Archive for December, 2012

Dec 31 2012

The clowns you want around

Published by Editor under Home Page, University News, Video

dsc_0302-2The First Advanced Medical Clowning International summer seminar took place at the University of Haifa’s Theatre Department, July 8-20, 2012.

Medical Clowning Seminar with Michael Christensen

Inspiring scenes from the Seminar

Twenty-eight medical clowns from Canada, USA, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Russia, and Israel studied together for two intensive weeks in classes and workshops. Continue Reading »

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Dec 30 2012

94% of high school students using cellphones in class

smartphoneOf Israeli high school pupils 94% access social media via their cell phones during class, reveals a new study conducted by the University of Haifa. Only 4% reported not using their cell phones at all during class. It was also found that in classes with more permissive teachers, cell phone use was lower than in classes where the teacher imposed strict discipline. Continue Reading »

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Dec 20 2012

Baby Talk

babycrawlingInfants who have started crawling wake up more often at night compared to the period before the crawling, reveals a new study by Dr. Dina Cohen of the University of Haifa’s Department of Counseling and Human Development.

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Dec 19 2012

Scholarships in Memory of Carmel Fire Victims 2012

The University of Haifa awarded 44 scholarships in memory of the victims of the Carmel Forest fire disaster of December 2010. The scholarships have been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Chairman of the University’s Board of Governors, Leon H. Charney. Continue Reading »

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Dec 12 2012

No. 23

Published by Editor under At a Glance, University News

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At a Glance: Recent news from the University of Haifa

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Dec 11 2012

Iranian Influence

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brenda-shafferDr. Brenda Shaffer, a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa’s School of Political Sciences, and a world renowned expert in global energy politics, presented testimony before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs Oversight Hearing on “Iranian Influence in the South Caucasus and the Surrounding Region”.

Dr. Shaffer is currently a visiting scholar at the Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European studies.

Listen to Dr. Shaffer’s testimony

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Dec 04 2012

Winning Move

Published by Editor under Press Releases, University News

2012-10-23-150156A one-of-a-kind initiative to establish a ‘Grandmaster Chess Research Project’ is taking shape at Israel’s University of Haifa in collaboration with vice world chess champion Grandmaster Boris Gelfand. The program is set to develop a novel academic approach to the skills and culture of chess-playing that can in turn contribute to social and scientific development. The program will include research on the correlation between chess and cognitive enhancement; develop the first Hebrew-language educational software program for teaching chess in schools and kindergartens; and establish an international program for training chess instructors and coaches. Continue Reading »

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Dec 04 2012

Canada: A True Friend

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canada-jason-kenney_1Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I can tell you that Canada will continue to lead the world in Holocaust remembrance, education, and commemoration,” said Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, upon the acceptance of an honorary degree presented by the University of Haifa. Throughout his speech he spoke warmly about Canadian-Israeli relations and Canada’s unwavering support of Israel. Continue Reading »

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Dec 03 2012

Jews and Words

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jews_and_wordsBy Prof. Fania Oz-Salzberger (Faculty of Law) and Amos Oz

Published by Yale University Press, November 2012

Why are words so important to so many Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Through a blend of storytelling and scholarship, conversation and argument, father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism’s most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation.

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