Archive for December, 2011

Dec 29 2011

United Israel

Published by Editor under Home Page, University News

The first national conference of “United Israel”, the Israeli Model United Nations organization, was held at the University of Haifa on 21-22 December. The conference was organized by the university’s MUN society and was sponsored by the University and its Student Union. Continue Reading »

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Dec 18 2011

No. 8

Published by Editor under At a Glance, University News

Take a glimpse at the recent news from the University of Haifa

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Dec 08 2011

We Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War

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we-are-coming-unafraidBy Michael Keren (Department of Political Science) and Shlomit Keren

Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, September 2010

This book tells the little-known stories of three all-Jewish battalions formed in the British army as part of the Allies’ Middle East campaign, recruiting soldiers from the United States, Canada, England, and Argentina. Many of the soldiers, ranging widely in education level, social class, and combat experience, were displaced immigrants or children of such immigrants. Together, they coalesced into the all-Jewish battalions: “the liberators of the Promised Land.” Continue Reading »

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Dec 07 2011

No. 7

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Recent news from the University of Haifa

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Dec 07 2011

New HEIGHTS

The new Fall issue of  HEIGHTS, the University of Haifa’s new English-language magazine, provides an exciting glimpse at the latest in research, programs and events at the University.

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The advanced internet edition enables the reader to flip through the pages, enlarge for easier reading, and move the cursor over the texts to reveal dozens of links for more information.

In this issue: Continue Reading »

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Dec 06 2011

Attractive politics

Published by Editor under Home Page, Press Releases

The better the looks of United States Congresspersons, the more television coverage they receive, shows a new study from the University of Haifa recently published in the journal Political Communication. The reason behind this? Television journalists think their viewers prefer to see physically attractive people. “Physical appearance ranked third in the criteria for gaining television coverage, and ranked higher than seniority, position in Congress and legislative activity in this respect,” noted the authors of the study. Continue Reading »

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Dec 05 2011

Making a mark in Germany

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A student delegation from the University of Haifa’s Model United Nations Society, sponsored by the Student Union, became the center of attention at the recent international MUN convention in Hamburg, Germany. Continue Reading »

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Dec 01 2011

Embracing the families of the Carmel disaster

“I consider this memorial at the University of Haifa a very praiseworthy initiative. It is no coincidence that the same institution that has been educating the security forces over the years, and that provided notable assistance to the security and rescue services during the fire on the Carmel, is the same institution to be memorializing the fallen now,” said Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovich at a memorial ceremony this morning for the 44 victims of the Carmel fire disaster. Continue Reading »

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