasury 10 years ago, says that the current strike could have been avoided if the state engaged in negotiations from time to time, rather then exploit the physicians” reluctance to strike. We did not have to reach the situation, he said.

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Apr 07 2011

The majority of Israel’s Jewish population will be religious by 2030

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April 5, 2011  IBA News

The majority of Israel’s Jewish population will be religious by 2030. This, according to a report released by professor Arnon Soffer of the university of Haifa. Soffer studied the Haredi population and accessed that it”ll grow by more than one million people.

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Apr 07 2011

Israel urged to present peace plan

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April 7, 2011  Canadian Jewish News

Israel’s strategy should be driven by demographics and based on preserving its current status as a Jew ish democratic state and permitting the Palestinians to form a demilitarized state with eastern Jerusalem as its ca pital, noted Ayalon, the newly-appointed chair of Haifa University’s executive committee.

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