Nov 29 2011
Archive for November, 2011
Nov 17 2011
Marvin A. Sadowski, a treasured friend and supporter of the University of Haifa, and consummate volunteer, received the University of Haifa’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many years of friendship and support of the University and Canadian Friends and his outstanding volunteerism in the Toronto community. Marvin has been a board member of our Canadian Friends organization for more than 20 years and served as Vice President from 1993 to 2001. The award was presented recently at the Annual Tribute Dinner in Toronto. Continue Reading »
Nov 17 2011
The University of Haifa has launched an international and wide-range research project aimed at developing a computerized system that will enable patients who need to be monitored and their healthcare providers to receive updates and medical advice in real time outside clinically-controlled environments. This project will ultimately minimize the need to arrive at an ambulatory clinic or to the hospital for monitoring and follow-up therapy sessions, while improving the continuity of monitoring and enhancing the quality of care. The EU has granted about €6 million over the course of four years to fund the project, whose proposal prevailed over sixty other proposals that were submitted. Continue Reading »
Nov 16 2011
The winners of this year’s prestigious Bahat Prize, awarded by the University of Haifa Press for reference works, are Prof. Chaim Gans, Prof. Alex Tsafriri and Dr. Udi Bonstein. Their manuscripts will be co-published by the University of Haifa Press and Yedioth Books. The Bahat Prize is the biggest to be awarded in Irael for a reference work, at a total of 14,000 NIS: 100,000 NIS for a senior scholar and 40,000 NIS for a young scholar. Continue Reading »
Nov 16 2011
Nov 13 2011
By Prof. Ronny Reich (Department of Archaeology)
Published by Israel Exploration Society, 2011
It was archaeological research over the past 150 years that identified Jerusalem’s southeastern hill, outside the Old City walls, as the City of David mentioned in the Bible. In retrospect, this is obviously the case, since this is the only hill in the central Judean Mountains near which a year-round spring flows, and upon which remains from the Bronze and Iron Ages are found.
The growing realization that this hill is indeed the most ancient part of Jerusalem led many scholars to excavate there. Since the first excavation, by Charles Warren in 1867, and to the present, 14 archaeological expeditions have dug here, and about 12 archaeological probes have been undertaken. In terms of the number of expeditions, that makes the City of David hill the most excavated site in Israel. British, German, French, and Israeli teams have dug here under four different governments (Ottoman, British Mandate, Jordanian and Israeli), producing an impressive quantity of data. Some of these remains are uniquely important, including the Siloam Tunnel, the Warren’s Shaft system, the Siloam Inscription, the Theodotos Inscription and the Pool of Siloam.
This book begins with the chronological story of a century and a half of excavation and study of the City of David hill. It then summarizes the history of the hill from prehistoric times to the renewal of Jewish presence at the end of the Ottoman period.
Nov 10 2011
“It is incredibly important that we prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and the commitment of the Israeli government to this as an objective is not in doubt. It’s important that you know that Britain is committed to this goal as well,” said Britain’s Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould at a talk that he gave at the University of Haifa yesterday (Wednesday). Continue Reading »
Nov 10 2011
“At the University of Haifa we are fulfilling Yitzhak Rabin’s vision, showing that pluralism and coexistence between the two peoples is possible,” said President of the University, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev at the University’s ceremony marking 16 years since the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue Reading »
Nov 06 2011
The Nautilus research ship is arriving at the port of Haifa this week to embark on a second expedition of joint research activity with the University of Haifa’s Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences. Continue Reading »