Archive for September, 2012

Sep 23 2012

Summary of the 40th Meeting of the Board of Governors

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Click on this link for a clip summarizing the festive events of the University of Haifa’s 40th Meeting of the Board of Governors

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Sep 19 2012

What’s in a name?

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barack-obamaPresident Obama’s middle name, Hussein, makes Israelis - both Jewish and Arab - perceive him as less pro-Israeli, reveals a new study conducted by the University of Haifa and the University of Texas. The study has just been published in the journal Political Behavior. “Even though the Israeli public has extensive information about the American President and his positions, their opinions can still be swayed by cultural cues, such as a name that in this case is perceived as Arabic,” says Dr. Israel Waismel-Manor of the University of Haifa who co-authored the study. Continue Reading »

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Sep 10 2012

Lights out?

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power-plant-at-nightAn international conference at the University of Haifa has called attention to the dangers of exposure to light at night.

“The most important thing for us is to raise awareness of the dangers of artificial light at night and we have already come a long way now that the American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced its new policy recognizing adverse health effects of exposure to light at night and encouraging further research into the matter,” said Prof. Abraham Haim, a leading authority on light pollution, who coordinated the 21st International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) that was held last week at the University of Haifa, Israel. Continue Reading »

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Sep 05 2012

No. 20

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Take a glance at recent news and updates from the University of Haifa

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Sep 04 2012

Feel the rhythm

With albums titled “Jerusalem” and “Yitzhak Rabin” that include songs in Hebrew, Ivory Coast reggae singer Alpha Blondy has created a new bond with Israel. While he was visiting the University of Haifa along with his friend, businessman and friend of the University of Haifa Eytan Stibbe, the University announced that it will be awarding “Alpha Blondy Scholarships for Peace” to two students - one Jewish and one Arab. Continue Reading »

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Sep 02 2012

Clever chimps

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chimp-creating-tools-aug-2012Two bonobo-chimpanzees have for the first time shown a sophisticated ability to produce and use stone tools like prehistoric man did 2.6 million years ago. This was found in a new study from the University of Haifa, Israel, conducted in collaboration with US researchers and published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). “This is the first time that we are able to observe beings other than humans reaching such a high level of technology,” says Itai Roffman of the University of Haifa, who conducted the research as part of his doctoral thesis. Continue Reading »

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