Archive for February, 2012

Feb 29 2012

Ambassadors online

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A new program at the University of Haifa will train students to be unofficial “ambassadors” for Israel on the Internet. The students will learn how to confront the delegitimization of Israel that is present on the World Wide Web and on social networks in particular. Continue Reading »

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Feb 26 2012

Growing together

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The budding Friends and Alumni Society of the University of Haifa hosted a delegation of the Association of Yale Alumni on the Haifa campus, where the Yale representatives met with President of the University of Haifa Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, VP for External Relations and Resource Development Amos Gaver, CEO of Israeli Friends of the University of Haifa Shira Ben-Or, Vice Rector Prof. Perla Werner, and graduates of the University’s Ofakim honors program headed by Prof. Mina Evron. The guests revealed some of their experiences as members of an alumni association from one of the world’s most prestigious universities. “I hope that following this meeting, we will be able to strengthen the ties between both universities and our alumni associations. I am confident that we can learn something from you,” said Prof. Ben-Ze’ev. Continue Reading »

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Feb 23 2012

Wild cereals threatened by global warming

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wild-emmer-wheat-smallWheats and barleys are the staple food for humans and animal feed around the world, and their wild progenitors have undergone genetic changes over the last 28 years that imply a risk for crop improvement and food production, reveals a new study. “The earliness in flowering time and genetic changes that are taking place in these important progenitor wild cereals, most likely due to global warming, can negatively affect the wild progenitors. These changes could thereby indirectly deteriorate food production,” says Prof. Eviatar Nevo of the Insitute of Evolution at the University of Haifa who directed the study. Continue Reading »

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Feb 21 2012

California State: Go Haifa!

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international-students-smallAlmost a decade after suspending its study abroad opportunities for students wanting to study in Israel, California State University has reinstated the program and chosen the University of Haifa as its location of its study abroad students in Israel. Continue Reading »

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Feb 20 2012

What Is Molecular and Cellular Cognition and What Is Not?

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brain-imageAn international panel of experts at a joint meeting of the European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society and Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior discusses the scholarly integration of molecular and cellular cognition and processes of psychological memory processes.

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Feb 16 2012

No. 13

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Recent news and updates from the University of Haifa

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Feb 09 2012

Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Children showing difficulty carrying out routine actions, such as getting dressed, playing with particular types of games, drawing, copying from the board in school and even typing at the computer, could be suffering from developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and not necessarily from ADHD or other more familiar disorders, points out Prof. Sara Rosenblum of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa, whose new study set out to shed new light on DCD. “In quite a few cases, children are not diagnosed early enough or are given an incorrect diagnosis, which can lead to frustration and a sense of disability. It can even result in a decline that requires psychological therapy,” she explains. Continue Reading »

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Feb 06 2012

The best medicine for a stressed worker

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stressatworkA worker experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop somatic symptoms, such as stomach ache or headache, which will eventually lead to taking leave of absence. But when the individual’s supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support, the employee is more likely to recover without needing to take that extra afternoon or day off. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa, soon to be published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Continue Reading »

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Feb 02 2012

Where is memory stored?

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The University of Haifa is hosting an international conference of leading brain researchers from around the world next week, where the participants will be attempting to answer the question of where and how memory is stored; or in less ordinary terms: “Cell and molecular mechanisms of memory formation”. “The more we know about where and how memory is formed, the better we will be able to treat diseases that are related to the brain’s memory mechanisms, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” says Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, Head of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa, who is organizing the conference with Dr. Raphael Lamprecht (for more information and a detailed program, visit http://neuro.haifa.ac.il). Continue Reading »

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Feb 02 2012

ICT in tourism: Expedia and the Challenges in New Technologies

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expediaThe multi-channeled and multi-deviced customer is challenging the way travel agents are working today, as the client’s approach has become more diverse and complex. Companies in the travel industry are now faced with the challenge of seeing how much they can accompany the customer and make sure that they are present whether the customer is going mobile, is on Facebook or is looking for a brick and mortar solution. Diego Lofeudo of Expedia discusses these new challenges in the travel industry.

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ICT in tourism: Present Achievements and Emerging Issues

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