Archive for June, 2011

Jun 29 2011

Hell within Hell

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hellwithinhellBy Prof.  Rachel Lev-Wiesel (Chair of the Graduate School of Creative Art Therapies ), Prof. Susan Weinger (Western Michigan University)

Published by University Press of America, Inc., July 2011

Deafening silence generally surrounds the sexual abuse perpetrated against child Survivors of the Holocaust by their saviors and captors. In this book, child Survivors who endured two of the most severe traumas-the Holocaust and sexual abuse-bravely tell their stories to prevent this crucial aspect of the Holocaust from being buried and left virtually unknown to the world. Continue Reading »

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Jun 29 2011

The Zionist Movement, the State of Israel and the Olympic Movement

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Dr. Amichai Alperovich of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies received a prestigious award for his doctoral thesis on “The Zionist Movement, the State of Israel, and the Olympic Movement” from the German Olympic Academy. Dr. Alperovich took second place in a competition held every two years, in which dozens of participants present their sport-related studies. Continue Reading »

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Jun 28 2011

Coming up: Summer semester

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A first in Israel: The University of Haifa is standardizing its summer semester as an academic term open to all of its students, with no added tuition fees. “The University of Haifa is continuing its dedicated services to its students. Now regular studies are available throughout the entire year, significantly increasing the options available to complete a degree,” said Rector of the University, Prof. David Faraggi. Continue Reading »

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Jun 28 2011

Where’s The Evidence?

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May/June 2011  Philosophy Now

Dr. Michael Antony of the Department of Philosophy discusses:

How can the New Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that religious belief is irrational if they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism? … So it appears that the New Atheists need some fix for evidentialism - a kind of ‘theoretical plug-in’ - which legitimizes their atheism in the absence of evidence… I will discuss five of the most commonly-offered reasons, and argue that none of them succeed. At the end I will gesture toward what I believe is the right way to view matters.

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Jun 28 2011

Research from University of Haifa in the Area of Mental Health Described

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June 27, 2011  NewsRx

“This research presents a theoretical model that provides the meanings and experiences of the participants as a continuity, in which the whole process of moving from the community to the institution and back to the community is represented as one continuous process integrated in each other,” wrote U. Mazor and colleagues, University of Haifa.

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Jun 28 2011

GENE MUTATIONS & ASBESTOS

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June 26, 2011  The Jerusalem Post

Wild mice living in Nahariya, where heavy industry has resulted in a high concentration of asbestos-contaminated dust, have a higher level of genetic mutations in their body cells compared to those in regions where asbestos levels are lower. This has been shown in a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo and Dr. Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa’s biology department. “This study clearly indicates a link between the higher levels of asbestos in the environment and the frequency of genetic somatic mutations in the mammals,” the scientists said.

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Jun 28 2011

Why ’secular’ kibbutzim are building own shuls

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June 23, 2011  The Jewish Chronicle

“Kibbutzim used to be the symbol of secular Judaism, of creating a new type of Judaism that was not religious, but most of that has disappeared now,” said Shlomo Getz, head of the University of Haifa’s Institute for the Research of the Kibbutz and the Co-operative Idea.

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Jun 28 2011

Grandfather’s plea for Shalit’s release

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June 24, 2011  Gulf Times

According to Professor Uri Bar-Joseph from Haifa University, the deal on Shalit could benefit both sides. As he stated recently, “One has to remember that getting the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners released back to Gaza and the West Bank is a huge win for Hamas, and will make the group more popular.” And he added, “Bibi knows that getting Shalit back home may give him a lot of popularity, especially from the more left-wing of the Israeli public. He will be criticised from the right wing, but he is strong with the right wing, anyhow.”

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Jun 28 2011

Head to Head / Why are so few Arabs in higher education?

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June 28, 2011  Haaretz

Prof. Majid Al-Haj, the vice president of Haifa University, is the most senior Arab in the higher education system today. In 2001, he headed a council subcommittee that put together a report on the subject. The report’s recommendations, all accepted by the council, determined that action had to be taken to increase the representation of Arabs in university preparatory programs, to establish information centers to lend support for higher education in the Arab sector of the population, and to make changes in the psychometric entrance exams.

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Jun 27 2011

Alumni Association is established

The University of Haifa is currently establishing an Alumni Association, set to empower its graduates in taking national and global leadership roles in society and becoming an asset for Israel’s national development. The University of Haifa’s Alumni Association aims to provide its members with the latest in academic knowledge, broad international connections and accessibility to key decision-makers. Additionally, the association will promote its graduates in the employment market to contribute professional leadership and serve as a link in the dialog between the academic world and the worlds of finance, society and security in Israel and abroad. Continue Reading »

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